Friday, December 13, 2013

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Bibliophiles

If you're anything like me, you can't get enough of crazy-creative book-related items. But like any themed gift, they can veer toward the tacky and poorly made. Here are my top ten current favorites, perfect for the bibliophile on your list:

10.  Reading Mugs
Who doesn't love sipping chai out of a reading-related mug while devouring the latest Tana French novel? I could have a cabinet full of these and still find an excuse to buy more. Honorable Mention: Mug that reads: "You had me at the proper use of 'you're'".

9. Book jacket poster

Four years ago, I received a Dorothy Parker poster. I've moved several times since then and it always hangs in a place of prominence. Vintage book posters like this one are impossibly cool.

8. Literary scarves
I've seen several iterations of literary themed scarves, but this is one of my favorites. It's subtle and the graphic reads nicely.

7. Book picture frame
This is such a fun piece of decor- perfect for night stands, end tables, and shelves above fire places.
$16 Book picture frame

6. Clever bookmark
I'll get you, my pretty... Even in the age of e-readers, nothing can replace a good bookmark. Especially this one.

5. Book-themed perfume
This unisex scent is meant to evoke the smell of book pages. Bonus: It comes packaged in a book.

4. Antique book clock
I used to have a clock that looked like a plain elementary schoolroom clock but in the middle it said, "Time to Read". It got lost in the move and I've missed it ever since. I love this clock's antique aesthetic and clever re-purposing.
$22 Antique book clock

3. Dictionary shoes

Leave it to TOMS to make a shoe that is both comfortable and educational. DISCLOSURE: These were my Christmas present... to myself.

2. Book planter
 A lovely and original idea for a window shelf or a table centerpiece.
$25 Book planter

1. Biblio Origami
I stumbled across this art form while shopping for literary decorations for my wedding and now I'm obsessed. This is gorgeous, creative and original.
$125 Folded Art

None of these fit your wallet or your bibliophile? Get back to the basics and consider gifting an actual book. May I humbly recommend:

I'm currently devouring this clever, funny literary mystery. This book is so cool the cover actually glows in the dark. 

What about you? What book-related items are you purchasing or pining after this holiday season?


Anonymous said...

I love love love that bookmark! There is also some really cute jewelry I have been coveting on, they take book pictures and put them on scrabble tiles to make pendants. I am thinking an Alice in Wonderland something or other... :)

Erin Seals said...

I love that! For my wedding, I bought a pendant off of Etsy that says "Reader, I married him". I'm going to put it on after the ceremony!