Finding the perfect gift for the writer was fun. I searched far and wide and put them all together in a list of things I have bought this last year or wish I did as they are pretty cool. Writers are a special kind of person. Their brains are amazing. They can come up with great stories for us to read.
As an avid reader of many types of books, I think we should celebrate our writers with gifts that get the juices flowing. Something they can use and they will love. Whether your writer does novels, blogs, articles, or comics they have an amazing personality and are full of ideas and dreams.
The Best Gift for Amazing Writers
The Writer’s Toolbox: Creative Games and Exercises for Inspiring the ‘Write’ Side of Your Brain
A fun energizing brain gift for your favorite writer. The Writer’s Toolbox: has some creative games and exercises that will inspire the ‘Write’ side of your brain and allow you to move into creativity and ideas. A perfect gift for that friend that loves to write. Have some fun!
Book of Awesome Women Writers
So many amazing woman writers out there in our past and current times. Writers, songwriters, book writers, and writers of every kind have inspirations and role models that have helped them along their journey. The Book of Awesome Women Writers is a great inspirational document to pass on to that amazing writer in your life. Sometimes having an idea comes from something you read or watch. Help them by picking up this book. It will be an inspiration to their soul.
Writer Emergency Pack
If your loved one needs the inspiration to overcome writer’s block then the Writer Emergency Pack is just the gift they need. A great creative simulator, to jog your thought processes. If you need a tug in the right direction these will help you, hey it is an emergency! No more writer’s block.
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression
Listing many emotions, this book details the “physical signals” a person can be feeling and how that emotion might display, and giving writers tips on how to understand that a person is feeling these emotions. Excellent reference material here- from beginning to end! The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression is a must-have for your creative guy or lady using the stroke of a keyboard or pen to tell a tale. We need to understand the human emotion to get them into our writings.
Men’s Messenger Bag
Have to have an awesome carrying case for that computer and all those notes you use to write that savage novel or recipe book. whatever spectrum your writer is on this is a gift of use. The Men’s Messenger Bag is waterproof and a great place to get all your stuff together to get on the road. Love that rough rugged look. A bag to keep here.
Hemingway Pencil Cup
Just a cool little desktop gadget for that special writer in your life. I love the nostalgia of an old typewriter and depending on the age of your writer they may have begun their career on one of these bad boys. The Hemingway Pencil Cup is a great place to put those essentials and still have some class in your office or writing room. Excellent. Pencils anyone?
Graphics and More Do Not Disturb Writer at Work Plastic Door Knob Hanger Sign
I may not be much of a writer but when I am working I sure hate to be disturbed. I have done some silly things to keep the family out of my office when I am on a role or under pressure, what a great idea to remind people I really need my space right now. A gift for your writer he or she will use. The Graphics and More Do Not Disturb Writer at Work Plastic Door Knob Hanger is a stellar win for you and that writer! Stay out. Thank you. Men and Women working here.
Mug – I’m a Writer Anything May be Used in a Story
We all know writers that write the truth, write fiction, and write for fun. Those who write for fun can get some shots in that set others up for scrutiny. If your writer pal is a fun-loving writer that shoots from the hip or needs a shot of “lighten up” then the Retreez Funny Mug will be a gift that helps lighten up the mood and remind us all to have some fun in life and quit being sensitive. Love your fellow mankind! You may end up the villain in the next novel.
Be Careful Or You’ll End Up In My Novel
I love this mug. I cannot imagine living with a writer. I write for a local newspaper and my children hate it when they are included in a story I do. I use them to reference examples. They hate it but humor me. So, I do not write novels but your day-to-day activity could end up in my story and childhood behaviors and trauma. Be very careful. The Be Careful Or You’ll End Up In My Novel is a truthful gift that I bet happens often.
My Weekend is All Booked
Such a humorous t-shirt. If you love to write I am guessing you do a lot of it on the weekends and cause your spouse some concern. A great way to remind him that you’re doing what you love and you work when the ideas come to your head. The My Weekend is All Booked will be a great conversation starter and lead to some compromise. I promise. Great material and I love red.
