What to give a writer for Christmas—which is two days away—will vary greatly depending on the writer.
Still some good gift ideas are listed below if you wish to please that writer in your life. This list is in no particular order and is not exhaustive either.
Books. Every serious writer is also a serious reader.
Notebooks. Every writer owns enough notebooks to fill a room or two. One more wouldn’t hurt.
Stationery. Pens, highlighters, post-it notes, etc. Anything you’d buy a child going back to school suits a writer trying to make a living.
Money. Everyone needs money, however; nobody needs money more than an aspiring writer.
Clean clothes. Just clothes would work too since writers aren’t the most hygienic species existing on earth.
Coffee, tea, and/or other stimulants. Keeping a writer hydrated and fed reduces burnout and writer’s block. They’ll thank you later.
Gift cards. Gift cards to bookstores like Chapters or Barnes and Nobles, to office supply stores like Staples or Office Depot, etc., allows the writer to buy what they fancy. You know how picky writers are.
But, of course, the best gift you can give a writer is time. And lots of it.