Still looking for the perfect gift for your favorite writer? As the clock ticks down to the holidays, it’s time to find something in a hurry—and if it’s available at a local store, even better! Grab a cup of hot cocoa and relax; the research elves at Writer’s Relief have come up with a great list of last-minute gift ideas for your favorite writer. (And if you decide to snap up a few of these awesome gifts for yourself, don’t worry, we won’t tell Santa!)
The 10 Best Gift Ideas For Writers
Gift Card To A Local Bookstore: Support bookstores as well as your favorite writer’s reading habit! A gift card allows the recipient to choose between a bestselling reading adventure, a new notebook or journal, audiobooks, or even old-school bookmarks and more!
Cozy Writer Starter Pack: With winter weather upon us, there’s no better time to stay inside and hunker down with a writing project. Head over to the nearest retail store and gather all the necessities for a writing marathon: coffee/tea/hot cocoa, blue light blocking glasses, a notebook, a snuggly blanket, and—most importantly—snacks!
Trade Coffee Gift Subscription: Coffee=writer fuel! And this subscription offers your giftee access to hundreds of choices from over fifty-five of the country’s top indie roasters. Shipping is free, and your writer can choose the frequency of shipments. But if the writer you’re shopping for isn’t a coffee drinker…
Atlas Tea Club Gift Subscription: Tea=also writer fuel! Each month, your gift recipient will get two delicious, single-origin teas from the best tea-growing regions in the world. The postcards that accompany each shipment will inspire visions of faraway places—and new writing ideas!
Noise-Canceling Headphones: Loud houseguests? Chatty seatmates while traveling? Noise-canceling headphones will help tune out distractions so writers can focus on their work and their playlist of choice.
Messenger Bag: Available in lots of styles and materials, a messenger bag will easily tote a laptop, notebooks, pens, journals, and more when your writer is on the go.
Gift Subscription To A Favorite Publication: Savvy writers read literary journals to determine if their work suits the editors. A gift subscription helps support literary publications and puts great stories, poems, and essays right into your writer’s hands.
Yoga/Gym Gift Certificate: Sometimes the best way to reinvigorate your writing is by NOT writing! Non-writing activities stretch your mental energy in new ways! Help your writer refresh and clear their mind with a gift certificate to a nearby yoga studio or gym.
Thrift Shop Finds: Chic thrift shop deals and vintage store finds are trending! If your giftee has a soft spot for unique, quirky items with timeless character, check out your local resale shop. Think manual typewriters, writing desks, and retro-style bookends. Plus, you’ll find quality items at a fraction of the original cost!
Writer’s Relief Gift Certificate: If your favorite writer is dreaming of getting published, we can help boost the odds! Our research experts will curate 25+ submissions chosen specifically for your writer’s style to increase their chances of getting an acceptance. With just a few clicks of a computer mouse, your grateful writer will get their work into the hands of the best-suited literary agents or editors. Learn more about Writer’s Relief gift certificates here.
Question: Which writer gift might you want for yourself?