Post: The Perfect Holiday Gifts For Writers

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Finding just the right gift for everyone in your life takes a considerable amount of time, thought and effort. Buying gifts for friends or family members with whom you have shared hobbies and interests might not feel like much of a challenge though. On the other hand, buying presents for loved ones with unique hobbies and professions can feel like a daunting task. If you’re looking for gifts for writers, you’ve come to the right place.

Buying something for the writer in your life doesn’t have to be hard. It does, however, take a bit of understanding of their writerly habits. And that means for the most part, you’ll want to skip the fancy journal.

Pack of journals

While writers might be known for amassing collections of beautiful journals, it does not mean that they are actually writing in them. Many writers find themselves saving their special journals for “just the right” project. This means they sit empty for quite a while, if not forever.

Instead, consider buying your writer a pack of basic lined journals. Nothing too fancy lest your writer become fearful of sullying its pages with a less-than-stellar idea.

While every writer is different, many choose to keep journals within easy reach to quickly jot down their ideas or notes as they come to them. Having a pack of journals on hand will keep your writer happy and ready to write whenever the moment strikes.

Pens and pencils

Again, it’s time to skip the fancy pens and pencil sets. Instead, find out what your writer’s preferred writing utensil is and his or her favorite brand. Chances are he or she is using BIC mechanical pencils, Amazon basics black pens or any other basic brand of writing utensil.

These tools of the trade are easily and often lost. Gifting a pack or two will be sure to put a smile on your writer’s face.

Mug warmer

Nothing breaks a good writing mood more than taking a gulp of what is supposed to be your steaming hot tea or coffee only to find that it’s gone stone cold. Unfortunately, this happens far more often than it should. Your writer will definitely appreciate a mug warmer that can keep his or her beverage at the perfect temperature.

If your writer prefers cold drinks, go with an insulated tumbler and reusable straw combo. It will keep his or her drinks delightfully cold while also cutting down on straw waste—a win-win!

Writerly favorites

Every writer is different, but they often share many of the same interests. If you’re still stuck on what to get your writer, consider getting him or her a….

  • Copy of your favorite book
  • Gift certificate to a stationary store
  • Gift card to their favorite coffee shop
  • Book subscription service

What matters most when giving a gift is the thought you put into it. Taking the time to search out gifts for writers means you truly care about the writer in your life, which is a great first step. And if all else fails, you can always consider gifting him or her one of the most coveted presents a writer could ever ask for—uninterrupted writing time!