Christmas Gifts for Writers

It’s that time of year again. The time for snow, Christmas cookies, and frantically shopping last minute for every special person in your life.

And it’s your lucky day if you’re still looking for a gift for that writer you know and love. Here I’ve compiled a list of the best gifts that will be deeply appreciated by any writer, reader, or wordsmith.

Bookish apparel

This is a really broad category with potential for some awesome gifts. Take something as simple as a pair of socks or a scarf and cover it in book quotes, art or text and it quickly becomes an item a writer will cherish forever.

With options ranging from shirts to hats, jewelry, bags and so much more, the possibilities are practically endless when it comes to bookish accessories.

Some favorite book and writing related accessories that I have seen include a purse that looks like it is made from a book and a scarf covered in the text ofa Sherlock Holmes story.

Journals and Writing Supplies

It is an unspoken rule that no writer can have too many notebooks. To keep track of ideas, write in the old fashioned way, and jot notes about life, notebooks are essential to the life of a writer. Along with that a writer will need a hearty supply of writing utensils.

If you’re looking for something a little different that follows the same idea, try getting your writer a subscription to Scrivener, a desktop writing application.

Another fun notebook related gift is a waterproof notepad called Aqua Notes for a writer to use where the ideas strike them best – the shower.

Books About Writing

There are dozens of books out there covering topics from editing to screenplays to writing dialogue and fantasy.

Not sure which book they’ll like? Instead pick up a….

Gift card

You really can’t go wrong with a gift card to Barnes and Noble, Starbucks or anything of the like. Maybe a less personal gift, but most writers and readers will enjoy the opportunity it gives them to browse at a bookstore or drink loads of coffee while they write.


To me there is no better way to set the writing mood than with a good candle. Pick your writer’s favorite scent or try something new with a book scented candle that sends them to Hogwarts or 221b Baker Street.

What are some of your favorite book and writing related gifts? Comment below!

Merry Christmas from your PWR family!

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