So you’re looking for a gift for a writer? In this post, you’ll find a curated list of the best gifts for writers, authors, and poets. I’ve organized them by gear, idea generation, apparel, coffee and tea, and writing accessories. Let’s get started!
Finding the right gifts for writers can often be challenging because you aren’t sure what they need.
Whether someone you love works from home as a freelance writer or is a self-published author, you can still find some great products that they will love. We found some of the best gifts for writers that you can give to both the adults and children in your life.
8 Idea Generation and Capture Gifts
Writers of all types can come up with fresh ideas anywhere and anytime. That is why many will find the idea generation and capture gifts useful.
These gifts help them keep track of their notes and ideas until they can sit down and flesh them out on a computer screen or with a pen and paper.
It comes with both a notepad and a pencil that have suction cups attached for sticking each piece to the shower wall or door.
Between three and six people can play on teams and as individuals as they compete to come up with new stories based on the cards in their hands.
Great Writers Finger Puppet Set
Designed to fit on the fingers, the puppets are four-inches tall and come with attached magnets for sticking on the fridge. The set includes Tolstoy, Woolf and Dickens putters too.
The Storymatic Classic
This game comes with hundreds of cards that have different phrases across the front. Those cards work together to create more than six trillion story combinations that they can use as they write.
Writer Emergency Pack
It comes with 26 cards that include tips that writers can use when they can’t come up with an idea or when they want to start writing. Those tips show them how they can look at the world and their ideas from different angles.
The Writer’s Toolbox
Created by a teacher who taught creative writing, it shows users how they can use their passions as they write. It also serves as a fun ice breaker and party game.
Writer’s Block Journal
As it has more than 300 pages, authors won’t feel wasteful as they turn their ideas and concepts into full stories and articles.
The notepad is spiral bound across the top, which makes it easy to flip it open and start writing. Both the cover of the pad and the pages inside aren’t affected by the weather outside.
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10 Writing Accessories Gifts for Writers
Though many people assume that authors today only work on computers and other electronic devices, many still rely on notebooks and pens.
They can keep track of their ideas and move to a computer later. The writer in your life might appreciate one or more of the following accessories as a gift.
Parker Fountain Pen
This set includes a fountain pen with chrome accents that writes smoothly and fluidly, several refills and a bottle converter that makes it easier to use the pen with ink.
Inside are blank pages that let them write as big or as small as they want. The journal also comes with two bookmarks to help the user keep track of important pages.
This pen comes in packaging that includes a picture of Hemingway on the outside. The pen itself has one of his most famous quotes on it about how authors should live before they write.
While ordinary staplers can jam and stick, this stapler can handle all the pages used to create a booklet and help the author secure his or her work before presenting it or sending it out.
Retro Typewriter Keyboard
Though it looks like a vintage typewriter, it functions as a mechanical keyboard to help them work as quickly as they need. The keys move smoothly and won’t stick, no matter how quickly they type.
Bose Noise Canceling Headphones
They come in three colors and block out ambient noises in the background. The headphones are also compatible with Alexa devices from Amazon for looking up information and ordering extra supplies.
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Dragon Professional (Speech to Text Software)
It allows authors to speak into a microphone and watch the words they say appear almost instantly on the screen, no typing necessary.
It shows authors details about improper word choice, misspelled words and some grammar mistakes and offers suggestions on how to fix those issues before they share their work.
It has a top that adjusts to change the angle of the computer screen and legs that keep the laptop stable. The desk has plenty of space for a computer and other accessories too.
Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock
They can adjust the settings to change the amount of light produced, which will wake them gently and lets them set the alarm before they go to sleep.
10 Coffee and Tea Gifts for Writers
Those who work in an office often have the benefit of coffee and snacks in the break room. Authors who work from home do not have that same luxury.
You can give them a reason to take a break from their work with some coffee and tea gifts that they can use daily.
Each bag contains the perfect amount of English breakfast tea to make a single cup of delicious tea that is perfect for the morning.
Coffee Desk Warmer
It comes with a special mug that sits on top of the warmer, which they can adjust and set to the temperature they want.
The kettle uses a unique type of glass that can stand up to sharp temperature changes and has an LED light that comes on when the water boils.
Classic Loose Tea Sampler (Black, Green, White, Herbal)
This set includes 28 different types of tea and mixes that use green, white and black teas. A single packet can make a 12-ounce cup.
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Ninja Coffee Maker
This model is suitable for individuals and groups because it can make large carafes and single cups based on the user’s settings.
Bean Box: Gourmet Coffee Sampler (All Roasts)
Featuring some of the best beans in the world, this set includes four bags of coffee that come from the best roasting houses in Seattle, the home of coffee. The coffee uses organic beans too.
