Christmas gifts for writers and readers

It’s October, which means it is time to start planning and shopping for Christmas, especially if you are thinking of doing a little online overseas shopping, so that you can avoid that most crushing of disappointments: the late delivery.

keep calm and write on pendantI  love Christmas, I love shopping, and I love giving gifts. Unfortunately, my family is not nearly big enough to justify buying all the things I have my eye on so I thought I would share the spoils of my research and send some of those pressies out to others.

Writers are also readers so one can always give the ‘obvious’ – a book, a writing course,  or a gift voucher for a bookshop or online retailer. Too many of my rellies assume for some weird reason that I wouldn’t want a book because I already have ‘so many’. *eye roll* For any non-writers and readers who might be reading this post, allow me to state the obvious: YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY BOOKS!!

However, if you are looking for an alternative to a good book, here is a selection of delightful trinkets from small stocking fillers to expensive custom-made items. If you wish to explore the general links provided, you’ll find many more choices:

Literary adaptations of every day items

Literary adaptations

For little book lovers

Little book lovers





Afternoon Tea, all-day coffee and chocolate

Afternoon tea

For Men


Clothing and accessories


Custom-made clothing

Writing Aids

Writing Aids

  • Pay it Forward Writing Prompts A$59
  • Jane Austen Regency magazine subscription $94 Jane Austen Gift Shop
  • And a book no home should be without: It’s a Book by Lane Smith. Available in hardcover from The Literary Gift Company at £6 but also in paperback from bookshops everywhere.



* All prices correct at time of going to press. All items in stock at time of going to print. Most URL links are to the home page of the online retailer, not to the specific item.

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  1. Reblogged this on Love Lines and commented:

    My post for Romance Writers of Australia on Christmas pressies for writers and readers

  2. Jenny Schwartz

     /  October 22, 2015

    Laura, these are wonderful idea! Thank you

  3. What a wonderful list, Laura. I have a huge family and I live a long way from the shops, so this will be a huge help. Thank you!!!

  4. You’re welcome Barbara 🙂


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