TOP TEN TUESDAY #28: Holiday Gift Guide for Writers

Hosted by Jamie, Jana and Lauren of, Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly book meme that presents top ten lists on Tuesdays that promotes favorite bookish themes.

This week's theme:

Holiday Gift Guide freebie (ten books to buy the YA lover in your life, 10 books to buy for your dad, etc.) 

This week, I'll be listing the top eight books to buy for the writer in your life. Since I'm a writer myself, I hope this list will help you in some bigger capacity.

8. The Writer’s Toolbox: Creative Games and Exercises for Inspiring the ‘Write’ Side of Your Brain

This little book might come in handy for if your writer gets stuck on an idea, or just needs an energy booster. Designed by a longtime creative writing teacher, this innovative kit includes a 64-page booklet filled with exercises and instructions that focus on a "right-brain" approach to writing. 

7. Writer's Emergency Kit

Here's another clever way to beat writer's block! This handy booklet comes with 
26 illustrated Idea cards, 
26 Detail cards with helpful suggestions and specific tips to try
Instructions for individual and class use
"Your portable tool for story resuscitation (or simply creativity rejuvenation)." - Writer's Digest

Writer Emergency Pack

6. Lithograph Tee, Tote or Poster

These merch bags are so cool! Not only are they uniquely designed to fit the novel they represent, but each bag or T-Shirt is designed to have all of the words from the novel itself.

Litograph Alice in Wonderland Tote Bag

5. Standing Desk

I for one can't stand my desk. It's too hard, the chair is too uncomfortable, the desk is too small. It has become a jungle and a junk stash for my old books. So if I received this cool standing desk, I know I'd be the happiest ever!!

Gift ideas for writers: Standing desk

4. 642 Tiny Things To Write About Diary

I think I've seen something like this in Barnes & Noble, and I still think it's a great way to get your writer's creative juices flowing. Each page in this diary shows a prompt on how the writer can finish the story. Like, “The woman/man across from you at a cafe or cubicle: What did he or she dream last night?” Little phrases like that can spark up the imagination.

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.

624 Tiny Things to Write About

3. Writer's Tea

I love tea more than coffee, and this cute gift from Adagio Teas’ Dragon Age-themed set would be an adorable gift. This specific tea has soothing blends of smokey assam, hazelnuts and tiger eye, allowing your writer to go into their happy place while typing away!


2. Literary Perfumes

Every girl has to have at least one bottle of their favorite perfume. So it's only convienient for a writer to enjoy a good perfume with their favorite book references! Some good perfumes are Sweet Tea Apothecary’s Pemberly: A Jane Austen Inspired Perfume, and Sweet Tea Apothecary’s Dead Writers Perfume. 


1. Literary Candles

I love a pretty candle, even more when they are in reference to a favorite book. I don't have any (yet), but I follow a lot of the companies on Instagram, like themeltinglibrary and merakicandles

Photo by: merakicandles

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