Are you a writer looking for inspiration? Or maybe you’re searching for a gift for a writer? As someone who has loved writing for years, I can say I know a thing or two about the kind of gifts writers would love to receive. (If my family is reading this, take notes.) Here, we’ve gathered the best gifts for writers that can help them spark creativity or just get some enjoyment out of their day.
To make things even easier for you, we’ve divided our gift list into 3 sections: useful gifts for writers, subscription boxes, and a few gift ideas that aren’t actually useful but are pretty cool. Scroll down to see them all!
Useful Gifts for Writers That Help With the Writing Process
1. “The Only Character Workbook You’ll Ever Need” Workbook
Everyone needs to start somewhere when writing a book, and the best place to start is with the characters. This workbook allows you to flesh out 12 primary characters, 24 secondary characters, and 108 minor character mini-descriptions. There’s also sections that help with character groups/lists, family trees and relationship maps, as well as reference lists and extra note pages. This is the only book you’ll need to create characters for your story and will allow you to really go in-depth with your character creation.
2. “Plot Development” Book
Whether you’ve made your characters or not, Plot Development is the perfect guide for outlining your story, no matter where you are in its creation. This outline guides you through how to create your characters, which outlining methods to use, plot enhancement, developing your chapters and creating more engaging events, as well as how to review, edit, and finalize your story. This is a wonderful companion to the character creation workbook previously listed above.
3. Book Binding Kit
Have you ever wanted to bind your own personalized book? With this bookbinding kit, that’s now possible! Included are a bone folder and crease maker, waxed thread, needles, and more tools that are good for bookbinding or even book repairing. All you need is your pages (or blank ones, if you’re starting without a story yet made), yourself, and your determination to get it done.
4. Creative Block Bamboo Box
Everyone gets stuck with writer’s block at some point – and if you haven’t, what’s your secret?
Creative Block is filled with breakthrough suggestions from other artists and scientists and is strategically designed to get you into a new headspace so you can continue writing. It’s meant to inspire you, not torture, and while it isn’t quite magic, it can certainly produce some magical results and inspiration. All you have to do is stay open and try your best!
5. The Writer’s Toolbox
A different approach to writer’s block is the Writer’s Toolbox, which includes games and exercises for the write- I mean, right side of your brain. Included are creative prompts and samples, 60 exercises and creative games, and an overall fun way to get back into the “write” mindset.
6. TechOrbits Standing Desk Converter
A very useful tool for writers is a standing desk. ” Wait, I have to stand while I write?!” Believe it or not, standing while writing can actually help the creative juices flow. Sitting for a large time can leave you lethargic and achy, which isn’t good for the writing process. Standing up from time to time allows you to stretch your muscles and prevents your limbs from going numb – nobody wants that when they’re trying to concentrate, right? Right. Available in black, white, or brown wood.
7. Blue Light Blocking Glasses
For the writers that sit and stare at a screen all day, these glasses are a great investment to consider. Staring for too long can lead to health problems, and while you can’t necessarily limit your exposure to blue light, you can definitely protect yourself while you work. These help minimize (not completely prevent!) the effect of blue light on your eyes so you can protect your sight. Available in black/blue, black/red, and brown, as well as 0.0 x, 1.0 x, 1.25 x, and 1.5 x magnification strength. (This one makes a great stocking stuffer for writers!)
Happen to be an artist as well as a writer or have an artist friend you’d like to give a gift? Check out our best gifts for artists guide too!
8. Copper Compression Hand Gloves
When writing, be it typing or handwriting, it’s also important to care for your hands and wrists. Copper Compression gloves can help reduce (not completely prevent!) the risk of carpal tunnel, arthritis, tendonitis, or otherwise stiff and achy muscles, tendons, and joints. This allows for you to use your hands freely while still protecting your hands as much as you can. After all, you can’t write if you can’t use your hands!
9. Plixio Memory Foam Seat Cushion
Another support we recommend is using a chair cushion to support your lower back and tailbone. Sitting in a chair with little to no support can lead to an elevated risk of lower back pain can deprive you of lumbar back support. This pillow set provides sciatica, coccyx, back, and tailbone pain relief and support while you sit at your desk (or other preferred writing seat). This makes an excellent companion to the adjustable standing desk, so you can be supported while you sit and take a break by standing.
