We all have a bookworm in our lives and getting them a gift card seems so blasé. Sometimes we don’t know their reading habits and just buying them a book you think they might like, is not the wisest course of action. The Christmas season is right around the corner and I have compiled a list of the best things you can buy online.
Being a book lover means you love to share your favorite books with your friends. But sometimes, your friends forget to return your favorite books. This cool personal library kit from Knock Knock includes 20 self-adhesive pockets and checkout cards, date stamp and inkpad, and a pencil. Lost books are a thing of the past.
Available on Amazon for $12.29
Give your book collection a unique touch with this book clock. Designed to look like three colorful books standing next to each other, this clever clock will inconspicuously fit right in on the bookshelf.
Get it for $23.95 at This Is Why I’m Broke.
Wrap up with a good Book Scarf! Let everyone know about your great taste in books with quotes from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on an infinity scarf with original illustrations by Storiarts creator Tori Tissell.
Call me impressed! This Litograph shirt contains the entire text of Moby Dick. Find it and many other titles here for $34.
Simply put the Thumbthing onto your thumb and place into the spine of the book. The two wings will hold the pages open more easily, making reading more comfortable. This little gadget is meant to make reading a book with one hand more viable, perfect for bookworms who ride public transit.
Around 5$ at these retailers
The book lover in your life would be so excited to get vintage book plates. My favorite are the ones that come in the gold boxes, they are so magical.
Around $35 for a bunch of different ones
Mark Twain Quote Poster. A typographic poster with a quote by Mark Twain: “A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.”
The artwork is available in four sizes. The smallest one is 12 × 16 in, the biggest – 24 × 32. You can also order it framed. ⇢ Redbubble – $14.85.
It’s one of the most popular bookend designs. Created by Fred & Friends, and called “The End” it says just that: the books look like they’ll fall on the small man who tries to save his life.
The bookend is made from powder coated steel and measures 4.5 × 7 × 5 inches, available at Amazon – $14.45.
As Gwyneth Paltrow would tell us, “It’s really hard to go wrong with a cashmere throw blanket.” We say, “It’s pretty hard to go wrong with a regular non-cashmere throw blanket.” A cuddly blanket is perfect for Sunday afternoons curled up with a stack of books, and we love this handsomely pleated take on the throw.
Available at West Elm for $14.99
No one likes a book thief (bestseller of that name aside). For friends who hate seeing their books disappear into the hands of exes and unscrupulous borrowers, a stamp bearing their name may not be a panacea, but it should at least ease the process of recovering their precious possessions.
Available for $24.00 on ETSY
Forget dog-earing pages; create adorable miniature landscapes while marking important passages in your books. Designed by Duncan Shotton, these page markers are available in 11 unique sets ranging from Martian landscapes to Tokyo skylines (complete with tiny Godzillas). Available at Duncan Shotton Design Studio for $5.95 each
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.