Well, friends! It’s that time of year again. Where we’re all going to be rushing out to find gifts for our loved ones. And for those of you who have a loved one in the writing field, here is the ultimate writers gift guide!
Of course, not every writer wants a gift related to what they do, but for most of us, what we do for work and what we do for fun is somewhat interchangeable. Not to mention, we tend to like things that help us write. Because we all know it can be a challenge at times!
Writers Gift Guide: What They Need
OK, need might be a subjective word. But here are some writer gift ideas that are based on actually writing.
Getting a writer a fancy new notebook is a cliche, but cliche’s are usually there for a reason. We can never have too many notebooks and pens, so go ahead, get them some new writing materials.
Some writers are really particular about their notebooks, but if you’re unsure, get something simple and elegant. For me, I like notebooks that aren’t too big and that can lay flat when opened. Add some nice pens and it’s a fantastic gift.
These are some good notebook options:
Helpful Writing Tools
There are a lot of things that can help with the inspiration side of writing, and those often make the best gifts.
Online writing courses are a great idea. Just make sure you know their schedule and interests ahead of time. Or, if you’re feeling extra generous, get them a membership to an online learning platform like Masterclass or SkillShare.
In terms of learning, books on writing are also good.
One of the tools that a lot of writers obsess over is the Astrohaus Freewrite. But, fair warning, it’s a bit pricey.
Another fun idea is a waterproof notepad to jot ideas while in the shower. (Because, trust me, they’ve been hit with sudden inspiration there before!) Or, get them a digital voice recorder they can use when on a roll.
Writers typically spend a lot of time in front of a computer, so anything that can help with that is going to be appreciated.
My top recommendation would be a pair of blue light blocking glasses. It can help with eye strain and even headaches! A seat cushion or even a new office chair is a great gift. And desk lamps and organizers are always useful.
Writers also drink a lot of coffee. So, try gifting them an electric coffee warmer they can keep on their desk.
Writers Gift Guide: What They Want
Alright, now for some of the really fun gifts!
Something to wear
Unless they happen to like getting all gussied up, there’s a good chance they spend a lot of time in cozy clothes. Which is why that’s a fantastic gift idea!
Get them some soft lounge wear, a cozy cardigan, or a fun literary scarf.
Something to Read
Honestly, you can never go wrong with books. Yes, we already have a million. But, does that mean we don’t want more? Of course not!
But, if you want to get them something more than just a book or two, there are some great ways to show your love.
Get them a book club membership (Book of the Month is a good one). Or, try giving a kindle or an audible subscription.
Related Read: Book List: Best Books To Read This Fall
Something to Relax
This doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with writing, other than the fact that it can sometimes be stressful. So, a thoughtful gift to encourage relaxation is really sweet.
As for what you should get, it depends on what they like, but there are a few things that you can never go wrong with. A comfortable throw blanket, for example. Bath products and candles are also good. Bonus points if you get a candle related to books!
That’s all I’ve got for today. Stay tuned for the next gift guide, though!