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Gifts for Writers

Updated on January 25, 2013

Gifts for Writers

Writers are easy people to buy gifts for, whether it's writing gifts for Christmas or writing presents for any other time of year. There's books, journals, software for writers, writing guides, and much much more that would all make fantastic and welcome gifts for us.

So this lens is kind of my indulgence - a list of creative and inspiring things that I would be delighted to receive as a writer, things I have received, and some items that are just too good to leave out.

If they make one writer happy, they might just make a lot of other ones happy too, whatever the occasion may be.

So if you know a writer, browse the suggestions below and find the perfect creative gifts for writers right here and right now. And if you're a writer, well, you might find some good hints to drop the next time someone asks you what you want!

You can also check out my other lenses on writing - Online Freelance Writing Jobs and Online Content Copywriting Jobs - you're guaranteed to be better off for doing so! Thanks for visiting.

What would my favourite writer gift be?

It would have to be notebooks - notebooks of all kinds. I love the hardback ones that look like proper books though. These are great to keep and refer back to in the future because they don't fall apart easily. They can also be ideal for working on writing projects you know you'll be doing for a while too.

I got a Squidoo notebook for Christmas last year and I've used it to jot down all kinds of ideas, suggestions and 'must do things' for my Squidoo lenses! It's ideal for the job and I'm glad I got it. It was an unusual but much loved gift.

Writer Gifts On Amazon

The Elements of Style (4th Edition)
The Elements of Style (4th Edition)

I'd been meaning to buy this for myself for ages, and when I finally did I wasn't disappointed. It's a thin volume but there's absolutely no waffle in it. Concise, to the point and relevant, it's definitely a book to keep on your writing desk at all times. Excellent value.

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

This is the kind of book that should be on every writer's shelf. A new and welcome angle on a familiar subject.

2007 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market (NOVEL AND SHORT STORY WRITER'S MARKET)
2007 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market (NOVEL AND SHORT STORY WRITER'S MARKET)

You've seen the excellent Writer's Market for non fiction. Now try the version designed to get fiction writers selling more of their work. This would make an excellent gift for any budding short story or novel writer.


Gifts for writers on eBay

EBay is packed with writing gifts. And if you're not going to see the person your gift is for, why not buy an ebook and email it to them? Creative gifts for writers can come in many forms...

Let me know here! And share your best, weirdest, most memorable writing related gift, whatever it may be...

What writing gift would YOU like to receive?

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      5 years ago

      i would like to have some of those nice journals

    • Allison Whitehead profile imageAUTHOR

      Allison Whitehead 

      8 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks Tipi - hope it helps!

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      8 years ago

      Great idea for gifts for those writers we know!

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      Sue Mah 

      8 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      Thanks for a great list. You have given me some ideas for my next present.

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      8 years ago

      I'm going to print this out and save it and when my husband asks me yet again what I want for Christmas I'm going to give it to him to read. Nice work.

    • Allison Whitehead profile imageAUTHOR

      Allison Whitehead 

      10 years ago

      Oh I know... it's tough but sometimes you just have to...

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      10 years ago

      My favorite writing gift is chocolate -- got to keep my energy up you know.


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