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73+ Unique Gifts For Writers

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Are you looking for the best gifts for writers, poets, and bloggers? Find cool gifts for authors as well as fun and unique creative writing presents.  I’m not going to lie, this gift guide includes wine.

Gifts for Writers
Your Personal Gift Guide For Writers, Authors, Poets, Readers, Bloggers And Aspiring Writers.

This creative writing gifts guide originally published in 2018 and has been updated for 2019.

My Personal Writing Journey (And Why Gifts Are Needed)

Once upon a time, there lived a Mouse named Moe with his wife, Alyssa… And pretty much from there, they lived the great capitalistic American dream as far as my 5-year-old self could imagine: Moe and Alyssa bought a house, had children, and drove to work every day.

Rewriting this story for modern times, Moe and Alyssa would decide their corporate jobs sucked a*s, kids were not for them, and they’d find themselves drinking wine all over the world, blogging about it. Moe would tirelessly shoot pictures for Alyssa’s failing Instagram while Alyssa furiously tweeted her next #SundaySunset… Sound familiar?

REGARDLESS, from the moment I COULD write, I WANTED to write. Unfortunately, writing is not always easy or fun, whether a book or a blog. Other times, writing is like spewing rainbows and unicorn dust.

So what do you give the writer in your life to cheer them up, motivate, and reward them?

The Best Gifts For Writers:

  • Wine
  • Word Board Games
  • Writers’ Magazines
  • Inspirational Books
  • Grammar Books
  • Noise Canceling Headphones
  • Adult Coloring Books
  • Bookends
  • Bookish Gear Like Mugs, Socks & Writing Gloves
  • Notebooks, Journals & Planners
  • Pencils And Pens
  • Gift Cards
  • A Messenger Bag
  • Magnetic poetry

Below, find the coolest gifts for writers, authors, poets, and young and new writers (readers, too!) to brighten their day, inspire, or at least give you…I mean them…some crap to scroll through until you start writing again.

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Fun And Unique Gifts For Writers

Booze

Too soon? Should I have saved alcohol for say…number three?  Oops. 

Guys, I have a reputation to maintain, and I think we should start with the rewards from writing all day first: WINE! 

I love an oaky glass of wine, and who doesn’t want a glass paired perfectly with your dinner? Plus, isn’t there some study that red wine is fantastic for your heart?  Disclosure: I am not a doctor SO back off haters.

I also love Manhattans on the rocks.  This is what happens when you land in your mid-30’s:  You get old and so does your taste in booze.  Or more refined.  I am so damn refined. 

We recently started taking our cocktail making to another level too: we bought square ice cube trays so that we wouldn’t ruin our booze with lame, melty (boring and normal) ice cubes.

A few drinky drink cool gift ideas for authors and boozy accessories from Amazon:

Wine
Robert Mondavi makes my favorite oaked Chardonnay, too!
Gifts for writers including wine and ice cube trays
We definitely own the square ones for our home cocktail making.
Bring Me A Glass Of Wine Pink Socks
Because we all work from the couch sometimes…
Wine glass with saying I am not slurring my words, I am speaking cursive
“I’m not slurring my words. I’m speaking in cursive.” Gahaha!

A few more fun gifts for writers from Etsy:

Coffee MugCat Wine Glasses

P.S. If you love this wine gift idea, you might also want to check out my boozy and bubbly lovers’ gift guide here.

Novel Teas

Ok, ok. I get it. Not everyone drinks the harsh stuff. We don’t want to end up like those turmoiled writers.

Try out these Novel Teas to relax, inspire, and soothe.

Novel Teas

Mugs

Plus, you can make your teas in a creative writing mug…

Grammar Coffee Mug
First Lines Literature Mug

Jewelry, Totes, And Paper Weights (AKA Writing SCHWAG)

Looking for over 100+ non-bookish gifts for book lovers? Start here with TUL’s favorite literary gifts.  Who doesn’t love literary schwag to wear around the house, drink from, and just stare at as we write and type away?

