Valentine’s Day Gifts for Writers

Valentine’s Day is upon us again. We don’t make a big deal of Valentine’s Day at our house, but we do like to acknowledge it.

For me, that means last-minute scrambling to get my kids something to place next to their plates at dinner (every year, it’s as if Valentine’s Day sneaks up on me. It’s the 14th this year, in case you weren’t aware). We are trying to get away from the habit of buying “stuff,” so gift cards for food and movies are usually the gifts of choice. The kids seem to like those things better than “stuff,” anyway.

My daughter, Carolyn, though, will be receiving a care package of chips and candy. Value of the items: $15. Cost to send it to her in England: $52. I would have sent an electronic gift card if I’d known it would be that expensive.

I realize that lots of people love Valentine’s Day and they like to make a big deal of it. With that in mind, I’ve compiled some Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the writer in your life:

  1. A professional massage. I got one for Christmas (thanks again to you-know-who-you-are) and boy, does it help get out those kinks writers get from spending too many hours hunched over a keyboard.
  2. A gift card to a bookstore. Writers love to read! Most of them would love nothing more than the opportunity to spend an hour browsing through a bookstore. A real bookstore. But for those of you who don’t have a bookstore nearby, a gift card to an online book retailer is just as nice.
  3. A fancy pen. You know, for book signings.
  4. A fancy journal. For all the ideas writers have to write down before they forget.
  5. Time. Do some housework for the writer in your life, or get the car inspected, or whatever you have to do, to give your writer some time alone. And please tell them they can’t spend that time writing. They have to spend it doing something else they love. Like browsing in a bookstore or getting a massage.
  6. A house in the mountains. With a view. (It doesn’t hurt to dream).

How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Love it? Hate it? No opinion? How do you plan to celebrate this year?

Until next time,


10 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Gifts for Writers”

  1. Glen and I celebrated in style this year: we got 12 windows installed! We’ll have our valentine’s dinner on the 15th. I love the massage idea.


    1. 12 windows–that’s a lot of windows to have installed at once! No wonder you waited for the 15th to celebrate. I hope you enjoyed it and that you can see everything beautiful through those new windows. 🙂


  2. I like Valentines Day, because we all celebrate LOVE, the most glorious thing in the world. Love for a sweetheart, for our kids (and grandkids), for family and for friends, for a furry pet and for the squirrel outside who eats our bird seed. For this wondrous Earth of ours- may we celebrate it and take care of it on the 14th…and every day of the year.
    But also, I’ll take a piece of chocolate next to my dinner plate, please. 😍


    1. You’re so right–normally we think of family and loved ones on Valentine’s Day, but there’s more to celebrate! And yes, please pass the chocolate. Because chocolate deserves some love, too. ❤

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  3. I love Valentines Day–when the grandchildren were young, I gave them cards and chocolates. Now that they’re grown, it’s just cards to let them know how much they’re loved. Hubby Dan and I usually celebrate with cards and a special dinner at home. ❤ Happy Valentines Day, Amy! xo


    1. That’s lovely, Bette! We normally like to have a nice dinner, but this year we opted for simple because that’s what the kids like best. So it was spaghetti and marinara sauce from a jar! I hope you and Dan had a lovely day. Sorry for the late response–I missed your comment somehow! Thanks for visiting, Bette. ❤


  4. Valentines Day is February 4th???? Oh my goodness, that’s tomorrow! LOL! I love Valentine’s Day! It isn’t just for lovers, it’s for love! It’s for caring about those around us. The kids got it right with all of those little valentines cards. We should always take a kids approach to this special day. Actually, we should take a kids approach to every holiday… it would be a lot more fun!

    I will be babysitting for my granddaughters so their mom and dad can take some time to enjoy each other’s company for a few hours. I will bring a couple of heart shaped candy bars and I will receive the best hugs and kisses in this world!

    Whatever you are doing, my wish is that you are surrounded by unconditional love!

    Happy Valentines Day, my friend!

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    1. Sounds like you have the perfect Valentine’s Day planned, and I completely agree with your advice to approach every holiday like a child. It would be so much more fun and less stressful! Enjoy your special Valentines!

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