5 Birthday Gifts Every Writer Needs

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What do you buy the writer in your life when their birthday comes around?

If you know a keen writer then this post is for you! The wordsmith in your life will appreciate any of these birthday gifts and we think we have covered a good range of budgets.

Knowing what to buy a writer can be difficult, but we think these 5 basics are fail-safe gifts. Budding novelists and authors will always need one of these gifts to ensure that, one day, they become a published writer. 



A notepad should be the first go-to choice for any writer. They love to scribble down notes and can often fill notepads within weeks. Keeping a notepad handy in your bag, or near to your bed, helps you with those morning pages! 



A writer needs pens like a writer needs pens! A writer can never have enough pens, sure, but how great would it be to have a special pen? One that is personalised perhaps, with a special message, or their name. We like this pen and cufflink set, perfect for the man who likes to write, and look sharp!


Motivational Writing Book

You only need search on Amazon for writing books and you will have pages of books to choose from. While we don’t have a favourite, we are sure any book that encourages your writer friend to write is good. The Artist’s and Writer’s Yearbook is a great book to buy as it holds lots of important information for writers.


Comfortable clothes

All those long days sat at the computer screen tapping away mean comfortable clothes are a must! Choose loose fitting Yoga style clothing, or lounge wear. We especially love the lounge wear range from M&S this season, comfortable, stylish and affordable too!

A Coffee Mug.

Every writer will tell you that they go through a lot of tea or coffee. Think about those early mornings or late nights spent writing. A good inspiring mug would be the perfect gift for any writer. Or, you could get this fun cocktail mug, for when they need to celebrate their writing, or just feel the need to drink some gin!


A book is always a good present for a writer as they should always be reading! Try Shirley’s Book reviews as a good starting point.

Karlie Simmonds

Karlie has worked in Digital Media for over 10 years, she is passionate about health and wellbeing and lives in Edinburgh with her partner, children, and Pug, Poppy.