50 Creative Gifts for Writers for 2024

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.

Click here for more tools to combat writers block.

2. Typewriter Charm Necklace

Typewriter Necklace Gift for Writers

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!

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5. Lined Paper Necktie

Lined Paper Necktie Writer Gift

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.

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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 flower pens to create a desktop bouquet.

Check out 15 more quirky and fun pens for writers.

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–perfect 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 portable laptop standing desk lets you write in any room in the house while standing.

15. Quotation Mark Earrings

Quotation Mark Earrings Writer Gift

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.

17. Bookaroo Pen Pouch

This handy gift for writers is great to give as a stocking stuffer or pair with a cool journal. The Bookaroo is a pencil holder that can attach to any book or journal, so a pen is always at hand with inspiration strikes.

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

Go Away I'm Writing Sign for Writers

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

Fountain Pen Earrings Writer Gift

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. The Writing Manifesto Print

This inspiring piece of art is a must-have for any writer’s office or bedroom. The Writing Manifesto is filled with writing inspiration to help bust through the worst writer’s block. Available in two sizes already framed.

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. It’s a Good Day to Write Throw Pillow

It's a Good Day to Write Throw Pillow

Give some not so subtle motivation for your writer to get writing! This pillowcase gives the gentle reminder: It’s a Good Day to Write. 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

Rule 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 out loud 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 in many genres, including classic literature, scifi, fantasy, and horror.

37. Typewriter Tote Bag

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.

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41. Instant Writer Mug

Instant Writer Just Add Coffee 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 a Bluetooth enabled smartphone or tablet. Great gift for sci-fi 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.

Need more gift ideas? Check out stocking stuffers for writers, killer journals for writers, and the best books for writing fiction.

15 Quirky and Weird Pens for Writers

All writers use pens, some obsessively collect them, obsessed with different types and colors. If you’re looking for a unique gift for a writer or aspiring author you know, these fun–sometimes a little wild–pens are a great gift to pair with a notebook or journal gift, or make a great stocking stuffer. Pens are affordable gifts and the ones on this list will certainly make for a memorable present.

1. Syringe Pens

Give a writer a shot of creativity with these multi-colored syringe pens. These ballpoint pens are made to look like a syringe with multi-colored liquid in each one.

This makes a great gift for authors of medical thrillers, medical romances, or even horror writers.

Note: while the pens are multi-colored, they all write in blue ink.

2. Bone Pens

The perfect pen for writers and authors who write on the creepy side of genre or enjoy the macabre. These novelty pens are shaped like bones including spines, arm, and leg bones.

These make a great gift for horror writers or writers of non-fiction related to medicine or anatomy.

Writes in black ink. 0.7mm ballpoint pens.

3. Tool Pens

There are multiple sets of these realistic and clever tool shaped pens:

Hand Tool Pens – wrench, screwdriver, nail, hammer

Not Very Dangerous Tool Pens – nail puller, saw, box cutter, needle nose pliers

Garden Tool Pens – hoe, pitchfork, shovel, and rake

Combine the above pen sets with this desktop miniature toolbox to create a completely unforgettable gift.

These are perfect for non-fiction writers of how-tos, or authors who are handy in their free time.

4. Electric Guitar Pens

These bold pens make a rockin’ gift! These ballpoint pens are in the shape of electric guitars. Writes in black ink.

Try these pens as a gift for music critics, or writers of musician biographies.

Check out more gift ideas for songwriters. If your writer is more of a dummer type, try these drumstick pens.

5. Octopus Tentacle Pen

This tentacle pen may conjure memories of HP Lovecraft and Cthulhu, or pirate and sea stories that involve battling giant squids. This pen is realistically crafted to look like an octopus tentacle. Ball point pen.

Makes a great gift for writers of sea-based stories and non-fiction writers of ocean-related books and articles.

6. Food Pens

These food-shaped pens make great gifts that may inspire a little hunger in the receiver.

Pickle pen

Carrot pen

Banana pen

Eggplant pen

These are great gifts for food bloggers, writers of recipe books, and authors of cozy food mysteries.

7. The Procrastination Pen

Perfect for the writer who puts things off until the last minute. The Procrastination Pen has “Do It Later” written on the side. Writes in black ink. 0.6mm refillable gel pen.

For a productive writer (or to give your procrastinating writer a little kick in the pants), get them the Get Crap Done Pen.

8. Paintbrush Pen

This pen is perfect for a writer who is also an artist (or thinks of themselves an artist). This ballpoint pen looks like a paintbrush dripping with ink, ready to create the author’s next masterpiece. Medium point pen. Writes in black ink.

This is a great gift for children’s book authors who also do illustrations.

9. Flower and Plant Pens

Combining a couple of these different types of pens, you can create a bouquet or desk plant for them to display on their desk that doubles as attractive writing utensils:

Grass Blade Pens

Daffodil Flower Pens

Cherry Blossom Pens

Tulip Pens

Leaf Pens

This is a great gift for non-fiction writers of gardening books or authors who happen to love gardening.

Add this pen holder to create a beautiful gift.

