Gifts for Writers and Readers—ie, get something for you, something REAL nice
I update my gift-giving list year-round and keep it on my phone so that when I get an idea for a special person, I can buy the thing or save a note. I’ve gathered some ideas for gifts for writers and readers in case you’ve got a book person on your list. But who are we kidding? This is a treat yo self list if there ever was one.
- Scribbler Subscription Box In the midst of my shopping, I bought this for myself. The curated box for writers includes an autographed novel and other gifts. It’s $30/mo and I figured I’d check it out and cancel after the first month if I don’t want to keep up the subscription.
- Wireless Keyboard and Mouse When I was dealing with some neck pain, I found that setting my laptop higher gave me huge relief. But that obviously presented a typing problem. A wireless keyboard on my lap was the solution and mine has a little more clicky-clack in the keys than my laptop, which I love. This is a comfort item writers may not know they want.
- Imaginary Authors Unisex Perfume Got a pretentious book snob in your life (don’t we all?). Want to drop $95 on them. Eh. Anyway, you still might want to know about this literary perfume line. The ad’s come through my FB feed enough times I’m just about ready to buy some. The scent I have my eye on? Memoirs of a Trespasser…
- Coffee Variety Pack We writers drink coffee and lots of it. I’m a decaf gal myself, and one of my daughters bought me a decaf sampler pack for Mother’s Day. Good flavored decaf, in a range of flavors, is hard to find. I think the cherry creme was my favorite.
- Novel Teas If tea is more your thing, check out this literary tea. Each bag has a book quote on the little tag. Cuteness.
- Bathtub Book Tray My sister bought me one of these a few years ago and it’s the most perfect thing. I’m a bath person (apparently you either are or you aren’t) and a bubble bath, with wine and a book, is my happy place.
- Library Soap To go with that bath tray, better get some book soap.
- Book Soap Another option.
- Antique Books Candle If there is another writer stereotype that’s true, it’s that we like candles. Big ones, little ones, and definitely scented ones. Maybe it’s wishful thinking, but the buyers commenting on this product swear it really smells like old books. I choose to believe.
- Book Lover Sweatshirt I’m not usually one to wear clothing sporting cutesy sayings. But I am 100% behind wearing this sweatshirt, if only because we should ALL be advocates for the Oxford comma.
- Quotation Mark Earrings Big earrings are my thing. But some days call for a more subtle accessory. These are the most adorable earrings and if they don’t show up in my stocking this year, come Dec. 26, I’ll be hitting this Etsy store.
- Book Worm Ring I own this and thought you might be interested in it too. It’s adjustable and I wear it best on my thumb.
- Book Chocolates I mean come on. These are precious. Can chocolate be precious? I think so.
- A friend gave me a journal and some Sharpie S-Gel pens for my birthday and I’ve made the pen-switch official. Get them wherever you buy your inexpensive writing pens.
- This one is obvious, but writers and readers love bookstore giftcards. Amazon is sweeping up in almost every category, so let’s divert our book dollars elsewhere, yeah? Our local independents appreciate us so.
- And finally, if you’re in a pinch, I’ve got the perfect grab-and-go gift. Pick up a package of seasonal Oreos (peppermint was the old best but gingerbread might be the new best), a bottle of inexpensive wine, and you (your recipient, I mean) will be in heaven.
My gifts for writers and readers list gets updated periodically. You might want to bookmark this page!