25 No-Fail Gifts for Writers and Book Lovers

Are you one of those really good gift givers who always knows the perfect gift to get for each person in your life?

Me either.

I even put together detailed spreadsheets starting as early as August, but I never actually buy everything early, and I always go over budget. What IS that? (Besides annoying.) Anyway, as a writer and book lover, I had no trouble of putting together this list of no-fail gifts for the writer, book nerd, or literature lover in YOUR life. So if you’re freaking out over spreadsheets and getting tangled in ribbons and bows, stop stressing. I got you covered.

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25 No-Fail Gifts for Writers and Book Lovers

  1. Stenography-Spirited Necklace

A great gift for jewelry lovers. Cute, understated, and sure to spark some conversation!

 

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2. Write Your Bestseller T-Shirt

Pairs well with everything, including the venti caramel latte that’s going to power her through her final five chapters this afternoon. 😉

 

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3. Moleskine Classic Notebook

I don’t know any writer who doesn’t appreciate a good, quality notebook.

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4. Drop a Tint Colored Pencil Set in Neon

Whether your writer uses pencils or not, these will look colorful and cheery on her desk. Plus, it’ll make editing that manuscript a lot more fun.

 

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5. American Crafts Typewriter

You know how all writers appreciate a good notebook? That’s how we feel about typewriters, too.

 

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6. Ready, Set, Novel! Writer’s Workbook

A nifty workbook to get her started on her novel if she’s feeling stuck. Plus, workbooks!

 

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7. Take Note Candle

This will look great on her desk right next to those colorful pencils you already got her. 😉

 

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8. On Writing by Stephen King

If anyone is allowed to offer advice on being a writer, it’s Stephen King.

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9. Acer Aspire E15 Laptop

The perfect place for her to outline, write, edit, and publish her viral blog posts and bestselling novels.

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10. Typewriter Print Throw Pillow

This looks good in any room of the house.

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11. Black Beauty Literary Scarf

Perfect for trips to the library and coffee shop on crisp fall days.

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12. Mustache Poet Magnetic Poetry Kit

Everyone’s a poet, given the right resources.

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13. VARIDESK Height-Adjustable Desk

For writers with back problems…or writers who just like a little variety during their workday.

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14. Kate Spade New York Black Ink Pen Set

To be used with the clean new Moleskine notebook mentioned above.

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15. Aqua Notes Waterproof Notepad

Most writers will tell you some of their best ideas happen in the shower. So let’s make sure those ideas don’t go down the drain (along with the rest of the hot water).

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16. Create 365 The Happy Planner by me & my big ideas

I AM OBSESSED. I mean, I really love my planner. A lot. Very much. It helps me plan and organize my days, weeks, and months, and it stores the absurd amount of papers and sticky notes I accumulate throughout the day. A writer’s mind can be a scary place (trust me), but this will at least keep it a little more organized. (My planner is pictured below. 🙂 )

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I will, planner! Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. Writer’s Market 2017

Every serious writer seriously needs a copy of the Writer’s Market. 

 

 

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18. HMDX Jam Transit City Noise Canceling Headphones

If you don’t write or edit well with background noise, then noise-canceling headphones might be for you.

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19. Mieroglyphs Naked Gold Bracelet

Made from cork-leather and stainless steel, this bracelet is one of many you can order from Mieroglyphs with a customized inscription. Think about it: the writer or book lover in your life has at least one favorite book, right? You can inscribe a quote from it in one of these unique bracelets and voila! Pretty and personalized! Use code LADY10 at checkout to get 10% off your first order.

 

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20.  Go Away Wooden Door Sign by LittleBookishLTD

I don’t think writers actually procrastinate, but… 😉

 

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21. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

More inspiration and advice from someone who’s highly qualified to offer it.

 

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22. I Am a Writer Mug by MugCountry

This is not only very convenient for those five cups of coffee per day, but also very true.

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23. The Step-By-Step Guide to Self-Publishing for Profit! by C. Pinheiro, Nick Russell, and Cynthia Sherwood

Know a writer who wants to self-publish? Help her get started on the right foot with this.

 

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24. Just Books Sweatshirt by To the Moon and Back

Cozy, cute, and so appropriate for those of us who’d rather read all day than, you know, get dressed or anything.

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25. Eating and Reading Blanket by CanisPicta

And while you’re book lover is reading and eating all day, why not make sure she stays comfy and warm, too?

 

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Meghan is a novelist, blogger, and copyeditor fueled by coffee and red lipstick. When she’s not typing away you can find her reading, organizing, or watching old sitcoms and superhero movies with her husband, cat, and baby-to-be.

11 Comments

  1. I hear #8, the book by Stephen King is very helpful! I hope to get it or at least check it out from the library soon. I love the mug, door sign, and typerwriter pillow ideas too. Everyone needs a planner! I’m working on finding a good one for myself but a lot of them are pricey lol.

    • Oh I know, I feel like such a nerd when it comes to writerly things. 🙂 You’re right though — a lot of planners out there are really expensive, but I was able to justify this one (which was about $30) because it covered 18 months instead of just 12, and I loved a lot of the features and accessories that came with it.

  2. I WANT ALL OF THESE THINGS! I have Stephen King’s book but I haven’t cracked it open yet. I’m excited to have a few days off this holiday season so I can read read read!

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