10. Novelty Prediction Pen

This pen combines the utility of a normal ballpoint pen with the fun of a Magic 8 ball. Click the top and the Predict a Pen will give you an answer to guide your choices.

Perfect to help a writer during moments of writer’s block or indecision over whether or not to kill a character. Includes 6 predictive sayings.

11. Feather Quill Pen

This is for the writer who loves the old school feel of a feather quill pen, but wants the convenience of modern pen technology. This ballpoint pen features a beautiful feather. Writes with back ink. Available in seven colors: black, natural, white, green. blue, lime green, and orange.

Perfect for writers of historical fiction and fans of Jane Austen.

Pair it with this antique paper or this antique, handmade leather journal for an unforgettable gift.

12. Maraca Pens

Put the party back in writing! These pens are in the shape of maracas, so every moment of writing is fun! “Fiesta!” is printed on the handle. Comes in a variety of colors.

13. Cactus Pen

Another fun gift for writers who like to garden or could use a little green on their writing desk. This cactus pen comes with a little pot that doubles as a pen cap and a stand. The spikes are soft, so it makes for a comfortable writing experience.

Perfect for non-fiction writers of gardening books or writers who love houseplants and gardening.

14. Dachshund Dog Pen

Add a little sparkle to the life of a dog loving writer. This dachshund hound pen is metallic purple and stands proudly on any author’s desk. The dog is wearing a collar with a bell. Black ball point pen. Refillable.

This is a cute gift for any writer of dog related stories or just dog lovers in general.

15. Ninja Knife Pen

This pen is a little edgier than the others on this list. This knife shaped pen makes a “Shining” noise when you click the pen tip. Writes in black. Ballpoint pen.

This is the perfect pen for horror writers and authors of detective mysteries and other mystery novels.

Add these nunchuck pens to create a fun gift for any ninja fan.

Need more gift ideas? Check out our megalist of amazing gifts for writers.

Jane Austen Action Figure

20 Must Have Gifts for Jane Austen Fans

If you’re a fan of Jane Austen, or have one in your life that you’re looking for a unique and fun gift for, you’ve seen all the usual Jane Austen gifts and spin-offs like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or Pride and Prejudice on Blu-ray. It’s a little trickier to find a truly original gift that will surprise and delight a Jane Austen fan.

We’ve scoured the web and found a list of essential gifts for Jane Austen fans that any Janeite will love.

1. Jane Austen Action Figure

Every fandom deserves action figures to display proudly on their shelf, and the Janeites are surprisingly not left out on the fun. Accoutrements makes thie 5″ vinyl Jane Austen action figure, outfitted with a mini Pride and Prejudice, a quill pen and writing desk to compose her next great novel. Jane wears a bonnet and a pink and white dress.

Keep her on display to show your love of Jane Austen, to remember the novelist’s great accomplishments, or to inspire a burgeoning writer. This also makes a great gift for young readers who enjoy playing with toys.

2. Jane Austen Book Necklace

Jane Austen Book Necklace

This is a sweet gift for any fan of Jane Austen’s work. Chainge the Subject specilizes in romantic vintage style jewelry. They offer three Austen necklaces using vintage book covers of her classics Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, and Emma. They are custom made to include the initial of your beloved.

These necklaces make gorgeous gifts for anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, or even Christmas.

3. Jane Austen: The Complete Works

Most Janeites already own well-worn and loved paperback copies of all of Austen’s novels, but nothing will look better on their bookshelf than this hardcover boxed set. The covers and books are designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith, with a gorgeous vintage feel in vivid colors that capture the essence of each book.

Included are seven of her books: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Love and Friendship. Enjoy these classic stories and dazzling prose in beautiful bound cloth and foil stamped hardcovers.

4. Society of Obstinate Headstrong Girls T-shirt

Society of Obstinate Headstrong Girls T-shirt

If you know an obstinate, headstrong Jane Austen fan, then they need this shirt. The design features a cameo with the text: “Society of Obstinate Headstrong Girls seriously displeasing people since 1813.”

Available in a variety of sizes of t-shirts, v-necks, tank tops, kids, toddler, and baby onesies in 15 different colors.

5. Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal

The Glamourist Histories series, made of up five books by Mary Robinette Kowal, are often described as what you would get if Jane Austen wrote fantasy or Pride and Prejudice with a dash of magic. Using Jane Austen’s style and signature spellings, Kowal has crafted a magical world in this regency romance that will delight and entertain any Janeite.

The novel is about a woman named Jane (named after Ms. Austen herself) who is competing with her sister for the attentions of eligible men. While Jane is better with Glamour (magic), her sister is more beautiful. Soon Jane discovers that one of her sister’s suitors plans to take advantage of her and works to stop him while discovering her own romance.

The book is available in paperback, hardcover, ebook for Amazon Kindle, audiobook and Apple iBooks.

6. Map of Jane Austen Novels Print

Map of Jane Austen Novels Print

This is a very cool and unique gift for Jane Austen fans. Bibliotography makes this awesome map which shows the location of allof Jane Austen’s novels. Literary nerds will be wowed by this map print. This print looks great framed and displayed in any library or office.

