Monday, December 2, 2019

19 Unique Gifts for Writers and Readers in 2019

by Alycia W. Morales     @AlyciaMorales

Most gift lists for writers will have the generic writer T-shirts, jewelry, games, Scrivener, cups, etc. When I decided to curate this list, I wanted to provide truly unique gift offerings for writers. Christmas is quickly catching up to us, so hopefully you can find something original to gift that writer with this year!

19 Unique Gifts for Writers in 2019

1. Gift Cards: 

This one is generic, but a lot of writers I know (including myself) love gift cards. Some of the favorite places are Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, and amazon. What makes this gift unique is that the individual can choose what he or she wants, and you can rest assured they'll be pleased.

2. Laptop Skins: 

I love shopping for unique laptop skins and cases and stickers. With a multitude of artists, they have plenty to choose from. Check out the "I Create Worlds" Laptop Skin here.

3. Bookends: 

Writers read. Why not get some cool bookends for your writer friend? Check out these WRITER bookends by Knob Creek Metal Arts on Etsy.

4.  Writing Gloves:

I'm a huge fan of these fingerless writing gloves. Especially when it turns cold outside. Check out these A Christmas Carol writing gloves by storiarts on Etsy.

5. Christmas Ornaments

Find something unique for the writer's Christmas tree. Check out these ornaments:

There, Their, They're Rustic Ornament by Convertible Girl Shop on Etsy

 Little Author Ornaments on Bas Bleu (featuring Poe, Dickens, Dickinson, & Austen)

Vintage Typewriter Ornament Set by Creationz By Catherine on Etsy

6. A Book Box Subscription

There are box subscriptions for everything these days! Check out some of the boxes for readers:

 Fairyloot (Fantasy YA)

Owl Crate (YA)

Coffee and a Classic (Classic Lit, Classic Children's Lit, Classic Nonfiction)

7. Bookish Candles

What writer doesn't love the scent of antique books? Or maybe you'd like a themed candle based on your favorite tale? Check out these bookish candles:

Antique Books by Werther and Gray on Etsy

Forks, WA by The Cheeky Nose on Etsy

The Shire Sweetgrass by North Ave Candles on Etsy

Christmas at Hogwarts by A Court of Candles

8. Book Sleeves

Men have drink cozies. Writers and readers have book cozies. Protect your latest read (or your e-reader) while you're on the go with these:

The Cozy Life on Etsy

Book Nerd by Lukie Dukie on Etsy

Tea Time by StoryHero on Etsy

Steam Punk Inspired by Baby My Book on Etsy

Signature Library Card by Baby My Book on Etsy

9. Artwork

Have you ever wanted artwork to hang on your office wall for inspiration? Here are some pieces to consider:

@whimsicalillustration is one of my favorite book artists. Check out her print from the Caraval series by Stephanie Garber. She does commission work! This would make a great gift for a writer if you can describe a character or scene from the author's book.

Write Here Write Now Print by typeshyshop on Etsy

William Faulkner Quote Poster by Santander Art on Etsy

10. Handbags

My best friend bought me a purse with a library print on it. You wouldn't believe how many compliments I've received on that bag!

These are on amazon:

Women's Tote Bag

Unisex Messenger Bag

Women's Handbag

11. Music to Write By

Everyone has their favorite music to write by. Some like soundtracks. Others like classical. I, personally, like a variety. It really depends on what I'm writing.

Consider gifting your writer with a year's subscription to Spotify or iTunes or amazon music.

Or, order them the music you know they love.

Some of my favorites are Lindsey Stirling, the Downton Abbey soundtrack, and a variety of music stations on amazon music.

12. A Writing or Blogging Planner

 My Brilliant Writing Planner by Susan May Warren

 The Writer's Planner by Laura Kinker

13. A Weekend Away

Sometimes, authors need a getaway in order to find that extra boost of inspiration they need in order to put those words on the pages. Book a cabin in the mountains or a condo at the beach and let that author in your life get away from the every day for a weekend (or a week!).

14. Coffee Mug

I know coffee mugs can be generic, but what if you could personalize the mug? With a caricature? And the writer's first name? Check out this one by Tooned Up Gifts on Etsy.

15. 100 Essential Novels Scratch-off Chart

This is really cool! It's a poster of 100 classic reads, like To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies and Fahrenheit 451. They're covered in part by gold foil. As you read the novel, you scratch it off on the poster. What a great way to keep track of your classics reading list! I want one!

16. A Custom Photo Blanket

Some writers like to snuggle into a comfy chair, pull a blanket over their lap, and go to work. Instead of a picture of a person, you could customize their throw blanket with pictures of their book covers. Check out this blanket by Custom Cat Face on Etsy.

17. Tea or Coffee

Again, this could be generic... but!

What if your tea was based on a writer? Check out these literary teas by Rosie Lea Tea UK on Etsy. Your tea could be called Louisa May Alcott or F. Scott Fitzgerald. She has over 48 teas named after literary greats!

Hop on over to amazon to find these Novel Teas by Bag Ladies Teas.

 Know someone who writes suspense or thrillers or crime or war-themed books? Black Rifle Coffee Company has something for them!

18. An Hourglass

 Help your writer stay on task for up to 60 minutes with one of these hourglasses.

Do writing sprints with a pack of 6 hourglasses timed at 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, & 30 minutes.

Romance writer? Here's an hourglass for you!

Here's another great hourglass for the romance writer in your life.

This dragon hourglass is perfect for the fantasy writer!

Does your writer drink tea? This perfect tea timer hourglass set can not only tell you when your tea is steeped well; you can do a writing sprint while it steeps!

19. Computer Accessories

Every writer enjoys little perks. What if that perk was an accessory for their workday?

Check out this steampunk keyboard from Azio on amazon.

Slavatech on amazon has created this nifty steampunk thumb drive.

Like writing on a typewriter? Now you can have a keyboard complete with clacking sounds.

Maybe you're a romance writer or a fan of lipstick colors. Check out this keyboard.

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What would you add to our list? We'd love to hear from you in the comments below!