The holiday season is fast approaching, but the holiday shopping season has already begun. It's time to figure out the perfect gifts for everyone on your list: the siblings, the significant others, the in-laws. Perhaps the most difficult loved one to shop for is the book lover in your life.
A book may seem like the perfect gift for a book lover, but we advise you to proceed with caution. Book lovers know the books that they love, and if they haven't checked out this year's greatest hits, it's likely by choice.
There is, of course, the option of giving a book that you personally enjoyed, but this could make you seem selfish, or worse yet, could secure your fate as a laughed-about gift giver in the next edition of The Books They Gave Me.
Instead, we recommend literary-themed gifts, such as stationary and Kindle covers. Here are six suggestions:
The Great Gatsby First Edition T-Shirt | $28 | outofprintclothing.com
Your favorite bookworm can proudly display her favorite tome right on her chest. If she thinks <em>The Great Gatsby</em> is too overrated, there are plenty of others to choose from.
Books Candle | $49 | assouline.com
What better way to read a book than by the light of a library-scented candle?
Drop Cap Redesigned Classics | $22 | amazon.com
These drop-cap classics will add style to any coffee table or bookshelf with their simple, elegant design. Feel free to judge titles including <em>Jane Eyre</em> and <em>Great Expectations</em> by their covers.
IKAT Personalized stationery | $50 | hellolucky.com
Bookish people appreciate a nice handwritten note and will love this personalized stationery.
Colored DODOcase for J.Crew for Kindle 3 | $59.95 | jcrew.com
If they’ve gone digital, help them look smart and stylish with these chic Kindle cases.
Crocheted Direwolves | $10 | Etsy - LunasCrafts
These adorable crocheted collectibles can bring Winterfell to your home. Perfect for kids and <em>Game of Thrones</em> geeks alike!