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9 gifts to help that writer in your life pursue their passion!

. 7 min read . Written by Gabrielle Clarke

Are you looking for a gift for that writer in your life? Why not get them something that they can use to further pursue their passion? There are a number of tools and fun gift ideas for people who love to write, at first glance it may seem challenging to come up with anything besides pens, pencils and paper.

But once you let your creativity take charge, you will find that even the most seemingly mundane objects can be exciting for a writer as long as you put some thought into it. To help you with your search, here are some amazing gift ideas for every budget!

Best value gifts for writers: $20.00 and under

When it comes to writing, you generally don’t need to spend a bunch of money in order to come up with something that a writer will love! So don’t worry about having a small budget, just be creative and you're sure to find an amazing gift.

Typewriter Pencil Holder

$17.99

If there is one thing many writers have in common, it's a tendency to have an unnecessary amount of stuff on their desk at once. It's inevitable when you spend so much time working in one place, so why not help them keep their space a little more organized?

This pen/pencil holder looks like a mini typewriter and has that vintage charm that gives a little character to your workspace while also serving a functional purpose. This little gift not only shows that you care about them, but that you also recognize their passion for writing!

Travel Journal Notebook

$8.99

As a writer, you never know when inspiration might hit you, this is why it is always best to carry around a notebook or journal as you won’t always be near your computer to record everything! That makes this small, easy to carry notebook an excellent gift for any writer!

It may seem like a simple item to the average person, but for a writer a notebook is an essential tool to have on them at all times if possible. And this notebook comes in a gorgeous vegan leather skin that will allow it to withstand the stress of being carried around on a daily basis. And once you run out of pages to write on, don't worry, it’s refillable!

SATINIOR 60 Pieces Vintage Style Bookmarks

$7.99

These vintage style bookmarks have a lovely design which is very visually appealing, and their thick cardboard construction makes them very durable. This set of bookmarks are the perfect budget friendly gift as any writer is sure to use them while either reading or writing, nobody likes earmarking pages but rarely does anyone have a bookmark on hand.

Here's your chance to solve that problem. Despite costing relatively little, these bookmarks are a way to give a useful gift while sticking to a small budget.


Mid-range gifts for writer: $20-$40.00


This price point is perfect for those looking to get a little bit nicer of a gift that a writer can get a lot of use out of.

Huiphone messenger bag/laptop case

$22.99

The messenger bag/laptop case is the workhorse of a writer's stable, it is something that might see daily usage as they take their work with them to a coffee shop, library, or any other place they like to write. As most writers now work with a laptop, it is essential they can safely bring it with them wherever they please, but at the same time they can also use it to take their notebooks, pens and other tools with them while they travel around.

The Huiphone bag is a great option as it is a well made, good quality bag with an unbeatable price tag. The 15.6 inch laptop sleeve is a perfect fit for almost any laptop on the market, and it’s multiple storage pockets give you ample room for anything else you wish to take with you while working away from home. This is really a gift that any writer will love!

Rocketbook Smart Notebook Folio Cover

$29.00

Whether travelling or working from home, it is essential that a writer keeps their tools of the trade organized and easily accessible, this is where the Rocketbook Folio Cover comes into play. The Folio Cover at first appears to just be another cover for your notebook, but it is much more than that.

Not only does it provide superior protection for your notebook or journal, but also smoothly incorporates pockets to conveniently store everything from pens and notebooks, to passports and important documents.


DAPU Warm Desk Pad

$29.99

While this gift may seem trivial for some, not everyone is lucky enough to live in Southern California where the worst winter weather requires just a long sleeve shirt. The rest of us know just how uncomfortable it can be to get up early and try and work at a cold desk wrapped up in so many layers of clothing you can barely move.

In times like these, finding any source of artificial heat becomes essential, and your cold hard desk is no exception. Enter the DAPU heated desk pad! This desk pad will keep your hands and arms warm as you crank out your next literary masterpiece, no longer do you have to force yourself to brave the cold just to get some work done.

High-end gifts for writers: $40.00+

Are you willing to spend a little extra if it means finding the perfect gift! Then this is the price range you're looking for.

Pilot Namiki Falcon Collection Fountain Pen

$152.00

One common trait among many writers is their love for writing things by hand, although the majority of their work is done on a computer for convenience sake, that love for pen and paper never goes away. And what makes writing by hand so enjoyable? The feel and flow of a good pen.

Now it is possible to get a decent pen for a relatively low price, these are not made with high quality materials, nor are they designed to be refillable with replaceable parts to ensure the pen can be used for generations if taken care of properly. This is the beauty of the fountain pen, an age old designy made with a level of precision we have come to expect from Pilot, and their Namiki collection harnesses the knowledge of Japanese artisans to create a truly spectacular writing experience.


Blue Snowball USB Microphone

$69.99

Now when you think of a writer, you don’t exactly visualize someone speaking into a microphone. However, even the most passionate of writers don’t always feel like breaking out their notebook or keyboard everytime they have an idea or inspiration for one of their projects. This is the beauty of a simple, easy to use microphone such as the Blue Snowball.

With a professional quality of audio recording combined with the simplicity of a USB plug and play setup process, this makes the Blue Snowball microphone the perfect tool for the avid writer who is always coming up with new ideas to write about but sometimes prefers to casually record their thoughts to sort out later.


Qwerkywriter S Typewriter Inspired Retro Mechanical Wired & Wireless Keyboard

$269.99

This is no ordinary keyboard, it’s mechanical typewriter style and feel may have you convinced it is some simple, low-tech device. However, that is the beauty of the Qwerkywriter keyboard, it combines the beloved mechanical click of the keys with the convenience of modern technology including bluetooth connectivity to all of your devices!

Whether typing on your phone, tablet or computer, you can still retain that typewriter feel. Powered by a rechargeable battery, and with a built in tablet/phone holder, this keyboard can be used practically anywhere you want to take it! Do you know a writer who has a love for vintage machines, but craves the convenience of modern technology? Then it looks like you just found the perfect gift!