I love the spirit, the food, the music, the Xmas movies, the holiday gatherings and the simple joy. I've been listening to the soulful sounds of Luther Vandross; singing along to Gwen Stefani's "Santa Baby"; and bouncing around to Mariah Carey's "All I want for Xmas is you." Which I'm hoping will count as exercise, to burn off some of these season-related calories.
I've also indulged in a little shopping for gifts and goodies for friends. But, let's face it. Sometimes it becomes challenging to decide what to give to whom. Year after year. Particularly for the writer friends that exist on our lists. True?
Not to worry; I've got you covered. In Pen & Prosper's 7th Annual Holiday Gift Guide, you'll get the input and suggestions of writers and creative folks from around the country.
Pencils ready? Let's get started.
Oh yeah, please feel free to contribute your gift ideas (or wish list) in the comments section. Deal?
2022 XMAS GIFT SUGGESTIONS...
Jennifer Dotson shares: "I love my grid page notebook with the elastic strap over the cover for my poem drafts. There's nothing like paper for initial poem scribbling; more connected than typing on the computer."
Larry Mitchum offers that a Stress Ball is the perfect gift during these difficult times. He recommends them for writers and folks in general. They can be purchased on Amazon in an array of colors and price points, he adds.
Karen Lange from Kentucky likes Amazon gift cards, journals, nice pens, chocolate, and teas for writers.
Jen here @ Pen & Prosper is convinced that today's writer would be thrilled with the recently released "I Love to Write Day" Journal. It's an enriching read with loads of creative prompts, motivational tips, and money-making ideas. Check out my tip # 17, as one of the contributors.
Marcie @ Marciewrites.com recommends a chair massager and foot soaker for relaxation and rejuvenation.
"Topping my list would be blank notebooks for journaling and a writer's desk lamp."
LILLIAN MITCHUM@ BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS INITIATIVE
"A pocket dictionary, designer pens and small notebooks for jotting down ideas."
Courtney Sholar from Chicago has a poetry book on her wish list. Maybe you do too. If so, may I suggest my new poetry collection "Ode to Toni Morrison?"
Available at Amazon.com.
MORE GIFTS TO SCORE (OR MAKE)...
- HERBAL TEAS
- PAMPERING GIFT CERTIFICATES
- MUSIC TO CREATE TO
- CREATIVE GIFT BASKETS
- AROMATHERAPY CANDLES