Hugo House Holiday Gift Giving Guide

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Looking for the perfect gift for the writer on your list? 

We’ve got some ideas to help you get started. Whether you’re looking to introduce a loved one to creative writing or encourage the aspiring writer in your life, Hugo House has gift options for writers of all ages and at every stage in their writing journey. Plus, gifts from Hugo House can be shared electronically, so you don’t have to worry about shipping deadlines!

Gift Ideas for Grown-Ups

Let them pick with a gift certificate.
Let the writer in your life pick what would be the most meaningful to them, whether that’s a class to help them develop new skills, a manuscript consultation, or something else. Give a gift certificate »

Sign them up for a Hugo House class.
If you’ve browsed the catalog and know for sure which class your friend or loved one would like to take, consider signing them up. General registration for Winter 2022 is open now! Find a class »

Give a Hugo House membership.
Is the person you’re shopping for already a fan of Hugo House? If so, a membership might be just the thing for them. Members get discounts and early sign-ups for classes, plus discounts at select local bookstores. Give a membership »

Pair Hugo House classes with a SAL event.
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Seattle Arts and Lectures to pair their upcoming events with some of our Winter 2022 classes. Plus, all class registrations come with a 10% discount code for SAL events. Learn more »

Gift Ideas for Young Writers

Give tickets to Scribes-O-Rama.
January 29, 2022 | 12–5 pm PT
Scribes-O-Rama is an afternoon just for young writers! Participants will have the chance to try out classes and make new writing friends during this virtual event. Learn more »

Sign them up for a youth workshop.
Youth workshops at Hugo House provide a safe and nurturing environment for young writers to explore their craft. Our upcoming January workshop focuses on how mixed-race teens can write about their evolving identities. Learn more »