If you have a writer in your life, you know that writing is the activity that brings them equal amounts of joy and dread. The best gifts for writers exist to make the joyful part even sweeter, and the dreadful part a little less so. Sometimes the solution to helping a writer produce their best work is nixing an uncomfortable desk chair, upgrading their crusty headphones from 2013, receiving a meal kit to make cooking less time-consuming, or giving them a motivational journal to write in. And who better to present you with writerly gift ideas than staffers at a magazine?
Whether they’re an aspiring writer, full-time one, or just a habitual journal-er, finding a present that relates to their passion almost guarantees that it’ll be appreciated—and actually used. We’re slowly closing in on the start of the holiday season, so corralling your gifts now means you have less to stress about when the season does arrive, and more time to think about what matters: Family, friends, and whatever the news cycle has for us.
Below, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for writers to peruse ahead of the holidays, because it’s never too early. We’ve included practical gifts to aid their writing process (like some of our favorite pens and laptop stands), self-care essentials to soothe their mind and body, and items to get the creative juices flowing (like a MasterClass subscription and book of writing prompts). No matter what kind of writer they are, you’re sure to find something on this list that fits.
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