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Christmas Gifts for Writers – for Every Part of the Writing Process!

Writers are easy to buy for. Get us a book or a pen, and we’ll probably be happy. But why not take it to the next level? Why not grab (or ask for) a gift to help your favorite writer ace every part of the writing process. Shopping for Christmas gifts is always one of my favorite parts of the season. Following are some ideas for gifts for writers.

Christmas Gifts for Writers - for Every Part of the Process

Gifts for Writers Who Are Brainstorming


No more great ideas down the drain! Inspiration often strikes in the shower. Make sure you’re ready with this waterproof pad and pencil.

Aqua Notes

Create Poster

Declare your creative passion with a snazzy poster that also reminds you to keep your imagination active.

Create Poster

Gifts for Writers Who Are Outlining

Ergonomic Pen

If, like me, you prefer to do your brainstorming and outlining with the raw tactility of pen and paper, save your wrists and fingers with an ergonomic pen.

Ergonomic Pen


What inspires us more than the blank page? How about the blank page of a super-classy leather journal?

Leather Journal

Erasable Pen

Like writing with a pen, but wish you could erase some of those not-so-good ideas? Voila! An erasable pen.

Erasable Pen


Gifts for Writers Who Are Researching


Nothing is more annoying than a book that refuses to stay open when you need your hands free to transcribe notes (or eat). Let a bookstand do the heavy lifting for you.



Magnetic Bookmarks

These cuties work great for marking the pages on which you’ve made notes or highlighted passages that need to be transcribed into your research notes.

Magnetic Bookmarks


Novel Teas

While you’re snuggled up with your latest research tome, why not make yourself some literary-themed tea?

Novel Teas

Gifts for Writers Who Are (Gasp!) Writing

Keyboard Decal

Jazz up your fingers’ dancing floor with a gorgeous keyboard decal.

Keyboard Decal


iPad Keyboard

Taking your writing on the go with your iPad and a handy external keyboard.

iPad Keyboard


Keep writer’s block at bay with a reminder to those imaginary friends who keep everything running smoothly upstairs.

Writer's Block Mousepad


Gifts for Writers Who Are Editing

Flash Drive Pen

Flash drive? Check. Pen? Check. Stylus? Check.

Flash Drive Pen


Writing Tote

Haul your edit-in-progress manuscripts around in style.

Keep Calm and Write On


Writers Who Are Celebrating

Kindle Case

Celebrate the completion of your latest book by buying yourself something special—like a horde of new books and a spancy new Kindle case in which to read them.

Handwriting Leather Kindle Case

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night Board Game

Throw a book-completion party and get your bibliophile friends together for a game of literary first lines.

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night Board Game

Happy shopping and merry Christmas!

Tell me your opinion: What writing-related gift is at the top of your Christmas list this year?

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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. Whoa. That stylus/pen/flash drive thing is amazing. 🙂

    • K.M. Weiland says:

      I thought that one was pretty nifty myself. I love “themed” flash drives. But themed flash drives that are multi-purpose? Even better!

  2. If I had my way, I’d be getting a new laptop. But, at this point, I’d just be happy if my husband promised me some alone time to work on my 5 1/2 year old laptop sans children!

    Seriously, though, I’d also take a new Kindle… for some reason, mine’s starting to get slow. 🙁 It’s 3 years old this Christmas…

  3. Water proof notes…genius.

  4. A tablet would be on my list, preferably 8-10 inches in size.

    • K.M. Weiland says:

      Tablets are great. They’re do-all little machines – although I still prefer the reading-only Kindles for e-books.

  5. Fab ideas! Gotta get me some of these things. Thanks for the great ideas!

  6. That Flash Drive Pen is a great find! I’ll definitely be buying it for myself before gifting one to somebody else! And I love notebooks- can’t have too many of them at all. Great list, K.M!

  7. I love the editing post it notes, and the flash drive pen is pretty cool too! If I had to choose, I’d pick the tote bag. Got a new laptop for my birthday. Sorry Liberty. 🙂

  8. Anouk Rot says:

    A good idea is Scrivener. I’m right now writing my bachelor thesis in it and I’m recommending it to all my fellow students. I bought it a year ago and still have fun with it.

    • K.M. Weiland says:

      I’ve always been happy with the purportedly similar (and free) yWriter. But I’m about to break down and play Santa to myself with a Scrivener present before I start my next novel in January.

      • You won’t regret it. I don’t know YWriter, but I can’t imagine that it has the same level of usability and features.
        By the way I just read ‘The Memory Lights’ and found it beautiful. I love to come to Your site and browse the old blog entries when I’m done writing (as a treat). I’m looking forward to Your new steampunk novel!

  9. I’m kind of in love with that bookstand. I’d love to have one of those next to my computer!

  10. The Aqua Notes has to be my favorite! I get all my book ideas is my sleep, but I brainstorm in the shower. Perfect!

  11. Great list!

    A blank journal or notebook of any shape or size always makes me happy and the flashdrive pen is great but I’d have to get it in gel ink. My favorite (besides a blank notebook) is a gift card to a place like Staples or Barnes and Nobles where I can get lots of goodies — pens, notebooks, cool and inspiring office knick knacks. 🙂

    • K.M. Weiland says:

      I actually love the scratchy pens. Something about that sound is inspiring. Plus, gels pens write too smoothly – which makes me write even sloppier than usual!

  12. This is a really neat post the way you split it up into gifts for each part of the writing process. I like the idea of a keyboard decal. On my Christmas list, I want Amazon gift cards so I can buy books from my favorite author for Kindle or in print.

  13. Thanks for posting this; I was stumped on what to get a friend. Now I’ve finished my shopping. Yay!

  14. “Two of my best buds are writers in our team so I hope that I could give them one of these cool items. Sice this is holiday season, I also made my list but is exclusive for deisgners and developers. Other people could also get those cool stuff that I listed if they insist. You can check it here:


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