Gifts for writers and authors (2023–2024)

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Writers can be a difficult bunch to buy presents for. Here are some gift ideas for writers to make your gift-giving a breeze!

These affordable gifts for writers are perfect for Christmas presents, birthday presents, or any other occasion, to show your writer/author friends and family members that you support their hard work.

(You may also find a great gift on my post about best books for writers)

Stationery for writers

Legend Planner

Legend Planner

This planner has changed my life, no exaggeration. I use it for my writing, business (editor/proofreader) and life goals. It’s undated so there’s no reason to wait for 1 January to start getting organised. It also comes in lots of different colours.

Your writer friend can set yearly, three-monthly and monthly goals, then plan their writing each week. They can do a quick review at the end of each month to see if they’re on track. There’s so much more to it than that, but the last thing I have to mention is: there are motivational stickers. STICKERS!

Find out more about Legend Planners

Personalised engraved pen

Personalised engraved pen

I have a constant battle in my house to keep my stationery by my side. Various family members snaffle my stash until my pot is empty when I come to write.

This pen can be custom engraved with your friend’s name, which then lights up at a click. An affordable way for your writer to make sure no one else in their household touches their pen!

Find out more about the personalised pen

Postcards from Penguin

Postcards from Penguin

You might even want to get a set of these for yourself if you’re a reader. 100 iconic Penguin book covers, from crime to classics.

The orange-and-cream three-banded design is known the world over, and these postcards are a lovely memento of many of the books that feature this distinctive design.

Find out more about postcards from Penguin

Writing craft gifts

The Writer's Block

The Writer’s Block

With hundreds of pages and photographs, this cute block may be just the thing to encourage an idea to pop into a writer’s head.

Contained within this compact 3″ cube are tips, prompts and images that will get your writer friend thinking ‘outside the box’ (see what I did there?).

Find out more about The Writer’s Block

The Writer's Toolbox

The Writer’s Toolbox

This useful bit of kit was developed by a creative-writing teacher. Containing lots of different ways to get your writer friend’s creative juices flowing, they can say ta-ta to writer’s block.

It uses right-brain stimulation tips and tricks to help writers come up with new ideas for plots and characters, saving lots of time staring at a screen (or an empty page).

Find out more about The Writer’s Toolbox

Good Words Fast by Oliver Dirs

Good Words Fast by Oliver Dirs

This is a great idea – a thesaurus specifically developed for writers, authors, editors, journalists and others who work with the written word.

It contains 1,100 of the most common words that writers and editors come across, and gives genuinely useful alternatives. It’s like a fast-track thesaurus that cuts out the fluff.

Find out more about Good Words Fast

Fun gifts for writers

‘This is what an awesome writer looks like’ mug

The writer in your life (whether it’s you or a friend, colleague or family member) is awesome, right?

If you like the slogan but don’t fancy getting a mug, or want the mug in a different colour or with a different slogan, there is lots of other merchandise for authors!

Find out more about this mug for writers

Typewriter-shaped penholder

Typewriter pen holder

Here’s somewhere for your writer to store their favourite pens and pencils in style.

Most writers tap out their masterpieces on a laptop or desktop computer these days, but the typewriter remains the iconic tool of the author, and this pen holder will liven up their desk.

Find out more about the typewriter pen holder

Typewriter sticky notes

While we’re on the subject of typewriters, I love these! It’s an ingenious way to dispense sticky notes.

This will brighten up their writing space and ensure they always have a scrap of paper to hand for those moments of inspiration.

Find out more about these typewriter sticky notes

‘So many books, so little time’ socks

Socks. That staple seasonal gift. These are sure to go down a treat for your author or writer buddy.

These socks will be worn out by any book lover, not only writers and authors. Grab a pair as a stocking filler or an little extra present for the tree.

Find out more about these socks for book lovers

What have you found?

If you have any suggestions of gifts for writers, let me know in the comments. Your ideas could really help someone else find that perfect present!

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