My love for planners has been quite obvious over the last two years and if you have seen my planner collection, there’s no denying it. But, my love for organization, staying on tasks and functionality is what keeps my planner addiction growing. For a few months now, I have had my eyes set on a planner that not only had a zip closure, but that I could use to function as a wallet. I’m sure after peaking into my wallet collection, you would probably ask me “why?” but I just felt like a small planner that I could use to organize my wallet essentials would work and let me tell you, it has definitely served its purpose. A few weeks ago I placed an order with Dokibook.com – a planner company that is overseas. I knew I wanted to get a planner that would be small enough for me tote around as a wallet and decided this would be a great opportunity for me to compare the Dokibook / Love Doki with my Kikki K. Boy, to say I was very impressed and quite taken with the product would be an understatement. Today I share with you my Dokibook Personal Size Planner as a wallet and my experiences with the brand and product.
Now, if you have taken part in the Planner Community either on Facebook or YouTube, you may have heard of the Doki Book or Love Doki book before. It’s an affordable alternative to the Kikki K planners and have a similar look, though they do not come with such a hefty price tag. The Dokibook could only be purchased via Spree Now at one time or through various planner enthusiasts and purchasing from Spree Now was a lengthy process as well as a hassle. Recently Dokibook opened up their own website, offering their planners for sale, shipping Worldwide and no problems with calculating Customs fees, shipping from China and other things as the site will do it for you at transaction. What I love is that they also accept Paypal which makes the process smooth and the check out much more secure than when doing so from Spree Now. What I love the most is that I ordered on a Thursday and my box was delivered the following Wednesday – hello, Honey loves quick shipping especially when from over seas.
The Dokibook comes in a variety of colors available on their site and two sizes – Large and Small. I opted for the Small Dokibook in Lilac with Zip Closure which costs $26.50. The size equivalent would be that to a personal size Filofax or Kikki K. With shipping ($9.99) and a discount they were offering at the time – I paid about $32.00 for the book (shipping included) and I also ordered a few credit card inserts so that I could truly turn this into a wallet. The package arrived in a soft mailer but the Dokibook was packaged very nicely in a box and wrapped in tissue paper. I was very impressed on how it arrived.
The little details always make a difference for me and I really liked the fact that they took the time to wrap the package so nicely. Inside my planner – zipped up tight, were the sleeves I ordered (credit card sleeves, top loading pocket and zip pockets) as well a set of purple dividers (complimentary), a page marker and a page lifter. No inserts are included with the planners, but Dokibook.com also sells some so you can get them there at an affordable cost. Since I am using this more as a wallet, I figured I wouldn’t need one at this time.
The actual planner is well stitched and well made. I was very impressed with how it feels and looks. A little different then my Kikki K – it has gold dots on it instead of gold diamonds like my Large Kikki K Time Planner has. It is also faux leather though I’m still impressed with how it feels and the quality in the craftsmanship is great. I am thinking about picking up one in White and Gold as well, though I would love if they created a black & gold one because I would be all over that in a heartbeat. I love the zip around closure which makes it ideal to use as a wallet. The only thing that I was a bit disappointed in was that the rings are silver, not gold – but it really doesn’t bother me all that much anymore. The rings were tight and remain tight and I have moved in to this planner as a wallet now for a few weeks and enjoy it. Heads turn in the store at check out and I always get asked about it.
I am able to fit all of my most used credit cards and cards as well as my driver’s license in the front pockets. Behind the front is an open area where I hold my cash and I also have credit card sheets that I use to hold my cards. Everything is tucked into its own little place. Be sure to watch the video here for a full breakdown and showcase of how I set my wallet up. I took a piece of velum that I had in my craft drawer and cut it to size to use as a dashboard and created a file pocket folder out of a file folder to hold my receipts. I do have two months of calendar inserts inside from my Punctuate Planner just to help as reference and a few note pages for jotting down any information at hand. Since I already had a large wallet prior to moving into the Dokibook, the size is really just a little bit larger than what I already had. It fits everything I need, even my insurance cards, a book of postage stamps and a note book and if I wanted to I could zip my Note 4 into it so that it is all in one place. I really like it a lot.
Well – do I love it? While I still have the Kate Spade Zip Around Wellesley on my mind and wishlist, this one will definitely do until I can fill that void and pick one up. I’m really loving the functionality of my wallet now, the fact that everything I need is right at my finger tips and knowing I won’t be forgetting a card or piece of paper at home because I have it all organized in my planner wallet. What about you? What kind of wallet do you use and does it keep everything you need in place for when you need it?
Disclaimer: The products discussed or featured in this post were purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts or feature this product. Affiliate links posted through out.