Author of Middle Grade novels about friendship, family, and figuring out where you fit in.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Gift Ideas for Writers

(Said in announcer voice) "Do you have a friend or family member who is a writer? Are you struggling to figure out what kind of gift to give them for their birthday or a holiday? Well, struggle no more!"

My birthday was last week, and my family gave me the most fun and creative gifts! So, if you need a gift for the writer in your life, here are some ideas:


My mom bought me a WRITER T-shirt and WRITER tote bag! I can't wait to show off to everyone that I do what I love. They're from the TV show Castle, which I also recommend to writers.


My sister gave me a bunch of writer-related goodies. Besides a cute notepad, lined paper for lists, and neat-looking pen, I also got...


...some magnetic poetry, to give me ideas when I'm stuck on a scene, and...


...a notepad for when I get ideas in the shower! Holy cow, I've been saying for years that I need this!

I encourage you all to Google these items and consider them for either yourself or a writer friend. I know I look forward to using them!

But one gift I received that you can't buy came from my grandmother.


She made me a ceramic girl who is reading a copy of Wishing for Washington! Yes, she printed out the front and back covers of my book and glued them on! And that's not all...


...even the inside of the book is the dedication and first page of Wishing for Washington! My grandmother is so creative. I'm in awe.

So, needless to say, I have the most thoughtful family ever, and I love them.

What are some gift ideas for writers that you've seen, received, or come up with yourself?

12 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow, wow, WOW!!!! Your grandmother totally rocks - that's the best gift ever!!! :)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

First off, a belated happy birthday! It sounds like your family made sure it was a wonderful one. Those gifts were all so thoughtful, but the gift from your grandmother blew me away. That's gotta be the best gift ever! It actually brought tears to my eyes. I think it's safe to say she's very proud of you and loves you very much, and no gift can ever be better than that.

Christine Rains said...

Fantastic ideas! That is a wonderful gift from your grandmother. Those kinds of gifts are priceless. :)

Vanessa Morgan said...

Wonderful choices.

Cherie Reich said...

Those are some great gifts! The shower notes would be so handy, and I love the ceramic your grandmother created for you! That's so cool!

Tammy Theriault said...

that's amazing! and how completely heartfelt! found your blog and can't wait to read more posts!

Rachel Morgan said...

Oh WOW, that is such a special gift from your grandmother!
And that waterproof notepad is SO COOL!

Medeia Sharif said...

Happy belated birthday. Cool gifts. I love getting writerly gifts.

Shelley Sly said...

You guys are so sweet. Thank you.

My family is incredible. I didn't tell them or even hint to them what I'd like, and they all came up with gifts that were writing-related and totally fantastic. All credit goes to them!

Lady Lilith said...

I like the aqua notes idea. It is also great for moms.

Crystal Collier said...

Wow. Those are some pretty epic gifts. I just want someone to make me a shirt (or three) with my book covers. Seriously. I want to be labeled. HELP ME TALK ABOUT MY BOOKS TO STRANGERS, please? =)

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