Shel Harrington is a Family Law attorney in Oklahoma City, originally from Michigan (ya hey! I do love my fellow transplanted northerners), and her favorite thing to blog about is how NOT to get divorced.
She also blogs on a site about the trials and tribulations of growing older and keeping fit. She’s got a great sense of humor and I know you’ll have fun learning more about Shel this month!
I keep seeing and reading about cool gift ideas for writers, and I had no one to tell about it. Until now. Whether you need a gift for a writing buddy, family member, or a non-edible reward for making your own word count, there’s something on the list to fit the need!
1. AquaNotes – If you’re like me, some of your best ideas have come in the shower. Surely you’ll remember them for the few minutes it takes to rinse your hair and towel off, right? Well, if you’re a LOT like me, that’s an optimistic assumption. This product allows us to make a note before our idea gets washed away! [$28 for 5-pack; myaquanotes.com]
2. Weatherproof Journal – Speaking of being all wet, this waterproof, pocket-sized journal has pages so durable you can write under water. You can use a regular pencil or purchase a weatherproof pen for this reclyclable book. [Starts at $18; riteintherain.com]
3. THE Tent. For nature lovers or big-book lovers, this is the ultimate splurge. [395 British pounds – about $670 U.S. dollars; fieldcandy.com]
4. Typewriter Socks – To keep your feet warm if you’re lucky enough to get THE tent! (Look, they even match it!) [$7.99; modcloth.com]
5. Mouse Pad – While we’re talking about typewriters, this 8×8 non-skid mouse pad can serve as a reminder to us how much easier we have it than some of our writing predecessors (read: cut and paste). [$4.95; writerstore.com]
6. Book Jewelry. I have seen all sorts of interesting jewelry with books or typewriters on them – rings, bracelets, necklaces – in a variety of price ranges. These earrings are one of my favorites. Want to know where to get them? You’ll have to ask author Sonia Gensler – she gifted them to us at our critique group gift exchange. But (now that I’m done showing off) I can tell you a fast way to find other fun options is to do a ‘book jewelry’ search on Pinterest.
7. Much Ado About Nothing Sticky Notes – some “Will Power” to get your writing organized. [$6.50; amazon.com]
8. 7-Year Pen - This eco-friendly pen comes in 10 designs and is guaranteed to last at least seven years. Which means, chances are you’ll lose it before it runs out of ink! It’s touted as high quality with smooth black ink. [$8.00; seejanework.com]
9. Bumper Stickers - pick one the fun existing designs or create your own – the POEtential is limitless!
10. Robo Dog Flashdrive. The connection with writing, you ask? It gives you something interesting to mess with while contemplating your next scene. OK – so maybe it’s a lame connection. But you have to admit it’s pretty cool – and that’s the only thing I could come up with to fit it in!