Do you have a writer on your gift this list holiday season? As a writer myself, I have the special insider knowledge necessary to compile this resourceful list of the top seven gifts to give a writer.
1. Moleskine Journals
Moleskine makes the best blank journals around, and every writer should have a stack of them on hand at all times. You never know when inspiration might strike! They’re a bit pricey, especially for the struggling writer, so your favorite wordsmith will greatly appreciate unwrapping a few this holiday season.
2. Gift Card to a Favorite Bookstore
Any good scribe knows that reading is essential to becoming a talented writer, making a gift card to your writer’s favorite bookstore the perfect gift. Not only can they peruse other authors and garner inspiration from the words within, but bookstores also carry a plethora of writing books to help hone their craft. Bonus points for picking a local bookstore like my local favorite, Changing Hands Bookstore.
3. Subscription to Writer’s Digest
Writer’s Digest is the gold standard in writing magazines. Each month is filled with valuable resources and insight to help a writer along. With everything from author interviews to advice for publication, your lucky writer will devour this magazine each month. Writer’s Digest makes it very easy to send a gift subscription too!
4. I Should Be Writing T-Shirt
Even the most dedicated writer sometimes needs a boost, and these whimsical t-shirts are just the thing to remind them that they should indeed be writing. The I Should Be Writing Store at Café Press sells the slogan on everything from men’s t-shirts to tote bags. They even sell undergarments if you’re so inclined and know your writer well!
5. Mouse pad
Most writers today rely heavily on their computers, and the right accessories can make all the difference. The perfect accessory to make any writer smile is a witty mouse pad. Zazzle.com makes a wide variety of muse pads with clever writerly slogans that are sure to make your recipient smile.
6. Create-Your-Own Mug
Any writer who says they don’t need the almighty coffee or tea to write is clearly lying. A steaming mug of goodness is practically a requirement for a writer to get the creative juices flowing, and this create-your-own mug is the perfect gift. Let the writer in your life create the perfect inspiration with this clever gift from Starbucks.
I received this incredibly comprehensive thesaurus for Christmas one year upon the recommendation of a fellow writer and could not be any more grateful. It is the most concise, easy-to-use, and complete thesaurus printed today and is a valuable tool for any writer. Whether your writer composes fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, they need this book on their desk at all times.