Valentine’s Day Gifts for Writers

Mr. Ng isn’t a romantic man. He tries, bless his heart, but he tends to err on the practical side. He’s never done the candy and flowers thing for Valentine’s Day and has been known to put spatulas in my Christmas stocking and paper shredders under the tree. It wasn’t long before I realized that the key to my happiness was a long, loving list. As in, “honey….this is what I want for whatever gift giving holidays are coming up this year.”

Today’s list is for all the Mr. & Mrs. Ngs out there. Those of us who may have the best of intentions and love our spouses dearly but  fall short in the gift-giving department.

Valentines Day Gifts for Writers

Typewriter Bracelet

typewriter key bracelet

The typewriter key bracelet always makes my lists of gifts for writers. You can’t go wrong with this one. I received two typewriter key bracelets last year and I love them. It’s a thoughtful gift and makes for an interesting conversation piece. If your wife or girlfriend is a writer, she will appreciate this gift like no other.

Lap Desk

laptop desk

One of the perks of freelancing is being able to work anywhere and that includes bed, the couch, or the back deck. This laptop desk, complete with handy dandy cup holder and side pocket, will enable your loved one to work on a solid surface with no jiggling and bumping.

Bunny Slippers

bunny slippers

It’s no secret I’m not a fan of the bunny slipper stereotype. However, every time I write about my disapproval of the pajama lifestyle half the Freelance Writing Jobs community writes or comments to respectfully disagree. This is for you, oh bunny slippered freelance writers. May your feet always be toasty.

Fingerless  GLOVES

fingerless gloves

Nothing says I love you like warm hands, especially when your spouse is chintzy with the heat. I keep a pair of fingerless gloves by my laptop and wear them all winter long. If the writer in your life has icy hands, he or she will appreciate typing gloves. Trust me, I know.

Starbucks basket

starbucks basket

No explanation necessary.

A Writer’s Love Story

A writer's love story

Share the romance by reading together.

What is your perfect Valentine’s Day Gift? Share in the comments

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11 responses
  1. Steph Auteri Avatar

    This list is pure genius. I use my lap desk, bunny slippers, and fingerless gloves all the time.
    .-= Steph Auteri´s last blog ..February 2010 Monthly Goal Meetup =-.

  2. Monica Avatar

    I LOVE the typewriter key bracelet. Must find one! I’m part of the half that believes in the pajama lifestyle and have my very own bunny slippers which I love!!! (they were a gift from another writer.)

    Love the list. All really great ideas, especially the fingerless gloves! I couldn’t live without mine.
    .-= Monica´s last blog ..Zombies, Love, and an Epiphany. =-.

  3. Stephanie Smith Avatar

    Thank you for this. I can never think of what to get my sweety on holidays.

  4. Charlotte Avatar

    What a great list of items you have here! The typewriter key bracelet is my favorite (though I may have to get one for myself one of these days). Bunny slippers are super cute, too.

    Thank you and hope you have a very happy Valentine’s Day!

  5. Jan Emo Avatar

    I have got to find them bunny slippers. Beats the heck out of plain old socks.

  6. Lucy Smith Avatar

    I really like those bracelets too. There’s a beach town near me that sells typewriter key rings and earrings as well, which are pretty cool.
    .-= Lucy Smith´s last blog ..Passion, what is that? =-.

  7. Angie Avatar

    The bracelet is too cute!

  8. Jill Preston Avatar
    Jill Preston

    I hadn’t thought about gloves. That would keep my muscles warm while I sit and type. Love the bunny slippers too. Great ideas Thanks.

  9. Nancy Varian Avatar

    I’d forgotten all about them. Must find, must have. 🙂

    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

  10. Damaria Senne Avatar

    I just drooled over the lap desk. Nice article, thanks.

  11. Kylie Avatar

    You’re awesome. I would appreciate any of this stuff. Especially the lap desk, I would use one of those every single day.
    .-= Kylie´s last blog ..Unconditional Self Love =-.

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