You’re probably here because you’ve been through pages and pages of Google trying to find a gift for someone who fills pages upon pages writing.
And sure, you might be thinking, you could get a really pretty notebook or another mug like last year but that just doesn’t seem very original….
Trust me when I say that any writer you know will have received a thousand notebooks as gifts through the years. When you want to think of something really unique, this list of thoughtful gifts for writers will be of great use!
39 Unique Gifts for Writers
1. Dixit – A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!
- For 3 to 6 players
- Humorous party card game with loads of imaginative storytelling
Dixit is the ultimate board game for writers. If you’ve never heard of it, the premise of the game is that players have to convince each other that their way of telling a story is the best.
Dixit is an addictive game, as well as an award-winning one, and each aspect of it is so beautifully designed it is sure to inspire any writer, as well as bringing out their competitive side!
It is best played with 4 or more people but it’s a relatively easy game to play so the recipient should have no problem persuading others to play with them.
2. ARTEZA Blue Roller Ball Pens
While many modern writers have moved onto using laptops or tablets, traditionalists know there’s nothing better than the feeling of a pen on paper. Inspiration can literally flow straight from your fingers and onto the pages of a journal or notepad. However, if the writer in your life is like me, they’re always misplacing pens and never finding them again.
This 40 pack of pens by ARTEZA is a great gift for writers who always need to have a pen on hand. The pens have a roller ball design that glides smoothly across the page and dries quickly, ensuring that writers won’t smudge their words with the ARTEZA Blue Roller Ball Pens.
3. Bookbinding Kit for Beginners
- THE MOST COMPLETE BOOKBINDING SET:These bookbinding supplies including 1 steel ruler ,2 wooden pencils,2 bone crease,1 booking glue brush,1 wooden awl,4 waxed threads(white,apricot,khaki,natural...
- GOOD PERSONALIZED TOOLS:If you want to seek your own style or want to be unique,you can use this bookbinding supplies kit to make your special book,which can also be used by beginners.
There’s nothing more satisfying, for a writer, than seeing their work in its finished form and yet, without a publishing deal, this is something that rarely happens.
This beginner’s bookbinding kit makes an amazing gift as it allows writers to easily craft their work into something more solid.
It takes a bit of getting used to at first but then it is quick and easy to do!
The supplies last a good while but setting a writer up with the skills to bind books is something they will enjoy for a lifetime.
4. WRITE Inspirational Writers Necklace
- Keep writing, the world needs your words!
- Stainless steel stamped charm with typewriter charm
Everyone knows that the worst thing about being a writer is writer’s block. Any writer in your life will definitely have complained about this to you more than once!
If you want a gift that shows a writer some encouragement, this necklace is a great option. With a pretty and simple design- simply engraved with “write”- it provides a constant reminder of the need to persevere with writing.
The typewriter charm is really intricate and the overall design looks to be worth a lot more than its reasonable price tag.
5. Writer Emergency Pack
- 26 illustrated Idea cards
- 26 Detail cards with helpful suggestions and specific tips to try
If you are looking to gift a more practical solution to the problem of writer’s block, this writer’s emergency pack will do the job perfectly.
With 26 nicely illustrated cards that give out-of-the-box, creative tips, this writer’s gift will get them unstuck and into writing their latest project.
Unlike similar items, which often say really cryptic things like “write something you don’t know already,” I find the prompts on these cards to be less abstract and easy to get right into! They are also a great size so easy to take on any trip.
6. Inkredible Mermaid ArtEssentials Pen by Jane Davenport
Whether or not a writer will admit it, they usually have a favorite pen. This is the pen that just feels right, allowing the writer to explore their creativity to the limits of their imagination with no obstacles.
This adorable mermaid-inspired pen by Jane Davenport has a gorgeous white and gold design with a fountain tip that can handle any kind of ink. It comes equipped with pre-filled ink cartridges, but writers can easily switch it out for their preferred color. The Inkredible Mermaid ArtEssentials Pen is comfortable on the hands and beautiful to behold, making it an amazing gift for writers.
7. Scribbler Subscription Box
Writers looking to improve their craft will delight in this monthly subscription box, designed by a New York Times bestseller. Each delivery includes new guidance and inspiration for writers to take their work to the next level, including an autographed novel from inspirational authors, a teaching booklet from an author, and live chats with editors and agents.
Scribbler Subscription Boxes also run writers through the publishing process and include writing-related gifts that can educate and inspire any writer from complete beginners to seasoned professionals.
8. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
As books for writers go, this is basically the bible. There are so many books out there that claim to be the ultimate guide to creating a novel, but if you want to buy a gift for a writer that is really going to help them in their writing process, this is the one.
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is part memoir and part writing guide and contains a lot of invaluable advice.
Even my Dad, who is in no way a writer, read this book and now thinks he could give writing a novel a go!
9. Dragon Home 15.0
- Transform your ideas into text at the speed of thought; don’t let typing, touch screen PCs, spelling, or fear of the blank page slow you down
- Create documents, get through your “to-do” list, send email or surf and search the Web- faster and more intelligently than ever before
You probably won’t have even considered this as a gift for a writer but it’s an amazing, though expensive, idea.
This software allows writers to document their thoughts as quickly as they can speak them aloud which means cutting down the time taken to write.
As a writer, I can tell you how great the Dragon Home 15.0 software is because it captures those ideas that go as quickly as they came! It’s quick software that is really easy to use and to download.
At just under $120, this certainly won’t suit every budget but it’s definitely a thoughtful idea!
10. Heady Mix Subscription Box
Writers always need to be looking for new inspiration and improving their work, and one of the most effective ways of doing that is by reading widely. A huge part of wide reading is seeking out authors with different life circumstances and perspectives, which is exactly what the Heady Mix box aims to do.
Each month, they deliver excellent books from lesser known writers who tackle issues that represent women, different races, disabled people, and those from the LGBTQI+ community. The Heady Mix subscription box is also great for writers who want to break into a book club as well, because it includes an online community for discussion, networking, and connection.
11. Cute Critter Writing Journal
Writers and animal lovers alike will love this adorable animal-themed journal from Venus Deco. It’s available in 6 different styles, ranging from a cute panda to a loveable kitten, allowing you to choose your beloved writer’s favorite animal.
The journal has 112 lined pages, providing ample space for journaling or story ideas, with a metal combination lock to keep any prying eyes out. The Cute Critter Writing Journal is made from durable faux leather that can withstand the test of time and is simply an adorable addition to any writer’s work desk.
12. Writer’s Block Journal
Okay, we know we said no diaries/journals but this one doesn’t count! This is a really clever and humorous gift idea that appears to be a literal “writer’s block” of wood but actually has pages inside of it.
Though the Writer’s Block journal is a littler smaller than some notepads, it would make a great book for writers to document those little unexpected moments of inspiration.
The wood looks great quality and is really sturdy too which means it can be bundled in a bag and taken anywhere without being damaged at all.
13. Galaxy Glass Dip Pen
Glass dip pens are perfect for fantasy writers who want to imagine themselves in a beautiful castle, scrawling their stories on parchment. This gorgeous pen fits the bill exactly, with a hand blown glass design and sparkling, rainbow details.
It pairs perfectly with Star Shimmer Ink for the true magical effect but can also be used with regular black or blue ink for writing stories or poems. The Galaxy Glass Dip Pen has 6 different designs that are modeled after constellations: Lyra, Virgo, Aquarius, Orion, Perseus, and Rose. This allows you to choose the perfect pen for your writer’s horoscope or personality.
14. ARTEZA Liquid Highlighters
Good writers know there is always room for improvement and are constantly checking and editing their work. While this can be done on the computer, sometimes it’s easier to print out work and attack it with pens and highlighters to delete and change the words that aren’t working.
This 30 pack of highlighters includes bold, fluorescent colors that can be used to color-code different editor notes. The ARTEZA Liquid Highlighters are also quick-drying, perfect for those writers who like to work quickly without smudging their pages.
15. SCRIBEdelivery Subscription Box
No writer I know will ever say no to new notebooks, pens, or new writing supplies. With the SCRIBEdelivery box, the writer in your life will receive a fresh shipment every month with at least one pen, one notebook, and other assorted stationery that fits a different theme.
The SCRIBEdelivery boxes are a mixture of practical and attractive, providing supplies for serious and fun-loving writers alike. They ensure the writer in your life won’t have to waste time going to the office supplies store and can focus on their most important task: writing.
16. Ernest Hemingway Inspirational Quote Pen
- Ernest Hemingway engraved quote pen, engraved with his famous inspirational quote, "In order to write about life, first you must live it."
- Twist-style pen cap is engraved with Ernest Hemingway's signature
On a related note, this Hemmingway engraved pen is sure to provide writing motivation to anyone!
