Gifts for a writer

When looking for presents, sometimes it is difficult to find out what kind of gift to get somebody. Unless they have a clear hobby or a lifestyle. We all have that one writer friend, and if you’re looking for some cool gifts for a writer, then we got you covered!

There are quite a lot of ideas on presents for writers – different books, notebooks, organisers and so much more. In this article, you will find some gifts for a writer friend or a colleague that writes a lot.

Happy gift hunting!

A pocket-size notebook

small notebook

Nobody knows when a good idea will suddenly pop into their head. It might happen in the middle of the night or on a bus, or while shopping for groceries. It is very important to write these sudden ideas down so they aren’t forgotten forever.

Yes, nearly everyone has a smartphone, however, many people (and especially writers!) still enjoy writing on paper. Therefore, a small notebook makes a great gift for writers. They can carry it everywhere and make sure that everything worth writing down gets written down!

A novel planner

novel planner

While everyone’s writing technique differs, a good plan is never a bad idea. It can help to clear the writer’s mind, organize their work and improve their productivity.

There are different novel planners on the market but some of them contain inspiring quotes and achievement trackers. Writing can get hard sometimes – help your friend to make it easier.

A (BIG!) mug

huge tea or coffee mug

Writing and caffeine sometimes go hand in hand. If your writer friend loves drinking coffee, get them a nice coffee mug. For example, you can focus on a mug’s size and get them a big mug so their coffee lasts longer. More coffee means less time spending making another cup of coffee, therefore – more time for writing!

If you want to make it a bit more fun, add some text to it! Some ideas from Amazon:

  • “Please don’t annoy the writer. She might put you in a story and kill you.”
  • “I am a writer. Anything you say or do may be used in a story.”

It’s also a good idea to choose a travel mug. When your writer friend goes on a hunt for inspiration, it’s important to be as alert as possible. One of the top brands – Contigo – offers a wide variety of stylish and sustainable mugs.

Blue light glasses

Nowadays a lot of writers are creating their story on screens, not on typing machines. If your writer friend is also the modern type, then chances are they spend a lot of their hours by the computer screen. To take care of their health, maybe get them some blue light glasses.

They make sure the eyes don’t get so tired during the work with the screens. We have tried them out and can confirm they indeed do work. This gift, however, will only work for those who do not have subscription glasses – those you will not be able to get them without their prescription.

Noise-canceling headphones


Most people can focus easier if their environment is peaceful and quiet. However, that is not always possible. Therefore, noise-canceling headphones are a way to go.

Get them a good pair of headphones so they can isolate themselves in their made-up world and not be distracted by loud neighbors, street sounds, or their flatmates.

A staycation

staycation in airbnb

Sometimes being stuck in one place for a long time can result in feeling a bit down and uninspired. Changing your environment can help with that. Even if it’s for a day or two, a small getaway can be just enough!

 Book them a nice AirBnB where they can focus on themselves and their work. Maybe you can even match the place with their story – maybe it’s a mysterious cabin in the woods or a nice city apartment in the skyscraper or even a houseboat on a lake.

A wall organizer

wall planner oragnizer

Similar to a novel planner, a wall organizer can also help them to be a little more organized. A wall organizer is great for pinning down important notes and keeping all pens and pencils in the same place. There are lots of designs to choose from. It can also add a nice touch to their home office.

There can be a glass planner that the writer will be able to write stuff down and, when needed, simply clean it all of. It is a great chance to start fresh whenever needed. It is also a sustainable gift idea, which is always amazing.

Kindle Unlimited Subscription

kindle subscription

Often – those who write also read a lot. Reading is both great for relaxing and improving their writing. Itcan truly inspire a writer for a new idea or maybe even a way of writing and telling their story. However buying book is not only expensive but ends up taking a lot of space at home.

If they own a Kindle, buy them Kindle Unlimited Subscription. It will allow them to get their eyes on over a million books and also access thousands of audiobooks.

Food delivery service

food delivery service

While thinking about gifts for a writer, keep in mind that they spend a lot of their timing being creative. They might not always have a lot of free time to do the simple everyday things, such as cooking. Since that is super important, they will surely appreciate food delivery service as a gift.

Make sure you get them coupons or maybe even a gift card for a few meals. That would be greatly appreciated, we are sure. Check out food delivery and other gift cards in our article Birthday gift cards for him.

A back massage pillow

back massage pillow

Sitting in a chair for a long time can get very tiring and even painful. A massage pillow is often used in physiotherapy but it also works great for those who spend a lot of time sitting.

This pillow can be used in three different ways: sitting on it (helps improving sitting position); putting the pillow under a desk and putting your feet on it from time to time or putting it between a back and a chair.

Now, when you have gone through some gifts for a writer, choose one for your friend!

You can also go a step further and make sure that your gift is going to include some karma points. More on that in the article Gifts with good karma.

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