A Gift For One of The Writers in My Life

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Last Christmas I was trying to get creative with my gift giving as well as shopping local as much as possible.

I am lucky to have other writers in my life, and two of them are my closest friends. When trying to come up with gift ideas for them, I decided to do something “writerly” for them. Now, I won’t share my original idea as I might do that for Christmas 2018 for both of them. 😉 But I would like to share a part of  what I made for one of them.

My friend Jo-ann from Inspiration Pie and I had been out for coffee one afternoon, and she was talking about feeling stuck, being in a rut and whatnot. Later that day I was in my office looking through craft supplies when an idea struck!

I found a mini Smashbook I had bought ages ago. I was saving it for the perfect project. And I found it! I am a sucker for a homemade gift.

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With the help of stickers, washi tape, printouts I had and *Pinterest, I made her a mini survival kit. 🙂

I tried to include as much as I could. One important thing was inspirational quotes, to help keep her motivated on a bad day. 🙂

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Another important thing I wanted to include was some writing prompts. Some I made up, while others I found online. I did several pages with prompts.

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Of coarse, I also included various writing tips for getting unstuck.

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I searched old hand outs from writers group and online for other tips for world building, characters, etc…

 

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I had a lot of fun making this for her, and she was genuinely thrilled when I gave it to her. I used to make handmade gifts a lot, but got out of the habit. I think I will get back into that old habit, at least a little bit.

What writer themed gifts have you given/gotten?

*Pinterest is my Google. I give full credit to those whose posts I printed.

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5 thoughts on “A Gift For One of The Writers in My Life

  1. This is such a neat idea! I just saw this on Jo-Ann’s blog and was amazed. Handmade gifts are so special and this looks very helpful for writers. I used to do lap books with my kids for educational purposes, but this sort of reminds me of it a little bit, but way more cool!

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation. ❤

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    • TheGeekyBookLady

      Hey there!! Thanks so much for the kind words!
      I loooved making this! 😀 I had personally thought it was a cool idea and really hoped she would like it. I agree, handmade gifts are awesome. I love getting them. It is special when someone took the time to do it and I always cherish those gifts. I am so happy you like the gift I made her! 😀 And you are welcome for sharing ☺

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