Here are a few other bookish gifts for writers that you may enjoy:

Writing Block
Don’t annoy the writer mug
Book Club Wine Shirt
Harry Potter Coasters
The Little Prince Necklace
Writing Block
Don’t annoy the writer mug
Book Club Wine Shirt
Harry Potter Coasters
The Little Prince Necklace
Writing Block
Don’t annoy the writer mug
Book Club Wine Shirt
Harry Potter Coasters
The Little Prince Necklace

Bookends

Looking for fun gifts for authors? You cannot go wrong with bookends. I have tons of unique bookshelves that need a little organization, bling, and help.

Steampunk bookends
Stainless steel bookends
Gem bookends
I’d stare at these gems all day.

T-Shirts

I am a huge fan of collecting t-shirts for my yoga practice. Plus, I spend a lot of my days writing in leggings and fun clothes that I don’t normally wear out in public…sometimes.

Cool gifts for writers like Making Magic Happy T-shirt
Unique gifts for writers Write On Shirt
Word Shirt

Cool Gifts For Young and Aspiring Writers

Grammar and Writing Books

Going back to my English and history double major days as well as my recent MLIS grad experiences, you know about the MUST writing and grammar books.

As a librarian, that Writer’s Market BEAST is always publishing gold…or a Manhattan in solid form.

Strunk and White The Elements of Style
Does anyone else remember The Elements of Style from HIGH SCHOOL?
Eats, Shoots, and Leaves By Lynne Truss
I came across Eat, Shoots, and Leaves as a nonprofit grant writer.
Gifts for aspiring writers like Writer's Market 2019
If you are a writer looking to publish, Writer’s Market is for you.

Inspirational Books

Did you ever wonder what books inspire authors to write?  Below are a few that some of my favorite indie authors recommend:

Big Magic By Elizabeth Gilbert
1984
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

A few more of my own inspirational writing recommendations to make you think:

Quiet by Susan Cain
The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Don't Keep Your Day Job by Cathy Heller

Best Creative Writing Gifts

Word Board Games

We are a huge board game family when friends are in town. Board games pair nicely with booze.     

Yes, of course, we love Cards Against Humanity and Apples to Apples, BUT we also enjoy traditional wordy-nerdy board games.  When writers’ block hits…or procrastination with wine block/thirst distracts…why not crack out a game?

Creative Writing Gifts like Taboo Board Game
Scrabble
Upwords
Boggle Word Game
Apples to Apples Game
Bananagrams

Get even more Word Board Games ideas here.

Coloring Books

Sometimes when you need a break from writing, coloring is extremely soothing…unless you are obsessed with coloring inside those tiny a*s lines. Play some music, light a candle, and get your creativity on!

Relaxation Adult Coloring Books
Adult Coloring Book With Animal Designs
Creative Writing Gifts like a Lost Ocean Adult Coloring Book

Reading And Writing Subscriptions

Did you ever notice that the more you read, the better you write?  Growing up, I always learned that the best writers are readers.  Stories inspire us, teach us how to write, and let us travel to multiple worlds as well as through many perspectives without even moving.

Back in my long commuter days, I barely had time to sit down and read books.  However, those 2-hour car rides proved perfect for audiobooks.  Along with free library books from Overdrive and Hoopla, I took advantage of Audible deals.

Not to mention I live on Amazon Prime.  I love the discounts I find on amazon books and with two-day shipping, I am now happily drowning in my TBR pile. Plus, as a Prime member, you receive access to movies and music. I’m not going to hide: we place a Prime order or two every week.

I also love The New YorkerThe Economist, and Time Magazine.  Magazine subscriptions are pretty cheap these days and support media channels that could use a little extra love.

Specifically, magazines for writers, you might enjoy:

Gifts for writers like Writer's Digest
Poets & Writers Magazine
Fantasy and Science Fiction

Best Writing Gifts For Productivity And Organization

Notepads

I cannot even begin to count how many notebooks I have laying around in every corner of my house.  I use them to jot down blog ideas, record book review notes, and outline my blog posts. 

