Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Ultimate Gift Ideas & Where to Shop for Book Lovers

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With the holidays upon us, it’s time to start shopping for the fellow book lovers in your life — and to pass along your wish list to loved ones, too!

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.

I’ve even highlighted some great stocking stuffer ideas, too!001Special Offer

Plus, keep your eyes peeled for this symbol to get special offers & discount codes just for Novel Novice readers at some of the retailers mentioned below!

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!)

Plus, if you’re a new shopper, join their email list for a 10%-off coupon!

Here are some of the items from that we adore for holiday gifts:

Bamboo Bathtub Caddy

bamboo bathtub caddy

Book Plates & Serving Platters

book plates(There’s even a cup & book-shaped saucer for drinking tea or coffee while you read!!!!)

Personal Library Kit

personal library kit

“Take Me to Your Reader” & Other T-Shirts

take me to your reader tshirt

Book Holder & E-Reader Stand

book and e-reader holder

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001Special 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!

Novel Novice CafePress Shop

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:

Shirts & Hoodies

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Bags & Totes

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Stuff for Your House

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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:

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001Special is offering Novel Novice readers 20% off purchases made online through the end of the year. Just enter the code NN09871 at check-out. Coupon code is good through 12/31/2014.


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:


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001Special is offering Novel Novice readers 10% off purchases made online through the end of the year. Just enter the code NOVELNOVICE10 at check-out to receive the discount.


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:

001Special OfferPORTLANDERS! 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!

Hebel Design

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:

Morozova’s Collar (from The Grisha Trilogy)

morozova's collar

Tessa’s Clockwork Angel

clockwork angel

(On a budget? Try the replica Clockwork Angel necklace for a great bargain.)

America’s Songbird Necklace

SongbirdRebel Symbol Necklace


Golden Snitch Bracelet

golden snitch bracelet

001Special OfferUse the promotional code NovelGift at check-out to receive a 15% discount off one item on all orders through the end of the year at

Out of Print

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:

“So It Goes” Slaughterhouse Five Necklace

so it goes

The Great Gatsby West Egg Pennant

west egg penant

Composition Book Tote Bag

comp book bag

Library Card Pouch

library pouch

The Great Gatsby Sweater

gatsby sweater

Where the Wild Things Are Onesie

wild things onesie

Library Stamp T-Shirt

library stamp tshirt

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The Literary Gift Company

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:

Bookshelf Tie


Young Banned Books Bracelet


Book Handbags


Doodle & Stitch Duvet Cover


Jane Austen Scarf


Typewriter Satchel


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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!)


The Fault in Our Stars Hazel & Gus Phone Case


Ampersand Necklace


Could Be Buying Books Poster


Ampersands Poster


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Black Milk Clothing

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:

Daily Prophet Bomber Jacket


Marauder’s Map Dress


Middle Earth Leggings


Game of Thrones Skater Dress


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. 


Mini Book Necklaces
Browse a variety of mini-titles at the Miniature Literature Etsy Shop

mini book necklace

Book Shelf Phone Cases

book shelf phone case

Book-Shaped Pillows

book pillows

Daily Prophet Hobo Bag

10159708_hiI Married Adventure Book Clutch from kate spade new york

i married adventure

“Archive Your Accessories” Wall Hooks

accessory hooks

Dictionary Wallet

dictionary wallet

Katniss Everdeen Poster

katniss poster

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For the comments: What’s on your wish list? Any other great ideas you’d add to this list?


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  1. I Love that Bamboo Bath Tub Caddy! That’s Perfect for me b/c I Take a Lot of Very Long, Hot Baths for My Back Pain so it Would be So Cool to be able to Read in the Tub! Great Gift Ideas!

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