Gift guide 2015: For readers and writers
Last week, I offered you some ideas for giving (versus gifting), but this week I've got a more traditional holiday guide to presents for the readers and writers in your life. Wouldn't you love to receive any of these treats? I know I would.
FOR THE CLASSIC READER
Any fan of the Jane Austen's novels would be thrilled to receive these hardcover beauties, enrobed in bold graphics by artist Leanna Shapton. Choose from Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility or Mansfield Park. Better yet — gift the whole set.
FOR THE LIBRARY-GOER
Know someone whose favorite place to go is the library (or bookstore)? Get him or her this tote. It looks like a library checkout card and reviewers say it's sturdy enough to handle plenty of reading material.
FOR THE APARTMENT DWELLER
I've had my eye on this vertical bookshelf for quite sometime. It has a minimal footprint, making it perfect for small space living, and it displays books sideways, an usual visual. I wouldn't be able to resist making a rainbow of books if I had one of these.
FOR THE DESK JOCKEY
Liven up a loved one's workspace with this beautiful pencil holder which includes — incredibly — a built-in air plant holder. I can't think of a happier little detail for someone searching for inspiration in frustrating moments of writer's block.
FOR THE ONE WHO LOVES ORAL STORIES
Whether you need to block out distractions as you put pen to paper or take in your favorite audiobook on your run, it's hard to beat a high quality, reliable pair of Bose headphones.
FOR THE OPTIMIST
Do you have a friend who's always looking ahead, ready and exciting for what life will bring next? If that person's also a bookworm, this beautiful, monochrome literary wall calendar is sure to be a hit.
FOR THE HOMEBODY
Reading in the comfort of home is one of life's greatest pleasures, especially when it's cold outside and you wrap yourself in your favorite blanket and curl up in a reclining chair. You'll inevitably want hot cocoa to complete the scene, so plush slippers like these will be essential for keeping cozy on trips to the kitchen.
FOR THE INSATIABLE READER
A gift subscription to Amazon Unlimited — which offers access to thousands of books and audiobooks — is a fun idea for anyone who can't. get. enough. Choose from gifting 6, 12 or 24 months. You don't need a Kindle to use the service, but if you want one, The Wirecutter says the Paperwhite is your best bet.
FOR THE ASPIRING AUTHOR
Every writer draws a blank sometimes. This book is designed to help writers get past those moments, by offering 642 writing prompts on topics ranging from amusement parks to your first fight. Sign me up.