Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by the folks at the Broke and the Bookish. Each week has a different theme where participants try to come up with ten things to fit the theme.
This week is a Holiday Gift Guide themed freebie. So I’m going to do a post on Ten Things to Get Your Book Loving Loved Ones. By the way, I’ve always meant to ask this, but is the “holiday season” shopping, especially Black Friday just shopping for Christmas gifts? If that’s the case why do they have the sale a month earlier? You’d have to hide the gifts from your family for a month! Anyway, let us begin.
Nothing pleases a bookworm more than gift cards to their favorite bookshop. Often times a gift card is better than an actual book, since they’ll get what they want instead of you accidentally getting the wrong one for them.
If you somehow figured out what a book your loved ones wants, get it. It will be a very impressive feat if they hasn’t bought it themselves yet. Just be sure they don’t buy it between now and the time you give it to them, or has one already shipping.
After books, you know what book lovers need most of all? A place to keep them. So get your loved ones a book shelf this holiday. There’s a ton of amazing bookshelf designs to choose from, but even the regular ones are good too.
Book ends are pretty good to, for the shelves that are not filled or for the desk/end table for the books that are about to be read.
If your loved ones don’t have one yet, it might be a good idea to get them one. It’s a good thing to try out ereading, even if you think you might not like it. I didn’t think I would, but I have found myself enjoying it. A Kindle would be better, and cheaper, but an iPad won’t go amiss too.
EBook Reader Cover
And if your loved ones already have an ebook reader, or you’re just planning to shower them with multiple gifts, an ebook reader cover featuring their favorite book’s cover will be a fantastic gift too.
If your loved ones has tried ebook and don’t like it, get them bookmarks. A bookmark for a bookworm can’t go amiss. We need a ton of those, preferably one for every book. You can get bookmarks with their favorite quotes, spines of their favorite book cover or even images of their favorite characters.
If your loved ones is someone who loves to wear jewelries, buying book themed jewelries would be great. A necklace or an earring of their favorite books, or items from their books, like a replica of the One Ring from Lord of the Rings or a Deathly Hallow symbol from Harry Potter. You could also get them prints, posters and decals to hang on their wall.
A reading light would be a cool gift for someone who doesn’t have one. Just a small, adjustable light to shine on the book that you’re reading during the dark of the night.
Book Scented Candles
This one’s from Buzzfeed, and I really like this idea. There’s just something intoxicating about the smell of books, especially old ones. There are book-scented perfumes too, in case your loved ones want to smell like books, though I have a feeling that might not be as good a gift as the candles.
So that’s ten possible gifts you could give your book loving loved ones this holiday season! Book lovers, have you received any of these type of gifts before? What else would you want as a gift? Let me know in the comments below!