Kate and Laurel Calter Framed Linen Fabric Pinboard
Man, a great wall organizer for thoughts is a must-have. I love my sticky pads and they tend to be all over my desk. then they travel to the floor or get stuck on a plate. Having the Kate and Laurel Calter Framed Pinboard lets me keep my ideas in a safe place. Such a good idea for that writer! Help them get organized, my friends! And let the sticky notes begin.
Paddywax Library Collection Charles Dickens Scented Soy Wax Candle
The smell of candles is something I love. When I am working in my office writing something smells make it easier, t least good smells do. The Paddywax Library Collection can be a gift that writers will enjoy for days. a nice slow burn that infuses the air with the smells that take us away; just like a good book.
Mountainsmith Adventure Office Messenger Bag
Jetting around and going from one place to another you have to have a way to take your writing tools with you and a few necessities. The Mountainsmith Adventure Office Messenger Bag is a beauty and your writer will love it. A safe place to stash their needed supplies and get going. Quick and easy to be on the move.
Cyxus Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses
Even those nerdy writers need some classical style! Love these glasses as they add mystery and class to your avid writer or reader. The Cyxus Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses are perfect for blocking computer light and helping stay focused for longer periods of time. Classy, sexy, and super cool, a perfect pair of glasses for the writer. Super sexy.
Quartet Magnetic Whiteboard
Always looking for a safe place to put notes, reminders, and to-do lists. I have a smartphone but still love the classic paper calendar and white for sticky notes, tabs, and reminders, If your guy or gal has tons of papers all over the place then the Quartet Magnetic Whiteboard is perfect for the home or office. Help them be organized and take away some unneeded stress. Let the love notes begin.
Socksmith Jane Austen
A great gift idea for that writer friend or loved one. Jane Austen was an amazing writer. Loved her novels. What a fun way to show your love for a writer by gifting them a pair or two of the Socksmith Jane Austen Steel Blue Socks, they will love it and run around showing everyone this fun gift. Super cute and styling.
Reading a book is un-explainable, the feelings, the touch, the words are encompassing and take me away. The experience of using the Kindle Paperwhite is amazing. Your writer can send word documents to the kindle and read without the blue light issues that damage the eyes. A great tool to make writing that novel a more pleasant experience. And a great way to read a good book when you just need some down time.
PlayMonster The Game of Nasty Things¦
For the fun-loving writer and experience into the depths of fun depravity. Hours of gut laughing if you have the right friends. The PlayMonster The Game of Nasty Things is a hysterically fun game that will make you laugh so hard, you cry. Nasty.
When your writer loves the mysterious and make-believe of another world or dimension you can gift them with these unique Bellaa Wizard Bookends with a touch of magic. The feather quill pen and ink bottle with oil lamp offer an antique style and writer will love on their bookshelf. Pretty cool I think.
Birdgot I’d Rather Be Writing Bracelet
A gorgeous keepsake for that writer friend. It is awesome having a piece of cool jewelry that represents your love of writing. The Lywjyb Birdgot I’d Rather Be Writing Bracelet is perfect for that author, blogger or journalist. Super cute and sexy.
Boma Jewelry Sterling Silver Quotation Mark Stud Earrings
Super cool and no one else will have these unique studs in their ears. I always love to have things that no one else does. The Boma Quotation Mark Stud Earrings is a one of a kind amazing find for your writer gal or guy for any occasion. You cannot go wrong.
Write on. Writing Shirt for Writers
Love a good t-shirt that reflects how I feel or think. Show off that writer personality with the Write on. Writing Shirt. A great conversation starter and reflects the soul of your special writer. Super comfy too.
PILOT FriXion Ball Erasable & Refillable Gel Ink Stick Pens
What amazing writer does not love a good pen? I know I use the computer often but I still write tons of notes on paper and I love these pens. They have great tips and work so well. The Pilot FriXion Ball Erasable & Refillable Gel Ink Pens are just what that writer needs on their desk. Great for marking mistakes or adding in new thoughts.
