25 gifts to surprise and delight your favorite book lover. This is basically my Christmas wish list.
1. I read past my bedtime pillow cover. ($35)
2. A Novel Journal: Pride and Prejudice. The lines of this adorable journal is actually text.
4. Library socks from Out of Print. ($10)
5. The collected works of Jane Austen, in clothbound hardcover from Penguin Classics. ($107)
7. Book darts. ($10) These have my heart, forever and ever. I bought some more for myself this year for Will to put in my stocking. Or buy these special custom Modern Mrs Darcy or What Should I Read Next book darts.
8. Star Wars Little Golden Book box set. ($17) These will be under our tree.
9. Reading is sexy small bumper sticker. ($1) Mine lives in my office.
10. Kate Spade Bella Bookshelf pencil pouch. ($30) My mom surprised me with this last Christmas and I love it. To go above and beyond: fill it with fabulous pens and the holy grail of pencil sharpeners.
11. Goodnight Mr. Darcy. ($12) Goodnight Moon gets a makeover.
12. Louisa May Alcott quote mug. “She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain.” Yep.
13. Strong Coffee Long Books pencil pouch from Lucy Jane. ($23)
14. Through the Wardrobe book lovers’ soy candle from Frostbeard. ($18) This soy candle smells of Aspen winter, applewood, and spruce tree. If Narnia isn’t your scene, try one of the numerous bookish scents: Gatsby’s Mansion, Sherlock’s Study, Pemberley Gardens, the Shire, or Reading at the Café.
16. BookBook tech case. ($35-$80) Available for iPad, iPhone, and Macbook. My husband loves his BookBook iPad cover.
17. Eat Sleep Read print. ($5) This instant digital download makes a perfect last minute gift.
18. Aqua Notes waterproof notepad. ($7) For capturing all those great ideas you have in the shower.
20. Personal library kit. ($13) Old-fashioned library circulation methods for your home library.
21. Literary matchbooks. ($2-3 each). Check your local indie bookstore for a treasure trove of great stocking stuffers like these. 2
22. Library card note cards. ($8) I’d dearly love to jot all my notes on these beauties.
23. I saw her in the library print. ($36) Does the remind you of a book lover in your life? This print is for her.
24. A year of good reading. (approx $225) Available from British bookseller Foxed Books. “First they’ll receive an invitation to come and join us for tea and cake at the bookshop (or by way of Skype if it’s more convenient) so that they can tell us about the kind of books they enjoy and find most interesting. Based on this we’ll put together a selection of titles carefully tailored to their own personal tastes and send them a paperback book a month throughout the year. This gift can also be tailored to children of any age.” SWOON.
25. Young readers’ book of the month club. ( $98 for 6 months; $198 for 12) Readers will receive one fantastic book in the mail each month. Available for three different age groups. I’m drooling.