Gifts for Writers

Shopping for that special someone? Planning a treat-yourself day? Check out these gifts for writers.

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Free Note-recording Apps

Apple Notes App

☞Apple Notes

Love Apple computers, tablets, and phones? Then you’ll enjoy syncing text and image notes across all your devices.

Simplenote App


A “simple” text-only tool for recording and syncing notes across all devices—free from Automattic, the makers of WordPress.

Inexpensive Yet Highly Desired Gifts

256 Page Journal

☞256 Page Journal

This dotted page journal is the height of low tech. Armed with a pencil and your imagination, never let a creative thought escape.

Reward Jar

☞Reward Jar

You deserve a quick treat from the reward jar after completing your writing goal for the day.

☞Foot Rest

If your feet dangle, get the support your legs need to feel good while writing.

☞Seat Cushion

The difference between being a writer and being a person of talent is the discipline it takes to apply the seat of your pants to the seat of your chair and finish. It’s easier with this cushion!

☞Portable Backup

Before something gets deleted or the computer’s hard disk crashes, back up your writing with this portable unit.

☞Books for Writers

So many books, so little time. Here are my favorites sorted by topics.

Must-have Apps for Writers



The essential editing tool for writers, ProWritingAid includes a grammar checker, style editor, and writing mentor in one package. See discount.

☞Publisher Rocket

Publisher Rocket will help you get your book in front of more Amazon shoppers so you can market less and spend more time writing.

Canva App


Canva makes logos, book covers, and more, perfect for writers who want to engage readers with book trailers and catchy videos.