7. Marrying Mr. Darcy Board Game

The romance and society of Pride and Prejudice come to life in the card game Marrying Mr. Darcy. In this role-playing game for 2-6 players, each takes the role of one of the female characters from Jane Austen’s famous novel. By improving themselves by increasing skills during the courtship stage of the game, the players compete to become the most desirable wife. Then during the final proposal stage of the game, they use those skills to land an engagement with the male characters from the book.

This game will provide hours of fun for any Jane Austen fan and board game fans alike. Compete with your friends to discover who is worthy of Marrying Mr. Darcy.

Check out board games for book lovers for more literary themed games.

8. Pride & Prejudice Book Scarf

I always say the best gifts are not only thoughtful, but practical as well. This lovely scarf makes an excellent fashion accessory for chilly days, while also paying tribute to one of the classics of literature. Made in the USA, this infinity scarf features a soft ivory fabric printed with a quote from the book Pride & Prejudice. This makes a great gift for Christmas.

9. Jane Austen Temporary Tattoos

Even Janeites can be a little punk rock–at least temporarily. This unique set of temporary tattoos is inspired by Jane Austen and her literary worlds. This set includes 22 tattoos in a giftable tin.

10. Pride and Peppermints

What’s better than fresh breath? Add a Jane Austen twist and find out! This cute tin features an illustration of the famous author and says “Pride and Peppermints.” A cute and fun stocking stuffer for any literary fan.

11. Persuasion Quote Cuff Bracelet

Persuasion Quote Cuff Bracelet - Gifts for Jane Austen Fans

Now you can carry Jane Austen’s beautiful words with you everywhere. This gorgeous cuff bracelet by Jezebel Charms features a passage from Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion. The passage is from the love letter Wentworth writes to Anne. While perfect for any occasion, this bracelet is a romantic gift for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary.

The bracelet is made from brass with a splash-proof finish perfect for everyday wear. It’s classy enough to wear to the library, school, the office, or on a night on the town.

The bracelet is handmade when you order it in Dorset, England.

12. Jane Austen Saint Candle

You already worship Jane Austen and her writing, so take that devotion to the next level. The Unemployed Philosophers Guild makes secular saints candles of inspirational figures and artists. This Jane Austen candle proclaims her as the patron saint of poor relations, hidden greatness, and the anonymous. The front features an illustration of Austen holding a book. The back lists her Saint’s Day and her prayer.

This is a fantastic gift for any fan who lives and breathes Jane Austen’s work.

Made in the USA.

13. What Would Jane Do? Quips & Wisdom from Jane Austen

This clever quotebook is a lovely gift for any fan who already owns all of Austen’s work. It takes quotes from her novels and her own personal letters and lays them out in a gorgeous, hard cover gift book. It’s a great source of inspiration and lovely little reminders of the beauty of Jane’s words.

14. Dinner with Mr. Darcy Recipe Book

This is the perfect cookbook for foodies who are obsessed with Jane Austen. Food is a frequent theme in her stories and this recipe book collects authentic dishes from the period while taking inspiration from the food in her novels and letters. No worries, these recipes are easy to follow and updated for modern cooks. Make these dishes for your book club or just to cook for fun.

15. Jane Austen Book Wallet

Jane Austen Emma Vintage Book Wallet

Looking for an original Jane Austen gift idea to blow someone’s socks off? Check this out. Classic Book Wallets makes gorgeous faux-leather wallets that feature the covers of beautiful vintage books. The bi-fold wallets are 5″x4″ in size and available with the cover of Emma, Persuasion, and Sense & Sensibility.

16. Jane Austen Quote Mug

This must have for coffee addicts and tea lovers who enjoy Jane Austen. This oversized mug features gorgeous illustrations and quotes from Jane Austen’s work. Comes in a lovely box perfect for gifting. Perfect for teachers and librarians who want to show off their favorite writer. Add in some of their favorite coffee or tea to make a nice gift bag.

This 14 oz. mug is dishwasher and microwave safe.

17. Jane Austen Quote Enamel Pin

Jane Austen Quote Enamel Pin Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for a gift to slip into a Jane Austen fan’s stocking, this is perfectly sized and priced. This pin features a silhouette of the author with the quote “My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

Made from gold toned metal and while enamel fill, this 3cm x 3cm pin looks great on any bag or jacket.

18. Socks & Sensibility Knee High Socks

This gift is fashionable and fun. These cute mint-green socks feature gorgeous vintage silhouettes from the stories of Jane Austen. These knee-high socks are one size fits all for women with shoe sizes 5-10. Add on a few other cute Austen themed items to create a literary gift bag for your Jane fan.

19. Jane Austen Quote Pillow

Jane Austen Quote Pillow Gift

In hectic, stressful times, there’s always one solution that makes us feel better. This pillow says it best: “Ah! There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” The design is hand-stenciled on burlap fabric on a 16″ x 16″ pillow. Available in five colors: cream, natural, ash gray, pink, navy. Perfect to decorate a favorite reading chair or a cozy bed.

20. Jane Austen Book Coaster Set

This is a classic, cool gift that every Jane Austenite should have in their library or living room. This set of six coasters are designed to look like vintage hardback covers of Austen’s wonderful novels. Made with recycled rubber backs, the top is made of a matte fabric that absorbs condensation and protects your surfaces. This is a fun and useful item for any book lover.

