It’s that time of year and while turtledoves, french hens and calling birds (still don’t know what those are) might be hard to come by, here’s a list of cool holiday gifts for the writer and reader in your life.

Here’s my list for 2017:

1. Quirky sign

Lively up your writing space with this not so subtle warning here.

novelist at work

2. Lap Desk

Write anywhere and boost productivity with this functional lap desk. With foldable legs for easy storage, it’s perfect for those with limited storage. Check it out here.

lap desk

3. Novel tea

Writing a novel comes with copious amounts of tea (or coffee for some). These tea bags with literary quotes are perfect for writers on the grind and bibliophiles everywhere. Check it out here.

Novel tea

4. Go-to mug

A must have for any aspiring author. Peep the details here.

Dont annoy the writer

5. Writer Heart Necklace

Who doesn’t love jewelry? Stocking stuffer anyone? Seriously, how cute it this?

silver necklace


6. Literary candles

Perfectly bookish. These candles, named after locations in literary classics will  make a great addition to your writing space. #Bookstagram anyone? Take a look.

literary candle

7. Whimsical notebook

A writer can never have too many notebooks. Drafting, journaling or novel notes. Brainstorm your next writing project here.

dragonfly journal

8. Masterlist for Writers

This craft book by Bryn Donovan is a handy resource for every writer’s bookshelf.

In this book, you’ll find: • lists of phrases for describing facial expressions, body language, gestures, physical appearance, and emotions • 175 master plot ideas, including romance, high-stakes, family, and workplace stories • lists of words for writing action scenes and love scenes • inspiration for figuring out character traits and quirks, backstories, occupations, motivations, and goals • lists for describing settings and writing dialogue • lists of good character names

Master lists for writers

9. The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression

Another gem for the writer’s toolkit. Develop compelling characters with this useful resource by Angela Ackerman.

Using its easy-to-navigate list format, readers can draw inspiration from character cues that range in intensity to match any emotional moment. The Emotion Thesaurus also tackles common emotion-related writing problems and provides methods to overcome them. This writing tool encourages writers to show, not tell emotion and is a creative brainstorming resource for any fiction project.

Emotion thesaurus

10. Gift Cards

Gift cards are still among the most popular (and appreciated) holiday gifts. Consider a coffee shop gift card, or a general gift card that can be used for anything…like books!!

coffee gift card


11. Give a Gift Subscription

Consider gifting a subscription to a writing magazine like Writer’s Digest, Poets & Writers magazine. The holidays can be a great time to snag a deal.

write mag

12. A Writing Retreat in 2018

Imagine a getaway just for writing. The Write Life has compiled this awesome list of writing retreats to check out in 2018.



Hope you found the perfect gift for the writer on your list or for yourself!!  Happy holidays!

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What writerly gifts are you gifting yourself this year? Drop me a line in the comments!

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