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Ever imagine what Rochester’s estate might smell like? These candles are named after locations in classic novels, from Thornfield Gardens (rose and rain water) to 221B Baker Street (black tea and leather books).
There is some danger in trying to buy a new book for someone. Here are some safe bets for that book lover.
As much as we all enjoy gift giving during the holiday season, it can be difficult finding the perfect gift for a particular person. You probably have several people on your list that fall into specific categories; you need gift ideas for your neighbors, teachers, and co-workers. A lot of thought goes into choosing each gift. The easiest category to buy for, however, has to be book lovers. First of all, you know you can just get us another book about a subject we are intensely interested in. Whether your book lover is a history buff, a Shakespeare enthusiast, or a chef-in-the-making, a glance at the latest best-sellers list will point you in the right direction. Book lovers are also easy because they don’t have to have brand new books; sometimes the best gift is an old book found at a garage sale or a used bookstore. If you find a raggedy, early edition Nancy Drew detective book, grab it up, and then head home to bake a tin of treats from this great selection of cookies and bars. Wrap the book and cookies, and pat yourself on the back. That is the best gift ever for certain book lovers. Need a few more ideas? Here is a lineup of both fun and quirky gifts the book lover on your list will enjoy.
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There probably isn't enough room on the shelves anyway, so you might as well get a print that celebrates that. A sentiment every book lover secretly strives for.
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Know someone who did a dance when they checked out their first book from the library? This mug will remind them to never keep a book longer than they should.
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Is your book lover always losing their books? This personalized stamp will make sure any book lended is always returned.
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Your book lover probably has that perfect chair. Make sure they have the light to go with it so they don't strain their eyes.
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What a warm and fuzzy way to remember those books that we almost didn’t get to read.
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We are pretty sure Jane Austen would have approved of this stylish teakettle.
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When the book is just too hard to put down, this throw will keep them warm and cozy.
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For those late nights, this book light will make sure they can keep reading without disturbing anyone.
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Your book lover friend will adore this clear weight next time she reads at the beach. The weight holds pages down so they stay put even during particularly gusty days.
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If you're a muggle trying to win over the love of a wizard, these might just be the first step.
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Drape this wrap around your shoulders and head outdoors for a long walk to mull over the end of a good novel.
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Is there a book lover on your list who just can’t get enough Sherlock? Here is his chance to team up with the world’s greatest detective.
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This set of tea lights includes scents from The Scarlet Letter and Walden Woods.
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Your book lover friend will enjoy recording her thoughts as she reads and re-reads her favorite novels.