Gifts for your favorite writer

Hi Writers,

Well, the holiday season is upon us and it’s time to start dropping subtle hints to our loved ones about what we might actually like to receive in gift-form. As a service to your loved ones, I’ve spent the last week combing the Internet looking for stuff you might actually not want to return.

And here I present: Cool gifts for me writers.   

Have I ever mentioned to you how much I love old typewriter keys? And silver? And bracelets? Here’s a gift that combines all three: Vintage typewriter keys bracelet from The Library Shop at The New York Public Library.

Word lusters, let your freak flag fly with a fabulous purse fabricated from a Webster’s dictionary. They’re made to order, so you need to get orders in early. Find the dictionary purse, along with other literary book purses at Rebound Designs: Webster’s New World Dictionary purse

Next a budget-conscious selection. It’s a sad thing when a good writer is without a handy notepad. Get your favorite writer pal this cool, slim 2008 calendar/planner with space for notes: Moleskine 2008 Pocket Soft Cover Weekly Planner + Notebook week-at-a-glance, plus notes

If your favorite writer is a chess lover, check out this sweet set: American Authors Chess Set from Barnes & Noble. Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman battle for dominance on the chess scene. Will Mark Twain put Edgar Allan Poe in check? Well, we’ll see.

At $1,500, this is a gift for the writer who has everything. But just for fun, check out these gorgeous handmade keyboards made of brushed aluminum, copper, brass and chrome. The Das Keyboard model has a wooden faceplate and resembles an old typewriter keyboard, and I think I already mentioned how much I love old typewriters. Custom Keyboards: Made to Order

I can’t think of any good reason why a writer would actually need this, but it amuses me, nonetheless, so I’ll share it with you: Write No Evil Pewter Pen Holder and Pen (see below).

Please share your own writer’s wish list here.

Keep Writing,
Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers and cheers!

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7 thoughts on “Gifts for your favorite writer

  1. Georganna Hancock

    We’re having fun with this topic on the forum. That’s where I first posted my wish: for my very own copy of the OED, the Oxford English Dictionary. Even a subscription to the online version would be appreciated. I’m REALLY a word person!

  2. Jeff Yeager

    Maria –

    I’m flabbergasted that you’re not wishing for a copy of my newly minted “2008 Men of the Writer’s Digest Forum Calendar”.

    Sure, we may not have traditionally impressive physiques, but when have you seen six-pack carpal tunnel syndrome like this?

  3. Cheryl Barker

    Thanks for sharing some cool ideas — plus the crazy funny "write no evil" one 🙂 Most gift-givers might not think my ideas very fun, but I would be happy to get some new writer’s books and reference books. A little cash to help me go to a writer’s conference would be welcome, too! 🙂