8 AWESOME Things You Can Tell People to Get You This Holiday Season

The question I’m hearing more and more now that we’re barreling through the holiday season is this:

“What can I get you?”

My answer is typically this: “Not a single thing. Let’s just spend time together.” BUT–sometimes that simply isn’t accepted as a legit response. So…if you’re having the same issue this holiday season (or for ANY occasion), here’s a list of some of my fave gifts for writers and readers. They’re affiliate links–but, that doesn’t increase your cost if you buy any of them. It just means I get a few coins tossed my way to help me keep doing what I’m doing.

1. Moleskin Cahier Journals

I keep a stash of Moleskin journals because I use them ALL. OF. THE. TIME. They’re perfect for journaling, jotting down ideas as they pop into your head, starting that novel you’ve always dreamed of writing, planning the year ahead for your business, and so many other things! There’s nothing like opening a new Moleskin journal. It feels like the possibilities are endless.


2. Le Pen Pens

A good friend of mine gave me two Le Pen pens a year or so ago and I absolutely fell in love with them. They’re my absolute FAVORITE pen when it comes to writing. (And, yes, I use them with my Moleskin journals!)


3. Pillowcases That Readers TOTALLY Understand

Pillows and reading go hand in hand. Am I right? Consider asking for a pillowcase that has the words to describe exactly how you feel about–well–words.


4. Cool Mugs with Cool Sayings 

A mug filled with tea, coffee, hot chocolate or any other fave beverage is a staple for writers and readers. And it’s even better when it has a cool saying on it.


5. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

This is one of THE BEST books about writing that I’ve ever read. I keep it close by in my office and I recommend it to anyone who’s even considering writing a novel.


6. Hey Whipple, Squeeze This: The Classic Guide to Creating Great Ads by Luke Sullivan and Edward Boches

If you want to become better at writing copy–this is the book to read. I’ve used Hey Whipple to teach students the art of copywriting for YEARS. It’s such a fun read. But, more than that, it provides the guidance and insight regarding what it takes to write great marketing copy.


7. T-Shirts That Tell It

I don’t know about you–but I LOVE a great t-shirt. There are tons of them with sayings that really fit readers and writers. For me? The one I’ve shown here gets it right.


8. Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Great Content by Ann Handley

Finally, here’s another book I keep nearby in my office AND one I use in the classroom to teach students how to do content marketing RIGHT. This is an excellent resource for marketers, entrepreneurs, copywriters, or anyone else who’s creating content to connect with their audience.


Okay! So, I hope this list makes it a little easier for you give people an answer when they ask, “What can I get you?” during this holiday season. Of course, I don’t know about you, but I’d love to get any of these items no matter WHAT season it is! Have other ideas about what writers and readers might like? I’d love to hear! Leave a response in the comments!