Writers With Mental Illness

13 Unique Gifts For Writers

As we head toward the middle of December, the holiday shopping frenzy is in full effect! I am avoiding the mall altogether, ordering gifts online. If there’s a special writer in your life who you want to buy a gift for, consider some of these unique gifts for writers I’ve put together below! My personal favorites are the typewriter (I already own three, though…), the manuscript editing service, and the mug! What is your favorite?

13 Unique Gifts For Writers

unique gifts for writers

1. A Fancy Fountain Pen

Get the writer in your life their new favorite pen!

Lanier Pens

2.  A Writing Quote Pillow

Get them a handmade pillow that helps them decorate their home in a unique way.

gifts for writers

3. A Writers Work Account

Help them jumpstart their writing career with training that helps them stay ahead of the game.

Writers Work - Get Paid to Write

4. A Typewriter

While vintage typewriters can be expensive, check out your local estate sales to get a good deal and surprise the writer in your life with an antique gift!

5. Books on Writing

Sure, the writing classes I’ve taken have been fun, but they’re expensive. Books on writing are the primary way I’ve taught myself to write over the years. You can’t get wrong getting a writer a book on what they love to do.

the writing life
The Writing Life by Annie Dilliard
writing books
On Writing Well by Zinsser










6. Writing Feedback

Writing feedback is one of the most important things writers need. In these unique gifts for writers, this gifts may be the most unique and valuable gift of all. If you know a writer who is getting their book ready for publication, consider giving them the gift of manuscript editing.

Editing and Proofreading by Scribendi

7. A Book of Writing Prompts

All writers are hit with dry spells. With a book of 400 writing prompts, they’ll never run out of ideas.

writing prompts

8. Hire them!

Elizabeth Brico is one of many writers who make a living freelance writing. What writers need even more than physical tools is the opportunity to show the world what we can do. We deserve to be paid for our work. I always explain it like this: If you took the time to email me and ask me to do the work for you, then you know it’s valuable work, and I’m not going to do it for free. Writers deserve to be paid and paid well.

writers deserve payments
Photo from The Creative Cafe

9. Audiobooks

Although we can’t read every minute of every day, we’d like to! Audiobooks are a fantastic gift because you can listen to them on the go.

AudiobooksNow - Digital Audiobooks for Less

10. Typewriter Wall Art

I love quotes. In my apartment, I have quotes tacked and taped on the wall, my corkboard, my fridge. Rather than having notecards haphazardly taped up, I need to get wall art that inspires me. One day… I hope to have wall art like this covering my office (also… I’d like an office!)

victor hugo quotes


11. A Book Scarf

I’m not kidding! I’m so glad these exist. This scarf has bookshelves printed all over it, making it the coziest (and most clever) clothing item for bookworms to wear this winter season.

book scarf


12. A Book Subscription Service

What writer doesn’t love to read? Sign them up to a book subscription service so they’ll never run out of books to cozy up with this winter season. This is my Mental Health Book Club subscription service that sends out books on mental illness or written by an author with mental illness. I thought it belongs on this lost of unique gifts for writers, so excuse me while I self-promote!

mental health book club

13. A Fancy Mug

Most writers are dedicated coffee or tea-drinkers. I myself am a tea drinker, and I love a good mug! This handmade mug is from Etsy and dishwasher safe!

writer mugs

neurodivergent writersAbout The Author:

August Blair is the blogger behind Writers With Mental Illness. She is dedicated to helping writers with mental illness live their best life! She is also a freelance writer and student. She is passionate about writing and psychology. She studies at The University of North Georgia. You can find her writing online and in print. Connect with her on Instagram and Goodreads.

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