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The Ultimate List of Bookish Gift Ideas

I’m taking a brief departure from book blogging today to help you get a jump start on your holiday shopping. Over the past week I’ve had a lot of fun compiling The Ultimate List of Bookish Gift Ideas. You’ll find gifts on the list for men, women, and children because some people {myself included} are born with an affinity for words.

See something you like? Click on the store name to be linked to the item. Keep an eye out for exclusive coupon codes which are highlighted in green. Amid the collection you will also come upon 11 separate contests, sponsored by individual Etsy stores and hosted on the gleam giveaway platform. Simply click the word GIVEAWAY in order to enter each drawing. All giveaways are open 11/7-11/21, but each shop owner has decided for themselves whether to welcome international entries.


I chose AbbieImagine‘s art print to headline this post because when it comes to my favorite place to read…

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. —Jane Austen

AbbieImagine is offering 10% off any order (no minimum spending required) with coupon code SHELFESTEEM.

Additionally, the shop owner is offering a free print (5×7, 8×10 or A4) to one lucky reader through this gleam hosted GIVEAWAY. {Open Internationally}


Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.  ―Charles William Eliot

Get this incredibly soft and flattering tee for the book obsessed lady in your life. It’s available in a variety of colors from NewVintageEmbroidery.

Entering BOOKLOVER15 in the coupon code section at checkout will give you 15% off through December 31, 2016.


Any bookworm will appreciate the polite humor of these socks from PersonallyMade4U.

The shop owner is offering a GIVEAWAY for one pair of socks. {US & Canada}


My weekend is all booked, hand stamped spoon from ForSuchATimeDesigns.beanbag

This adult bean bag from Cyandegre would complement any modern space or college dorm room.

Christian Shelf-Esteem readers can save 10% with coupon code XMAS10. {Expires 12/15/16}


Can you relate to this Erasmus quote? If so, you’ll find this print in the BluePoppyGallery on Etsy.

Diana, the shop owner, is offering Buy 3 Get 1 Free on her art prints with coupon code B3G1FREE.



Prepare to hibernate this winter by stocking your reading den with plenty of books, hot beverages, and this comfy sweatshirt from CultureFlockClothing.


Available in a gold or silver finish, this watch from the Etsy store SunnyRiverCreations can be customized with your favorite titles.



Treat the members of your book club to custom beverage insulators from BrantPointPrep. Personalize the huggers with any saying, names, or monograms.


Can’t I’m Booked messenger bag from JumpingJackalope. A useful gift for students, book clubbers, and/or diaper bag carrying bookworms.

readitloveitreturnitStocking Stuffer: Anyone with a lending library would appreciate this “Read it, love it, return it” stamp from ClariseStamps. It would also make a unique and inexpensive gift for the teacher on your list.

Save 10% any order with coupon code CCTHANKS10.


Stocking Stuffer: TapesKingdom‘s Bookshelf Masking Tape is the perfect stocking stuffer for a book lover/journaler.

When placing your order, save 15% by using coupon code amanda. {Expires 12/31/16}



Stocking Stuffer: This decal from KMvinyl is stocking stuffer priced and would look fabulous on my mobile command center (aka my minivan).

literarydressMy husband and I went to two formal dinners last winter. If we get invited to another one this season, I think this dress by RoobyLane would fit my personality and form perfectly.


Oooh! Ahhh! A Bookshelf Ring from XanneFran.


Knob Creek Metal Arts has an awesome selection of handmade bookends. Some of my favorites are the shop’s silhouette interpretations of different book genres. They are definitely worth a look.

Through December 31, 2016 save 15% with coupon code WINTER16.


Stocking Stuffer: Frostbeard understands how the simple act of smelling books can relax a bibliophile. Don’t judge, just buy these candles and leave your bibliophile alone to read.


Protect your specs with WhichGlassesAreWhich‘s eyeglass case made specifically For Your Reading Glasses.

Save 15% on the Reading Glasses case by using coupon code SHELFESTEEM at checkout.

