Gifts for Writers

by Sparkle Abbey

We wanted to do a little something different this year with
our December post. Most everyone knows writers love notebooks, pens, and basic
office supplies, but for those of you with a special writer in your life who
are stumped for gift ideas beyond the usual, we’ve got 5 suggestions ranging
from $10 to $500.

Aqua Notes –The best ideas come in
the shower…or when we’re folding laundry. With these bad boys, that special writer
in your life will never forget that amazing idea that popped into their head in
the middle of lathering up.  Possible
side effect:  A “To Do” list waiting for
that special someone who was waiting to use the shower.

Storiatrs Fingerless gloves
You’ve probably seen these on your Facebook Feed…or maybe you haven’t if you’re
not a writer. These fabulous gloves keep a writer’s hands warm, while keeping
their fingers free to fly across the keyboard. What makes these gloves special
is that they’re covered in text from classic novels.  Storiarts also carries scarves, T-Shirts and
pillow covers.

Coffee shop gift card
– You’ve seen the memes, “Coffee: The official Fuel of Writers,”  “One simply does not start writing without
coffee,” “Writer on deadline, please send coffee.” Not
only do writers love their coffee, they love their local coffee shops.  Writing at a coffee shop can be productive,
provides a time limit to meet their word count, and is great for people
watching. A gift card to their favorite coffee shop is always a winner!

Noise canceling
– Writers can be easily distracted, but once we’re in our fictional
world we’re great at blocking the real world around us. Help the writer in your
life focus on putting words on the page with a pair of noise cancelling
headphones. Whether they listen to music or peace and quiet, a pair of these
can help with their productivity. C/Net
ranked the best noise cancelling headphones of 2016. If those are out of your
price range, here’s a
list of options from Amazon

Standing desk
As a writer, we spend a lot of time BICHOK-ing (bottom in chair, hands on
keyboard). The medical community has shouted at us for years that too much
sitting is bad for our health. Maybe it’s time to consider a standing
desk.  Now, before you whip out that
credit card and spend a large sum of money on our well-intentioned suggestion,
you might want to consider gently probing your writer if this is something
they’re interested in. Swapping out sitting all day for standing all day isn’t
necessarily the best idea. It might be better to ease into it by alternating
between sitting and standing. There are a number of standing desks on the
market.  We suggest Googling “Height-Adjustable
Standing Desk”
and find the best option for your writer.

So those are our top 5 picks. 

Okay, we have one more idea. If these aren’t creative enought for you, check out Etsy
for some unique and fun ideas. Etsy has everything from bookmarks, to mugs, to

As for our fellow writers, if there’s a gift out there
you’re just dying to receive, let us know. We might be interested too!

Sparkle Abbey is the pseudonym of two mystery authors (Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter). They are friends and neighbors as well as co-writers of the Pampered Pets Mystery Series. The pen name was created by combining the names of their rescue pets–Sparkle (Mary Lee’s cat) and Abbey (Anita’s dog). If you want to make sure you’re up on all the Sparkle Abbey news, stop by their website and sign up for updates at
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