Gifts for the Writer
Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on November 19, 2011
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GIFTS FOR THE WRITER
What should you buy for the writer on your gift list? Here are some ideas that may appeal to all in no particular order. The best way to get a wish list is to ask. Or go look at your friend’s desk and see what he collects or uses the most. Think about novelty items, like a jar labeled Writer’s Remedy that holds little squares with different words for inspiration, or a figure holding a hammer to his computer with a plaque that you can personalize, or a coffee mug labeled with a main character’s name. If your friend is writing a fantasy, perhaps you can find a figurine of an angel, troll, or unicorn. Glass-blown castles from Disney can represent dreams come true. Be imaginative, or be simple. Whatever you give will be appreciated. Here’s a list of some suggestions:
An e-book reader or a tablet computer.
Books, DVDs, and CDs on their Wish List, or a gift card to Amazon, B&N, or iTunes.
Coffee and Tea: Consider a gift card to Starbucks, or a gift basket with teas and coffees. If they have a Keurig coffeemaker, a box of K-cups might be welcome.
Office Supplies: highlighters, Sharpie pens for booksignings, a sturdy stapler, paper clips, rubber bands, pads of paper, Post-its. You name it, we can use it. Levenger always has cool stuff for writers and readers.
Laminated plaque of their book cover.
Journals and novelty pens.
Personalized notepads are great for scribbling notes to fans.
Cute desk accessories like Brighton pens and mini clocks or magnetic paper clip holders.
Scented Candles, Aromatherapy lotions, fragrant soaps.
A gift certificate to a day spa. A manicure or massage can go a long way toward relaxation.
USB Flash Drive. We can use several as backup to keep in different locations.
What else would you add to this list? What are some memorable gifts you’ve received?
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