27 Best Gifts for Journalists

It takes a special person to become a journalist. It is easy to forget someone has to research stories and dig deeper into them to give the information out to the public such as in a newspaper. The right gift can show your appreciation for all of their hard work as well as show your support for what they do.

Perfect Gifts for Journalists

Genuine Leather Messenger Bag

Every journalist needs a reliable way to transport their work materials. Whether they are more old-school and enjoy pen and paper or they have a laptop to do their writing, they need a reliable Leather Shoulder Bag. They can be sure they are ready to take their work with them in any scenario with a reliable messenger bag.

ASICS Running Shoes

ASICS Men's GT-2000 7 Running Shoes, 10, BLACK/WHITE

The ASICS Running Shoes are a great way to give a gift that goes a mile. This job calls for long days of walking and even running. Not to mention these shoes are also a great pair to wear outside of work. A pair of shoes that are both comfortable and stylish is a safe bet.

Samsung Chromebook Plus

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2, 2-in-1, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, 13MP Camera, Chrome OS, 12.2

Portability is always a good thing to keep in mind when buying a gift for a journalist. Giving them a Samsung Chromebook Plus provides them with an easy and quick way to look up any information they may need to do some research on. I also like that this laptop is quite powerful for the price point.

Foxemart Computer Desk

Foxemart Computer Desk 55” Modern Sturdy Office Desk 55 Inch PC Laptop Notebook Study Writing Table for Home Office Workstation, White

A great gift that is very practical is this Office Desk. This is a great desk that is small enough to put just about anywhere, while also being very sturdy. This desk also has a very professional look to it that will give the journalist a great feeling each time they sit and work at it.

Mesh Office Chair

Qoroos Mesh Office Chair Ergonomic Mid Back Swivel Black Mesh Desk Chair Flip Up Arms with Lumbar Support Computer Chair Adjustable Height Task Chairs

A comfortable chair can have a huge impact on your entire day. This Mesh Office Chair combines comfort and a professional look into one. This chair is reasonably priced and will provide great back support for the journalist. No one likes having back problems and a supportive chair is a great way to prevent these problems.

Blue Light Blocking Glasses

MEETSUN Blue Light Blocking Glasses, Anti Eye Strain Headache (Sleep Better),Computer Reading Glasses UV400 Transparent Lens (2 Pack Black +Leopard lens, 53)

Staring at a screen for hours on end can be harmful to the eyes. In today’s world, most people spend a good portion of the day staring at a screen between both a computer and a cell phone. A great way to protect your eyesight is with Blue Light Blocking Glasses. These glasses are very stylish and have a professional look and feel to them.

Flexispot Standing Desk

FLEXISPOT Standing Desk 48 x 30 Inches Height Adjustable Electric Sit Stand Home Office Desks Whole Piece Desk Board (Black Frame + Black top,2 Packages)

Another way to make sure that your journalist stays healthy while working is to get this FLEXISPOT Standing Desk. Sitting for long periods of time is not good for posture and can lead to back problems and other health issues. This is also great because they do not need a whole new desk, they can just set it on top of the one they have now and switch between sitting and standing when it is needed.

Retro Mechanical Keyboard

If your journalist loves the retro feel of a typewriter then this is sure to be a memorable gift. This Qwerkywriter Keyboard is a perfect mix of old and new. Although this is one of the more expensive gifts on this list, this is one that would be remembered for a long time and would be sure to spark the interest of anyone who sees it.

Cuisinart Coffeemaker

Cuisinart Plus 12-Cup Hot Water Coffee Maker, Black/Stainless

Early mornings and late nights can be a drag… especially without caffeine. The Cuisinart Coffeemaker can help finish out a long night of writing or give a kick of energy to the day. This coffeemaker gives flexibility as well to choose between a single serving of coffee or a whole pot.

Best. Journalist. Ever. Mug

3dRose Best Journalist Ever Fun Gift for Talented Newspaper Magazine Writers Two Tone Mug, 11oz, Blue

The Best. Journalist. Ever. Mug is a thoughtful way to make sure they know how much they are appreciated each time they drink their coffee. This cup not only will keep their precious coffee warm but is also very stylish at the same time. A little bit of motivation to start or end a day can go a long way.

