The best gifts for writers are the ones that will make them more comfortable as they hone their craft, and help them get over the dreaded writer’s block. Each of these gifts will show the writer in your life that you care and support them and their work.
Digital Voice Recorder
It’s a strange truth for writers that the best ideas always come when they are ill-prepared to write them down, but this Digital Voice Recorder will ensure they can always preserve their thoughts. Small enough to fit in their pocket, this recorder comes with three recording options, 3-minute charge, and 1 hour recording time.
The Bookworm Pencil Set
Readers and writers alike will adore jotting down their notes with this set of eight No. 2 pencils. Fun and useful, each of the eight pencils is stamped with a different phrase in gold lettering, from the ‘Page One’ delight of a new book, to the late night ‘Just One More Chapter’.
Creative people often doodle while they’re finding their inspiration, so let them daydream their way to their masterpiece with a Meditation Box. Filled with white sugar silica sand, this inspirational engraved box will allow them to write and draw with the stylus included, then smooth their etchings away when they’re finished.
English Usage Chart
There’s no doubt about it, the English language can be a tad confusing, so make it easier on a budding author with the English Usage Chart. Packed with useful info such as when to use there/their/they’re, and ‘everyone vs every one’, this poster will help them polish their work into an editor’s dream.
Hatch Ideas Notebook
A notebook makes an awesome gift for writers because they need to get those ideas down on paper when the muse strikes, but soft-cover pads can get scruffy. Treat them to this one, which is divided into three sections to help them develop their plot, and comes with a sturdy hard cover, too.
Hours and hours of writing can take its toll on the eyes, but this lamp will help them to see what they’re doing more clearly. Inspired by the traditional banker’s lamp, this vintage-style desk lamp comes with a choice of a wood or brass base, green shade, and handy pull-string switch.
Literary Insults Chart
Help them to be inspired by some of the writing world’s greats by hanging this Literary Insults poster on their wall. Absolutely covered in some of the most inspired put-downs of all time, this poster features slights by the likes of Charles Dickens, Dorothy L. Sayers, and of course William Shakespeare.
Post-it Super Sticky Notes
You never can tell when inspiration will strike, but when it comes from something they have read, sticky notes are a must-have. This pack of Post-It Super Sticky Notes will allow them to mark the pages that they need to revisit, and even collate them into categories with the different colors included.
X-ACTO Pencil Sharpener
Some people write better with a pen, and others – like Ernest Hemingway – prefer to write with a pencil. If you know a wordsmith who falls into the latter category, treat them to this X-ACTO electric Pencil Sharpener, which will keep leads sharp and reduce breakage so their creative flow is never interrupted.
Quartet Magnetic Whiteboard
Whether they use it for character development, world building, or just for scribbling down ideas as they come, a dry erase board is a highly useful tool for writers. This one has the added benefit of being magnetic, so those ideas scribbled on paper can be added to the board, too.
Framed Linen Fabric Pinboard
If they want something a little different to the usual notice board, how about this beautiful Kate and Laurel Calter Framed Linen Fabric Pin board? With a choice of frame colors to choose from, this unusual board is made from linen, and is perfect for pinning photos, clippings, and written notes.
It’s true that a good writer should be an avid reader, and if the scribe that you know enjoys reading the old fashioned way, help them to do it in comfort with a book stand. This one is made from gold plated metal and is super sturdy, so even the heaviest book will stay put.
The Fidget Pen
Procrastination is more productive when there’s something to do with the hands, and this pen is the perfect gift for writers who enjoy fidgeting while they think. Much better than simply clicking the pen on and off, the levers and pistons on this one offer a more satisfying alternative.
Roruban Pocket Memo A5 Notebook
Make sure they always have paper to jot down their ideas with an A5 pocket-sized Rollbahn notebook. Available in a range of colors, this spiral-bound book comes with 70 sheets with a 5mm grid design, strong metal spiral bindings, and an elastic strap to keep the notebook closed.
This book will be a boon for any disorganized writer, as the pages can be taken out and rearranged as many times as they need. Available with a black or blue vegan leather cover, the 55 sheets have a magnetic strip that allows the pages to be moved without tearing or damaging the paper.
Typewriter Key Necklace
Whether they write for business or pleasure, you can keep the theme going with one of these awesome necklaces. Suspended on an 18 inch sterling silver ball chain, the pendant is made from a sterling silver-set vintage typewriter key, and would make a great alternative to the classic initial pendant.
First Edition Book Cover Art Print
If they have a favorite classic book, treat them to a print of the original first edition, framed in birch wood and acrylic glass. With classics like Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, these high quality prints will make a stunning addition to their home or office wall.
4 DIY Gifts for Writers
Here’s a way to make a beautiful journal for them so they can write down all of their thoughts from the day. This may include new ideas for new stories, or parts from their actual book or screenplay. It’s handmade so it shows it was made with care.
All good writers are avid readers, and you can help them keep track of the different books they’re reading with these do-it-yourself bookmarks. These are made with specific journaling cards, but you can also follow the steps with other similar sized cards.
They can keep a steady supply of pens and pencils handy with this writer’s tote. This gift will work best if they’re writing retro style with manual instruments like pens and pencils instead of a computer. Some writers say it helps them get the thought out better.
If they already have a journal you can help keep it nice by making this wrap for it. They also show you how to make bookmarks, so you can give them a way to protect their journal and keep their place at the same time.