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Fantastic Gifts for Writers & 9 – 12 Year-Old Creative Children

graphic of MUF contributor books includes a heart in center with words MG Rocks

Books, books, books!!!!

Here’s our 2021 New Release posts so you can browse for great new books for the holidays.

(Hint: they make fantastic teacher gifts, too!)

Scroll down for additional gift ideas for the writer in your life (or yourself)!


December 2021

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021


Give the Gift of STEM/STEAM Books for the Holidays


Award winning books!

SLJ Best Books 2021


Want some creative and fun gifts for the writer or reader in your life? Check out these helpful posts:

* Gifts for Writers, 2021 Holiday Edition (plus a giveaway!) by author Tara Lazar {this book tree is so cool and unusual}

* 40 Holiday Gifts for Writers by Julie Glover

* 20 awesome gifts for kid and teen writers by Kim Kautzer


If your young creatives would like to make inexpensive bookish holiday gifts, check out this Mixed-Up Files post!


Other gift ideas for the writer in your life:

Bookstore and office supply certificates

Create a coupon book to help with extra writing time, inspiration, celebrations for milestones, etc.




A day (or weekend) of writing in an inspiring location

Colored pens (glittery pens always make me smile), fun sticky notes and sticky tabs

Delicious writing snacks

A massage (very helpful after hunching over a laptop for hours, days, months…)

Motivational sayings (you can create them yourself or buy inspiring wall stickers like these)

Inked Voices has an incredible community, critique groups, tons of free lectures for members, and workshops

Udemy has some great classes—like these taught by Mixed-Up Files member Donna Galanti

A subscription to One Stop for Writers to help flesh out characters, plot, and show vs. tell.



If you know a young writer who would love to work on writing craft, here are a few places to check out:

Storystorm – a free month of idea generating led by Tara Lazar with inspiring guest posts and awesome prizes. This is great for writers of any age. Some teachers participate with their students, too.

Writing Barn Youth: A Brand-New Virtual Program for Young Writers ages 8 – 13


With so many amazing ideas, I hope you’ll have fun finding the perfect writing and reading gifts.

If you have favorite writer’s gifts to share, I’d love to see them in the comments. 😊