15 Gifts for Journalists

Are you looking for a gift for a journalist? There’s always the typical gifts of pens and diaries, but sometimes those kinds of gifts are limited or repetitive. That is why we took some time to compile an assortment of unique gifts for journalists. This list is just what you need to get the perfect gift.

Typewriter Patent Print

Typewriting Machine - 11x14 Unframed Patent Print - Makes a Great Gift Under $15 for Writers and Journalists

You will want to frame and hang this typewriter patent print for your home office or desk. This unframed typewriter print makes a great gift and is a good conversation starter. It is ready to frame and guaranteed to impress the person you give it to.

Crazy Journalist Mug

Crazy writer gift mug - Funny Gift for author or journalist - 11oz Ceramic Mug

“I’m a writer, that means I am creative, cool, passionate.... & a tiny bit crazy!” Is the quote on this irresistible mug for writers and journalists alike. It is a great gift and is best enjoyed in the morning and holds the perfect amount of coffee. Who knows, this mug may inspire you.

Vintage Leather Journal Diary

Handmade Medium Vintage Leather Journal Diary Men Women Gift for Him Her

Made from genuine durable leather and featuring vintage and antique appearance, this journal is the perfect place to keep all of your important notes. The journal is true to its size and makes an excellent gift for that journalist in your life.

Printin Press Pencil Sharpener

TG,LLC Treasure Gurus 1:48 Scale Metal Printing Press Die Cast Diorama Accessory Desk Pencil Sharpener

What could be a more unique gift for a journalist than a printing press pencil sharpener? With this fully functional showpiece, you can bring a little history to your workstation in a practical manner. 100% customer satisfaction is guaranteed

Words Matter Tote for Writers

CafePress Words Matter Natural Canvas Tote Bag, Reusable Shopping Bag

It is true that words matter. This canvas tote shows that off in a fashionable and fun way. Thus, making these Words Matter Tote the perfect gift for journalists. It is machine washable, and you can dry it on the tumbler setting. Many find that it is the ideal size with over-the-shoulder straps. This is the gift for the journalist who is always on the go.

Portable On The Go Charger

2020 Updated Ultra Compact 10000mAh Fast Charge Power Bank with Dual USB A and USB C Ports, Portable Charger with Digital Screen for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, Moto and More

Speaking of always being on the go, another thing that would make a great gift is a portable on the go USB charger. In today’s modern society, your phone is a small office. That is why having a portable charger is so important. It will save the day when there are no available outlets

Indestructible Notebook

The Indestructible, Waterproof, Tearproof, Weatherproof Field Notebook - 3.5"x5.5" - Orange - Lined Memo Book - Pack of 4

An indestructible notebook always makes an excellent gift for journalists. When doing fieldwork, it is imperative to have a notebook that will withstand the elements. This particular notebook is small enough to fit in your back pocket and so durable that it would take a lot of effort to destroy it. Even the pages are waterproof, so you can rest easy, knowing that your notes will never be destroyed.

Paperback Cologne

Demeter Cologne Spray, Paperback

Some might not like the smell of old paper, but to a journalist, it is an aphrodisiac. Demeter Fragrance Paperback’s scent smells just like an old library of newspapers and journals. Any real journalist must have this cologne and will appreciate it immensely

Literary Insults Chart

Curious Charts Commission Shakespeare Insults Gift Poster | 18x24 with Funny Quotes

Journalists can deliver the ultimate burns with their witty and sharp tongues. Getting your journalist friend, this insult chart is sure to be appreciated. Who knows, maybe your friend will come up with their own insults after being inspired. Using these insults, you don’t have to resort to violence. You can productively use your words.

Printing Press Blueprint

Studio 21 Graphix 1878 Lavalette Printing Press Patent Print Art Poster UNFRAMED Blueprint 18" X 24"

The printing press blueprint is an excellent decoration for your office, desk, or home office. This kind of gift is sure to be a big hit with anyone who works in production. It is refreshing to see something so old school and ingenious in this progressively digital age we live in today.

Chrome Fountain Pen

Waterman Graduate Chrome Fountain Pen, Fine Nib, Blue Ink

It may be cliche, but if you want to get that journalist in your life a practical gift, look no further. The Waterman Graduate Chrome Fountain Pen in blue ink makes for the best kind of bonus. This reasonably priced pen is gorgeous, writes well, and is durable. Not to mention, it is very reasonably priced and an absolute steal.

Writers Speak Out On Writing

Writers Speak Out on Writing

The Writers Speak Out on Writing book brings together a collection of 761 quotes from over 400 authors. It is a commentary on defeating writer’s block, writing rough drafts, and picking a deadline. This is a must-have for any serious journalists out there.

Writer Pin Collection

Cute Unique Enamel Pin Set - Novelty Art Enamel Lapel Pin Set - Funny Cartoon Enamel Brooch Pin Pack for Girls Boys Women Men (Typewriter pins-4pcs)

This four-piece enamel pin set is a great novelty gift for any journalist or writer. It comes with a matching jewelry bag and comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. These cute pins are great for wearing or pinning to your backpack or canvas tote bag.

Marble Passport Holder

Eccolo World Traveler Travel Passport Cover Case with Storage Pocket, Marble, 6.4X4

Journalists are always traveling for work. That is why getting them a passport holder is an excellent idea. This is a practical gift that your journalist friend will find exceptionally useful. It will safely hold all of their travel documents in style.


Searching for gifts is not easy, and finding a gift that a journalist will love is even more difficult. Sure, you can settle for a pen or journal, but with this list, you can get just that and much more. The gifts on this list are a great starting point for finding a unique gift for your friend, who is a journalist.

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