Still hunting for the perfect literary gift? Check out gifts for Shakespeare fans, bookish gifts for librarians, and Scrabble gift ideas.

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Awesome Christmas Gifts for Writers in 2024

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Well, it’s that time of year again. Christmas. You’re looking for a Christmas gift for a writer or maybe a young aspiring writer in your life and you’re not sure what to get them. You want to get them a thoughtful gift, maybe something to help inspire them or further develop their writing skills. For this article, we’ve rounded up some great gifts ideas to consider for the writer in your life.

Here are several gift ideas for writers this holiday season:

Gift Idea: Subscription to a Writer’s Magazine

Writers Magazines - Christmas Gifts for Writers

A subscription to a writing magazine can be a great gift for a writer if they don’t already have a subscription. Magazine subscriptions are can be excellent gifts to give to writers or aspiring authors, because they’re the gift that keeps on giving, or rather arriving, month after month. Browse magazine subscriptions for writers.

Gift Ideas for Aspiring Young Writers

Many young writers aren’t quite sure where to start. Or they know where to start, but haven’t had any opportunity yet for formal instruction in creative writing (beyond what a school teacher can give them). Luckily, there are scads of resources written by professional writers to nurture the young writer and help grow their talent. Browse Christmas gift ideas for aspiring young writers.

Inspirational Christmas Gift Ideas for Writers

The Writer's Block - Inspirational Gifts for Writers

The sky is blue, grass is green, and writers get writer’s block. What else is new? Every author has experienced this at one point or another (or many points) in their career. These books help power through that writer’s block and can make a thoughtful gift for the writer in your life. Browse inspirational Christmas gift ideas for writers.

Killer Journal Gifts for Writers

Journals are sort of the standby gift for writers but these are stand-outs in their category. Almost any writer can use journals and these ones are really neat. Browse killer journal gifts for writers.

Stocking Stuffers for Writers

Go Away...I'm (not) Writing Sign Christmas Gift for Writers

On a budget or looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for the writer in your life. We rounded up 15 cute, creative, and fun gifts for writers all under $15 and the perfect size to stick in their stocking on Christmas Eve. Check out stocking stuffers for writers.

Movies About Writers

Sometimes even the most productive writers want to veg out on the couch and just watch a movie. You can help inspire them with the gift of a movie about writers. From fictional stories to biographical tales of real-life authors, there’s plenty of options. A great option for millenial writers is the movie Adult World about a recent college graduate who is struggling to find her place in the world and start her career as a writer. It’s a funny and poignant movie an aspiring author will appreciate.

Check out 10 essential movies about writers and writing.

Gifts to Destroy Writer’s Block

There’s nothing a writer fears more than writer’s block. It often feels unavoidable, but there are plenty of tools, games, and books out there to help work through the creative block. These types of gifts are great for writers because they’re a lot of fun, help inspire creativity, and will get them through writer’s block so they can finish their book or story.

Check out tools to destroy writer’s block.

Masterclass Writing Class Subscription

A lot of learning and practice goes into taking one’s writing to the next level. Often this can be achieved by working on their own, reading books, and writing new stories. But that learning process can also be sped up. One way to do that is by taking a writing class from experienced authors. Masterclass is a great option for this. Anyone can take the classes anywhere on their own schedule and–best of all–they’re taught by some of the masters of writing. Current classes feature James Patterson, RL Stine, Margaret Atwood, Malcolm Gladwell, and Judy Blume teaching fiction writing. There are also classes on journalism, screenwriting, and television writing. A subscription gets the giftee unlimited access to all of the classes in the Masterclass library. The gift of a Masterclass is a gift that keeps giving with every lesson.

Fun Gifts for Writers

If you’re still feeling stumped on the perfect Christmas gift for a writer, don’t despair. We’ve put together a megalist of 50 creative and fun gifts for writers. Check it out to find fun, inspiring, and unexpected gift ideas that any writer will love.

15 Amazing Gift Ideas for Aspiring Young Writers

Amazing Gift Ideas for Aspiring Young Writers
Many young writers aren’t quite sure where to start. Or they know where to start, but haven’t had any opportunity yet for formal instruction in creative writing (beyond what a school teacher can give them). Luckily, there are scads of resources written by professional writers to nurture the young writer and help grow their talent. We’ve gathered together some of the best inspirational books for aspiring authors along with fun and creative gifts to help them write and get their stories on the page. These gifts can also help them grow their thinking and problem-solving skills and learn how to express themselves more easily.

Gifts for Young Writers and Aspiring Authors

1. Letters to a Young Artist

Anna Deavere Smith, actress and playwright extraordinaire, offers advice to young artists from high school age to adult in this sometimes-funny sometimes-heartfelt tome. Smith shares anecdotes from her own life as a writer and artist, and also shares struggles she overcame during her decades-long career. This book is meant not only for young aspiring writers but also “performers, actors, and artists of every kind.”

This book will make an inspiring gift and give great insight on how Anna persevered and built a successful career and reached her goals and dreams.

