I always get my best work done in the morning. If I’m in the midst of a good writing project, I can slam out a thousand words in the hour or two after I get the kids to school. If I’m in between projects, like I am now, I’ll use that prime time to get in a run or do an hour at a spin class. After noon, productivity takes a huge dive. Rather than squandering time on social media or my iphone, I might squeeze in some brain-less errands during those hours of vast waste. I also rely on my old buddy, caffeine, to revive me.
So, what are good gifts for people who need afternoon treats to trick themselves into doing more work?
I need a new set of mugs. I have strong feelings of dislike for mugs for words, so these are word-free mugs: I like Fishs Eddy‘s 212 Skyline and Math patterns. Octopus mugs are cool. Crate and Barrel’s Ito mug is minimalist. Some options on Etsy are a T.S. Elliot mug, a Kracken mug, or an elephant mug.
If there’s tea, there must be biscuits! I’m not terribly picky in this area. I’ll eat the kids’ lunchbox cookies, if there’s nothing better. If there’s some IKEA’s biscuits in the cabinet, I’ll grab them. Doing a quick google search, there’s some really cute gift options from Harrods and Fortnum & Mason (more here).