Each year Oprah Winfrey, renowned entertainment industry mogul, generous philanthropist, and likely demigoddess, features her favorite things for all the world to enjoy. So, I said to myself – self, why not do the same? After all, WWOD (what would Oprah do).
Do you have a special author, aspiring or otherwise, in your life? What were you planning on giving said author for the holidays? If you’ve been struggling (and I’m looking at you, hubby!), then look no further than this blog for some great gift ideas for the writer in your life.
1. Huge tote bag – If you know an author, then you know that no self-respecting writer would dare travel without taking a small amount of luggage with them, even if it’s just to the grocery store. One simply cannot leave the house without a Kindle, small notebook, at least two pens, laptop, and emergency supply of coffee.
2. Bookshelves – Because every book needs a home.
3. Loose-fitting sweaters, cable-knit anything – When you spend at least 8 hours a day on your bum, comfort is important. Who wants to sit there in tight, restrictive clothing? Let it breathe, girl, let it breathe. I prefer my writer’s gear in size “comfortable”.
4. Wine and assorted alcohol – How else am I supposed to get my Hemingway on?
5. Private chef, prepared meals – Because this is what my freezer looks like during deadline week.
6. Books – Tools for our craft. You can bet even struggling writers have a personal library that make most towns green with envy.
7. Candle warmers – When I’m writing, I frequently forget things…like open flames. Do Smokey the Bear proud and encourage flameless devices whenever possible.
8. E-reader – A polarizing subject. I wasn’t fond of reading via devices until I realized that I can instantly download the next book in a series rather than trek out to the nearest book store. Not to mention the endless options for 99cent books.
9. Chocolate – Nature’s best stress reliever. And it’s delicious.
10. Coffee and all coffee related items – Mother’s milk. The only thing that keeps me going when I’ve been up for 23 hours and I’ve got at least 5,000 words left to go!
11. Random historical cutesie items – It make’s us feel better knowing there’s enough of us out there to necessitate an entire market of these types of things. Who knew I wasn’t the only one thinking how awesome it would be to have Regency era paper dolls?
Romantic Pursuit Question: What is the name of the author featured on the tote bag? Click here to answer!
Jessica Jefferson makes her home in northern Indiana, or as she likes to think of it—almost Chicago. She is heavily inspired by the classic sweeping, historical romance novels, but aims to take those key emotional elements and inject a fresh blend of quick dialogue and comedy. Visit her at http://www.jessicajefferson.com for more of her random romance musings.
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