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Suggested Gift Ideas

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Gifts for all Seasons for Writers & Readers

You don’t always need a reason to reward the writer and reader in your life. Looking for a really great gift idea that will inspire, inform or delight all year round? Maybe you just want to pamper yourself. Whatever your reason, and whatever the season, check out our Dream Gifts for Writers and Readers.

If you have any ideas to add to the list, we’d like to hear from you.  Just send us a note through our contact form above!

 

 

Gift List for Writers
  • Small table-top water fountain
  • Special pen for autographing books (for a published author)
  • Special stickers for authors – “Autographed by Author”
    Authors use them to stick on the front cover of books they autograph.
  • Scented candles
  • Tray for across the tub, bubble bath and champagne/wine
  • Memory stick/Jump Drive
    Memory is getting cheaper, so check out the ones that hold gigabytes of information.
  • External hard drive for backing up files
  • Kindle or Sony E-Book Reader
    Do your homework on this gift. Each reader has proprietary data security. This means books can only be collected from specific places or in specific formats. If your special person is a Road Warrior this is an excellent gift choice.
  • Digital recorder for making notes on the fly
  • Netbooks and laptops
  • AlphaSmart NEO -
    If you are checking out the high-end version, the Dana, consider a NetBook instead.
  • iPods, Nanos or other MP3 music devices
  • Egg timer
  • Two-year organizer/calendar
    Be careful, not everyone is a tech nut so don’t rush out and buy a PDA when an old fashioned calendar will do.
  • Starbucks, Amazon, iTunes and other interesting gift cards
  • Briefcase/laptop bag
  • IKEA office furniture
  • Clear a space in the house for your writer’s private writing area
  • Do Not Disturb sign for the door
  • Special coffee/tea along with a cool mug
  • Electronic warmer for the cool coffee/tea mug
  • Nonni biscotti, cookies or special chocolate treats
  • Registration for a writer’s conference – a fabulous option is Moonlight & Magnolias
  • Continuing education courses
  • Subscriptions to Writer’s Digest, Romantic Times (for romance writers), or other magazines specific to the genre your writer is interested.
  • Shirt box full of pens, post-its, notepads, mechanical pencils, highlighters, etc.
  • Office Supplies: printer paper, printer cartridges, notebooks etc. A gift card to the supply store may actually be a better option
  • Gift certificate to a craft store like Michaels, assuming your writer is into collaging or other art forms to stimulate creativity
  • Coupon vouchers for babysitting, cleaning, spa day, massage, etc.
  • Writer’s Resource Books
  • Membership to a Writers’ Group
    Romance Writers of America (RWA) and a Regional Chapter or Specialty Group (see RWA’s Web site), Georgia Romance Writers, Georgia Writers, Sisters in Crime, etc.
  • Entrance to an Authors’ Luncheon hosted by a local writing chapter
  • Gift card and/or assistance with the creation/support of the writer’s Web site
  • Book light for reading at night
  • Variety of bookmarks
  • One of those microwavable neck massage/warmers(wrap around neck & shoulders), some come herbal scented
  • Book covers for privacy while reading in public
  • Snuggie versus Slanket (see the note in the Gift List for Readers)
Gift List for Readers
  • Book light for reading at night
  • Special coffee/tea along with a cool mug
  • Electronic warmer for the cool coffee/tea mug
  • Nonni biscotti, cookies or special chocolate treats
  • Snuggie or cashmere throw your writer/reader can cuddle under while reading
    UPDATE NOTE:
    According to the reviews on Amazon.com, check out the Slanket instead. The difference is in the quality of the fabrice according to a reviewer who appears to know her stuff. Do your research before you buy!
  • Small table-top water fountain
  • Scented candles
  • Kindle or Sony E-Book Reader
    Do your homework on this gift. Each reader has proprietary data security. This means books can only be collected from specific places or in specific formats. If your special person is a Road Warrior this is an excellent gift choice.
  • iPods, Nanos or other MP3 music devices
  • Starbucks, Amazon, iTunes and other interesting gift cards
  • Basket full of books
    Be careful. Your reader already has a lot of books.
  • Book light for reading at night
  • Tray for across the tub, bubble bath, bath gels and champagne/wine
  • Variety of bookmarks
  • Entrance to an Authors’ Luncheon hosted by a local writing chapter
  • Get a signed book from a favorite author
    Coordinate this in advance. Many authors will sign a book that they receive from you. You must pay for shipping both ways and supply the packing materials. Do not put a burden on the author. You may want to reconsider this idea if the author is from a foreign country. Shipping is expensive and a big hassle for both parties.
    If a favorite author is local, coordinate a luncheon for your read and his/her friends with this author. Supply a gift certificate to cover restaurant expenses. Ask the author about her fee. Sometimes a small gift is the only thing you need. Book covers for privacy while reading in public
  • Coupon vouchers for babysitting, cleaning, spa day, massage, etc.
  • Microwavable neck massage/warmers (wrap around neck & shoulders), some come herbal scented
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