Last week, I wrote about gifts for readers. This week, I wanted to share with you some ideas on gifts for writers.
Yeah, both readers and writers will probably like a lot of the same things, but I made a list of things that writers would specifically love (or at least I would... hint ;) )
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1) A Kindle
Now, you might be thinking, "Self, didn't Kelly mention a Kindle on the Reader Gift Guide?" And the answer is yes... but there is a DIFFERENT reason to give an author a Kindle. GIVEAWAY! Kindles make awesome giveaway prizes for facebook page likes milestones, youtube, book launches, etc. Why not help out your writer friend and gift them a Kindle with the understanding that it can be used for a giveaway? They will love you for it <3
2) Pretty Notebooks
I dare you to find an author who doesn't love pretty notebooks. It is one of the perks of writing. I have more than my fair share ;) Ideas float all around us and sometimes it takes a pretty notebook to get the idea down. NOW, a 17 cent notebook WILL do the trick, but it's Christmas. We won't splurge and buy them for ourselves, but we'd love it if you bought one for us!
ALSO, find lots of ideas for journals and notebooks at www.etsy.com.
3) Cool Ink Pen
Oh my land! I'm getting giddy just looking at it!
Do you know what goes with really pretty journals or notebooks? Really pretty ink pens!! What better gift to give the writer in your life than a fancy pen. Again, it is more than likely something he/she won't buy for him/herself, but can you imagine the smile on Christmas morning? There are so many options to choose from.
Again, more are available at www.etsy.com.
This is something people don't normally think about but are huge for writers. PLANNERS! I, personally, right now have four planners lol. I have one for business/personal things to remember, one for marketing, one for book releases, and one for blog ideas. Yup. I love planners! So will the writer in your life. Seriously, with as much stuff as everyone has to remember now days, planners are a win/win for anyone.
Find some pretty ones onwww.etsy.com too.
5) "Writing" Gloves
But you still have to write all the words.
Fingerless gloves make amazing Christmas presents! They help you write all the words while your hands stay warm and toasty.
Find more on Amazon.com.
*A laptop (if you wanna go that far ;) )
*Amazon gift cards (because we are always giving them... hardly ever getting them)
*Something that goes along with their series. Does your friend write Alice in Wonderland retellings? How about a "We're all mad here" pillow? Think of things that go with his/her genre and gift something along those lines. There is nothing better than the support of a friend/family member for our 'book babies'.
That's my list. What other things can you think of that would be awesome for the writer on your Holiday List? Leave a comment and tell me.
Next week, my thoughts on this year's NaNoWriMo.
See you around,
About Kelly Martin
Kelly Martin is an Amazon bestseller and award-winning author. She loves abandoned house photography, ghost stories, and trying to figure out what goes bump in the night.
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Books by Kelly Martin
The Afterlife of Lizzie Monroe
The Heartless Series (complete):
DDT Series (complete):
Dark and Deadly Things
Dark and Devious Things
Dark and Dreadful Things
Dark and Desperate Things
Dark and Dangerous Things
Fairy Tale Series (complete):
Betraying Ever After
The Beast of Ravenston
The Glass Coffin
The Deception of Devin Miller
B.I.G. is Beautiful: A Love Story
Crossing the Deep
Love in the 80s
Once Bitten, Twice Shy
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