22 outstanding gift ideas for writers

Inspired and inspiring, these presents will warm the hearts—and the hands—of the freezing freelancers, aspiring authors and pithy poets on your shopping list.

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Christmas is around the corner, and you’re still at a loss for what to give the writer in your life.

Take heart. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for your critique group‘s holiday gift exchange, a writerly family member or maybe even yourself, the variety on this list is sure to spark inspiration.

Get ready to add one or more of these items to your holiday shopping list:

1. 642 Tiny Things to Write About Diary

Here’s another great inspirational tool: the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto’s “642 Tiny Things to Write About Diary.” Each page provides a few tiny bits of inspiration, such as: “The woman/man across from you at a cafe or cubicle: What did he or she dream last night?”

This diary is part of an ongoing series of San Francisco Writers’ Grotto writing tools, which means that if your writer likes this diary, you’ll know what to get for next year’s present.

2. Ready Set Novel

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