I love this pen and find using it enables me to write some of my best ideas, largely because it is really comfortable to use for long periods of time. The ink cartridge tends to last a long time too but is easy to replace, meaning you’ll never experience that annoying feeling of your pen running out mid-sentence!
What’s more, this pen is both designed and packaged really nicely which makes it a lovely looking gift for any writer. It would also make a great gift for any poets you may know.
17. Art Print Diary with Lock
While writers put a lot of their personality and their views into their work, there are always things that they want to keep secret. That’s easy as pie with this attractive diary with a secure combination lock that can keep out even the most determined prying eyes.
The Art Print Diary is available in 4 different styles that show different nature scenes behind the inspiring phrase “enjoy the summer”. The cover itself is sturdy and in a box format that can keep a writer’s secrets for years to come.
18. Vintage Faux Typewriter Decoration
There’s something so romantic about the idea of tapping away on a typewriter. However, it’s not the most practical tool for writing, so writers can get the best of both worlds with this typewriter decoration that can add charm and personality to their writer’s office.
The Vintage Faux Typewriter Decoration is available in 8 different styles and colors that are made from resin and iron, and evoke a nostalgic, vintage air. While they’re not functional for writing, their gorgeous and charming design can inspire any writer in their next epic story.
19. Pencil Case Holder Slot
- LARGE PENCIL ORGANIZER - Top quality Pencil Case that has a multi-layer compartments and large capacity that can store up to 202 colored pencils or 136 gel pen markers. The cover is made of the best...
- ELEGANT DESIGN - Our colored pencil case storage bag has 64 slots that can hold up to 202 colored pencils or 136 gel pens without any problem. The elastic slots band makes it easy to fit and remove...
If the writer you know is anything like the ones I know, they’re going to have pens and pencils coming out of their ears.
This beautifully designed pencil case engraved with the inspirational phrase- “wanna be a dreammaker” would make a lovely present. There’s a stereotype about writers, that in my experience has proved true, that they are disorganized… Well, not anymore!
Though it isn’t the most compact of pencil cases, it is an ideal gift for any writer who illustrates their own work as it has so much room for coloring pencils. It is ideal for sketch artists and artists who draw too!
20. Cute Cat Gel Pen
People are generally in one of two camps: either they’re a cat person or a dog person. The former will love this adorable pen with a bendy cat head cap. It’s available in either black or pink and has a smooth design that is easy on the fingers and glides across the page.
The Cute Cat Gel Pen has a fine tip and comes equipped with black ink, making it a perfect gift for writers who are passionate about both their craft and their furry friends.
21. Compass Book Subscription Box
Writer’s block is one of the most difficult demons to writers to face and goes hand in hand with procrastination. Many writers will never finish some of their projects because of discouraging feelings, lack of motivation, and inability to set proper goals.
The Compass Book aims to address some of these problems with definitive goal setting activities for every month. Each month follows a different theme and explores the concept of changing multiple habits for positive ones, allowing writers to improve both their writing and other aspects of their life with the Compass Book Subscription Box.
22. Foodie Pencil Case
Writers are usually food lovers as well, knowing there’s nothing better than tucking into a tasty meal before getting started on a writing session. This cute and fun pencil case is specially designed for food-loving writers who want to store their pens and pencils in a quirky way.
It comes equipped with small pockets, a strap, and a roll-up design, ensuring that the writer’s utensils will be secure while looking great. It’s available in the style of either pancakes, pineapple bread, or pizza, allowing you to choose the Foodie Pencil Case that reflects the favorite food of the writer in your life.
23. Ghost Story Dice
- English (Publication Language)
- 07/05/2016 (Publication Date) - Laurence King Publishing (Publisher)
This is an ideal gift for any younger writers you may know, or for writers who have younger families to play the game with.
This is a game that takes storytelling back to basics and allows you to create adventures and mysteries out of just a few dice…
The pictures on the dice are great and lead to some really creative stories as well as an unpacking of what it even means to tell a story. The Ghost Story Dice have actually helped me with writers block in the past! Kids will also be excited by the fact that the packaging glows in the dark.
24. Totoro Notebook
My Neighbor Totoro is one of the most treasured Studio Ghibli movies, due to its adorable characters, beautiful animation, and heartwarming storyline. Lovers of this cinematic classic will be enchanted with a notebook inspired by the main character, Totoro.
