The best gifts for writers are a little bit more than the usual book or journal that’s always at the top of everyone’s list.
Even though we love reading and writing, it doesn’t mean we just want books as gifts. Think outside the box and get creative with getting the right gift for a writer.
With that in mind, I’ve compiled these 77 plus best gifts for writers that are different, unique, and will make the writer in your life adore you even more.
What Are Good Gifts for Writers?
The gift suggestions below range from under $10 to the more luxurious options over $100 if you have a bigger budget and really want to treat the writer you have in mind.
The Writer’s Toolbox is a 64-page booklet filled with exercises and instructions that focus on a “right-brain” approach to writing.
This toolkit inspires writers with lots of creative prompts to get the juices flowing and put you in the right mindset to create. BUY NOW.
I get my very best ideas in two places – while sleeping and while taking a shower.
However, it’s really sucky when the idea slips my mind by the time I’m out of the shower.
With the Aqua Notes Water Proof Note Pad, those days are a thing of the past.
This waterproof notepad can be mounted on the shower wall and you can note down as many ideas as you want. BUY NOW.
Reading Nook Materials
A reading nook is a cozy little space where a writer can retreat to read, relax, meditate, and more.
Below are some great reading nook materials every writer is sure to love:-
This reading nook tea is a signature blend of rose, lavender, and chamomile created for relaxing while reading and writing. Decaf version also available.
Plum Deluxe Teas are natural, organic, and hand-blended in small batches to ensure freshness. BUY NOW.
You can take this tea gift for writers up a notch by gifting a monthly tea subscription. Learn more here.
This literary candles set for writers is handmade and includes 3 candles that smell like different versions of books – antique books, new books, and ancient scrolls.
The candles are made from natural soy wax, handcrafted to order in reusable glass jars with lids, and shipped in a white gift box. BUY NOW.
Succulents are a great way to create a relaxing and nurturing mind space and bring a touch of nature to a reading nook.
These succulents are pre-planted in a beautifully designed and sturdy planter box and are available in different designs and options.
They can also be customized with unique cover sleeves. BUY NOW.
This smart table lamp is a great writer gift and works with iOS and Android. It is also Alexa and Google Home enabled.
It provides a soft warm to crisp white light and there are 16 million colors to choose from with the tap of a finger. BUY NOW.
Book subscriptions are a great gift for a writer to get more reading into their schedule and try out new authors and genres.
Book subscription boxes don’t just contain books. They also include reading and writing themed items and other additional goodies.
You can get book subscription gifts for a one-time, monthly, or quarterly delivery. You can cancel at any time.
Book of the Draw contains highly rated fiction books in contemporary, historical, literary, mystery, thriller, and chick-lit/romance genres.
There’s an option for 1 or 2 books shipped monthly and starts from $7.25/month. BUY NOW.
Fantasy Monthly Classic Box contains a YA fantasy novel, 2 artist-created bookmarks, 1 artist-created print, 1 bookclub card, and 1 Fantasy Monthly exclusive button.
It also includes an invitation to an online book club as well and starts from $16.66/month. BUY NOW.
Each month, Peruse Book Club sends 1 book, 3-4 hand-picked items, themed recipes, and discussion questions to subscribers.
Mystery, Fiction, and Young Adult Club to choose from and starts from $38/month. Use code SAVEMORE at checkout for $15 off! BUY NOW.
Unplugged Book Box ships a great book, 4 to 6 bookish self-care or novelty products, and exclusive activities to help writers unplug and focus on themselves.
Available in Young Adult or adult fiction and starts from $38.00/month. BUY NOW.
For even more book subscription gift ideas, have a look at this comprehensive compilation.
Every writer needs a great and handy backpack for their laptop, Kindle reader, notepads, books, and other writer doodads.
The backpack gift for writers should be sturdy, reliable, have lots of storage, and stylish all at the same time.
Best of all, it’s also expandable and available in 3 sizes and various colors. BUY NOW.
I’ve had my KnackBag for about a year now and I love it. It’s in my favorite color too and it’s quite sturdy.
Digital Voice Recorder
A digital voice recorder is great for recording interviews and noting down random ideas at inopportune moments.
These digital voice recorders are slim, fit easily into a pocket, are built to last, and make an ideal gift for a writer.
Literary Themed Socks
Literary-themed socks are for book lovers. They’re cute and perfect for curling up with a good book next to the fire on a cold day.
These literary-themed socks are mid-calf to knee-high and made from soft and stretchy material.
Literary Themed Tote Bags
Like literary-themed socks, literary-themed tote bags are for book lovers and usually sport clever quotes about reading and writing.
The tote bags for writers are versatile and made out of sustainable canvas material
Clever Quotes Drink Ware
These clever quotes drinkware for writers and readers are fun to have on the work desk and come in various designs, colors, and sizes.
Professional-quality headphones are perfect for blocking out the world and getting into the right creative mind space, at home, in the library, or in a coffee shop.
The noise-canceling headphones are top of the line and loved by writers universally.
