In my previous post, 19 Best Books to Give as Gifts and Book-Related Gifts, I shared by top suggestions for my most recent favorite books. Many of my friends are writers, or have friends and family members who are writers, so in this post I decided to share with you some of my top recommendations for Best Gifts for Writers on your Christmas list.
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And can I just share a little secret? The absolute best gift for an author is an honest review on Amazon, Goodreads, or any other book retailer. That’s what I’d love for Christmas—to know what readers have thought of my books, and how the words God has given me have impacted them.
But because so many have asked about some of my favorite gifts for writers, I’ve given you some of my top recommendations below.
I love waking up and having that first cup of smooth coffee before my day gets started. But sometimes I need to pack up my computer, leave my desk, and write for a while in a coffee shop. It’s a bonus day when I don’t have to buy my own favorite caffeinated beverage. This is one of those gifts I don’t think you can go wrong with. You just might decide to pick one up for yourself.
Isn’t this a great gift for just about anyone? Sometimes we don’t know what others have, want, or need. This lets them choose the perfect gift, and it guarantees a return won’t be necessary!
I’m always finding out about the newest, latest and greatest app I must have, or wanting to download new music or podcasts to listen to while I write, but I rarely want to indulge for myself. This lets that special someone choose their own.
I’ll admit I’m a bit biased here, but this is one of my favorite pens in my favorite color. Perfect for signing books for ready readers.
I highlight different things in different colors depending on the project, the theme, the importance to me, etc. I love this set of 15 assorted color highlighters with both broad and fine tips. Hmmm…might have to put this on my wish list again this year!
These are some of my favorite pens. I especially love the teal color. These pens glide so smoothly. They are great for taking notes or signing books to your favorite reader.
I can never have too many sticky tabs, flags, and notes. They help keep my writing projects organized, make it easy to find things of importance that I have read, and make it easy to reference important tasks in my planner.
This is one of my favorite planners. It doesn’t matter how you best like to organize your schedule on paper, this spiral planner will let you do it. You can see both a month at a glance, and separately, a week at a glance, with plenty of room for additional notes.
I cannot begin to tell you how much I use my dry erase board to help me brainstorm, plan, organize, and keep track of details when I’m writing. If I had room on my wall, I’d get a second one.
While I love my dry erase white board, I make use of these large sticky easel pads when I’m writing away from home and I want to keep all my pertinent thoughts in ready view. When I use this with small post it notes, I can move thoughts around until I find the perfect order.
This is one of those gifts that your writer friends will not likely indulge in for themselves but spoils them just a little while giving them their own sense of flair. You can find them with initials, symbols, or various characters.
This is one of those Christmas gifts that your writer friend will be proud to display all year through because it will encourage them to stay the course. I don’t have one (yet), but I love it!
There is just something about vintage typewriters that so many writers love. Take the love of writing, pair it with a vintage typewriter for a beautiful Christmas ornament for any writer.
Whether your writer is traveling to attend a writer’s conference or to research for their next book, they will be proud to display these luggage tags on their baggage as a reminder to keep the course and “just write.”
This was gifted to me many years ago. The writer’s toolbox is a box full of creative games and exercises to inspire a focus on writing using the right side of their brain. Fun, whimsical, and creative all in one.
This is one of those items that is not just for the writer on your list. But writers are always jotting notes as thoughts hit them. Better for them to have a beautiful leather bound journal/notebook than hope they don’t misplace those napkins or scraps of paper.
I have one of these and love it. For those of us who feel like it’s onerous to journal every day, but don’t want to forget the significant things that happen in life, this journal is perfect. It’s simply meant for you to write a single line about your day, and is big enough to hold five years worth of memories.
18. 5-Piece Typewriter Coaster Set (a personal favorite of mine!)
You already know I have an affinity for all things vintage typewriter. Well this coaster set has to be about the most creative set I’ve ever seen. The coasters are designed to look like typewriter keys, and are held in a base that resembles the outer casing of a vintage typewriter. This is going on my list this year!
Are you catching the hint that I’m enamored with vintage typewriters? Every writer hoards pens, pencils, and highlighters, but then we need a place to put them. Where better than in a miniature typewriter?
I thought I had seen all the clever writer t-shirts out there, but I was mistaken. This has got to be one of my new favorites. It’ll be going on my wish list! If your writer ever questions what s/he is made of, this should answer it.
Another one of my favorites. I’m no WonderWoman or SuperGirl, but I am a writer. That’s my superpower and I’m sticking with it. This is another one to add to my list.
Another one of my favorites. Let me spend time writing and you’ll soon know what makes my heart beat. Crafting words to impact and encourage others keeps my heart beating. This just may have to go on my list as well.
Your writer should wear this to warn the world that anything said or done in their presence could be used in a story.
24. Writer Cap
We all wear different hats in life: spouse, parent, friend, cheerleader, etc. Just to remind your writer that their calling is equally as important, gift them with this adjustable closure baseball cap. I’ll take mine in white, please.
What a fun way to pair an author’s love of all things written with fashion. Other classic designs available too.
