Over at That Artsy Reader Girl, today’s Top Ten Theme is a love freebie. So, here are ten bookish gifts for the book lovers in your life; buy it for yourself, or show it to the loved ones in your life as potential gift ideas for you!
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Wall art for book lovers – Won’t this look just loverly on the wall? Or something else similar to this. I know I love anything to do with books, and I love cool artwork, so things like this always catch my fancy!
You can get this here.
I have previously gotten the really handy Fred Fingerprint Bookmarks (pun intended, of course!) and gifted them along with books. More recently, I discovered this Don’t Lose Your Mark bookmark and it is equally cool. Also perfect to gift along with books to anyone!
Scented Candles – for when you want that most wonderful smell – of books…Whether you relish getting Lost in the Stacks, or Reading by the Fire, or simply browsing the Bookstore, you have scents for all these moods and more!
You can get this here.
Reading Journal for Book Lovers – I have to get this as I am starting to work on taking notes for books I am reading more often now (well, I have a journal already but one more journal can always be used, especially one that looks like this :))
Personal Embosser, ExcelMark – to literally make your mark on your books. For those whose books are borrowed
You can get this here.
My Miniature Library: 30 Tiny Books to Make, Read and Treasure – this is one I have on my shopping list and finds its way on my gift lists often. There is also a My Fairy Library version of this for magic!
Demeter Cologne Spray, Paperback – that wonderful scent of books.. with you, everywhere, perfect for a gift
You can get this here.
And for the next three, cheating here, as there are many mugs, playing card sets, and games I have bought, gifted, and have on my wish list, so including a few of them grouped together.
Coffee Mugs – Literary mugs have been gifted to a few book lovers I know personally (and teachers too) along with some hot chocolate and books a few times and they loved it. (And there are so many more literary mugs that are totally irresistible!). You have the First Lines Literature Coffee Mug with the Greatest Opening Lines Of Literature on it, the Dr. Seuss Oh the Places Insulated tumbler cup, or the Banned Book Coffee Mug
If not those, then the Bookmarks are for Quitters mug for you, or maybe the universally known Jane Austen with her very own Coffee Mug , and if you are wondering, to pick or not to pick any one of these, then maybe one last choice for you with this Last Lines of Literature coffee mug (I know, I had to!)
Playing Card Sets – I have been meaning to get a playing card set to use for my Deal Me In challenge, and I found these, so hopefully will start using them for the upcoming weeks (not sure which one I should pick though – any suggestions ??) – Jane Austen Playing Cards or the Alice In Wonderland Playing Cards
And for the last one on the list, it is games! I love bookish/word-based games and I have quite a few already (including a couple of them below). And some of them have been on my wish list for a while now, so maybe soon..
The Storymatic Classic – 540 Unique Cards – Tell Stories, Play Games, Make Art, and More – Includes Booklet with Prompts, Games, and Activities. Or the Storymatic Kids edition.
Some more games here:
The game of first lines and last words by Oxford Games – this one, I need to figure out who to play with first, and then buy it.. 🙂
Bring Your Own Book
This game sounds so perfect. The product description says ‘Your old favorite book is now your new favorite game! Draw a category card, grab a book, and then quickly skim to satisfy the chosen prompt (and the judge!) with the most entertaining phrase.’
Rory’s Story Cubes
Complete Set – this one has made it on my blog many a time.
Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers
I know I would love this – this is for those who love punny games 🙂
19 thoughts on “Ten Bookish Gifts Every Book-Lover Will Love (I do!)”
I vote for 1,2, and 5, although I have a great bookmark (that I almost never use, since I pick up a book anywhere- and my bookmark is kept somewhere….)
#1 is really cool, and i just need to find wall space for it first 🙂
Currently, I end up using those mailing labels random companies keep sending for me to mark my books since some of them are pretty too.. but #5 looks way cooler.. and i will be buying a couple of the games and the playing cards as well as the miniature library soon..
So many great ideas here!! The Dr. Seuss mug, the bring your favorite book game, the Jane Austen cards, the reading journal. Thanks for sharing them.
thank you Jeanine..I am still thinking which one to order – Austen or Wonderland 🙂 but the bring your book game is one I am most likely ordering for myself 🙂
Oh I just love the embosser and the book scent – I need these two ASAP! Very uniquely curated list – loved them all actually
thank you Shalz:) I am in a fix myself (my first on the list is the miniature library forever now.. and games – well I have a couple of them, and then some more)…
I love all of these. My all time favourite are the mugs. They are so cute.
🙂 I know, mugs are always needed..
We have the story book cubes and they are GREAT for the younger kids. It can be hard for them, but I think super great practice for thinking and plot development. Super great list!
yes, the story book cubes are such a neat simple idea..
Opening lines of notable novels — that’s a pretty cool gift for a book lover like me.
me too 🙂
Great gift ideas…will have to keep them in mind for my book loving friends – especially those mugs!
These are such great ideas for book lovers! Such a lovely round up. Love those Story Cubes!!
Hello! I just now saw this and I’m sure you’re not surprised that I was interested in #9 on your list. 🙂 I actually own a deck of the Jane Austen cards, and a deck “White Rabbit” cards, but not he Alice in Wonderland deck you link to. I may be up to about 50 decks of specialty playing cards that I’ve collected in the 7+ years I’ve been doing the Deal Me In challenge. I should get back to deciding which deck would be most appropriate to use for each story. Of course, that adds to the work in putting a post together and I’m determined not to fall behind this year as I have in the past. 🙂
These are some good gift options. Will look into them more.
I love all these especially the mugs and candle!
🙂 mugs are always needed