As an author, and one who has many writer friends, I wanted to offer you some of my top recommendations for the writer on your Christmas list.

In previous posts, I shared some of my best gift suggestions that are sure to please even those on your list who seem to have everything (36 Great Christmas Gifts for 2020 that You Can Find on Amazon). My family loves stockings almost more than the gifts under the Christmas tree, so in another post I gave you some of my best stocking stuffer suggestions (60 Top Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teens, Adults & In-Laws). I also shared suggestions for the reader on your gift list from my list of most recent favorite books (32 Great Christmas Gifts for Readers and Book Lovers {Perfect for Christians}).

May 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 also as a way for others who are searching for that perfect book to have the opportunity through your reviews to decide if my books are right for them.

Because so many have asked about some of my favorite gifts for writers, I’ve given you some of my top recommendations below.

(There are affiliate links in this post, meaning, if you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a commission (at no extra cost to you)).


1. Perfect Card for Writers

Best card for writers - PopLife typewriter

While the impetus for this list was holiday gift giving, I couldn’t resist sharing this perfect birthday card for writers. It’ll be sure to please your favorite writer! Buy it from Amazon

2. I am Either Writing or Thinking about it PopSockets Grip and Stand

Popsockets grip and stand for writers

Let’s face it…as writers, we often scroll our phones and tablets for information and need them at the ready. This little grip and stand is so convenient and cute while practical. Buy it from Amazon

3. Out of Print Literary Book Themed Unisex Socks

Literary book themed socks

These fun socks would be a great gift for your favorite writer friend. They look like the old fashioned library card. Who wouldn’t love to imagine their book being repeatedly checked out of the library? Buy it from Amazon

4. Aqua Notes Water Proof Note Pad

Aqua Notes Waterproof Note Pad

Have you ever had that “perfect idea,” stroke of genius, or even remembered something you didn’t want to forget while you were in the shower? Here’s your answer: the water proof note pad that hangs in your shower and lets you jot down a note before you even dry off. Perfect idea for everyone on your list from writers to busy moms to executives on the go. Buy it on Amazon

5. Uchida Le Pens

Ucheda le pens best gift for writers and authors

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. Buy it from Amazon

6. Zebra Pen Mildliner, Double Ended Highlighters

Zebra pen highlighters make the perfect gift for a writer or author.

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! Buy it from Amazon

7. Gel Highlighters

Sharpie gel highlighters 4 pack of yellow

I’m always highlighting, but what I like about these particular highlighters is that they don’t bleed through the pages which is particularly important to me when I’m highlighting on thin paper like most translations of the Bible or some other text. Buy it from Amazon

8. BIC Velocity Pens

Smooth gliding pens are perfect for the writer or author on your shopping list.

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. Buy it from Amazon

9. 1200 Piece Sticky Tabs, Flags, and Notes

Help your writer keep organized with this 1200 piece sticky tab collection.

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. Buy it from Amazon

10. 2021 Planner: Make Your  Dreams Happen

2021 Planner: Make Your Dreams Happen

A new planner is on most people’s list by the end of December. This planner gives weekly and monthly views, with a flexibly hardcover, and useful tabs.  Buy it from Amazon

11. Magnetic Dry-Erase Board

This dry erase board helps writers plan, organize and keep track of details.

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. Buy it from Amazon

12. Post-It Easel Pad

Keep all your sticky notes organized and easily move them around with this post it easel.

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. Buy it from Amazon

13. Vintage Wax Seal Stamp Set

Indulge the writer on your list with this wax seal stamp kit.

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. Buy it from Amazon

14. Keep Calm & Write On Christmas Snowflake Porcelain Ornament

This Christmas ornament reminds the writer to keep calm and write on!

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! Buy it from Amazon

15. Vintage Typewriter Blown Glass Ornament

Vintage typewriter blown glass ornament for the writer or author in your life.

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. Buy it from Amazon

16. Just Write Antique Typewriter Luggage Tag – set of 2

Just Write antique typewriter luggage tags are the perfect gift for writers.

