It’s the holidays and, as always, we’re reviewing list after list to find the perfect, thoughtful gift that shows true appreciation, provides a bunch of laughs or just sparks imagination. Whether your writers publish content to tell a story, support your brand or prepare specific processes for your products, everyone likes to have special gifts during the holidays that show gratitude for their hard work.
Here’s a breakdown of what writers truly want for the holidays.
If the best writer in your office needs encouragement for the next 2 years, this day planner fits the bill. Either do or do not. No try.
For the tech savvy and environmentally conscious writer producing your notes. The perfect gift is a Rocket Book Gift Set which eliminates waste and allows you to upload your handwritten notes to the cloud. Writers will love that AI allows them to use smart titles for easy naming and searching once the notes are uploaded and saved.
Every writer has a favorite pen! This one will replace it! The Echo Smartpen takes quick notes, records what you’ve written and immediately plays back everything you written by touching the pen point to the notepad. The pen saves notes and audio recordings to your computer (notebook is included) so scribes won’t have to remember what that tiny note in the margin meant!
Writers always have schedules and imminent deadlines so having a reminder of when to work (write, edit) and when to play (drink) and when to repeat is always helpful. Mind the time.
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Anyone who’s chosen the profession of writer – no matter blogger, technical, trainer or ghostwriter – knows a thing or two about the notorious lives of novelists. They may also know a thing or two about drinking! Whether the preference is for tequila or whisky, these glasses will not only entertain but will spark many a literary discussion.
Video scripts have gone to production, novel draft is complete, blog posts are set for the week, now is the time to celebrate no longer having writer’s block! If it hasn’t been a hard liquor day then a relaxing wine is in order, you can choose red or white to fit the occasion.
Combine your drinks with literary knowledge!
Just in case you don’t notice their cape, your resident writer has a mug to prove that they are super!
English Breakfast tea to wake you up and what writer doesn’t love to read a new literary quote each day?
A single serve is a good place to start then you can pop in another (now) recyclable K-cup pod and drink until you finish your user guide, policy doc or that brand story that’s going to make your career.
Avid Reader Writers
To help business writers stay focused and produce quality work in a timely manner.
Add more business to your creativity. Need to document a new product, devise a specific web user’s process or explain the whole procedure in an infographic…but you’re not sure how to get started. Help the writing in your life win the war of art!
Inspired by The Artists Way, this updates the process for a modern audience.
Bonus 1: Tribe of Mentors
Bonus: If you need a little incentivizing from a mentor, the tribe is ready to step in and help you through your writer’s block or deconstructing a difficult doc process
Let the world know who you are!
Some writers are classic and enjoy the scratch of pen on paper to awaken their Muse. No quill needed; this pen has a modern design. A vintage accessory reminds everyone that the most important part of writing is to be able to write.
Yes, the typewriter keyboard has a nostalgic feel but has been modernized with a programmable return bar and wireless connectivity. Type up the latest software requirements from here and show them that you’re both old-school and up to date!
With 3 notepads in one, this leather-bound journal encourages creativity with 2 blank and 1 lined pad and includes inspirational quotes from famous writers. For travel bloggers, designers, aspiring poets and all the writers in between.
Artistic imagination knows no bounds with exercises and ideas pulled from the creative writing classes of famous novelists. Channel Toni Morrison and Kurt Vonnegut then get back to business as you write the Great American Ad Copy!
With this 12-year best seller, writers will have all the tools they need to make How-To guides, FAQ’s and User Documentation exciting and fun!
A deck of 26 cards can revitalize your writing whether you’re publishing a post about the latest marketing technique, A/B testing a Facebook ad or adding a flurry of hashtags to your product’s Instagram post, having a “What would Indy Do” scenario has to brighten you outlook on business writing with advice like “Don’t let expectation box your hero in.”
I recommend the card “Talking it out,” to get you through the next business meeting where you know all of it could have been handled through an email!
Enjoy the holidays and keep your writers happy. The year will end a joyful note and the new one will start with lots of creativity, innovation and laughs.