40+ Best Gifts for Writers, Poets, & Screenwriters 2022

Are you looking for gift ideas for your favorite writer? Whether you need a unique gift for Christmas, a birthday, or something else, you’ve come to the right place. As a community of writers, we can tell you the best gifts for writers. Below we’ve listed our favorite ideas for gifts for writers.

We have specific guides for different types of writers, so check out these sections below:

While we have tried to provide gift options that will work for most people, we recommend that you only use the following list as a way to get ideas for the best gifts for writers. You will want to buy a gift that you know will delight your writer.

Best Gifts for Writers

Below are some of our favorite gifts for writers of all kinds. We hope that these spark inspiration for your next gift-giving event.

Waterproof Notepad

Everyone knows that the best brainstorming happens in the shower. In fact, 72% of people get creative ideas in the shower. The worst thing is when you have a great idea in the shower and then you forget it by the time you dry off. Not anymore! Get your favorite writer a waterproof notepad for the shower. It even comes with a pencil attached to a suction cup.

Waterproof Shower Notepad

Writer’s Block Remedies – A Geat Gift for Writers

Writer’s blocks is no fun. As a writer, the ideas need to keep flowing. Below are some gifts you get that will make that writer’s block become the writer’s flow. There won’t be anything stopping your writer now!

A Block of Ideas

Most writers will encounter writer’s block occasionally if not on a daily basis. Why not get them a gift that will cure their writer’s block? This literal block features over 780 ideas to help your writer overcome their momentary inability to write. They can simply open this block anytime they are stuck and they will instantly get ideas for writing. This 3″x3″x3″ is so portable and small that it can easily be placed on any writing desk without taking up much space.

Writer Emergency Pack

The Writer Emergency Pack contains 26 cards which should spark creative juices so that your writer can get back to writing.

Noise-Canceling Headphones

The world is filled with distractions and noisy environments. Noise-canceling headphones will give your favorite writers a rest from the cacophony around them. We highly recommend Sennheiser, Sony, and Bose.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa Voice Control - Black

A Puzzle

Sometimes all a writer needs to get going again is a break from their work. Get them a puzzle as a gift to give them an excuse to take a break.

Dammit Doll

If the writer’s block aides fail to spark creativity for your favorite writer, they may need to resort to physical violence. We’re not talking about hurting anyway, but throwing a dammit doll across the room might just get their creative juices flowing. These are better than a stress ball.

Board Games

Board games are one of the best gifts for writers. Whether to take a break, socialize with friends, or simply to spark new ideas board games are a great gift.

Travel Scrabble

Most likely your favorite writer is also a word nerd so they’re sure to enjoy Travel Scrabble. It’s the take-anywhere version of the classic board game. The tiles click in so you don’t have to worry about tiles falling off of the board. Perfect when you are traveling in vehicles or simply at a hotel. If your friend is not already fed-up with Words with Friends, they’re sure to enjoy Travel Scrabble and might even ask whether you want to join in!


Dixit is the storyteller’s favorite game. In order to win, you have to convince everyone else that your story card is the best. What better way to be creative on a Friday night with friends?

It also won the prestigious Spiel de Jahres award for board game design in 2010, and it remains one of the board games best loved by writers.


Storymatic is not only a great card game to play with friends, but also a great writer’s block destroyer. Great dual purpose game.

A Back and Neck Massager

Hours of sitting at a writing desk can make any writer’s back tired and knotted up. Give the gift of a heated back and neck massager.

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Datexx The Miracle TimeCube

Easily keep on task by setting a timer with this block. Just set the time you want ( 1, 3, 5 and 7 minutes) facing up and get to work while limiting distractions. Great for using the Pomodoro Technique for productivity.

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A Desk Fan

A desk fan will keep your favorite writer cool in the summer and winter (when the heat is too high). A great gift for a home office desk!

Desk Fan

Desktop Zen Garden

For those moments where no inspiration lows, let your favorite writer mediate on this beautiful desktop zen garden.


Creative people love whiteboards. Whether used to jot down quick notes, map out a plotline, or just convey ideas to others, a whiteboard is a must for any writer’s workspace. Even if they already have one, writers can always use more space. This whiteboard magnetic, so you can still pin pages or other bits of inspiration to it.

