But what else is out there? What says "I love you are a writer" to that struggling author, blogger or journalist? Try some of these:
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Jane Austen umbrella. These caricatures are striking and made by Literary Luminaries. They have Shakespeare on another one and an assortment of women authors on yet another. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotamayor was caught on the evening news toting one!
Reader's Journal? I so wish I'd been savvy enough to record all the books I've read throughout the years, noting what I thought of the writing, the characters, especially through younger eyes! It's designed to guide you in jotting down what you liked, why you didn't finish, and your favorite passages in 250 books.
I fell in love with these greeting cards from Philsophy Science Art Gift Shop. How about a set with Oscar Wilde pictured on the front, inside stating "I have nothing to declare except my genius." Or poet Percy Shelley saying "Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted." The pictures are beautiful, the cards extremely tasteful.
Then there are the less tangible gifts, those that involve more from you and are harder to wrap:
- Dinner and a book signing.
- Chauffeur a writing friend to attend a writer's conference.
- A Writer's Digest online class.
- An online subscription to Writer's Market or TOTAL FundsforWriters .
- An offer to babysit, pet sit or plant sit while the writer goes off for a weekend to write.
- A paid retreat at a state park or even a quaint bed and breakfast or motel stay.
- Editing services.
- Web design.