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.” Buy it from Amazon

17. Novel  Teas

Novel Teas, 25 individual tea bags

Contains 25 individual English Breakfast tea bags individually tagged with literary quotes. Makes a sweet gift for a book lover or bibliophile when combined with the tea spoon above and a great book. Buy it from Amazon

18. Book Light for Reading in Bed at Night

Book light for reading in bed at night

When you’ve found that book that you just can’t stop reading, and you want to continue whether in the car or sharing a bed, this perfect little book light will come to the rescue. Buy it from Amazon

19. A Line a Day Journal: 5 year Memory Book

Don't forget the significant things in life - write about them one line a day.

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. Buy it from Amazon

20. 5-Piece Typewriter Coaster Set (a personal favorite of mine!)

A unique and creative coaster set for writers and authors.

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! Buy it from Amazon

21. Retro Typewriter Pencil Holder

Retro typewriter pencil holder

Long gone are the days when writers use a typewriter to pen their words, but that doesn’t mean writers don’t love the nostalgia of the typewriter. This typewriter pencil holder will help organize your favorite writer’s desk.
Buy it from Amazon

22. Personalized 30 oz Tumbler with Straw and Lid

Personalized 30 oz tumbler with straw and lid

I love this. Lets you personalize a tumbler for that special person in your life with your own phrase, or logo, quote, or even Bible verse. Buy it from Amazon

23. Writing Prompts

Writing Prompts

Every writer has experienced writer’s block at some point or another. This gift includes 150 intellectually stimulating writing prompts to help writers begin their journaling process, cure writer’s block, build creative writing, and improve their writing skills. Buy it from Amazon

24. Literary Gift Poster

Literary gift poster

For the writer in your life, their sure to enjoy this literary poster with funny quotes from great authors. Buy it from Amazon

25. Literary Themed Zipper Pouch

Literary Themed Zipper PouchEvery writer has a stash of pens, pencils, and highlighters, and this is the perfect zippered pouch to carry around essentials from home to their favorite writing jaunt or coffee house. . Buy it from Amazon

26. Writer Cap

An adjustable closure ballcap makes the perfect gift for the writer in your life.

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. Buy it from Amazon

27. I’d Rather be Writing Cuff Bracelet

I'd rather be writing silver colored cuff bracelet

I love this simple cuff bracelet that expresses the heart of every writer. Simple yet stately. Buy it from Amazon

28. Sense and Sensibility Book Scarf

A gift for the writer that pairs all things written with fashion in this Sense and Sensibility book scarf.

What a fun way to pair an author’s love of all things written with fashion. Other classic designs available too. Buy it from Amazon

29. I Carry Your Heart Writing Gloves

Fingerless gloves are perfect for the writer on your shopping list.

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. Buy it from Amazon

30. Do Not Disturb Writer at Work Doorknob Sign

Do Not Disturb - Writer at Work doorknob sign for the writer on your list.

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. Buy it from Amazon

31. Feather Quill Calligraphy Pen and Ink Set

Quill and calligraphy pen with ink for the writer or author on your gift list.

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. Buy it from Amazon

32. Born to Write Key Chain

Affirm the writer on your Christmas list with this encouraging message - they were Born to Write Key Chain.

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! Buy it from Amazon

33. Messenger Bag

Messenger Bag

This waterproof, genuine leather canvas briefcase/shoulder bag/satchel is perfect for the writer who needs to pack up their laptop, files, and writing accoutrements and head to the library or their favorite coffee house. Buy it from Amazon

34. It’s a Good Day to Write Coffee Mug

A coffee mug gift to remind the writer that every day is a good day to write.

I absolutely LOVE this mug. Every day is a good day to write. Sometimes we just need the visual encouragement. Buy it from Amazon

35. Team Oxford Comma Coffee Mug

This great gift will bring a smile to your writer's face - to use or not use the Oxford comma.

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. Buy it from Amazon

36. Writer (noun) = a person capable of transforming caffeine into books. Coffee Mug

A great gift for writer's who transform caffeine into books.

A humorous mug for writers. One of my favorites. This one should go on my list! Buy it from Amazon

37. “Writer Powered by Chocolate” Mug

Writer powered by chocolate coffee mug is the perfect gift for a writer.

