I love writerly gifts. But most of the time, my friends and family haven’t a clue what such things are. I may leave my computer open to this post in case Mr. Himself walks by…
Here are my top 10 picks this Christmas in no particular order.
Jane Austen Action Figures and anything Jane Austen.
Such as this,
Just because I love all things Jane Austen. And these are absolutely frivolous and uniquely writerly and readerly.
Stickers for my laptop. Such as this NASA one.
It’s cool for people to think I’m a rocket scientist when I’m out in public writing. Then again, the astronaut sloth sticker might clue them in to what I really am.
Seriously, though, this one is perfect.
As is this one. And you can’t beat the price! Okay, forget the gifting. I’m getting these myself.
I am in total love with this gift idea! It’s a Moleskin notebook in a Moleskin gift box! How perfect. No need to explain why any writer wouldn’t love this one, right?
When I make my first million I’m so getting one of these. You’ve got to see this for yourself! (Watch the video. You’ll be putting this one on your list, too.)
Bookends. I have so many books. I’m never without a need for bookends. And since I’m really into elephants, I love these little guys.
Every writer can use a nice set of bookends
or even a cute bookshelf!
Fiction writers love movies. Mainly they like to go and rip apart every scene, dissect each word, analyze the dialogue, conflicts, and more. Sometimes they want to sit in a movie alone and savor every morsel. Writers are weird. You might want to get the passes for them to go to the movies alone unless they happen to have patient friends who understand. Or you have a unique writer friend who’s an extrovert. Unlike me. It’s not that I’m anti-social. I’m just an in-her-head-all-the-time kind of gal. Okay, fine. My kids think I’m anti-social.
A vintage typewriter. Just because. Personally, I’d love to have a pink one:
Or this one from my childhood. I can still remember its smell!
And if the below picture is really a thing, please, please, please, someone show me where I can get this one!
It does look like you can make your own according to this website, but a circuitry aficionado I’m not. However, I’m a writer, and there’s nothing a writer loves more than dreaming–besides caffeine and chocolate. Which brings us to
Our own caffeine station. Deborah Raney has one I absolutely love! Mine would lean more toward tea, diet Mt. Dew, milk (with a Splenda — you’ve got to try it! It’s like a legal milkshake) and water. I don’t drink coffee. But I don’t mind those who do because I love the smell of it. Wouldn’t a little station in a cozy home office be wonderful?
Our own private lair.
I have a huge Pinterest board dedicated to this (with over 600 delectable images!). I’d love my own little cabin in the backyard. But Mr. Himself is hesitant to create such a thing because he’s afraid I’d never come back in the main house. He might be right about that. (See Number Six.)
Contracts. Lots and lots of contracts.
If I haven’t hit on anything your writer friend or family member might like, you can check out this amazing Etsy list here. There are plenty of things there any writer would love. And I like shopping at Etsy because it supports independent creatives like me.
What are your top ten Christmas wishes (besides peace, health and unicorns)? Is there anything on my list you’d like to have, too? Weigh in!