Zoetic Holiday Gift Guide – Part 4

Zoetic Holiday Gift Guide – Part 4

Here at Zoetic Press, we’re just like everyone else: we have to buy holiday gifts for our loved ones. And just like everyone else, we aim to help you, our audience, in what can often be a difficult process. As such, we’ll be offering our holiday gift guide throughout the month, and we hope that it will take some pressure off of your already heavy shoulders!

Today’s list was beautifully curated by Diane Glazman:

(Under $50)

Whether it’s tea, coffee, hot chocolate or something stronger, every writer needs a mug.

Writer’s Cabal Word Mug — “Every day with word count is a good day”

“Keep Calm and Carry on Revising” Mug

First Drafts Mousepad 

Circa Starter Kit — a bit more on the practical side, but I love my Circa notebooks. They combine the best of a 3-ring binder and spiral notebook and are infinitely customizable. Plus, there are accessories galore, which, for any office product obsessed writer, is a dream come true.

I’m a confirmed tea drinker, so I’m always looking for cute tea infusers. Here are a couple of new ones to add to my collection:

“Pipe” tea infuser 

Umbrella tea infuser 

 

($50 – $100)

Fountain pens! I’ve owned 2 Pilot Vanishing Point Fountain Pens for years and love them. They’re very comfortable, the nibs are fantastic and available in extra fine. Plus, the Pilot Iroshizuku inks come in several beautiful shades.

For the writer on the go, a wooden travel desk.

Levenger’s Bomber Messenger Bag : This is actually on my own wish list. I am always looking for the perfect bag, and this is definitely one I’d love to own.

If you’re looking for the ultimate gift for a steampunk-loving writer, look no further than anything created by Datamancer , such as this keyboard.

Zoetic Holiday Gift Guide, Part 3

Zoetic Holiday Gift Guide, Part 3

Here at Zoetic Press, we’re just like everyone else: we have to buy holiday gifts for our loved ones. And just like everyone else, we aim to help you, our audience, in what can often be a difficult process. As such, we’ll be offering our holiday gift guide throughout the month, and we hope that it will take some pressure off of your already heavy shoulders!

Today’s list was beautifully curated by Andrea Blythe:

My dorkiness shines through when it comes to gift giving, as it does with everything else. I adore things that are simultaneously a little bit useful, a little bit silly. So, here are a few such ideas for the writers and readers in your life. 

Clicky Cube
I am a fidgeter, and the Clicky Cube is touted as the “Ultimate Stress Relief Fidget Cube.” The tiny cube is small enough to fit in your pocket and provides a number of features — including a rotating dial, a “dice” side with fives buttons that click audibly or silently, a trio of tactical gears with a clickable ball and socket, a joystick, and a classic toggler — for any and all of a fidgeter’s needs.

Aqua Notes
Ideas always seem to come at the worst times — on the freeway while driving 70 mph or in the shower or some other place where it might be inconvenient to get the words jotted down. For those shower thinkers, Aqua Notes provides a water proof notepad so that you can write down your best ideas before they’re washed away (pun totally intended).

The Writer’s Toolbox
The Writer’s Toolbox presents a series of games and exercises designed to help writers with charging up their creativity and finding inspiration. The kit includes exercise sticks to kickstart stories ideas, inspiration cards to get some creative descriptions going, and spinner palettes to produce unexpected plot twists. 

Book Scarf – Inscribed with “The Raven”
As someone who has long loved Edgar Allan Poe’s work, I’ve been coveting this infinity scarf with the text of his most famous poem, “The Raven,” printed across the cloth. Is “The Raven” not to your liking? No worries. Storiarts has dozens of other scarves to choose from — everything from A Tale of Two Cities to Anne of Green Gables to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Writers Tears Whiskey
For every writer that sips or shoots whiskey as a balm for their literary suffering, there’s Writers Tears Whiskey. Pour a glass and drink the writer’s block away.

Zoetic Holiday Gift Guide, Part 2

Here at Zoetic Press, we’re just like everyone else: we have to buy holiday gifts for our loved ones. And just like everyone else, we aim to help you, our audience, in what can often be a difficult process. As such, we’ll be offering our holiday gift guide throughout the month, and we hope that it will take some pressure off of your already heavy shoulders!

Today’s list was lovingly curated by Kolleen Carney:

If you’re anything like me, you have about twenty-eight cents to work with this holiday season, but you aren’t above maxing out at least one credit card to make your family or friends happy. Here, I present to you my holiday guide for people with no money:

  1. Horror Movie a Day: The Book: For six years, Brian Collins watched a different horror movie each day. Here, he has hand-picked 365 suggestions, should you or your favorite horror fan want to delve into such a challenge. The print version is massive and makes a great bathroom book, but for those e-book aficionados, the Kindle version is FREE until Saturday, 12/10. (Price range: Free- $25)
  2. All You Need is Pug: Does your pug need an aviator scarf? Off course it does. Everything in this shop is handmade and guaranteed to have your favorite pup looking stylish while staying warm. (Price range: up to $75)
  3. Witch City Wicks Candles: These soy candles are hand-crafted in Salem, MA, and have the best scents. I suggest checking out Christmas Mourning or Black Christmas, my two personal favorites. (Up to $40, from what I can see; all collections are different).
  4. Paperback Paradise Postcards: These are hilarious. Who doesn’t want a set of postcards with vintage book art and clever new titles, such as “Piece of Shit Birds”? These have NSFW language, so it may be more appropriate for your snarkier friends than, say, your nana. ($4)
  5. Write Like a MFer Mug: Look, I am sorry, I have a foul mouth, ok? I can’t help it! I love this mug from the Rumpus, but if you are more polite than I am, they have a Dear Sugar mug with no swears on it. ($15)

Happy holidays, everyone!