ScreenCraft's 2023 Holiday Gift Guide for Screenwriters

Gift ideas for that special writer in your life... even if that writer is you!
by Britton Perelman on December 5, 2023

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? On our screens, words are glistening. We sing a little song, as we go along… working in a screenwriting wonderland. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! When the days are shorter and it becomes increasingly difficult to focus on writing instead of, say, decorating your Christmas tree, baking dozens and dozens of cookies, curling up to watch holiday movie marathons, or making your gift lists and checking them twice. Writers can be tough to buy presents for, but anyone with a screenwriter on their list needs to look no further than ScreenCraft’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide for Screenwriters.

Stuff to Read

If a screenwriter isn’t writing something or watching something, they’re probably reading. And no screenwriter’s bookshelf is complete without some titles focusing on the craft itself. These essential books about screenwriting will provide guidance, reference, and inspiration for any writer on your list.   

Books About Screenwriting

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Books About Movies, TV Shows, and Hollywood

Reading about writing is great, but inspiration can also be found in the stories of how beloved movies, TV shows, and Hollywood institutions came to be. Whether your screenwriter likes comedy or drama, action or romcoms, there’s a book on this list they’ll love. 

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Software, Schooling, & Subscriptions

Give the gift of software this holiday season! Screenwriting software is the gift that keeps on giving every time your screenwriter sits down for a writing session. But since it’s highly likely that a screenwriter already has Final Draft, a subscription or writing class might just provide the inspiration they need to make it through their next script. 

Writing Tools

Screenwriters may toil for hours and hours in front of their laptops, not typing a word, but there are tools of the screenwriting trade just like in any other profession. A change of pace thanks to a new keyboard, some story cards, or writing gloves might just do the trick this year. 

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Fun Screenwriting Gifts

Screenwriters just wanna have fun, too! If the educational or practical doesn’t suit your fancy this gift-giving season, check out the items below for some cozy, silly, and amusing options that are sure to bring a smile to your screenwriter’s face on Christmas morning. 

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Gift Cards 

If you waited until the last minute to do your shopping and not even Santa could ship something in time, gift cards are always great. Treat the screenwriter in your life to some movies, a paid writing retreat, tunes to fill the silence while they write, or fuel for those tough writing sessions (AKA: coffee). 

Want More Gift Ideas? Check Out ScreenCraft's 2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Screenwriters!


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