Best Gifts for the Book Lover
Do you have a book lover on your holiday shopping list this year? If so, we’ve got you covered. Here are several gift ideas to get you started. Make sure to check out our complete list of Gift Guides to help with everyone on your list!
Sweet and simple – a good stocking stuffer, perhaps?
Pair a good book with a morning cup of coffee with this mug that highlights some awesome first lines of literature, like “Call me Ishmael” and others – I wonder if it has my personal favorite, the first line of Pride and Prejudice? (“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”)
The book lover on your list can dig a little deeper into reading about literature’s most well-read female characters, like Anna Karenina, Daisy Buchanan, and more. Each profile also features detailed watercolor portraits and hand-lettered quotations (maybe a nice coffee table book?).
Jane-a-Day 5-Year Journal: ~ $12 (ModCloth)
This 5-year journal features a page for each day with a quote from Jane Austen. What a fun way to get your literary fix while keeping tabs on your ups and downs from year to year!
Book Lover’s Scrabble: ~ $71
This game puts a twist on traditional Scrabble by including “plot twist” cards and the ability to use literary words and earn bonus points. Always wanted to play the word “Oz” in traditional Scrabble? Well, now’s your chance. 🙂
I love page-a-day calendars – they’re the gift that keeps on giving! This calendar recommends books throughout the year and includes quotes, quizzes, and author facts.
If your book club tends to turn into, er, more of a wine club, this book is a good bet. Fifty original and classic cocktail recipes based on works of famous authors and popular drinks of their eras are detailed here – authors from Charlotte Bronte to F. Scott Fitzgerald to Jhumpa Lahiri are featured.
This Way to Wonderland Socks: ~ $13 (ModCloth)
Perfect for the Alice in Wonderland fan. Great reviews!
Jane Austen Action Figure: ~ $10
I laughed out loud when I saw this one – a Jane Austen action figure? Yes indeedy! They also have action figures for William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allan Poe at similar prices.
Yup, I want one of these in every color (there are fourteen different colors available). Pretty much the story of my life.
Personal Library Kit: ~ $11
The book lover on your list can keep track of his/her books with this old-school library kit complete with self-adhesive pockets and checkout cards, a date stamp and inkpad, and a pencil. If you’re the one that’s always borrowing books (and never returning them), this could be a funny gift along with all of the books that you’ve borrowed. 🙂
Do Me Write Postcard Set: ~ $20 (ModCloth)
Each postcard includes art paired with quotes and a postcard. Perfect for display or to send out! This set includes 2 boxes of 50-ct. postcards (so you’ll get two of each unique design).
Novel Teas: ~ $15
This package contains 25 individually tagged teabags with literary quotes – perfect to give to book club members or use as stocking stuffers.
This watch has a black Italian leather strap and a book lover themed dial.
Kindle: ~ $80
Of course, you can always try to convert a book lover to “the dark side” of e-readers with the classic Kindle. The updated version now has a touchscreen display, enhanced software, and twice the storage. I held off on buying a Kindle for a l-o-n-g time but now I’m so glad I did – no more lugging multiple books while on vacation! Now I can just grab my Kindle and bring lots more books with me.
The Book Was Better Women’s T-Shirt: ~ $20 and up
Because (let’s be honest) it’s usually true. (Except for these fifty movies, apparently.)
This kit contains over 200 book lover-themed word and word fragment magnets for on-going entertainment every time the bibliophile on your list opens his/her fridge.
Always want to know how to make Turkish Delight (from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)? Now’s your chance to find out how along with numerous other recipes inspired by works of literature.
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