Floral Typewriter Dictionary Art

Vintage Floral Typewriter Dictionary Wall Art - 8x10 Sentimental Upcycled Home Decoration, Apartment or Office Decor - Chic Unique Gift for Writer, Teacher, Journalist, Personal Assistant, Secretary

The Typewriter Dictionary Art is a way to give a gift that a journalist can use in either their home or office. Wall art can spice up many different spaces while also showing how unique and special the person is.

Digital Voice Recorder

There isn’t always time to write things down as a journalist. With a Digital Voice Recorder, having a pen that doubles as a voice recorder can make sure the journalist gets every detail, even the ones that they didn’t get to jot down.

Paper Junkie To Do List Notepads

Paper Junkie 12 Pack Small Pocket Notepad, Kraft Paper Cover To Do List Notebook, Memo, Top Bound, 64 Lined Pages Each (2.7x4.5 In)

This may not be the most exciting of gifts to give, but it is sure to be a useful one. These Notepads are sure to be used frequently by the journalist. The best gifts are sometimes the ones that are the most practical. They do not always have to be the most expensive or exciting.

Personalized Leather Portfolio

Personalized Premium Genuine Leather Portfolio Folder, Padfolio for Men and Women, with Business Card Holder, Pockets, Pen Loop, Document Organizer - Cobalt Blue

Give the journalist a unique and stylish way to store and write their stories with a Personalized Leather Padfolio. This gives them a quick and convenient way to jot down quick ideas as they come along. The customization also adds an extra spark to this gift.

Ernest Hemingway Quote Pen

Ernest Hemingway Inspirational Quote Pen - In Order to Write About Life, First You Must Live it. - Engraved Luxury Gift Pen for Writer English Teacher Author Editor Journalist

Ernest Hemingway was a great journalist and writer and has influenced many people. This Ernest Hemingway Pen is a great way to add motivation to the journalists day as well as being very unique.

Lakeside Co. Typewriter Coasters

5-Pc.Typewriter Coaster Set

Typewriter anything is a great idea for a gift for a journalist. This Typewriter Coaster Set is a great decorative piece to add to a journalist’s home or office space. A coaster like this could be a great conversation starter while also protecting surfaces.

Great Indian Leather Journal Diary

A great journal is a staple item for a journalist. The Leather Journal Diary adds style as well as a quick and convenient way for your journalist to always have a place to write down their ideas as they come along.

Journalist Handle It Water Bottle


I think we all can relate to this water bottle at least at some point. Sometimes it is best to let the professionals handle it. This Journalist Water Bottle is a great way to keep your favorite journalist hydrated while also providing a laugh to anyone  that reads it.

A Gift From God Film

A Gift From God film is a way to make sure that you give them a unique gift about the subject they are so passionate about. After a long day of work, what better way to relax than to watch a movie at home?

Write! Typewriter Necklace

WPD0SUTA Old Typewriter necklace, Vintage Typewriter pendant, Old Typewriter jewelry, Writer necklace, gift for Writer, glass dome pendant

A Write! Typewriter Necklace is a cheap and simple gift to give to a journalist. This could be a stylish piece of jewelry that they could wear. This piece could also be a great decoration to their office and show off their unique style.

Vintage Typewriter Model

JORSION Retro Vintage Typewriter Model,Handmade Props Model Retro Decoration,Home Decoration Ornaments

Typewriters were a huge breakthrough for the world, and especially for journalists. The Retro Typewriter Model can be a great addition to the journalists home or office space and remind them how much times have changed in their field.

Definition Of A Journalist T-Shirt

Journalist Definition Shirt, Press On Political Gift

A more simple gift like this Definition Of A Journalist T-Shirt is a great gift for someone with a sense of humor. This shirt is sure to get a laugh or two while they are wearing it out and around. Now no one will wonder who this person is that is always writing things down and asking questions. This shirt is also very soft and comfortable to wear throughout the day.

Writing & Reporting For The Media

Writing and Reporting for the Media

Everyone needs some additional learning in their field at some point. This Writing and Reporting book can be great for both an aspiring journalist as well as a more experienced one. In this constantly changing world, constant learning is a great way to always have the upper hand.

