I would love to be able to say I’m going to take part in blogmas, however I’m super busy in December with essays and revision and Christmas shopping, so I know that”s not realistic. However, I’m going to try and write posts more regularly than I have been throughout the year, and do some Christmas themed posts, so hopefully this is something I’ll be able to stick to.
For the start of the Christmas theme, and because December’s started now I decided to do a little Christmas Gift Ideas post but book themed of course. I’ve put together a list of a few little things that might make nice presents for friends or family that love books, and are certainly things I’d love to receive myself.
I’m personally a big fan and big collector of bookmarks, and there are some shops that make some beautiful bookmarks that I’ve discovered recently. I find that Etsy is a really good place to shop for some lovely bookmarks, so I’ll mention a few of my favourite Etsy shops with cute bookmarks designs, and include a few pictures, but of course if you have anymore recommendations I’d love to know.
Fiction Tea Designs
Fiction Tea Designs is one of my absolute favourites, she has some beautiful designs, including this Mortal Instruments, Parabatai bookmark which my friend bought me for my birthday which I love. She has lots of designs based on so many different books including, Six of Crows (which I’m so tempted to buy myself I love it), Raven Cycle and Harry Potter among others, which are all so stunning, and I highly recommend checking out her shop!
Little Inklings Design
Similarly, LittleInklingsDesigns has loads of beautiful designs full of lots of gorgeous colours and quotes. The picture shows an idea of the sort of thing she does, but there are so many more designs to look at. She does a selection of specific fandom bookmarks and more general book themes ones, and also other products such as prints that are equally as stunning. They’re very afforable and she does deals where you can buy sets of 3, 5 or 10 for super good prices. So I recommend you all go and check out her stunning shop for some beautiful designs!
Again with the beautiful bookmark prints, sorry to sound repetitive but I couldn’t not include this stunning shop. This shop also includes a wide variety of fandoms -not just books – such as Harry Potter, Throne of Glass, Star Wars, Game of Thrones and so many more! They have such beautiful colours with adorable characters on and I’m in love with them all. There’s also a variety of style of bookmark available, there’s the classic shape but also some adorable magnetic ones which are to die for! So whether for friends, family or a treat for yourself, be sure to check them out!
2. Not on the High Street
Next on my list is more specific than just an item, but notonthehighstreet.com is a lovely website that has a function that lets you narrow down your search for gifts based on hobbies, and there’s a “book lover” section. There’s such a wonderful selection of different items, including beautiful prints, bookends, mugs and so much more! They include things from lots of different companies and have such unique items that would make really lovely gifts.
3. Spineless Classics
Spineless Classics is a company that do gorgeousposters made from the text from classic books and they are so incredibly beautiful I’d kill for one! They have such a variety of books such as Shakespeare, Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Charles Dickens and J.M. Barrie among so many others. All of them are stunning and I think this would make such a wonderful present for a book lover.
Another company that does wonderful book items is Bookishly. My favourites are their beautiful book covers that they’ve created for some classics which are just so stunning and would be amazing on any shelf. They do amazing book crates including the beautiful books along with other amazing things such as prints and mugs. They currently have an amazing A Christmas Carol crate for the Christmas season and the book is just so beautiful!
I don’t know about you but I for one love notebooks! I have far more than I know what to do with, and I just keep buying more, but there are so many beautiful ones I can’t help it. You can get notebooks of all kinds from all over the place, from any stationary shop or book shop and from so many websites, there’s such a variety. I’m not going to go into too much detail on where you can get them because I’d be here for ever, but Waterstones does some amazing Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Game of Thrones ones which are stunning (I have the Ravenclaw one shown and I love it), and as well as the classic stationary shops, websites such as Etsy and Redbubble do some gorgeous designs.
I couldn’t do this gift guide for book lovers and not have books in it! There are so many books that I could recommend, but I’m not going to go through them all, instead I’m just going to mention a few beautiful editions of books that would make a special present.
Firstly are the beautiful illustrated editions of the Harry Potter. The latest one to be published is the Prisoner of Azkaban, which – from what I’ve seen of the illustrations inside – is just as stunning as the others and would make an amazing gift.
There are also so many beautiful covers of classics that I love. Some of my favourites include the Penguin Clothbound classics (and every edition of penguin classics), vintage classics (particularly the Austen and Bronte covers) and finally for those in America I know that Barnes and Noble do some amazing flexibound covers!
I hope this gift guide was helpful in giving you some nice ideas for your friends and family (or even as a little treat for yourself), if you have any more recommendations for me I’d love to hear them!