If you have a writer in your family, there’s a good chance that when it’s Christmas or their birthday, you get them a book as a gift. That’s not a bad thing, because you know they’ll love it and treasure that gift, but what if there was something else you could get them, that showed you understand them? Well, I’ve been given the opportunity to review a pair of writing gloves and my first thought when I heard about their existence is, “How many times have I wished that these exist?” Honestly, I have. It’s true. I received a free pair to enable me to write this review, but all opinions are my own.
Firstly, I want to say that these writing gloves wouldn’t just suit writers. They’re also going to come in useful for readers, smartphone users or anyone who uses their fingers when outdoors or working in a cold environment. But let’s not stop there, because we all know it’s a good idea to protect your skin from the sun and gloves are a great way to do that. Perhaps I wouldn’t wear these particular gloves in summer though because they are cashmere and that luxurious material is way too cosy to wear in the heat. They’re also good to wear – just because!
That brings me to talking about the quality of these gloves. It’s excellent. I’ve never owned a pair of cashmere gloves before but always wanted to and I’m not disappointed. It feels soft next to my skin and doesn’t irritate at all, like some cheaper materials can. The shape of the gloves is interesting. Unlike fingerless gloves, that separate the fingers into individual finger-holes, these gloves are more like a mitten shape. This gives you freedom to hold a pen without chaffing between your fingers. There’s also a small hole for your thumb.
They come in a variety of colours including:
- Heather Grey
- Heather Navy Blue
- Heather Purple
- Dark Green
- Light Heather Grey
- Electric Blue
- Wine Red
- Heather Coffee Brown
- Blush Pink
I chose the black gloves, because black goes with everything, but I was also really keen on the heather purple ones because I’m re-branding with grey and lilac as my theme colours. They’d look great on Instagram for all my writing selfies. The great thing about these is that they come in so many colours to suit all tastes. They don’t come in different sizes but my own hands are petite and they fit well. There’s quiet a lot of give in the material so I would say they would easily fit larger hands too.
These writing gloves cost $52 from Literary Book Gifts. They have a charge of $5 for shipping in the USA or $10 for shipping internationally. They arrived at my home in Scotland around three weeks after ordering. Literary Book Gifts also offer other products like t-shirts and tote bags, but I think the writing gloves were my favourite thing on the site.
Overall, I’d give these two very enthusiastic thumbs up and would definitely recommend them. And if any of my family are reading this and want to buy me a purple pair, that’d be super. I like them because of how functional they will be come next winter but also because they just felt cool. There’s something very classy about a pair of cashmere gloves and I really liked them. You can read more about Literary Book Gifts and their product range on their website.