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Shop Small Christmas Gift Guide: Festive gift ideas for writers and bookworms

This year has been tough for everyone, so those Black Friday bargains last week would have been hard to resist this time around, but please do spare a thought to the small businesses that really need your help this year too. The shops that have had to close their doors, the pubs and restaurants that have been unable to welcome customers at their busiest time of year.

So if you partook of the bargains this year, if you can spare even a little bit of the money you’ve saved on a steal of a deal, please consider making a purchase – no matter how little – from a small business as well as we prepare for the festive season, because when you shop small this Christmas, somewhere a real person will be doing a grateful happy dance.

Here’s a list of my favourite small businesses who are offering some fabulous gift ideas this year – the perfect present for the writer in your life.

A Wine&Crime Evening with The Crime Lab

Perfect for crime writers who need a head start on their research.

A set of postcards with gold-foil pen design

Jot down your notes in style with this gorgeous set by Pretty Post.

Motivational pencils for scribbling ideas

Keep handy for when inspiration strikes!

Books Books and more books

Whether inspirational or instructional, you can never go wrong. But be sure to help out the indie bookshops this year by shopping via Bookshop.org

Get their manuscript checked by a real police officer

If you’re writing a novel with any elements of policing in, Graham Bartlett is the man to help you get those all important details right without compromising your story.

Start them on their audio journey…

Audio is one of the fastest growing areas in publishing. Any new authors would be foolish not to consider publishing in audio format. Get in touch with Elliott at Monkeynut Audiobooks to find out how you can help the audio aspirations of the author in your life come true!

Find out more about audiobooks here or check out my interview with Elliott on the blog!

A notebook to start that writing journey.

You have got to start somewhere…

And editing vouchers…

To help them make their manuscript the best it can be!

Find out more about gift vouchers here.

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