With everything going digital, is it possible to give a writer a gift that isn’t a laptop? Giving a thoughtful gift is easy with the internet. With such an enormous range of Christmas gift ideas for writers, this list will give you a great starting point that doesn’t involve laptops or paperweights.
Here are 5 of the best Christmas gift ideas for writers
Writers are solitary creatures. Anything that encourages them to meet other like minded folk, in the safety of an online environment, will be welcomed by the most introverted writer. Copywriter Kate Toon has an annual membership to her Clever Copywriting School for $53 a month or $517 a year. This membership provides a supportive community, job board, monthly masterclasses and writing templates. The perfect Christmas gift idea that keeps on giving.
Beautiful Notebooks and Pens
Notebooks and pens may sound old school, but the laptop hasn’t totally taken over stationary yet. Studio N in Western Australia make beautiful notebooks, 48 pages with Australian artwork on the cover for $14, free postage. The handmade Jarrah pens are $38 and will definitely release any writer’s block.
Writers like coffee. They also like working in cafes. So you could combine the two into one thoughtful gift idea, a voucher at their favourite cafe. I like this idea because it also supports local business and isn’t a dust collector (like a paperweight). White Horse Coffee has a few different locations and the coffee is always good. Some places have free wifi and larger tables to work at while sipping a latte. The atmosphere is welcoming and you can even buy beans to take away.
Quirky Christmas gift
Amazon has no shortage of novelty gift ideas. This is especially true for writers. If a burst of inspiration hits you in the shower, you can write it down on your Aquanotes note pad. Here is one glowing review
‘For someone with mild ADD or anxiety as I have, this was life-changing. It seems silly, but for anyone with a busy life or just stressed anyway, this is one of the simplest, most valuable things I can think of.’
Perhaps smelling like an old musty library or cigars and cloves is more their liking? Immortal Perfumes has a Literary Series devoted to the greats.
Montegue and Capulet may take their fancy.
‘Capulet (Juliet), like her namesake, is mature but still hasn’t shaken off all of her girl-like qualities. Capulet contains the sweet notes of tonka bean, white musk, amber, pear, and magnolia.’
Montague (Romeo) is passionate and sensitive with notes of myrhh, labdanum, dark amber, and Moroccan Rose.
This gift may not knock your socks off, but to a writer, it’ll put a reassuring smile on their face. Hemmingway, Grammarly, Pro Writing Aid, and Autocrit are all editing software that can make the most humble of writers want to shine.
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