Krups Coffee Grinder
It has different settings for adjusting the fineness of the finished power and can provide the perfect amount of ground coffee in seconds with the touch of a button.
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Shakespearean Insults Mug
This mug displays some of the most famous insults from his plays too. It can hold up to 12 ounces and is dishwasher safe.
It lets others know that if they annoy a writer, they might just become a character in an upcoming book. Though this mug is not dishwasher safe, it is safe to use in the microwave.
First Lines Coffee Mug
This first lines mug uses different colors to print a series of the first lines from some of the best books in history across the front. It is safe to uses in the microwave and dishwasher and can hold up to 12 ounces.
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9 Books about Writing
Famous authors often suggest that those who want to write read as much as possible first.
No matter how much experience your loved ones have, they might appreciate a few books about writing. These gifts can help them get through a bout of writer’s block and learn the tips and tricks of the trade.
Spunk & Bite (Book)
It goes over some of the techniques that writers use and offers suggestions on how to produce a book that modern customers will want to read. This book also includes tips on creating social media updates and writing for the web.
The Elements of Style
Authors will find tips on how to avoid common grammar mistakes too. You can buy a bound or digital copy of the book to give your author the updated version.
Finish this Book (Book)
Each page contains some phrases or information but asks readers to finish each page and eventually finish the entire book. It’s a good way to get authors to think creatively.
Little Red Writing Book
It includes 20 different principles that cover things such as writing for a wider audience and how to structure a novel. The book serves as a good introduction to those just starting out and those who need a little help.
Not everyone has time to sit down and read an entire book, which is why an Audible subscription is so handy.
It gives members access to thousands of audiobooks and lets them download those books to listen to at home and while on the go. Members can search for new titles added daily too.
A great gift for an author who loves reading is Kindle Unlimited. It provides unlimited access to the millions of books available through the Kindle app.
How to Give Kindle Unlimited as a Gift
- To give this as a gift, go to the Kindle Unlimited Gift page.
- Select “This is a gift” and then add to cart.
- Go to checkout.
- On the “Gift Options” page, select “Give Kindle Unlimited as a gift”.
- Fill in the recipients email and the date the membership should be sent. You can add a custom message for the gift recipient that will be sent in the email with the membership.
Readers can download up to five titles at a time and check out new books when they return one. A subscription gives the reader access to both modern and classic titles.
Writer’s Market (Book)
It includes both contact information for those publishers. The book also includes detailed information on how writers can query those publishers and submit their work.
Real Artists Don’t Starve (Book)
It offers strategies that they can use to make a living in today’s world and tips on how they can think creatively and still make money. This book is a great gift for writers who feel discouraged about their skills.
10 Decor and Apparel Gifts for Writers
While there are a number of different gifts that you can get for an author or writer, you might consider decor and apparel gift ideas.
With the right decorations for their homes and the perfect clothing, those authors can tell their visitors and the world what they love to do and what they get paid to do.
Library Card Scarf
This funky scarf recreates that experience because it has the design of one of those cards on the end. It even includes a line for the author’s name, the book title and its due date.
The End: Dramatic Bookend
Made from metal, it features a large black panel and the silhouette of a man who appears to stand up and catch the books stacked against the end. It can accommodate several hardbacks or paperbacks too.
Library Shower curtain
This curtain also features a gorgeous image of hundreds of antique books lined up on wood shelves across the front.
Typewriter Coaster Set
Though it looks like a classic antique typewriter, it comes with four coasters inside that protect against water damage. Each coaster features a design that looks like letter and number keys across the front.
This enamel pin is durable enough to wear every day without the finish wearing down or off. It features an outline of a typewriter with an inspirational quote across the front that reminds them to write.
“I Write” shirt
Some people think that writing isn’t a superpower, but this tee shirt may change their minds. “I write. What’s your superpower?” is a slogan used on the front of the shirt, which also features a small writing pen.
You can pick the right size for your author when you buy this cotton tee, which comes in sizes for men and women and kids.
“I Am Either Writing Or Thinking About It” shirt
Another shirt that the writer in your life might like is this writing tee, which comes in black and several other colors.
You can pick from youth sizes and fits designed for women and men. All shirts have writing across the front that tells others the wearer is either writing or thinking about writing all the time.
Personal Library Kit
They can finally feel comfortable letting others borrow some of their favorite titles without worrying that their friends won’t return those books.
It includes three candles in fun and unique scents that include New Books, Antique Books and Ancient Scrolls that they can burn at home while writing.
Distracted T Shirt
Authors get a kick out of this tee shirt because of the funny phrase across the front. The shirt comes in several colors and sizes and tells others that your author often gets distracted.
Which gift do you have your eye on? Did I miss something? Let me know below?