32 gifts for writers and authors

Our “29 awesome gifts for authors” post last year was so popular that we’re offering lots more gifts for writers and authors this year, too.

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for a friend, you’re certain to find just the right gift on this list below or on last year’s gifts for authors list.

Have fun shopping!

Click on each product name to get more information.

Under $20

1. Quotation mark earrings

What a great stocking stuffer! (I want them.)


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2. “I’m silently correcting your grammar” mug

This is SO me. (And I apologize for that.)


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3. 365 Daily Book Marketing Tips

Get a daily book marketing tip delivered by email every day for a whole year for less than a dollar for all 365 tips.


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4. Born to Write Necklace

This is a nice stocking stuffer or “under $10” gift for a woman in your writer’s group.


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5. Library Card Socks

Back by popular demand: Socks that remind you of those library cards we used to see stuck in the front of books.

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6. Banned Books Socks

Another repeat from last year because these were so popular — for each pair purchased, a book is donated to a community in need.

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7. Vintage Typewriter Smartphone Case

This is probably the coolest smartphone case I’ve seen. Make sure you get the right case for your phone — there are several options.


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8. Aqua Notes Waterproof Notepad

I get my best ideas in the shower. Maybe your author friends do, too!


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9. Author Charm Necklace

Every woman who writes books should announce it with a necklace.


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10. Next Novel Journal

Perfect to write in while working in a coffee shop.


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11. Writer Travel Mug

You can’t have too many insulated travel mugs. This one is stainless steel.


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12. More Books, Less Sleep Earrings

This is a great gift for somebody who likes to read as much as she likes to write.


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13. Writer Emergency Pack

I’d add chocolate.


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14. Writer’s Block

The perfect gift for the writer who has everything. (Shakespeare approved.)


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15. “Ask Me About My Book” T-shirts

These conversation-starters designed by my author friend Flora Brown were a big hit last year.

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16. The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression 

I hear great things about this top-selling resource for novelists.

$4.99 – $12.19

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17. “Have I Mentioned Lately That I Write Books?” T-shirt

How’s this for a conversation starter?



Gifts for authors 2018. Novelist at Work Warning Sign

Afix it to the top of your laptop when writing at a coffee shop or put it on your workspace door when you don’t want to be interrupted.


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19. Silver Writer Heart Necklace

Win her heart with this lovely gift.


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20. Vintage Writing Diary and Journal

Wouldn’t you love to record your thoughts in a faux-leather, refillable journal? You can get this one in a nice range of colors.

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21. Novel Teas

These English Breakfast teabags are tagged with literary quotes. What a novelty!

$14.95 Gifts for authors 24

22. Knock Knock Personal Library Kit

Here’s the perfect gift for the author who is always lending books . . . and never seeing them again.


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More than $20

23. The Writer’s Toolbox

Everyone needs inspiration now and then.


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24. “I read banned books” tote bag

They come in different sizes and are priced accordingly.

$18 to $24

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25. Library card tote bag

You probably have to be a certain age to appreciate this 16″ x 16″ bag. I am . . . and I love it.



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26. The Storymatic Classic kit

Six trillion stories in one little box.


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27. “I’m Plotting Against You” Hoodie

This will keep your friends honest.


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28. Donate to Boy’s Book-related Nonprofit Fundraising Campaign

Help young Dylan Siegel, author of the Chocolate Bar book, raise funds to save his friend’s life.

$25.00 starting point

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29. Mr. Darcy Proposal Scarf

Do you know someone who loves Pride and Prejudice? Check out the other related scarfs at that link, too.


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30. Build Book Buzz Training Programs

Whether the author in your life needs to learn how to rock it on Amazon, snag cover endorsements, or learn book marketing from start to finish, there’s a thorough and helpful training program for it in our online store.

Prices range from $.99 to $79

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31. Amazon Gift Cards

Oh, the books your friend can buy with a gift card! Be sure to select the correct amount before adding the card to your cart.

Prices vary

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32. Learn Scrivener Fast (affiliate link)

Writers rave about Scrivener. Give the ultimate gift: instruction on how to use it.

$127 – $297
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You won’t go wrong with any of these.

What gift would you recommend (other than your own book, of course)? Please comment with other suggestions!

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  1. Let me add a gift that I bought for myself and absolutely love. It is a custom leather-wrap bracelet with room for 300 characters of text. I had the titles of all my books put on it! Find it at cjohannesen.etsy.com Sells for $29. I’m not connected to these folks in any shape, form, or fashion. They just offer a product I love!

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