A few years ago, a good friend surprised me with a Christmas gift that both gratified and inspired me. It was a wall clock that said, “Keep Writing.” This whimsical gift communicated her support for my writing and encouraged me to keep going. It still hangs by my writing desk.
With the holidays coming (soon!) I have found a wide variety of gifts for writers. Some are serious and some are funky, most are useful. All are found online. Here are a few suggestions for that writer-friend who has everything. Most are found at Cafepress, Amazon or Zazzle:
When it's time for the writer to pull an all-night re-write, this thermos will hold enough java to keep his/her eyes open til dawn. 'It's November. Do you know what your word count is?' http://www.cafepress.com/+its_november_whats_your_wo_large_thermos_bottle,486025222
Or for the de-caffeinated among us, the 'Sir Writes-A Lot' water bottle.http://www.cafepress.com/+writes_a_lot_sigg_water_bottle_10l,420757328
The Rules of Writing mug to remind the writer to keep going and...for crying out loud, just don't think!
Ta-da! The Rewrite Desk. This could work if they're not claustrophobic. http://www.designboom.com/design/gamfratesi-the-rewrite-desk/
The LED pen for waking in the dark, panicked that he/she will forget the brilliant idea that came in a dream.
A variety of cool keychains are here: http://www.zazzle.com/writer_typewriter_fancy_keychain-146542182453328854
For the sentimental, a beautiful holiday ornament is here http://www.cafepress.com/+writers_holiday_ornament_porcelain,667271248
Something very practical - a cute laptop sleeve:
Wall art for the uptight writer:
Wall art for the inspired writer:
And my personal favorite - a Team Bradbury salute to Fahrenheit 451.
I hope this makes your holiday shopping easier. Do you have a favorite writerly gift that you have received? Please share it with us - there are only 13 shopping days left til Christmas!