Finding a suitable Christmas present for a book-lover can be tricky. Have they read that book? Would they like it? Unless they ask for specific books, a bookstore voucher is usually the easiest gift.
And while most bibliophiles love a good bookstore voucher, here are 10 more things you might consider giving a Reader this Christmas!
Personal Library Kit
Most readers are very particular about their books. And while they like recommending books to others, they are usually reluctant to lend someone else their babies for fear that they might not get them back, or pages get stained or page corners turned (a VERY big No-No!). You can calm their fears with a Personal Library Kit, complete with stamp and check-out cards.
Postcards from Penguin
Penguin Books have very recognisable covers. Chances are, the Reader in your life even has a few Penguin books on their shelves. This collection of 100 Postcards from Penguin feature iconic covers, from the classics to crime fiction.
Book Rest Toilet Roll Holder
This is the ideal present for everyone who reads in the bathroom! Whether they just want to finish that one chapter or flip through a joke book doesn’t matter. Often, there’s nowhere to put the book down safely, but that changes with the Bird House Book Rest & Toilet Roll Holder. Never lose the page again! Alternatively, there are wooden bookstands available to use elsewhere in the house.
You Are Here Bookmark
The “You Are Here” bookmark not only holds your place, it’s also a pad on which you can write down notes and the page numbers you previously put the book down on. There are also bookmarks like “Yes, I’m Actually Reading This“, “Don’t Forget” and “Guilty Pleasure” (on which you can record your level of embarrassment).
Books That Changed The World
OK, so this IS a book, but it’s a books about Books That Changed The World, by Andrew Taylor. It’s a look at 50 books that influenced human history, all set in historic context to explore the wider influence and legacy of such texts ranging from The Qu’ran to Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Readers love to read in bed. That’s just a fact. However, most of the time the light from the bedside table would disturb a partner’s sleep. The small and lightweight Moleskine Booklight can be attached to any page or bent to stand on its own. It’s less intrusive than a lamp, and it can be recharged via USB, so it can be used over and over again.
It’s no secret that many authors do enjoy a drink or two while writing. And some of the most memorable literary characters have a signature drink like James Bond’s vodka martini – obviously shaken, not stirred. Tequila Mockingbird serves cocktails with a literary twist and it’s a mixologist’s dream of literature-inspired drinks.
Shakespearean Insult Bandages
Dost thou know thy Shakespeare? No? Well, the next time you get a papercut from handling books, dress the wound with Shakespearean Insult Bandages. That way you can not only compare the severeness of the injury, but also who has the best insult. Bonus points for using a Shakespearean Insult in real life.
3000 Classic Books USB
The serious reader might one day try and tackle all the classics. But that would require a lot of money and shelf-space or thousands of Kindle downloads, right? Wrong! This little USB Stick plugs into any computer or laptop (as USBs do) and it contains no less than 3000 Classic Books. It is PC compatible and the files come in ePub format.
Go Away I’m Reading Dust Jacket
Erin Bowman created a series of Dust Jackets including the messages “Go Away I’m Reading”, “At Hogwarts, BRB” and “Fiction > Reality”. There are 14 dust covers in total, all with different messages. They fit most YA books and the best thing: The entire “Go Away” Dust Jacket series is FREE to download and print!
For more ideas, check out the 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Writers!