Some of the other 8LW have been posting about gifts lately so I’ll do my annual Gifts for Writers post, too. Personally, I celebrate Christmas. Even if you don’t celebrate something in December, you likely have other times of year when you do, like birthdays, Mother’s Day, etc. I’ve gathered a few ideas for the writer or reader in your life that are a little different than, say, an Amazon gift card.
Last year’s edition of this included Aqua Notes. I have since found Eureka Shower Idea Whiteboard (was available the other day, now it’s not, which is a shame for those who get inspiration at odd times). Amazon also has The Writer’s Toolbox: Creative Games and Exercises for Inspiring the ‘Write’ Side of Your Brain and I love this bracelet.
Storiarts has literary goods, handmade in Portland, Oregon – bonus points for American made products. An extra bonus for this Maryland girl is the nod to Edgar Allan Poe. The Raven Writing Gloves anyone?
Writers Unplugged’s The Ultimate List of Gifts for Writers has some fun stuff like a vintage library pendant necklace, Novel Teas, a nighttime notepad, and my personal favorite: a t-shirt that says, “I’m silently correcting your grammar.”
Bookfox has a list of 50 Surprising and Unusual Gifts for Writers with some pretty funny stuff. How about a Once Upon a Time board game? Or candles that smell like books? And another personal fav: a block of wood that says “Writer’s Block.”
Happy writing and Happy Holidays.