Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Writer Dad Gifts

Ten Things to Give Your Favorite Dad/Writer for Father's Day

(most for $10.00 U.S. or less)

Wal-Mart has 169 albums in their 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection for less than $10.00; these feature the bestselling or most popular songs by an artist or a group, i.e. The Best of Robert Palmer.

A hardcover edition of Sun Tzu's classic The Art of War is currently available at B& on sale: $7.95*

Over at, Norman has a collection of Bookworm Abstract series fountain pens that might please the old-fashioned, pen-loving writer dad: $15.00 has a page of free and $1.00 e-books. Shop early; Deadly Sting by Michael Paulson is available for $1.00 until June 19, 2009.

Clark Cable Wire Identifier can help dad figure out his connections fast: $9.71*

If Dad needs a break from writing, the coolest made-for-Dad movie I've ever seen is Frequency with Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel: $5.32

A gift card for any bookstore where your writer Dad likes to shop is always welcome; $10.00 will buy him a paperback and a cup of coffee at the bookstore cafe.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has an online store with lots of cool things for Dad; I recommend Louis Comfort Tiffany at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as it's currently half price: $9.95

Get Dad's desk in order with Office Depot's Rotary Desk Organizer: $9.69

Jason Rekulak's The Writers Block is a nice big chunk book of daily writing ideas, insight and inspiration: $9.95*

*Less with B&N membership card


  1. I love Frequency!! You're so right -- one of the best "dad" movies out there. I might have to run to Wal-Mart on my lunch hour to pick that up for my husband.

  2. Yeah. Frequency. Dad, son and the 1969 Mets.

    For me, it was my mom and me and the 1969 Mets. Dad came along for the ride :D.


  3. I love Frequency too! Might have to add that to my Dad's Father's Day gift, as I know he will love the story.

  4. Ha. I thought I was the only one who read The Art of War from a writing perspective! Nice gift list.

  5. Great list!

    ...I just want the day off : \