Tired of people giving you books and pens for Christmas? Oh, wait, of course you’re not—not if you’re a writer! But if you’re tired of everybody on your list giving you books and pens, here’s a little inspiration to help them choose just the right Christmas gifts for writers like you.
Christmas Gifts for Writers Under $10
The only bad thing about having this beauty on your desk is that you’ll probably end up wanting every item in the picture—even Ben Franklin’s reading glasses!
Price: $3 (+shipping)
Send your writerly correspondence in style—and let these atmospheric little envelopes perhaps inspire some exotic new characters for your stories.
With checklists of award-winning novels and recommended reading for every genre (spy novels, romance, sci-fi, humor), this classic reading journal also includes plenty of pages for keeping track of all the books you’ve read and want to consume next.
Keep your useful obsession for sticky notes handy by attaching this nifty dashboard to your monitor. Stylishly apply all the sticky notes you need and without damaging your computer.
Let this pillow challenge you to dream productive dreams as you sleep on it—both about your stories and your own life.
Price: $8 (+shipping)
Show your love of all things literary—and Austen—in these pretty socks, featuring the Pride & Prejudice quote, “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!”
Store your pencils, pens, and other writing accessories in this gorgeous roll-up pencil bag, featuring a map engraving.
Christmas Gifts for Writers Under $15
The Olivetti typewriter is an icon, both as a design object and as the favorite writing tool of authors as diverse as John Cheever, Leonard Cohen, and Francis Ford Coppola. This elegant notecard set features four distinctive patterns made on the beloved Olivetti Lettera 32. With classic red-and-black printing on off-white paper, these cards are the perfect all-occasion notecard for the typophile, design maven, aspiring writer, or anyone who reveres the printed page.
Empower yourself and challenge the world by drinking your daily coffee out of this cheeky mug.
Save your thumb—and your frustration—by keeping stiff and heavy books open with just one hand.
Let friends and family know when it’s safe risking your creative flow—and when it’s not—using this handy door sign.
Christmas Gifts for Writers Under $25
Improve your posture, rest your feet and back, and protect your furniture—all with this handy hammock design for an under-desk footrest.
Adorn your desk and keep your pencils and other odds and ends organized with this book-themed ornament.
Show your love for the old typewriters with this little trinket or jewelry box.
Christmas Gifts for Writers Under $50
Keep it groovy (and appropriately themed) around your house with this funky doormat.
Price: $34 (+shipping)
Why leave your love of books at the desk? Bring it into the dining-room table with this gorgeous and minimalistic book-themed plate.
Organize all your important letters (and royalty checks) in style with this shabby-chic wall mount.
Christmas Gifts for Writers Over $50
Practice your handwriting, write a letter from your historical character, or even write your entire book using this lush calligraphic pen set.
Inspire yourself every day—from the comfort of your easy chair—to write your next magnum opus, using this period-accurate writing desk.
Price: $90 (+shipping)
Adjust your writing seat—up, down, forwards, backwards, or in any direction you need to best suit your posture and keep yourself from stagnating in front of the computer.
Bonus Christmas Gifts for Writers: Writing Books
And if you still haven’t found the right gift for your list or a fellow writer’s this year, you can’t go wrong with the gift of learning. You can check out my full list of Recommended Reading for Writers and my own series of writing books below. Merry Christmas, everyone!