It's time to find the perfect gift for the writer in your life. The only idea you can have is a pretty notebook.
As writers who've spent our lives putting notebooks under the tree, we're here to tell you: you can do better!
The gift ideas for authors range from ridiculously silly ("Poe-pourri", who?) To wonderfully useful (fingerless writing gloves). Use one of those clever gifts to make your favorite author laugh or simply show how much writing means to him.
Gift ideas for the writer in your life
We've created this gift guide for holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. Choose one of the thoughtful gifts below, and this particular writer will know how much you care.
Here are some of the best gifts for writers:
1. Fingerless writing gloves
Do you know a writer who is always cold in the home office?
Fingerless gloves could help them stay warm while still being able to keep typing.
It is even better if we find couples who are covered with texts from classical novels. Fingerless gloves from Storiarts come in many colors and themes, including Les Miserables, hamlet. Pride and Prejudice, and the declaration of independence,
Fashionable and practical, this is one of the best gifts for writers out there.
2. Adult coloring book for writers
Yes, adult colors are very much in vogue.
Studies have shown that coloring reduces anxiety, increases focus and enhances people's attention. No wonder there is a Adult coloring book especially for writers!
3. Domain Name
Does your author have his own website? If not, they probably have it on their list to start a blog this year.
Give your author your own domain name and give him the necessary impetus to publish his letter or to start blogging.
Bluehost makes it easy to find the domain name of your choice, and most domains cost about $ 12 a year. If you're not sure which domain to buy, your author's first and last name is a good choice: SusanSmith.com. If this is not available, try SusanSmithWrites.com.
You can test some domain names here to see what's available:
4. Books about writing
You can never be wrong when you give a book to a writer, especially when it comes to writing. After all, most of us are self-proclaimed bookworms and we strive to improve our craft.
Here are four books that every author should read more than once:
Would you like to have more to choose from? Here are 26 of the best books for writing,
5. Aqua Notes, the waterproof notepad
Do you know how often you get your best ideas in the shower?
Aqua Notes helps you to grasp it. With this waterproof notepad attached to the shower screen, you can document the best ideas and grocery lists … or leave notes for anyone showering after you.
6. Literary socks
Gone are the days when socks were a lame gift given to you by your old aunt.
With the cool socks that are available today, you can easily fill a whole dresser. The author in your life will surely like:
7. Clever coffee cup
Keep your writer caffeinated and entertained with a smart coffee mug.
We love especially this humorous: "Please do not annoy the author, she could put you in a book and kill you. "
IIf you want to give your favorite author a confidence boost, this can do the trick: "I write. What is your superpower?"
Finally, we recommend the writer who is serious about coming to work on Monday morning, the following:Write epic shit "mug,
8. Noise-canceling headphones
Pssst! Writer at work! While some authors prefer the energetic buzz of writing a coffee shop, many long for peace and quiet.
Noise canceling headphones can Give the author in your life the calm (and productivity) he needs to put the pen on paper. Bose offers a number of options this price range.
9. Literary jewelry
Do you know a stylish writer? Here are a few pieces that you could add to any outfit:
- ON a necklace with a Jane Austen quote
- ON bracelet that says, "She likes too much books and it's turned her brain."
- Oscar Wilde Cufflinks
Whether your writer loves Austen, Shakespeare or Poe, the JezebelCharm's Etsy Shop is filled with literary inspired jewelry and accessories.
10. Online course for writing good
If your favorite author always strives to improve his craft, give him a course or an e-book that he can record on his own schedule.
Some we recommend:
Here we have summarized our favorite online courses for authors.
11. New teas
Is your writer a tea lover?
Novel teas could be the perfect gift that you can enjoy while working on your novel or freelance project.
Each bag includes 25 individually wrapped teabags with English breakfast tea and a quote on books by various authors.
12. Literary perfumes
Inspire your scribe with the fragrance of the masters who have gone before. Immortal perfumes Dead Writers perfume With scents such as black tea, cloves and tobacco memories of first editions are evoked in old libraries.
A funny example is Pemberly: A perfume inspired by Jane Austen, It shows hyacinths, honeysuckle and peony – all flowers found in the garden of Chatsworth House, which probably inspired Austen's Pemberly.
13. Literary tattoos (temporary)
If you want to give your author something that lasts a little longer than a hint of perfume – but not so long that it becomes a permanent life choice – buy from Litographs. Literary tattoo collection,
These temporary tattoos contain famous literary quotes like Jane Eyres "I would always rather be happy than dignified" and William Shakespeare's "This, above all, to be true to yourself."
