I’ve gathered a random assortment of bookish presents for the bookish people on your holiday gift list. It always helps to have an idea of some authors they like. Next week, I’ll blog about books you can give, though that’s much trickier if they’re a book fiend like me.
Chicozy Housewares pillow cover. For the cat loving readers, $8
Literary Tea Collection. For the tea drinkers, more options with that seller, $12
Bookish Mugs. Amazon has a bunch, this one is from Awesome Librarians. Usually $10-$20.
Sainted Writer Candles. Yep. Much better than the generic scented candles. $15-$20.
Literary Tights. Love these! Many options. $23.
Out of Print Tees. $20-$25.
Hogwarts Door Mats. More options with the seller. $35.
Bookends. Bookriot already put together a huge list of bookends, so I linked to that. Wide variety of prices.
Jewelry. Faerie Magazine has pretty, fairytale inspired jewelry (I especially like their bracelets), Etsy has plenty, here’s the one from the image. It may help narrow your search on Etsy if you look for specific books and authors you know the person likes.
Art can also be a unique gift, and doesn’t have to be expensive. Most of these artists are inspired by fairy tales and fantasy, since that’s what I’m into, and have prints under $30. Julianna Swaney (shown), Isobelle Ouzman, Christian Schloe, Kelly Louise Judd, C. Welz-Stein.
If you’re looking for an expensive gift for a writer, writing workshops can be a great gift. Gotham Writers has online classes for just under $400, The Brainery does as well, though it looks like nothing is open right now. You can also look up writing retreats in their area. Another great idea for writers is to purchase an edit from a published writer or editor. Kat Howard does edits (I really like her fiction), and I have a friend who used Nicole Tone and got some great feedback. There a lot of options out there, so it will take some research.
For readers, book box subscriptions could be a great, expensive gift idea. Book Riot has one, and here’s a list of eleven more.