Romantic Literary Gifts To Celebrate Valentine's Day With Your Favorite Bookworm

02/12/2015 08:24 am ET | Updated Feb 12, 2015
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It’s February, and your checking account has barely recovered from all the books and book-adjacent items you lavished on your nearest and dearest over the holidays a couple months ago. That makes Valentine’s Day a tough holiday to swallow. But if you’re lucky enough to have a highly literate lady or gentleman in your life, maybe you’d like to go a step beyond a glittery card or a Whitman’s sampler -- you know, without blowing what remains of your savings on a weird heart-shaped diamond thingie.

Fortunately, there are plenty of romantic gift options for the bookish (though, let’s be clear, you’re running out of time, unless your adored one is okay with a card saying “gift in the mail” on the 14th). Here are 9 perfect presents for the most enticing bookworm you know:

  • Paris Review Valentine's Box Set
    Support literary journals AND take a romantic trip through literary history! The Paris Review has been one of the most influential literary reviews for decades, publishing groundbreaking fiction and poetry from brilliant up-and-coming writers as well as in-depth, thoughtful interviews with great authors. Wouldn't your Valentine like three lovely, vintage issues packed in an elegant box? (Via Paris Review.)
  • Penguin Hotline
    The Penguin Hotline strikes again! They were there to help pick the perfect book for everyone on your holiday gift list, and now they're here to help you dominate the day of love. Not sure what book to get your new flame? Just ask the experts! (Via Penguin.)
  • Moleskine Pastel Valentine's Day Bundle
    We've never seen the official notebook of literary snobs looking quite so dainty. Devoted journalers and authors-in-waiting will swoon over the wide array of notebooks in one romantically-hued package. (Via Moleskine.)
  • Love-Inspired New Yorker Cover Print
    There's a quirky-cute New Yorker cover for every season, so find one that celebrates your love. This one is awfully sweet. (Via Conde Nast Store.)
  • n+1 Pamphlet Set
    A book bouquet for fans of n+1's very particular brand of cultural criticism and conversation. (Via n+1.)
  • Out Of Print East and West Egg Necklaces
    Are you star-crossed lovers, forever separated by social forces like those between East and West Egg? Or are you and your sweetheart rewriting a happier end to Gatsby? (Via Out of Print.)
  • McSweeney's Bundle of Love
    Three books, three beautifully perfect reads for people in love -- whether it's a guide to sharing a bed (not like that!) or a slyly funny exploration of Emily Dickinson's haunting poetry. (Via McSweeney's.)
  • Book Romance Strand Mug
    Books, coffee, and love: Life's basic essentials. If your darling feels the same way, he or she might need this mug from The Strand to combine all three. (Via The Strand.)
  • Jane Austen Penguin Hardcover Classics Set
    Austenites know that Jane's measured blend of sentimental optimism and sharp wit is ideal for the more thoughtful romantic on the most saccharine day of the year. This full set of gorgeous hardcovers is just perfection. (Via Juniper Books.)

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