Need a Last-minute Gift For an English Major? We've Got You Covered

Holidays, birthdays, and graduations seem to have a way of sneaking up on us. Did you accidentally wait until the last minute to find a gift for an English major? No worries! This guide features some excellent gift ideas that are truly useful, thoughtful, and downright awesome. 

AND, most importantly, none of the gifts below require giving anyone a physical item, meaning no overnight shipping stress necessary. You're welcome! 

1. Subscription to Skillshare

"Skillshare is an online learning community for creators. We're on a mission to unlock universal access to learning. For just $8 a month, you can choose from thousands of classes in design, photography, business and more — and take them anywhere, anytime. Learn, collaborate, and even teach a class of your own. It all starts on Skillshare."

Skillshare features TONS of classes, whether you're looking for a class to improve a particular type of writing, broaden your skillset, or discover something completely new. Click here to begin exploring the different classes available on Skillshare! 

This makes an awesome gift for an English major who is looking to explore their talents, find a new hobby, or bulk up their professional skills. 

2. Coffee Box Subscription

Subscription services are the gift that keep on giving, and with the Bean Box you can choose to send your favorite coffee addict a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription. Each month they'll receive a selection of roasts that will help fuel their next novel! 

3. Magazine Subscriptions

Here's another gift that keeps on giving all year long! These magazine subscriptions cover a wide variety of topics, from practical articles on professional development to the latest in the literary world. 

4. Amazon Audible Audiobooks Subscription

Choose from THOUSANDS of audiobooks with Amazon's incredible Audible subscription! Get books delivered straight to your phone and listen to them on the way to class or at the gym. 

5. Amazon Kindle Gift Card

While technically an Amazon gift card can be used on basically anything, if you know someone who loves reading on a Kindle, then you can help them keep it loaded with new material!


6. Resume & Business Card Templates

Every English major should have a business card and a polished resume. Take the stress out of the design aspect of it all and order a custom business card template or resume template! Etsy has TONS to choose from, and these are just a few examples. This gift can easily be emailed to your favorite English major. 

7. Digital Copy of From Graduation to Career Ready in 21 Days: A Guide for English Majors


Do you know an English major who is ready to find their first full-time job? This simple, detailed guide is packed with the information and resources that English majors need to successfully navigate the job search process in 21 days! You can preview the book's contents here, as well as read reviews, download a free chapter, and buy your very own digital copy. The digital version (which includes a high resolution PDF, ePub, and Mobi files and is compatible with iOS, Android, Kindle, Nook, and more) will be delivered straight to your inbox (or inbox of your choice!). Click here to learn more!

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Posted on December 22, 2017 and filed under Gift Guides, Gift-Giving Guide, Articles, Featured Articles.