Delfonics Men’s Rollbahn Spiral Notebook
Got pens– need paper. When you get a great story in your head you need to get it out on paper and quick. The Delfonics Men’s Spiral Notebook is a great product for just that moment. Love the holder to keep the pages from getting all worn and bent. A nice size to carry with you and keep all those amazing ideas.
Azio Retro Classic Bluetooth (Artisan) – Luxury Mechanical Keyboard
Talk about an amazing keyboard. A one of a kind and a cool item to work on. I love the look and the backlighting. An amazing find for your writer. The Azio Retro Bluetooth Keyboard makes a fun statement. Your writer will love this! So techie what a twist.
Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker
You write you drink coffee, hot tea, or chocolate to keep going. The Keurig K- Coffee Maker always meets the need of every hot beverage writer. It sits on your desk so it’s handy to grab a good cup of java in the middle of your article. I love my Keurig’s, I do have more than 1. They are awesome. Coffee anyone?
Engraved spoon (Love you more)
A favorite saying for me with my boys when they were young. There was a book I used to read to them about I love you more and it still resonates in our home. The Engraved spoon (Love you more) is perfect for that writer to recall how you feel when they are stirring their drink. Let’s get some ice cream.
Gold Plated Mesh Coffee Filters For Keurig
If you have a Keurig you gotta have these amazing Gold Plated Mesh Coffee Filters. They are so cool and fun. When your writer receives their golden nomination they can have these golden filters as part of their amazing journey! Just to sparkly to pass up.
MUSTARD Bookends Metal – Long Sausage Dog
A dog lover will adore these on their bookshelf with all the books they have written or love to read. The MUSTARD Bookends can store books and many other things for your guy or gal in the office. a place for CDs or DVDs just about anything they want on their shelf doggone it.
Laptop Table for Bed
All work and no play ends today with the Laptop Table for Bed. Now your writer will have some time to relax and wake up while still doing what they do best, writing amazing stories, columns, or articles. Keeps all their supplies level in one spot. No more dropping it on the floor.
Rekonect Magnetic Notebook
Wow, just wow. What they do not invent boggles the mind. I love this Magnetic Notebook so reuseable and moveable. When I write I used to use index cards to start my story now I can just write my ideas and move the pages to flow with the storyline. Refillable and super easy to use. Write away and then you can organize it all in one. Love it.
Layer Your Novel
Writers are always in need of help and ideas for writing a novel. So many ideas in your head and then how does one get those ideas on paper in a meaningful way. One of the toughest parts of writing. Now you can help your fellow novelist with the Layer Your Novel: The Innovative Method for Plotting Your Scenes. The perfect Writer’s Toolbox Series. Thank you.
The Psychology Workbook for Writers
Characters in a novel have personalities. We love them or we hate them as the reader. Often I wonder how does the author knows how to play these characters out in ways that entertain and keep us coming back for more. They use The Psychology Workbook for Writers. This book is a must-have on every writer’s desk to give them the tools for creating realistic characters and conflict in fiction.
A good book and a great cup of tea go hand in hand. Or from desk to pen. Gift your writer these Novel Teas and they can enjoy not only the tea but the literary quotes from the world over, as they enjoy some of the finest tea in England.
Luxury Wooden Ballpoint Pen Gift Set
Make your favorite writer official. Give them the Luxury Wooden Ballpoint Pen Set for their desk. It screams, I made it! I like the display case and it is just a nice writing pen. Perfect for that new graduate or friend who landed their first job.
DYH Computer Desk
Every writer, especially a new writer needs an amazing desk that feels professional and is welcoming. A place to think and create. I really like the wood look in this rustic computer desk. The DYH Computer Desk is spacious and super stylish. Will fit in any small apartment or in that big open house in the country.
Genius Playing Cards
A good game of cards settles the mind and body and offers some relaxation and relationship building. these cards are unique in that they have well known writers on them. The Genius Writers playing cards will be a hit with that writer.
Snoopy and Typewriter Charm Necklace
The silly at heart will love the typewriter reference in this gift. The Snoopy and Typewriter Charm Necklace makes a nice gift for that writer. they will appreciate the Snoopy in all of us.
