Gift Guide: For the Book Lover

Hello, everyone!

Today’s gift guide was especially fun to put together. I love to read, so books or book-related gifts are always my favorite. I’ve highlighted a few especially fun finds, but there are lots of other great options out there. I found a lot of fun bookends and bookmarks, and there are always books themselves. Check out BuzzFeed, Not on the High Street, Ebook Friendly, the Huffington Post, and the Literary Gift Company for lots more ideas.

Happy reading!

1) Book Text Lithographs


These lithographs are amazing, and I kinda want to buy them all. They’re created using the text of classic books, and in most cases, the lithograph contains ALL the text from the book. There are lots available: Pride and Prejudice, The Odyssey, Moby-Dick, Anna Karenina, Little Women, Huckleberry Finn, and so many others. These are such a unique, fun gift for readers and book lovers.

2) iPhone Docks


Everyone has a smartphone these days, and because we’re glued to them for so much of the day, we all need to charge our phones regularly. Why not find a dock/charger that has some style? This dock with charge and sync your iPhone 4/4s device. Yes, yes, I know an iPhone 4/4s is considered really old now, but I’m sure there are similar items for newer smartphones out there. Check Etsy for other options.

3) Personal Library Kit


This gift is a great option for the book lover you know who frequently loans out his or her beloved volumes. The description on the box says it all: “There’s no greater pleasure than sharing beloved books, but there is no crueler pain than losing them for good.” Help your book-loving friends keep track of their books!

4) Literary Sweatshirts


There are several options here from Catch-22 to Jane Eyre, and they all have the same vintage vibe. These are a great to wear when you curl up on the couch with a good book, and they’re way more fun than a Snuggie. Out of Print has a lot of other book-related gifts, so be sure to check out the site for clothing and accessories.

5) Book Clocks


I love the idea of a book clock. It seems so appropriate for someone who spends a lot of time caught up in a good book. Something like this would be such a great addition to a bookshelf or an office space.

6) Literary Scarves



Here’s another great item to keep you cozy when you’re curled up reading a good book! Check Etsy for lots of other options.

7) Bookopoly


This game is self explanatory, but what a fun twist on a classic game! You collect bookstores and can trade them in for libraries, and the cards have interesting facts about books and authors.

8) Literary Calendar


I might have to buy this calendar for myself. Each month has an illustration representing a book and a quote from the book. The Etsy shop has other book-related items too if you like the illustrations but prefer a print or notecards rather than a calendar.

9) Book Map


This map is loosely based on a turn-of-the-century map of London and includes the titles of more than 600 books from the history of English Literature, including Vanity Fair, Wuthering Heights,  The Waste Land, To the Lighthouse, Animal Farm, Slaughterhouse 5, and The Catcher in the Rye.  Something that combines London and books? Yes, please!

10) Reading Journal


This is a great gift for the reader who likes to make notes about the books he or she reads. There’s a place to list book information (title, author, genre, etc.), a section for notes, and a section where you can list what the book inspired you to learn about.

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