Monday, December 20, 2021

Merry Christmas, Writer!

My family claims I am hard to buy for, an observation obviously proves they don't know me very well. A writer is one of the easiest/cheapest creatures to shop for. To prove my point, I made a list of Dollar Tree, a store noted for it's every-item-a-dollar sales model, purchases that would warm the writer heart and fill a gift bag (also available at Dollar Tree) for under twenty bucks. 


Can a writer ever have enough notebooks? I say absolutely not. Notebooks with inspiring quotes. Spiral notebooks. Composition books. The Dollar Tree has them all.  

Coffee Mugs

Fill one with coffee or for a plot twist, use it for tea or hot cocoa. 

Hair Clips/Hats/Scrunchies

For the writer who doesn't waste time doing their hair. 


Ambience. It's a cool word and a comforting inspiration. 


Warm toes lead to a warmed-up, ready to write brain. 

Pens & Pencils

Whether you're going for cute or straight-up function, you can find an assortment in the store. You can even get pencils, highlighters, or markers for the perfect writer tool kit. 


Perfect for plot notes or character cards. You can even get rubber bands, folders, or organizers to keep all of your cards straight. 


Why? Because it's chocolate. 


Or tea. Or hot cocoa. Remember to think outside the pot, you're a writer.

Healthy Snacks 

Treats to fill you up and keep you going. And they fit neatly into your desk, one excellent writer gift you can't buy at the Dollar Tree.  


Pictures, plaques, magnets...look for the inspiration, it's everywhere!


Michael Di Gesu said...

Great suggestions, Elizabeth!!!! I am a journal notebook FREAK! I just love them, and I have several that haven't been written in...yet. But, it doesn't mean I don't want more. Some of those leather editions are INCREDIBLE, although, definitely more than a dollar. lol

Happy Holidays!!!!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Michael, the only bad thing about a leather one is I'd never want to use it because it would be too nice.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Elizabeth - great suggestions ... and always tempting walking around dollar stores, stationery areas etc ... quietly collecting a few fun items. Hope you get a few! All the best for the festive season - cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Great list of writer gifts.
Merry Christmas, everyone!

Mirka Breen said...

I like all the gift suggestions, and will take any :)

Rajani Rehana said...

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Liesbet said...

A great list with wonderful suggestions. As a frugal writer - and nomad - the Dollar Tree is a store I frequent a lot! Mostly for healthy Snyder pretzels, sponges, and dog treats. :-) Things will change when their prices go up next year!