By Elizabeth Dubos
Thanksgiving may be over, but the holiday season is not! We are still in the gift giving season. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or more, here is a gift guide for the book lover in your life. Before I start the list I wanted to divert your attention to Dreaming Big Publication books: http://www.dreamingbigpublications.com/our-books-282130.html because more books will always make a bookworm happy.
1. Literary socks. Bookworms often enjoy snuggling in a cozy spot, so enhance their reading experience with literary socks! Also, when they need a snack or bathroom break their feet won’t be cold. Here is a link to literary socks options on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=literary+themed+socks&ref=nb_sb_noss_2 Amazon has great literary socks because they come in different sizes, colors, and themes.
2. A literary themed bag. Bookworms will always be carrying books around whether they’re traveling or coming home from the bookstore or library. A literary themed tote bag will make it easier for them to transport the books. Here is a link to tote bag options that you can purchase online or in stores from Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/gift-home-office/bags-totes/totes/_/N-8qgZ1h3b
3. A literary keychain. It can be disenchanting when a bookworm has to leave their book and return to reality. A literary keychain will help remind them that they will return to their adventurous book soon! Here is a link to literary keychains on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/search?q=book%20keychain&ref=auto-1&as_prefix=book%20key
Etsy is a great shopping destination for bookworms because you can purchase unique literary gifts.
4. Literary stickers. If you’re sticking to a strict budget this holiday season, then I would recommend literary stickers because they’re affordable. Here is a link to literary stickers: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/book+themed+stickers Redbubble is a great website to obtain literary stickers because artists use various colors, themes, sizes, and quotes.
5. A personal library kit. This kit will enhance your bookworm’s reading experience because they can track their reading and where their books go if anyone borrows them. Here is a link to the personal library kit that I found on Amazon:
6. A literary themed mug. Bookworms love drinking tea, coffee, or hot chocolate when they’re reading. I recommend purchasing packets of their favorite drinks too to make it a gift set. Here is a link to mug options that you can purchase online or in stores from Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/mug?_requestid=1583994
7. Bookends. Bookends make excellent presents for bookworms because they can keep books organized. Here is a link to bookend options on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/market/bookends Etsy offers personalized bookends that can be tailored to your bookworms favorite author, book, or genre.
8. The Book Lover’s Journal. Not all bookworms use Goodreads to track their reading progress, wish lists, or favorites. The Book Lover’s Journal is a portable literary organizer for bookworms. It features books you’d like to read, a reading wish list, book you’re currently reading and more!
Here is a link to the Book Lover’s Journal on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Book-Lovers-Journal-Reading-Organizer/dp/1441304827
9. Literary pajamas. This is the gift for bookworms who enjoy reading right before bed. The literary pajamas will allow them to keep snuggled up and cozy while reading late into the night. Here is a link to Café Press where you can purchase literary themed pajamas: https://www.cafepress.com/+literary+pajamas
10. Book Light. It can be hard to read in the dark, so a book light could come in handy. Here is a link to book light options on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=book+light&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
If the book lover in your life already has most of these options, then ask them what their favorite bookstore is and go purchase a gift card for them. It’s the thought that counts during the holiday season. Plus, they will appreciate the effort that you wanted to get something they liked.
Edited by Emily Chance