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5 Unique and Meaningful Gift Ideas for your Poetry Mentor

Poetry mentors are such a gift to us as writers, and a great way to show them that is to send them a unique gift that emphasizes our appreciation for them. If you have been looking for exciting ideas for a favorite poetry mentor, look no further; This list will help get you started as you search for the perfect poetic present. 


Poetry Journals

Poetry journals make beautiful and practical gifts for all poetry lovers, and the possibilities are endless. Look for a journal based on your mentor’s personal style: Do they prefer blank or lined paper? Do they enjoy prompts, illustrations, or other forms of creative inspiration? For added personalization, you can even customize the journal by having their name inscribed on the cover. As our poetry mentors constantly encourage our writing, this is a simple way to encourage theirs as well. 


Literary Subscription Box 

Nurture your mentor’s love of reading with the gift that keeps on giving: a literary subscription box. Here is an amazing list that details the best boxes of 2020. While these boxes are not exclusively for poetry books, they will still inspire creativity and relaxation. Whether your mentor loves classic literature, young adult fiction, romance, or nonfiction, there is a box for every preference. Depending on which box you sign up for, your mentor may also receive extras like hot cocoa, bookmarks, and accessories relevant to the box’s theme. 


Poetry Apparel and Accessories 

There are so many creative entrepreneurs on sites like Etsy selling beautiful poetry-related products. Maybe your poetry mentor would love a classic pendant, or perhaps they love the look of typewriter jewelry. You might consider a cozy sweatshirt or t-shirt featuring their favorite writer. Another fun—and useful—option is a graphic tote bag that your mentor can use to transport all their poetry reads when they’re on the go. You’ll have a great time exploring all the options as you think of which gift would be the best fit for your mentor. 


Poetry Wall Art

Does your poetry mentor have a favorite poet or poem? Consider getting them a print or canvas to display in their home. For example, Rupi Kaur has beautiful tapestries and canvases for sale that would look beautiful in any poetry lover’s space. The beauty of this gift is that it gives your mentor a chance to proudly display a piece of poetry that you know they love. It is a functional and meaningful way to celebrate your mentor’s favorite pieces—and it makes a unique piece of wall art that is sure to double as a great conversation starter when they have company over. 


A Gift Card to their Favorite Bookstore 

You can never go wrong with a bookstore gift card. This option gives your poetry mentor the opportunity to choose something special that they have been eyeing or to save it for an upcoming poetry release. While it may not feel as personalized as other gift options, it is a thoughtful and practical gift that your poetry mentor will appreciate. It gives them the chance to choose for themselves the most meaningful way to spend your gift card, and they will think of you at the time of purchase!


I hope this has given you some great ideas for giving back to your poetry mentor this holiday season. For even more gifting options, check out our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. Happy shopping!