Gifts Perfect for the 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.
Book Lovers "Old Book" Candle
Buy it: $18, etsy.com
Who doesn't love the smell of old books? This candle will conjure the sensation, sans books.
Buy it: $8.12, etsy.com
If you’re prone to long walks to your favorite local bookstore, this is the tote you need. It proclaims, “It Is Entirely Possible This Bag Is Full Of Books.” Too true, too true.
Buy it: $12.50, uncommongoods.com
For the book lover who also appreciates a cup of tea.
Library Card Mug
Buy it: $12; uncommongoods.com
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.
Animals in Literature Poster
Buy it: $25, uncommongoods.com
With animals from White Fang, Don Quixote, and The Old Man and the Sea (for starters) this poster celebrates literature's favorite fauna.
Jane Eyre Literature Rocks Glass
Buy it: $14.50 each, etsy.com
A stylish sipper for all Jane Eyre acolytes.
Composition Notebook Pouch
Buy it: $15, uncommongoods.com
It's a perfect place to keep pencils and other trinkets on the go.
100 Books Scratch-Off Poster
Buy it: $15, uncommongoods.com
Keep track of your reading challenges with this scratch-off poster of 100 iconic books, including classic literature, contemporary novels, and nonfiction.
Hand-Lettered Enamel Pin
Buy it: $9.45, etsy.com
A pin for the book-lover who has everything.
Banned Book Socks
Buy it: $10; uncommongoods.com
What a warm and fuzzy way to remember those books that we almost didn’t get to read.
Buy it: $16; uncommongoods.com
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).
May Your Shelves Always Overflow with Books Framed Art
Buy it: $17.48; etsy.com
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.
Custom Book Stamp
Buy it: $7.50; etsy.com
Is your book lover always losing their books? This personalized stamp will make sure any book lended is always returned.
Sur La Table Teakettle
Buy it: $39.95; surlatable.com
We are pretty sure Jane Austen would have approved of this stylish teakettle.
Ruched Faux Fur Throw
Buy it: $149; potterybarn.com
When the book is just too hard to put down, this throw will keep them warm and cozy.
Amir Rechargeable Book Light
Buy it: $18.99; amazon.com
For those late nights, this book light will make sure they can keep reading without disturbing anyone.
Harry Potter Wrapped Pencil Set
Buy it: $10; etsy.com
If you're a muggle trying to win over the love of a wizard, these might just be the first step.
Warm Plaid Wrap
Buy it: $39.99; worldmarket.com
Drape this wrap around your shoulders and head outdoors for a long walk to mull over the end of a good novel.
Mini Library Tea Lights
Buy it: $15; uncommongoods.com
This set of tea lights includes scents from The Scarlet Letter and Walden Woods.
Well-Read Women Reader’s Journal
Buy it: $14.95; uncommongoods.com
Your book lover friend will enjoy recording their thoughts as they read and re-read their favorite novels.