There is always one of those people in your family or friend circle you want to surprise with a special gift because they are so creative. Writers love these kinds of gifts that reflect who they are. Today some of the finest authors have mentioned a gift they’d like to receive this year.
Cara Bristol – An adjustable foot rest for short people. A mouse rug adds a touch of class to any office. https://www.mouserug.com/ Coffee. A lot of authors like coffee. A sign that says, “Keep Out!” and some crime scene tape.
Roh Morgon – I have a tasseled bookmark covered in skulls with the words “Keep Out!” in the center. I hang it on my doorknob. It sorta works A lightweight book light and a book weight (narrow, sand-filled, fabric tube to hold the pages open when the book is on a table).
Linda Kane – I think a great gift would be a small notebook to put in your purse or bag. I carry one with a cover of the Hawaiian Islands or turtles that gives me inspiration. By my computer a coffee cup with an inspirations statement. One that reflects what you know about the author. Another thing that I like is music, so a cd.
Lisa Wells – These pen holders are wonderful. You can stick them next to your plotting board and you’ll always have a pen handy. https://www.officedepot.com/…/TOPS-Bulk-Pack-Pen…/…
Amy Hale – I love writing gloves. My hands get cold, but I need my fingers free to type.
Shirley King McCann – Anything tea related.
Nancy Daily – One of those one cup warmers to keep your coffee hot. When the words start flowing I forget the coffee, and then when I take a sip…
Bonnie Tesh – It’s like a candle warmer. It’s incredible! The trick is to remember to turn it off. ☹️
Debbie Lee – Other than a good review..? Maybe if you know a special brand of pen they like(I definitely do!) or a nice journal.
Joyce Smith – My friend got me a pencil/pen/highlighter case. It is handy.
Molly Neely – So much of my writing involves research. Every birthday and Christmas I get asked what I want, and every year it’s the same… book store gift cards, Amazon gift cards, books from my wishlist. We’re writers, but we started out as readers!
Sandy Goldsworthy – A nice journal to jot down notes. Needs to be small enough to fit in a purse or bag. I always get great ideas when I’m away from my computer.
Jolanthe Aleksander – I’m with Molly…I would love gift certificates to amazon, eBay, Barnes and Noble, or half-priced books. aaaaaand…if the giver is feeling extra generous…I wouldn’t mind a desktop with a 23″ screen..lol
Donna Warner – Clear, plastic stands to set your novels in at book events.
Cora Ramos – Writing journals.
Claudia Shelton – Since most of us in my critique group use a purple pen to edit, it’s become a joke to get purple pens as part of our Christmas gifts.
Donna Brown – Gift cards are always good especially when you know a writer’s favorite restaurant.
Linda Kane – A coffee cup especially for a writer…something to motivate.
Kathleen Donnelly Mayger – I agree with the coffee and would love a gift certificate for a great place to go do a writer’s retreat.
Theresa Sederholt – We all want reviews, that being said, how about a journal.
Willy Robbins – A review is perfect…oh and a cool flash drive. A box of Botox to get rid of the “why is my character not cooperating” scowl line.
Che Gilson – I LOVE the ARC notebooks from Staples. The pages are movable! So you can shuffle and rearrange them! They are the cheaper version of the Leavenger Cirq. And for writing implements- give a gift card to Jet Pens! They have tons of pens, art supplies and writing implements from Japan.
Lois Curran – Tee-shirt with something about a writer.
Ellie Mack – Journals. Pens. Scrivener. Office organizers. Amazon gift cards!!
Janelle Samara – Bookshelf.
And there you have it. I would add some warm socks, a lap desk from Office Depot and a spiral notebook size calendar to plan out the year. I already have one for the new year to implement my business plan. The calendar fits easily in your briefcase or carry-on bag when you travel. We’ll talk about your business plan soon. It’s really important.