Writing is serious business, requiring a delicate balance of inspiration, time, talent and tools. Writers can be finicky creatures, prefering their own comforts rather than branching out onto new paths. This can make writer difficult – but not impossible – to buy for. With a little creativity, you can find the perfect gift for the writer on your shopping list. Here are five gift ideas for the writer in your life.

Leather Journal

A writer should never be without a place to jot ideas, notes and storylines. That place, obviously, should be something that brings pleasure every time it is touched. This beautiful handmade leather journal will fit nicely in a purse or tote, with a soft cover and blank pages just waiting to be filled. Read more…

Chicago Manual of Style

Good writer or developing writer, EVERY writer needs the Chicago Manual of Style. It’s an invaluable resource, and the newest edition has been updated to include all of today’s buzzwords and editing dilemnas (email or e-mail?). Read more…

Bird Bookends

Anyone who writes has a collection of books begging to be tamed. These sweet iron birdy bookends are just the gift to do it. Not only will they contain a passel of books, whether shelved or on a desk, but they’ll look adorable at the same time! Read more…

iPad

Jot down ideas, do research instantly via the web, take photos, download a variety of apps that make the task of writing easier… the iPad may not seem like a natural gift idea for writers, but it can be a lifesaver. Easily portable, it replaces the laptop for on-the-go work and simplifies the task of writing. Read more…

Cozy Bathrobe

One of the best things about writing is the freedom to do it in your most comfortable clothes. Gift a gift that your favorite writer will happily use over and over, perched in front of the keyboard with fluffy socks and this indulgent robe. Read more…

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