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30 Great Creative Gifts for Writers

Finding the perfect gift for a writer can be quite challenging. After all, writers are creative, intelligent, and deep. How does one find just the right gift to satisfy all of those things? Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. Keep scrolling for 30 great creative gifts for writers!

Writers Badges

This pack of four writers badges from Nabu Online make a perfect stocking stuffer or gift topper for someone who loves to write. Each of the four badges looks as if its been printed on ink-splattered notebook paper, and features an inspirational quote for motivation. They can be pinned to bulletin boards, scarves, a bag or backpack, or anywhere else a writer may wish!

”Do Not Disturb” Door Hanger

This plastic door knob hanger may be simple, but we guarantee any writer will appreciate its usefulness. Reading, “Do Not Disturb, Writer at Work,” the sign is printed on both sides and is durable enough to be used indoors or outdoors.

Writer’s Diary and Goal Planner

Writing anything is hard! Give your favorite writer a leg up by gifting them Butt in Chair, Hands on Keyboard 2020: Writer’s Diary and Goal Planner. Thoughtfully designed for creative types, the planner includes an “at a glance” calendar, plus pages for planning each week and month. Throughout, writers can write prioritized To Do lists, and detail plans for their short- and long-term goals.

Magnetic Notebook

From $8.95
Some writers find creativity flows much more easily when they write by hand. For just such a writer, we love the Magnetic Notebook from Uncommon Goods. This brilliantly designed notebook consists of pages “bound” to a magnetic spine, making it possible for writers to remove and reorder pages as they wish. The notebook includes 55 double-sided sheets.

My First Draft of My Amazing Novel

With a title that practically sells itself, My First Draft of My Amazing Novel makes the perfect gift for any writer. Actually a notebook or journal, it includes 200 lined pages that writers may use to write their draft or their notes and research.

Writer Playing Cards

These Writer Playing Cards from Uncommon Goods make a great stocking stuffer or other small gift for someone who loves to write. This “unputdownable” deck of cards is traditional in almost every way, except each card features a beautiful watercolor of a famous writer and each suit covers a different genre. You’ll recognize such literary greats as J.K. Rowling, Marcel Proust, Nabokov, and more.

“I Am a Writer” Ring

Mantra rings provide much needed daily reminders that serve as inspiration and encouragement. Stamped with “I Am a Writer,” this beautiful manta ring is handmade of aluminum. It is lightweight, yet durable, and can be adjusted to fit any finger size.

Personalized Journal

Need a perfect gift for a writer or short stories, or someone who keeps a journal? We love this personalized journal from Xcalibur Ink! Available in rawhide or grey, the journal includes 160 lined pages on 80 sheets. The journal can be personalized with your choice of name or word, in one of more than 20 font options.

Spark Creativity: 50 Ways to Ignite Bright Ideas

Every writer hits a creative slump once in awhile. But Spark Creativity aims to help writers out of said slump by including 50 different writing prompts intended to spark creativity. The prompts can even be used by musicians or visual artists.

Canvas Tote Bag

From $15.00
Every writer needs a bag to haul their gear, and this canvas tote bag from Anthem Sticker Company is perfect. Reading simply, “I write.” and featuring an image of an old-school typewriter, the tote bag is available in two sizes, medium or large. Both sizes include a gusset bottom for easy standing and sturdy handles for carrying even the heaviest of books.

“How to Be a Young #Writer”

If it’s a young aspiring author you’re shopping for, then we think this book makes an excellent gift. How to be a Young #Writer offers young people all of the practical advice they need to come up with riveting ideas and characters, complete their story or novel, and market their work.

“Please Do Not Annoy the Writer” Mug

From $15.85
Sips from this funny mug from ANDYSEUSdesigns is sure to be a welcome addition to anyone’s writing routine. Available in 11- or 15-ounce capacities, the mug can be customized to read either “he” or “she.” Each mug is made to order, and is 100% ceramic and safe for both the microwave and dishwasher.

Female Writers Mug

Female aspiring authors are sure to find inspiration in this mug from Bas Bleu. The 14-ounce ceramic mug features 30 famous titles written by women, and represented authors include Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Eliot, Emily Dickinson, and Mary Shelley, to name  a few.

Literary Mug

Serve your favorite writer a warm cup of inspiration. These literary mugs from Uncommon Goods feature a classic author’s image and most famous quotations. Choose between Edgar Allen Poe, the Bronte sisters, Jane Austen, or Lewis Carroll. Each 12-ounce mug is stoneware, and is therefore microwave and dishwasher safe.

Inspirational Necklace

Stylish writers can keep their passion close to their hearts with this inspirational necklace from Moonstone Creations. The necklace includes two charms: a typewriter and a circle stamped with “Write.” Each necklace is handmade of stainless steel.

