Your 2023 Guide to Holiday Gifts for Writers - Craft Your Content

Your 2023 Guide to Holiday Gifts for Writers

As the 2023 festive season approaches, it's time to deck the halls and delight the wordsmiths in your life with thoughtful gifts that will ignite their creative spark. 

If you're seeking the perfect gift for a budding novelist, a journaling aficionado, or the seasoned wordsmith, this curated guide of holiday gifts for writers is here to kindle inspiration and joy.

This year we’ve included both Buy Direct and Amazon links, after a few requests last year. We know that holiday shopping can get expensive, and bulking together shipping costs and other discounts on Amazon can help some folks make the most of their gift-giving budget.

Unwrap the magic of 2023's top literary and writerly holiday gifts. 

Whether they’re scribbling away in a cozy corner or tapping tirelessly at a keyboard, the writer in your life deserves a special something to transform their creative life into a haven of inspiration! 

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Under $20

LEUCHTTURM1917 Self Adhesive Pen Loop ($5.95)

How handy! A device that makes it easy to have a pen on hand with any notebook or journal you're writing in.  

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ZONGS Manual Massage Ball ($7.99)

Maybe it is because it took 6 hours of writing this guide, but a little roller-ball that will help to ease a tense neck and back sounds like bliss.

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KTEBO Frozen Magic Slushy Cup ($7.99)

This viral squishy cup makes slushies and shakes — without the loud WHIRRR of a blender breaking your concentration.

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KOOBOOK Creative Computer Game Memo Pad ($8.99)

Like a 1980s fever dream, these DOS designed notepads bring those middle-aged writers back to a time when this was the software they had.

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Kivosliviz Writer Keychain ($11.29)

Words have power. Writers know this. Remind your writer of their powerful ability to create entire universes through their words.

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Instant Happy Notes ($9.99)

How handy! A device that makes it easy to have a pen on hand with any notebook or journal you're writing in.  

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Under Desk Phone Holder ($11.88)

Need to put your phone in jail while you get those last few hundred words? Hide it away from temptation, but close enough for emergencies.

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Read Banned Books Tote ($12.00)

Ok, hear me out. Go to the bookstore, buy some books, put them in this bag, and walk home with your newly acquired treasures.

Buy Direct 

STET! Dreyer's English: A Game for Language Lovers, Grammar Geeks, and Bibliophiles ($13.99)

There is a small circle of people who will appreciate this game, but for those people, this is a fantastic party night of fun-spirited grammar glee.

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Fabulously Flat Paper Pens ($12.75)

A flat-as-a-piece-of-paper pen to take on the go whenever and wherever you need a writing device. What is this witchcraft?!

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Literary Yarns: Crochet Projects Inspired by Classic Books ($12.94)

These little adorable crochet buddies from classic literature are lovely little projects to curl up with when you don't necessarily want to reach for a book.

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YYDSJFM Creative Water Cup ($13.99)

Writers who want to leave secret messages in their scribbles will enjoy this secret spy treat.

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Let’s Be Smart Together Mug ($15.00)

There's nothing wrong with knowing lots of stuff, and writers have that knowledge kicking around their brain space. This will get folks talking about smart things!

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One More Chapter / Go to Bed Decision Maker Coin ($15.00)

Like there's ever a question? On those rare times you have the willpower to adhere to the fate of the universe, this will help to make a decision.

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Typewriter Popsocket ($14.99)

This is one of the ones I'm asking for in my stocking this season! MyPopsocket needs a change, and this is a good mental memo.

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Writing Motivation Poster ($14.00)

Writers have a responsibility to the world around them. We tell stories that change hearts, transform minds, and shape history. Own that. Literally.

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LumoLeaf No-Spill Pet Water Bowl ($15.99)

We love having our small, furry friends as part of our writing routines. Stepping in puddles of water? Not so much.

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Liquid Motion Bubbler Pens ($16.99)

One can only assume this designer thought "You know what this pen needs? A lava lamp." And they were right!

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The Nocturnal Journal: A Late-Night Exploration of What's Really on Your Mind ($16.00)

When you wake up at 3AM with your mind racing as a writer, it's hard to tell if you have stories to get out or insomnia to work through.

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Scone with the Wind ($17.00)

Got a sweet-tooth? Love to bake? Whipping up a treat over audiobooks? Get inspired with these recipes that are...inspired...by literature.

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Lit Stitch: 25 Cross-Stitch Patterns for Book Lovers ($17.55)

If you want to combine your love of literature with your love of puncturing uplifting phrases into a piece of fabric, this is your sign.

Buy Bookshop || Amazon

IF Bookaroo Notebook Tidy ($15.79)

Imagine, if you will, the ability to leave the house with just your notebook and write to your heart's content. This organizer is a handy way to keep everything you need in one place.