Would you like a chance to win this clever case? Click here to enter this GIVEAWAY.


Photo by @ahousewithbooks on Instagram

Decorate your nightstand or office with a book planter from MyBooklandia.

Coupon code SHELFIESURPRISE is good for 10% off any purchase over $30.


This chunky arm-knitted throw blanket looks so inviting! Give me a stack of books and I may not emerge until the weekend is over.

Save 10% on any order from wordsremember, today through this holiday season with coupon code CHRISTMAS2016.


Etsy is a great place to find unique vintage gifts, like Fragonard’s Young Girl Reading captured in a (1950-60s) cross stitch. Available at the EnglishShop European Vintage Emporium.


FoxandDyeDesign creates beautifully handcrafted jewelry boxes from vintage books.

Use coupon code FoxyDesign for $5 off any purchase over $20.

darcylizzyearringsA perfect compliment to any Austen fan’s wardrobe are these one of a kind literary earrings made from pages of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Enter to a set for yourself or someone on your shopping list in this JackandRoxi sponsored GIVEAWAY. {US Only}


She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain.  —Louisa May Alcott

Solid brass pendant from JezebelCharms.



Read Fiction Dictionary Charm Bracelet from StoriedJewelry.

SHELFESTEEM = a 20% off coupon exclusively for my readers. {Expires 12/1/16}



I can remember my elementary school teacher reading Laura Ingalls Wilder books aloud to my class. Now that I have children of my own, I’ve added the entire set of Little House books to our home library. These pendants from larking feature Garth Williams’ pen-and-ink drawings from the series. They would be a sweet gift for a young or young-at-heart Little House fan.

Take advantage of free shipping on orders of $40+ with coupon code FREESHIP40.



UpcycledBookClub turns pre-loved books into novel handbags.


Course he isn’t safe, but he’s good.  —C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

For the Narnian on you list: These folio iPad cases from The Shoppe are perfect to display your love of C.S. Lewisand J.R.R. Tolkien! All are custom designed with images from The Inklings Collection. iPad Mini Covers available as well.

The Shoppe is closing for now – don’t miss 55% off all the things w/code BYEBYE55.

GIVEAWAY – Winner’s Choice: (1) iPad Air Cover from The Shoppe.


The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Vintage wardrobe print from ArtofThePage.

Chris is offering 5% off any print in his store with coupon code coupon5.


You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.  —C.S. Lewis

This modern, monochromatic mug from PenEndeavors says it all!

Save 10% of with coupon code LITJOY10 {Expires 6/30/17}.


This literary t-shirt celebrating the life of Anne Bronte’s and one of her best known works (Agnes Grey). I own the Austen print of this shirt and it is very soft!

Available from Creative Daffodil in 8 different colors.


In the Library Mini Tea Pot from AThingCreated.


The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.  —Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

This hand printed tea towel is a great way to liven up a kitchen and can be found in the Etsy store FernCreations.


Stocking Stuffer: Literary teas from FirstEditionTeaCo.

Use SHELFESTEEM15 and it will save you 15% off any purchase of $10 or more until Dec 31st.


Literarylipbalms are handmade lip balms with handwritten labels. Each scent is a unique blend of essential oils inspired by classics, fairytales or fantasy books. How about a refreshing tropical scent (Tinker Bell), a sweet and magical one (Enchanted Rose), or a completely wacky one inspired by pirates or Alice in Wonderland? All ingredients are safe and natural (no flavor oils like you see might find in other balms). It goes on like silk and will keep your lips moisturized through the winter. Each tin contains 10g/0.4oz lip balm, which is over TWICE as much as a regular chapstick! Check out Literarylipbalms´ Etsy store for more.

Enter BOOKISHGIFT16 for a 30% discount on all orders. The code is valid until Nov 28th 2016.

