Gift Ideas For Young Writers

If you’re looking for a gift for a writer, you can’t go wrong with a leather-bound journal, or a smooth-writing fountain pen. But, if you’d like your gift to stand out from the crowd, here are some gifts that will surely inspire any writer.

Indoor fountain. It’s been said that the movement of water particularly entrances the human mind. The trickling water can soothe and focus a writer, and can add a touch of Zen to any room.

For those writers who prefer their own music, or silence, to the sound of water, a pair of noise-cancelling headphones is vital. Bose headphones are particularly comfortable, but if you’re looking for more of a deal, try Phillips or Sony.

Most writers can’t afford a room with a view, so bring the view to them. Pottery Barn sells modern and classic frame collections for reasonable prices. Help your writer choose places or people who have inspired them, and for inspiration, hang them in places where they tend to procrastinate: the kitchen, the living room or the den.

Speaking of inspiration, typical bookshelves are a thing of the past. Ikea sells basic, contemporary shelves, but scout out your local thrift shops and antique stores for more unusual ways of storing and displaying your writer’s favorite reads.

Finally, when your writer has hit a bad case of writer’s block, the best thing is to get out of the office and into the world. Buy tickets for an opera or art museum— seeing other forms of creativity will distract them from their work back home and let them think from a totally difference point of view.

Ultimately, the best gifts are from the heart (I know, I know) and young writers need a support system to help them pursue their dream.

It might be a good idea to talk to the young wordsmith and see if there is anything they could really use. For instance, it might be something as simple as going to the grocery store and helping them stock up on items that can be kept in the freezer or keep for a while. Or maybe the long and shaggy look isn’t for them and a haircut could make all the difference. Lastly, for the writer with a one-track mind try a notable publishing book that provides information on different publishing houses and their requirements.

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  1. The Difference Gift Inspiration

    [...] Gift Ideas For Young Writers | The Next Great Generation Meghan Thomassen provides gift ideas for all of the budding writers and scholars in our lives. Or maybe the long and shaggy look isn't for them and a haircut could make all the difference. Lastly, for the writer with a . [...]

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  2. Alexander

    I would only make two modifications to this piece: First, I would specify a journal that can fit into a purse or a back pocket; second, I would delete the rest. Picture frames matter less than pictures. Bookshelves matter less than books.

    You might consider the word processor Scrivener as a gift. It works well. You can set it to track your progress toward a daily word-count goal. I think any writer would enjoy it.

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