The Effective Author: Great Gifts for Authors 2018
© 2018 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved.
As we hurtle into the holiday season, wouldn’t you just love to have a handle on gifts for authors? Wouldn’t you love to know what to get or make for any of your author friends? Conversely, wouldn’t you adore having a ready answer when your husband/partner/cohort asks you what you would like for Christmas? I started making lists of author gifts in 2015. (Find my previous posts on this by searching this blog for “gift.”) Here are some fresh ideas for this year, to help your (other) author friends throughout the year. And I’ve given you enough time to both ponder and shop! Consider these:
- A tablet cushion. Also known as a “tablet sofa,” it saves wear on your wrists. For those times when you/they want to read Kindle books or travel light with the “junior computer,” such as an iPad. These come in black and in red, and perhaps other colors from other sources. Last seen: Harriet Carter catalog. Last price observed: $9.98.
- A new mouse. Especially if your author friend has small hands and composes on her/his computer incessantly, a new right-sized mouse may be just the thing to reduce hand fatigue. Yes, there are also mice for large hands. Last seen: Office Depot. Last price observed: $19.98 .
- Gift card from an independent bookstore. Why? Because, if you’re thinking of getting your author friend a book, s/he already has all her/his friends’ books and every other book of interest. So get a gift card, and tempt your author friend to get away from the computer and actually go to a bookstore! Or at least to its website. Plus, gift cards can be used for ornaments, mugs, journals, booklights, and many other enhancements to a reader’s life. Last seen: Changing Hands Bookstore and The Poison Pen Bookstore. Name your own price.
- A tiny grabber/nabber. This one is a “claw magnetic pickup tool.” Because authors would love to be able to get at that pen or note that fluttered down to the back-of-the-desk zone. The most author-specific grabber, this one is flexible, 24” long, and magnetic. Also, it has a claw end and a bright light. So you can reach for that favorite pen that rolled away. Or use the light to look for a black thumb drive inside the back of a supply drawer. Last seen on Amazon under Tools – Nabber. Last price observed: $11.99.
Of course, you could always give your beloved author a pen that they can add to their drawer full of gift pens. So try these new ideas, and let me know what else you think of. Now you are even more wonderful, as a friend and as The Effective Authorsm!
Kebba Buckley Button is a stress management expert with a natural healing practice. She also is an ordained minister whose passion is helping people find their Peace Within. She is the author of the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You, and also Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire. IPW is available on Amazon in full-color glossy format. Her newest book is Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine, also in full-color. For full-color PDF versions, contact her office. For an appointment or to ask Kebba to speak for your group: email@example.com.