Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for readers and writers

From the November 24, 2011 edition

 

stationary

Umbrella Girl Productions stationery, $8

Buy it: On Paper

Local artist Emily-Kitturah Westenhouser uses found paper and other materials to create unique stationery. Bundles of her pretty cards make great gifts for those who still appreciate the art of writing letters, and each pack comes with a note explaining where the paper came from.

737 N. High St., Short North 614-424-6617 onpaper.com
 
 
 

 

pencilcase

Pen pouch & retro pens by Kikkerland, $12 and $5

Buy them: Tigertree

It’s so easy to lose writing utensils. With this classy pen case from Thomas Paul, your friend or significant other can easily grab a cool, retro pen when an inspired thought hits.

787 N High St., Short North 614-299-2660 shoptigertree.com
 
 
 

 

writermug

Scrabble mug, $10

Buy it: Bink Davies

Pick out the first letter of the gift recipient’s name, or go for the letter that’s worth the most points. Either way, the microwave- and dishwasher-safe mug’s new owner will be excited to drink out of something inspired by a favorite word game.

668 N. High St., Short North 614-725-4588 binkdavies.com
 
 
 

 

recordnotebook

Reware Vintage record notebook, $20

Buy it: Wholly Craft

Writers will enjoy recording their thoughts in one-of-a-kind journals made out of vintage record sleeves by Detroit-based crafter Bethany Nixon. The last page is an actual record, cut and placed inside for durability.

3169 N. High St., Short North 614-447-3445 whollycraft.com
 
 
 

 

mobydick

“Moby-Dick In Pictures: One Drawing For Every Page,” $40

Buy it: Wexner Center Store

See how Dublin-based artist and former English teacher Matt Kish interpreted the text of each page of Herman Melville’s novel. The book’s 522 pages feature images layered on top of words, creating a visual masterpiece out of a literary one.

1871 N. High St., Campus 614-292-1807 wexarts.org/bks