4 Things To Consider When Buying Writing Gifts For Your Creative Loved Ones

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Regardless of the occasion, gift-giving has become a tradition and go-to way of celebrating meaningful milestones. Whether it’s a birthday, wedding, Christmas, or Thanksgiving, it makes special events more memorable. However, gift-giving is not just for celebrations. It’s also a way to express a sincere apology, remind a loved one that you care, or improve the mood of your recipient.

Unfortunately, some people have difficulty finding the perfect gift, especially if the recipients are creative writers. You might be one of them, but even if gift-giving isn’t your strong suit, you can still excel at it.

Considerations When Shopping For Presents For Writers

Gift-giving is an art that requires time and planning. When looking for great gifts for writers and creatives in your life, you can’t help but wonder how to find the perfect one for them. Gladly, there are ways to help you choose a present that tickles their fancy.

To show you, below are considerations when buying writing gifts for the creatives in your life.

1. Look Into Their Current Possessions

Writers, artists, and similar creatives typically opt for brilliantly unique items yet still practical. With this in mind, you might think about how you could find that fits the bill. While there’s an array of options in shops and art stores, picking the right one for your recipient can still be quite tricky.

To narrow down your options, try to examine your recipient’s possessions. Jot down valuable writing items and inspirations they can use for their next creative project.

For instance, if your friend likes to read a lot to collect ideas, you can check if they already have a desk lamp, a book holder, or a unique bookmark. On the other hand, if they’re collecting artsy pens, highlighters, and stationeries, try to look for items you can add to their current collection.

Having clear insights into their workspace can help you think of other gift ideas. From there, you can look for unique items that have an unexpected twist. Choosing one that matches those criteria will make your present appear thoughtful, which your recipient will surely appreciate.

2. Factor In Their Preferences

When it comes to gift-giving, make sure to buy items that your recipient would gift to themselves. This idea might seem too obvious, but many people fail at executing it.

Remember, gift-giving can help reveal how you approach shopping. Carelessly choosing a gift may also tell what you want for yourself, which your recipient may not appreciate. Always focus on your recipient’s wants and needs to find something suitable, and forget about your preferences.

For example, if your recipient loves literary coffee mugs, but you don’t, remember that the gift isn’t about you. If you can’t push that thought out of the way, think of the mug as a way for you to enjoy some of your favorite comfort beverages with your loved one during the holidays.

If you can’t think of anything even now, you can ask another person—a common friend or another family member—for help creating a list of items your recipient would like. Doing so may also add some fun when you start shopping.

3. Opt For Gifts That Offer Experiences

Indeed, you can buy any writing-related piece for your loved ones, but giving them experience gifts will always be timeless. Take note that they might outgrow a literary shirt, but they may forever cherish a ticket to their favorite author’s book signing event. An online writing course works, too. 

Also, giving your creative loved ones experiences can create anticipation. This anticipation helps build up the thrill days leading up to the actual event. 

Moreover, experiences create more vivid memories, mainly if the person develops an emotional attachment to them. Because of that, experience gifts may potentially strengthen your ties with your loved ones. They’ll never forget you as that friend who allowed them to hone their skills, nourish their creativity, and expand their horizons because of your gift.

4. Include A Sweet Note

One thing’s for sure: writers and creatives would appreciate it if someone wrote them a message. Considering this, make sure to attach a written note to your present to them—a short letter of appreciation, poem, song, and among others should suffice.

Keep things creative. For instance, you can look into drawing ideas and include doodles to make the note eye-candy and pleasing. Your recipient will surely appreciate the extra effort.

The Takeaway

Buying writing gifts to a loved one might seem daunting. However, by following the considerations and ideas above, you can find an item that would delight them.

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