Leather Journal Notebook Gift Set with Luxury Pen
This reminds me of the great writers of the past, their writing tools in hand everywhere they went. Head bent over, eyebrows flexed in deep thought. The Leather Journal Notebook Gift Set with Luxury Pen will make a beautiful gift for your writer. the paper is cotton and this set just has a luxurious feel about it.
Blackwing Pearl Pencils
No writer worth his or her salt goes without the best penicls man has ever made. they are smooth and write without fault. I swear they help the ideas come into my head. The Blackwing Pearl Pencils are a perfect gift for any writer.
Man and Woman Leisurely Reading a Book Bronze Sculptures
An awesome gift for that new writer who just finished their first book. The Danya B. Man and Woman Reading a Book Sculptures will remind them of what all the people will be doing with their newest material. Chilling in their homes enjoying their story.
Leather Journal with clasp stone
A travel diary that is refillable is always on the list of the writer. So many times I can be in the car or sitting in the sun and be inspired. I need somewhere to write down my thoughts so I can forget them and move on to new ones. The Leather Journal with clasp stone is not only pretty sharp looking with that mid-evil jewel it is so useful. A great gift for the writer.
Literary Insults Gift Poster
Great inspirational insults in a chart written by the greatest writers known over the years. A fun way to get your writer laughing when they share the insults on this interconnected Literary Insults Poster.
A Christmas Carol Book Scarf
A favorite read and a masterful writing will inspire your writer so give her the A Christmas Carol Book Scarf as a gift to let the light shine on her love of writing.
Your Guide To Scrivener: The Ultimate Tool For Writers
We all need a little help from a friend and your writer need help from Your Guide To Scrivener: The Ultimate Tool For Writers as they kick off their journey into the world of stories. Scrivener puts all the tools on your desk into your computer.
Edgar Allan Poe Tote
Following in the footsteps of Edgar Allen Poe is a huge hill to climb. Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most important and influential American writers of the 19th century. He was the first author to try to make a professional living as a writer. Imagine back in time when people did not believe writing was a respected profession. Remind your great writer they can do this with the Out of Print Edgar Allan Poe- Tote Bag as a gift.
One cannot write with out editing pencils. I usually print off my writing as mistakes disappear on my computer screen. The Prismacolor Verithin Colored Pencil let me fix the mistakes with red as a do over and I can ad din new ideas in blue. A perfect package.
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe – Fingerless Writing Gloves
Fingerless writing gloves are amazing. I always have cold, stiff hands and these are amazing at keeping me going. The The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe – Fingerless Writing Gloves will be the best gift ever for your writer.
Philips SmartSleep Sleep and Wake-Up Light
When your not really a morning person but you need to carve out more time for writing use the Philips SmartSleep Simulated Sunrise and Sunset light. The gentle glow will help you wake up refreshed and you do not have to deal with the sharp sound of an alarm clock.
GC QUILL MU-03 Quill Pen Set
When you love a certain adventure or skill you like to have the things in life that represent that part of your being like the writer. They love their do dads and cool art such as the GC QUILL Quill Pen Set and amazing gift for those Harry Potter lovers.
Vintage Floral Typewriter Dictionary Wall Art
A writer will love this art on her office wall. It brings back the nostalgia of the type written word with the beauty of the outdoors and living things. The Vintage Floral Typewriter Dictionary Wall Art is a chic gift for that budding writer starting her office up or just adding some light.
The Dark Muse Raven On a Typewriter Black Bird Crow
We cannot forget that other personality type that will love the Dark Muse of this black crow in their office on the wall. If your writer needs something to liven up the office then the The Dark Muse Raven On a Typewriter is a beautifully upcycled dictionary page book made into wall art.
Gutsy Goodness Author Necklace Keep Talking Taking Notes
Yep be careful around counselors and writers as you are being analyzed and will be used in their next writing. Love this necklace the Gutsy Goodness Author Necklace Keep Talking Taking Notes for a gift for that special writer in your life.
