Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Moms Who Love Writing (and Reading)


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I just posted a Mother’s Day Gift Guide at my healthy snack blog, where I unabashedly admitted that it was simply a selection of stuff that I like and stuff that I would not be mad about receiving as a Mother’s Day gift. Well, it looks like I have no shame whatsoever because here I go again doing the same thing on my writing blog.

I’m a mom who loves all things related to books, writing and reading, so I’m pretty easy to shop for. In fact, when my eight-year-old was stumped about what to buy me for Mother’s day, she threw up her hands and said, “Why don’t I just give you a bookstore gift card, because all you ever do is buy books!” What a smart little girl I have. I will ask for an Amazon gift card and then take great pleasure in choosing one of these items:

OK, Hello? Has Santa been ignoring my plaintive requests for a Kindle? I will admit to being a complete, and total book snob, but I have grown fond of the Kindle app on my iPhone. When they first came out I turned up my nose at the Kindle swearing I’d never use one and that they would never catch on. Umm. I was wrong.

I write longhand in a journal each morning and sometimes before I go to bed at night, so I have a bit of a blank book fetish. This one’s got 40 reviews on Amazon, and I think it would make a fabulous gift for the mom who loves to journal or for those who are just getting started keeping a journal.

Does Mommy have a bit of a flair for the dramatic? Is she working on her version of the ‘Great American Novel?’ Give her this fabulous Calligraphy Pen set and she’ll feel like royalty and she might even be inspired to write more often with such a fancy pen.

I am such a fan of Julia Cameron’s work, that if I don’t hold back right now this post will go astray so I will just tell you that Cameron’s work has inspired many writers, and her book, ‘The Writer’s Way,’ was instrumental in my path to giving myself permission to become a writer. I wholeheartedly recommend this book because morning pages will transform your writing practice like almost nothing else can.

I will tell you that i”ve not read this book myself, but with contributors like Maya Angelou, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Ann Lamott, how could you go wrong? It looks like a beautiful, inspiring book about the beauty and pain of motherhood.

So, there are just a few of my picks for Mother’s Day gift ideas. I say just get her a Kindle. I know that if you were my child and you gave me a Kindle for Mother’s Day I’d have a hard time not calling you my favorite child ever.

Have a happy and blessed Mother’s Day, and don’t forget to make your mom feel special.

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