Thursday, December 3, 2015

Holiday Shopping for the Bookworm


On Monday, Brenda shared with us the only holiday book-giving guide you'll ever need this year. As a follow-up, I'm here to help with holiday shopping for all the bookworms in your life. You know, besides just giving them more books or money for books.

1. Book-inspired jewelry. One of my favorite things about being a bookworm is connecting with other bookworms. How are we to connect without some sort of Bat Signal? Book jewelry. Check out BlueLambCreations (also on Facebook!) for all your book-inspired jewelry needs! For example, check out these awesome necklaces!




2. Bookmarks. I know some people call these quitter strips, but, hey, sometimes real life must go on. You know, work, food, children, etc. So give the gift of never having to lose your place again. A trusted book friend suggested custom bookmarks by DesignsbyLeesa. I also have some gorgeous bookmarks made by BlueLambCreations. Also, a wonderfully geeky mama like myself suggested DIY Benedict Cumberbatch and David Tennant bookmarks. 

3. T-shirts. I have this goal of one day making myself a bookworm t-shirt quilt, which led me to create a Pinterest board to save all the shirts I'd love to feature in this quilt. Some examples (1, 2, 3): 

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4. Book lights. Most of my reading is done after dark, once my kiddos are sleeping and can't interrupt me. I'm fortunate that my Kindle Paperwhite is backlit, but my daughter doesn't have the same luxury while reading her physical books. 

5. Personal Library Kit, like this one from Knock Knock (thanks, Tara, for the recommendation!). If your bookworm loves to share their beloved books, they need this. 

6. Bookshelves. This is likely so obvious, most people don't think about it. But we book hoarders are forever trying to find space for our babies. The struggle is real and I'm sure your bookworm would be appreciative of nifty floating shelves. Also, book ends for those shelves would be a fantastic add-on! 

Anything I missed? I'd love to know what you're gifting to the bookworms in your life! 

11 comments:

  1. I love my library kit! I get a lot "that is so cool" type comments when I lend a book now!

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  2. Great suggestions! When I redid my office I ordered a Litographs poster (Pride and Prejudice). They have posters, t-shirts, and totes that create an image using the text from the book. They also have temporary tattoos :-) http://www.litographs.com/

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    1. I love bookish posters! So far my daughter keeps taking them. She has my Divergent and Harry Potter posters hanging in her room. I need to do a better job of securing them to my office walls.

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  3. I just bought myself a Kindle Unlimited subscription. I love my ereader.

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    1. We tried that out for a little bit. I didn't get to use it, as I had been working on the same series since May and we'd purchased all the books. I'd love to hear what you think of Kindle Unlimited!

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  4. I love bookish/reading gifts! And there are several book tshirts I'd like to get on Etsy someday. Including some Harry Potter! =)

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    1. Hey, stranger! There were many Harry Potter/fandoms I wanted to share stuff for, but I figured I'd stick with reading as a general thing because not everyone lives in the same fictional world that I do �� But I also have a Mug Shots Pinterest board with coffee mugs I'd love to own, many of which are Potteresque.

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  5. I have always wanted a replica of "The Ring" from the Lord of the Rings. That counts, right? Okay, gotta get my wife to read your post... Thanks for the great ideas, Brianna!

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  6. I'd like to have another bookshelf--I could certainly use one--but I don't know where I'd put it.

    Arlee Bird
    Wrote By Rote

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  7. I need to get the personal library kit for my kid. He doesn't mind lending books, but getting them back can be a challenge. He's a re-reader, so this is extra frustrating for him and this type of gift might be just the thing!

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