If you have read this post, you should know that I have been obsessed with planners and all related stationeries and accessories. The planner I am currently using is the Moleskine Monthly Notebook. However, with all the new planners videos that I have discovered on YouTube, I was desperate to have either an Erin Condren planner or a Kikki K planner. At the end, I chose Kikki K because I like to carry my planner with me everywhere, whereas Erin Condren is more of a desktop planner as it is quite big in size. It took 3 weeks for it to be shipped from Australia to the UK, but it is worth the wait!Dark Mint with gold embossed honeycomb pattern all over. Each Kikki K planner is handmade with real leather. The texture is smooth and you can definitely see quality from the lining.
In order to make the shipping worthwhile, I have also ordered a bunch of stickers and patterned papers. Their “Life is Sweet” range is just so adorable!
As there isn’t an UK online shop or a retail distributor in the UK, I ordered directly from the Kikki K website in Australia. Orders over US$150 (around £100) will have free international shipping.
I ordered at late Friday so it took until Monday for Kikki K to process my order. As it was their mid-season sale at the time, they were extra busy. It took a week for my order to be dispatched. The actual flight was really quick. The shipment arrived in the UK within 2 days. However, the long wait was at the UK customs, which took a FULL WEEK to be cleared. When the parcel arrived at the Parcelforce regional depot, I was waiting for another 2-3 days for Parcelforce’s letter in the post so that I could pay for my charges online. The import tax was about £20 plus a clearance fee of £13.50. In total, I waited for 3 full weeks from placing my order online to having the actual planner in my hand.
Is it worth it?
If you were like me, desperate to own a Kikki K, and you have prepared yourself for the long wait and pay extra import tax, that is all good. With some tender loving care, I believe my Kikki K would last me for years.
Otherwise, Filofax would be a lot more affordable and easily available in most stationery shops and department stores, and Filofax has a good range of colours and special covers too!
Do you have a Kikki K planner? I would love to see which pattern you’ve got and how you decorate inside!
Kikki K Dark Mint Planner in medium - US$64.95