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TENGCHUANG Creative Design Pen Holder ($15.99)

This geometric pen holder pairs perfectly with The Amaranth Vase below – or it  stands out aesthetically on its own.

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Anker 313 Wireless Charger (Stand) ($19.99)

Got research you need to review on your phone while you're writing? Inspiration photos? A playlist you love? This stand lets you keep an eye on things without running down your battery.

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1000 Piece Book Puzzle ($16.99)

Jigsaw puzzles aren't all that different from untangling the complicated points and connections of a writing project. Plus, you get a cool image at the end!

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iJoy Flexible Power Strip ($17.99)

There are some offices and writing spaces where everything fits perfectly. But not all of us are so lucky. If you don’t have space for a big, bulky power strip, this one is flexible.

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Two Tumbleweeds Writing Dice ($19.95)

Know a writer who has been struggling to come up with their next idea? These dice give you new prompts every toss.

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Banned Book Mug ($19.95)

Call it a checklist, call it a statement piece...whatever you want to call it, this mug is the one for anyone who knows what's at stake here.

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Enamel Pin Set ($18.00)

When I was a teen of the 90s, these pins were on every backpack and bucket hat. Recapture the nostalgia with a fun assortment of reading puns.

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Obvious State 2024 Literary Calendar ($18.00)

The art and creativity of the Obvious State literary calendar is what makes this one of my favorite office pieces — and one I look forward to every year.

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$20 - $40

Yunbaoit Visual Analog Timer ($20.99)

For writers who like to break their sprints into blocks of writing and breaks, this is a great little device to keep it accountable, at longer intervals.

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Under Desk Headset Holder with USB ($22.99)

For writers who like to break their sprints into blocks of writing and breaks, this is a great little device to keep it accountable, at longer intervals.

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Literary Knits: 30 Patterns Inspired by Favorite Books ($29.99)

If knitting is your writer's thing, then these patterns with literary inspiration will give them a slew of creative options.

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Standing Clipboard ($22.95)

Shabby chic or cottagecore or whatever it might be, this rustic resource holder makes an earthy addition to any device-ridden desktop.

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Onebttl Stainless Steel Insulated Tumbler ($23.99)

For a vote of confidence in the path they're on, let your writer know they will make it one day. The cup has declared it.

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Mindsight 'Breathing Buddha' Guided Mindfulness Tool ($21.95)

When a writer is on a roll, it's easy to lock into the docs and forget to even breathe. This little guy is a gentle guidance to stay in the flow.

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Acrylic To-Do List For Wall ($21.95)

A daily to-do for your writing sprints. This one can be wiped clean to start anew every night!

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Booked: A Traveler's Guide to Literary Locations Around the World ($27.89)

How do writers get the inspiration for some of the most iconic scenes and settings in literature? This book explores the world to find those spots and share!

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Positive Potato ($26.59)

I have no good explanation for why I love this little potato so much, but it seems like a great little mascot to keep writing motivation strong.

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KPON Invisible Under Desk Wireless Charger ($29.99)

I don't know how this magical device works, but keeping devices charged with the desktop clear sounds magical to me.

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Blind Date with a Book Box ($29.00)

When you don't know what to get a writer, own it! This gift box delivers on "I don't know what to get" by keeping it a surprise for everyone.

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Personalized Keychain Miniature Book ($28.05)

I can't say how many authors I know who would love this gift, but it's a lot of them. A little keepsake to carry around and show off their accomplishment(s).

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Sweary Affirmation Discs ($29.99)

Tough writing session? Reach into a bin and determine which hella-motivating disc is gonna help you push through.

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Books will Change the World Tee ($30.00)

It's always nice when people print simple truths on stuff for the world to understand and see. I bet there's a reader you know who feels the same!

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Amoysanli Knight Pen Holder ($32.98)

Each time a writer lifts their pen or pencil from this humble servant, ready to take on the dragon that is their WIP, they become the hero of their own story.

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Book Sleeves ($29.99)

The same way you protect your laptop from damage when you're out, you might just want to protect your bookish babies.

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County Line Kitchen Mason Jar Infuser ($35.00)

Whether it's cold brew coffee or iced tea, this adds an element of aesthetic design to your favorite infused drink

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Uutensil Stirr Automatic Pan Stirrer ($36.95)

I'm not saying that writers are absent-minded chefs who run off to "quickly jot something down," but I am saying this is a great idea for the kitchen.

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Relatable Quote Candles ($34.00)

For writers who don't like to burn the candle at both ends, these motivating candles might just give them the oomph they need.

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Murder and Mystery - Gothic Poe Bookends ($31.35)

Nevermore will the writers in your life lack inspiration with these bookends that our Senior Content Editor Chris Angelis is hoping to see this season.

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Creative Block ($34.99)

There are times when the writing needs to get written, but the brain is just not braining to make it happen. Get the inspiration to get creative.

