You may not know exactly what to get as a gift if you’re buying something for a writer. This is where I come in. As a writer for almost four years now, I have some ideas about what another writer might want to receive as a gift for the holidays.
These gifts are good for a variety of budgets, from just a few dollars to a few hundred. So if you’re just purchasing some stocking stuffers, or if you’re doing a group gift, I’ve got you covered.
These are a great gift to give if money is tight. It’s possible to find notebooks for as little as a dollar, and trust me when I say that the quality of notebooks doesn’t matter all that much.
Why don’t the quality of the notebooks matter?
Because writers can be messy people, and any notebook we get will end up with coffee stains, ink smudges, and torn pages. It’s better to get multiple cheap notebooks than just a single expensive one.
Laptops are on the opposite end of the price range, but that makes it better for group gifts. A small and portable laptop would be great for a writer who likes to write on the go, be it in a coffee shop or on the bus.
For more stationary writers, a larger but more powerful laptop would make a great gift.
The best thing about laptops is that they don’t just have to be used for writing, they can be used for gaming, Internet browsing, and digital art, making this gift a multi-purpose one.
Books on Writing
There’s nothing that gets me more inspired to write than reading an awesome book about writing! It could be a book on plot, characters, concepts, or all of the above. A good book on writing provides valuable information and advice that any writer could use.
Better yet, get more than one book on writing! We writers will devour any material we can get our hands on, for the sake of improving our craft.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of sitting down somewhere comfortable with a notebook and pen, writing while listening to beautiful music. It’s a magical feeling, like a dream that you can control.
The right music can do wonders while writing, transporting us into worlds so vivid and real that we can write without worrying about our prose or voice. All of that style can be fixed in editing, but at that moment in time, everything is about creating new worlds and characters.
So buying a writer some tunes to listen to could help them reach their target word count, and enjoy doing it. A lot of writers prefer music without lyrics, so something instrumental is a safe bet.
Writing merchandise can be anything from a mug that advertises that the user is a writer, to a NaNoWriMo poster.
Getting writing merchandise for the holidays would be an incredibly fun gift, and one that will remain a favorite for years to come!
Do you have any ideas about amazing gifts for writers? Let me know in the comments.