Clever Gift Ideas for Writers in 2017

Whether you’ve got a writer or an aspiring writer in your life, shopping for gifts for them can be hard. But it needn’t be! Here are some ideas to get you started in your search.

Give them the gift of… Amazon Prime

Amazon PrimeWhat writer wouldn’t want to get the gift of a 1 year subscription to Amazon Prime? Amazon Prime membership offers all sorts of perks for writers, from free two day shipping on thousands of books (writers tend to read an awful lot), to a vast free lending database of Kindle books that can serve as a virtual library (did we mention writers like to read a lot?). They’ll also get free streaming access to thousands of movies and television shows and over a million songs. Pretty neat, huh? Who wouldn’t want to get a free membership to Amazon Prime?

Give them the gift of… the Writer’s Toolkit

The Writer's ToolkitThe Writer’s Toolbox is an extraordinarily well-reviwed kit by Jamie Callan, a creative writing teacher herself. It includes a book, dozens of story cards and story-starters, a timer, a goal spinner, and other accessories for aspiring writers that can jump start the process and get over writer’s block in a matter of minutes. The writer’s toolkit can inspire especially young writers to get started on their dream.

Check out more gifts to destroy writer’s block.

Give them the gift of… a Kindle eBook Reader

Kindle eBook readers can make an incredibly thoughtful gift for a writer who doesn’t already have a device like this. They can hold thousands of books at a time and download new books wirelessly on the go, plus their battery life now lasts up to weeks (not hours!).

They’re also smaller and lighter than a paperback and environmentally-friendly too. Kindles also come with Good Reads integration which is a plus for many writers who use Good Reads accounts to track their (often long) “need-to-read” lists.

Add a Kindle Unlimited subscription so they have access to over a million Kindle ebooks for free, and this will become their favorite gift ever.

Give them the gift of… a Shower Note System!

Aqua Notes Shower Note SystemThis. Is. Cool. Ever come up with a great idea in the shower? I bet you forgot about it by the time you were done.

Chances are, the writer in your life probably has too. Well, no need to worry about forgetting it when you’ve got this innovative waterproof notepad called Aqua Notes, which lets your writer jot down that idea before it, well, evaporates by the time they get out of the shower.

This original gift is guaranteed to be something they don’t already have. How cool is it? We’re pretty much in love with this idea.

Give them the gift of… a Novelist at Work sign

Warning: Novelist at Work SignNow here’s a very cute idea for a younger writer: A “Novelist at Work” sign. Or heck, even an older writer with a sense of humor. It’s no secret that writers often take inspiration from the real world, and this sign makes that plain. Done in the same familiar style as other “WARNING” signs, it reads “Warning: Novelist at Work – Bystanders may be written into the story.”

This is a great gift to customize an office or hang on a bedroom door. It measures a foot long by 8 inches wide.

Give them the gift of… a magazine subscription

Magazine Subscriptions for WritersMagazine subscriptions are very much the gifts that keep on giving, year-round, so they make excellent gifts. Luckily, there are a few magazines specifically for writers that you can purchase a gift subscription to. They often include writing tips, markets and contests to submit to, and profiles on famous authors. A subscription will delight and inspire any aspiring author.

Check out our list of the top magazines for writers to pick out the right one for the writer in your life.

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