Do you want to present a gift to a friend who is an English major or English teacher? Your first thought is probably to give her a book, but how do you avoid giving her one she’s already read? Thankfully, there are many other items that also make great gifts for English majors.
T-shirts have become a playground for the witty and the whacky. The choices for brilliance on T-shirts are countless, from “Punctuation saves lives!” to “I’m silently correcting your grammar.” Get one of these for your friend and every time you see her wearing it, you’ll both break into a hearty laugh.
Coffee mugs are another great gift for your writerly friends. They might not be used to drink coffee though, since most of them end up as pen stands on the desk. But coffee mugs can be printed with any picture or saying, so this is a gift that is suitable for just about anyone. A special writing mug makes a perfect gift for an English major.
I’d rather be writing… Writer Mug by CafePress
There is a keychain for everyone, but the best keychains are good for more than just holding keys. With a USB drive on her keychain, your friend will be able to keep a backup of her works in progress with her at all times.
Encore 4GB USB 2.0 Keychain monitoring Camcorder, Camera, and Voice Recorder (Black)
What better way to break through writer’s block than by playing a word game? Magnetic Poetry is a great way to have fun with words. There are several sets to choose from including Magnetic Poetry Kit: The Poet Edition and Writer’s Remedy, which includes a selection of intriguing words that are sure to get your friend writing again.
A Kindle Fire makes a wonderful gift for anyone who loves to read. You could also choose a similar gadget like the Nook or Galaxy Tab or Ideapad or iPad. Presenting an ebook reader or tablet computer to your English major or teaching friend would be like gifting her a large library, since these devices can hold thousands of e-books in their memory. If your friend already has a Kindle Fire, you can enhance its appearance by getting your friend a case that looks like a book cover.
Do you have more gift ideas for English majors and English teachers? Comment away!