The freelance writing community is quite large, but it can also be rather tight knit. Freelance writers for hire tend to work in the same circles and while they compete for the same jobs, that competition is usually friendly.
Christmas is a great time of year to celebrate those friendships. But picking gifts for fellow freelance writers for hire can be quite difficult.
The following make great Christmas gifts for a freelancer.
Classically, great writers are also bibliophiles. Freelance writers often have limited time, which means very little time available for reading. An e-reader lets a person save time acquiring books and is easier than a traditional book when you only have fleeting moments for reading.
Many freelancers spend hours every day in front of a computer. When you are spending hours sitting in a chair, you want it to be the most comfortable chair possible. A luxuriously comfortable desk chair is an ideal gift for nearly every freelancer.
The problem with sitting in front of a desk all day is that you get very little exercise while working that way. A walking desk is a unique solution to this problem. A walking desk is literally a desk that is combined with a treadmill. This isn’t the right gift for everyone, but if you know a freelancer who really enjoys exercising, there is not better way to work and exercise.
A Paid Vacation
The problem with being a freelance writer is that you are effectively working a full time job where you don’t get paid when take a vacation. Thus, any vacation costs you income and the money to pay for it. The idea for this gift is to put a little money in an account (or an envelope if you want to be low tech) and only make it available when the freelancer takes a vacation.
On the side of cheaper gifts, this $5 app has everything a freelance writer needs to succeed. The app includes a dictionary, thesaurus, and file sharing and viewing features. It is effectively a digital stocking stuffer.