It’s that time of year again — a time for joy and merriment and, yep, the sometimes challenging gift quest for loved ones on your Holiday shopping list.
As an author, I’m a sucker for any present that has anything to do with writing or reading. But even I sometimes get bored with the usual, ho-hum Amazon or B&N gift cards, or Kindles and e-readers jam-packed with already downloaded books and novellas and non-fiction material. Yeah, it’s nice and all that, because a reader can never have enough books. But still, sometimes a reader really wants a gift that’s truly outside the box. Or the book.
So, I researched the internet to find unique reading-related gifts that might put a bookish twinkle in your giftee’s eye. Click on the images to access the websites.
Book Lovers Throw Blankets
Cafe Press has a wonderful assortment of blankets that readers can cozy up with, all designed with the book lover in mind. And, as of this posting, new visitors to Cafe Press can get 25% off their first purchase.
Gone Reading has really cute dishware in the shape of books. From cups and saucers to plates and platters, you can get anything for the reader on your list. And as of this posting, if you sign up for their newsletter you’ll get 10% off your first purchase. Oh, and the dishes are dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe.
Banned Book Socks
These socks showcase once-banned titles on one sock and censored/strike-throughs on the other.
Pride and Prejudice Pillow
A novel touch (pun intended!) for a bed or sofa or comfy chair. The hyperlink on the photo will bring you to all sorts of options. Have fun browsing!
New York Times Custom Birthday Book
This compilation chronicles “all the news that’s fit to print,” featuring the front page of the newspaper from the day you were born, and from every birthday thereafter.
Tea bags individually tagged with literary quotes from around the world.
Literary Rebel Mug
Like the Banned Books Socks, this mug boldly displays the title of some of the world’s most famous banned books, from Galileo’s Dialogo to Rushdie’s Satanic Verses and 22 titles in between. Holds 12 oz.
“Life Is Worth Living As Long As There’s A Laugh In It”
Literary inspiration from Anne of Green Gables, for your wall.
Enchanted Library Candle
With aromas of vanilla, parchment, honey and coffee beans, the Enchanted Library soy wax candle provides a feeling of contentment similar to that of being surrounded by shelves filled with books.
THE END Book Ends
Created by Fred & Friends and called “The End”, it says just that: the books look like they’ll fall on the small man who tries to save his life.
HAPPY GIFT HUNTING!
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These are great gift ideas! Thanks for sharing.
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I love them too!