Beyond a Blank Journal: Nifty Gifts for Writers

December 12, 2017
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I don’t know about you, but I have a stack of blank journals to last a lifetime. I can’t get enough of them – and friends and family do a great job of replenishing my journal stash on gift-giving occasions. I love receiving them but there are many writing-related, word-lover gifts beyond a blank journal. Here are five ideas:

  1. On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
    Encouraging, entertaining, and enlightening – and, like all of King’s writing, a story well told of his childhood, breakthrough as a writer, struggles with addiction, and his near fatal accident in 1999. Inspiring for writers and Stephen King fans.
  2. The Writer’s Toolbox: Creative Games and Exercises for Inspiring the ‘Write’ Side of Your Brain
    This one gets rave reviews from emerging and established writers! Kit includes a 64-page booklet filled with games, exercises, and instructions focusing on a “right-brain” approach to writing.
  3. Classic “Write Like a Motherfucker” Mug
    If a writer you know is a fan of Cheryl Strayed and her Dear Sugar columns, this is the perfect gift. You can always pair Tiny Beautiful Things with it, a collection of fabulous Dear Sugar columns. offers a catalog of mugs, posters, book subscriptions, and more.
  4. A Postcard Collection to spark creativity.
    Postcards from Penguin: One Hundred Book Covers in One Box
    Bibliophilia: 100 Literary Postcards
  5. DIY Writing Retreat
    Give a special writer in your life the opportunity to create his or her own writing retreat. How? A gift card for a weekend away at a comfortable hotel or resort, complete with suggestions on how to plan and prepare for a productive DIY writing retreat.

If you have additional ideas, feel free to share them in the comments section.

Merry Gift-giving and Happy Holidays from all of us at Splattered Ink Press!


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