Fun Gifts for Writers and Readers


If you have a writer or reader on your Christmas or birthday list, I compiled this list of gift ideas from my Zazzle stores. Hopefully, this list will help you find the right present for your writer or reader relative. Some of these items are funny, some are unique novelty items and some are practical. All are inspired by my own love of scribbling and getting lost in a good book. I also love a good deal, and you probably do, too, so if you find the gift you’re looking for, stop by Zazzle’s coupon page before you buy.

funny fiction writer shirt

The ultimate funny shirt for writers: I’m a Fiction Writer – Yes, I’m poor; No, I don’t wish I wrote ___; Yes, I’m aware that no one reads anymore; No, I’m not drunk.

leggings for a writer

Leggings for the woman who writes. The word “WRITER” is printed in white typewriter-style letters on both legs.

antique typewriter writer necklace

A classic gift idea: a necklace with a black, antique typewriter and the word “writer”

Writing Editor T-Shirt

An editing /revision design. “Don’t you forget to carefully edit your writing.” Edited, the sentence reads, “Don’t forget to edit.”

writing time writer clock with typewriter

A writer clock for your office. Instead of numbers, the clock says “writing time” in a circle. It has a worn paper look with a black typewriter. You can even customize the words on the typewriter paper.

Fiction Writer / Novelist Novelty Story Dartboard

What writer wouldn’t love this dartboard? Take a shot, make a plot. This tongue-in-cheek game board offers story prompts and character motivation ideas for when you’re stuck with writer’s block. Throw a dart and you have your story all worked out!

Funny rejection letter basketball hoop for writers

Hang this novelty basketball hoop over the trashcan and it becomes the perfect receptacle for rejection letters. “Insert rejection letters here.”

Pretty Emily Dickinson Surreal Book Poster for Readers or Libraries

This unique, pretty poster shows a ship made out of a book, complete with book birds, a paper dragonfly and balloon and some sea creatures. The Emily Dickinson quote says, “There is no Frigate like a Book / To take us Lands away.”

Funny "Let's Eat" Grammar Shirt for Writers and Grammar Snobs

Correct everyone’s grammar with this funny and slightly macabre t-shirt. “Let’s eat, Timmy” is correct at the dinner table. “Let’s eat Timmy” is correct on a raft in the ocean.

Colorful Bookshelf Pattern Kindle Case, Personalized

This pretty, brightly-colored bookshelf pattern will spruce up your Kindle case. On the front, you can even add your name to personalize it.

Skull and Cross Quills "Writer" Tote Bag

This writer bag design shows a skull with the word “writer” drawn into it. Instead of crossbones, it has crossed quill pens.

Violently Not Silently Correcting Your Grammar / Funny Writer Button

I’m silently correcting your grammar? No. Be less passive-aggressive with this farcical button: I’m violently correcting your grammar. One stick figure shoots the other with an arrow.

Funny Button for Mystery or Horror Writers: Plotting to Kill You

I’m Plotting to Kill You (in my novel) This grungy, vintage-looking button is perfect for mystery or horror writers.

Writer / Author Marketing Tool: Book Cover Business Cards

If you’d rather get your writer friend a practical gift, look no further than these book-promotion business cards. Of course, you’ll need their book cover image and their short blurb. If you know all the details, nothing is more useful for a book writer than a stack of business cards to help spread the word. All text and background colors are customizable.

Funny Chocolate Writer Rejection Cure Chocolate Bar, Personalized

If the query letters are piling up and you want to send a gift to cheer up a rejected writer, this 2 lb bar of chocolate should help. It says in fancy type: Chocolate: the Confection that Cures Rejection. Add a personal note, too.

Infinite Monkey Theorem Funny Writer Mug

If your friend or relative writes constantly and has a sense of humor, this mug might be the perfect present. A little understanding of Infinite Monkey Theorem might help, too.

Each design is available on lots of products. If you’d rather browse everything, you can find them in these 3 stores:

1. LaborAndLeisure: writer business products and lots of writing and grammar humor

2. BookParadise: a brand-new shop dedicated to reading that has two designs at the moment

3. HaHaHolidays: you’ll find the funny fiction writer t-shirt design HERE, on many more products

I hope you find the right gift for the writer or reader on your list!


All designs © MK Hess


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