Friday, December 2, 2011

Presents Even I Can Make

So, Christmas is coming up.

Before last weekend, I kept using the phrase "Thanksgiving is coming up," and saying it like Daniel from the movie The Other Sister. Nobody even knew what I was talking about.

Anyway, I'm usually very terrible at thinking up what to get people for Christmas. I thought you might like to tell me some go-to gift ideas that even writers can make (since we're all poor), or gift ideas that are simple but nice. I know mostly everybody likes candles and all that junk. Maybe a book or two.

What are my other writer friends giving people for Christmas? And are you making any of your gifts? I want to see pictures.

OH! And also: check out some of my poems in Camroc Press Review. And order the current issue of Beloit Poetry Journal, because I'm in that, too!


  1. My soon to be wife and I made cards that we plan to give to family members offering to come cook them a meal sometime in the next 12 months.

  2. I make apple butter or pumpkin butter and give little containers of it to friends and family. Inexpensive and delicious.

  3. Make creative, unique, personal to the giftee bookmarks, and place them in books bought for 99 cents online.