Saturday, November 30, 2013

2013 Holiday Gift Guide for the Bookish Friend

Photo Credit: LiteratiClub
(Okay, I lied about the hiatus. I might not be able to participate in all the bookish memes, but I can still post my own material. But it will be sporadic until December 13. Hello again. :))

When it comes to book lovers, we can never go wrong with gift cards to their favorite bookstore. But if you're looking for something more tangible, try this list of gift ideas. 


1. Print Scarf (DIY) / Book Scarf ($28 Etsy)
A beautiful way to wear your favorite words. You can either do-it-yourself for cheap or buy one off of Etsy (there are others if you search for it). If you DIY, find lines from a book that they love and copy it.

DIY scarf from CollegeFashion
2. Celestial Steel Bookmark ($6.95 Barnes & Noble)
If they are still in love with paper books, give them a steel bookmark with an inspiring quote. 

3. Harry Potter Illuminating Wand ($26.95 Barnes & Noble)
This one's for the die-hard HP fan. Make their long-held fantasies come true: this wand-for-muggles can perform an important spell: Lumos! 

4. Forgotten Bookmarks by Michael Popek ($15.15 Amazon)
A coffee table book with photos of all the strange and quirky things that people leave in their books. Anyone who has ever stuck a receipt or postcard in a book can relate.

5. Book Safe ($14.21 Amazon)
Out of all the many books in one's library, who will know the one that is fake? So clever.

6. Mighty Bright XtraFlex2 Book Light ($14-17 Amazon)
So they can read at night. The XtraFlex2 has two settings for lighting: a regular one and a strong one that uses both light bulbs. 

7. "Old Books" Scented Soy Candle ($14 Etsy)
In addition to candles that smell like "old books," Frostbeard also sells Harry Potter-themed candles as well as a LOTR scent called "Shire." 

8. Punch Studio Book Boxes ($26 Amazon)
Designed by Punch Studio, this comes in a set of 3 nesting boxes. Use them to store jewelry and other things. While these are too pretty to pass off as a book safe, they're gorgeous on the inside AND out! 

A dilemma that every book addict can relate to. *sigh* 

10. Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores by Jen Campbell ($10.78 Amazon)
This book is hilarious - great for a bookish pal with a sense of humor. As someone who has worked in a bookstore, I can so relate to some of the silly conversations that happen between store employees and customers. Some of the lines from this book are gold: 

CUSTOMER: I read a book in the sixties. I don't
remember the author, or the title. But it was green, and it
made me laugh. Do you know which one I mean?


Thanks for checking the guide out! What would you give your bookish pal? 

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