2. Before They Were Authors: Famous Writers as Kids

It can be hard for kids to imagine one day being a grown and successful author, but this book makes it a little easier to relate to big names. Written for kids 10 years old and older, this graphic novel tells us about the childhoods of now famous authors like Maya Angelou, Roald Dahl, and J.K. Rowling. Covering their struggles and their triumphs, this book not only educates the reader about the lives of these writers, but also shows the hard work that goes into a successful career. Inspiring, fun, and insightful for aspiring authors.

3. The Storymatic Kids

The Storymatic Kid - Gifts for Aspiring Authors

This creativity game for adults now has a version for kids that’s perfect for young writers. Storymatic is a box of cards that works like an inspiration machine. You use the 360 cards by drawing them at random and trying to form stories from the cards. You never know where the story will go or how these cards will stretch your imagination.

These cards can be used solo by a writer working on a new story or as a game for the group. And youngsters aren’t limited to writing stories with the ideas. It can be used to inspiring drawings, songs, plays, or even more. When used as a game it’s great for families, friends, and even passing the time on road trips. Adults will have as much fun as kids when they play Storymatic. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

4. Future Best Selling Author T-shirt

Inspire the aspiring author in your life with this fun t-shirt. This shirt boldly proclaims: “Future Best Selling Author.” This is a fantastic gift for young writers because it shows them that you support their writing and you know they have a future full of amazing stories and novels ahead of them.

Printed on 100% cotton shirts, available in men’s, women’s, and kid’s sizes. Available colors: black, blue, red, brown, and purple.

5. 6 in 1 Retractable Pen

A good pen is a great way to inspire a writer to get some writing done, and this pen is a lot of fun for young writers. It’s actually six pens in one–the barrel holds six different colors of 0.5mm ballpoint pens. The different colors are perfect for brainstorming, drafting, or even editing.

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6. The I Love To Write Book: Ideas & Tips for Young Writers

Reccomended for ages 9-14, The I Love To Write Book offers writing exercises, tips, and techniques for young writers to hone their craft. This book offers information about how to start writing a story (as well as poetry, book reviews, news articles), write compelling characters, and even how to revise writing and get your work published.

It also includes inspirational quotes about writing from authors of young adult fiction. Inspiring the budding writer in your life with this awesome gift.

7. Rory’s Story Cubes Set

These fun cubes were originally created to foster creativity in younger writers. These story cubes are for when you’re stumped trying to come up with a new story idea or they make a fun game. The dice feature illustrations drawn on each side. To play, simply roll the dice and try to create a story idea incorporating all of images. Sometimes it requires really stretching your imagination to make all of the elements come together.

The Story Cubes can be played as a game or used by an aspiring author to break their writer’s block and get a new story idea. There are many themed sets available to match the interests of your young writer. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

8. LapGear MyDesk Lap Desk

Writers can’t control where creativity strikes and a good lap desk allows them to work almost anywhere. Whether they’re outside, on the couch, or even in the car, this lap desk makes it easy to write or draw by hand. It’s also big enough to work on a tablet or laptop on it.

9. The Amazing Story Generator Writing Prompts

Sometimes the biggest struggle for a young writer is coming up with an original story idea. The Amazing Story Generator is the perfect anecdote to writer’s block. Colorful and wacky, this prompt book is perfect for kids and young writers.

This is how it works: the book is spiral bound with three sections on each “page” that turn independently. The three parts are situations, characters, and events. Those three elements can be flipped to numerous story prompt possibilities.

Some example prompts:

  • On New Year’s Eve, an unsuccessful comedian is transported to another galaxy.
  • In a post-apocalyptic world, a gold prospector assumes a new identity.
  • Upon winning the lottery, a reformed hit man meets the ghost of Ernest Hemingway.

This story prompt book is great for young authors and adult writers as well. This book will help inspire your young writer with thousands of exciting and unexpected story ideas.

10. Novelist at Work sign

Now 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.

Designed in the same familiar style as other “WARNING” signs, it reads “Warning: Novelist at Work – Bystanders may be written into the story.” It measures a foot long by 8 inches wide. This sign is great for decorating a bedroom or office and signifying a dedicated writing space.

11. 642 Things to Write About: Young Writer’s Edition

Writer’s block beware!

This great guide for 8 to 12 year olds provides a wealth of writing exercises for any young writer. With prompts ranging from “create a haiku about your shoes” to “write a to-do list for a villain,” the aspiring young writer in your life won’t run out of ideas, or at least won’t run out of ideas anytime soon. This book describes itself as “the ultimate playground for imaginative children.”

Adult writers, don’t be jealous, there’s a version for you too: 642 Things to Write About.

12. Illustory Make Your Own Book Kit

There’s no better way to really inspire and support a young writer than giving them the gift of publishing their own book. This kit has everything you need for your child to make their own storybook. They write and illustrate the story and then you mail it in and receive a professionally bound hardcover book. Your child will be featured as the author on the back cover.

This gift not only gives your child the chance to be published but also creates a beautiful memento that will be even more meaningful when they’re a successful author when they’re older. Recommended age 6+.

13. Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook

Spilling Ink has been called one of the best books on writing for young adults aged 9 to 14 out there.

It contains 288 pages of ideas and tips for young writers, in an easily readable format. With chapters like “Now we get to the weird stuff: plot” and “Is it really this simple?” Spilling Ink also offers advice on how to journal and name your characters.

Unlike other books, it doesn’t offer “exercises” but instead calls its writing prompts “dares.” Note that this book also contains illustrations.

14. Recycled Book Journals

Sneetches Recycled Book Journal Gift

Many young writers are inspired by books they’ve read in their childhood. Now you can give them a gift that helps bring that creative inspiration directly to their writing. Tell Another Story takes old books and recycles them into spiral bound journals.

Filled with 60 pages of unlined pages, these journals are perfect for writing stories, drawing illustrations, or just sketching. This is the kind of fun gift a young writer will really enjoy.

15. Cici’s Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-in-Training

Aspiring writers 8 to 12 will relate to Cici. In this graphic novel, Cici dreams of being a novelist while solving mysteries. She keeps a notebook recounting her adventures as she observes the people around her and tries to discover their secrets.

The graphic novel is presented with pages from Cici’s journal, scrapbook pieces, and her own doodles. An inspiring and imaginative story budding writers will enjoy.

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Top NaNoWriMo Resources for National Novel Writing Month

Top NaNoWriMo Resources for National Novel Writing Month
Many writers take on the challenge of writing a 50,000 word novel for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. If you’ve never written a book before, it’s an incredible challenge. In order to meet the goal, a writer needs to write 1,666 words a day, every day, for 30 days. Many attempt and fail, while some writers love the torture and continue the tradition year after year.

It’s a tough challenge but here are some resources to help the writer in your life (or even yourself) through it!

Essential NaNoWriMo Resources

The NaNoWriMo Workbook

Writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days is going to be hard. Perhaps very hard. But there are some ways to make it easier on you. And those ways, surprise surprise, are outlined in this manual, the NaNoWriMo Workbook, published by Fiction Attic Press as part of their Workbooks for Writers series.

They offer a series of 500 word prompts to get you started and also include helpful and detailed advice to flush out the entirety of your story, all in under 30 days. This isn’t a generic book about writing, it’s a very specific manual for how to get NaNoWriMo done like a pro. Oh hey, that rhymes.

Scrivener – Mac & PC Writing Software

Scrivener Writing Software for Novels & Short Stories

Forget Microsoft Word, Srivener is the gold standard of writing programs for fiction writers. Used by countless writers, Scrivener for Mac or PC packs in all sorts of unique and clever features you won’t find elsewhere. With features like a built in story outliner, which allows you to drag and drop to rearrange scenes, and fantastic targets and statistics tools, you’ll be able to make and meet your daily word goals to finish your novel by the time the month ends. It also offers a distraction-free full screen compose mode and many other features like outliners and a set of special editing tools.

Buy Mac & Windows version from Literature and Latte
Buy Mac Version from Mac App Store
Buy iOS version from Apple

Check out the best software for writing a book.

No Plot? No Problem!

This is as close to an “official” guide to NaNoWriMo as exists. The full title of this book is, “No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days.”

It’s written by the founder of NaNoWriMo, Chris Baty, who offers tips to complete the challenge, as well as anecdotes from other writers who have successfully finished their novel in under 30 days. Baty also offers motivational stories and techniques on how to push through the difficulties of writing a book in such a short period of time.

Don’t forget to check out the Revised and Expanded Edition and the No Plot? No Problem Novel-Writing Kit.

Ready. Set. Novel!

Another book by NaNoWriMo founder Chris Baty, this book is full of practical advice and lists of character Q&As, field trips, plot maps and inspiring quotes to help you accomplish your goal this month.

In fact, because of how useful it is for brainstorming, you’ll undoubtedly find it useful for getting organized for writing stories in general, long after NaNoWriMo is over at the end of November.

Ready. Set. Go!

The Writer’s Block: 786 Ideas to Jump-Start Your Imagination

The Writer's Block Idea BookThe sky is blue, grass is green, and writers get writer’s block. What else is new? Every author has experienced this at one point or another (or many points) in their career, and this little block-shaped book is for just those occasions! It features hundreds of prompts that writers can flip to, to jump-start their next story idea, or get them out of a rut. As the publisher notes, “Many of these assignments come straight from the creative writing classes of celebrated novelists like Ethan Canin, Richard Price, Toni Morrison, and Kurt Vonnegut: Joyce Carol Oates explains how she uses running to destroy writer’s block.”

The NaNoWriMo Song

Okay, this one’s just for laughs and it might not help you out, but give it a listen. Somebody wrote a song about doing the NaNoWriMo challenge.

This peppy pop song by All Caps perfectly encapsulates the ups and downs that come with the challenge of writing an entire novel in only 30 days. This song may even help you out when you’re falling behind, tearing out your hair, and wondering why you agreed to do this challenge in the first place. Just a little musical inspiration to get you through the hectic month of writing.

Need some inspiration for writing your novel? Check out the best books on writing fiction, tools to destroy writer’s block, and our article How to Write a Book (step by step).

