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8 Gift Ideas for Writers


It's time for part three of my holiday gift guide! This one features gift ideas for writers, that fickle-yet-determined bunch of individuals who would fight every obstacle to put words on paper. Whether your favorite writer calls his or her passion a career or simply dabbles when there's a free moment, he or she deserves encouragement and inspiration. As someone who writes for fun as well as for paychecks, every little boost I get brings me one step closer to defeating that terrible monster that lurks in most scribes' brains: writer's block. Here, I've put together some tidbits that would do wonders for my creativity. Consider bestowing them upon your favorite toiling wordsmith.

Need ideas for other literary or culinary types? Check out my guides for foodies and bookworms, as well as my PAPER/PLATES Gift Guide 2013 Pinterest board.

1. Blackbird Letterpress Journal, $15 — Pick the most meaningful state and give them a place to jot down thoughts and ideas.

2. Kaweko Rollerball Pen Blue, $22 — What, were you thinking a sword would be better?

3. Anaïs Nin Inspirational Quote, from $18 — A gentle reminder of why writers do what they do that would look great hanging above a desk.

4. Jungle Creature Cup Set, $30.50 — If the caffeine doesn't deliver a wakeup call, these creatures sure will.

5. PENTAX Q7 Zoom Lens Kit, $499.95 — Give them a way to save all the moments words can't capture. Or to preserve scenes to be described later.

6. Sculpted Egg Timer, $24 — For the attention deficit among us, a beautiful way to say "I'll write for 10 more minutes before taking a break," and then actually do it.

7. Like and Dislike Stamps, $14 — Writers are fickle, remember? Indulge the passive aggression.

8. Softer Than Cashmere Plaid Scarf, $19.50 — We need brisk walks to clear the mind once in a while. This scarf is cute enough that it would encourage even the biggest homebody out into the open sometimes.

Fellow writers, what's on your wishlist this year?

The TBR List: December 13

At The Table With…Saniya Husain of PAPER/PLATES