Kindle Unlimited Subscription provides unlimited access to over one million e-books across hundreds of categories.
Kindle Unlimited subscribers also get access to magazines like People, Reader’s Digest, Eating Well, and more.
Kindle Unlimited gift subscriptions for writers are available in 6, 12, or 24 months option. BUY NOW.
Amazon Audible features a wide collection of audiobooks, podcasts, and originals – hundreds of thousands available.
Amazon Audible gift subscriptions for writers are available in 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months option. BUY NOW.
For the writer who doesn’t mind reading books on a screen, the Kindle Paperwhite is a great gift idea.
Kindle Paperwhite is thin, lightweight, and glare-free. It’s also waterproof and has been tested to withstand accidental immersion in water.
Kindle Paperwhite is available in 8GB and 32 GB as well 4 colors with a fabric cover included. BUY NOW.
Ok, so I said we don’t want books as gifts but we don’t mind a gift card to buy books we want at a later date.
Literary Quotes Throw Pillows
These literally themed throw pillows will look great in a reading nook or on a writer’s favorite couch and/or creative space.
Your favorite writer can have a relaxing bath while reading a book with this luxury bamboo bathtub caddy.
The specially designed bathtub caddy also includes lots of space for wine, snacks, phone, towel and more. The caddy is fully adjustable. BUY NOW.
Ergonomic Office Furniture
Writers spend a significant amount of time sitting at their computers sweating blood, tears, or words. This can take a toll on the posture and joints over time.
An ergonomic item for the writing desk is a great gift for writers at any time of the year.
Ergonomic office furniture is designed for efficiency and comfort, and prevent stress on the joints.
How adorable are these bookends designed to spell out “Writer.” They are made from solid steel and finished in hammered black.
This artisan can also create customized bookends if required. BUY NOW.
Writing courses are a great way for writers to hone their skills and learn new writing styles. Some of the most popular and best courses for writers on Udemy include:-
To gift a writing course, navigate to the course landing page and click, Gift This Course, on the left-hand side of the page.
Enter recipient’s name, email address, and delivery date. You can also enter a personal message for them if you wish.
Etsy is a global marketplace for independent artisans and creators to display and sell vintage and handmade creations.
The items on Etsy are unique and a writer would find many themed items they would love.
Etsy gift cards are available in denominations of US$25 to US$250 and are deliverable by email. BUY NOW.
When the muse really grabs a hold of a writer, getting ready for the day and dressing up is the last thing on your mind.
A good pair of comfy lounging pajamas that go from day to evening effortlessly fits in perfectly for these types of days.
Etsy has a wide range of elegant lounging pajamas in various styles, colors, and sizes. Check them out HERE. Personalization options are also available.
Writer’s Digest described this Writer Emergency Pack as, “Your portable tool for story resuscitation (or simply creativity rejuvenation).”
Even the very best writers become short of ideas sometimes.
Consisting of 26 illustrated idea cards with helpful suggestions, it’s easier to come unstuck with the Writer Emergency Pack. BUY NOW.
A lap desk is great for the writer who creates in bed. Lap desks protect the lap and create some space between you and the electromagnetic frequency radiation.
Most lap desks allow for proper laptop ventilation and also have a phone slot and/or slot for a coffee cup so you can continuing fueling.
These keep calm motivational balls are fun and a great gift for writers to destress when they hit a creative road block.
The stress balls come in a set of 4 in different colors with different motivational sayings on each one. BUY NOW.
Coffee subscriptions are an optimal way to keep a writer going when you just don’t want to leave your creation behind.
And with these coffee subscriptions, there are several options available every month plus additional themed items.
For even more coffee subscription box options, have a look at this comprehensive compilation.
These gorgeous literary themed scarves will keep your write friend warm and cozy. They are also stylish and go with almost any outfit.
Help a writer get a little motivation while using a pencil with this set of 5 pencils stenciled with motivational text.
The pencil set is available in different colors and hand-assembled into a protective plastic sleeve. BUY NOW.
This is a gift for the writer who’s also a chocoholic. Mystery Chocolate Box contains artisan-quality chocolates.
Every month, 3 full-sized mystery chocolate bars are shipped to subscribers and the recipient has to guess what each chocolate is.
Mystery Chocolate Box donates meals to charity for every mystery box sold. BUY NOW.
This beautifully designed mug has motivational text on the front and the writer’s name on the back.
The mug is handmade and available in 2 sizes. Help a writer stay motivated with this great writer gift. BUY NOW.
Book in a Bag Kit is a collection of writer essentials for turning ideas into words on paper.
The kit contains materials and cards for writers to organize their ideas and get on with the business of crafting stories. BUY NOW.
This writers necklace gift is crafted in antique gold-tone and pink enamel and finished with a personalized initial charm.
The chain is available in various lengths and can be customized with a birthstone as well if required. BUY NOW.
Still need more ideas, check out even more writer gifts at the links below:-
For more gift ideas for writers, visit my Writer Gift Guides archives.
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