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7 Special Holiday Gifts for Writers

  • By Earma Brown
  • Published 12/9/2008
  • Writing
  • Rating: blueratingfull-1201152blueratingfull-1201152blueratingfull-1201152blueratingfull-1201152blueratingfull-1201152 Unrated

Are you looking for a gift for the writer in your life? You may be tired of the boring gifts. You know the deco pen set or the dated looking cloth blank book. No worries; with a little help from a fellow writer (that’s me); you can choose a gift that your loved one will love to keep. Besides all of that they will marvel at how thoughtful you are. To celebrate the writer in your life here’s 7 gift ideas to choose from: 1. eBook Reader Most writers are avid readers. But like any millennium professional person, they struggle to find the time to fit reading in their schedule. Give them the gift of an ebook reader. The Amazon Kindle was listed as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2008. Your writer would enjoy the easy on the eyes electronic reader. Using cell phone technology one can download the books straight from the Amazon Kindle store after purchase. The books are cheaper and in a few minutes you’re reading your favorite business book or novel. 2. Laptop Any writer would be thrilled to receive their very own laptop. If you are budget conscious, you may get the system one step behind the latest technology to save dollars. Consider getting the platform (Mac or PC) they are already using. Or find out if they desire to switch platforms before getting the new laptop. 3. Laptop case Aspiring authors who own laptops enjoy a nice case. Try to suit it to your writer friend’s personality. If your loved one is one of those wonderful wacky writers, they would probably enjoy a creative looking case with lots of color. Of course, if their personality is on the conservative side then a more professional black or brown brief case would best fit. Or perhaps, if your loved one is female, she would enjoy a purse looking case. 4. Other mobile computer accessories

If your writer already owns a laptop and case, consider some of the mobile accessories. According to what came with their laptop, yo

u might get them a mobile min-mouse, mobile printer or lap cooling desk. Thinking of mobility, a broadband card would be great. Your writer can be anywhere and connect to the Internet for business or fun without using Hot Spot technology. Some companies like AT&T or Verizon offer the card free with a 2 year contract at $40-$60 per month. 5. Dinner out Hard working writers enjoy a dinner out at a restaurant they couldn’t usually afford. Expensive is great but you’ll find a little appreciation will work wonders in the aspiring author’s life. So whatever your budget can afford, make it a special meal. If you want to add a personal touch get a bouquet of flowers along with the dinner. For males consider a cookie gift basket, bottle of celebratory wine or champagne. 6. Writer’s survival kit Create a gift set; or hire a creative person to design a kit with fun pens, pencils, notepads, coffee mug, pencil sharpener, eraser, favorite writing books, journal, novel and chocolate. Or make up your own list; just include both fun stuff and serious things. On the fun side, look for a miniature life raft or rope, oxygen mask. Anyway, you get the idea. Have fun and you can be sure it’ll be fun for your special writer. 7. Writer’s gift basket On the same note as the writer’s survival kit, design a gift basket. In your gift basket instead of a survival theme go with a pamper theme. Put things that will pamper a writer’s hands and/or body. You can start with hand lotions, manicure gift certificate, bath oils and bubbles along with favorite book. Another idea would be to purchase their favorite novel and build a theme around it. Use the colors from the novel and perhaps some things from the setting of the novel. For example, if the novel is set in another country, use items native to that country.

Don’t let the writer in your life think you don’t appreciate him. Choose one of the gifts above and touch their soul. I’m almost sure they will gush all over you with thanks. No need to tell them where you got the idea. Just enjoy the holidays with family and friends!



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