Looking for some last-minute gifts for the grammar-loving friends among us? We have some suggestions for you!
Handmade gifts are always a nice surprise — and if you don’t have time to handmake them yourself, then Etsy is an acceptable substitute! Riverwalk Designs makes a wide variety of pendants, necklaces and keyrings that are fun gifts. This Grammar Police badge is perfect for that friend who can’t stop correcting your there, their and they’res. They also have wonderful images from fantastic books and writers, like Winnie the Pooh, Edger Allen Poe, Alice in Wonderland and The Outsiders. Highly recommended. Fishcakes is another great seller on Etsy for cute magnets and buttons — perfect for stocking stuffers. Their Respect Apostrophes button is incredibly cute, as is their Hooray for Literature design.
Zazzle allows you to create your own custom items, including coffee mugs, t-shirts, posters and so forth. You can also get pre-made designs other people have already produced — like this mug for the grammar-stroke-coffee lovers among us, or this one for those who think there’s still a difference between figuratively and literally.
Society6 is another place that sells patterned coffee mugs, phone cases, t-shirts and the like. Help defend the Oxford Comma, or show off your allegiance to Dr. Seuss. I’m also a fan of this Grammarphone wall clock — puns are the weakness for many an English major. It’s a great way for grammar fans and English nerds to show their true colors.
My brother is a sci-fi nerd as well as a grammar maven, so I know he’ll love this Doctor Whom shirt from BustedTees. They have other literary and pop culture mashup shirts, as well, including this Harry Potter Marauder’s Map number and a great Goodnight Moon/Star Wars crossover for those who grew up with that particular piece of children’s lit.
And, of course, you can gift the gift of proper grammar! Stop by Wordsmith Essays’ order page and see what we can do for you and your next essay, article or column!