The written word is powerful, and those who wield it well are commanders in their own right. The best books, the most captivating movies and shows, and the lyrics of the best songs could not exist if society didn’t have people that valued writing. But writing isn’t easy. Watching as the cursor blinks on an empty page is frustrating for all screenwriters and writers, so those who love them must do their best to encourage them when they’re down. If you want to spoil the writer in your life with amazing and thoughtful gifts, then continue to check this list for great gift ideas.
Qwerkywriter S Typewriter Retro Mechanical Keyboard
If you want to send your writer friend back to the days of stockings, noir detectives, and smoking in bars, this retro typewriter-inspired mechanical keyboard will do the trick. The buttons feel like a real typewriter’s button. Although it has a retro look, it has everything a modern keyboard should have. It has a USB port for wired connection and can connect to multiple wireless devices at the same time. It can also hold a 12″ tablet and has a macro programmable feature. The aluminum is scratch-resistant, so you don’t have to worry if you drop it or with bangs into other objects in your tablet bag. This keyboard will be one of the best gifts for young writers with dozens of tech gadgets.
EVISTR 16GB Digital Voice Recorder
Sometimes, you aren’t always at your computer when you are struck with inspiration. And a notepad and pen are an inconvenience to carry around, especially if you don’t use a purse. But a writer can easily carry this digital voice recorder in their pocket and use it whenever there are. Your writer friend no longer has to worry about forgetting ideas and inspiration. It comes with a noise-canceling microphone to prevent loud noises in the background. If a person’s hand is busy, it also comes with a voice-activated recording feature. The file management system is also easy to navigate.
Color Changing Cinema Light Box
When a writer needs inspiration, they may turn to colors and decor to get their mind and their ideas revving again. Colors can make writers reflect on their moods and their words, primarily when influenced by more vibrant colors. This cinema lightbox changes colors as it cycles, and it has 16 different color settings, so you watch as color mix and glow. The lightbox comes with 244 letters and symbols, so you can change the words daily to match your mood. When it is time for a break, the writer can invite their friends over to create funny sayings. It is a gift that will be suitable for many occasions, from a birthday to Christmas.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Sometimes, to write, you need to escape into the world of music. And to do that, a writer needs a high-quality set of headphones. If it’s outside noise you’re worried about, then you’ll be pleased to know this Bluetooth noise-canceling headphone has not one, but three different levels of noise-canceling technology. It can adapt to the level of background noise in your physical area. With its Bluetooth capabilities, you don’t have to carry around a mess of wires while you ride public transportation or bike down the street. Just keep the headphones charged, and you can have over 20 hours of battery life.
BestSelf WordSmith Deck
If a writer works with words, then why not give them more words to use in their arsenal when writing. Writer’s block is a constant enemy for all screenwriters and writers, so if you buy this WordSmith deck for your writer friend, you’ll be giving them an inspirational tool. It comes with over 150 writing prompts and ideas for the days when your words just won’t come out. If you use the Wordsmith, you can use the words as sentence starters or research a new subject. If a screenwriter needs help, they can grab any prompts and change their scene to further the plot.
LEPOWER Adjustable Goose Neck Desk Lamp
In the back of every writer’s mind, they have a vision of their perfect writing space. It is often tidy, and they have an animal friend with them. But this style of lamp is usually the start of their writing space. It has a heavy metal base so it can’t fall over easily, and its gooseneck design makes it easy to adjust for the perfect amount of lighting. Also, this lamp comes with a one year warranty, in case you accidentally break it, or it breaks during shipping. But the light bulb does not come with the lamp, so you have to buy a pack.
VIVO Height Adjustable 36 inch Stand up Desk Converter
Sitting down for hours at a time is the bane of many writers and their postures. For the past 20 years, doctors have told the public that too much sitting is bad for our health. However, writers have to sit all day. But now they don’t have to! If writers have this standing desk, they can stand and stretch their muscles. The desk has enough space to hold two medium-sized monitors, so you don’t have to strain your neck to look at two monitors at different levels. Besides, it is also possible to adjust the height within 6.5″ to 17″. You don’t have to assemble this desk at all, just open and use!
Final Draft 11 Screenwriting Software
It doesn’t matter how many years you have practiced screenwriting. The process is grueling. Deadlines, uncooperative actors, and demands from the higher-ups to make your show more marketable sometimes send screenwriters over the edge. But the Final Draft 11 can help any screenwriter maintain and build their screenplay. It formats your writing to automatically turn it into industry standards so producers won’t reject your manuscript. This software is used and endorsed by the Screenwriters Guild of America, so you know that professionals and entertainment industry leaders use it too. It also has a free trial, so there’s no risk for you!
Grammarly Editing Software
If the writer in your life is a beginner, then they’ll need all the help they can get. Grammarly has a proven track record of assisting students and new professional writers in their papers. It helps with grammar, spelling, monotonous writing. It can also detect plagiarism. This app only comes as a monthly subscription, but if you buy four months in advance, you can save a lot of money. There is also a free version, but it doesn’t have as many critical features that you’ll need. You can use it online or download it to your computer.
Tryone Gooseneck Tablet Mount Holder
Instead of holding a large tablet in your hands and tiring out your arms, or using your tablet at a desk and straining your neck, you can use this gooseneck tablet stand for hands-free work. Simply bolt the clamp on to a desk or table, and the stand will stay upright and secure for hours. It can hold any device from 4 inches to 10 inches big. If you use both your computer and your table while you’re working, then this stand will be an essential tool in your daily work routine.
