What? It’s not the holidays yet? It’s never too early to start shopping for gifts for the writer (or writers, if you’re lucky!) in your life, and I’ve put together this list of gifts writers really want – not just more notebooks, post-it notes, and coffee mugs.
Fingerless writing gloves – I can’t be the only writer out there who gets a nip in the fingers. Writing gloves like these from Storiarts are sure to keep your writer both toasty AND productive.
A scarf with their manuscript on it – Imagine how your writer will feel knowing that the product of their own blood, sweat, and tears is helping to keep their neck warm. If you need some help in the imagination department, they’ll feel pretty awesome.
Anything from Out of Print – This company puts your writer’s favorite classic book titles on everything from shirts to earrings to pencil cases, plus they have library-themes products, too!
Local coffee, or better yet, a gift card to a local coffee shop. Most writers I know love to work in a coffee shop environment, but let’s be honest, how many of us have the $$ to buy coffee all the time? Even when I do go, I’m usually getting a regular coffee. When I have a gift card, it’s specialty drink time. Does that make me more productive? Maybe. No one can prove it doesn’t.
A subscription to their favorite writerly magazine. Are they a Poets & Writers kind of guy, or a Writer’s Digest type of gal? As a children’s writer, I love getting The Horn Book Magazine, which, while technically not a writing publication, is a great way to keep up with what’s being published and form a great reading list.
On that note, maybe your writer could use some new software to help speed along their process. Have they expressed interest in Scrivener, but hesitated to shell out the cash? Have they ever lost words on the web version of Write or Die? Gift them the desktop version.
Gift cards to the local bookstore of Barnes & Noble will always be welcomed.
Can you think of anything to add to the list?