Do you know a queer author? Maybe someone in your family is aspiring to be a writer, or your friend’s just published their first book. Finding the perfect gifts are hard, especially when you’re looking for a niche combination of interests. Thankfully, we’ve done the hard work for you! Regardless of if you’re getting this for a colleague, a friend of a friend, or even just for yourself, these rainbow covered goodies are sure to be a hit.
Having too many thoughts and things to do is pretty standard for a writer. Thankfully, you can give them the gift of organization with this handy and adorable desk organizer notepad. I love that it separates what you need and want to get done into two different categories. And the ‘Brain Dump’ section at the end? Genius. QueerThreadsGB uses discreet packaging, so if you have the misfortune of living with those less welcoming, you can keep yourself safe.
These ghosts are queer, adorable, AND printed on a useful book that can also fit in your pocket? This pocket notebook by MilkyTomato is the perfect solution for when you’ve got an idea on the go. No more coming home from work frustrated because you can’t remember your plot idea, or sketching a character concept on scrap paper you’ll inevitably lose. The pages are blank, so you can sprawl notes and doodle to your heart’s content! And If that wasn’t enough to convince you, there’s a ghost cat, too.
As someone who had to quit a job due to developing Tendonitis, I believe ergonomics are extremely important. Not only is this mousepad by beardsandcats an adorable way to spruce up your office, but it’ll keep your wrist elevated in a more natural position while you’re writing. Bonus points, when you’re up late pushing through the next chapter, this black cat will be here to keep you company.
Highlighters are great for editing printed drafts, sprucing up notes, and for coloring character sketches if that’s your cup of tea. These pens aren’t specifically meant to be LGBTQIA+ themed, but with the right card and gift bag, the receiver will understand. With 15 different highlighters, you can color code to your heart’s content, and your eyes will thank you for the more mild options.
If you’ve never sharpened a rainbow pencil, you’re missing out. Not only do these pencils come in adorably pastel paint jobs, but the shavings make little, colorful rainbow rings. I’m personally a mechanical pencil person, but I have to admit, this is some of the most exciting stationery I have ever seen.
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