10 Great Gifts for Writers 2011

December 12, 2011

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1.iPad 2 – Whether they use it for writing or not, writers will figure out how to embrace this gadget and include it in their daily lives.

2. Other tablets – I would consider the Kindle Fire or the Nook simply because unlike other tablet makers (HP, Motorola, etc.), these two brands will be around for a long time and offer solid support.  Droid tablet makers that have the ability to offer content will be the victors of the "tablet wars" because they can sell their products and make the money on the back-end while offering the device at an ultra low price.

3. iTunes gift card – The iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone are fairly useless without the apps that make them great.  An iTunes card gives writers the chance to fill their gadgets to the brim with geekd'm.

4. Macbook Air is simply one of the best, if not THE BEST laptop for writers. It has all the power a writer will ever need, a responsive keyboard, ultra portability and decent screen real estate.  Did I mention the portability factor? Writers can carry this on their person and have absolutely no excuse for not having time to write.

5. Lenovo Thinkpad X220 must include the OneNote software. Click here for a thorough review.

6. Extended monitor – Give the gift of tech real estate (i.e. extended monitor).  Remember extended monitors aren't really about making one application REALLY BIG, it's about viewing multiple apps at the same time.  Therefore, I would advise a minimum of 24".  Dell makes a great product and leads the market by keeping costs down.

7. Noise cancelling headset is the greatest gift you can give a writer – silence – or at least the ability to tone down the white noise. Bose's QuietComfort have been around forever but Studio Beats by Dr. Dre have become one of the top rated noise canceling headsets on the market. Top 10 Reviews click here.

8. Etsy sells unique handcrafted jewelry and trinkets tailored to writers:

9. Etsy's handcrafted Journals and Pen Holders

10. Vintage Games by Restoration Hardware –   There's something wonderfully warm and comforting found in Restoration Hardware's Vintage Game Collection. And what writer doesn't appreciate a good old fashioned game of Scrabble?

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