An Ergonomic Chair
A must-have for that writer and those that spend hours at their desk writing. Our bodies need to be aligned and feel good or we suffer health-wise over time. A must-have for the writer is theTicova Ergonomic Office Chair. It has all you need in comfort – High Back Desk Chair with Adjustable Lumbar Support & Thick Seat Cushion – 140°Reclining & Rocking Mesh Computer Chair with Adjustable Headrest and Armrest. Now with that one, you do not need to take yourself to the chiropractic doctor.
SUCK UK – DESK ORGANIZER
An amusing desktop stationary holder to have on your desk. I love this Suck UK little guy as it is part of the Dead Range group. A great way to bring a smile to the face of a friend writer and remind them your thinking of them when they are working. The SUCK UK is a cool gift.
ROOFULL External CD DVD Drive USB 3.0
Writers tend to move around when they write. It is hard to take a computer with you. My laptop does not have a CD/DVD player build in and I just love theExternal CD DVD Drive USB 3.0, I can still upload all those programs to help me work. A great tool for the at-home office.
Write Small Size Raw Steel Unpainted Word Art
I love do-it-yourself projects and this word art is all ready for you to add paint. Make it personal to your favorite writer as a gift for graduation or to celebrate a special occasion. The Write Raw Steel Unpainted Word Art is exceptionally cool word art!
Rose Gold Diamond Pens
If your favorite writer is a diamond in full view or a diamond in the rough the Rose Gold Diamond Pens will be a hit on a special occasion as a gift. Feeling special is always a great day for anyone.
When writing any type of article, book, document or publishing article you need to add some color and notes, make corrections and once in awhile just sdoodle. I love using my Kaleidoscope Multi Colored Pencils to do all the above. A great gift for that writer.
Desk York Adjustable Laptop Stand
Sitting at a desk all day can be tedious and bad for your body. I love using my Desk York Adjustable Laptop Stand then I can get some work done no matter where I am chilling.
Gifts for Readers & Writers Mood Sticky Notes
I always love a good sticky note to write down a thought or two. The Writers Mood Sticky Notes are fun and keep the good humor flowing everyday at that writers desk.
Flip Sequin Journal
Even the most adult of us love to run our fingers along the cover of these sequins. I love the feel and they are a great destressing tool. Gift your favorite writer with something useful and calming, and it offers a great place for those notes. The Sequin Notebook is awesome. I love it.
Konrisa Feather Butterfly Pendants with Flower Creative
Reading is a great pastime. I always like to have a good bookmark for my page. My grandsons tend to knock my books over frequently. The Konrisa Feather Butterfly Pendant with Flower is just plain classy and unique. A solid gift for the writer graduating from college or the avid book reader.
SIGNCHAT New Writer Parking Sign
Exalt that new writer in your life with their own parking space or just a great sign for the writing room. The SIGNCHAT New Writer Parking Sign has a great typewriter on it to symbolize what you do. Write away.
15.6 inch Laptop Backpack
You can never have too many carrying cases, backpacks, or luggage for roaming this great earth. As someone who works on the go, I love this Backpack. It holds everything I need for work and it is easy to carry and to find the things I need inside. Great organization. The Sheng TS Backpack Briefcase is one gift the writer will definitely thank you for.
Arteza Acrylic Paint
When that writer friend also is an artist and does their own art work. I have a friend that writes children’s books and she is always painting and creating. she uses the Arteza Acrylic Paints for her examples to turn into the book maker. A great gift for that creative writer.
Detail Paint Brushes for Fine Detailing & Art Painting
When you have details in your book to create then the Miniature Brushes for Fine Detailing & Art Painting are perfect for you or that friend who loves to write and create. Bring your writing to life with the details.
Ernest Hemingway Inspirational Quote Pen
Ernest Hemingway is a name most everyone has heard writer or not. Even the person who does not care to read knows who he is. What a great gift for your writer the Ernest Hemingway Inspirational Quote Pen he said it all when he said, ” In Order to Write About Life, First You Must Live it.”
20 Pieces Colorful Dry Erase Circles
What a great gift for the writer. These are super cool and will be fun to leave notes on. Have some fun with your friend and give them the 20 Pieces Colorful Dry Erase Circles as a gift for their office.
