Today's gift ideas are all about the book lover or I guess you could also say the "one who loves to read". I love giving gifts and what I love more than the giving is choosing something that the person quite possibly wouldn't buy for themselves. I also love to do the unexpected when I can. For the book lover it would be so easy to either buy them books or buy them a gift card for books but not today. Here are some great ideas that go beyond the book ...
Starting from the top right and going clockwise -
Personal Library Kit - it includes everything the book lover needs for their own library. Included in the kit are adhesive pockets for the front of each book along with "check out " cards and a date stamp. Many lovers of books like to share their collection with fellow readers but don't always get the item returned to them. This helps to ensure the book will come back to its owner.
Next up is a reading journal. Much like the foodie journal from yesterday's list, this is a journal for a reader to track all the different books they read. It's a great way not only to document what they've read but a better way for them to share the love of the books as well.
The third item may be slightly controversial - it's an e-reader. In this case, the Kindle. I know I know, some true book lovers think the e-reader is just plain wrong. Others would argue the e-reader is easier for travel, reading at night, and for preserving the condition of the book lover's collection. Either way - here it is.
Speaking of reading in bed, next is the book light. If you are going to read in bed, on a train, in a car, anywhere in the dark, really, you will need a book light. A true book light like the one pictured will focus on the book and not be annoying or distracting to others, hopefully.
Want to gift something different for the book lover? How about the next couple of ideas? First, hand crafted coasters for the book lover direct from Etsy. Again, something different but still shows the person you know they love books.
Along with the coasters, is a candle. This one said to have the scent of old books. What true book lover wouldn't love that. I might suggest the candle with the Kindle - similar to burning a spruce scented candle while admiring your artificial tree I say!
Lastly is a book tote. Whether your book lover travels to the library or travels in general, with books a tote is always a good idea. Bonus on this tote? - It's a collab with Sarah Jessica Parker so if your book lover is also a fashionista - well you've struck gold!
All these ideas are easy to purchase, available in a variety of price ranges and go beyond the ordinary for gifting to the book lover. Have fun choosing what's just right!