7 Clever Gift Ideas for Writers in 2024

Clever Gift Ideas for Writers

Whether you’ve got a writer or an aspiring writer in your life, shopping for gifts for them can be hard, especially if you don’t know anything about writing yourself. But it needn’t be! There are plenty of great gifts available for writers and authors. From practical gifts that help them improve their writing to fun and creative gifts that will delight them, here are some clever gift ideas for writers to get you started in your search.

Clever Gifts for Writers

A Brand New Journal

Many writers are pretty old fashioned, but even the ones who do most of their writing on a computer still love the tactile feeling of pen on paper. Journals are fantastic gifts for writers of any type or experience level. Even if they don’t want to write their next great novel by hand they can still use it to take notes, brainstorm new ideas, or even as a personal diary to record their experiences.

Moleskine journals (like the one pictured), are a favorite among writers and artists. They come in a rainbow of colors, lots of size options, and you can even find lined, unlined, or graph paper versions of their journal. Their pocket-sized journals are perfect for writing notes and story ideas on the go as they easily fit in a jacket pocket, laptop bag, or purse. Do a little investigating to find out their favorite color and what kind of notebooks they normally used and you’ll be able to find the perfect Moleskine journal for them.

Check out more journal gifts for writers.

The Writer’s Toolkit

The 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.

Kindle eBook Reader

Kindle eBook readers can make an incredibly thoughtful gift for a writer who doesn’t already have a device like this. Most writers read a lot, with bookcases overflowing with all the books they love. E-readers like the Kindle are a great alternative. 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.

A Shower Note System

This. 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.

Check out more creative and fun gifts for writers.

“Novelist at Work” Sign

Now 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.

Writing Magazine Subscription

Magazine Subscriptions for WritersMagazine subscriptions are very much the gifts that keep on giving, year-round, so they make excellent gifts for writers too.

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.

Shhh! I’m Eavesdropping for Dialogue Ideas T-shirt

This funny t-shirt is perfect for writers who find inspiration for their stories in the world around them. It says, “Shh! I’m eavesdropping for dialogue ideas” with a listening ear. This lets everyone know that their first priority is juicy story ideas. Screenwriters will appreciate it, too.

Available in men’s, women’s, and youth sizes in black, blue, white, brown, and yellow.

Check out more funny t-shirts for writers.

Need more clever gift ideas? Check out our megalist of 50 gift ideas for writers and the list of unique writing gifts.

5 Best Magazine Subscriptions for Writers

Best Magazine Subscriptions for Writers
Magazine subscriptions are great gifts to give to writers or aspiring authors. Subscriptions are a gift that keeps on giving, or rather arriving, month after month. Many people don’t realize that there are magazines written specifically for writers. They cover topics useful to starting writers, like reviewing MFA programs, highlighting festivals and conferences, or even digging deep on the act of writing. Many will also interview and profile successful authors, editors, and literary agents, giving great insight into the business of publishing and how to be successful. Magazine subscriptions for writers are one of the best ways to get this up to date information in the ever-changing publishing industry.

Here are some special magazines made specifically for writers to help them keep up on trends and tips within the industry. Any of them would make a great gift for the writer in your life. You can order these subscriptions straight from Amazon.

Magazine Subscriptions for Writers

The Writer Magazine

As you might have guessed from the title, The Writer is a monthly magazine written by writers, for writers. Most of this magazine is devoted to fiction writing, although nonfiction and poetry are also topics covered in each issue.

The Writer bills itself as “advice and inspiration for today’s writer.” It also offers tips for getting published and even information about special topics such as writing plays or screenplays. They also do profiles on authors, giving a behind the scenes look at the hottest writers publishing today.

Writer’s Digest Magazine

Have you heard of Reader’s Digest? Of course, you have. Well, this publication isn’t related but is chock full of information for writers to hone their crafts. With articles like “3 Things Your Novel’s Narrator Needs to Accomplish” and “How to Write a Romance Novel: The Keys to Conflict,” Writer’s Digest offers practical advice and answers common questions that even experienced writers find themselves asking. This magazine covers topics for all genres of writing that you can imagine, from literary fiction to young adult, science fiction and fantasy, nonfiction, horror, romance, and on and on and on.

Writer’s Digest is also known for their periodic competitions and contests. This subscription lasts 12 months and covers 8 issues of the magazine and includes both print and Kindle e-reader versions of the magazine.

Poets & Writers Magazine

Poets & Writers is a bi-monthly magazine founded in 1970 with a mission “to foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public.”

The magazine is actually published by a non-profit organization based in Los Angles to which is the largest group of its kind serving creative writers of all kinds. Each issue contains advice and feature articles as well as interviews with successful writers who share their experiences writing for all kinds of audiences.

Publishers Weekly

Publisher’s Weekly is a well know magazine for writers that has been in print since 1872. Their focus is on the business side of writing, specifically focusing on publishing and book sales. While they do often include articles on the writing process and interviews with authors, this is a magazine we recommend for writers who have a completed novel they’re preparing to shop around to agents and editors or for people who are iterested in working in publishing.

