decorating for Christmas photo stocking stuffers for wiriters

You’re a writer. Maybe a parent. You’re busy. This gift guide will help.

If you’ve a writer in your life, you are already used to being around people who scribble at inappropriate times and narrate their morning tea and coffee routines. But you love your writer anyway and want to do well by her/him this Christmas. This Writing Mother is here to help! Just in time for you to make your lists for holiday sales, I give you this gift guide! (Links for many ideas are included, but I kept the graphics to a minimum for my mobile readers.)

Stocking Stuffers for Writers

12 pack of roller ball pens – Seriously the best disposable pens ever for writing.

Moleskine pocket notebooks I mean actual pocket sized, that go anywhere with you for jotting ideas.

Local Coffee Shop Gift Certificate I wrote two of my books at my local shop!

Cozy Sweater for a Tea Muglike these on Etsy.

Lidded tea mug And make it a large one!

Holiday tea sachets

Beeswax candles  like this one.

Unlined Moleskine notebook for plotting and sketching – Link is to a pretty red one. Great for plot lines, diagrams, and drawings.

Nice pushpins – or Silly ones – for plotting and research

Address Labels or StampLink is to my favorite custom stationery site, TinyPrints. Click on “Stationery” section.

Book of postage stamps

Self seal envelopes

Good hand cream – my favorite type is linked (hint: check your local Whole Foods, which sometimes has a lower price)

Chocolates Give them their favorite type or shake it up and give them your favorite type!

Cozy wool socks – because we can lose circulation a bit on writing sprees

Fancy business cards

  • Book Cover on Front; Name, ISBNs, blog, and professional email on back
  • Author photo or logo on front

A Monocle – To set the proper mood for writing on long winter nights.

stocking stuffers for writers gift guide

And if you want something bigger to put under the tree, here are a few more ideas!


BONUS! Big Gifts:

Toner cartridges

Reams of white paper

Cozy sweaters

Carafes for coffee or tea

Membership to their regional writers network

Membership to their genre professional organization

  • RWA Romance Writers of America
  • SFWA Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
  • MWA Mystery Writers of America
  • WFWA Women’s Fiction Writers Association
  • SCBWI Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators


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