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. Anonymous9:03 AM

    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 : \


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