We all know that it is dang-near impossible to buy books as a gift for book lovers … because you never know what’s already in their collection! But there are some fabulous, gorgeous gifts that book lovers will adore — and that make perfect gifts, too. Here’s a round-up of our favorite places to shop for book lovers & some of the goodies you’ll find at each place.
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We LOVE this website for shopping for fantastic book-ish goodies — from book-shaped plates, to scented candles inspired by famous authors, to reading accessories you didn’t even know you needed! We reviewed this site and some of their fantastic offerings earlier this year — and I even built my own holiday wishlist from their pages. (My husband shopped there for some of my gifts, and was VERY impressed by how quickly everything arrived!)
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Here are some of the items from GoneReading.com that we adore for holiday gifts:
- Shakespearean Insult Bandages or Edgar Allan Poe Bandages or Jane Austen Bandages
- Author-Inspired Scented Candles
- Reading Family Car Decals
- Reading Ear Plugs
- Literary Notecard Sets
GoneReading.com is offering one of YOU lucky readers a chance to win a $40 e-Gift Card to help with your holiday shopping. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form HERE to be entered in the drawing. Contest is open worldwide!
Okay, so we’re a little biased here – but we DO love the fun products in our own Novel Novice CafePress shop, each of them designed with our fellow fanatical readers in mind. Most of the items feature our signature “Book Nerd” and “Keep Calm & Read a Book” designs, which were created exclusively for Novel Novice.
Here are some of our favorite goodies:
- Book Nerd Compact Mirror
- Book Nerd Flask
- Novel Novice Shot Glass
- Book Nerd Journal
- Books Sticky Notepad
Amazing poster designs created using the actual text of the books that inspired each illustration. PosterText offers these gorgeous pieces printed on high-quality paper, all of which would make beautiful, statement art for any book lovers’ home. Browse all of their designs here, and check out some of our favorites below:
Much like PosterText, Litographs features art prints with designs created using the text of a book. But Litographs has also gone beyond just prints, adding their designs to high-quality dye-sublimated t-shirts and tote bags. They’ve also just recently released a collection of adorable lit-inspired temporary tattoos — which would make fabulous stocking stuffers!
Here are some of our favorites from each category:
The perfect way to stay warm this winter is with a book scarf and fingerless gloves (perfect for reading) from Storiarts! This hand-crafted Etsy artist is the creator of the original Book Scarf — and I have to say, I’m a huge fan. I’ve had my Sherlock Holmes scarf for a couple years now, and it is one of my favorites. It’s very comfy and cozy, and it is super cute. (Bonus: reading material on the go!)
Storiarts offers a variety of designs from assorted authors, so there’s sure to be soemthing to suite everyone’s tastes. Beyond the scarves, also check out the coordinating fingerless gloves, headbands, and throw pillows. Here’s a peek at some of the goodies:
PORTLANDERS! Look for Storiarts at Crafty Wonderland, December 13-14th. In addition to their regular products, they’ll also have an assortment of discounted items available for purchase!
Love YA fantasy? Then Hebel Design has something for you to love. High-quality, hand-crafted jewelry inspired by some of the hottest YA fantasy and paranormal series around, all with the authors’ seal of approval! Featured series include The Mortal Instruments, The Grisha Trilogy, The Selection Series (JUST released!), The Lynburn Legacy, The Lux Series, and many more! Here are some of our favorites:
(On a budget? Try the replica Clockwork Angel necklace for a great bargain.)
Amazing designs and fun products abound at Out of Print Clothing, where much more than clothing is offered. Their incredible book-inspired jewelry line is brilliant and gorgeous, their t-shirt and tote bag designs are delightful, and their ever-expanding collection of accessories and other items continues to charm. Here are some of our favorites:
The Literary Gift Company has an amazing variety of products, all suited to any book lovers tastes. Their offerings include products made from old, up-cycled books, adorable mugs for sipping tea or coffee while you read, cool book-ish jewelry, and other unique book-ish accessories you didn’t even know you wanted, but now you totally do. Then wrap-up all your gifts in their incredible literary wrapping paper! Here are some of our favorites:
- Inspirational Writing Pens
- Scrabble Pencil Case
- Procrastination Pen
- Literary Quote Cards
So you’re a John Green fan? You like proclaiming your love of all-things nerdy? Then check out the DFTBA shop for John Green-approved merchandise and goodies, created by an amazing group of fandom artists. There’s lots for John Green books, Harry Potter and other fandoms, even some not based on books. (Gasp!) Here are some of our favorite goodies:
Books Turn Muggles Into Wizards T-shirt
(I have this shirt & it’s one of my favorites. Super comfy & soft, plus fabulous design!)
- John Green Book Plates
- Karen Kavett Bookmark Pack
- Lizzie Bennet Button Pack
- The Fault in Our Stars “Okay? Okay.” Lapel Pin
- “Return to Maureen Johnson” Wristband
- Typography Sticker Pack
For the fashionable book nerd, Black Milk offers a few collections inspired by some of your favorite book fandoms, most notably Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and The Lord of the Rings. Here’s a few of our favorite styles they offer:
More Great Ideas
Still wanting to flesh out your wish list, or get other gift ideas? Here are some other products we LOVE for gifting to book lovers:
My Weekend is All Booked Sweatshirt
Also available in other styles.
- Harry Potter Earring Set
- The Fault in Our Stars “Okay” Button
- kate spade new york “Like a Book” Notebook Set
- “I’ve Tread Them All” Bookshelf Socks
- Shakespeare Socks
- Typewriter Notecard Set
- “Literature is my boyfriend” Necklace
- Open Book Ring
- Classic Novels Coaster Set
- Penguin Classics Notebook
- Penguin Classics Luggage Tags
For the comments: What’s on your wish list? Any other great ideas you’d add to this list?