As a follow up to my super popular 2014 post, I’ve dusted off some of my favorites and added some new treasures to find.
If you’re anything like me, I always get the best shopping ideas from the gift buying lists! Here’s a list of gifts for writers that that are sure to thrill any writer on your list. Or maybe you’ll pick up a gift or two for yourself!
With the exception of my HIGHLY recommended leather journal, all items on this list are $25 or less!
And to make your shopping for the perfect writer’s gift a bit easier, just click on the name of the item to be taken directly to where you can purchase it!
I thought long and hard about suggesting a blank journal for the writer in your life. Frankly, we all have something that is “the perfect journal” and I always get a little cranky when I get a journal that doesn’t match that ideal. But Leslie’s stuff is just fantastic and I can’t recommend it enough. I have three or four of her journals!
This isn’t under $25 BUT it is 100% worth the investment!
I have a much loved, much dog eared version of the original. Even if you don’t like King’s terrifying stories, he offers fantastic insights into writing novels that can be applied to any type of writing.
Writer’s Block: when your imaginary friends stop talking to you
Because writers drink copious amounts of
booze! (I mean coffee!)
Offer up your writer her favorite brand of liquid brains and watch her eyes light up! Suggestions include:
- Baileys (any flavor!)
- Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey
- Fat Tire Beer
- Hard apple cider (my 2014 drink of choice!)
Writer’s Unwinding Cocktail, aka Caramel Apple Tinis
– Green apple vodka
– Baileys® Caramel
– Green apple slice (garnish)
You know how a shot measuring cup has a big side and a little side? You’ll use both sides for this recipe. 1 “big” shot (1 ounce) Baileys® Caramel. 1 “little” shot (0.5 ounce) green apple vodka. Stir gently.
If you are using a traditional shot glass without a measure marks, the ratio is 1 to 0.5 Baileys® to vodka.
Garnish with a green apple slice if you have it.
I mix up a batch of this and keep it chilled until I’m ready to drink it. I even have tiny plastic bottles that each hold two drink’s worth. As long as the 1 to 0.5 ratio of Baileys® to vodka, everything tastes wonderful.
My only dislike of this recipe is that it’s too yummy! It’s really easy to go overboard on it!
These are also available in green! They’re funny and so perfect for the writer in your life!
Okay, okay MOST authors will probably already own Scrabble! Except for me. I use my parent’s board which is older than I am. Soooooo, if you’re looking for a gift for me, get me Scrabble! Or travel Scrabble. But not ‘Words with Friends’ — that’s cheating. (Speaking of cheating, I cheat at Scrabble. shhhhh – don’t tell!)
By the way, I’d recommend your writer’s favorite masseuse rather than a “big box” massage place. But this is the image I could get. And if it were ME — I’d love a massage even if it was a home made coupon good for a shoulder rub from my honey!
Not interested in temporary tattoos? You can also get bandages! I’m not a huge fan of Ms. Austin myself (don’t get me wrong, she’s okay) but the idea of sporting a Jane Austin tattoo (or bandage on my paper cut) is just beyond cool!
And Lucky #21!
As an author, most of the time my sales do not come from my friends and family. Be a peach and buy their book and then leave a positive review. If the book isn’t your cup of tea, buy it anyway and give it to someone or donate it to your local library. Actually PURCHASING their book is a huge show of support — even if you never read it!
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