There’s only 11 days until CHRISTMAS and I still see people scrounging around and buying gifts! Personally, I’m an early shopper. I start in October so most of the time I’m done with my shopping around the beginning of November.
A few years ago I created a Book & Geek Christmas wishlist. This year I focused more on readers and writers. NaNoWriMo hasn’t been over for long and some are probably already thinking of next year or working hard on editing their current work, so anything to help them along is probably more than welcomed.
If you have anything you would add to the list, please do so in the comments! I love seeing what everyone else has found.
Gifts For Writers:
As some writers are with hearing the scratching of a nice pen/pencil against paper, others are about hearing the quiet clicking of keys. Now-a-days keys are made a little too quiet to be satisfying and I’d absolutely LOVE to get my hands on this! You can hook it up wired or bluetooth and it has a built in stand for tablets.
Nothing says “I Love You” more than knowing when to leave a writer alone. They can either set it at the front door when they’re too busy for company, or just their bedroom/study when they don’t want to be disturbed.
If your writer isn’t one to take risk an electronic device in the bath, this might help with those sudden inspirations that strike during a nice long soak. The pad is 40 sheets of water-proof paper and a normal graphite pencil. Never let them get frustrated over losing an idea again!
This looks so cool! It’s a glass pen that works sort of like a fountain pen. The twirled tip soaked up the bottled ink and allows a smooth spread on the paper. Great for writers that are still traditional or write out their outlines first, or like me just like collecting pens.
Gifts For Readers:
This is great for the reader that has a space problem and is trying very, very hard to grow something green in their room. It’d be PERFECT for someone who has a little window reading nook, or even someone who likes cookbooks and grows their own herbs.
This is a neat little gift! Each bead is made from a page of a different book so you can take stories with you! The designer also says she’ll take requests to make the beads from certain books for a more customized bracelet.
If you haven’t checked out Thriftbooks yet, you’re missing out. I love sifting through books I’ve missed over the years and Thriftbooks is just a big, online thrift store that caters to only books! They even have a rare and collectable section (complete with first editions) for the serious scavengers.
For me there’s not much that’s better than relaxing with a book and a cup of tea! I fell in love with boba (bubble tea) at a local Korean owned asian market. Sadly they don’t make it anymore, so maybe one day I’ll try to girl-up and make it myself. The tapioca pearls intimidate me.
I’ve been using Scrivener for years. In college I used it for essays and papers; my Shakespeare and creative writing classes. A cork board lets you keep track of characters and events, or just make notes as ideas pop into your head. It also separates chapters for you and when you’re ready, you can export your work to your Kindle.
Most of you have probably heard of the monthly subscription service, OwlCrate. The reason I choose OwlCrate over other services is because you’re able to purchase monthly boxes after they’ve been sent out. I can pick and choose which books I want to buy and which I want to skip!