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Say no to books, notebooks, & mugs!
Seriously, I already own 50 billion notebooks. I have 200+ books that I haven’t read yet. I have 50 coffee mugs, and I use the same 6 over and over. I don’t need someone else to buy me these things, and neither does any other writer I know!
What kind of gifts do I like? The ones that I want, but just won’t buy for myself. Check out these writer themed gift ideas!
Prices can fluctuate, so I’m using a $-$$$$$ range of prices.
$ is likely going to be less than (or close to) $25
$$$$$ which is probably going to be more than $300
7 Typewriter Inspired Gifts for Writers
Typewriters are cool. Writers mostly love them. BUT, they’re not very practical. While you can buy someone a typewriter (and there’s a couple of options included in the list), something typewriter-inspired is probably best for most writers!
Hemingway Pencil Cup
I usually keep my pencils and highlighters strewn all over my desk, with the ones I never use in an ugly mug pushed to the back.
This is a pencil holder I'd want to keep nearby by because it's fun and stylish.
Typewriter Puzzle (750-Pieces)
Does your writer like puzzles? Why not get them this typewriter puzzle!
An inexpensive gift that they can enjoy alone or with their family.
Typewriter Coaster Set (5-Piece)
Instead of a mug, why not buy a writer a coaster set?
This inexpensive coaster set is so fun! I love that the coaster holder looks like a typewriter.
Typewriter Bookends (7-inch)
Most writers are also avid readers. Avid readers tend to have a lot of books (which is why you're not buying them any).
Get your writer these stylish (and inexpensive) bookends. Wouldn't they be the perfect place for storing writing books?
Nakajima WPT-150 Electronic Typewriter
Finally! An actual typewriter.
Typewriters are expensive! So you should only buy one if your writer has expressed an interest in having one.
This model is well-reviewed and on the lower-end of the typewriter price range.
Mechanical Keyboard with Tablet Stand
Having a typewriter would be cool, but not very practical. This typewriter-inspired keyboard and tablet stand would be both!
This is a pricey gift. It's also a perfect example of something I would LOVE to own but just can't justify buying for myself.
Freewrite Smart Typewriter
The final (and most expensive) typewriter themed gift: a digital typewriter!
This is pretty cool, but also not for everyone. I'd prefer the tablet stand, but there are plenty of writers who would love the distraction-free elements of this.
5 Noise-Canceling Headphones for Writers
Distraction is the enemy for most writers. So I’m always surprised at how many writers I know who use earbuds! Noise-canceling headphones are useful for any writer, check out these 5.
Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear
The reviews for these headphones are really positive. They're sold as women's/kids headphones but several reviewers said they fit adults fine.
Bluetooth: 4.0, 10m range
Battery Life: 8 hours
Active Noise Cancelling Headphones
Another inexpensive option, these headphones have nearly perfect reviews. They come with a cord, so you can listen wirelessly or wired!
Battery Life: 30 hours
COWIN E7 PRO [Upgraded] Active Noise Cancelling Headphones
These may be the most popular headphones on the market! They come in 7 different colors, so there's something for. everyone.
Battery Life: 30 hours
Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones
These headphones are available in black or white. They also have the capability of being connected to 2 different devices simultaneously so you can switch between them easily.
Battery Life: 15 hours
Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3
These are a premium noise-canceling headphone (with a premium price-tag).
These headphones are Alexa-enabled (if you have an Alexa device).
Battery Life: 30 hours
5 Reading Accessories for Writers
No list of gifts for writers would be complete without mentioning reading. Check out these reading accessories.
DEWENWILS USB Rechargeable Book Reading Light
An inexpensive but highly practical gift for anyone who likes to read.
Wicked Witch Bookmark
This is a cute (and cheap!) handmade bookmark that anyone would love. However, it's the perfect gift for Wizard of Oz fans!
Xtozon Folding Book Lamp
This is the coolest lamp any writer could own. No exaggeration.
Bamyko Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray
This isn't just for writers. You can put a book, an ereader, an iPad, whatever on this! Bathtime just got way more luxurious.