Booktopus Octopus Novelty Fun Book Page Holder
Sometimes gifts just need to be fun. I love this octopus and he holds the pages so well. So wether your writer is reading or needs a note pad held open the Booktopus Octopus Book Page will put you in the “pink.”
Flexilight Xtra Booklight
I love to read in bed but the bright light bothers the guy next to me so I use the Flexilight Xtra Booklight. It gives me a nice amount of light to read by and he can sleep. No more crabby honies.
To My Daughter Leather Writing Journal from Mom
Now, this is a super sweet gift idea mom. If your daughter love to write you can gift her the To My Daughter Leather Writing Journal from Mom for any occasion. Encourage your kids if they love to read and write.
Mouse Pad with Wrist Support
This Mouse Pad with Wrist Support displays a sloth and the words “Follow Your Dreams”. There are plenty of other designs available and as an added bonus, this has a non-slip grip on the bottom and wrist support that is perfect for a writer who spends a lot of time at the computer.
GOOTRADES 8 Pack Cute Pig Writing Gel Ink Pen
I love these gel pens. Mine have cows on the top as we are farmers. Novelty gifts are pretty cool if you know your writer friend. Maybe they tell barnyard tales in their stories. I used to write for a farming magazine so the pigs would be perfect for my story. Have some fun and get your writer a piggy set of GOOTRADES Cute Pig Writing Gel Pens.
How We Selected Gifts for Writers
Gifts that Fit Personality
Understanding what type of writer your gal or guy is would be the first thing to consider when purchasing a gift for them. Are they a fantasy writer, history, or comedy writer? Gifts are meant to be for that person’s unique personality. Find something that speaks to them even if you might think it is a silly gift. Gifts are not about us but others. Do not be afraid to gift them what they want.
Gifts that are Cost Effective
Expense is always an issue when gifting. Items have gotten more expensive and actually have less quality so be careful when selecting your gift for that writer. The best gift you can buy should not be about the cost but the effect. Give a gift from your heart and knowledge of the other person. Special gifts mean something. If you’re giving a gift just because you feel like you have too it will show. gift people with who you truly have a great relationship.
FAQs About Gifts for Writers
What is a good gift for a writer?
So many great gifts for writers are out there. If you looking for the perfect gift for a writer look no farther. There are many good items on this list from the cool bookends, great pens, and jewelry. Look for something that will help them relieve some stress. they may see a silly stick it note and it can bring a smile. Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best things to have.
What can you buy an aspiring writer?
Pens and paper or fun games that inspire the mind. I have a few of these on the list. We always need something to get our brains unblocked and working! Writers are generally people with attributes of understanding, sensitivity, and empathy and those personality traits create the desire to express our thoughts and feelings about the world and all the people that live in it with us and around us. Most writers I know have the ultimate goal of helping other people through the use of words. We want to offer new ways of dealing with difficult situations and negative feelings and help people make sense of their world and their inner child.
What should every writer have in their office?
To make a writer’s life work better they need the right tools of the trade! Keyboards, pens, paper, and organization in their work realm. Most important is an Ergonomic Chair. If you are sitting for hours at a time you need to take care of your legs and back not to mention other parts. Having editing pencils is a must, even if your just doodling to regain your thoughts or remove writer’s block. Love my colored pencils.
Who are the best writers today?
The best writers are personal to our tastes, as that is something we each decide on our own. No one can tell you who’s writing you should like, just like art. Art and writing are only good if we like it! The most popular writers would be writers such as Philip Roth, J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, & Stephen King. Their writing has endured over time and keeps making the most popular lists. I have to say that Alice Walker is an amazing writer, she wrote The Color Purple. What an amazing story of love, heartbreak, and a powerful woman. She has shed new light on so many inhumanities against women.
Give a fun gift that is usable. In today’s age, most people do not want clutter, they are into simplifying and tiny houses. Your writer friend probably holds up in his or her writing cave for days so think about what do they need most when they are in there. Do they forget to eat or drink and take care of themselves or is their office just drab and bare? Look around, figure them out. What do they really need and want?