Hey everyone! I’m sorry about my absence over the last week or so, I’ve been buried in end of semester deadlines and any time I have had for writing has been devoted to finishing my NaNoWriMo project (only 3k from the end now!) and working on my assignments! Anyway, enough about my life, onto today’s topic, which is a Holiday Gift Guide for the book lovers in your life. I’ve chosen to do Top Ten Etsy Gifts For The Book Lover In Your Life as I’ve been doing a lot of Etsy scouring recently, for Christmas gifts for my friends, so I thought I’d share some of my favourite things with you (obviously the examples will be from my favourite books, you would have to adjust for the book lover in your life’s own favourites). So here they are, my Top Ten Etsy Gifts For The Book Lover In Your Life:
- Bookish Prints
Cartaban Cards (based in Ireland) does some amazing bookish prints, they are book covers printed on a recycled page of an old encyclopaedia and they’re absolutely beautiful. Here are the ones that I love of my favourite books, but they aren’t just YA book prints, they also do classic books prints as well, if your book lover friend likes those:
The Raven King
A Darker Shade of Magic
The Book Thief
My Sister’s Keeper
These are my personal favourites but there are many lovely prints in this shop, so if you are looking for a bookish print for your book loving friends, Cartaban Cards is definitely a great place to go! There are many other great prints on Etsy of course, but Cartaban Cards is my personal favourite shop for them.
2. Bookish Jewellery
I don’t have a specific favourite shop for jewellery on Etsy yet, but I have found lots of lovely little pieces when browsing on Etsy that I’ll share with you now. Again, these are obviously based on my favourite books, but I’m sure you will be able to find things that fit the book lover in your life’s tastes too:
A Raven Cycle Themed Charm Bracelet
This gorgeous Marauders’ Map themed pendant
This Throne of Glass quote necklace with my favourite quote from the series on it.
This beautiful Percy Jackson themed necklace.
3. Bookish Candles
My favourite shop for these is OldGlowCandles, the candles look beautiful and smell amazing! These are my personal favourites:
This one smells like old books!
This one has a scent of baked deserts and crackling fire apparently.
4. Bookish Clothes
There are many bookish themed clothes around on Etsy but this is my personal favourite, Harry Potter T-Shirts each with a design inspired by one of the books, I’m going to share the one for my favourite book, The Goblet of Fire:
I also really love this shirt, because this quote has become kind of an in-joke with me and my friends:
This is quite expensive but if you have deeper pockets, I’m sure any Harry Potter fan in your life would love it:
5. Bookish Handbags
These are incredibly beautiful, though admittedly not the cheapest gifts you can buy on Etsy from a shop called Bookarelli. Basically, they’re handbags, made from upcycled books, so the outside is an actual recycled harback book cover. These ones are my favourites:
I’ve never actually read A Christmas Carol, but I thought this bag was beautiful, so I had to share it!
This one of To Kill A Mockingbird is also rather beautiful.
This beautiful Alice In Wonderland Clutch is a great gift for any book lover.
Bookarelli does several Harry Potter themed purses, this one is my favourite.
I’ve never read Arabian Nights, but this bag is gorgeous!
6. Bookish Mugs
There are many amazing bookish mugs to be found on Etsy, my personal favourites all happen to be Harry Potter ones, but I’m sure you will be able to find the perfect mug to fit the book lover in your life’s bookish tastes:
As a Hufflepuff, naturally I love this mug!
Harry Potter and humour? Gimme!
Because who wouldn’t want a magic Marauders mug?
7. Bookish Key rings
Etsy also has a number of adorable bookish themed key rings if like me, you want to display your nerdy pride on your keys (I personally have a Deathly Hallows key ring). These are my favourites:
This is just adorable!
This is a nice little humourous key chain for the Harry Potter lover in your life!
This is the perfect key ring for the book lover in your life!
This is an adorable mini book key ring for the Harry Potter lover in your life.
A cute mini book key ring of one of my favourite books.
Something that every book lover will inevitably need (to avoid the dog eared pages), here are my favourite book themed bookmarks:
This is one of my favourite book quotes, so naturally, I love this bookmark.
This gorgeous bookmark celebrates one of the book lover’s favourite things: our book boyfriends!
This gorgeous bookmark (both front and back side shown) is perfect for the Harry Potter lover in your life.
Perfect for the Raven Cycle lover in your life!
Because how true is this?
9. Bookish Notebooks
Because what book lover doesn’t want to write in a notebook that proudly displays their book nerdiness? These are my favourites:
How beautiful is this? And who doesn’t want to read JK Rowling’s wise words whenever they go to write?
Very simple looking notebook, but I’m sure any Harry Potter lover would delight in having this famous Harry Potter quote on their notebook.
This is a beautiful looking notebook and one of my favourite quotes to remind myself that it’s okay to embrace my weirdness!
I’ve never read Stardust (where this quote is from) but I think this would be a great gift for any writer or reader.
This is a very basic looking notebook, but I love the sentiments expressed on it and I think other book lovers would agree.
10. Christmas Themed Book Gifts
And if all else fails and you are still struggling to find that special book lover in your life something for Christmas, you can always get them something explicitly Christmas themed (yes I realise these all fit into the categories above as well, but I was running out of ideas, so just go with it!). These are my favourites:
Because let’s face it, we’ve all wondered what Christmas at Hogwarts is like, and this candle could get the Harry Potter lover in your life a little closer to that!
A Christmas themed bookmark, perfect for the Christmas loving book nerd in your life.
Because who wouldn’t want a Christmassy candle based off a fellow book lover?
It’s a Hogwarts Christmas stocking, what more could you want?
You could get these adorable Harry Potter house inspired crocheted baubles, for your Harry Potter loving friend’s Christmas tree! How cute are these?
That’s all for me from this week (yes I am aware a lot of my gifts are Harry Potter themed, no I do not care). Do you like any of these gifts? What are your favourite bookish themed items on Etsy? Let me know in the comments! Next week’s topic is Top Ten New To Me Authors I Read In 2016, I don’t actually have ten but I’ll be very happy to share with you the ones that I have read for the first time and loved. That’s next week, I’m not sure if I will have anything else for you guys this week as I’m going to be extremely busy (not an exaggeration, I have two deadlines and a test this week!) but I will definitely try to get my #RockMyTBR Update for November up by the end of the week, if I have the time!