Pulling Together the Perfect Gift for You!

When you hear the word “swag,” what do you think of?

I have a difficult time trying to decide what kind of author swag to give out. Lip moisturizer, hand sanitizer, chocolate, pens, more chocolate. What is it that makes a perfect giveaway that you’ll use forever?

I like to something that is easy for convention-goers to take home; not too big, not too heavy, not too breakable.

Here are a few things I’m considering, and I’d like your input.

The Media Lounger. You put your phone or iPod on it. It comes in purple!

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The Magnifying Mirror. Small and compact, yet very handy.

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The Travel Mug. A little larger, but maybe more useful.

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The Light-up Cowboy Boot Mug. Fun for parties, but maybe not as practical.

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What are your favorite things to get from an author? Would you rather just have a paperback book handed to you, or do you like getting fun stuff?

Thanks!
Randi
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14 thoughts on “Pulling Together the Perfect Gift for You!

  1. Larri

    I like practical things…and books😃. The iPad stand, the compact mirror and travel mug all appeal to me. Pens, notepads, bookmarks.,bottle opener keychain, whistle keychain. About 10 years ago I attended a convention where I was handed one of those rubber jar openers. You know the kind… for hard to open lids. I still have it and I used it the other day. Some things, like the light up boot mug are a little more fun, but honestly I would probably just toss it. I like stuff I can use.

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  2. wyndwhisper

    i like them both. the travel mug and the little stand are great but the boot is a lot more fun. and of course i never say no to another book!

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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  3. Emma Fitzgerald

    I like practical things too. Pens are great as I can throw them in my handbag and hand them out whenever I can. Notepads, keychains, magnets, bottle openers on a keychain (my husband loved this one!) The compact mirror and iPad stand appeal to me but not the travel mug or boot mug. I will forever love getting signed paperbacks too. They are my pride and joy and have their own bookshelf!!

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  4. Ava Curtis

    Just anything thank you keep writing

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  5. I love getting books, of course, but swag is awesome too!! I’m a total book geek and get all fan-girl with my favorite authors, so I might not count. LOL. I LOVE that travel mug! The mirror is cool too.

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  6. My favorite swag, bar none, is an autographed book, followed closely by ebooks or gift cards for books. Recently, I received a book-themed lollipop (heroine owned a bakery/candy shop) and a set of trading cards, with facts about the characters in a series. Super creative.

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  7. I’m appreciative any any swag authors give away. All the various goodies that authors have given away are fun so I can’t really say I have any preference to type of swag. I received a large mug/soup bowl in a giveaway from Mia Ashlinn that I’ve had to keep my BFF from stealing. LOL! I’m going to have to get her one of her own. 🙂

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  8. Karen Henderson

    My favorite is a signed book but it love the iPad / phone holder idea
    I am also collecting magnets

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  9. ronnie c

    I love the coffee mug!!! I’d use it forever!!!

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  10. JeanMP

    I like any swag an author gives away, though autographed books top the list. I like the idea of the travel mug and the magnifying mirror, but very useful.

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  11. Sabrina Taylor

    In answer to your question about swag, I think the coffee mug and the Media Lounger are great ideas. I love the different types of swag that is given out by authors. Hope this helps.

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  12. Armenia

    My immediate answer is signed books. But on the fun side, something lighter for the author to tote around, I prefer magnets with the authors books on them. I just received a really cute coffee mug/glass coaster with the author’s books in a series. Beautiful, and its flexible made like a mini mouse pad. It’s Jaci Burton’s Play-by-Play series and I can’t take my eyes off the hunky chests and abs on the pad.

    I’d love to see your hunky cowboy series on something like this. 🙂

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  13. Cindy Hamilton

    I like all of those ideas!

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