Desk Lamp

Writers spend hours crouched over their writing tables, sometimes in dim light. Make sure that they at least have a well-lit desk lamp.

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Notebooks / Literary Journals – A Great Gift for Writers

Notebooks are the foundation of any writer’s toolbox and allow them to write as their mind wanders capturing new ideas or expressing their thoughts. You’ll want a notebook that is small enough to fit in their bags or backpack. The other thing you’ll want to make sure of is whether your favorite writer prefers lined or unlined notebooks. Below you’ll see our top recommended notebooks that can be gifts for writers.

Moleskine Notebook

As one of the de facto best gifts for writers, the classic moleskine notebook is a must. Moleskine notebooks generally fit the bill pretty well as a great gift for writers. You’ll want to make sure that the notebook is small enough that it can easily be carried around. Moleskines come in both lined and unlined.

Composition Notebook

A classic of high school literature classes, the composition notebook is also a common favorite among writers. The covered binding doesn’t get caught in backpacks and is likely to last as long as the pages in the notebook.

Bullet Journal

Bullet journaling has become a recent trend and many writers have adopted this method of journaling to quickly capture their thoughts throughout the day and plan their weeks. Get your favorite writer a nice bullet journal as a gift and they’ll thank you when their days are finally organized!

Writing Software

No writer’s job these days would be complete without the best writing software to make their lives easier. Besides for reviewng our list of best distraction-free writing tools, see if they’d be interested in any of these other software tools.


Grammarly is our favorite writing tool. It comes in both a free version and paid version. You can read more about the differences here. If you want to get Grammarly Premium as a gift for your favorite writer, you can score a 10% discount.


We use Evernote daily here at Capitalize My Title to keep track of our notes, ideas, and to-dos. It’s one of the easiest to use note-taking apps and it syncs all of your notes across devices. Get your favorite writer a Premium Evernote subscription.

Best Note Taking App - Organize Your Notes with Evernote


CoSchedule is a great website for content planning. They give teams and writers incredible flexibility to schedule content creation and publishing on blogs, social media, and more. If your favorite writer owns a blog or website that regularly publishes content, CoSchedule might just be the tool they need.


Coffee Mugs

It’s a cliche that writers frequent coffee shops, but if your favorite writer is a coffee or tea drinker, they will love this gift. Not only will they be able to caffeinate themselves for daily writing sessions, they can also show off their personalities with great writer sayings. Just be wary of any passive-aggressive messages they may send you. You never know how true they could be!

Literary T-Shirts

If mugs aren’t their thing, how about a t-shirt? There are a lot of t-shirts out there with funny literary sayings. Perfect for your favorite writer.

A New Laptop

If you are willing to spend a little bit for, a new laptop can make all the difference for your writer. If they’ve been using the same laptop for years, they will certainly appreciate a quicker laptop with a longer battery so they focus more on the writing and less on the tech. Head over to our guide on the best laptops for writers for details on what to look for in a new laptop. You’ll want to make sure the laptop you buy has the right specs and battery life so that your favorite writer will love their gift. Macs are great laptops for writers due to their anti-glare screens which allow for writing outdoors.

Below are our two favorite laptops for writers.

Apple MacBook Air

Google Pixelbook (PC)

Google Pixelbook - Gifts for Writers

A New Pen

Writers always need new pens. Whether their current ones have run out of ink or they’ve lost them, a new pen will always be a welcome gift. We have written previous articles about the best pens for writing and best fountain pens which you can find below.

Best Pens

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Best Fountain Pens

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If you want to give jewelry as a gift to your favorite writer, try this beautiful silver bracelet. It goes great with many styles and will allow your Hemingway to show off their writing pride! Here are a few other jewelry options as well.

Book Lover Scents

Most writers also read a lot. Usually, people read books for the content, but sometimes it’s just the aromatherapy of the books themselves. If that’s the case, you can get them a book scented candle or cologne for book lovers.

Demeter Fragrance Library - Paperback Cologne Spray 1oz

Book Candles The Library Set - 3, 4 Ounce Handmade Soy Candles


If book scents aren’t the best option for your favorite writer, then a bookmark is always welcome.

Writing Tablet

If your writer loves to write on the computer, they might even like to handwrite. The Wacom Bamboo Slate Smartpad allows you to take handwritten notes and then digitize the notes automatically with the touch of a button. No more excuses for partially filled notebooks lying around.

