The Ultimate 2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Readers, Writer, and Horror Nerds

2020 is finally nearing its close. The finish line is on the horizon, invigorating some to power through these next 4 weeks, all the while hoping 2021 brings a better state of the world.

For many, there’s one giant hurdle that we must all face before 2020 can make its grand finale: the holiday season.

Some people love the spirit of the season while it may bring a time of stress for others, especially when deciding what to get someone.

Luckily for you, I’ve created the ultimate 2020 holiday gift guide. This guide covers some of the best gifts you can get for readers, writers, and horror nerds like me. In total, this gift guide outlines 30 potential gifts that are sure to knock the socks off the recipient.

Read through to find the perfect gift for the reader/writer/horror fan in your life today!

10 Gifts for Readers

We all have a bookworm in our life. Whether it’s a family member, friend, or co-worker, bookworms usually always find their way into your life. This year, get them something other than a book they may or may not already have.

Here are 10 gift ideas for the book lover in your life!

1). New Bookshelf

If the book lover in your life is anything like me, there’s a severe shortage of bookshelf space. Give them the gift of purchasing new books by offering them more space to store these treasures.

Bookshelves range in size and price, so you’re sure to find the perfect bookshelf to fit your budget.

Get some bookshelf inspiration by checking out these 10 affordably priced units.

2). ThriftBooks

Has the book lover in your life mentioned a book they really want? Get they a book from ThriftBooks. This online book, movie, and music retailer offers affordable pricing for millions of titles. With popular titles as low as $3, this is the perfect way to help build the book lover’s library while on a budget.

Want to save a little money? First-time buyers, you can save 15% on your first order.*

3). Fun Bookends

Bring some extra fun to their library by getting them a set of super cute bookends. Etsy offers a variety of creative bookends. This way, you’re sure to find one that matches their unique style.

Check out some of the fun bookends here!

4). Book Scratch-off Poster

Seasoned readers are sure to love this book scratch-off poster. After reading one of the 100 must-read books, they can scratch it off. After reading all 100 books, they’ll have this awesome poster to display with pride.

Get this unique scratch-off poster here!

5). Coffee Warmer

Cuddling up with a good book, a fuzzy blanket, and a nice hot cup of coffee or tea is the perfect way for any book lover to spend their day. Although, sometimes they get too into the book and completely forget about their beverage until it’s far too cold.

Help them keep their favorite reading drink warm with this cleaver coffee warmer.

6). Husband Pillow

Reading in bed can sometimes cause neck and back pain. Help them spend hours reading in bed without paying the price the next day with sore muscles by getting them a husband pillow.

Need some inspiration? Check out this list of 14 great husband reading pillows!

7). Page Holder

Hand cramps are no fun when reading. Alleviate this unnecessary pain by getting the book lover in your life a page holder. With this small but nifty tool, they can enjoy their book without gripping the book.

On Etsy, you can even customize the page holder with their name.

8). Bath Tray

Reading and hot bubble baths are two of the best ways to relax. Let them do their two favorite things at the same time with this cleaver bath tray.

9). Bookshelf Diorama

Bring a little fantasy to the bookworm’s book shelf with one of these bookshelf dioramas. These dioramas rest perfectly between your books, giving them a peak into the magical world of reading.

10). Book Subscription

Give them the gift that keeps on giving. Book of the Month Club allows readers to choose a new book to read each month. Subscriptions are as low as $5 a month!

Need more ideas?

Check out my 2018 gift guide for readers for more inspiration.

10 Gifts for Writers

Know an aspiring author? Finding them the perfect gift might be like finding a needle in the haystack. With this holiday gift guide by your side, getting the perfect gift for the writer in your life is easy!

1). Notebook & Pens

Writers can always use a notebook to write their next best-selling ideas in. And, there’s always a shortage of pens. Getting them a notebook and set of their favorite pens is never a bad idea.

I love using Moleskin notebooks to write in. They’re sturdy and durable, yet small enough to fit in any on-the-go bag. Plus, they come in a variety of colors. You can even personalize their notebook if you want!

2). Writer’s Gift Basket

Get the writer in your life a little bit of everything with this ultimate writer’s gift set. It’s offered in 3 different sizes to fit your budget.

