Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Gifts for Writers

I always love shopping for writing gifts. There's always something about the new tip of a quality pen, an empty notebook or a coffee cup the right size. I've always dreamed of having a bone china, Victorian designed tea cup and saucer, maybe with a teapot to go with it. Living in a house full of men, they never really captured the hint . . . probably for fear of buying such a dainty gift . . . not understanding why anyone wouldn't prefer a mug that holds more to drink. Sigh.

Anyway, in my window shopping, I found a few unique ideas for the writer in your life (or for you, but nobody has to  know). I receive no affiliate fee for these. I just loved them.

Wooden Journals from Yellow Bird Books. From the website:
"YellowBird Books is a completely handmade shop where you will find artisan journals spanning from theme to theme. The most common materials used in the journals are wood,hemp, wood and copper buttons, and designer cardstock, all used to help inspire, impact lives, and record memories."

Mini Book Earrings made of real leather from Keepreading. From the website: "The book contains 14 pages (28 both sides) that have been stitched traditional bookbinding with waxed linen thread. It's like a real book. You can open it and write!"

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Jewelry - literary black brass cuff bracelet from Jezebel Charms. From the website: "Mr Darcy's impromptu proposal to Elizabeth Bennet from one of the most popular novels of all time, Pride and Prejudice. The scripted quotation by Mr.Darcy said to Elizabeth is set upon 19th century imagery of the chapter that particular quote is from. Finished in chic black. I'm ecstatic and proud to say you can now find my literary brass cuffs at Jane Austen's House Museum in Hampshire, England."


T.S. Eliot Magnet Gift Set from Quoted Art. Other authors available. From the website: "The entire set will arrive in a chiffon bag suitable for gift giving. I seal the images with multiple layers of decoupage and top it with a layer of varnish for a shiny, glassy finish! Magnets are crafted from 1.5 inch by 1.5 inch up-cycled pattern tiles"


Navy Walden Pond Tie with Book Set from Little Bird Gift ShopFrom the website: "My tie designs are based on literature and can be purchased in a bound book or with a raffia ribbon. Each tie comes with a card that describes the elements of the tie that were inspired by Thoreau's Walden. The tie is 100% silk twill, hand sewn with a machine finish. The tie design features elements of nature described by Thoreau as well as the house he lived in and the train that gave him such a scare when he first observed it storming through the forest."


Fairy Tale, an Altered Book by The Abandoned Attic. From the website: "The Land of Fairy tales is altered Book constructed from a Book a book dated 1923 called Fairy land, it is beautifully carved to tell the story in sculpture form. The details are amazing. this book comes with a museum quality case and would display nice in any office, home library or shelf."


Anu Lal said...

Thank you Hope! Such a precious post.

D.G. Hudson said...

Very interesting gifts, Hope.

I've seen the sculpted books before, and I'm torn (no pun) between liking them and horror at the mutilation of the book. Only a book lover would think that. I guess a visual story suits some more than others.

I like the tiny book earrings, but I don't know if I could write that tiny. (a blank page always attracts me . . .)

Thanks for the insight into 'extra-ordinary gifts' for writers.

Have a great holiday season, Hope, and best wishes to you and your family.

Hope Clark said...

Personally, I like the Jane Austen bracelet. Just love it! (Hint, somebody . . . gift hint? Pretty please?)


Kelly Robinson said...

Great picks! I'm also in love with these dolls --almost every author you can think of.