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Take A Look, It's in a Book Sweatshirt ($35.00)

There's a generation of writers that will tear up with nostalgia as soon as they see this logo inside a gift that's meant just for them.

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The Amaranth Vase ($34.99)

For those who love to keep flowers on their desk, but suffer through the quick dying blooms and dirty water, this smart vase makes it easier.

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Nodpod ($34.00)

You never realize how much staring at a screen for hours on end wrecks your facial muscles until you stare at a screen for hours on end.

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$40 - $100

Book Nook™ Reading Valet ($50.00)

Keep your place in your book intentionally while displaying your latest read for all to see. Bonus beverage and device holders.

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DeskBoard Buddy ($59.49)

Our Director of Production Erika Rasso has this one on her list, to keep track of everything she manages, including her office supplies!

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The Best Seller Omsom Sauce Set ($59.00)

After a long day of writing work, sometimes all you want is to cook some noodles, protein, and vegetables - and toss them all in a sauce.

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Lochby Field Journal ($59.00)

Whether you write about the outdoors or just like writing outdoors, this waxed canvas booklet will keep your ideas dry and organized.

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VAYDEER USB 3.0 Aluminum Monitor Stand ($69.99)

Raise your writing up to eye level while keeping those devices charged, in one sleek, space-saving design.

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Repurposed Book Tree ($55.00)

If space is limited, or you just want a second tree to celebrate the holidays, this one upcycles those beloved books into a new purpose.

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Read All Night Book Club Hoodie ($48.00)

We all know that one reader who keeps themselves up to 4AM with their newest obsession. (It's me. Hi! I'm the problem, it's me.)

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Speak Your Truth Even If Your Voice Shakes Sweatshirt ($40.00)

A reminder to the writers in your life to get their writing out there, even when they are a little scared, because the world needs their voice.

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Writer Tarot Sweatshirt ($40.79)

If a writer is worried about what the future holds, this soft sweatshirt promises a best-seller on the horizon.

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Read Well Write Well Print ($48.00)

This little print is a great reminder for what fuels a writer's knowledge and imagination.

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Brightech Maxwell Shelf Floor Lamp with USB ($51.99)

It's a shelf! It's a light! It's a charging station! It's all the things!!

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Cihely Candle Warmer Lamp ($69.99)

If you know a writer who loves the ambience of a burning candle but lacks the attention span for open flame in their workspace, this gorgeous lamp handles it all.

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Stained Glass Stacked Books Lamp ($79.99)

Talk about a beautiful conversation piece! If Tiffany got into the book game, it would probably look like this lamp.

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Leather Typewriter Key Cufflinks ($70.49)

A touch of class while still holding true to those writer vibes.

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Tiptiper Nightstand with Charging Station ($79.99)

The ultimate in bedside storage for a reader who wants to keep their books, devices, and blankets within arms reach to get comfy with their reads.

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novium Hoverpen Interstellar Edition ($99.00)

Know a pen and stationary lover? The out-of-this-world gravity defying wonder will wow any writer (and their writer friends!) when they see it.

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Nekteck Shiatsu Foot Massager ($79.99)

Sure, a writer's neck and back and fingers need to be loose and free...but warm, happy feet can only add to a writing sprint.

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Over $100

Tribesigns Height Adjustable C Table ($109.98)

For my couch writing warriors, this little table cart system is like a luxury upgraded lap desk.

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Doorway Punching Bag ($120.00)

When writer's block has you frustrated and so very angry, you can work it out on this little punching bag.

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EMIAH Criss-Cross Armless Office Desk ($229.00)

Last autumn I discovered the bliss of a fleece electric blanket on a brisk evening, and I’ve never gone back.

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Invisidoor Secret Book Latch ($145.00)

Live out your "secret hidden room behind a bookshelf with a book-pull trigger" dreams with this latch system.

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Lego Typewriter ($249.99)

No notes needed. It's a typewriter, made of Legos. You know a collector who needs this!

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Faux Fur Weighted Blanket ($169.00)

Part soft and squishy, part heavy and comforting, this is the perfect curl-up-with-a-journal-and-escape reality blanket

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Holthaus Geometric Bookcase ($165.99)

If you want ALL THE BOOKS but don't have ALL THE SPACE.

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AlfaBot Window Cleaning Robot ($149.99)

I'm not saying that writers spend a ton of time staring out their windows at nothing, but...

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Knotsails Dog Bed for Humans ($144.90)

For when you want to curl up on your dog's plush little pillow bed, but you need a human's plush big pillow bed. Plus, it folds to different shapes.

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Books Everyone Should Own (BESO) Set ($525.00)

Custom-bound classics for anyone looking to get that aesthetically beautiful bookshelf.

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Hyperice Venom Go ($207.00)

If a gentle massage with heat could get an extra thousand words out of a writing session, wouldn't you buy in?

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