The notebook is fashioned from attractive wood and even has a soft woolen center so that the user can feel closer to Totoro. The inside of the Totoro Notebook has both light and dark pages, allowing writers to explore their innermost thoughts with the addition of a stylish wooden ballpoint pen.
25. Stan Lee’s How to Write Comics
Outsiders might consider that comics are just a collection of pictures that are most suited to children or teens. However, comic book enthusiasts know how much work goes into writing plot and developing characters.
The iconic Stan Lee takes aspiring comic book writers through his process with this comprehensive guide that includes inspiration, step by step instructions, and activities for improvement. Help the writer in your life with Stan Lee’s guide for How To Write Comics.
26. Writer Facts Storyteller Nutrition T-Shirt
This humorous t-shirt from designer ICMAN displays the nutritional content of a writer from a comedic point of view, with lines like “100% Imagination” and “0% Writer’s Block Tolerance”. Designed in the style of a food label, the shirt features white writing against a block background that’s available in 20 different colors.
The tee is available in sizes from small to 5XL and is made from high quality cotton that looks and feels great. If the writer in your life has an offbeat sense of humor, help them to show it with the Writer Facts Storyteller Nutrition T-Shirt.
27. Demotivational Posters
- COMICAL PHRASES: Lighten up the office energy with these demotivational posters, or hang them in any living space for some fun decor around the house.
- DIMENSIONS: Each poster measures 13 x 19 inches
If you’re looking for a gift for a writer who doesn’t really enjoy the motivational quotes, this is a great idea for a funny gift that they could hang up on their office wall.
Each of these posters features a clichéd motivational quote that has been turned into something that is exactly the opposite of motivational.
I definitely know a few writers with a dry sense of humor who actually find that these types of quotes keep them sane during the long hours at their desk writing. Remember to buy a couple of frames if you order this demotivational poster, though.
28. ARTEZA #2 HB Wood Cased Pencils
Writing comes in all forms, from tapping away at a MacBook keyboard, to scribbling in a journal while sitting on the bus. Some writers are a little more old school and like to hash out their ideas in pencil, allowing them to easily erase and correct as needed. This gigantic box of #2 HB pencils is perfect for writers who love to use pencils and love to use a lot of them.
The pencils are made from extremely dense graphite that is resistant to smudging or breakage, allowing writers to concentrate on their words. The ARTEZA #2 HB Wood Cased Pencils also come equipped with high quality erasers, allowing writers to correct their brilliant ideas as they go.
29. The Writer’s Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands
- Hardcover Book
- English (Publication Language)
There are many people who believe that in order to write, a writer must go on an adventure… but that isn’t much help when you are trying to buy them a present, is it? It’s hardly like you can afford a trip to the Bahamas.
This writer’s map, created by Huw Lewis Jones, is the ideal solution- a cheap and virtual adventure that takes its reader on a journey through lands traveled by authors throughout history.
It is full of incredible illustrations and will definitely help a writer to visualize the world they create in their next novel!
30. Writer Zipper Pouch
Writers can be fashion-conscious too, and this elegant and stylish purse from livmill allows writers to show off their craft while looking great. It has a minimalist black design with “writer” emblazoned in white, and striking gold zips across the top and back of the purse.
The Writer Zipper Pouch is made from durable polyester and is available in 3 different sizes, making it a perfect long term investment for any kind of stylish writer. It even has space to slip a few pens and a notebook inside, for those writers who never stop creating.
31. Writer of Words Writer of Worlds Phone Case
A phone case is more than just a way to protect your device; it’s also a cute way to accessorize and show off your personality. This phone case for writers includes the phrase “Writer of Words. Writer of Worlds” along with a vintage typewriter graphic. The contrast of the pastel against the white case makes for an eye-catching design that allows writers to show off their superior storytelling abilities.
The Writer of Words Writer of Worlds Phone Case is designed for all varieties of Samsung Galaxy and is extremely durable, making it a gift that will keep on giving.
32. Novel Teas – Modern American Classics
- 25 individually tagged teabags with literary quotes from the world over
- The perfect gift for the book lover
It’s a well known fact that most writers live off tea. I mean take it from me, I can go for a whole day without eating to finish my latest project, but no tea? Forget it.
This collection of individually wrapped tea bags with quotes from the American literary greats attached to each one is so lovely. The box is uniquely designed and makes for an inexpensive but thoughtful present for a writer.