The Book Seat - Book Holder and Travel Pillow
I don't know why I don't already own this! Great idea for the avid reader.
7 Clothes & Jewelry Gifts for Writers
Does your writer like funky socks? Creative T-shirts? Literary inspired jewelry? Check out these clothes & jewelry gifts.
Q Crew Socks
There are a lot of options to choose from with these funky socks. My favorite pairs say "F*** off I'm Reading" & "I heard you but I don't care"
Book-Themed Canvas Tote Carrying Bag
This bag is by 'Out of Print.' It would make a great gift, but you should check out their other products (including T-Shirts, socks, and more).
Book pendants are stylish and inexpensive. This is one of my favorites, but Legendary also sells another awesome one that says, "I read past my bedtime."
Just One More Chapter Open Cuff Bangle
If you're looking for a cute bracelet, look no further than this cuff bangle. It says "Just one more chapter" on one side. What reader can't relate to that?
Funny O-Neck Tee
This T-Shirt would be a hit with many readers.
Another funny T-shirt that every avid reader can relate to.
Etwoa's Bookshelf Black Scarf
A stylish scarf with a bookshelf pattern.
5 Gifts of E-Readers or Accessories
I love having an e-reader. I know a lot of readers who are hesitant because REAL BOOKS feel and smell so intoxicating. But once you get used to an e-reader, it’s a miracle. Perhaps you know a reader/writer who could be converted (or upgraded)?
Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle
Pretty much everyone is familiar with the Kindle. I have a Kindle Paperwhite and I'm perfectly happy with it.
HOWEVER, many libraries are not compatible with kindle format ebooks. If you want the ability to borrow books, you might want to consider an alternative e-reader.
This comes with a leather cover (in your choice of color) and charger. If you buy any e-reader, be sure to get a cover.
Likebook Mars E-Reader
The Likebook is a very intriguing e-reader. It's similar to a tablet but with an e-ink screen.
If I was in the market for a new e-reader, it would be a top contender.
Likebook Mars Leather Cover
A basic cover for a Likebook. You should definitely buy a cover. There is a limited selection of covers available for the Likebook.
Kobo Clara HD E-Reader
The Kobo brand of e-readers is almost as well-known as the Kindle. It's a reputable brand with a. variety of models.
I know almost as many people with Kobo's.
Kobo e-readers are more likely to be compatible for borrowing library books.
Kobo Clara HD Case
There are a million different cases you can buy for a Kobo e-reader. This is one of my favorites!
8 Other Gifts for Writers
There are countless other cool gifts you could get for the writer(s) in your life. Check out these ones!
Audible by Amazon is a monthly subscription service to audio books.
You can select how many months you'd like to purchase as a gift membership!
Kindle Unlimited is another monthly subscription service offered by Amazon.
Kindle Unlimited works on any device that can have use Kindle App. There's a huge library of books that users can read with the subscription.
Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist
I know I said NO BOOKS, but these are cocktails. They'd be great for book clubs, luxurious baths, theme parties.
This is too cute. Every reader and writer should have this hanging on their Christmas Tree (if they have one).
Magnetic Poetry Kit
Perfect for refrigerator poetry. This is a great gift for the wordy people in your life.
Library Scented Soy Wax Candle
There's no better scent than books. Make a room smell like a library with this amazing scented candle.
Driftaway Coffee - World Explorer's Coffee Sampler Subscription: 1 LB
A subscription box for coffee! Sign me up, thank you. Some writers might prefer tea, and those boxes are available as well.
Folded Book Art - 6 Numbers
This gift could be given for so many purposes. Special events, important dates, you name it.
If you know a recently published (for the first time) author, why not get them one with the date of publication? I bet they'd cherish it forever.
Got a Favorite?
Have you purchased or used any of the gift ideas in this post? Is this list missing an essential gift for writers?
Kindle Unlimited might be a great gift choice (or gift to yourself). Read a Complete Review of Kindle Unlimited next to find out!
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