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Dec 16 2014 10 awesome gifts for word nerds (and copywriters!)
gifts for word nerds

Stuck for ideas on what to buy your beloved word nerd for Christmas or birthdays? Clearly a generous book voucher NEVER goes astray, but if you’re after a something a little more creative check out these awesome gifts that THIS word nerd would be more than happy to receive (hint hint!)

Literary Scarf

secret garden scarf gift idea for word nerdsWe don’t get outdoors much, so when we do, make sure we look the shiz! These cute scarves come printed with passages from some of our very favourite books like Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, The Secret Garden and more.

Coffee Cup Warmer

cup warmer word nerd gift ideaI cannot tell you how many cups of cold peppermint tea I’ve choked down over the years. This awesome little device keeps your tea (or coffee) at temperature ready for when you can tear your hands away from the keyboard to drink it. Best of all, it has a USB connection to plug right into your computer.

Word Nerd Cup

word nerd cup gift ideaMy name is Anna Butler. I’m a word-nerd and proud of it! And what better accessory to go with that spanky new cup holder, than a spanky new cup?


Eyeglasses Holder

eyeglasses holder word nerd gift ideaWhere did I put my glasses? Why.. on this groovy little Easter Island Head inspired holder, of course! Practical sculpture. And best of all, according to the website it’s handcrafted from sustainable wood to support underprivileged artisans in India. What’s not to love?


eyeglasses holder word nerd gift ideaMental dexterity and the ability to convince others is an essential part of any copywriter’s skill set. This game lets you test your mental wit by inventing answers and bluffing your opponents. Oh.. and you know, it’s a great way to connect with family and friends too.

Decision Paperweight

decision wheel freelancer gift ideaRunning your own copywriting business can be fraught with difficult decisions each day: should I wear my PJs or track pants to work today? Fortunately, this sleek little paperweight can take the decision out of my hands with a simple spin and a fast solution.

Ampersand Serving Board

ampersand cheeseboard word nerd gift ideaPractical and oh so stylish! I’ve oft had a lunch or two of nothing but cheese and crackers, so love, love, loving this ampersand cheese & crackers board. And no more bikkies spilling off the sides when you’re juggling this with a glass of vino in the other hand!

Wine Pairing Towel Set

wine pairing tea towels freelancer gift ideaSpeaking of wine (I’m a writer… it was always gonna go here) a great accompaniment to the aforementioned gift are these great tea towels offering super convenient food/wine matching information. With reds and whites, you can’t go wrong.

Magnetic Poetry Kit

magnetic poetry word nerd gift ideaThis clever little kit filled with words of sorrow, joy and beauty will inspire your favourite word nerd to leave soulful messages of prose should the milk be running low. Alas, the milk that once floweth here is nought for now, thus I shed a tear.

Waterproof Notepad

aqua notes word nerd gift ideaAside from 3:47am while my brain is up to its merry hijinks, many of my best ideas come to me in the shower. It’s always been my quiet place to think. So what better gift than this waterproof notepad to capture those flashes of brilliance? (I’m still talking ideas here. Keep it G-rated people!!)

So there you have it. 10 awesome gift ideas for the word nerd (or copywriter!! (hint hint)) in your life.

Found any other awesome gift ideas? Or is there something word-nerdy on your wishlist? Tell us about it in the comments below, or share over on Facebook.

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7 Responses to “10 awesome gifts for word nerds (and copywriters!)”

  • Reply Belinda @ Copywrite Matters December 17, 2014at 2:26 pm

    I’ve seen all of these while shopping for others and thought… I could have that.

    I would add a favourite novel done like this:

    I keep hinting but no one’s hearing me yet!

    • Reply Emily December 17, 2014at 5:02 pm

      Love the ideas.
      And Belinda. That spinelessclassics thing is the. most. amazing. thing ever!

    • Reply Anna Butler December 17, 2014at 5:10 pm

      Very cool Belinda! And yeah, I keep finding super cool pressies that I’D like, when I’m supposed to be shopping for family and friends.

      However….. maybe if I buy them anyway they could “regift” them my way 😉

  • Reply Geraldine December 17, 2014at 6:55 pm

    Fab collection Anna – that decision-making paperweight appeals to the procrastinator in me!

    If we add these to the ones I found for my own post – – we’d be able to keep every word nerd happy this Christmas 🙂

  • Reply Dane Alexander February 26, 2019at 9:46 am

    My wife would love an Alice in Wonderland scarf. And we have a couple of little ones, so the coffee cup warmer would really come in handy! (most of the tea and coffee we drink at home ends up being lukewarm or cold…)

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Reply Anna Butler February 26, 2019at 11:27 am

    Ah yes… cold “hot” drinks. The story of my life!

    I hope you’ve added these to your birthday/Christmas wishlists for the year 😉

  • Reply Dane Alexander February 26, 2019at 10:17 pm

    Haha, yep. You know the feeling. Add items to wishlist – tick!

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