15 Gifts for Writers and Readers- For the Holidays or Any Day!

Ideas for the Writer-Reader on Your Gift List

Looking for the perfect gift for a writer? Well, we know a thing or two about writers and readers around here! We've collected 15 great holiday gifts for writers, with photos and links, making your shopping that much easier. Happy giving!

Women Writers Magnet Set

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This is a great gift for any writer who likes these particular authors!. Courtesy Amazon.com

Inspiration strikes when you have your idols staring at you all day! Writers can place these magnet sets on their file cabinets or fridge, and the stern faces will drive them back to the task at hand. This is a perfect gift for the writer who is setting up a home office

The Writers Market

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The Writers Market is an essential gift for writers. Courtesy of WritersMarket.com

This reference book is generally a must-have for freelance writers. It is re-published every year, but many writers choose to buy it only every other year. An even better alternative is to surf to the website and buy an annual internet subscription for the writer on your gift list.

High End Pen

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This pen is a good gift for the writer who likes to use longhand. Courtesy of Levenger.com

Every writer needs a smooth, beautiful, flawless instrument with which to write their finest thoughts. Splurge on behalf of your writer with the gift of a gorgeous pen. Think your writer only types? Think again: most writers enjoy reconnecting with their muse through handwriting!

Jewelry Designed for Writers

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Jewelry makes a great gift for readers and writers, if the theme is right!. Courtesy of deborahbouziden.com

There are many choices for themed jewelry out there, including charms, which tend to be a popular and personalized choice. Finding the perfect piece of jewelry for your writer or reader is as easy as point and click!

Moleskine Notebooks

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Moleskine pads make a great gift for both writers and readers. Courtesy of Moleskine.com

These notebooks are a writers dream- well made, beautiful, and useful. If you haven't heard of Moleskine, that's ok; the writer or reader on your gift-giving list probably has! These are ubiquitous at book stores and gift stores. 

Funny Mugs to Wake Up To

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Writers will enjoy waking up to this fun gift. Courtesy of Cafepress.com

Give the writer or reader in your life some gentle ribbing or a shot of inspiration via their morning coffee mug. This one says "I'm a famous writer." Nothing wrong with a little idealism to start the morning, right?

The AlphaSmart Neo

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The Neo is a great gift for the writer in your life. Photo (c) Allena Tapia

Be sure to read my review of this product. It may seem a bit Luddite, but the AlphaSmart Neo provides your writer with a way to work on their copy without lugging a laptop everywhere. All you can do on the Neo is write, so if you have a writer who is distracted by Facebook and Twitter, this might be a good idea.

Famous Authors Action Figures

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Gifts for Writers- An action figure of their favorite author. Courtesy of McPhee.com

This is so fun! These are small action figures of famous authors like Poe and Jane Austen. Wouldn't it be fun to have Jane sitting on the desk while you write? This is a cute, small (think stocking-stuffer) gift for readers and writers.

Writing Dishware

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What a cute gift for your writer!. Courtesy of FishsEddy.com

This collection of platters, cups and saucers will make your writer itch to get out of the kitchen and back to the typing. But, it's also a cute addition to the servingware, and a great conversation piece for your next potluck.

Digital Voice Recorder

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An MP3 recorder makes a great gift for the writer in your life. Courtesy of Google Products

Now here is a tool that freelance writers will use very often. A digital voice recorder is used during interviews to capture quotes and soundbites. This is a gift that is useful and handy, and sure to be used if your writer produces magazine copy, profiles, or works for newspapers.


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A lap desk makes a great gift for a writer, as it makes life easier!. Courtesy of Levenger.com

Do you miss your writer or reader while they are tucked away doing their thing? If you'd like your writer or reader to emerge from their office/cave once in a while, placing a lap desk in the family room might be helpful. These come in all kinds of colors and materials; consider a big, fluffy, comfy colorful one for the most brownie points.

Books, Books and More Books

Gifts for writers: BOOKS!
Books make great gifts for writers or readers. Courtesy of BB Stock.exchg

Ok, this is a default gift for any reader or writer, BUT that doesn't mean it's not a great choice. Be sure to follow the links for ten suggestions on books for the writer in your life, including detailed reviews and you'll find the perfect gift book for your writer.

Accessories for Your Reader-Writer

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What writer doesn't like expressing themselves?. Courtesy of Cafepress.com

Accessories, like this cute hat from well-known writer and cartoonist Debbi Ridpath Ohi, will make your reader-writer smile. Easy choice, cheap and good!

Single Sheet Cutter Tool

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This is the perfect gift for the freelance writer who writes for newspapers or magazines. Courtesy of Levenger.com

So, this is what happens: Your writer gets a great column into a great magazine, and he wants to cut it out for scanning and for his physical writer's portfolio. But scissors aren't working- they leave rough edges that are picked up by the scanner, and they muss up the clip. Levenger solves your writerly issues (or, those of your recipient at least) by offering this single sheet cutter tool.

Book Lovers Trivia Pursuit

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A great gift for writers and readers; Trivia Pursuit Booklovers Edition. Courtesy Amazon.com

What could be better than a board game all...about....BOOKS? This gift is gorgeous, with stacks and stacks of trivia and player pieces based on the classics-- two thumbs up!