So, it’s that time of year. December… Christmas time… That means present shopping. You have a friend/family member who’s an author… or maybe they’ve yet to sell that best-seller of theirs, but still spend all of their free time typing furiously away on their laptops.
So how do you come up with good gifts for a writer? Well, I’ve decided to compile a list of things that I think the writer on your shopping list will love. And don’t worry, it’s not just notebooks (though we do love to get those sometimes!). So, without further ado, here’s some gift suggestions writers will love.
Aqua Notes. These waterproof Post-Its notes are the bomb. We writers always need to jot things down at the worst possible moments (like when in the shower) and these are perfect for just that scenario.
Bananagrams. If you haven’t heard about this game, it’s awesome. You basically make words off of words. It’s Scrabble… but simplified. A writer’s dream.
Shakespearean Insults Mug. I think that this might actually be the most amazing Christmas present ever… If your special someone loves Shakespeare, this is perfect for them.
500 Writing Prompts book: Because we all have those days (or weeks) where the words just don’t want to come to us.
Scrivener: If the writer in your life doesn’t have this piece of software on their computer yet, they will love you forever when you get it for them. Scrivener takes a complicated mess of multiple documents and allows you to compile them all in one, easy to access spot. Plus so much more. If you want to learn more about it before purchasing, click here for a blog post I wrote detailing some of the things I love about Scrivener’s capabilities.
Small purse (or pocket) sized notebooks. We really can never have enough things to jot ideas down into… and not all of us like to use the memo-pad on our cell phones.
Stephen King’s On Writing. This is something every writer should have on their bookshelf. No question.
So there’s some ideas for the writer in your life. Hopefully there’s someone on this list that they don’t already have. If you have any other great gift ideas, feel free to share them in the comments section below.
Happy holidays, and keep writing!
Until next time.