Holiday Gifts for the Bookworm in Your Life

Having trouble finding the perfect holiday gift for the book lover in your life? We’re here to help! We know how stressful holiday shopping can be, so we’ve created a list of bookish items that are sure to make any reader or writer swoon. Check out our favorites below! 

1. T.S. Eliot Mug and Notebook with Ernest Hemingway Quote from ObviousState on Etsy

Everything in ObviousState’s Etsy shop is insanely gorgeous, but we can’t stop swooning over this coffee mug featuring a quote from T.S. Eliot’s famous poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." You should also check out their beautiful literary posters perfect for framing and wide range of notebooks. Our favorite is this one featuring the popular Ernest Hemingway quote sure to inspire any writer.


2. Bookish Scarves from FreshComfy on Etsy

Is there anything more swoonworthy than bookish scarves? These gorgeous, airy scarves from FreshComfy on Etsy feature book covers, characters and pages from many of the classics. With designs ranging from Harry Potter to Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre to Romeo and Juliet and more, you won’t be able to choose just one. 


3. Literary Candle from TheMeltingLibrary on Etsy

Have you ever wondered what an everlasting gobstopper smelled like? What about pumpkin tasties? The Melting Library makes it possible for you to step into your favorite books with their line of bookish candles. They smell amazing and the labels are made to look like vintage library cards, so what’s not to love? 


4. Vintage Library Card Necktie from Cyberoptix on Etsy

Looking for the perfect gift for the dapper, lit-loving guy in your life? Cyberoptix on Etsy has created an awesome line of ties inspired by vintage library cards, which will make the perfect addition to his wardrobe for future date nights! Complete the look with these literary cuff links from Uncommon Goods.


5. Geek Gifts section on ModCloth

Modcloth’s Geek Gifts section is a bibliophile’s dream! From graphic tees fit for a writer, postcards featuring your favorite book quotes and tons of cute book totes, they have it all!


6. Bookish Tea Bags from Uncommon Goods

We’re in love with these bookish tea bags from Uncommon Goods that feature quotes from the literary greats. Buy this for your friend that loves to curl up on a chilly day with a great book and a hot cup of tea… the perfect pair!   


We know we’ve only scratched the surface here, but we hope this list gives you some holiday shopping inspiration! 

What are your favorite gift ideas on this list? Is there anything that you’d like to add? Share your holiday wish list with us and let us know what bookish gifts you plan on buying for your loved ones!  

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Teresa Ferraiolo

Marketing Coordinator at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

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