Some notebooks keep 1.2 gazillion passwords that will somehow get hacked anyway. Or, they are just wrong. Kills me every damn time. 

Other pads have lists of dreams and goals, sketches for merch, and Instagram captions. 

There might be a grocery list mixed in and a ton of freaking cat hair. But cats aren’t allowed on the tables, right? Never.

I think I need a notebook to catalog the notebooks. If you are going to clutter your home with paper, might as well make it cute:

Cool gifts for writers like a Donut Notebook
Dog Notebook
Dream Out Loud Notebook
Avocado and Rainbow Notebooks

Planners

I could not work, write, or function without a planner.  I need to see each week laid out with tasks that I can check off as well as content ideas for the month matched with short and long-term goals. 

My favorite planner? I use the Clever Fox Planner because it lets me write in my own dates, weeks, and months.  The planner looks like a bullet journal with space for me to map out my business plans and to make tasks pretty before they die.

Gifts for authors like the Clever Fox Planner

In case foxes aren’t your jam:

Customized PlannerWrite In 2 Week Planner

Fun Pencils and Pens

I truly believe that colorful or inspiring tools will rub off on your writing.  You are what you write with.  No wait, you write what you write with.

Rainbow Pencils
Grammer Correction Pencil
Literary Pencils
Shakespeare Pencils
Rainbow Pencils
Grammer Correction Pencil
Literary Pencils
Shakespeare Pencils
Rainbow Pencils
Grammer Correction Pencil
Literary Pencils
Shakespeare Pencils

A Messenger Bag

Everyone always wants to know why I carry a huge Vera tote. I usually bring along my laptop, book, umbrella, water bottle, and wallet when I am going on a trip or for an extended visit to the doctor’s office. These are just the BASICS, of course.

The best gift for writers and creative people like me is a GIANT a*s bag:

Messenger Bag
Messenger Bag With Straps

Best Gifts For Poets

I am not a poet. Believe me, I tried. I really did. But for my poet friends, I hope you’ll appreciate these fun gifts.

Magnetic Poetry

Fun Gifts For Poets like Original Magnetic Poetry
Magnetic Poetry for The Poet
Taco Magnetic Poetry
Squirrel Magnetic Poetry Kit

Writers’ Gloves

I’ve never quite understood writing gloves, but my hands freeze during these North Carolina mountain winters.

Plus, gloves just make me look official and seem totally legit–bad*ss even!

Writers' Gloves

Gift Cards

Poets are pretty creative, right? Why not give them a gift card to let them decide what will inspire their dreamy prose?

A Rhyming Dictionary

Did you know that my husband rhymed our wedding vows? Yup…it was super sweet and totally his jam. Sometimes, though, words just don’t rhyme well. I have just the solution:

The Complete Rhyming Dictionary
Merriam Webster's Rhyming Dictionary

Books Specifically For Poets

I am going to let these gifts for poets explain themselves…truly.

Nasty Women Poets Book
I Could Pee On This And Other Poems By Cats book

Funny Gifts For Authors Who Love Peace And Quiet

Aka distractions for…

The cats! I have 4…

A Cat Tree

Silly gifts for writers like a Cat Tree

My husband:

Noise Canceling Headphones

Bose Noise Canceling Headphones

My incessant phone checking:

A Hammer?

Funny gifts for authors like a hammer

Just kidding….maybe…

What is the best gift you have ever received or given relating to writers? What would you add?

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Rachel @ Never Enough Novels

Sunday 10th of November 2019

I saw the title of this post and literally went, Oh that's a fun idea! out loud haha. I'm by no means a writer, but I still love looking through all the neat products you found! I have that first lines of literature mug and use it practically every day. Also, my mother in law is asking for our Christmas lists right now, so this gave me some ideas to give her. And yes, they still ask us for Christmas lists even though we're 30 years old and have a kid haha.

I would also add that I love reading annotated books. Might be inspirational for writers? A lot of times they explain historical context, facts about the writer, and other interesting tidbits that go into writing a book!