These fingerless gloves are perfect for the writer on your list. They feature the text from E. E. Cummings’s classic poem. Other designs also available.
One of the worst things for a writer is to get interrupted when they’ve finally gotten into the writing flow. This sign is a gentle but effective reminder to not disturb the writer who is hard at work. Would make a great stocking stuffer! And you know I want one because it’s beautifully decorated with a good old antique typewriter.
Anything worth writing is worth writing beautifully. This feather quill pen and ink set is sure to please the historical writer who wants to add a beautiful flair to their work.
I’ve been looking for the perfect key chain, and I’ve finally found it. Most writers will ensure you that they were “Born to Write.” Affirm them with this encouraging message. Another great stocking stuffer!
My family enjoyed a similar version of this magnetic poetry kit, as we rearranged words on the refrigerator for endless fun. It’s not just for writers.
For the writer who is always correcting everyone else’s grammar, this is the perfect mug.
I absolutely LOVE this mug. Every day is a good day to write. Sometimes we just need the visual encouragement.
To use the oxford comma or not use it, that’s always a point of debate. This mug will be sure to bring a humorous smile to your writer’s face.
Another perfect gift for a writer! We do transform caffeine into books.
I LOVE this mug! It’s so true. Many a writer are fueled by chocolate or coffee or both. Pair this with some chocolate for the win!
Love this humorous 16 oz. stainless steel travel mug for keeping coffee warm when your writer is in the writing flow. Might have to add this one to my list as well.
Love this 20 oz stainless steel water bottle. Perfect for keeping your writer’s favorite cold beverage cold while they stay focused on getting their words on paper.
PopSockets are all the rage, but never before have I seen one for a writer. This is another great stocking stuffer perfect for the writer’s phone or tablet.
Looking for a gift for the male writer on your list? How about a set of cuff links fashioned in the form of vintage typewriter keys.
Cute novelty earrings for the female writer on your list.
“There is nothing to writing. All you have to do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Truer words were never spoken about the craft of writing. Fun idea to encourage your favorite writer.
Proofreading is essential for the best of writers. Humorous plaque for your writer: “Keep Clam & Proofread Carefully” in multiple colors and 5 sizes.
786 ways to jumpstart the writer’s imagination fashioned in the shape of an actual 3x3x3” block of 672 pages and over 200 photographs. Makes a great stocking stuffer.
44. Writer’s Clock
Just in case your writer doesn’t know what to do next, this 10” decorative wall clock replaces numbers with the words “write,” “revise,” “write,” “edit,” “panic” reflective of the tension involved in the writing process.
45. Padded Lap Desk
This padded lap desk is perfect for the mobile writer who likes to work with their research or laptop computer on their lap. Big enough to fit a 15” laptop. Has two pockets to hold pencils or pens, and even your cell phone. Comes in multiple colors.
Spending time hunched over a keyboard for hours on end can sure create havoc with your neck and shoulders. This microwavable heating pad fits snuggly up to your neck and over your shoulders for pain and stress relief.
I have a hard time writing in places where there is distracting noise. These Bluetooth wireless headphones are the perfect solution for blocking out noise. They are comfortable over the ear, have a built in mic, and can be wired to use with pc/cell phones.
I don’t know a single writer who doesn’t love to start their day with a good cup of warm caffeinated beverage. This Keurig single serve k-cup pod coffee maker is perfect for the office. It brews up to 12 oz at a time, can be adjusted for desired strength and temperature, and is programmable. Sure to be a hit with any writer!
This 40-count single-serve K-cup coffee sampler is perfect for your coffee loving, Keurig using writer. Help make sure they’re never out of inspiration and caffeination.
Ideal gift for your writer who spends hours in front of a computer screen, causing eye strain. This desk lamp comes with a USB charging port to keep their devices charged while writing, and is equipped with 5 color temperatures, 5 brighteness levels, a night light mode, and timer. This will be on my list for sure.
I have never seen a writing-themed bracelet as pretty as this stainless steel and pewter charm bracelet that comes sized from XS-XL. It’d be a treasured gift for any female writer.
52. USB Clock Fan
For that writer who has everything! This USB clock fan plugs right into your computer or any other USB port to cool you off and keep you informed of the time while you work.
So often we, as writers, think of the perfect line or perfect paragraph but are somewhere we can’t conveniently write it down, and we forget by the time we get to pad and paper. This audio digital voice recording device helps solve that problem so that we never miss a genius thought again. I like this particular device because you can record while it’s charging. It comes with 2 lanyards and 2 free eBooks.
If you want to help your writer go to the next level of efficiency, this Dragon Naturally Speaking Transcription Software will automatically transcribe for them the words they dictate, saving them precious time. Great idea for your student or executive too!
55. Godiva Chocolate
For that writer who has everything, who can go wrong with GODIVA chocolate? My favorite is their white chocolate. Whichever you choose, I can almost guarantee it will be appreciated.
I’d love to hear any other ideas you have, or maybe special gifts you have received, in the comments below!
May you be blessed as you bless others.