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.
Motivational pencils for scribbling ideas
Keep handy for when inspiration strikes!
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!
A notebook to start that writing journey.
You have got to start somewhere…