Shopping right now is a challenge. One, I am a tactile person. I love to touch the pen and I always have them tested on paper before I buy. Two, time is not on our side. Due to the pandemic, delivery times have grown longer. You have to take that into account when ordering online. Actually, you will want to shop online within the next few days.
Here are some things that writers love and other people might love too.
- Pens. My favorite is the uni-ball deluxe rollerball fine point. I tend to write novels in long hand for a while before switching to laptop. The feel is nice and the ink dependable. There are fancier pens if you want to go in that direction.
- Tea. My favorite is Republic of Tea Amond Vanilla. There is a large variety with many companies that will delight your favorite tea drinker. If the person, you are buying for drinks coffee instead, find out their favorite brand.
- Laptops. Right now there are a lot of deals. Unlike other purchases, I always buy the warranty for my desktop or laptop, and I always buy directly from the company as I prefer their warranty service. I have an Acer that I love. I bought a Dell for my oldest daughter. There are many good brands. As a writer, I want to know how many ports it has. I prefer a cd/dvd reader and writer. I have a gaming laptop for the graphics. You will want to make a list of what is important to you in a computer before shopping. Calling the company to ask questions can help.
- Fleece Blankets. Where I live, the weather gets more than crisp. Throwing a freece blanket over yourself makes for a cozier experience.
- Flash drives/Thumb drives. People call it various things. Use them to save copies of documents, photos, videos.
- Photo Printer. There are deals on photo printers. How nice it would be to copy photos off the computer or flashdrive and buy a photo book at the drug store and just have photos to look at when the power goes out. My power always goes out. That’s why I have pens and journal books.
- Books. Find out what kind of books your friend enjoys and buy them in print or online. I know in Kindle you can gift them.
There are seven ideas to get you started. Happy Shopping!
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Author of Vampire Princess of New York
Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance