Maybe it’s your significant other, BFF, favorite cousin, or a co-worker who you adore. No matter their connection to you, this special person has an upcoming birthday, and you want to get him or her a gift that honors two of their favorite pastimes: writing and all things fantasy/sci-fi/comic books.
Fortunately, buying a meaningful gift for your favorite geeky writer is not as challenging as you might think. For instance, any of the following suggestions are sure to be appreciated:1. Subscription to Sci-Fi Magazine
“Amazing Stories,” the original home of great talents like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, is now available as a digital subscription. Indeed, your sci-fi-loving friend will cherish a subscription to the first-ever science fiction magazine. New issues are jam-packed with sci-fi and fantasy articles, all with plenty of great illustrations. If you prefer, you can also purchase print versions of the magazine, which first appeared 92 years ago.2. A Personalized Journal
There’s something about writing on paper that’s oh-so-satisfying. As such, surprise the nerdy writer in your life with a personalized gift like a custom journal that he or she can use to jot down ideas for articles or books, doodle characters and comics, and/or pen entire stories. Adding the birthday boy or girl’s name to the front cover makes it more meaningful, or you could have it personalized to say something like, “No. 1 Star Wars Fan” or “Live Long and Prosper.”3. Pens Featuring Avengers Figurines
All writers need a great supply of pens, and to inspire superhero storylines, consider an assortment of pens with mini Pop! Vinyl Figures of their favorite Avengers characters on the top. Choices include Tony Stark/Ironman, Steve Rogers/Captain America, Bruce Banner/Hulk, and Thor. You could gift one pen along with the personalized journal or gift all four — either way, these Avengers-themed pens will definitely be a hit.4. A Baby Yoda/Grogu Bowl
One of the most beloved characters from “The Mandalorian” is, without a doubt, Baby Yoda, whose real name is revealed to be Grogu. If the writer in your life is a major Mandalorian fanboy or girl, consider getting them a Baby Yoda Bowl that’s technically designed to hold candy but can also be used in a home office for paper clips, Post-it Notes, thumbtacks, erasers, or other common desk items. You can also purchase a bag of your friend’s favorite candy to put in the bowl or impress him or her with your Grogu knowledge and add in a package of blue macaron cookies.5. An “Outlander” T-Shirt
As your fantasy-loving friend may have told you, “Outlander” tells the story of an English nurse living in 1945 who mysteriously finds herself back in 1743. Honor his or her fondness for the show with a T-shirt that includes — no joke — the entire story in small print on the front and back. Litographs also feature scarves, totes, and blankets with the “Outlander” story printed on them, allowing you to choose the type of gift that your friend will like most.Geeky Writers are Great!
It’s always fun to think outside the proverbial gift box a bit and come up with birthday present ideas that really speak to your friend or loved one. For the special geeky writer in your life, any of these gifts — or, if your budget allows, several of them — will be sure to make their anniversary around the sun more fun and meaningful.