A Writerly Christmas: Gift ideas for the Writer in Your Life

It’s that time of the year. Yes. Already. Have you not noticed the endless piped music, the tinsel, the shopping trolleys overflowing with a months worth of shopping (and shops will be shut for less than one day!)

It’s been a busy week – the rush to get everything done before Christmas holidays start: finishing up rewrites on chapter sixteen and getting it to my editor, cleaning house for the inevitible unexpected Christmas visitors, emergency dentist appointment for a broken filling (He goes on holidays tomorrow for two weeks. Talk about timing!) and last minute present shopping.

While I was window shopping I found a plethora of items that the writer (or reader) in your family might love to have…  Here’s just a few to consider:

Mugs: There’s so many to choose from (Redbubble and Cafepress)


or a gorgeous tea cup from T2


Then there’s Tshirts (from Redbubble or Teepublic)


Now we get into the serious stuff: Notebooks.
There are some gorgeous ones out there. Paperblanks make beautiful baroque inspired ones. You can find them online or some newsagents stock them (at least in Australia)
Diver’s notebooks are also a great idea for those of us who have ideas in the shower (I used mine all the time!)


And don’t forget pens… especially fountain pens… Check out this Windsor Prose Writing Setor a custom pen from Etsy.

Or just supply caffeine – coffee, tea or chocolate.  You can buy Haighs hamper bags in milk or dark chocolate.

If you still can’t find anything you think will suit, consider writing an honest book review on either Goodreads or Amazon and recommend your favourite book. That’d warm any author’s heart!

Merry Christmas

and stay safe everyone.


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