Christmas has come around once again, and once again instead of enjoying Christmas cheer we are scrambling around trying to find the perfect gift for those of us who are closest and dearest.
And that includes book nerds. Surely they are easy to buy for, right? WRONG! Us book nerds tend to have SO many books that you don’t even know where to start. Do they have that book? Is this sequel the correct edition for their set? Do they prefer hardcover or paperback? Do they like this genre? The list of questions goes on and on and on!
So instead of falling back to the backup plan of a giftcard (nothing wrong with these by the way), I have complied a list of gift ideas for your bookish loved one. Some are a books that are a little different, some for the collectors and some gifts that are just slightly away from the books they adore so much, but still close enough to melt a book lovers heart.
Today’s Christmas Shopping for Book Nerds is for focused on bookish things for book lovers. You can find my Christmas Shopping for Book Nerds: Part 1- Books here.
You can find my suggestions for buying the perfect present that hard to buy for bibliophiles below:
What book lover doesn’t love bookmarks? None! We have piles of them, probably enough to last a lifetime, but we always want more. There are some truly unique and interesting bookmarks out there, and they can be found at places like bookstores, Etsy and gift stores. Below are some of my favourites:
Fellow Aussie blogger Gina (from Behind the Pages) has started making absolutely lovely and gorgeous booksmarks. They are beautiful, sturdy and made from canvas like material – you will not be disappointed in these bookmarks.
Currently books that are available include: The Raven Boys, Throne of Glass, Outlander, Illuminae, Harry Potter, The Lunar Chronicles, Red Queen, Shatter Me – and custom orders!!
Also Gina will soon be bringing something extra sparkly to the range: foil! It is going to be amazing! Be sure to check out her store on Etsy.
Lilytales Bookmarks, sold at Nook & Burrow (and other stockists, see the Nook & Burrow website for more info), are awesome! They have a range of bookish bookmarks, including general book nerdish, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland and Games of Thrones bookmarks. They come in wooden and colour ranges, as well as custom orders!
Candles are not something that a lot of people associate with books, but trust me, there are some great bookish candles out there! And your bookish friend will love these unique and wonderful smelling additions to their bookshelves (but not too close to the books). My favourites are:
Their bookish candle range includes: Enchanted Library, Dusty Bookshelf, Queen of Tarts, Nocturn Alley, Buttery Beer, Narnia Pine and Fire and Spice.
Their range includes: Old Books, Bookstore, Book Cellar, Oxford Library, The Shire, Through the Wardrobe, Winterfell, Wizardy Buttery Drink, Reading at the Cafe plus many more!
Book to screen adaptations – DVD and Bluray
Us bookish people love a good book to movie adaptation! Athough we always (well nearly always) say the book is better, we still want our very own copy of the movie to watch over and over again!
Along with movie adapations, comes the boxsets of the series. Then comes “extended editions” or “directors cuts” or something similar, all with additional footage or extras. The options here are endless!
These are quirky, cute and don’t take up too much room on a bookshelf. And thankfully there are now bookish Pop! Vinyls available. Granted, they are based on movies or TV shows, but still, who doesn’t want to have a large headed figurine of our favourite characters?
Bookish Pop! Vinyls that are currently available include: Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, Enders Game. Outlander, Alice in Wonderland, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
Book Pages Flowers
I know… I agree it is nearly criminal to rip pages out of books, but flowers made of book pages are actually quite beautiful!
Awesome bookish products on Society6 and Redbubble
Redbubble and Society6 has a huge range of bookish things! People design items around books and series, and then make that available to all of us on items such as art and canvas prints, cards, phone/iPad/iPod/laptop cases and sleeves, t-shirts and hoodies, throw pillows, tote bags, clocks, mugs, shower curtains, doona covers and throw blankets. My personal favourite designer follows:
Her designs include: Find Me In Eretz, Find Me In Wonderland, Find Me In Terrasen, Brimstone’s Workshop and The Wolves of Mercy Falls.
Every book lover would love their favourite book printed on a poster, t-shirt or tote bag!
Posters, t-shirts and totes in a huge range of books and authors are available at Litographs! Including the much loved Throne of Glass and classics such as Alice in Wonderland, Wuthering Heights, Romeo and Juliet and Grimms Fairy Tales.
Do you want a print of your favourite book where the whole book on a single poster, not one word is missing? Well Spineless Classics bring you just that! These prints are available both framed or unframed. Their range include books from some much loved authors including J.R.R. Tolkien, Bram Stoker, Neil Gaiman and J.K Rowling.
Bookish jewellery is a female book lovers best friend! We adore our books, and our bling, so why not combine the two together? There are range of shops that sell amazing book jewellery on Etzy. There is something for everyone!
Fellow Aussie blogger Paper Fury also has some talents, she makes wonderful book necklaces!
These wonderful necklaces are available on her Etsy store, and her range includes The Fault in Our Stars, Splintered, Divergent, Harry Potter, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, The Raven Boys, The Hobbit and Percy Jackson.
That is all from the Christmas Shopping for Book Nerds: Bookish Things edition. Did this help at all? Do you have any suggestions for presents for book lovers? Let me know below.