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!

The Seasonal Color Wheel with the choice of four different geographic regions of the US to choose from.

Emily Dickinson House Christmas card

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.

Stephen King Prayer Candle

The Sketchbook Project completed sketchbooks due by February to the Brooklyn Art Library

The Literary Witches Oracle Deck trust me, the women writers in your life want this deck!

For DIYers, this Bookbinding Kit

Smell like Walt Whitman with this blend of birch, pine, citrus and vetiver, or Emily Dickinson for the honey, vanilla, wildflower poet in your life.

Foggy Coast Merino Yarn grown in Oregon, milled in California, hand-dyed by hosts Kelly and Marsha of the Two Ewes Podcast

Coffee and Crime for the mystery book lover

Alice in Wonderland Writing Gloves

Patchwork Beasts and Sun Moon Stars two free online workshops for small patchwork creations that are hard to describe. Created by Jude Hill of the Spirit Cloth blog.

For a mere $10 sign up for the August Poetry Postcard Fest 2020

Phillis Wheatley Ornament

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

Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic

Medieval Fantasy Magnetic Poetry

For knitters, Little Owl Stitch Markers stored on a charm bracelet

Poetry Magazine (old school) 1960s issues of Poetry Magazine

Bob Ross Happy Little Accidents game

Poetry Patches

A subscription to Outsider Art Magazine or snatch a free digital copy

Free 30 day writing challenge from Poets and Writers Magazine

This notebook, this notebook, this calendar and these bookmarks

Frida Kahlo Bracelet and for the little artist in your life, the picture book Counting with Frida from Lil Libros

Fyodor Dostoyevsky T Shirt, this one with a quote from Audre Lorde, and this long sleeved T

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

Vintage Metal Rolodex useful for art projects and writing projects

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.

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