There are so many great gifts for writers out there! If you have suggestions or items on your wish list please send them over and I’ll add them to the guide.
What do you get the writer who has everything?
Or, perhaps this is more accurate: Oh no! You drew THE WRITER for your secret Santa gift exchange and you have no clue what would make a good gift! Help!
What are the best gifts for writers anyway? Is there a GIFT GUIDE?
Yes, yes there is.
Best gifts for writers
With a bunch of sections to go through, I thought a table of contents would be handy.
Click on the links below to jump to the gift category you’re most interested in.
- Etsy finds
- Writer-themed coffee mugs
- Writer-themed pendants
- Writer notebooks
- Craft books
- Writing T-shirts
- Writing prompts
OK, there is SO much amazing handmade or vintage gifts for writers on Etsy. It’s overwhelming really. The last time I checked there were 18,254 results.
But don’t worry, I’ve dug up a few of my personal favourites to cut your shopping down from eons to mere minutes. You’re welcome.
- Typewriter Bangle—a personalized typewriter charm? Um…yes. Please
- Writer’s Block…Block—I have no words, this is gift perfection
- Handmade Wood Pen—I can just imagine holding this wooden, ballpoint twist pen in my hand and allowing the creative thoughts to flow freely!
- Quotation Mark Earrings—aren’t these adorable? Punctuation as jewelry is always a good gift, in my humble opinion. The only thing better would be an interrobang‽
- This is What a Badass Journalist Looks Like—you can get this phrase printed on a ceramic mug, on a T-shirt or on a coaster
- The Writing Manifesto Print—this isn’t pictured but imagine a busy (yet calming!) inspirational poster with phrases like “You are a writer,” “caffeine and headphones,” “embrase the muse,” etc.
- Luxury Notebook—WOW. The black faux leather is embossed with a bronze feather and “Creative Ideas.” It would make a most excellent gift for a writer
Writer-themed coffee mugs
Writing mugs need no introduction. They’re silly, they’re funny (to writers), and they hold coffee. AKA the perfect gift.
It’s accurate, it’s pretty, it’s practical. It’s perfect.
Don’t worry, your writer will get it.
I think the multiple fonts takes the edge off the murdery stuff.
Short and to the point. It gives a real “leave me alone, I’m writing” vibe.
I love the typewriter. And the meta writing about writing.
I can’t think of anything to say about this mug.
Writers aren’t all about writing. They appreciate writing-themed jewelry too!
A couple years ago I attended a writing conference and it was all Outlander all the time. So I know this one’s a winner.
A cliche, a mantra, a push to keep going.
I’m watching Through the Looking Glass as I write this…there may have been some influence.
So many books, so little time.
Writing notebooks | Gifts for writers
Yes, this is super practical. But I’ve pulled some of the cooler writing notebooks from the Internet.
Although everyone uses computers, many writers prefer pen and paper for staying organized. I even know writers who write their novels by hand!
These 48-page mini logs are masterpieces.
I have several friends who swear by this planner.
It’s pretty, it’s refillable, and it’s perfect for writing in.
Get focused, beat procrastination, write things in a pretty notebook. Win win win.
Writers love real life books but they’re also realists. Where do they put all those books they read? Which is why you should get the writer on your list an e-reader.
Here are a few options!
3. Nook HD
4. Kobo Forma
Books on the craft of writing are great gifts for writers! These are a few of my favourites.
1. Writer’s Market 2020: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published. This is the standard gift for writers!
This book is incredible. The advice and writing tips took my writing to the next level. It also banished adverbs. Yay.
This is similar to the Writer’s Market but can there be too much of a good thing? When it comes to writing books, I say no!
I spent the past year writing my book proposal and pitching it so you can see where my head’s at. Book! Book! Write your book! (Actually, PLAN your non-fiction book!)
Writing T-shirts | Gifts for writers
Every writer needs a writing T-shirt. And these ones are funny. Trust me on this.
This is quite silly, but I like it! (And I think your writer will too.)
I’m not 100 per cent sure what “lit” means in today’s slang but my gut says it’s pretty cool. So this saying is probably cool too.
A bit on the nose but accurate nonetheless.
This is for those special writers or editors in your life who are proud of their grammar grasp and want the world to know they’re paying attention to misplaced modifiers and pronoun usage.
Looking for writing prompts and writing journals? This is your official one-stop shop!
If you’re looking for writing ideas, you’ve come to the right place.
Prompt sections include beginners writing prompts, constrained writing, flash fiction, ripper prompts, and general writing prompts.
Kick your imagination into gear with this collection of hand-picked, hand-crafted, explosively creative writing prompts!
Follow the undated daily journal writing prompts and weekly actions to fill your journal to the point of bursting.
Gifts for writers, Pin it for later!
Stay tuned, more to come. I’ve got ideas for writing prompts, writing-themed jewelry, writing BOOKS, writing inspiration, and writing clothing (obviously) in the queue. And whatever else I can dig up!
Other Fun THings For Writers
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