fifteen // a bookish gift guide

fifteen // a bookish gift guide

Gifting for the readers and writers on your list may be easy, but if you’re looking to give something other than their favorite author’s latest or the next title on their To-Be-Read list, here are a few unique suggestions for your literature-loving friends and family members.

Beautiful Book Sets

With #bookstagram all the rage these days, beautiful, artistic book covers are essential to creating that #bookblogger Instagram aesthetic. If you’re looking to spoil the bookworms on your list, consider gifting them one of these gorgeous book sets.

Juniper Books – $$$-$$$$

Few companies do book sets quite as well as Juniper books, but their sets can be on the pricier side. Some favorites are the Jane Austen sets, George Orwell’s eerie eye set, and the Harry Potter Hogwarts Express set. They offer custom curating as well!

The Folio Society – $$-$$$

If you still want to give uniquely bound classics but don’t want to shell out for an entire collection, consider Folio Society’s illustrated books. They offer fiction, non-fiction, children’s, and rare finds. Check out their Charles Dickens’ novels and Melville’s Moby Dick (maybe the illustrations will make the book more bearable!).

Penguin’s Hardcover Classics – $-$$

These classics are aesthetically pleasing without the tough price tag. Penguin offers classic collections or individual novels and features on-theme illustrated covers. Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandThe Odyssey, and Wuthering Heights are some great options to line your booklovers’ shelves.

Subscription Boxes

If you want to offer a little surprise and intrigue to your readers’ literary lives, subscription boxes are a great option. Monthly book-related goodies delivered straight to my door? Yes, please!

Scribbler – $-$$$

Scribbler is a monthly subscription offering writer-curated gifts and goodies. Past boxes have featured cute and quirky writers’ pins, The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza, quick writing tips, and an exclusive look into the publishing process.

Juniper Books Library Card – $$$

Although this quarterly subscription box doesn’t officially launch until 2019, Juniper Books is offering a special winter release with all kinds of cold-weather goodies. Their limited edition Winter Edit 01 includes three books wrapped in exclusive jacket designs, a wintry-scented candle, and a Sloane Stationery notebook. As they say, this box “sure to summon that cozy winter vibe.”

Knick-Knacks and Novelties

There are all sorts of trinkets perfecting for gifting to your favorite readers and writers. You could even create a personalized gift box using some of the items below!

Page Anchor – $$

Every reader knows the struggle of trying to keep a book open while eating — and a Page Anchor is the solution! They come in four different metals, and you can buy them as singles or in bundles to make sure all your bibliophiles get one.

Paddywax Library Collection Candle – $

All of Paddywax’s candle collections are charmingly packaged and delightfully scented for nights of reading or writing, but their Library Collection is especially perfect for booklovers. The collection pairs carefully crafted scents with quotes from literary masters such as Williams Shakespeare and Ralph Waldo Emerson for witty and surprisingly personal gifts.

Papyrus Journal – $-$$

If you’ve read along with me, you know I believe notebooks are essential to the writing process. But readers (or anyone!) can enjoy them too! Whether they’re used for noting a heavy novel’s themes or jotting a character’s quirks and habits or just releasing the day’s events onto paper, a beautiful notebook is always a great gift. Papyrus offers an array of cute styles and colors to meet every one of your giftee’s needs.

Sweets and Treats

Who doesn’t love nibbling a square of chocolate while reading a good book or sipping a cup of coffee during some early morning writing? Here are some ideas to fuel your friends through their reading and writing sessions.

Tea Forte – $-$$$

If you have a tea-lover on your hands, look no further than Tea Forte. With a vast collection of tea types and flavors, all kinds of tea paraphernalia and gifts, and the option to create customized assortments and gift boxes, you can go big or small with this brand.

Theo Chocolate – $

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Theo Chocolate is a Fair Trade brand with a slew of delicious flavors, including seasonals such as Peppermint, Eggnog, and Gingerbread Spice. Perfect as a stocking stuffer or a small gift for coworkers. And if it’s dark chocolate, that means it’s healthy, right?

Bean Box Coffee – $$-$$$

Good ol’ coffee. A staple in most homes, a necessity for struggling artists burning the midnight oil. But this ain’t Folgers, friends. With Bean Box Coffee, you can satisfy your friends’ and family’s caffeine craze with a coffee sampler subscription box, including four sample sizes of your choice of artisan coffees, or with one of their coffee gift boxes. Or you can just buy one for yourself and offer them a hot cup when they visit. That’s the spirit!

/// E.S.T.

NOW TELL ME // What are your best gifting ideas for readers and writers? What kinds of gifts do you like to receive? Let me know below!

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