Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and with it comes the usual pressure to get your loved one something that’s just the right mix of romantic, thoughtful, and personal.
Lucky for you, if your valentine is a writer, you’ve got some great options for gifts.
1. Things that smell like books
Any true book lover savors all aspects of the reading experience — the feel of a page between their fingers, watching as a cover slowly becomes dog-eared, and, of course, the smell of books.
Give your beloved book nerd the smell of their favorite thing (even if he/she using an ereader). Library Set candles with scents like “antique books” and “ancient scrolls.” If he enjoys a little cologne now and then, consider The Library of Fragrance’s Paperback cologne, which the company describes as “sweet and just a touch musty.”
Need a few more ideas? Try one of these 25 perfumes and candles that smell like old books, libraries and more.
2. Romantic writing prompts
Nothing will make a writer love you more than helping him/her meet set goals with a Stick-up calendar.
Snag a love-themed journal of your choice and fill the pages with love-related writing prompts like:
Pretend that Valentine’s Day has been outlawed. Write a paragraph to convince the people who make the laws to make it legal again.
3. Anything massage-related
All those long hours spent hunched over a keyboard can really take their toll.
Any writer will love a good massage to loosen up the knots, whether you buy him a personal gadget like a office chair massage cover.
4. Tequila Mockingbird
Looking for the perfect drink pairing for your writer to take to book club or enjoy during quiet evening hours curled up with the classics? She’ll love Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails With a Literary Twist.
This fun mixology book contains 65 literary-inspired drink recipes like The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose and Vermouth the Bell Tolls. It’s also full of clever illustrations and commentary, bar snack recipes and drinking game ideas.
5. Reasons to stay in bed
If he’d prefer a lazy day in bed, this bookcase headboard and these book pillows ought to do the trick.
Or, for a little bit of both, opt for this amazing bed rest that combines a built-in massager, reading light, cup holder and slot for a notebook or reading material. (Really, what more would anyone need for a day?)
6. A bathtub book caddy
Help her relax at the end of a long day of creating with a hot, luxurious bubble bath, some candles and her favorite read thanks to this bathtub book caddy. It’s even got a spot to hold a glass of wine!
7. Bookish jewelry
It might be a cliché, but nothing says romance like jewelry. Let your writer keep her favorite book close to her with these awesome pieces of jewelry made from real pages of popular novels like Treasure Island, Pride & Prejudice and Moby Dick.
8. Literary wine and chocolate
Saying “I love you” with chocolate might be traditional, but when you say it with chocolate. Might I recommend this “I have nothing to declare except my genius” Oscar Wilde chocolate bar or literarybooks?
And since that chocolate didn’t cost very much, why not go full-on classic Valentine’s Day by pairing it with a lovely bottle of literary wine like Writer’s Block Pinot Noir ?
Writers, what gift would win your heart (or your writer-sweetheart) over this Valentine’s day?
I must admit I’m considering some serious-hinting about # 6.
If you are looking for a gift for a YA /Tween reader this Valentine's Day,
please consider sending an ebook 'gift' or trade paperback novel.
Happy Valentine's Month everyone,