Great Gift for Writers! Meraki Writers Subscription Box

Great Gift for Writers! Meraki Writers Subscription BoxI love subscription boxes. They come in the mail once a month, full of fun little goodies you might never have even heard of otherwise, much less purchased for yourself.

That’s why I was excited to have the opportunity to review the Meraki Box from Alicia Jones, who curates this customizable, affordable, and highly giftable subscription box for writers.

What Is a Meraki Box?

According to the website, ​

Meraki means to do something with soul, with creativity; to put something of yourself into your work. There could not be a better description of what writers, authors, and editors do. Every word is written with love, with passion, with hope. Our boxes are designed to encourage and inspire literary artists.

Every Meraki box comes with four to five literary items, with the option of adding specialized items of chocolate, coffee, or tea.

What Was in My Meraki Box?

And now for the best part of any subscription box: opening and discovering what you’ve got!

Mine included:

Meraki Literary Subscription Box

Here’s a look at all the goodies I found inside my Meraki box.

Meraki Literary Subscription Box Notebook and Pencil

Cute pencil and fun notebook.

Meraki Literary Subscription Box Literary Goodies

Assorted literary goodies included an adhesive library pocket, a magnetic bookmark, and “desktop essentials.”

Meraki Literary Subscription Box Necklace and Notebook

A stylish writing pendant.

Meraki Literary Subscription Box Coffee

Pumpkin spice coffee (mug and spoon not included—those are mine).

The box comes with a stylish gold ribbon (which I didn’t get a picture of, since I was too eager to get into it). It’s a fun and very nicely priced item (just $10-$15 per box) that would make a great gift for writers on your list, as well as a bright spot in your own month.

Check it out right here!

Wordplayers, tell me your opinion! What do you think makes an inexpensive great gift for writers? Tell me in the comments!


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K.M. Weiland lives in make-believe worlds, talks to imaginary friends, and survives primarily on chocolate truffles and espresso. She is the IPPY and NIEA Award-winning and internationally published author of the Amazon bestsellers Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel. She writes historical and speculative fiction from her home in western Nebraska and mentors authors on her award-winning website.


  1. Hi! Nice box, too bad I’m not living in the US 🙁

    • K.M. Weiland | @KMWeiland says:

      Yeah, international shipping is killer.

      • I have a story of a dragon human hybrid(who can transform from human with a tail to dragon) getting into conflict with his dragon slayer king father who is trying to wipe the dragons off the post apocalyptic fantasy hybrid world

        Thoughts on this premise?

  2. Sorry if this appears sexist, but it’s all a little ‘girly’ isn’t it?… Blokes write too, you know.

    Now maybe a bottle of a decent malt, but more useful would be a directory of ‘expert resources’ for writers – direct line phone numbers (instead of regional or ‘public relations’ switchboards and e-mail addresses) to regional and local police stations, customs departments, military establishments… in fact all those people you want to check details with but can’t easily find the number, like airports and airlines operational people, rather than the ‘help desk’ that rarely is.
    A box full of practical goodies for writers, rather than toys and gimmicks… That’s a gift for a writer.

    • Chris, I was actually thinking something similar … seems like it’s very much designed for ladies. Which is great — but it would be cool to have something like a “Hemingway” box that had more masculine-themed goodies inside. I love the overall idea, though. We writers are a lonely bunch, and love to get mail. 🙂

    • I would agree – a little girly. Most of it seems more like eye candy than clever or useful tools for writers. This particular subscription box seems to market more towards women (FairyLoot, a subscription I order based in Australia definitely falls under this category), but there are many different subscription boxes out there. I’ve already heard of 4 just for writers.

  3. Ms. Albina says:

    Cool. I am a chocolate lover.

  4. I got one and it was SO. MUCH. FUN!

  5. All the yes!!!! I had a subscription to one last year and they cancelled it because they could not come up with a price point everyone was happy with. Love this!

  6. In answer to your question– those waterproof notepads are great for catching ideas before they swirl down the drain. Some places will offer gift cards in any amount so a $5.00 card is an inexpensive treat for a writer. How about a pair of crazy-looking socks to get the creativity flowing or an instrumental CD?

  7. It looks like a fun box to receive. I like the concept, but I’m not sure how a “subscription” would work. On a regular basis, how many different boxes could someone create without resorting to gimmicks as fillers?

    • K.M. Weiland | @KMWeiland says:

      I’ve done lots of different kinds of subscription boxes over the years–food, mostly. They’re a lot of fun.

  8. I love the box! I just ordered three months for myself, for coffee drinkers. Love this. Gifts for writers? I don’t know much about that, I have lawyers for brothers! I sent my oldest brother the entire Master and Commander set that my husband sent me and you had recommended, and my brother loves it so much he is on page 2000 and something. Great gifts I would recommend might be fancy bulletin boards and also my mother in law gave me a way oversized notebook that I have been outlining a story in, my summer un-romance, and I managed to track down two more of those. That was a great gift for me.

    • K.M. Weiland | @KMWeiland says:

      Can’t go wrong with Master and Commander. 😀 Probably my all-time favorite series (although I still haven’t finished it).

  9. Charlene Gibb says:

    Hi, K.M.,

    I came across a website that offers scented candles for writers. They come in aromas such as Book Cellar, Gatsby’s Mansion, Oxford Library, and Sherlock’s Study. They run about $18. CDN per candle. I haven’t purchased any yet, but I certainly intend to. I’m also planning on gifting a few. I can smell then already! Read these entrepreneur’s About page – they are truly inspirational people.

    For anyone who is “crafty”, you can make your own gift. I took a writing specialization course last year (which I now mentor) and my sister printed the entire seven months of narrative I wrote as assignments and printed my certificates. She took a regular binder, put stunning – and I mean stunning – material around it. She then embroidered a separate “plaque” which she sewed on to the front which said, “Words have Wings”.

    I wrote her a novella and had it printed at Lulu for $13. Just saying, we are writers. Write something to inspire someone else and then print it for them! You don’t get a much more personal gift than that. Designing the book cover was a learning curve, but I got passed it.

    I hope you and your readers have a fantastical day.

    They also have soy tarts and sample packs.

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