2021 Gift Guide for Writers

holiday gift guide for writers

As outside temperatures fall and you dial up that heater, the tap tap tap of your keyboard bellows through the house. It’s time to crank out the last few paragraphs of the year!

Why not treat yourself — or your favorite writer — to a little something from our Gift Guide for Writers to keep the season merry?

Here are our top picks for gifts and gadgets to get your hands on this holiday season.

(Note: we aren't paid to promote any of these goodies. They're all simply suggestions of things we love and think you will, too.)

1. Typewriter Keyboard

Photo: Qwerkywriter

All the charm of clacking at the keys without the Wite-Out correction tape! A classic addition to the modern office.

Buy it: Qwerkywriter

2. Literary Face Mask

Photo: NeedleGnomeStudio/Etsy

For those days when you venture outside your home office and into the coffee shop to write.

Buy it: Etsy

3. Waterproof Notepad for Shower Thoughts

Photo: Aqua Notes

“Never let another great idea go down the drain!”

Buy it: Aqua Notes

4. MacBook Air Laptop

Photo: Apple

An essential asset for work-from-anywhere writers.

Buy it: Apple

5. Vintage Space Heater

Photo: Vornado

To keep those toesies toasty while you type.

Buy it: Vornado

6. Lap Desk

Photo: LapGear

Now your dreams of typing comfortably from a hammock can come true! An ergonomic and super stylish anywhere-desk.

Buy it: Lap Gear

7. Linchpin by Seth Godin

Photo: Indie Bound

Learn from one of the marketing greats on how to be crucial to clients.

Buy it: Indie Bound

8. The Writer’s Starter Kit from AWAI

Everything you need to start up your freelance writing business in a weekend. Join the live, five-day Launch Party or grab just the kit.

Buy it: Writer’s Starter Kit or Launch Party

9. Grammarly — Editing software

Photo: Grammarly

“Compose bold, clear, mistake-free writing with Grammarly’s AI-powered desktop app.”

Buy it: Grammarly

10. Business Cards

Photo: Moo

Help them (or you!) tell the world they’re a writer with sharp-looking business cards from Moo.

Buy it: Moo

11. Home Office Do Not Disturb Sign

Photo: fiftyshadesofblush/Etsy

With kids or roommates who always want your attention … try a “do not disturb” sign for the office door.

Buy it: Etsy

12. Business Planner

Photo: Panda Planner

Organize your days like the pros do with this daily, weekly, and monthly venture planner.

Buy it: Panda Planner

What are some your favorite gifts for writers? Tell us in the comments below!

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Published: December 17, 2021

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