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Stuff your writer’s stocking: last minute gift ideas for your bibliophile

By December 13, 2019December 14th, 2019No Comments

There are just a couple of weeks until the holidays. Are you panicking about the writers on your list? Here are a few of my favorite ideas that have a quick turnaround. Happy holidays, everyone!

Worth it!

Tools of the trade:

These are the best pencils in the world: Palomino Blackwings*. And spring for the sharpener, too.

Flash drives* for all our presentations are welcome, especially if they’re stylish. My favorite drive is Marvin the Martian, but bright colors will do.

It’s amazing how much printing you need done: cool stationery to write thank you’s, stickers as swag, postcards for new books, or business cards to share at conferences. I like to design at Moo.com.

These days, I’m ashamed to say that I forget the details of a book fairly quickly. Here’s a book journal* to help keep track of the plots and important info on the ga-zillion books we read.

I am guilty of dog-earring pages. But a set of beautiful bookmarks in wood* might change that. These are pretty.

Writers have to be big readers, so help us as we keep up with our professional libraries by giving us a gift card to our favorite local indie. Are you in Richmond? Try bbgb, Fountain Bookstore, and Chop Suey Books.

Self care:

Literary candles* to soothe the nerves when deadlines loom!

Literary candles

Literary candles*

I saw a version of this Resting Book Face t-shirt at NCTE this year, but they were all out by the time I went to buy mine.  Here is a collection of other pithy tees and an online version of “book face”.*

Socks from their favorite children’s book?

via Etsy

Etsy has some unique trinkets and jewelry, too.

Philanthropy:

And finally, for the person who truly has everything, how about a donation in their name to an organization focused on books and kids?

Nationally:

And closer to home:

*Disclosure: Bear in mind that some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you use them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. I post them for your convenience and hope you will make your purchases where you are most comfortable. 

Meg Medina

Author Meg Medina

I'm Meg Medina, author of libros for kids of all ages. I'm the 2019 Newbery medalist for Merci Suárez Changes Gears. I write strong girls, tough circumstances, and the connecting power of culture. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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