My husband likes to choose themes every year when he shops for my Christmas gifts. One year it was shoes, another it was baking gear. But the year I'd expressed my deep longing to be a writer, he surprised me with gifts under the tree that supported my dreams. Desk items, beautiful pens, and a computer to replace my college dinosaur were some of the things he chose for my aspiring writer gift theme.
I've been writing professionally ever since, and those gifts were exactly what I needed to take the plunge and go for it. If you know someone who loves writing, is already a professional writer, or aspires to be an author someday, these are the gifts they might love to receive. Who knows? You might just inspire them to step out and finally chase their lifelong dream of writing.
For those of who've dreamt of being a writer for most of our lives, there's something so enchanting about the typewriter. The thought of using one to craft a story is something many writers imagine doing at least once in their lives. This retro-style typewriter connects to your computer with Bluetooth and allows you to write with modern technology without compromising the writer's aesthetic you love so much.
If you're looking for a small gift or a stocking stuffer for a writer you know, these stackable rock erasers are a fun novelty. Even though many writers use their computers to tell their stories, they probably spend some portion of their writing hours using old-fashioned pencil and paper. These rocks would be adorable on a desk and provide a practical component for writers who are convinced their latest idea now needs to be banished forever.
They say all great writers start off as avid readers. If you know an aspiring novelist, they probably appreciate some of the greatest novels ever written. A candle featuring their favorite classic literature piece might be the soothing gift they need in the middle of some serious writing block. These literature candles come in the cutest packaging and feature some of the greatest books ever.
If you know a writer who works in content creation, journalism, or is currently working on a book, they might appreciate this practical gift. As a work-from-home writer, I'm always looking for ways to make my workspace actually work for me. Comfortably sitting on my sofa with my laptop and having the ability to jot down ideas, work through a brain block, or just make myself an editing note sounds like the organized (and comfy) writing space of my dreams.
Writers are almost always brainstorming, daydreaming, or coming up with ideas and plot lines. It's tough on our brains to keep up with it all. That's why I love this writer's notebook. Finally, a place to jot down all the creative ideas I have for new writing adventures.
Whether we're mystery buffs or not, there's no denying that Agatha Christie models success for writers of various concentrations. A jigsaw puzzle inspired by the author, with hidden clues for the detail-oriented to discover, seems fitting for anyone who loves the written word.
I went through a major poetry and Shakespeare phase in high school, and I'm convinced all writers either do the same and move on to other writing ventures, or they plant their feet in the poetry world and develop their love of the craft. This poetry rhymes and riddles game would be fun for either type of writer. Since we all love words so deeply and value a bit of a challenge, this game would be a blast with fellow writers.
As writers, we have big dreams and goals, and we need a place to get them all down on paper. The fewer ideas rolling around in our brains, the better. I love this aspiring author planner. It's a guided journey for hopeful authors to set their publishing goals and make a plan to see them through.
Writers sort of have the coolest job ever: we get to make stuff up, and no one can really get mad about it. I saw this mug for writers and laughed out loud! From my own experience, writers collect notebooks and coffee mugs, and we can never have too many of either. So this is a safe gift choice for any writer.
Inspiration can strike at any time, including the middle of the night or early in the morning. Writers who craft online content or work in journalism may be burning the midnight oil. For both of these instances, a comfortable workspace wouldn't go unappreciated. If you want to splurge on the writer in your life, this adjustable bedside table is the way to go.
Chances are, the writer in your life doesn't actually need this poster. But there's also a chance that the writer in your life is passionate about the rules of the English language. This grammar poster would look sophisticated in a home office or near your loved one's favorite writing spot.
We're writers, and we want the world to know it! I'd slide this witty vinyl sticker next to my other favorite stickers on my laptop or tumbler. This one also provides a funny warning that writers use much of their own life experience to craft their stories, and anyone has the potential to inspire our next character.
Ask anyone who knows me what's one of my favorite gifts to receive, and they'll tell you a pack of pens. As a writer, I don't just write for a living. I write for fun, for mental health, for organization, and for keeping track of details. Meaning, I always need a pen. But I also appreciate the beautiful things in life, and I want that pen to match my current aesthetic. This pack of pretty ballpoint pens gives me tons of variety in any writing situation.
You might think writers have a cup of inspiration constantly running over. But the truth is, sometimes we get stuck in a creative rut. I love that these dice offer a fun solution to writer's block and act as an actual tool in the creative process.
This novel-writing handbook is a must for anyone hoping to publish a book someday. What I love about this particular book is that it comes across less as a self-help book and more as a real-world guide to writing a novel because it features advice from famous authors and writers.
Find the Perfect Gift for the Writer in Your Life
Whether you need an affordable stocking stuffer or a splurge for someone special, these gifts will melt the heart of anyone who loves the written word. From the romantic poet to the factual journalist, these gifts will give them all the inspiration they need for their next project.