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! Buy it from Amazon

38. Books Insulated Travel Mug

Books Insulated Travel Mug

This 17 ounce double wall vacuum insulated stainless steal travel mug is a fun way for your writer to take their cup of java on the road in writerly style! (I just may need to get one for myself!) [insert Amazon Affiliate Link Here]
Buy it from Amazon

39. The Writer’s Emergency Pack

The Writer's Emergency Pack


This emergency pack includes 26 illustrated cards with helpful suggestions and specific tips to help writers craft the perfect story. Buy it from Amazon

40. Writer Throw Pillow Cover

Writer Throw Pillow Cover

What a fun throw pillow cover to help decorate your favorite writer’s writing nook. One side says “Just One More Chapter,” while the other says, “Nope, Not Done Yet.” Buy it from Amazon

41. Alcohol-Based Dual Tip Art Markers

Alcohol-based dual tip art markers

These waterproof, smudge-proof dual tip markers are great for storyboarding or detailed writing tasks. Gorgeous colors, kept neat in a storage box. Buy it from Amazon

42. The Writing Manifesto Print

The Writing Manifesto Print

As an author, sometimes we forget why we do what we do, especially when the words don’t flow. But this will provide writing inspiration for your favorite writer’s workspace. Buy it from Amazon

43. Writer’s Keep Calm Plaque

Humorous plaque for the writer on your shopping list: Keep calm and proofread carefully.

Proofreading is essential for the best of writers. Humorous plaque for your writer: “Keep Clam & Proofread Carefully” in multiple colors and 5 sizes. Buy it from Amazon

44. Luxury Wooden Ballpoint Pen Gift Set

Luxury Wooden Ballpoint Pen Gift Set

I don’t know any writer that doesn’t already have too many pens and journals, but there is something so elegant about this beautiful wooden ballpoint pen gift set with gel ink refills. It belongs on any writer’s desk. Buy it from Amazon

45. Adjustable Laptop Stand

Adjustable Laptop Stand

This adjustable laptop stand functions as a portable desk and is perfect for use in bed, or in a recliner or on the sofa. It offers two built in fans, a mouse pad, and USB cord. Buy it from Amazon

46. I Write What’s Your Superpower Coffee Mug

I Write: What's Your Superpower Coffee Mug

This humorous mug is a perfect way to encourage your favorite writer, and encourage them to do what they live to do, while letting them drink their favorite cup of java or tea to stay fueled for the writing session ahead. Buy it from Amazon

47. Wall Hanging

Wall hanging plaque

Inspirational wall hanging for writers: “If you can’t find the book you want to read, Write it!” It just might be the encouragement the writer you know needs to keep going. Buy it from Amazon

48. Huggaroo Microwavable Neck and Shoulder Heating Pad

Microwavable heating pad to relieve pain and stress for the writer on your list.

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 couple variations of this. Buy it from Amazon

49. Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones with Built-In Mic

Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones with mic are the perfect solution for the writer needing to block out noise.

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. Buy it from Amazon

50. Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker

Keurig single serve coffee maker is a hit for any writer on your Christmas list.

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! Buy it from Amazon

51. Keurig Coffee Lover’s K-Cup Variety Pack

Make sure your writer is never without inspiration or caffeine with this 40 count k-cup variety pack of coffee.

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. Buy it from Amazon

52. Ideal Lighting with Night Setting

This light is an ideal gift for the writer who spends hours in front of the computer screen.

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. But it from Amazon

53. 2 in 1 Digital Voice Recording Device & Flashdrive

A digital voice recording device helps writers never miss another genius thought again.

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. Buy it from Amazon

54. Dragon Naturally Speaking Transcription Software

Give your write the gift of efficiency with the Dragon transcription software.

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! Buy it from Amazon

55. Godiva Chocolate

Godiva Chocolate - a gift for the writer who has everything.

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. Buy it from Amazon

56. Starbucks Gift Card

Writers are fueled by caffeine so Starbucks' gift cards make the perfect gift.

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. Buy it from Amazon

57. Amazon Gift Card

Amazon gift cards are great gifts for writers and authors

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! Buy it from Amazon

58. App Store & iTunes Gift Card

iTunes Gift Card

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. Buy it from Amazon

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.


As an author, and one who has many writer friends, I curated this list of my top recommendations for the best gifts for writers. They're not just for Christmas! Great for birthdays and other days throughout the year, too. #Christmas #gifts

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