We’re right in the thick of the holidays; it’s time to make a cup of hot cocoa, kick back and scroll through Instagram photos of cats (and dogs and foxes and hedgehogs) in Santa costumes.
But, if you’ve already stocked up on presents for family and friends, why not pick up a treat or two for yourself before going into full relaxation mode?
Here, I’ve rounded up five gift ideas from the bizbuzzcontent team that are more than just fun—they might also help you improve your writing, too.
1. A Beautiful Notebook
No matter how efficient, complex or advanced computers get, I firmly believe there’s nothing quite as satisfying as taking notes in a sleek paper notebook.
2. An Uninterrupted Playlist
No matter what genre you prefer, the right tunes can make a writing session that much more productive. Unless, of course, every other song is punctuated by an obnoxious ad.
If you’d like to make it through a playlist without hearing an ad for car insurance, you might want to consider getting Spotify Premium (or Pandora Plus, iHeartRadio All Access or Amazon Prime Music, depending on what you prefer).
3. A Top Notch Keyboard
Although it will likely be on the pricier side, I believe that a mechanical keyboard is well worth the investment. They’re amazingly tactile (the opposite of a mushy laptop keyboard), they last for years and they make typing feel that much better.
My favorites are the Vortex POK3R and MasterKeys Pro S, but the world of mechanical keyboards is big and surprisingly varied, so take a look around before you make a decision. Jessica here at bizbuzzcontent uses the ergonomic and wireless Goldtouch keyboard.
4. A Second Monitor
Although two monitors might sound superfluous to some, any writer knows how irritating it can be to constantly switch between an internet browser and word processor.
5. A Next-Level Desk
In both literal and figurative terms, standing desks can take your work to the next level. Since writers (or anyone else with a desk job, for that matter) spend a lot of time sitting down, a standing desk can provide an opportunity to engage in some much-needed physical activity.
What writing-related gifts are you most looking forward to giving (or receiving) this holiday season? Let me know in the comments!