It's Time to Buy Christmas Gifts for Writers!

It’s Time to Buy Christmas Gifts for Writers!

It's Time to Buy Christmas Gifts for Writers!I love this time of year. The holly-jollyness, the cookies, the company, the carols, and the presents! I adore shopping for presents. And, yeah, I like receiving them too. Once again this year, I’ve done a little shopping for you too. Check out my fourth annual list of the best Christmas gifts for writers!

3 Christmas Gifts for Writers Under $10

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1. “Novelist at Work” Warning Sign

When I posted this on Facebook and Twitter a few weeks back, everyone was asking where they could get one. Here’s where!

1 Warning Novelist at Work

2. Writer Street Sign

Mark your territory!

2 Writer HWY Sign

3. The Writer’s Muse Owl on a Typewriter Print

Get stylish with this upcycled vintage dictionary page book art.

3 Owl Typewriter Print

11 Gifts for Writers Under $20

4. Aluminum Mousepad

Spruce up your office space with a little bit of shine. Available in gold, silver, black, and rose gold.

4Aluminum Mousepad

5. Typewriter Coaster Set

Park your coffee in style.

5 Typewriter Coasters

6. “Keep Clam and Proofread On”

Need I say more?

6 Keep Clam and Proofread On Mug

7. Typewriter Patent Print

Does anyone appreciate the guts of a typewriter more than a writer? I think not.

7 Typewriter Patent Print

8. “This Is What an Author Looks Like” Journal

Proclaim yourself to the world when you take your writing on the go.

This Is What an Author Looks Like Journal

9. Zippered Leather Pen Pouch

Organize and transport your pens, pencils, and styluses in luxurious style.

8 Leather Pen Case

10. “Writing Is My Superpower” T-Shirt

Who needs telekinesis when you can write?

9 Writing Is My Superpower T-Shirt

11. “Just One More Chapter” Throw Pillow Cover

Perfect for both readers and writers.

10 Just One More Chapter THrow Pillow

12. “Keep Talking – I Am Taking Notes for My Next Book” Pendant

At least give your victims fair warning with this charm necklace.

11 Keep Talking Taking Notes for Next Book Pendant Necklace

13. Pen Engraved With William Shakespeare’s “To Thine Own Self Be True”

Pay homage to the bard while also reminding yourself of this most important of writing tenets.

12 SHakespeare Quote Pen

14. Postcards from Penguin: One Hundred Book Covers in One Box

Stock up on appropriately themed stationary for the year.

13 Postcards From Penguin

3 Gifts for Writers Under $50

15. Custom Set of 5 Red Personalized Spiral Memo Notepads with Attached Pens

Does it get any funkier and cooler than this?

14 Personalized Notebooks With Pen

16. Handmade Leather Journal Set

Keep all your outline notes in this gorgeous journal, with pen and box.

15 Leather Journal Set

17. Handcrafted Natural Bamboo Wooden Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Goodbye, plastic. Hello, gorgeous.

16 Wooden Keyboard and Mouse Set

3 Gifts for Writers Under $100

18. Book Lovers Gift Box

Stock up on all the essentials: mug, tea, pencils and erasers, magnetic memo cards, nuts, cookies, and coffee.

17 Writer Gift Box Set

19. Premium Leather Business Portfolio and Professional Organizer

Keep all your gear in one easy place for whenever you want to take your writing on the go.

18 Leather Portfolio

20. Retro Typewriter-Inspired Mechanical Keyboard

A little classy, a little steampunky, and a little vintage. What more could a writer want?

19 Gold Typewriter Keyboard

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!

Wordplayers, tell me your opinion! Which of these gifts for writers is at the top of your Christmas list this year? Tell me in the comments!

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K.M. Weiland is the award-winning and internationally-published author of the acclaimed writing guides Outlining Your Novel, Structuring Your Novel, and Creating Character Arcs. A native of western Nebraska, she writes historical and fantasy novels and mentors authors on her award-winning website Helping Writers Become Authors.


