Monday, December 07, 2015

Holiday Gifts for Writers

The satisfaction of finding the perfect gift for the writer on your holiday list is rivaled only by the adrenaline rush of placing your last minute online order on December 22 and seeing the message that delivery is guaranteed by noon on December 24.

But what do you get the writer on your list? Creative people are the worst when it comes to finding that perfect gift. You want to blow their mind, so a gift card will NOT do, and notebooks and pens have been done.  Here are some fun suggestions (with links to help with your shopping):

AquaNotes - When inspiration hits in the shower, your favorite author can be ready to capture that thought on this waterproof notepad.

Book-scented perfumes and candles -  Admit it. Nothing smells better than a bookstore. Share that lovely aroma with your favorite writer and help boost her creativity.

Periodic Table of World Literature - Invite the greats to share your favorite author's writing space. They will be jealous of the stories she is crafting.

E-reader/Laptop/Phone Case with Her Book Cover - Customize a cover with your author's cover!

Writer Retreat - if you are feeling generous (or want to use some of your hotel chain reward points), give your favorite writer a night in a hotel so that she can have for her own mini-writer retreat.

Ticket(s) to a Readers' Event - Writers are readers. They wouldn't write if they didn't love to read. Treat your favorite author with a ticket to an event to treat her reader side.  Some suggestions are: Murder in the Magic City, Southern Voices, Heart of Dixie Romance Readers' Luncheon, and the Southern Magic Romance Readers' Luncheon.

What are you getting the writers on your holiday list? Comment below to break the writer's block infecting our shopping lists.


Jillian said...

awesome choices there!

Heather said...

Thanks Jillian! I may be treating myself to one of those candles.

Aidee Ladnier said...

Oooo! I have one - if a writer is having a hard time writing a specific scene, you could buy them Adventure Scents ( They smell like pirate ships or ice castles, or mummy tombs or coffee shops, or science labs.

Suzanne Johnson said...

Art supplies! Oh wait, maybe that's just me. I don't know a writer who's not a sucker for office supplies. Desk organizers. Funky post-its. Organizers for the obsessive planners among us. Oh, wait, that might just be me too. :-)

Heather said...

Aidee - love it! How in the world did you find those awesome candles!

Heather said...

Suzanne - you are not alone. Office supplies are my weakness.

Jeanne Estridge said...

I love the Periodic Table!

Jeanne Estridge said...

I love the Periodic Table!