If you’re looking for the perfect gift to give to your aspiring writer friends, relatives, or colleagues, don’t buy them gift cards to their favorite restaurants or place orders for the newest high-tech gadgets on the market. Instead, opt for something that’s practical and affordable ― a gift that also gives you an opportunity to invest in their passion and future endeavors as a writer. Check out these seven gifts that can set them on the right path to a successful writing career while saving money in the long run.
Notebooks With Style & Inspiration
It is a must for every aspiring writer to own at least one notebook. Whether they are spiral bound or handmade with lined pages paper-clipped together, journals are blank canvases that allow writers to create their masterpieces ― short stories, picture books, novels, etc. Hardcover notebooks like the 6” x 9” Queen Journal by Pamala Nobles is the perfect option for writers who love vibrant, Afrocentric art that’ll get their creative juices flowing before their pens hit the page.
Witty Ceramic Mugs
Writers often sip their favorite coffee or tea while writing eye-catching sentences, paragraphs, or chapters. And drinkware like the 11 oz. Please Do Not Annoy the Writer ceramic mug is perfect for helping them quench their thirst. It “politely” warns onlookers about disturbing a busy writer who is in “the zone”. Plus, mugs are not just for drinking. They provide additional storage for their favorite pens, pencils, and highlighters.
Handy Noise Cancelling Headphones
While some writers embrace noisy environments, others need complete silence to concentrate. If your writer-friends need a quieter space, noise cancelling headphones like the Bose® QuietComfort® 35 Wireless Headphones will give them the silence they need. And since they are wireless, writers can focus less on the cords getting in the way and more on perfecting their writing.
T-Shirts Just For Writers
Fun, witty quotes and sayings don’t have to be confined to just ceramic mugs. Surprise the writer with apparel that illustrates their passion for the written word. A simple T-shirts like the I’m Silently Correcting Your Grammar tee makes a great gift.
Personalized Pen Sets
All writers need that one special pen that will get them through any writing project. The Personalized Sticky Notes and Pen Gift Set is ideal for writers who want to officially claim their writing instrument as their own. The set includes sticky notes too, which is perfect for jotting down reminders and story ideas.
Books About Writing
Give aspiring writers a little guidance during their journey with these reference books. If they are into writing for children and young adults, The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults is a great start. For those wanting to write general fiction or other genres, check out Get Started in Creative Writing. Or, if writing news and feature stories is their calling, The Associated Press Stylebook 2017 and Briefing on Media Law is a must-have.
Chocolate Gift Sets
You may not think of chocolate as an ideal gift for writers, but it’s definitely a gift that will be appreciated. Dark chocolate, in particular, is rich in magnesium and provides writers with just enough energy to get them through their writing projects. The DA CHOCOLATE Cute Candy FOR WISDOM Dark Chocolate Gift Set is a great start. It includes a variety of quality dark chocolate pieces that’ll give writers the extra boost they need.