It’s that time of year! I don’t know about you, but I’m deep into holiday shopping and planning. Something you may or may not know about me is that I have a deep love of spreadsheets, and I personally think there’s an organizational tool for every occasion. If you’ve been looking for a way to corral your holiday gift shopping and spending, I have a free downloadable spreadsheet for you! I post a reminder about it every year, because I love to help people learn to love the spreadsheet life.
And if you’re looking to help fill it in? Well, how about a book-lover’s holiday gift guide? I’ve teamed up with several other writers to hunt down gift suggestions for all of the book-lovers on your list – and maybe even for you! Keep reading for lots of great ideas!
1. Kindle Oasis $249.99
The new Kindle Oasis is the e-reader we’ve been waiting for, and it’s already been added to my Christmas list. Waterproof with built-in Audible, this 8GB WiFi-enabled reader will allow you to read your favorite historical romance novels in comfort and style.
2. Purple Agate Bookends $32
Make your bookcase stand out with these gorgeous agate bookends, adding to the gems that you already have on your shelves. There are a variety of colors and RockParadise often runs a holiday discount.
Contributed by Emily Murdoch, author of Medieval, Regency, and Western historical romances
3. Literary Scarves $48
Get all wrapped up in a classic story and show some literary love with these bookish infinity scarves. Choose between Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre, or Alice in Wonderland.
4. The Book Seat $40
Fed up getting cold hands holding your book in bed at night? Or do heavy books make your fingers sore? The Book Seat hands-free book holder is the perfect answer! Prop your book – or eReader – on the beanbag and the only time you’ll need to move a finger is to turn the page!
Jewelry becomes even more romantic with inscriptions of popular book quotes. A favorite is a necklace etched with Mr. Darcy’s proposal to Elizabeth Bennett. There are many handcrafted pieces of jewelry with a variety of quotes to choose from.
6. Bordeaux Journal $13
These stunning gilded journals make a beautiful gift for any book lover. From Peter Pauper Press: “Luminous detailing in the forms of iridescent and gold foil highlights and gilded-gold page edging make this lovely journal shine.”
7. There’s Always Time for Tea$12.50
The idea of “tea time” is a luxurious concept, but it needn’t take an hour or be accompanied by a fox hunt. Treat yourself to a daily dose of antiquity with this literary set of 25 teabags. Each English Breakfast teabag is individually tagged with beloved quotes from your favorite authors.
8. Bookworm Necklace $32
Featuring the quote every historical romance reader self-identifies with, this gorgeous, simple necklace is handmade in England. “She is too fond of books, and it has turned her mind.” And yes – the artist offers it in both gold and silver, and even has a few other famous literary quotes available!
9. ‘All Those Who Wander’ Art Print $12.99
Take a book quote and early 20th-century dictionary pages out of the book and onto the wall with these prints from Vintage Art Co. I love the quotes, but images are also available! Each print is one of a kind.
10. Book Subscription Boxes (various)
For this, our bonus tenth gift, I picked something that I confess I’d probably get for myself in addition to giving as a gift. Subscription boxes are a huge deal right now, and what could be better than new books every month? There are several different options, depending on your taste in books – from YA to romance to literary fiction. Here’s a few of my favorites:
- OwlCrate (YA books and swag!)
- Ever After Box (A different romance themed box every month!)
- Muse Monthly (Literary fiction with a focus on debut authors and marginalized voices!)
- PageHabit (Books annotated by the authors, in multiple genres!)
I hope this guide has given you a few ideas for your shopping! I know I’ve gotten several ideas for the book-lovers on my list (and maybe a few things for yours truly…). Enjoy!