As you may have guessed from the title, this is a weekly magazine that puts out 51 issues a year. This means each issue is chock full of all of the latest in publishing news. Publishers Weekly is an absolutely invaluable magazine subscription for writers trying to sell or market a new novel.

Writers’ Forum

Writer’s Forum is a UK based magazine similar to Poets & Writers and Writer’s Digest. It focuses on the art and craft of writing of all forms (including short stories, novels, poetry, and even journalism). Each issue features interviews with working professionals like authors and agents. They also list contests and other writing competitions that writers can submit their work to.

For writers and amateur writers still perfecting their craft, each issue includes “workshop” sections that covers topics like self editing and rewriting to help readers improve their work and up their writing game. This is a great magazine for writers at any level.

Looking for more practical gifts to give the writer or author in your life? Check out essential reference books for writers and the best books on writing fiction.

8 Inspiring Books for Writers

5 Inspirational Book Gifts for Writers
Writing is hard, especially for new writers who are struggling to break into the business or sell a novel. All the rejection can be demotivating and leave many wondering why they even started writing in the first place. One of the best gifts you can give a writer is the gift of encouragement and inspiration. We’ve rounded up our favorite books to help inspire, motivate, and encourage the writer in your life. These books are not only practical but will show you care about them and their writing.

1. Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury is one of the most beloved and prolific writers of the past century. He always gave the advice that writing should be an act of love, pulling inspiration from the things you enjoy to create stories that you love writing. This classic book of essays expands on that theme, helping aspiring writers find joy in developing their craft.

This book also features insights into Ray Bradbury’s writing process, with specific essays on how he wrote his classic novels Fahrenheit 451, Dandelion Wine, and The Martian Chronicles. This collection is a must have for any Ray Bradbury fans and a great gift for younger writers and aspiring sci-fi and fantasy writers.

2. Never Say You Can’t Survive by Charlie Jane Anders

When life and the larger world are chaotic, it can be hard to muster creative energy. Charlie Jane Anders collects much of her wisdom as a writer in this book that is part memoir and part creative guide. With a focus on using your voice to find power while powerless, Anders’ words will provide inspiration to aspiring and established authors alike.

3. The Writer’s Block: 786 Ideas to Jump-Start Your Imagination

The Writer's Block

The sky is blue, grass is green, and writers get writer’s block. What else is new? Every author has experienced this at one point or another (or many points) in their career, and this little block-shaped book is for just those occasions! It features hundreds of prompts that writers can flip to, to jump-start their next story idea, or get them out of a rut. As the publisher notes, “Many of these assignments come straight from the creative writing classes of celebrated novelists like Ethan Canin, Richard Price, Toni Morrison, and Kurt Vonnegut: Joyce Carol Oates explains how she uses running to destroy writer’s block.”

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4. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Stephen King is undeniably both one of the most successful authors of all time, and also one of the most prolific, having penned over 50 full length novels. Luckily, he doesn’t keep his keys to success a secret.

In this memoir, King reflects on how he’s managed to achieve the level of success that he has and shares insight that will inspire any author to put pen to paper and write their very best. He also shares practical advice and lessons he’s learned along the way. In addition to the memoir sections of the book, King also breaks down in-depth his writing and editing processes (including a chapter on his disdain for adverbs). He also recalls his experience getting hit by a car and how it affected him personally and as a writer. This is a must-read for any aspiring writer!

5. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers

This book, written by ten different writers together, contains 101 motivational stories from writers, for writers. Each anecdote or true story is short (just a few pages) and can be read in a flash, when the writer in your life needs a pick-me-up.

The advice it contains is meant for writers of all kinds and all different experience levels of writing because nearly all writers experience moments of doubt. The different sections of this book focus on specific struggles that are common for writers, like finding time to write or wrestling with writer’s block. This is a great gift to inspire writers who are early in their career and dealing with rejection from editors and publishers.

6. Quotes to Write By: Daily Inspiration and Guidance for Writers

Quotes to Write By provides a different quote for each day of the year. According to the publisher’s description, it is “The perfect gift for every writer! [It] will help get your creative juices flowing. Be guided and inspired by fellow writers and celebrities from around the globe. Open to today’s date for an inspirational or guiding quote to help get your writing back on schedule. Quotes to Write By is a helpful resource of encouragement for every writer.”

This is the perfect gift for a writer who already owns all of the usual writing inspiration and advice books.

7. Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

The latest book from Austin Kleon is the perfect inspiration for authors struggling with their work. Whether it’s writer’s block our outside forces that are sabotaging their productivity, Kleon’s tips are filled with advice to help writers and artists disconnect from the world and reconnect with their creative side.

Timeless, this practical guide is perfect for creators of every type.

8. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

This classic book from writer Anne Lamott is titled after some advice her father once gave her brother when he was paralized by fear at writing a paper about birds. Bird by Bird is not a craft book, instead it focuses on fostering a creative mindset, being introspective, and dealing with common challenges.

The book does include a few writing exercises appropriate for authors of any experience level. Highly recommended for beginner writers still figuring out their process.

Looking for more practical gifts to inspire the writers and authors in your life? Check out essential reference books for writers and the best books on writing fiction for more gift ideas.