3). On Writing

Whether they love or hate Stephen King, there’s no question that he’s a master of the craft. On Writing is a memoir that’s a must-read for any aspiring author.

4). Prompt Book

Writer’s block is a part of the creative process. Help them combat this with the help of a creative writing prompt book.

5). Creative Writing Journal

Similarly, there are also journals for writers where they can respond to prompts. These prompts are mostly reflective and may help them better understand themselves as a writer.

Plus, it’s another great way to always have some writing prompts on hand.

6). Writer’s Toolbox

This is my go-to tool when I’m really struggling with writer’s block. This toolbox is full of activities and games that can help the writer in your life overcome the infamous First Page Syndrome.

7). Book Binding Kit


Know someone who’s making their own book? I don’t mean only self publishing. I’m talking about someone who’s working to make their own physical book without the assistance of someone else? Getting them a book binding kit is a great way to help them pursue their dream.

8). WordSmith Deck

There’s tons of tools to combat writer’s block. WordSmith Deck is another helpful tool. Featuring a series of cards, this deck includes 150 writing prompts that can be used at any time.

9). Writing Classes

There’s always room to learn more. Gifting a writing class is always appreciated. MasterClass offers writing classes with professional authors. If you’re on a budget, Udemy may have the perfect class for the writer in your life.

10). Writer’s Retreat

Environment plays a big role when it comes to writing. Outside distractions cause havoc when trying to write. Chipping in for a writer’s retreat fund, gifting an Airbnb gift card, or offering solitude is a great gift idea.

10 Gifts for Horror Lovers

Horror lovers are unique people. Trust me, I would know. If you’re not into horror yourself, or just have no clue where to start, here are 10 gift ideas for the horror nerd in your life!

1). Mystery Minis

These adorable horror figures feature all of your favorite horror icons: Bruce, Barbara Maitland, Freddy Kruggar, and more. One—or two if you’re feeling generous—make for the perfect horror gift.

2). Handbook for the Recently Deceased

This replica Handbook For The Recently Deceased notebook makes for a great gift for horror lovers. With a gift like this, the horror lover in your life will be able to write their own handbook. Just be advised: no matter what is written, it’ll probably read like stereo instructions.

3). Camp Crystal Lake Shirt

Let them show their Camp Crystal Lake pride with this replica movie shirt. This shirt, which is offered in several color options, will remind the horror lover in your life and others exactly why on Friday the 13th you basically can’t do anything…or else mother will find you!

4). Shudder Subscription

Shudder is the go-to horror channel. This subscription is as low as $5 a month. It’s the perfect way for the horror lover in your life to watch their favorite horror movies or find their new favorite with one of their originals.

5). Horror Movie Puzzle

Featuring the movie poster for all their favorite movies, this 1,000-pieze horror movie puzzle is perfect for horror lovers…especially those who need to pass a little time by.

6). On Set with John Carpenter

Is their favorite movie Halloween, The Thing, or any of the other wonderful movies produced by John Carpenter? This book is sure to knock their socks off.

Featuring behind-the-scene photographs that were taken on set of some of his most famous movies, this gives the horror lover a deep look into everything that went into their favorite movies.

7). Wicked Clothing

Is the horror lover also in need of some new clothes? Wicked Clothing, a small business clothing company, has just what you’re looking for. These clothes are perfect for those who are obsessed with the occult, death, gothic fashion, and more.

8). Horror Trivial Pursuit

Test their horror knowledge with this horror-themed board game. Trivial Pursuit Horror is sure to lead to hours of fun.

9). 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of watching a horror movie. The hair on the back of your neck stands tall and a chill runs down your spine. Now, thanks to this perfect horror book, they’ll always know what movie to watch next.

Plus, after working their way through the book, they have total horror movie bragging rights.

10). Horrified

This horror-themed board game is perfect for not just for horror lovers. This is the perfect spooky game for the whole family. With this gift, you’re not only letting them enjoy the horrors of Halloween all year around, but you’re also providing quality time with loved ones. That’s priceless.

Your One-Stop-Shop Gift Guide

Thanks to this ultimate holiday guide, you can ace your shopping this year.

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