14. T-shirt with your (entire) favorite book
From afar designs Lithographs T-shirts represent a theme, a character or a setting of popular classics like Alice in Wonderland. The Great Gatsby and Little woman, However, if you look closely, you'll find that the designs on each Litograph product are made up of tiny words – every word in the novel that the design stands for. Each t-shirt contains about 40,000 words!
15. Desk lamp, which also functions as an organizer
Write Life employee Nicole Dieker called the Useful Tablet Organizer Desk Lamp "The best thing I bought for my office this year."
It's a cheap, colorful lamp with power sockets (two pins and USB) so you can charge two devices at the same time. It also has storage compartments for headphones, paper clips or anything else you want to organize.
16. Literary action figures
These action figures are a good reminder that writers are also superheroes.
Your author could use these to give his home office a certain personality or to wage a fierce battle if they were to be revised.
17. Bookends "Writer"
Which author does not love books?
Here's a fun way to display them Bookends "Writers" available on Etsy:
18. Card Catalog Notecard Set
Give your author a better way to keep story lines and story ideas organized card catalog notecard set,
It's a lot cooler than post-it notes and contains a nice dose of nostalgia.
19. Write thematic cookbooks
A good book can immerse you in his world and inspire you to see, hear, feel and taste the things it describes.
Help your writer enjoy that special something with cookery books inspired by literary classics. The options range from the A feast of ice and fire (game of Thrones) to Dinner with Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice) to The little house cookbook (Small house in the prairie).
20. Kindle Unlimited subscription
With Kindle UnlimitedYour favorite reader can access over a million books and thousands of audiobooks for a monthly flat fee.
If your author already has a Kindle, this may be a good option.
21. Comfortable pajamas
Every writer has days when showering and changing into "real" clothes is a throwback to completing this design. (For some of us, these are the most days.)
Why not give them a comfy pajamas explaining why they greet the UPS driver at 3 o'clock in the afternoon? CafePress has many funny possibilities.
22. Personalized printer
Make custom stationery, give your party invitations an official note, or make sure those who borrow your books remember to return them.
ON custom embossing You can stamp a raised seal with your name, address and more.
23. Edgar Allen Poe Air Freshener
Refresh your car with something "Poe-pourri". This Edgar Allen Poe air freshener is perfect for a self proclaimed literary nerd.
It also smells pretty good, according to reviews.
24. After-work glassware
Write drunk, rework sober? Um … something like that.
This literary topic Shot glass set With Dorothy Parker, Oscar Wilde and many more.
25th A gift card from Starbucks or Amazon
If you want to support a writer, but are not sure what to get for it, a gift card is a sure thing.
If you do not know which books your author has already read, take a break and make your author happy at the same time by giving him one Gift wrapped Amazon Gift Card, He even says "Enjoy reading" so they know they are books.
And you can not go wrong if you visit your favorite local café or a nationally-available store, such as Starbucks,
26. Writer's clock
Give your author the gift of gentle bumps and a bit of direction with this humourous one Scripture Ruhr every hour is labeled with a task.
If your writer now looks aimlessly at the clock, you are reminded to "review" or "edit" something or to know that it is time to "drink hard" and "cry".
27th The toolbox of the author
Writers everywhere are familiar with the frustrations of writer's block – making this gift a perfect choice.
Help the writer in your life heal his toolbox Specially designed to promote creativity. It includes 60 exercises as well as games, prompts and more that bring stories to the finish line.
The Writer emergency package Another great gift for writers who struggle with writer's block.
28. A subscription to try different literary magazines
Magazine of the Month Periodically sends various printed literary journals to subscribers. It is an ideal gift for new writers who want to get to know the scene of the small magazines, aspiring writers who are looking for a home for their writing, or experienced writers who need new inspiration.
The price depends on how often your author receives magazines. If he has already subscribed to some, you can disable them.
29. A poster where you can keep track of which books you have read
Perfect for the insatiable reader who 100 Books Scratch-Off Poster Allows your author to track progress as he reads a multitude of books ranging from classics to contemporary hits.
This is a fun challenge, a cool piece of art to stay home in and a #humblebrag all in one.
30. Editing software
You prevent your author from making embarrassing grammatical mistakes before submitting them to magazines or literary agents, and at a fraction of the price of a true editor.
31. Coasters on the subject of writing
We love coasters as a gift because they are both creative and practical.
Make your author's desk or living room shine while you give it a place Put your coffee or tea mug (or mug of whiskey) in one of these cool coaster sets:
32. Storage of office supplies
33. A love book
If you love a writer, tell him how interested you are in a language that will make him fall head over heels: a personalized one Love book, You can customize everything from the cover to the number of pages and choose from a wide selection of illustrations and text to create a book that is unique to your love story.
