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9 Gift Ideas for Writers

2014 #GiftGuide for Writers | www.paperplatesblog.com

This is the first year that I've made my living as a professional writer (imagine I said that in a snooty voice). Therefore, I feel especially qualified to recommend some gift ideas for others who enjoy the torture that is committing words to paper. Any of these would be excellent gifts for anyone who likes to write, whether they do it professionally or hobby-style. 

Don't forget to check out my gift ideas for foodies, and my 2014 Gift Guides board on Pinterest.


Angled Heirloom Pencil Holder, $14 — An elegant addition to any workspace. (Anthropologie)

- Shorthand Stationery, $25 — A minimalist backdrop for all your lovely notes. (Everlane)

- Vintage Map Paperweight, $28 — Customize this desk accessory with your recipient's favorite city. (Etsy)


- Twill Snap Backpack, $65 — I get so many compliments on this backpack, I'd carry it even if it didn't fit all my stuff. (Everlane)

- Sony Alpha a6000, $598 — For capturing memories on the go. A splurge, but it's $200 off at the moment. (Amazon)

- Creativity: The Perfect Crime, $21 — Excellent coffee table inspiration. If you're doubly awesome, you'll pair this with a copy of Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. (Amazon)


- Writing Desk, $94 — A more affordable of the West Elm Parsons desk, plus the back panel flips up so you can easily prop up your devices. (Target)

- Anti-Social Network Journal, $14 — For the cheeky wordsmith, social media blackout not required. (Nordstrom)

- Scrabble Mug, $10 — Grab one with your initial and another with your friend's, then face off across the board. (Nordstrom)

The TBR List: Book Nook

"Pomegranate Soup" by Marsha Mehran & Gush-e Fil (Elephant Ears)

"Pomegranate Soup" by Marsha Mehran & Gush-e Fil (Elephant Ears)