You could even go one step further and make them a box full of treats to eat and drink while writing.
33. Kill Your Darlings Floral Poster
While the original speaker of the phrase is disputed, many famous authors like Faulkner, Chekov, Oscar Wilde, and Stephen King have repeated “kill your darlings”. This infamous quote tells writers that they must be prepared to remove some of their favorite passages and content to improve their work and make a masterpiece.
It’s a hard lesson for writers to learn, but this Kill Your Darlings Floral Poster serves as a daily reminder while brightening up the decor. The combination of black and white, and floral patterns looks great while delivering an ever-important message to serious authors.
34. Waterman Graduate Chrome Fountain Pen, Fine Nib, Blue Ink
- Fountain pen with blue ink
- Smooth Chrome metal barrel
There is no writer I know that doesn’t nerd out over a good fountain pen and this pen is one of the best quality in its price range since it flows really smoothly and is easy to hold.
Sometimes all that is needed to get inspired to write again is the feeling of a new pen on paper!
Writing with a fountain pen is a special experience and a great reminder of the writers of the past. This pen comes in a beautiful box and makes a really thoughtful gift to suit any writer or calligrapher.
35. Emerald Notebook
A passionate writer can never truly have too many notebooks, and there’s nothing better than one that is a delight to use. This elegant emerald notebook features a gorgeous green speckled design with either gold or silver stamping and included decorative accessories.
The Emerald Notebook is compact enough to be slipped into a handbag or backpack, making it perfect for travelling writers who are hit by inspiration while out and about. It also has internal pockets that can secure notecards or scraps of paper, making it an extremely handy gift for writers.
36. Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, LETSCOM Bluetooth Headphones
- Active noise cancelling technology focus on your music without disruption when you turn on the active noise cancellation (ANC) switch
- Superb stereo Hi-Fi sound Dual 40mm large-aperture drivers deliver powerful bass clear vocals and crisp high tones for premium listening experience
The chances are if you know a writer, especially if you live with one, that you’ve been shouted at on more than one occasion for interrupting their writing.
Getting into the flow of writing is hard and that’s why these noise cancelling headphones are a really thoughtful gift!
Your recipient can put the headphones on and listen to their writing playlist or a podcast without hearing a thing from the outside world.
These are really great quality and significantly cheaper than other similar options. They also come in three really attractive colors.
37. NBEADS DIY Greeting Card with Writing Paper Set
Writers love taking a pen to paper in any form, whether they’re scrawling notes to inspire their next work or perfectly a love letter to their partner. This card paper set by NBEADS is a good practical gift for writers to send love and thanks to their loved ones.
It features a mixture of colored paper cards and envelopes, allowing writers to send notes to their friends and family, whether they’re sending condolences or congratulations. If you’re putting together a larger gift for a writer, this NBEADS DIY Greeting Card with Writing Paper Set is an excellent budget-friendly addition.
38. Laptop Desk for Bed
- Angle-Adjustable Laptop Table: Surface tilts to 0°, 15°, 25°, or 35°; retractable blockers keep devices from falling off; and a soft wrist rest helps prevent strain
- 5 Elevation Levels: Height-adjustable foldable desk smoothly heightens with the press of a button
The thing with writing is you never know when the inspiration is going to strike.
If you’re in bed at 2 am about to sleep, it’s a huge pain to get up and go and sit at your desk!
This laptop table can be used in bed, or in any comfortable place, and is a great gift for writers everywhere.
It’s even big enough that you can put snacks on it as well without the crumbs getting all over your bed. It is a bit more expensive, however, at just under $70.
39. Pop-Up 3D Vignette Typewriter Die Set
Crafty writers will love this Pop-Up Typewriter Die Set that allows them to create cards or gifts with a vintage and attractive typewriter motif. The set includes 14 different pieces with the possibility for cutting, embossing, debossing, and stenciling.
Apart from the cute typewriter, it also has the sentiments of “you’re just my type” and “news flash”. This allows writers to send cute cards to their love interest or just to create decorations that will look great in the home.
Thoughtful Gifts for Any Writer
From the quirky to the frankly essential, every one of these gifts for writers are sure to help them beat writer’s block and allow them to simply enjoy the process of writing. There is no need to add another mug to their ever-increasing collection or to cause another tree to be cut down for yet another notebook!
These unique and thoughtful gifts are sure to make any writer happy … and, hey, you just might know the next J.K. Rowling so it’s best to stay on their good side!
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