Christmas is nearly here! For me Christmas means driving around looking at Christmas lights, a hot day floating in the pool, watching the kids unwrap their presents, a game of backyard cricket and bocci, eating delicious food and drinking a beer. And while I love Christmas day, sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect gift for the people you love. So I’ve put together a list of my top 10 bookish gifts for the book lover in your life.
WARNING: This list may be a little bias towards people who love drinking Tea, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and Lord of the Rings.
1. A Bookish Mug
The truth is most book lovers favourite thing to enjoy with a good book is a cup of tea or coffee. And you can’t enjoy a hot drink if it isn’t in your favourite mug! These mugs I found on Etsy would make great gift ideas and there are so many book quotes to choose from.
Coloured Quote Mug & Hunger Games Quote Mug
2. Mini Books
How cute are these mini books? They can be add to a necklace, bracelet, key ring or bookmark and they come in many different cover choices so you can pick your favourite.
Harry Potter Mini Books & Hunger Game Mini Books
3. Stamped Teaspoons
Why not add one of these stamped teaspoons with a Harry Potter themed mug? They are super cute and any HP lover will think they are the most thoughtful gift.
Stamped HP Teaspoons
4. Bookish Quotes
Every book lover has their favourite book quotes. These are two of mine but there are so many to choose from you are bound to find your book lovers favourites.
5. Dictionary Art
I already have a Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 one of these, but would love to collect more. They come with many different images and quotes and if you are arty you could even attempt to create your own.
6. Notebooks & Journals
I haven’t met many book lovers that didn’t have a borderline obsession with notebooks and journals. There’s just something about drawing, note keeping and lists that puts a smile on a book lovers face. And the best part is there are so many out there that it’s easy to find the perfect one for the perfect price.
You can’t read a book without the a bookmark right? And trust me, you can never have too many in your collection.
As a book lover and a writer I’ve always had a thing for anything to do with quills and would love to own one of my own, and learn to write with it one day.
9. Book Lamps
So you have a good book, a bookmark at the ready, the perfect mug with a freshly brewed tea and all you need now is the perfect lamp to read by. How about one of these book lamps?
10. Bookish Cushions
Okay, so you have all of the above presents and you’re trying to get comfy on your favourite reading chair, you’re going to need a nice soft pillow to cuddle into to make your night of reading perfect.
Harry Potter Book Pillow & Reading Quote Pillow
I’m sure there are many bookish gift ideas I’ve missed. There’s book themed candles, folded books into your name or favourite words, literary teas and many book themed pop characters. But I think if you buy one or even all of the gifts above you will make your favourite book lover very happy.
What is the best bookish gift you’ve ever received?