What gifts delighted you as a child? I can still remember the year my sister and I received our coveted Cabbage Patch dolls. And then there were the years we discovered bikes and skateboards and roller skates – and living in Southern California – we were able to try them out in the mild temperatures of December. Be jealous East Coasters!
But I also delighted in markers and crayons and diaries that locked. Even as a young child, I loved to write and excited in the “tools of the trade.”
As adults, we often give such practical gifts for one another – sweaters, electronics, gift cards. But I still like to enjoy in a bit of whimsy and magic.
In fact, last year my husband purchased me a hula hoop. Boy, does that take me back!
So while many of us are all grown up now, working in offices, toiling away on home computers and being ultra-responsible, why not introduce a little flair and fun to inspire you on your workdays?
Here are few gift ideas for my writing and working friends … just try not to smile!
Fun colored and scented pens for journaling and doodling.
I wish I could use these at work, but I don’t think all of the corporate powers would appreciate my sense of humor. So maybe just use these clever sticky notes at home or in your personal notes.
Know a fellow blogger or aspiring writer? This coaster is so true.
There is just something so pure about putting pen to paper in this tech-fueled world, so I love me a good journal.
Just check out Etsy for writer-inspired jewelry. Here are a few cute finds.
Who doesn’t love the classics? Frame a favorite poem, line or book cover. Love these words from Robert Frost.
When I attended Mom 2.0 last year, one of the sessions featured tips on setting up your writing space to get inspired. Light a candle. Make a warm beverage in your favorite mug. Surround yourself with beautiful things.
I could likely go on and on. These items are not things I’d really buy myself, but they would certainly surprise and delight me if I received them as gifts.
Do you have any favorite gifts you’ve given to writing friends to acknowledge their trade and encourage their journey?