10. Everlasting Comfort Foot Rest
Having a foot rest while you are seated can help with blood circulation and can also lessen foot pressure. This comfy cushion is the perfect foot rest, and the memory foam provides excellent foot posture support. We recommend pairing these, the back cushions, the hand gloves, the blue light glasses, and the standing desk converter to optimize your writing experience and atmosphere – or pick and choose which ones you believe will benefit you most.
11. Umbra Bamboo Bathtub Caddy
Have you ever taken a bath and suddenly come up with something related to your writing? This caddy allows you to write AND be cozy in the tub. It’s also good for holding books, journals, a kindle, or even a laptop so you don’t have to press pause on your writing or reading. Comes in grey, natural, walnut, and white. Alternatively, you could also buy a shower caddy instead.
12. Rite In The Rain Waterproof Spiral Notebook
Ever had shower thoughts you wished you could write down? Or been out in the rain when a breakthrough hit you? This notebook is the perfect solution, given its weatherproof paper protects your writings from getting wet. Available in a variety of colors as well as a variety of packs.
Subscription Boxes for Writers
13. Classic of the Month Club
This monthly subscription comes with a classic novel and your choice of four luxury tea pyramids or four cups of fresh medium ground coffee. The cover designs are exclusive to the box and can’t be found anywhere else. Perfect for relaxing with a favorite when you need time away from writing.
14. Wildflowers and Ink
This box allows you to learn about new writers and writing methods, as well as reading a new poem each month and learning about the poet. You’re given the tools to write based off the given prompts and spark creativity by reading something new. A great gift for reading and writing lovers who are looking for a new book to devour and find inspiration.
15. The Wordy Traveler
The Wordy Traveler is a great gift for the writer that wants to travel but isn’t able to. Each quarter brings a new book by travel writers and local authors. The Full Suitcase comes with three books, fine art print, free trade organic tea, and some special gifts to set the mood. The Backpacker comes with everything in the Full Suitcase, but only one book. Plus, a portion of the proceeds go to help women and children around the world.
16. Busy Bee Stationary
For the writers that love letters, the Busy Bee Stationary box includes items that support and inspire creativity regardless of if you prefer writing, journaling, stationary, or even note-taking. Included are 5-10 products like pens, stationary, planners, stickers, and more!
Another stationary club, SCRIBEdelivery offers at least one pen and one notebook as well as other stationary-related items. If you love collecting notebooks, this one’s specially curated designs are for you.
18. The Inky Box
The Inky Box is dedicated towards providing a selection of lettering and calligraphy tools such as brush pens, watercolors, paint pens, and more! Included are also calligraphy practice sheets as well as hand-picked greeting cards. Perfect for the writers that love hand lettering, or writers that want to learn calligraphy.
Scribbler is filled with writing gifts and tips from bestselling authors who encourage you to write your own bestseller. Also included are a teaching booklet, a novel with a signed bookplate, an inside look to the publishing process, and an invite to a live chat with editors and literary agents. If you’re ready to get that story out there, this is the perfect box for you.
More Cool Gifts for Writers
20. “F*** Off, I’m Writing” Mug
This mug is the perfect gift for writers that hate being disturbed during their creative flow. Get them a mug that bests matches their personality!
21. Hemingway Pencil Cup
This stylish pencil cup is a great gift for writers that are old-fashioned, use a typewriter, or just think it looks cool.
22. Quotation Mark Earrings
For the pierced-ear writers, consider getting them quotation mark earrings. They’re a nice and subtle way of telling the world who they are.
23. Novel Teas
Inside are 25 individually tagged tea bags with literary quotes from all over the world. If you like English Breakfast Tea, this one’s for you!
24. Literary Insults Poster
Ever wan to creatively insult someone? This poster includes a large variety of ways to insult people, all used in classic literature.
25. “Eat. Sleep. Write. Repeat.” Shirt
A perfect description of the life of a writer.
Speaking from experience.
26. “I Write and I Know Things” Shirt
Fans of Game of Thrones will love this nod at a quote from the series – with, you know, some adjustments.
27. Writer’s Clock
This clock best depicts how the average writer’s day looks and is the perfect gift for any writer that knows the struggle.
28. Swinging Pendulum Clock
This cute clock is great for any old-fashioned writer – or, you know, for someone that loves typewriters. The colorful flowers are sure to bring up anyone’s spirits.