Holiday Gift Ideas: Early Edition


I don’t know about you, but I am one of those people that starts their gift shopping quite early, whether it’s for Christmas (since that’s what I and the people close to me celebrate) or birthdays. Mercifully, everyone’s birthdays are behind me by this point in the year, and you better believe I’ve started my Christmas shopping.

I am not a good last minute shopper. And I don’t need that kind of stress.

Still, gift shopping is hard. Things are constantly getting pricier. People’s tastes change. And you can’t always get people the same types of things –well, I don’t, since I do try to be thoughtful. How do you think outside the box all the time on your own?

My trick is to grab stuff all year that I think people will like and keep it hidden in my closet. Over the course of the past few months I’ve come across some pretty cool items online that I thought I’d share just in case people need some inspiration. They are writer and reader targeted.

Writers love writer related items -especially the quirky variety! And, more than likely, they like hot beverages. This mug from Etsy provides the best of both. I’m getting my hands on one of them eventually!writer text mug

For the readers in your life who own e-readers, you know deep inside they want a beautiful e-reader case! This one is specifically for Kobo Glo and Touch, but they make beautiful cases for a variety of technology. Hint: I want this one; I love butterflies.

kobo case

I am in love with these pendants. Someone in my life is getting one, and I am so buying myself one as soon as I can decide on a book!

book pendant

I’ve already given The School for Good and Evil trilogy as a birthday gift because I love the series. While it’s targeted towards middle grade it’s far from boring and has elements adult readers can appreciate. It’s imaginative and girl-focused, it’s funny and touching, and it’s just a great take on fairy tales.

School for Good and Evil

That’s all I’ve got for now! Don’t worry, I’ll do more holiday editions soon.


*Please note this post contains affiliate links. If you click on them and decide to buy an item I’ve mentioned I will be given a small commission by the seller at no extra cost to you. All funds are put back into Anxiety Ink.


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