USAGA Head and Scalp Massager
You don’t have to be a stressed-out writer to enjoy a great head massage. This little tool works by massaging your scalp and rubbing your head with over 20 massage prongs. You’ll feel different sensations that you don’t often feel. Many customers say that the prongs feel chilling, and they get goosebumps and chills when using the massager. It comes with wiping clothes for easy cleaning, so there’s no need to wash it in water. The prongs are made of metal, not plastic so that it won’t break after a few uses.
VicTsing Super Quiet Mini Oil Diffuser
When you’re in a room for hours and hours, the air in the room grows stale and old. Opening a window might help, but only if the air outside is breezy and cool. What every writer needs is a room full of scented and moist air to inspire the mind and make the words flow onto the page. If you use the VicTsing oil diffuser, you’ll be able to fill any room with soft scents and protect your skin from dryness and damage. This mini diffuser is easy to clean and very portable.
Dreamegg D1 Sleep Sound Machine
Sleeping is surprisingly difficult for many people, and this includes writers. Writers have many problems on their minds, and they don’t go away when you climb into bed. Ideas, issues with the plot, complaints from the editor, and fears about missing your deadline plagues the mind of every writer. But when you use the Dreamegg Sound Machine, you can use the white noise to drown out the fears lingering in your head. There are a dozen different sounds to help you relax too. It can also act as a night light, so you don’t trip on your way to the bathroom.
Rekonect Magnetic Notebook
Welcome to the next stage of notebooks and notetaking. In a world surrounded by computers and smartphones, the notebook had to evolve to appeal to the youth and writers. With the Rekonect notebook, you can arrange the pages in any order without tearing them out of the book. The magnets allow the user to attach the pages back into the book. If you buy refills and extra pages, you can add pages to wherever you need them to be in the notebook. Instead of erasing the pages, you can clean them like new and reuse them.
Comfier Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager
Because writers have to sit down for hours and hours, putting their ideas and their plots onto paper, your writing friends are susceptible to back and neck pain. Many writers develop arthritis in their spines and slumped shoulders. But the Shiatsu massager can relax your spine and massage the knots out of your shoulders. With a combination of heat, massage rollers, and vibrations, a writer can relax into the massager and feel all of their muscles and aches melt away. Besides, you can place this massage cushion on any chair or seat.
Metallic Coaster Typewriter Set
A crispy cold beverage on a hot day is perfect when you have several hours of writing ahead. But you don’t want to let the condensation from the cup drip on your desk and into your desktop vent. That’s why a writer should have this metallic typewriter coaster set. The coasters are made from typewriting buttons. It is a tribute to the literary masters of old who sat in front of their typewriters and wrote American classics.
Single-Serve K-Cup Coffee Maker
Coffee is fuel for the sleep-deprived and the tired, the overworked, and those who are inspired at midnight. Writers have been dependent on coffee since it was discovered. Many people brew full pots of coffee, but if you live alone or with someone who doesn’t know the joys of coffee, then all of that coffee would go to waste. But the Sboly K-cup machine brews a single-serve cup of coffee so that you don’t lose a little. You can use any k-cup in this machine so that you can fill your life with delicious flavored coffee.
Online writing courses
No matter how strong your skills in writing are, you must always strive to stay at the top of your game and endeavor to learn all that you can about writing. The more educated you are, the better your writing will be. That’s why every writer should sign up for an online writing course. Skillshare and Coursera are platforms where you can learn many subjects from professionals and universities. For a screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin currently has a writing masterclass that you can sign up for to further your education. As an aspiring writer, you should embrace every educational opportunity you can.
Kindle Unlimited Subscription
The best way to inspire yourself and find new ideas to hold a writer’s block at bay is to read. Behind every great writer is a list of books that inspired them to put their own words down on paper. When you give your aspiring writer friend a subscription to Kindle Unlimited, you are giving them the power of a thousand books all on their smartphone. And if you are too tired to keep your eyes open, the Kindle Limited has thousands of audiobooks available for you to listen to while you’re resting. You can take all of your books and read them anywhere.
Personalized Address Embosser Seal Stamp
When you live in your home for the first time, you need to personalize everything. The new home that you brought with the money you made writing is a celebration. But by far, the best activities to do when you have your own home is to send out mail. When you send out your first pieces of mail, you need to have this embossed seal stamp. Drip candle wack like they did in the old days and used this stamp seal to close your envelopes the Victorian way! Or stamp the seal into the paper for fancy lettering!
Royal Craft Wood Bathtub Caddy
After a long day of writing, you need to relax in the tub and soak in hot water. The Royal Craft wood bathtub caddy is the perfect companion to take with you into the tub. It floats gently on top of the water and holds a multitude of objects. You can use it to keep your tablet so you may watch your favorite shows. Also, place a glass of wine on top of it, and you will never have to worry about it spilling. This caddy is a luxury that every woman writer needs.
Tickets to a Screenwriting Conference
Once in a while, professional screenwriters from all over the industry gather together to network, and trade tips and lessons about improving their writing. If you are a screenwriter, then you have to join these types of events. So if you want to get a friend of yours who is a screenwriter a great gift that will help further their career, then buy them a ticket to the nearest screenwriter’s conference. They’ll meet industry leaders and make connections and friends throughout their time there. It’s a gift that shows you believe in their career, and you want them to do well.
Everyone, even writers, loves gift cards. Money dedicated to your favorite store to be used whenever you want is the best type of gift. Some people think gift cards show that you don’t know a person well, but some people are very hard to shop for. The best gift cards are to Amazon, Starbucks, and Best Buy. Plus, they won’t have to spend their own money on items that they need, especially when they’re a new writer making low wages.
- Does he or she often go out to find ideas? If so, give them a backpack with lots of storage.
- Does your writer want to record video clips for later inspiration? If so, try these cameras.
- If he or she is a vegetarian, go with these gift baskets.