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.
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. 🙂
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.
Of coarse, I also included various writing tips for getting unstuck.
I searched old hand outs from writers group and online for other tips for world building, characters, etc…
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.