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Holiday (or anytime) Gift Ideas for Writers

The holidays are just around the corner and you wrack your brain for that perfect gift for the writer (or yourself) in your life. Buying gifts for writers is a difficult feat, if not torturous. Here are twelve unique gift ideas from Etsy to keep your favorite writer from “killing you off” in their next novel.


Each block is hand-milled from locally sourced Michigan Hard Maple and hand-crafted with care. Custom engraved on all six sides and available in 5 sizes and 8 colors; the block is as unique as your imagination and no other gift in the world can duplicate it! Perfect on a dresser, a bookshelf, desk, or make it an ornament. These are very high-quality blocks made from solid wood and entirely hand-crafted from the mill to your doorstep! A perfectly tasteful gift for all occasions and gift recipients love personalization. You will love giving this as a gift and seeing the reactions!

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BlockMerch shirts are everything you've dreamed of and more. Each shirt comes in different sizes, colors, and styles including unisex shirts, women's shirts, tank tops, and hoodies. They are comfortable and flattering for you to make a statement.

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• 3 diameters available (7", 11" and 18") • 3/4” thick solid oak • Laser engraved design • Made to order • Low-level sheen • Craft: stain, lacquer, paint, woodworking • Black spade shape clock hands • Quartz silent clock movement is flush mounted on back • Includes hour and minute hands • Operates on a single AA battery (not included) • Keyhole slot on back for hanging on wall

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Vintage typewriter pendant necklace. For the love of old school.

~ Measures Approx 1.2 inch

~ Silver tone bail

~ Comes with 18-inch sterling silver plate chain

~ Made of lightweight wood

~ Laser cut and printed with a matte glaze.

For details, CLICK HERE.


Ceramic coffee mug for writers, authors, and editors. * Design is on both sides of the mug * Dishwasher and microwave safe * Your choice of 11oz or 15oz size * Ships in a sturdy white gift box * Professionally sublimated in our Virginia studio for the highest quality finish (no markers, decals, or vinyl.)

Milk & Honey is a husband and wife small business. Creating a wide range of unique and delightful gifts and housewares.

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These inspirational rings are hand stamped with love and polished to a beautiful shine. They're adjustable and made of sturdy aluminum, which is lightweight but strong. They're also perfect for stacking!

Pick your perfect mantra for a daily reminder and stack them together to make the most of every day.

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Pendant is about 1 inch in diameter (2.5 cm)

Materials: Pendant tray is zinc alloy. Key ring is stainless steel. The clear dome is glass

The keychain is packaged in an organza bag within a gift box, so it is ready for gift-giving (or as a present for yourself.)

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This beautiful handmade book lover pendant is three-dimensional and presented in a mini glass dome with a metal base. It features an intricate cutting of three or four tiny vintage books in a pile and there's a plant coming out of one of them. They come with an antique color chain. It's a unique piece!

This is a perfect special present for a teacher, a writer, a graduate, or someone who loves books or loves studying.

For details, CLICK HERE.


Necklace length: 18 Inches; Pendant height: 5/8 Millimeters; Pendant width: 5/8 Millimeters

Extraordinary, Steampunk Typewriter Key Necklace Unique, luxurious personalized jewelry for an unconventional woman.

You can choose any letter you need.

Monogram necklace Made of ORIGINAL, antique German Erika typewriter keys. The pendant is made of a black key with ivory letter / cremé.

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11-ounce 100% cotton, natural canvas tote bag screen printed with black ink (by us). 5-inch bottom gusset and measures 15" tall, 20" wide, and a 4" wide opening (50,8cm x 38cm x 12,7cm). They're super roomy and can carry a ton of stuff around!

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Ever rummage through them antique books? Well, this scent will take you to that moment. Whether it’s an old vintage leather back book or just an old book. Would make for a great gift item or a wonderful addition to your study or office. The candle is scented in a uniquely custom house blend of leather, vanilla, and oak blend combined to give it that vintage old paper true to its name smell. Truly a unique candle by far.

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THE gift that will touch the heart of every WRITER in your life. While editing, every writer has to go through the process of "killing darlings", or getting rid of the things that he or she loves the most. It's painful and he or she will appreciate that you show your understanding through the gift of this funny mug.

Mugs are perfect for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soup, or whatever powers the writer.

For details, CLICK HERE.

Gift ideas featured in this post are presented as just that—gift-giving ideas. I am not associated with Etsy or any of the vendors listed in this post. I am not endorsing, nor am I being compensated, nor am I paid for any sale of the items listed. Links provided are direct Etsy vendor links and are NOT affiliate links.

Bestselling Author Dale Thele

Fiction with an LGBTQ+ Twist

corrupting readers since 2008

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