Catherine’s Christmas Gift Guide 2012: Writers

It’s that time of year again!*

My favorite time of the year, when I happily start to fill my schedule with all sorts of present-hunting, gift-wrapping and cupcake-baking goodness and run a military-style operation to decorate the tree (ensuring there’s equal numbers of each color bauble, that they’re all evenly distributed across the tree and that there isn’t a trace of tinsel within a thirty-foot radius of our house). Which also means that it’s time for my Christmas Gifts I Discovered While Procrastinating Online Guide! 

Over the next few days I’ll be sharing the shiny things I’ve come upon this year that would make excellent gifts for writers, caffeine lovers, book lovers, travel lovers and, um, me. Yes, there’s going to be a Gifts for Catherine category which is basically a list of my favorite things. (No copyright infringement intended, Oprah. You know how I love you.)

We start today with Gifts for Writers

  1. This Ideas for Tweets notebook by Waldo Pancake made me snort with laughter—along with everything else in their amazing range of “state the obvious” gifts… Including their I Could’ve Been a Novel notebook.
  2. Why not treat the writer in your life to a subscription to The Bookseller, so they can cry into their Cornflakes once a week reading about how every Tom, Dick and Harry is getting a book deal (it seems) but they still haven’t? If you pay by the month, a print and digital subscription is just £16 for the UK, €20 for Europe and €41 for the rest of the world per month.
  3. I bought an Erin Condren Life Planner this year and now I can’t live without it; my 2013 edition is already on order. Hours of endless multicolored Muji pen organization fun, every single week for a whole year. And they supply stickers and put your name on it! What’s not to love?
  4. Do you know a writer who’s a tad obsessed with Facebook? Does he need cufflinks? Well, look no further than these Facebook-esque “Thumbs Up” cufflinks, available from Paperchase.
  5. One of my favorite online stores is Not On The High Street, and my favorite NOTHS department is their framed prints section, where I found this pretty—and useful!—No Tweeting framed print.
  6.  Writers Block Sticky Notes. Designed to look pre-crumpled, and they’re in a block. Geddit?
  7. The era of typewriters may be over, but you can still disguise your laptop as one with this gorgeous Object D’Art Laptop Sleeve. Swoon!

What do you think? Which ones would you like to receive in just twenty-five days’ time? 

*I was trying to hold off until December 1st but that’s tomorrow. So, like, it’s practically Christmas. 

17 thoughts on “Catherine’s Christmas Gift Guide 2012: Writers

  1. Andrea "The American Roommate" says:

    I went on the Erin Condren website a few weeks ago on your advice. And although I have NO idea if I’ll even use it, I’m ordering a planner. They are so adorable and I love how personalized you can make them!

  2. thepensmedium says:

    I’m definitley going to ask for the life planner- I looked at the website and they look great, although I doubt I’ll use it. I wouldn’t mind the laptop cover either *swoons*

  3. paulinewiles says:

    I think the part I like best is your description of decorating the tree. (Takes one to know one!).
    But the planner sounds very cool, too.

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