01The Writers Market
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.
02High End Pen
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!
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 bookstores and gift stores.
04Funny Mugs to Wake Up To
Give the writer or reader in your life some gentle ribbing or a shot of inspiration via their morning coffee mug.
05The AlphaSmart Neo
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.
06Famous Authors Action Figures
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.
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 serving ware and a great conversation piece for your next potluck.
08Digital Voice Recorder
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.
10Books, Books and More Books
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.
11Single Sheet Cutter Tool
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.
12Book Lovers Trivia Pursuit
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!
The Best Gift Ideas for Writers and Readers
Looking for the perfect gift for a writer? Well, we know a thing or two about writers and readers around here! We've collected some great holiday gift ideas for writers making your shopping that much easier. Happy giving!