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.
Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers and cheers!