16 gift ideas for the writer in your life

Delight your loved one with literary action figures, comfy pajamas, a domain name, fancy bookends—or just a nice booze subscription.

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If you’re still stumped on what to get that special someone, here are 16 thoughtful gift ideas that will make any writer smile:

1. Wordy books

If your writer pals have a lexicographical bent, they’ll love books that explore how words evolve.

Check out “Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries” and “The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary.”

Looking for more choices? Here are 25 book recommendations for writers.

2. Literary action figures

Writers can be superheroes, too.

These toys are great for inspiration or decorating an office—or staging an elaborate battle when you ought to be editing a blog post.

Accoutrements has a line available on Amazon offering Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allan Poe.

3. A domain name

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