Ah, hello friend. I see you too have a writer in your life you have to shop for. It is a bit last minute, but we’ll make do, right?
English Usage Chart
This handy-dandy wall chart immortalizes common issues in written English. Even writers—the talented wordsmiths we are—need some help sometimes. What makes this present even more impressive? It’s a wall chart! Not only are you helping out your writer with their craft, but you’re also decorating their office! You’re so incredibly thoughtful!
Tired of hearing your writer talk ad nauseam about their lack of inspiration? Remedy their writer’s block with The Storymatic! This novel card game houses a wealth of inspiration! Have your writer draw a few cards and, as the description boasts, “spin (an) extraordinary yarn.”
Writers Vs. Writers Insult Chart
As a writer, my favorite thing to write is dialogue. And what is the best kind of dialogue? You guessed it! Insults! Honor the literary greats with a wall hanging that showcases their most ruthless barbs! Your writer is sure to get a good giggle out of this. And so will anyone else who visits their office!
Ferris Wheel Press Pens & Ink
It’s easy to think by looking at your local Starbucks that good ol’ fashioned writing by pen is dead and gone, but let me tell you, nothing could be further from the case. Many writers still write by hand when the opportunity arises. So, why not treat them to something absolutely decadent? Ferris Wheel Press has a gorgeous array of pens and stunning inks. Don’t believe me? Go gawk at the website! I can’t even tell you how many hours of my life I’ve spent drooling over their fountain pens. Guh! They’re so pretty!
Casetify Phone Case
Okay, okay. This might be a bit of confirmation bias, but I don’t know a single writer who isn’t clumsy. I drop my phone, at a minimum, three times a day. I attribute Casteify’s EcoDrop(TM) technology to the fact my cell phone is still in one piece. Their cases are often made from upcycled old cases (which makes them an environmentally mindful gift as well), are wireless charging compatible, and also can be customized! I swear by Casetify cases and definitely think your writer will, too!
Novel Planning Workbooks
Regardless of whether your writer is organized, organized chaos, or disorganized, I don’t know a single writer who doesn’t try to compile everything they need for their newest project into one place. I have personally used the Ready. Set. Novel! workbook and thoroughly enjoyed my experience! If you’re not a planner and prefer to fly by the seat of your pants (Pantster) No Plot? No Problem! might be more your speed! This is the perfect gift for the aspiring novelist—and even a ten-time novelist! The gift of organization is priceless.
Retro Cream Color Highlighters
I’m not going to lie to you; these highlighters have been on the very tippy-top of my wishlist for far longer than I care to admit. Just look at how gorgeous those colors are! I might even be tempted to use these highlighters for something other than editing. Which, by the way, is why these would be the perfect gift for your writer! With this lovely array of colors, they’ll be able to mark up their manuscript to the point it is barely recognizable. And it will look so pretty when they do!
An Adorable Feet Warmer!
I might just be projecting, but my feet are always cold. Especially during the many long, grueling hours, I spend at my desk writing my novels and working on this blog. I have often thought about getting some kind of foot warmer. A quick look around showed these adorable little foot cozies! Make sure your writers feet are warm! As it turns out, frozen toes can be quite distracting!
A Goodtotes Tote
Who doesn’t love a good tote? That seems to be the motto at goodtotes! I can’t lie—I spent a little over an hour drooling over the different bags. Their reviews are stellar, their colors are stunning, and their prices are fair! Every writer needs a bag to carry their laptop and writing supplies to Starbucks, right?
A Lined Journal
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before on this blog, but I have a small problem when it comes to journals. I have been collecting and filling them since I was a wee one. There is something so incredibly satisfying about jotting down ideas or recording inspirational quotes. A huge part of my writing and mental health journey has included journaling, and I cannot more highly recommend giving your writer a physical journal as a gift. I think most of our journeys as writers started in journals like this. Sentimental and practical.
The Legend Planner (Undated Weekly)
If you’ve been around for a while, you know I’m a little Type A. I love my schedules, I love organizing things, and I love, love, love planners. So, unsurprisingly, the Legend Planner immediately earned my attention and my heart. I have been using mine for just shy of a year now, and I don’t think I will go back to any other journal. Not only does this journal help you establish long-term goals and encourage checking in on various (often neglected) parts of your life, but it includes weekly habit trackers and un-dated spreads. This is perfect for people who are prone to picking up their journal and putting it down at random. Oh! It also comes with stickers! How fun! But in all seriousness, if you know a writer who is looking for a way to better organize their lives, give them this journal!
David’s Tea Sampler
David’s Tea is one of my indulgences. I could write sonnets about how much I love some of their loose-leaf teas (and don’t even get me started on their Matcha). A few years ago, I was given a Matcha advent calendar, and I haven’t looked back. These samplers are perfect for your tea-loving writer. Especially if you don’t know what they like!
Make Sure Your Writer Gets Fed!
Speaking exclusively from experience, sometimes I get so deep in the writing hole that I forget to do basic things necessary for human survival. Like… hydrating and eating. There are plenty of food services out there that make it simple and affordable to have easy-to-make meals delivered straight to your door. I know plenty of you have heard about HelloFresh, but there are plenty of other services out there, like Blue Apron, Purple Carrot (Vegan), Daily Harvest, etc.
And that their space is tidy!
Riding the coattails of “forgetting to do the basic things I need to do for survival,” let’s talk about cleaning. I’m not saying all writers are messy. I’m just saying that most I know are. Hunt down your local cleaning service, and see what their prices are! You’d be surprised how affordable they can be. And sometimes, what we need to allow creativity to flourish is a clean space (one that we didn’t have to clean, ideally).
And if nothing else, there is always Writer’s Tears
No, like, the whiskey. The name is hilarious, and it also tastes pretty good, too! One of my best friends got me a bottle when I finished my first book, and now it’s something of a tradition to have a glass (or two) upon completing a new manuscript!
I hope this list has helped you find the perfect give for your writer! Feel free to suggest a few gift ideas in the comment section down below. Oh, and Happy Holidays, everyone!
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