Five Christmas Presents for the Writer in Your Life
Finding Christmas shopping for your favourite writer a little tricky? Don’t hang up your Santa suit yet, we’ve got a few ideas up our sleeves that should guarantee some writerly joy this festive season.
A Place to Put Their Words
It’s hard to go wrong with favourite brands like Moleskine, Leuchtturm1917 and Portico but do beware, there’s a good chance your resident writer already has a preferred brand of notebook. Take a peek at the notebooks that line their desk and see if you can snag a suitable replacement.
Time to Write
Perhaps the greatest gift for any writer is the prospect of uninterrupted time to themselves. Writing can be an incredibly time-intensive process. Even people who’re able to whizz through the first draft of a story or novel will spend countless hours rewriting, editing and perfecting their words. And for most people, time can be a little hard to come by.
Gift your favourite scribbler with the thing they need most – book them a writing retreat or simply hand them an IOU that promises you’ll take care of their kids/cats/chores while they immerse themselves in their writing.
Writing Apps for Transforming Their Tech
Alternatively, give them access to quirky and useful info at the touch of a button with apps like Spice Mobile (an online thesaurus that also explains a word’s etymology) or Dragon Dictation, a voice recognition service that translates voice into text. If the app you have an eye on doesn’t offer a gift subscription, simply buy an iTunes or Google Play voucher and write down the details of the app you’ve chosen for your writer.
A Day Away from the Desk
A writer might spend their time exploring fantastical lands and adventuring without ever looking up from their laptop – why not inspire them to do the same in the real world too? Help hunched-over writers break out of their normal routine with inspirational day trips or classes.
Ease stiff shoulders with a voucher for a yoga or Pilates class, inspire new stories with a day trip or overnight stay somewhere nearby or give writers new ways to express themselves with a crafting workshop.
Inspirational Stocking Fillers
Mugs tend to be another top pick for writerly types (saying something about their reliance on caffeinated beverages perhaps?). Find everything from the forceful ‘Go Away I’m Writing’ mug to the Grammar Grumblers complete set or the classic lined paper mug.
Now you've got your beloved writers sorted, what about the readers in your life? Check out our gift guide for bookworms.