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Kindle Gift Card

There’s a great chance that your favorite writer also loves to read, so why not get them a Kindle gift card? With a Kindle gift card, they can purchase any book from Amazon’s wide selection to read instantly on their Kindle. Get one here.

Writing Retreats

There is no better way to get started writing for aspiring writers than getting away from the hustle and bustle of life. Why not treat your favorite writer to a writing getaway? Doing a simple Google search will return hundreds of available writing retreats. We wrote a whole guide on how to find a great writing retreat.

Messenger Bag for Laptop

If your writer often carries around their laptop in a backpack, this fashionable messenger will be a great upgrade. Made from high-density washed canvas, genuine crazy horse leather, bronze hardware and high-density cotton straps, this laptop bag is sure to last for years and always be in fashion. It easily fits a 14-inch laptop and any additional accessories or notebooks.

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Laptop Wrist Rests

Writer’s wrists get tired after typing all day on their laptops, so why not get them comfortable wrist rests? You can get rests just for the wrists or ones that come with comfy mouse pads as well to support both wrists. Your writer friend will thank you!

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Sony ICDUX560BLK Digital Voice Recorder

Writers love recording things, whether for inspiration later on or to remember ideas for later. This digital voice recorder features a quick-charge option where you can record for up to an hour after three minutes of charging so even very busy writers can always be sure that it’s ready.

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Book Holder

Writers who transcribe or take notes a lot will love this bamboo book holder. It can also be used to hold cookbooks or even iPads.

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Gifts Ideas for Poets

Poet’s Market

Coined, β€œThe most trusted guide for publishing poetry,” this guide to getting published will certainly make your favorite poet happy. There is nothing better than seeing your poetry in a book or magazine alongside other famous poets.

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A Notebook or Journal

A blank notebook or journal is the perfect gift for a poet who wants to always write down ideas. Try getting a Moleskin or Composition notebook.

A Fountain Pen

Writing with a fountain pen will certainly make your favorite poet feel like William Shakespeare. These pens typically range from $10 to several hundred so you can find one in your budget.

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A Book on Writing Poetry

Even the best poets can take advice from famous poets throughout history. There are a number of poetry books in the world, but we recommend the following:

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Poetry Refrigerator Magnets

We all love playing with refrigerator magnets and poets are no different. This fun gift will inspire creativity and joy for your favorite poet and everyone in the household can take part to become poets themselves.

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Gifts for Screenwriters

Screenwriting Books

Screenwriters love to read so why not get them a book that will make them a better screenwriter. Here are some of our favorites.

The Coffee Break Screenwriter

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The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting

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Typewriter Keyboard

Screenwriters love watching old films and there’s something nostalgic about watching a character on-screen typing away frenetically at their typewriter. Give your favorite screenwriter a taste of the olden days with this typewriter keyboard.

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Cinema Lightbox

Any moviegoer will appreciate this gift. Configure this lightbox with any message you want. It includes 100 letters and LED lighting so you can show off your favorite movie lines, movie titles, or anything else in style.

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Great Gifts for Young Writers

If you’re looking for gifts for an aspiring young writer, then we’ve got you covered. All of the gifts below can be given to writers of all ages, but are particularly meant for those younger than 18.

In a Pickle Game

Can a giraffe fit in a phone booth? Does a sofa fit in a shopping cart? It all depends on how you size it up in this game of creative thinking and outrageous scenarios. Try to win a set of cards by fitting smaller things into bigger things. There’s some juice in a pickle, in a supermarket, in a parking lot.

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Create and Tell Me A Story Cards

For ages 3 and up, these 36 illustrated storytelling cards can be played individually or in a group. Kids can rearrange the cards to create new stories. Storytellers will find plenty of images to develop a mystery and solve it, too.

Tell Me A Story Cards - Best Gifts for Writers

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Calligraphy Copybook

Learning calligraphy can be fun. While kids are learning handwriting and cursive in school, they can also learn calligraphy at home.

Calligraphy Copybook - Best Gifts for Writers

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  1. Excellent Idea of Mug. I will present to my favorite writer, Author of “The Leader Who Had No Title” none other than Mr. Robin Sharma. Thanks a lot for sharing nice ideas.


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