10 Christmas gift ideas for Writers

Are you still looking for a Christmas present for the Writer in your life? Are you a writer fed up with only getting pens and notebooks?

Here are ten gift ideas that should really go down a treat this Christmas!


Aqua Notes

Show of hands: Who has had their most brilliant plot twist come to them in the shower? And promptly forgot it again by the time you grabbed a towel? Well, no more! Aqua Notes have specially coated paper. You can attach them to the tiles and write with the provided pencil while you’re in the shower! One reviewer claims it even works underwater!

Aqua Notes, waterproof paper, notepad
Aqua Notes. Picture from Amazon.

 

Bananagrams

Forget Scrabble! Bananagrams is word fun without having to wait your turn! The pouch makes it very easy to transport and play anywhere you like. And a writer might not even need a partner to play this – maybe it’ll help with writer’s block, putting words together as fast as possible.

Bananagrams, word game, Scrabble, Christmas
Bananagrams. Photo taken from Amazon

The Writer’s Toolbox

A great piece of kit in a writer’s arsenal is The Writer’s Toolbox. It features a booklet, 4 plot twist spinners, 60 wooden exercise sticks and 60 creative cards that should help a writer move the plot along.

The Writer's Toolbox. Picture: The Literary Gift Company
The Writer’s Toolbox. Picture: The Literary Gift Company

Fisher Bullet Space Pen

OK, I said pens might be boring, but the Fisher Bullet Space Pen is out of this world! It was designed to be used in space and versions of it are on the International Space Station. Big deal? This pen writes at any angle. It writes in temperatures from -45°C to 120°C. It writes underwater and on grease. The ink doesn’t smudge, leak or evaporate. As far as pens go, this is pretty much it.

Fisher Bullet Space Pen in Chrome. Photo: Amazon
Fisher Bullet Space Pen in Chrome. Photo: Amazon

Story Cubes

No plot? Maybe Story Cubes can help! 9 dice, 54 images and more than 10 million possible combinations can be used as the basis for a story, either by yourself or during story-time under the Christmas tree. There are also add-on packs with further dice, including Enchanted, Prehistoria, Clues, Actions and Voyages.

Rory's Story Cubes. Photo: Amazon
Rory’s Story Cubes. Photo: Amazon

Zipped Pouch – Library Card

This 22cm x 15cm zippered canvas pouch looks like a Library Card. Useful and versatile, it can hold anything from pens to toiletries. And with this print there’ll be no doubt just who the pouch belongs to!

Zipped Pouch - Library Card design. Comes in natural (pictured) or yellow. Photo: The Literary Gift Company
Zipped Pouch – Library Card design. Comes in natural (pictured) or yellow. Photo: The Literary Gift Company

 

The Storymatic

The Storymatic is a writing prompt, a teaching tool, a parlor game, and a toy – all in one little box. With 540 cards to pick in order to move your plot along, the possibilities are endless! There is also a Kids Storymatic available!

The Storymatic. Photo: Storymatic
The Storymatic. Photo: Storymatic

Coffee or Tea Gift Basket

Let’s face it, every writer lives on oxygen, caffeine and pure imagination. A Coffee Gift Box like Little Latte Love might be just the thing, especially, if they like to experiment with different strengths and flavours. And for Tea-Lovers who also love shows and movies like BBC Sherlock, Doctor Who, Firefly, Harry Potter and Teen Wolf, Adagio Teas does Fandom Blend Tea Samplers which include loose tea blends inspired by the different characters or potions.

Little Latte Love coffee basket. Photo: NextDayCoffee
Little Latte Love coffee basket. Photo: NextDayCoffee

 

Harry Potter Fandom Tea Blend Samples. Photo: Adagio Teas
Harry Potter Fandom Tea Blend Samples. Photo: Adagio Teas

Dictaphone

Sometimes writers simply have to talk out loud, hear their ideas, try out sentences or dialogue before committing them to paper. A dictaphone like the Kinps SPY could be a worthwhile investment. Descriptions can be recorded while you’re out and about and that plot twist won’t be forgotten. It fits into any pocket, so it is always available, even when pen and paper aren’t.

Kinps SPY voice recorder. Photo: Amazon
Kinps SPY voice recorder. Photo: Amazon

 

Thermos Travel Mug

Those early mornings and late nights writing wouldn’t be possible without hot tea / coffee / cocoa (delete as appropriate). A leak/spill proof bottle that keeps the chosen beverage hot (or cold for that matter) is essential. The Contigo Autoseal West Loop holds 20 ounces/600ml which makes it perfect for those all-nighters during which the coffee just needs to keep coming.

(Little tip: when you order at coffee shop chains, you can ask them to fill your beverage into your travel mug instead and enjoy it hotter for longer!)

 

Contigo Autoseal West Loop. Photo: Amazon
Contigo Autoseal West Loop. Photo: Amazon

 

 

What sort of gifts for writers are on your wishlist? 

 

Christmas gifts for Writers
Christmas gifts for Writers
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