Sometimes buying Christmas gifts is fun. Sometimes it’s hard. If you’re like me, you’re always on the watch for that perfect unique gift for all your favorite people on your list. In this year’s installment of our annual Christmas Gifts for Writers post, see if you can find just the right gift for the writers on your list–or for yourself. Never too late to get that letter off to the North Pole, right?
Christmas Gifts for Fun-Loving Writers
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Every writer needs a mascot! Why not let your mascot be your muse too? Set action-figure Jane up on your desk for some everyday inspiration (or maybe just playtime). You can complete the set with Shakespeare, Dickens, and Poe.
Save all your important writing and show off your proud inner nerd with this set of four 8GB flash drives, featuring our favorite Marvel Avengers.
Jazz up your writing sessions with a visual symphony to accompany your writing music. It’s like the fireworks in your brain right before your eyes!
Christmas Gifts for Writers Who Are Researching
Make sure you’re getting all your facts right in your latest story by double-checking commonly made errors in these handy reference guides.
4. Body Trauma: A Writer’s Guide to Wounds and Injuries by David W. Page
5. The Writer’s Guide to Weapons by Benjamin Sobieck
6. Swordfighting, for Writers, Game Designers and Martial Artists by Guy Windsor
Christmas Gifts for Health-Conscious Writers
Life at a desk can cause major health problems, both to our backs, necks and wrists, and also to compressed internal organs. One smart solution is a balance-ball chair that encourages good posture, as well as circulation. That it strengthens your abs and other core muscles is just a bonus!
Ergonomic mouses (mice?) have been attempting to address the problem of wrist strain and repetitive injury for a long time. This revolutionary new design seeks to mimic the more natural movements of our hands when writing, allowing for less repetitive movement. This model is designed for mobile tablets; they also offer a laptop model.
Standing desks can be a great alternative to sitting all day at your computer. This model sits atop your desk and adjusts up and down, so you can choose when to sit and when to stand to best alleviate the pressure on your back.
Christmas Gifts for Reading Writers
10. Zipper Bookend
Zip up your place in your favorite book with this clever little bookmark.
No more getting a crick in your neck while reading in bed. Lie flat and see your book’s pages without straining your eyes or contorting your position.
Organize your latest batch of books and show off your punctuating style with these beautiful bookends.
Christmas Gifts for Stylish Writers
This gorgeous little number does triple duty as a fashion statement, a timepiece, and a reminder of this universal truism among readers and writers.
Get your toes warm on Christmas morning with these funky odes to the retro library card.
Perfect for Wordplayers who follow my daily #YouKnowYouAreAWriterWhen tag on Twitter and Facebook! Let the world know what it’s really like to be a writer.
Christmas Gifts for Writing Writers
Get it? It’s a visual pun!
I’m not generally much of one for writing exercises, but nearly every card in this deck offers some kind of insightful and cliche-bursting suggestion.
Never waste time typing up research notes and the like again. Instantly, scan and digitize your entire library.
Christmas Gifts for Mobile Writers
Never confuse your charger with someone else’s. Stamp it with your personal style, for pleasure as well as purpose. This “Heroes” set is my favorite (naturally).
Who says we can’t be tech-cool and old-school? Go back to your pencil-writing roots with this premium walnut digital stylus for your phone and tablet.
Sometimes a change of scenery can do wonders for stuck creativity. Take your desk on the move with this stylish, space-conserving laptop desk.
Christmas Gifts for Organized Writers
Hide your ugly old tissue box with behind this lovely handcrafted ode to old books.
Keep your papers (and keys) off your desk and neatly sorted in this beautiful antique-replica organizer.
What writer can’t always use another bookshelf? Take advantage of that empty corner space in your office to display even more of your favorite books.
Christmas Gifts for Writers Who Are Always Learning
25. Writing How-To Books
Finally, don’t forget that writing how-to books are always at the top of any writer’s list. You can check out my full list of Recommended Reading for Writers and my own series of writing books below. Merry Christmas, everyone!