* Yes, writer’s block is a real thing
* From games to journals to quill pens
* Inspire the writer in your life
This year get any one of these eight novelty gifts for the writer or calligrapher in your life. Though some of these gifts may seem more novel than others, any creative will tell you that inspiration can be gleaned from anywhere and anything. So they might as well have some fun along the way.
1. Calligraphy & Hand Lettering Notepad
We might consume and create the majority of things on a device with a high resolution screen, but sometimes the analog version of viewing or creating said things, can be even more satisfying. If you or someone you know is looking to explore calligraphy or the craft of hand lettering, the Calligraphy & Hand Lettering Notepad would make for a great starting point to help perfect your strokes.
2. ShinMor Wax Seal Stamp Kit (Hogwarts)
You would know all about wax seal stamps if you watched Harry Potter. If you’re into the idea of sealing your paper correspondence, the ShinMor Wax Seal Stamp Kit includes everything you need, like a Hogwarts School badge seal.
3. Tombow Dual Brush Pens
Ready to take your hand lettering or calligraphy up a notch? Tombow’s Dual Brush Pens kit includes 9 colors and 1 blender pen. Each colored pen comes with two tips – a flexible brush tip and fine tip. Best of all, the water-based inks won’t bleed, they’re non-toxic and blend together beautifully.
4. Purratt Quill Pen Set
Gift-wrapped in a luxe box, Purratt’s Quill Pen Set is a fantastic gift idea for any writer that prefers handwritten notes and correspondence or artist. The set includes a feather dipping pen, ink bottle, and five extra nibs.
5. The Writer’s Toolbox
You’ve heard of writer’s block, right? The Writer’s Toolbox is one way to break on through, with over 60 exercises and creative games to get the right side of your brain humming and flowing.
6. Zebra G Model Titanium Nib Set
Any seasoned fountain pen, quill pen or dip pen user will appreciate this 10-pack of Zebra’s G Model Titanium nibs, especially if they’re into calligraphy or comics.
7. The Storymatic Classic
Remember word magnets or “magnetic poetry” or even Mad Libs? Storymatic Classic is a lot like those but at scale with 540 unique cards that amount to six trillion different story combinations. It’s great for struggling writers, road trips or any time you feel like telling a story.
8. RusticTown Handmade Leather Journal
Made by local artisans, RusticTown’s Handmade Leather Journal measures 8.5 x 6.6 x 1.5-inches, making it ideal for the traveling writer or artist. Made with eco-friendly cotton paper, you’ll have nearly 200 pages to do with how you see fit.