There are so many good gift ideas out there for bookish people, I thought I'd share some of my favorites. It can be hard to pick the right book for someone, but if you know they like books in general you may see something below that will be as appreciated for your acknowledging their love of the written word vs. having agonized if they prefer Sci Fi to Romance (or both!).
Many of these items are from indie makers/designers and I hope they'll forgive me for "lifting" some of their pics off Etsy or their site. I have made sure a link directly to their page is included with all of them. And don't forget - there's nothing wrong with treating yourself to a little something too!
"Read" mixed media drawing on dictionary page:
|From Etsy Shop: Flying Shoes Art Studio|
Can I count the ways how much I love this? You know I've been art journaling lately, and what an awesome way to express a love for a subject than directly on a dictionary page of that subject! These would look awesome framed and in a library or quiet space for reading.
Book Lovers Skirt:
|From Etsy Shop: Rooby Lane|
Super-cute book jewelry:
All of the above book jewelry is from Etsy shop: CuriosandCreations: The Little Library
Fancy spoon to stir your hot drink:
|From Etsy shop: Spoon Tracker|
Buy a Book For Its Cover:
|Anne of Green Gables set with artistic cover by Jacqui Oakley|
I just love artist renderings of classic books. This set with cover illustrations by artist Jacqui Oakley belongs not just on a bookshelf, but displayed with pride on a coffee table or nightstand. You can find them at SourceBooks website.
Source Books also has more artistic covers for other L.M. Montgomery books, also by Jacqui Oakley:
Then there are these lovely Christmas classics:
|Penguin Classics limited edition Christmas Classics collection|
And this would make a beautiful stocking stuffer or White Elephant gift for a book club member:
Penguin Classics deluxe edition: Little Women
Wear Your Book Love:
|From Out of Print Clothing.|
|From Out of Print Clothing|
Vintage Book Cover Journals:
Journals above (and more) are available at Attic Journals. There is also a state list of independent shops where they are carried.
Both purses (and more) are from Etsy shop: Novel Creations. I like that she offers different handle and clasp choices for these novelty bags.
Tea with Literary Quotes:
Bag Ladies Tea: Novel Tea
Memory Challenge: Book Lovers Classics Edition
Since I have terrible short-term memory, I would stink at this.
But I love the novelty of it!
Scrabble: Book Lovers edition
I need to see if there's an app for this version!
And I couldn't resist including these "classic" collections that will appeal to a wide number of book lovers out there, hence making the perfect gift!
Book Lust by Nancy Pearl
1001 Books For Every Mood by Hallie Ephron
So there are most of my favorite holiday gift ideas for the Book Nerd in your life! Hope you enjoy browsing them, and comment below on any others you have in mind.