“If I get one more journal…”
Sadly, this is the mental dialogue in every writer’s head when they start to unwrap a gift. Choose one of these items for a gift that will genuinely be appreciated by any author, journalist, writer or poet. Heck, some of them are so fun you might want one for yourself as well!
1. Create a photo blanket with an author’s book covers. Purchase: https://www.collage.com/product-blanket
2. “I turn coffee into books” coffee mug. Purchase: http://etsy.me/1QRtcp1
3. Writer bling! Purchase: http://amzn.to/1IBicJG
4. Fund a professional membership, conference, workshop, advertising or services (editing, cover design, etc.). Most writers have limited budgets and would adore not only the fiscal generosity, but your support of their career!
5. Eau de Paperback? Not sure musty aged paper works as a fragrance, but it’s definitely writer-oriented. Purchase: http://demeterfragrance.com/Paperback.html
6. If you’re a writer, you can’t ever have enough totes. This Betsey Johson bag is practical and pretty. Purchase: http://amzn.to/1IBketj
7. A gift subscription to Writer’s Digest is just $20 and provides a year’s worth of good stuff. Purchase: http://bit.ly/1MCjK1a
8. For any writer who puts in hours at a desk, this crazy-looking work surface is a must-have. Portable and mulit-functional, it creates several different work stations. Purchase: http://amzn.to/1mdiM6L
9. For those days or weeks when your favorite author is on deadline, give the gift of time. Coupons for meal prep, running errands or babysitting could save their sanity!
10. Writers love memes and Someecards are the best! A year’s worth on this tear-off calendar. Purchase: http://bit.ly/1mJ9fEq
11. Personalize a bottle of wine with an author’s book cover for a special remembrance. Purchase: https://www.personalwine.com/
12. Word fun! Bananagram is easily portable so perfect for writer retreats and travel. Purchase: http://amzn.to/22u0jU2
13. “Ask Me About My Book” hand-stamped keychain. Purchase: http://etsy.me/1NeLb2B
14. No more forgetting brilliant inspirations between the shower and the computer! Aqua Notes waterproof notepad! Purchase: http://amzn.to/22u1AdQ
15. Comfort is important, but so is looking good. Replace those worn out sweats with new yoga pants. Throw in some sneakers and fun T-shirts to remind your favorite writer it’s also important to get up and move!
16. Hip flask. This one is definitely on my list. Purchase: http://etsy.me/1RB32WW
17. For the “comma-happy” writer. Purchase: http://etsy.me/1QQDSoh
18. Assemble a gift basket of healthy goodies – nuts, dried fruit, turkey pepperoni, pretzels, dark chocolate, nut butters, granola, trail mix, fresh fruit.
19. About $15 a month, a subscription to Audible makes a great gift for authors. http://www.audible.com/mt/GiftMemCredits
20. Scarves are a popular accessory. For writers, these literary scarves really make a fashion statement. Purchase: http://amzn.to/22u0xKL
21. Shhh! Writer at work desk lamp! Purchase: http://bit.ly/1UcsPmX
22. Perfect for a spontaneous getaway or writer retreat! Purchase: http://bit.ly/1JDd1El
23. Whimsical literary tea bags. Purchase: http://bagladiestea.com/product/novel-tea-pouch/
24. For those writers battling procrastination. Purchase: http://amzn.to/1QWbAIk
What’s the best writer gift you received or gave?