Holiday Gift Ideas (and experiences) for Writers and Creatives
There's still time before the new year to get a unique little something for the writer or creative soul in your life (or yourself). Here are some gift ideas I've come across in my online wanderings that are sure to be hits!
1904 International Webster's Dictionary Antique dictionaries are the coolest, most useful resource for writers, especially poets. Be warned, the writer in your life may start peppering conversations with archaic or extinct expressions.
For a mere $10 sign up for the August Poetry Postcard Fest 2020
Squam Workshops Online Classes Squam Art Retreats holds two retreats every year in the woods of New Hampshire on Squam Lake. From knitting, rug hooking and macrame, to assemblage, painting and writing your life story; there's really no replicating the retreat experience, but Squam's online workshops allow you to work with some of the retreat's regular instructors. The Magic of Myth and a drawing intensive are on offer right now.
The Daily Poet: Day by Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice published by Two Sylvias Press
Poetry Magazine (old school) 1960s issues of Poetry Magazine
Bob Ross Happy Little Accidents game
A subscription to Outsider Art Magazine or snatch a free digital copy
Free 30 day writing challenge from Poets and Writers Magazine
Artist Socks Box Set from the Art Institute of Chicago
Shop at the ever-unique Attack Bear Press website shop
Online classes hosted by Creative Nonfiction Magazine
And the ultimate gift for the creative in your life, a retreat! Check out the Maine Writing Retreat in 2020, Snow Farm Art and Craft Retreats, Haystack, these West of the Mississippi retreats and these nine retreats for creatives of all stripes.