Lilly Pulitzer Reusable Bag

Lilly Pulitzer Purple/Blue XL Market Shopper Bag, Oversize Reusable Grocery Tote with Comfortable Shoulder Straps, Shell of a Party

Another way to transport all of the journalist’s equipment is with this Lilly Pulitzer Reusable Bag. This bag is also very stylish while also holding all of the necessary equipment while on the move. Some people would rather have a more stylish bag that will stand out and not blend into the crowd.

Strong Woman Journalist Mug

HollyWood & Twine Gifts for Journalists - Journalism Mug - Only The Strongest Women Become Journalists Coffee Mug

Want to put a smile on your favorite female journalist’s face? She would love to know how proud you are of her and how much you support her. This Journalism Mug would be a great reminder of how hard she works each day.

Journalist/Reporter Bracelet

AKTAP Journalist Gifts Journalist Bracelet Reporter Bracelet Court Reporter Graduation Gift (bracelet)

A stylish piece of jewelry is always a great gift idea for a journalist. They would love wearing this Journalist Bracelet both during the job and outside of work as well.

Typewriter Pencil Cup

Hemingway Pencil Cup

A great way to spice up any journalists desk is with this Typewriter Pencil Cup. This cup does a great job of storing pens, pencils, and other supplies that the journalist needs available on their desk while also providing a stylish and unique touch.

How We Selected Gifts for Journalists


When looking for a gift for a journalist, functionality is the number one criteria. They are always on the move and it makes sense to get them a gift that you know will be useful for them every time they go to work. I would hate to get a gift for someone only to realize that it has broken a short time after they have received it.


The second most important factor to consider when buying a gift for a journalist is to ensure that it is something that will last. Since they are often traveling to and from locations to get stories, it is important that the gift can withstand travel or help them to get there.

FAQs – Gifts for Journalists

What do you buy a young journalist?

Younger journalists are more in tune with technology and would greatly benefit from the Samsung Chromebook. They will love always having the option of writing something down or being able to pull out a laptop to write their stories with or to do any research. A younger journalist may also enjoy a good film to inspire them to keep pursuing their passion of getting their stories out to the public. The metal water bottle is also geared more towards younger journalist’s and I am sure they would get a kick out of it.

What do you buy an older journalist?

More experienced journalists would enjoy a gift such as the Asics running shoes. Comfort is always important, especially when they are getting older. Older journalists may be more used to writing things down with a pen rather than on a laptop. The leather notebook would be a great idea for someone who has always loved writing with a pen and paper.

What are some thoughtful gifts for a journalist?

A great way to show some extra effort in the gift that you are giving to a journalist is to personalize it such as with the personalized leather portfolio. Personalization can really make a difference and show how much you support them. Another thoughtful gift on this list would be the Asics running shoes. This is a gift that may not seem too exciting, but they will be thankful that their feet will not hurt after a long day at work. I also believe the blue light blocking glasses mentioned earlier in this list are also one of the more thoughtful gifts. These go to show that you care more about just getting them a gift but also you care about their well-being.

What is the best gift for the journalist who has everything?

Everyone can always benefit from additional learning such as the Writing and Reporting for the Media book. The typewriter wall art is also a gift that even the most experienced journalist that seems to have everything would appreciate. Customizable gifts such as the personalized portfolio are also a good gift for someone who has everything. They will still appreciate the unique gift that was made specifically for them. I also think getting these people that seem to have everything some office items is always a good idea such as the standing desk and the pencil holder. These gifts could always be used by someone even if they seem to have everything they need.

What are the best Cost-Effective Gifts for Journalists?

Gift-giving can be an expensive affair. No one wants to spend a lot on a gift if they aren’t sure the recipient will absolutely love it. Some of the more cost-effective gifts on this list include the typewriter pendant. This gift also provides the flexibility of being used both as a jewelry piece as well as a decoration in a home or office. Another cost-effective idea on this list is either of the mugs that are listed above. The mugs are also a great gift that you know they will use most days if they are coffee or tea drinkers. The blue light blocking glasses are also a cheaper item on this list that will really help out the journalist in the long run.

Ross Lindeman

Hello! My name is Ross Lindeman and I am from Springfield, Missouri. I enjoy playing or watching soccer as well as playing video games. I believe finding the right gift for someone can be more enjoyable than receiving one yourself.