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft

Ask an accomplished writer about the books which have inspired them, and we can almost guarantee that On Writing will make the list. Written by horror legend Stephen King, On Writing is chock-full of King’s advice about forming one’s craft, the basic tools of the trade every writer should have, and building an epic plot. Throughout, he shares snippets of his own journey as a bestselling author, plus the convictions that have motivated him over the years.

Funny Screenwriter’s Mug

From $18.00
Screenwriters are to coffee houses as this funny screenwriter’s mug is to great gifts for writers. Made by Hashtag Dressed, the ceramic mug is safe for use in the dishwasher and microwave. Buyers may choose whether or not they like the scene already written on the mug, or they can write their own!

“It’s a Good Day to Write” T-Shirt

From $19.99
Give your favorite writer the gift of the writing spirit with this t-shirt from Pop Collective. Reading, “It’s a Good Day to Write,” the tee is available in seven different colors, and in sizes ranging from XS to 3XL.

“I’m Not Quiet, I’m Plotting” T-Shirt

From $19.99
Here’s another funny t-shirt for a writer, this one from Roko Clothing. The tees are available in a variety of styles, including unisex, v-neck, ladies, and long-sleeved. Buyers may choose between dark heather grey, light heather grey, black, or white.

The Writer’s Block

From $20.00
Writers with a sense of humor are sure to get a kick out of the Writer’s Block, made and sold by BLOCKS Etc. Available in five different sizes ranging from a two-inch cube to a four-inch cube, the block is hand milled from locally sourced Michigan Hard Maple, then custom engraved on all six sides. Choose to feature fun memories, inspirational words or quotes, or just leave it as a funny desk topper.

Personalized Pillow Cover

Every writer has their favorite spot. Make it official by gifting your favorite writer a pillow covered with this personalized pillow cover. The cover, which is designed and hand printed by Poppy and Petal Design, is available in 16 different colors. The text on the pillow can be printed in black, white, or gold.

Book Scented Candle

Encourage inspiration through scent by gifting a writer this book-scented candle from Werther and Gray. This handmade literary must have is hand made, and consists of eight fluid ounces of soy. Best of all, the candle’s fragrance is that of paper, vanilla, and leather.

Typewriter Coaster Set

Designed to look like an old fashioned typewriter, this coaster set is the perfect accessory for any writer’s home or office. The set includes four coasters, plus their ceramic typewriter holder.

The Writer’s Toolbox

The Writer’s Toolbox is a must-have tool for any writer who occasionally battles writer’s block! This innovative toolkit was designed by a creative writing teacher, and includes a 64-page interactive booklet, 60 cards to incite creative description, 60 writing prompts, and a spinner palette to encourage plot twists.

“Write On.” Shirt

From $24.96
Whether you’re shopping for a novelist, journalist, or poet, they’re sure to appreciate the mantra declared on this t-shirt: “Write On.” The unisex tee is designed to be fitted, and is made from ring-spun cotton to ensure softness and comfort. Ten different colors are available from which to choose, as are sizes ranging from small to 3XL.

Writer’s Bracelet

From $26.67
This beautiful bracelet from Nabu Online makes a perfect gift for any stylish writer. Available in silver plated or sterling silver, the bracelet includes five charms:

  • a storybook
  • an open book
  • a typewriter
  • the nib of a fountain pen
  • an ink pot with quill.

Storymatic Game

Know a writer in need of a bit of inspiration?  Storymatic is a useful tool and provides a fun way to turn an ordinary idea into the extraordinary! Writers simply choose two golden cards to represent the hero’s main characteristics. The details on a copper card then throw that character into a story in motion. While this particular version of Storymatic is best suited for those 12+, a Storymatic Kids is also available.

Typewriter Key Necklace

From $31.46
We just love these typewriter key necklaces from the Etsy vendor Eva Gifted Hands. Each necklace includes an 18-inch chain on which a black typewriter key hangs. The pendants are all made from upcycled typewriters, and are available in the letter of your choice.

Bookbinding Kit

A bookbinding kit like this one from Clever Hands makes an ideal gift for any writer interested in the bookbinding side of publication. The kit consists of everything writers need to bind their own book, including a comprehensive “how to” guide and the permanent tools necessary to make future books.


Novelists, screenwriters, journalists, and any other type of writer will almost certainly appreciate the gift of the Traveler from Freewrite. After raising nearly $715,000 on Indiegogo, this amazing distraction-free writing tool is finally ready for purchase. The portable device includes a full-size keyboard and e-ink screen, but has the ability to be turned “off” to ensure a writer stays focused and free of distractions. Weighing less than two pounds and boasting a four-week battery life, it’s perfect for working on the go.