It’s getting to be that time of year where we would be among the holiday season’s hustle and bustle under normal circumstances. However, with the unique situation we have found ourselves in 2020, it might be a little harder to fulfill our gift lists. We hope that the following ideas help you find inspiration and bring a smile to you or the book lover in your life. Especially if their to-be-read pile reaches the ceiling or takes over every available space as mine does.
We hope that these 10 novel ideas for buying for the book lover in your life makes your shopping list a little bit more manageable. Have a safe and wonderful holiday!
Check out their selection of thirteen literary-inspired scented candles and wax melts. They have one suited for rainy days and smells of fresh rain, ginger, and lavender. Or for those Potterheads, they have a Wizardy Butter Drink that is scented with butterscotch, caramel, and rum. Also, you can find other literary scented candles at etsy.com.
Looking beyond the candles, you might want to poke around at Out of Print, where they have a plethora of gift ideas for everyone. Some of my favorites include the Yoda sweatshirt, The Monster at the End of this Book Women’s t-shirt, and the Alice in Wonderland mini puzzle
One of my favorite gifts last year was my Beauty and the Beast dictionary art prints. Amazon has many different dictionary art prints to choose from that range from Beauty and the Beast to The Wizard of Oz and beyond.
Each postcard is a graphic representation of 50 of the greatest literary quotes from Austen to Wilde that is sure to spark your imagination.
Make sure that those books that you lend out if you do that is, come back home by adding “The Library of (your name)” with the personal embosser from Sonoma Williams. Or choose one of the many different book stamps that can be personalized from etsy.com. My favorite is the Owl Library Stamp.
For those nights, when you want to get away from it all: stress, kids, spouse. That’s all right; we won’t tell if you hijack the bathroom as your place of solace. Never lose a book to the tube (as we all know, books and water don’t mix), with a bathtub caddy like the one pictured to the left from Bed Bath and Beyond.
Give the book lover in your life a gift that brings the story to life with jigsaw puzzles. The Greenlight Bookstore has a 1,000-piece puzzle that features the greatest fictional detective of all time and his London in exquisite detail. As you piece the puzzle together, you can find famous characters such as Sherlock, Watson, the Hounds of Baskerville. Find clues to solve a mystery and real historical figures from that era.
We all have that one friend or family member, you know the snarky one...
What do you do for the snarky friend or family member on your gift list? Why not gift them with something from the “King of Snark,” William Shakespeare. Amazon, our favorite online retailer, can hook you up from posters to mugs to bandaids. Yep, I said bandaids.
Literary Crafts for Book Lovers
The Literary Gift Company has a ton of gifts for the book nerd in your life, and one that I found is Book Riot’s Lit Stitch Book of Literary Cross Stitch Patterns. But as Levar Burton says, “You don’t have to take my word for it,” and check out these other literary craft ideas from Pinterest.
Don’t forget the wrapping paper! Check out these literary wrapping paper designs from Zazzle. My favorite? The Library Card!