Category Archives for "Christmas"

Christmas Gifts for Writers

My friends tell me that finding Christmas gifts for writers can be very difficult. You can only find so many funny coffee mugs or T-shirts with writing-related quips.

One friend said it was difficult to think of what to buy for me for birthdays and Christmas because she felt that, as a writer (and editor), I might find what she chose not meaningful enough. Not certain what my friend meant by that, and being a writer, I asked.

Her answer? “Well, you’re a writer. You are so educated. You know so much. What can I give you that you would like or find useful?” I have to admit I was a bit taken aback because my friend has the same amount of formal education that I have. Still, I can appreciate her concern because I think we all feel this way when we want to give the people we care about a gift.

So, to help my fellow writers get the books they want for Christmas this year, I’ve compiled a handy list that you can give to your family or name drop when you’re having lunch with friends, or leave on your desk for the gift-givers in your life to find.

Christmas Gifts for Writers

If the writer in your life has these books, think about what she enjoys when she’s not writing and select a gift related to that. After all, the most meaningful gifts of all come from the heart.