Writing Life colleague Kelly Gurnett received one of them from her husband for the anniversary and wrote, "It was the best gift I believe he ever gave me."
34. "To be a writer is easy" Mug
Writing can be hard, stressful work. Let your writer laugh about it a bit Mug "Being a writer is easy".
35. Covered postcards
Sometimes you have to judge a book by its cover. Postcards by Penguin: Hundred book covers in a box pays tribute to Penguin's iconic paperback envelopes and packs 100 of them in a box (easy to pack).
This gift also pays tribute to your recipient. Hopefully they will be inspired to write 100 notes for relatives or 100 very, very short stories.
Writers tend to be word nerds who like to play word games. But Scrabble feels … boring. So how about? Banana grams?
Bananagrams is an anagram game similar to Scrabble but does not require pens, notepads or game boards. This makes it extremely easy to transport and play on the go.
The players compete against each other to form a crossword puzzle from the words of the others. Perfect for a writer who loves a little contest!
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38. Literature poster
Pop Chart is known for its beautifully designed infographic posters and its literary themed posters are just right for a writer who has limited wall space.
check-Out The cocktail menu of the film and literature posteravailable as framed or unframed print. The company describes it as a "catalog of 49 drinks, which come from great works of film and literature and show everything from Philip Marlowes Gin Gimlet to Fredo Corleones Banana Daiquiri".
We love too Women of the Letters: A literary fiction scratch cardwhich shows the work of more than 50 authors.
39. Things that smell like books
Any true book lover appreciates all aspects of the reading experience – the feeling of a page between the fingers, watching a title slowly becomes unpleasant and of course the smell of books.
(If you do not know how books smell, you've figured it out because you're clearly not a book lover.)
Give your beloved book nerd the smell of her favorite thing. If you love to read by candlelight, try them Put library candles with scents like "antique books" and "ancient scrolls". If you like a bit of Cologne from time to time, think about it The paperback of the Library of Fragrance in Colognewhich describes the company as "sweet and just a bit musty" as Pym's world imagines.
40th Book lover pillow
"Just another chapter …"
Does your word nerd say that all the time? Especially when they should sleep?
Then that Book pillow is the perfect way to make yourself comfortable in bed.
41. High-tech pen
Why use a regular pen, if you can have a cool technical stylus?
This LED pin Ideal for late night writing in the dark, when you wake up with a great idea at 3 in the morning. Or invest in this Livescribe smartpenwhich stores notes and audio recordings directly on your computer.
42nd A bathtub book caddy
Help your favorite author relax at the end of a long day with a hot, luxurious bubble bath, a few candles and a favorite reading Bath book caddy,
There is even a place for a glass of wine!
43. Book decoration
Let your writer keep his favorite book close to the heart (or wrist or ears) these literary jewels from real pages of popular novels like treasure island. Pride and Prejudice and Moby Dick,
44. Literary wine
If you have a wine drinker in your hands, they will take a kick out of it Block wines of the writer, You can choose between Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and more.
45. Cocktails with a literary touch
Are you looking for the perfect drink pair that your writer can take to a book club or enjoy the classics in the quiet evening hours? they will love it Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a literary twist,
This fun mixology book features 65 literary inspired drink recipes like The Pitcher of Dorian Gray Goose and Vermouth the Bell Tolls.
It's also packed with clever illustrations and commentary, bar snack recipes and drinking games ideas.
46. Funny shopping bag
Is your writer a grammar freak?
Try this Tote Bag by CafePress that says, "I silently correct your grammar."
47. Write like a mother cup
Inspired by a column Dear Sugar, written by Cheryl Strayed for a young, aspiring author. The rumpus mug is a hymn for all authors, regardless of their specialty, genre or experience.
It is a good memory to accompany your morning coffee.
48. Scrabble magnets
Here is an old treasure: Scrabble magnetic refrigerator tiles. We also like the vintage wood look.
49. T-shirt, sweatshirt or shopping bag out of stock
Some author nerd clothes can be downright nerdy. Out T-shirts, hoodies and totes that feature the cover pages of legendary and often (you guessed it) out of print books contradict the norm and are actually in fashion.
Plus, these gifts are good; For each item sold, Out of Print donates a book to Books for Africa to help a community that does not have easy access to books.
50. Literary insult table
We love the description of this product by Uncommon Goods: "Enjoy the caustic creativity of this collection of great writers."
The Literary insult table contains some splashes of color, so makes great murals … and also shows the personality of your writer.
We've updated the post to make it more useful to our readers. Nicole Dieker, Kelly Gurnett, Jessica Lawlor, Meryl Williams and Betsy Mikel contributed to this article.
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