Christine

Monday 11th of November 2019

Hehe! I am so glad that you agree ; ) I'm sooooo hoping to get one brand new (not updated) gift guide out this year that's all about my other *boozy* passion. I need more time in my life--which I am sure that you can relate to.

Um, don't you HAVE A BLOG?! That, my friend, makes you a WRITER. YUP.

My mom actually asks for Christmas lists too, which reminds me that I need to write my own. I am 35...sooooo....I won't be judging anyone. I always say that I don't want anything (it's true), but I can always come up with a list. Sadly, my Christmas present list is a little more boring as I get older. Caphalon frying pans always make the cut. Always.

I love the idea of annotated books. That is such a great idea--thank you so much for the suggestion.

Lauren Elena

Saturday 9th of November 2019

You seriously have an awesome list here!! Good job you! That Best mom ever cat wine glass cracked me up!? I like your bookend ideas too. One day when I actually organize my apartment and can make it pretty, I will get some. I also liked your inspirational book ideas. Cool that you mentioned 1984 and Pride and Prejudice. Speaking of the latter, those writing gloves are awesome!! They are words from pride and prejudice!! I love that! I really think I’m going to get those. My mom got me these fingerless gloves and I was like, “Why mom? They won’t be warm enough.” Then I started wearing them. So much easier to use your phone with them then with the gloves that have those thingamajigs built in that are supposed to help with that. I made it the whole cold NYC winter last year with just those fingerless gloves. Moral of the story. I gotta be nicer to my mom. This is my 2nd comment to you where I’ve demonstrated what a terrible daughter I am.?

Also LOVE banagrams! We got a lot of staff bonding time post Hurricane Sandy with bananagrams. That would probably take too long to explain but good times were had!

Can you please tell me what his rhyming wedding vows were? I’m DYING to know!! Sounds so sweet! Were people in tears or was it cute and funny?

OKAY...Best gift hands down is I Could Pee on This.?? I need that book of poems!!!

Loved your list!?

Christine

Monday 11th of November 2019

Thank you so much!

I will have to take a picture of the rhyming wedding vows. We have Tom's framed on one of my bookshelves. Hehe. Don't let me forget.

We always used to play Bananagrams in high school and then again when we were bored to death in Indo (when the power went out). I haven't played in a long time, though, and I miss it!

You are so not a terrible daughter. HAHA. Moms always know best. I actually own a pair of fingerless gloves (not writing) for that very reason. We were traveling, and I constantly needed my phone for directions and social media pics. It made my life so easy, and then you can just tuck your fingers in when you need to warm up. Brilliant. Living in NC, I think that I might actually invest in some writing gloves since it is so chilly lately. My old lady circulation blows.

Some of those book suggestions are from my indie authors--which are great, right? They really get ya thinking. Indie authors, like moms, always know best.

Barbara

Thursday 7th of November 2019

I love the wine socks and the T Shirts. I read The Power of Habit a few years ago and recommend everyone reads it, even if you aren't a writer. It's an eye opening book.

Christine

Monday 11th of November 2019

Yes, and I also think that these gifts are great for anyone and everyone. Most love a play on words or unique, thoughtful gifts. You can never go wrong with books.

Joy E. Rancatore

Sunday 3rd of November 2019

Great list!! I especially love that wine glass. I may have to gift a matching set of those to my sister and me! We speak fluent cursive when we're together. ;)

Christine

Monday 4th of November 2019

Thanks so much! I really love that wine glass too. I hope that you left the boozy wine glass up on your computer alllllll night. I'm AMAZING at cursive as well.

Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

Tuesday 18th of December 2018

I am freaking LAUGHING SO HARD at #1 and your "too soon?" Never, never too soon!

This is a great list of ideas for the readers and writers in our lives, thank you!

Christine

Wednesday 19th of December 2018

HAHA, a girl has to start somewhere, right?!

Thank you so much, book bestie! You have to tell me all about your holiday plans. I hope they are wonderful.