Last year, I rounded up ten unique gifts for writers because I was sick of gift lists that were nothing more than fancy journals and pens. I’m back this year with ten more things to please the writer in your life. Some are practical, some are just for fun, but they are all things your writer friends want, and in the case of #3? It’s something they need.
1. A mug for
people-haters book lovers
Why would we ever want to go outside when we all have our nice imaginary friends on our bookshelves? And none of our book friends have germs.
2. Quotation mark earrings
If you wear these earrings on both ears, that means that whatever you’re thinking is automatically a quote, right? Look at you, being all pithy without saying a word.
3. Book weight
Put down the stapler, and the tape dispenser, and the other things you’ve reached for to keep your book open while it’s on the table. This genius little item is one of the most useful things in my house. I use it every single day, because reading at breakfast is the best way to start the day, and I’ve only got two hands.
4. Fingerless gloves
There are lots of fingerless gloves out there. They keep your hands warm while leaving your fingers free to type. And they feel so romantic to wear, don’t they? But this pair featuring Poe’s The Raven feels especially writerly.
5. Laptop lifter
A laptop directly on your lap is hot and sticky, especially in the summer. Give it a little lift with this sleek laptop stand, which also looks great on a desk.
With these notecards, you can share a little bit of Jane Austen, the patron saint of Regency Romance. Use them after the holidays to write all your thank-you notes, (as a well-bred lady should do).
7. Do-not-disturb sign
You know the feeling. You’re writing away, in the zone, totally into your work, when a knock at the door pulls you out of the story. With this sign, your housemates will know when it’s okay to disturb you, and when you should be left alone with the muses. And it comes in a two pack, so if you put one of these on the bedroom door and then took a nap, no one would be the wiser.
8. Crystals for writers
Crystals and gems are beautiful to look at and fun to think about. Do they work? Probably as well as anything else inspirational. But every little bit helps, right?
9. Zen garden
Every writer needs some stress relief and quiet meditation. There are a lot of desktop zen gardens out there, but this one gets extra points for including a tiny panda. How cute is that?
10. Superhero bookshelf
You could put your favorite authors’ books on this shelf, or the writing craft books that inspired you along the way, or your own books—because you are a superhero for writing them. Yes, you.
About the Author: Alex Kourvo is an editor and book blogger who likes to give thoughtful gifts to her friends.
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Nice ideas…I love the book weight.
…and the mug, of course!