Christmas is around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll get for your family members and friends. If you have a friend or loved one who writes for a living, consider these 12 holiday gift ideas for freelance writers. With these tried and tested picks from various online retailers, you can’t go wrong. Our handpicked selection will surely put a smile on any writer’s face and keep their creativity flowing all year round.
Start the day with coffee or tea
Most writers need hot coffee or tea to get through their day. Start your writer’s day off with a French press, roasted coffee beans, or loose-leaf teas. Complete their coffee and tea nook with a selection of simply elegant mugs. You can’t go wrong with one of the most popular gift ideas for freelance writers.
- Lume coffee mugs, PHP 1,400, Nespresso
- Honest Herbs Teas (set of 4), PHP 870, ECHOstore
- Upphetta French press coffee maker, PHP 490, IKEA
Create an inspiring space
A writer’s workspace is an essential part of their creative process. Encourage your writer friend to create a space where they feel comfortable getting in the zone and producing their best work. Consider small but memorable touches, such as bookends, scented candles, and even collectible figures that inspire creativity.
- Jose Rizal bookends, PHP 8,000, Liwayway
- Jose Rizal action figure, PHP 1,995.95, Ayala Museum Shop
- Caffe Latte candle, PHP 650, Lumi Candles PH
Curl up with a good book
One of the most popular gifts for writers is books. Why not give them what they want most? If you’re buying for an avid reader, look for titles that provide practical writing advice or literary inspiration. A tribute to classical authors is always a good choice.
- Murder Your Darlings and Other Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser, PHP 1,350, available at Fully Booked
- Travels with a Writing Brush: Classical Japanese Travel Writing from the Manyoshu to Basho, PHP 899, available at Fully Booked
- The Writer’s Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives, PHP 850, available at Fully Booked
Write it down
Some writers, like myself, use an array of analog writing tools. Technology has its advantages but, sometimes, nothing beats writing things down on paper. We enjoy documenting our thoughts and ideas everywhere. Planners, journals, notepads, notebooks, and a suite of pens to match, are much-appreciated gifts for freelance writers.
- kikki.K Kraft Planner, PHP 2,280, available at Paponeis
- Writer’s Journal, PHP 300, Skit Books
- Analog notebooks (set of 3), PHP 135, available at Yuchengco Museum Shop