  1. Love this! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Any/all of these would be welcome at my house!

  3. Megan Brummer says

    Definitely added several of these to my Christmas Wishlist on Amazon!

    Merry Christmas to you!

  4. Woot! Woot! I love Christmas! Thanks for this post, Katie!
    I LOVE THAT BAMBOO KEYBOARD AND MOUSE!!!!! *mind explodes*

  5. I definitely want that Journal set, the gift box, and the bamboo keyboard set. Some of these are so awesome, like the typewriter coasters. I love old typewriters. They were a pain to type on, but I still love them.

  6. In Seattle, “Keep Clam” is actually the catchphrase of a popular seafood chain called Ivar’s. So people here would see “Keep Clam and Proofread On” and wonder what you were talking about. 😉

  7. I love your Christmas gift posts! A while ago, my parents asked me to send them a list of what I want for Christmas, and they complained everything on my list had to do with writing. But really, what else is there to ask for? 😉

  8. David Robert Wendel says

    What a great list for Christmas this year!! I would love to have/give many of them. In particular, the Premium Leather Business Portfolio and Professional Organizer, one of the signs (probably the first), Coffee Cup (Love my coffee), and your books for gifts, (since I have all of them.)

  9. Heather Schick says

    I’d love to have the bamboo keyboard and mouse. It’s definitely something different from the usual writers gifts I’ve seen lately.

  10. If I didn’t already work on a laptop, I’d be putting that bamboo wireless keyboard on my wish list. And I’m a BIG vintage typewriter fan (would collect more of them if I had the room) and actually have a picture of a deconstructed typewriter. But I would add this one to my collection, too. Thanks for the ideas.

  11. Nice list! I don’t think that owl is going to give me much inspiration though, more likely anxiety. He looks like he’s ready to peck me in the face if I don’t meet my daily word goal. Well, maybe that’s the sort of motivation I need… 😀

    • K.M. Weiland | @KMWeiland says

      Hah. I’m not sure why, but owls seem to be everywhere these days. They’re following you…

  12. Oh the books for sure!! I smiled when I scrolled down, not expecting to see anything that I really wanted. Creating Character Arcs and the workbook because I have your other books and they’re very helpful. My story is coming along but my book peeps need some shaping and tweaking. The book/workbook have been on my list since their release but I’ve been recovering from tendinitis and just starting to write/type again. I love to oogle the other goodies though, so thanks for the window shopping trip! Very cool finds!

    • K.M. Weiland | @KMWeiland says

      So sorry about the tendinitis. That kind of thing is no fun. Glad you’re enjoying the books though!

  13. I always love your gift for writers list. Thanks!

  14. Valerie Harbolovic says

    As I began the rewrite of my novel, I discovered your blog. Talk about synchronicity! It’s really helping me prepare before I resume my daunting assignment.
    So here’s a weird Christmas wish – I have to write a sex scene, and I don’t want to wind up on the Fiction’s Worst Sex Scene award list. Any pointers or guidelines or thoughts to share on this tough topic?

  15. Saja bo storm says

    Katie, I would love any one of those fabulous and inspirational gifts. You’ve given us an abundance of gifts through your posts. And I thank you. The gift that I wish for you is continued success. I wish for all the writers who follow your post the opportunity to present an audience with their written works.
    Happy Holidays! Peace and Love, Saja.

  16. Happy Holidays!

    It snowed all the way down here in Texas. The stuff’s all over dad’s barbecue pit.

  17. I’m nonchalantly screen-shotting different items on this list and passing them along to a fellow writer friend to see what she says… 😉 I really hope I’ll be able to get her something awesome from this list so I can buy through your links!


  18. Great list! Hubby doesn’t know it yet, but he just bought me the Typewriter Coaster Set for Christmas. He even threw in the nostalgic jacks, because he’s such a nice guy. 😛

  19. My favorite in the list is the premium leather business portfolio and professional organizer. It looks so organized, neat, and unique.

    I also love the “Keep Talking – I Am Taking Notes for My Next Book” pendant. It is funny and it’s so expressive.

  20. Those typewriter coasters. Into my cart they went.

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