Those of you who have followed this blog for a while know I’m a procrastinator in nearly every aspect of my life. This includes finding and buying gifts. Especially those for my writer friends. (I have a lot of those, do you?)
I thought I’d share some “golden” gift ideas you might use for your writer friends. (Okay. I found them to leave hints for my friends and family, but you might need them, too.) All images should be clickable to reach the site where that item is sold.
Pens are always a nice gift for writers (and artists.) Her Writers often handwrite notes or keep journals. Some even handwrite entire novels. You can find budget-friendly to mid-range and high-end products that appeal to every personality. These caught my eye.
Dip pens and Fountain Pens
Since I’m a science fiction author, these are the two that caught my eye, but there are dozens more.
This one is “interstellar.” The pen floats inside the holder.
Many writers like to decorate their laptop computers, journals, and notebooks with stickers. There are too many to choose from, but I found a few samples.
There are funny ones to choose from as well. Like this one that says “Shut up and Write.”
I’d drink my coffee out of a mug that explains the mind of a writer.
I do have to say, my good days are a whole lot better than that.
The definition of a writer is available on Redbubble.
Might be a bit late for this one, but I doubt there are few female writers alive who wouldn’t want their own book covers as earrings.
There are bookcase earrings and even necklaces. This necklace shows a typewriter and the message, “I make stuff up.”
Don’t despair for your male friends. There are cufflinks that can be customized with their book cover, too.
And writing lapel pins. This one is the writer tarot card.
Posters you can print out for free are available. So are art-print posters and framed posters.
Click the image below to get to the positivewriter website with a bunch of printable posters for writers.
Etsy had this framed poster that spoke to me.
Candles and Mood Lighting
Sometimes a writer needs a little help inspiring the muse.
Desk lights and projector lamps can help the words flow better.
Books About Writing
Holly Lisle’s How to Rewrite Your Novel and How to Write Your Novel courses blew my mind in the best possible way.
Margie Lawson’s Master Immersion class (and its prerequisites) improved my writing massively. Since the pandemic she also offers virtual classes.
A writing retreat on a cruise.
I’ve been to a writing retreat. I’ve been on a cruise. I’ve never been on a writing cruise. I’ve got friends who have and swear by Cruising Writers.
Any benefactors out there? Just kidding. The Writing Excuses Retreat is a retreat I’ve wanted to experience for a long time. Pricey, but it sounds amazing!
The best present you can give your writer friend is your year-round support. Maybe a coffee or lunch date. Encouragement. Reviews. Spreading the word about your friend’s amazing book on social media, your website, or in-person mean more than you can ever understand.
Thank you, readers. I see and feel your support of this website and my books. I am eternally grateful and I wish you all good health, good friends, and good times. Merry Christmas