Struggling to think of something to give that writer in your life? Here’s a list of perfect gifts for writers, with something for everyone.

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gifts for writers

Cost: $40

Scrivener is my all-time favorite writing tool. I wrote about it here and even shared a brief video demo. Ever since I got Scrivener about four years ago, I haven’t turned back. It’s the perfect resource for organizing and structuring a writing project, then actually getting the writing done.

You can view your work in multiple formats, including a corkboard feature with visual digital index cards that you can drag and drop on the screen in whatever order you’d like. You can also drag actual web pages into a Scrivener file so you have all of your writing and research in one place.

I like the goals feature, where you can set project targets and session targets for each time you open the program. It also saves your spot when you leave a project so you don’t have to scroll down to the last place you stopped.




An Online Course
Cost: Depends on the course

There’s a plethora of online courses available for writers. Here are some of my favorites:

I wrote this Start-Up Guide for Online Writers e-course as a one-stop shop for people wanting to become established writers online.

Start-Up Guide for Online Writers


Other online courses I recommend:

Learn Scrivener Fast
Learn Scrivener Fast

31 Days to Blog Awesomeness

Fistbump Media University Learning Center


How to Self-Publish

Fistbump Media University Learning Center


Cost: $6.99

Aren’t these the best?! Don’t let another brilliant idea go down the drain. Capture those perfect sentences before it’s too late. 🙂 I personally think a set of AquaNotes would bring a smile to any writer’s face.

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Every writer loves books, whether they’re fiction or nonfiction, writing-related or not. Here are some of my favorite books on writing:

On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits for a Writing Life that Lasts

Ann Kroeker & Charity Singleton Craig

books about writing


Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

Natalie Goldberg

books about writing


On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

William Zinnser

books about writing


The Art of Spiritual Writing: How to Craft Prose That Engages and Inspires Your Readers

Vinita Hampton Wright

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A New Journal

Who doesn’t love to crack open a brand new journal? It’s alive with possibilities. I personally love this one from DaySpring:

gifts for writers


A Write for Your Life Shirt

Give that writer in your life a boost of confidence as they write, with these Write for Your Life shirts. Available in a variety of colors in short-sleeve, long-sleeve, and hoodies. Click each shirt on this page to see the color options.


Write for Your Life shirts


Tickets to a Writers Conference

Many writers dream of attending a writers conference one day, but simply can’t afford to go. If you have a special writer in your life, why not bless them with the opportunity to attend a conference?

Here is a list of options from Book Launch Mentor Mary DeMuth.


Coffee or Tea

Most of the writers I know need all the coffee. And what would be better than the opportunity to go sit at a Starbucks to write for a while? In my opinion, if you’re looking for gifts for writers, you can’t go wrong with a Starbucks gift card.

Or, if your favorite writer is more of a tea person like me, I can highly recommend this Berry Bloom Rooibos from Molo Tea:

Molo Tea

A box of NovelTeas is another fun idea:

gifts for writers



If you’re going the coffee or tea route, round out the gift with this fun mug:

gifts for writers



The vast majority of my writer friends lament, “If only I had more time!” Well, guess what? You could give it to them! If they have young kids, offer to babysit. Make them a meal. Wash their dishes. Sweep their floor. If you’re really feeling generous, gift them with a solo night or weekend away at a cabin in the woods where they can churn out those words they have tucked deep inside. Be creative!


What about you? If you’re a writer, what gift would you like to be given? 

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