For the literary lover in your life—or any of you inspired to do some serious self-gifting this year—here’s a list of some of the most delightful (relatively small, relatively inexpensive) literary finds around.
This is just the right amount of nerdy for your favorite bibliophile.
Wearable classic literature from the creators of BabyLit, showcasing titles such as Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, A Christmas Carol, Dracula, and more. I can’t find individual buttons available for purchase online, although Amazon sells a giant merchant’s box for $158. If you want to be the most popular person at your holiday parties, grab that. Otherwise keep an eye out at your local bookstore for the buttons, which retail for $2 a piece.
Classic literature in twelve words or less, accompanied by gorgeous needle-felted illustrations. Don’t think these are just for kids: plenty of book-loving adults would be delighted to find one of these pretty books in their stockings.
This fun little magnet will make any book nerd smile.
For the Outlander lover in your life, this hand-poured soy candle smells like lavender, thyme, basil, and herb. If your resident book nerd couldn’t care less about Claire, go with the old books scent.
I’m also swooning over the library collection candles from Paddywax (from $11), made in custom scents designed to evoke a literary great. Choose from Austen (gardenia, tuberose, and jasmine), Twain (tobacco flowers and vanilla), Poe (cardamom, absinthe, and sandalwood), and more.
Not just for kids: these foil-bound classics are sure to induce a heady dose of nostalgia for the book lover in your life. If you want to go meta, give them Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book ($6) to go with it.
These are beautiful, magical little bookmarks. Take it from a convert: once you try them you can’t go back to your old bookmarking ways. Get our custom Modern Mrs Darcy and What Should I Read Next tins here.
A beautiful and practical gift for the book nerd in your life. (Make sure you take a peek at the lining.) If you want to spoil your recipient, you can fill it with any of the smaller items listed here.
For the serious pen geek, consider a fountain pen. (Though at $50, that’s out of the stocking stuffer price range for me.)
This book-themed washi tape is fun and practical.
For your favorite bibliophile who wants to share their books with others—and who wants to get them back.
What would you add to the list?