Stumped on what to get the writer or aspiring author in your life for Christmas, their birthday, or any other gift-giving occasion? This mega-list includes creative, cool, and fun gifts any writer would love to receive.
1. The Writer’s Toolbox
An entire toolkit of creative games and exercises to inspire the right side of your brain.
2. Typewriter Charm Necklace
Writerly jewelry: sterling silver typewriter charm on a silver chain necklace.
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3. Typewriter Coaster Set
This is a practical gift with a fun twist. This five piece coaster set looks like an antique typewriter! it comes in a metallic stand that looks like a typewriter and features four coasters that look like antique typewriter keys. This is perfect for a living room or office to protect surfaces from rings caused by coffee mugs (or even adult beverages). Any writer would appreciate this fun gift.
4. Aqua Notes – Waterproof Notepad
The best ideas always come in the shower and are often forgotten before the writer can towel off. Now none of those brilliant lines will be lost! This waterproof notepad is perfect for jotting down dialogue, character names, and the perfect ending for their bestseller!
5. Lined Paper Necktie
Let your writer guy show his passion with style. This necktie features a print that is lined like a sheet of loose leaf paper. This tie is perfect for English teachers or office workers who dream of quitting their job and writing full time.
6. Writer’s Block Journal
This clever journal is made to look like a block of wood to help inspire any writer to get past their writer’s block and finish their story.
7. Clip On Cup Holders
Let’s your favorite author safely clip their cup of coffee or tea to the side of their desk, preventing any disastrous spills on their manuscript.
8. Grass Blade Pens
These pens are made to look like blades of grass and create a unique display to brighten up any writer’s desk. Pair them with these lilac flower pens to create a desktop bouquet.
9. Twiddle Fiddle Toy
The Twiddle is the perfect desk toy for a writer to fiddle with while they contemplate fixing their latest plot hole.
10. Field Notes Memo Books
The perfect pocket sized notebook for any writer to jot down their brilliant ideas.
11. Desk Foot Hammock
Let the writer in your life rest their feet as they type out the next hundred words of their novel. This desk foot hammock will let them stretch out and focus on their words.
12. Hourglasses for Writing Sprints
These sandtimers are perfect for timing writing sprints, so if the writer gets caught up in their words, they won’t notice the time is up and will keep going. This set comes with a 30 minute and a 5 minute hourglass.
13. Fisher Space Pen
Writers at any angle and in zero gravity, and underwater–pefect for the novelist that likes to write laying down. Comes in 12 different colors.
14. Mobile Laptop Standing Desk
Write the next great American novel like Hemingway–by standing! This portible laptop standing desk let’s you write in any room in the house, while standing.
15. Quotation Mark Earrings
These cute quotation mark earrings will give inspiration to new, snappy dialogue every time your writer wears them.
16. Wonderbook: The Illustrative Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
The definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction, exploring creative visuals sure to inspire the writer in your life.
One of the most popular programs for writers, Scrivener goes beyond simple word-processing, creating an easy way to outline, brainstorm, develop characters, and more within the same program.
Buy Mac Version from Mac App Store
Buy iOS version from Apple
Check out the best software for writing a book.
18. Leather Journal Gift Set
Every writer needs a good journal, and this gift set is a gorgeous option. This handmade leather journal from Moonster comes with a pen and a gift box ready for wrapping. Perfect gift to inspire any writer to start their next story.
19. Folding Bluetooth Keyboard
This full-size QWERTY keyboard folds up for easy portability in a purse, messenger bag, or backpack. Pairs with any Bluetooth enabled smartphone or tablet.
20. Writer Patent Prints Art Set
This is a stylish set of vintage prints perfect for any writer’s office or library. Each print is of the original patent for the typewriter, mechanical pencil, fountain inkwell, and the pencil sharpener. These 8×10 prints are ready to frame and make a lovely gift set.
21. Winsome Wood Small Writing Desk with Drawers
Every writer needs a dedicated space to craft their prose. This handsome wood writing desk is perfect for writers who use a computer, typewriter, or write by hand in a notebook. It also features a cubby hole and drawers for storage.
22. Pilot Fountain Pen
Enjoy writing by hand with this sleek and elegant fountain pen from Pilot. Don’t forget to include a journal for your writer.
23. Under Desk Eliptical Trainer
Help the writer in your life stay fit with this under desk eliptical trainer. They can finish their novel and stay in shape at the same time.
