Finding that perfect gift for the book lover(s) in your life can be tricky. You could buy them a book, but how can you be sure they haven’t already read it, or that they’ll enjoy it? A gift card from their favourite bookstore will never go astray, but it’s taking the easy road. So with Christmas fast approaching (ten weeks, people, TEN WEEKS), Lectito has put together a lit. lover’s wish list of gifts big and small.
*Please note, prices were accurate at the time of posting, but may be subject to change.
Twelve South BookBook for iPhone 6
$59.99 USD • twelvesouth.com
BookBook for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is an all-new wallet case, hands-free stand and removable shell—wrapped up in one gorgeous, vintage leather book. BookBook has pockets to hold your ID, cards and cash. It now folds into a display stand for hands-free FaceTime chats and watching videos. And one more thing: BookBook features a removable soft-touch shell to protect your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in or out of BookBook. Whatever your needs, this feature-packed case has you covered.
Don’t have an iPhone 6? Twelve South have BookBook covers for a range of Mac devices.
Fred and Friends FingerPrint Bookmark
$7.95 (pack of two) • amazon.com
Simple and smart, these silicone bookmarks will hold your place down to the sentence to save you reading back over the whole page to remember where you left off.
Out of Print Library Card Socks and Tote
Socks $10 USD, Tote $20 USD • outofprintclothing.com
If you’re a bookworm and aren’t yet familiar with Out of Print, you are missing out, my friend. They offer a range of clothing and accessories featuring classic titles and other bookish motifs worked into bold, eye-catching designs. I’m a particular fan of their library card range.
From $29.99 USD • owlcrate.com
A perfect gift for the YA fan who loves getting book mail. Each month Owl Crate picks a theme and sends you a box of bookish treats based on that theme, including a popular YA book and three-to-five other bookish treats! Pictured above is the September ‘Leading Ladies’ crate.
- Six-month subscription: $27.99 USD per month, plus shipping
- Three-month subscription: $28.99 USD per month, plus shipping
- One-month subscription: $29.99 USD plus shipping
Crafted Van Magnetic Bookmarks
From $6 CAD • craftedvan.com
Ideal for books, daily planners, or just keeping all your notes together, these sweet little place markers come by themselves or in a themed pack and are available in dozens of cheerful designs.
Bag Ladies Novel Teas
$14.95 (pack of 25) • amazon.com
The perfect accompaniment to a good book, each Novel Tea delivers a fine English Breakfast brew with a famous literary quote on the tag.
Penguin Collection Mug
$14.99 AUD • penguin.com.au
Penguin Collection mugs come in dozens of titles so that you can show off your favourite classic reads while you enjoy your morning brew. Please note that stock levels and availability of certain titles may vary.
Lilly Tales Bookmarks
From $8 AUD • nookandburrow.com
These gorgeous wooden bookmarks are designed and handmade with love in Melbourne. They’re available in a range of clever and creative literary designs and are the perfect little gift for bookworms who love the feel of real pages beneath their fingers.
Storiarts Book Scarf
$48 USD • storiarts.com
Take your favourite story with you wherever you go with a hand printed Storiarts Book Scarf. There’s a range of classic titles to choose from, including: Alice in Wonderland (pictured), Little Women, Jane Eyre, Dracula, Pride and Prejudice, Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden, and many more.
Each scarf is made from 100% super soft cotton jersey knit and their infinity design measures approximately 12″ wide with a 63″ circumference.
Dorothy Book Map
£25 (unframed) • wearedorothy.com
Imagine a world made up of places from your favourite books. The Dorothy Book Map charts a new city, loosely modelled on London, where you’ll find over six-hundred bookish places for your imagination to roam. Measuring 60 x 80 cm, the Dorothy Book Map is the ultimate wall art for lit. lovers.
Knock Knock Personal Library Kit
$12.55 USD • amazon.com
It’s great to share your favourite reads with friends, but it can be tricky to remember who borrowed what and when. The Knock Knock Personal Library Kit helps you keep track of your book loans in old-school style.
Paddywax Glass Candles – Library Collection
18.48 USD • amazon.com
Engage your senses and unwind as you read with these author-themed candles. There’s the Oscar Wilde with notes of cedarwood, thyme, and basil, the Edgar Allan Poe with its heady blend of cardamom, absinthe and sandalwood and, for those who fancy a sweeter bouquet, the Jane Austen with its delicate notes of gardenia, tuberose and jasmine.
From $119.99 USD • amazon.com
I’ve had an e-reader for years, but I still mostly read paperbacks until I switched to Paperwhite. I’ve had my Paperwhite since February and I love it! It has an inbuilt, adjustable light, so you can read anywhere. Its Wifi connectivity makes it easy to find your next read and share your reviews on Goodreads and it also gives you access to extra info. about characters, places, translations and more at the touch of a word.
At 6.7″ x 4.6″ the Paperwhite is light and portable and makes it easy to read with one hand, leaving the other free for coffee! And because we’re living in the future, you can use the Kindle app to sync your Paperwhite with your other devices. It monitors your reading speed to let you know how long until the end of the chapter or book, and stores your dictionary words to help you build your vocabulary.
It also makes it easy to lend your books to friends and borrow e-books from your local library, as well as providing access to the millions of titles in the public domain.
Finite Kindle Paperwhite SmartShell Case
$19.99 USD • amazon.com
Give your Paperwhite a little personality with a protective case. Available in a range of colours and designs, Finite’s range of cases are made from synthetic leather with a soft interior to prevent scratching. You can also turn your Paperwhite on and off just by opening and closing the cover.
Moleskine Smart Notebook, Creative Cloud Connected
£25 • moleskine.com
Part of Moleskine’s growing ‘smart’ range, this nifty little notebook mixes old school creativity with the latest technology, converting your doodles to workable digital files and sending them to the Adobe Creative Cloud, so that you can polish them up in Illustrator or Photoshop.
*You’ll need an Adobe ID to get started.
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