Christmas in October – Holiday Gifts for Writers

Holiday Gifts for Writers

Writers love gifts that help them turn their musings into interesting stories. Something as simple as a journal can make their day. For 2022, I’ll share my top 3 holiday gifts for writers, and to see more ideas, click here.

My Favorite Holiday Gifts for Writers

#1: 🎁 Canva

This year, the top gift is still a Canva Pro subscription. Okay, I admit, this was not a Christmas present. Last year, my wife gave it to me in celebration of treat-yourself-day.

Even though I have designer apps on my desktop and tablet, I’ve never found a simpler program than Canva. You can make book trailers, social media images, book covers, and so much more. For social media, Canva Pro automates the posting schedule!

Because Canva Pro allows up to five team members to use the same subscription, both my wife and I enjoy using it without paying extra. (Clever girl!) For the monthly price of two coffees, we have access to 100+ million premium stock photos, videos, audio, and graphics to use anywhere and everywhere. Also, Canva gives you the training to create engaging content.

Early this month, it was time to renew, and because we love Canva, we didn’t give it a second thought.

Here’s an example of a slide-show made with Canva:

#2: 🎁 Foot Rest

Foot Rest

My wife gave me a gift, so I had to reciprocate. (Clever boy!)

The curse of all under-tall people is foot dangle, and my wife is no exception. This foot rest helps ease leg cramps so she can focus on her weekly blog.

Perfect for stocking feet (her preferred foot attire for writing). The foot rest is that special gift you never knew you needed until someone gives you one.

#3: 🎁 Dotted-page Journal

I refer to my dotted page journal as the height of low tech. No battery to charge and easy to carry, I can record observations, dialogue, and other inspirations.

I prefer dots instead of lines, making it easy to write and draw. The journal is always handy, perfect for jotting down middle of the night ideas. The cover varieties are ideal for color coding your musings.

Want More Ideas?

Head over to the Gifts for Writers page and see all the stocking stuffers, priced from free to under $120.

Merry Christmas!

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What are your favorite gifts for writers?

8 responses to “Christmas in October – Holiday Gifts for Writers”

  1. Grant at Tame Your Book! Avatar
    Grant at Tame Your Book!

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  2. harmonykentonline Avatar

    Great gift ideas, Grant 💕🙂

    1. Grant at Tame Your Book! Avatar
      Grant at Tame Your Book!

      I’m glad you liked the list, Harmony. Fun sharing the gifts that make writing a bit more enjoyable.

  3. wordsfromanneli Avatar

    I love the journals. I have tons of them and not enough.

    1. Grant at Tame Your Book! Avatar
      Grant at Tame Your Book!

      Me too, Anneli. My 2022 journal is stuffed and time to get some more. I love they’re so useful and easy to carry. While having my auto serviced, I went back through my notes and prioritized ideas to carry forward into 2023. Gives me a running start on the new year.

      1. wordsfromanneli Avatar

        You’re very organized, Grant. Someday, I hope to be that too. But journals, what treasures!

  4. Jacqui Murray Avatar

    Great ideas, Grant. Canva is huge value for the money.

    1. Grant at Tame Your Book! Avatar
      Grant at Tame Your Book!

      Canva is amazing!

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