Unique Gifts for Word Lovers

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Need to shop for the word lover in your life, but not sure what to get them? No worries, we have you covered.

Being a passionate wordsmith myself, I have a pretty good idea of what is likely to be treasured dearly by the word lover or lovers who are closest to your heart.

Obviously the crowd cool enough to dig words and get turned on by competent word play need unique gifts that will stand out in their worlds and more importantly, in their memories.

So here are my top picks if you need to find unique gifts for word lovers.

Magnetic Poetry

You really can’t go wrong with a nice set of poetry magnets for your word lover in your life. These things are hours worth of fun and silliness, plus they come in just about every theme imaginable these days.

unique gifts for word lovers

Whether your word lover friend digs vampires, sexual innuendos or even Shakespeare, these brilliant little creations will bring a smile to your friend’s face and won’t cost you much at all.


Scrabble Coasters


Tons of creative folks turn Scrabble tiles into drink coasters and sell them on sites like Etsy. For an example, check out these rather cleverly constructed pieces of art to the right of this text.

Now those are some pretty slick looking coasters, wouldn’t you agree? We certainly think so.

Love the themed words, makes these perfect for the wine enthusiast who happens to adore words, if you know such a person. And for less than thirty bucks, you can’t really top this deal if you try.

Of course, this set of Scrabble coasters is pretty sweet too. And don’t forget to check out these ones too, while we’re on the subject.

Scrabble Jewelry

Some might think it’s tacky, but I promise that the wordsmith you know will simply find Scrabble tile jewelry delightful. Because it is.

il_570xN.191842146From rings, to single tile necklaces, charm style bracelets and beyond! These are a timeless classic in terms of unique gifts for word lovers. So don’t dismiss gorgeous handmade crafts like the bracelet  shown to the left of this text.

If that particular style doesn’t strike your fancy, just do a search for scrabble jewelry and you will find more variations on the concept than you will have time to sort through.

Tasty Word Treats

Yes, edible words still make the list. Just because they are sweet and get devoured quicker than your friend can thank you doesn’t mean that they aren’t a legitimate gift!


After all, it’s the thought that counts or so the old saying goes, right?

The Scrabble-inspired cookies featured to the right of this text are a delectable example, for one. We suggest having the seller replace the little hearts in the corner with the appropriate letter values, as per standard Scrabble. Unless you want to risk pissing off your favorite wordsmith, and that seems like a bad idea.

Need a more elaborate pastry for your word loving buddies? If you’re throwing a birthday party, be sure to take a peek at these badass Scrabble cake decals instead!

Home Decor & Artwork

A nice wall hanging is pretty timeless and no doubt difficult to mess up with as a gift item. Luckily for you, Etsy is also home to tons of amazing word-centric and hand crafted works of art, including every variety of home furnishing under the sun.

il_570xN.414154993_e9fqA great example happens to be the breathtaking keepsake to the left of this text, which features a poetic message spelled out with Scrabble tiles and is held within what appears to be a shadow box for hanging in your home.

The colors make it look like one of the most gorgeous wedding gifts I’ve seen recently, so if your word lover is getting hitched, you should definitely take a closer look at this one.

Or for something a bit more lighthearted, you could try this neat wall clock made from an old Scrabble board.

Handmade Journals

Last, but certainly not least, you will never disappoint a true word lover by gifting them a one of a kind handmade journal.

il_570xN.374792366_j5orI know it probably sounds crazy in this day and age to do something as old fashioned and terribly out of style as handwriting surely is by now, but trust me…us word lovers have a strong need to feel a real pen in our hands on occasion, and we absolutely go nuts over the smell of new paper as we madly turn the fresh pages of a brand new journal made just for us.

il_570xN.386541809_qiooNot only do you get to fill all the blank pages with your own arbitrary words (which is cool enough all by itself), but there are so many beautiful designs out there that you can find one which is absolutely unique to the person you are shopping for.

After all, there is something strangely satisfying about finding a gift for your loved one which is every bit as unique as they are to you. What are your thoughts? Did I miss any? Do you want to share more unique gifts for word lovers? Share in the comments.

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