24. “Go Away I’m Writing” Sign
The perfect way for the aspiring author in your house to signal that they are busy writing the next great American novel and should not be disturbed.
25. Writer’s Block
A literal embodiment of the Writers Block that plagues most writers. Perfect for kicking or throwing out the window in moments of frustration.
26. Fist Pen Holder
Help your writer contain their desk odds and ends with this unique pen holder. This fist holds pens, pencils and more. The wrist is magnetic to keep paperclips at bay. Adds a bit of playfulness to a writer’s desk.
27. Fountain Pen Earrings
Lightweight, gold fountain pen earrings that will look perfect dangling from the ears of any author. Makes a great gift for historical romance and fiction writers.
28. Typewriter Keyboard T-shirt
A great t-shirt for any writer, this one features the traditional round keys of an antique typewriter keyboard.
29. Stay up Late and Write! Pencil Holder
The perfect gift for writer night owls to fuel their late night writing binges. Throw in some of their favorite pens, pencils, and highlighters to make it a nice gift set.
30. A Vintage or Antique Typewriter
Help your favorite writer or aspiring author get back to basics with a typewriter. Vintage and retro typewriters come in a variety of styles and colors and make a unique gift.
31. Write Throw Pillow
Give some not so subtle motivation for your writer to get writing! This pillowcase features the word “write” over and over in a variety of fonts. Available with or without stuffing in a variety of colors, so you can order the perfect one to match their decor.
32. Initial Typewriter Keys Cufflinks
These are handsome cufflinks made from the keys of vintage typewriters, customized to whatever initials you need.
33. Ruled Paper Scarf
This scarf is a blank page they can wear to inspire them to write their next story.
34. Dragon NaturallySpeaking Software
Help boost your writer’s productivity with the most popular speech to text program. They can tell their story outloud while Dragon transcribes it into their favorite word processing program.
35. Literary Writing Gloves
Help an aspiring writer keep their hands worm and get a little inspiration with these literary writing gloves. They feature text from famous books, including Jane Eyre, Dracula, Little Women, and more.
36. Hollow Book with a Flask
For a little “liquid inspiration,” your favorite writer can turn to their favorite book for a hidden flask. A variety of real hollowed books are available.
37. Typewriter Tote Bag
Let your favorite writer carry their books, notes, and ever growing collection of pens in this stylish vintage typewriter tote bag.
38. Modern Bookshelf
Writers have tons of books. Give them a cool and original, modern bookcase to display them on.
39. Balance Ball Chair
Gift the gift of a healthier back with one of these balance ball chairs.
40. The Writer Magazine Subscription
A subscription to The Writer magazine is a gift that keeps giving with each issue they receive.
41. Instant Writer Mug
This mug is for the caffeine fueled writer in your life. The funny message says: Instant Writer, Just Add Coffee. This is the perfect writing gift for authors who get up early to write before work or stay up late finishing their pages.
Include some of their favorite coffee to make it a memorable gift set.
42. Noise Isolating Headphones
A nice pair of noise isolating headphones will help them focus on their writing without getting distracted. These are perfect for writers who like to work at coffee shops and mute out the noises around them.
43. Laser Projection Virtual Keyboard
This bluetooth keyboard takes mobile working to the next level, with a virtual laser keyboard. Compatibly with an bluetooth enabled smartphone or tablet. Great gift for scifi writers.
44. The Writer’s Coloring Book
Let them tap into a creative side from their childhood with this coloring book made especially for writers.
Check out adult coloring supplies to round out your gift.
45. Famous Authors Shotglasses
Now they can knock back a drink with some of the great literary drinkers like Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker. Includes memorable quotes.
46. Bamboo Keyboard and Mouse
An environmentally friendly typing alternative any writer would love. This keyboard and mouse set are made of beautiful bamboo for a luxurious writing experience.
47. Natural Light LED Desk Lamp
So they have plenty of nice, natural light to write by any time of day. Perfect for office desks or bedside tables.
48. Adjustable Laptop Bed Tray
So they can stay productive and work on their novel, even if they don’t feel like getting out of bed.
49. The Big Ideas Notepad
Help them generate new ideas with the Big Ideas Notepad.
50. Portable External Hard Drive
So they can always back up their writing, no matter where they are. Even if they’re on the go.