Gift giving for us can’t be easy. There’s always the go-to ideas: a journal/diary, dictionary, etc. But that’s like giving your Dad a tie or aftershave lotion for Father’s Day. It’s obvious! But don’t worry! Here are some ideas that are cute, funny, fun, as well as practical for writers of all types.
(Hm, I could use some of these myself!)
Cafe Press has a great collection of writer-inspired T-shirts, tote bags, coffee mugs, and other products that’ll make great gifts or stocking stuffers. The prices are reasonable too.
This could make for a useful gift. It’s late at night, you’ve just woken up from a dream, and just have to write it down. Why bother turning on the lamp, when you’ve got a LED Pen light instead?
More cute mugs with grammatical rules and definitions on them. Useful for any writer who could use a reminder or two on grammar.
Bird by Bird Anne Lamott
No writer should have a library without this edition. Lamott’s short essays and writing exercises helped me learn my craft.
If you know someone who gets excited over NaNoWriMo, then this book is for him/her. Thorough and informative, this book covers all the mechanics of writing a novel, from preparation to revision, in essays written by experienced and published authors.
This is a perfect gift to spoil writers with. It includes 1 15 oz. mug, 4 soft coasters, gourmet coffee (French Vanilla, Kenya AA, Decaf Colombian Supremo, Chocolate, and Italian Roast Espresso), and 1 Biscotti cookie.
On Writing Well – William Zinzer
Great book on crafting your writing style. Perfect for anyone, from freelancers to bloggers, who wants to improve his/her writing.
Poets & Writers Magazine is invaluable to writers whether they are beginners or established. The magazine is chock full with interviews, writing advice, news, submission info, and writer’s contests. Will make a great stocking stuffer.