Compiled by Barefoot Writer staff
It may be better to give than to receive … but with these cool gifts for writers, you’ll want to do both!
This holiday season, your Barefoot Writer staff has put together a list of cool gifts that any writer will love. Whether you’re ready to get organized, work, or relax, there’s something here for you.
Your Plan to Succeed
Gifts that keep your freelance business organized, no matter what you’re working on.
Organization was never this easy. Scrivener is a program that lets you set up a complete writing studio on your computer. Organize your notes, projects, research, outlines, for all your assignments.
Evernote helps you research online. Use it to keep track of your sources, organize your materials, and collaborate with others. A powerful built-in search allows you to put your finger on what you’re looking for in a jiffy.
Track projects, expenses, and time, and send professional-looking invoices with FreshBooks. Try it free for 30 days, and choose a monthly plan to keep your freelance business in order.
Write Long and Prosper
A comfortable writer is a happy and productive writer! This equipment helps you make the most out of your writing sessions, and feel refreshed when you’re done.
An ergonomic keyboard lets you work longer with less wrist and hand strain. This Adesso model has backlit keys for better visibility.
Boost productivity and reduce fatigue with an ergonomic chair. If you’re not ready to upgrade to a new chair, try this memory foam backrest to improve your current seat.
A stand up desk is the ultimate ergonomic treat for a writer. Retrofit your current desk for an easy solution. Or choose this adjustable workstation, to give you the freedom to stand up or sit down when you work.
The Writer on the Go
Barefoot Writers can work anywhere. No matter where you go, these gifts will let you write wherever the muse finds you.
The Field Notes Rugged Journal is ready for any adventure. It’s virtually indestructible: water-proof, tear-resistant, flame-resistant, and is available with a bright orange cover to make it easy to find in your carry-on.
While you’re out and about, you need a pen that will keep up with you. The Fisher Space Pen works under any conditions, and is guaranteed to write at any angle, even upside down.
A subscription to Dropbox keeps your files available — and safe — wherever you go. The yearly or monthly subscription gives you a terabyte of space so you can back up everything online.
For Your Reading Pleasure
Since every writer we know is also an avid reader, book-themed gifts are always a big hit. Here are some that are sure to please everyone.
Audiobooks let busy writers multitask while they keep up with their reading. An Audible membership gives you access to thousands of titles that you can enjoy anywhere.
You’ll find inspiration and improve your writing with a copy of On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King. This definitive writing guide is part autobiography, part master writing class, and a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Cozy up for a good read with this Jane Eyre Book scarf. Perfect for chilly evenings by the fire with a favorite book in hand. Choose from this and other literary classics.
For Everyone on Your List
Every Barefoot Writer will agree that a good foundation in writing can open up the world. Give the aspiring writer on your list the gift of freedom with a Barefoot Writer Club membership!
As a Club Member, you’ll go one step beyond the magazine into a world where you’re connected to paying clients looking to hire. Plus, you’ll get to access loads of bonus resources that guide you through the process every time you land a project. That includes:
- Exclusive Members-Only discounts that can save you hundreds of dollars on training resources, live events, and tools to grow your writing business.
- Behind the scenes bonus content for each magazine issue, including extra information about how to tap different writing opportunities and additional insight from our experts.
- Password protected access to our archives so you can peruse over three years’ worth of issues – (that’s over 1,500 pages of additional tips on how to be a better writer and build a more profitable writing business).
On top of all that (and, by far one of the most important perks you get as a Club Member), you’ll get free access to DirectResponseJobs.com, our exclusive jobs board for writers. Most of the clients who post jobs there are willing to pay well for projects that can easily turn into long-term agreements. Become a Barefoot Writer Club member today!