Get ready to pucker up under the mistletoe because Literarylipbalms’ is offering 2 lip balms (winner’s choice) in this GIVEAWAY. {International entries welcome.}


Stocking Stuffer: Sense & Sensitivity from NovelSoaps is made of olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, avocado oil, and goat’s milk. Prefer a fragrance? A variety of scented bars boasting novel inspired names like The Odyssea, The Joy Luck Scrub, The Old Man + the Sea Salt, One Hundred Beers of Solitude, and Jane Hair, are available for the book loving man or woman on your shopping list.


A Perfect Literary Shower Curtain from ApplesandSpindles.


Books and bubbles, what could be better? I know! A bath tray from ThatsPalletPerfect to set your book or beverage.


These cozy hand knit slippers from WittyKnitWit are the perfect “Once Upon a Time…” to start your morning, or “Happily Ever After…” to end your day!

Enter this GIVEAWAY for a chance to win a pair of Storybook Slippers from WittyKnitWit in the size and color of the winner’s choosing. Open to residents of the US only.


My workout is reading in bed until my arms hurt.

Stocking Stuffer: She’ll get a chuckle out of this magnet from RavensRestStudio.


A room without books is like a body without a soul.  —Cicero

Pillow available from MinnieandMaude .


Sleepwear: For those of us who can remember waiting in line at the library to have our due date cards stamped, ShopJustWish has a set of fun and unique intimate apparel.


This bookshelf/bookmark/reading light known as The LiliLite can be found in the SmeetsDesignShop. Due to it’s fabulous-ness, Santa may need to leave one under the tree for this mama and her jr. book blogger.


All of my books need a home and this bookshelf from SunofaBeachGallery caught my eye. Store owner John Hobbins designed and built this shelf using reclaimed wood.


Give these Reading Cowboys Railroad Spikes as a set of bookends or bookshelf art to two separate bookish friends. Available from ArizonaIronWorks.


Before I die, I hope to read at least half of the books I own.

Bookish button from beanforest.


I cannot deny that I am an introvert at heart or that a few of these shirts from ILoveApparel made me laugh.

The coupon code SHELFESTEEM is good for 15% off in the ILoveApparel Etsy store and on iloveapparel.com.

One reader who enters this GIVEAWAY will have their choice of ANY (1) tee from ILoveApparel’s extensive selection.


Coffee Books And Rain iPhone 6 & 6s Case by evadesignstudio.


Have books and coffee, will travel.

Book Nerd Stainless Steel Travel Mug from OriginalieteeToo.

Use 10FORYOU for 10% off through the end of the month.


From October through April my hands stay cold (just ask my husband). These fingerless gloves made by MarryGKnitCrochet are book and e-reader friendly whether you wear them in the house or during your ride to work.

MarryGKnitCrochet is offering one pair of fingerless gloves — winner’s choice — in this GIVEAWAY. {International entries welcome.}


IceyDesigns offers a Book Lovers Gift Set, complete with 2017 planner, journal, and pencils which say things like I Heart Books, I Read YA, and Book Nerd (7 in all).

Save 10% with coupon code SHELFESTEEM10. {Expires 11/21/16}


I have always imagined Paradise to be a kind of Library.  —Jorge Luis Borges

The above quote is hand printed onto a tri-blend scarf by Penelope Valencia of neenacreates.

Take advantage of coupon code LOVEXO for 15% off.


michellemach has hand stamped the words”HOME IS WHERE MY BOOKS ARE” onto this cute copper house and then riveted the house onto an aluminum circle. The result is a handsome key chain that makes a suitable stocking stuffer for him or her.

Use the coupon code AMANDA to save $5 off any purchase $40 or more.


For the ebook reader on your list: I like the looks of this sleek leather and felt kindle cover from FeelFeltLt.


The YOU’RE THE MAN Parcelly a manly gift package for him. It includes a “Books and Beers” book bag where he can store both his favorites at once; a mandle (man candle) that smells like fireplace – manly and cozy; “Strong & Handsome” coffee and almond shea butter soap made with real coffee to exfoliate his skin; and delicious salted caramel pretzel treats. Yum!

Use coupon code AMANDA5 when you visit Parcelly and save 5%. {Expires 12/24/16}


Just give me mountains to climb and books to read.

This 5″X5″print comes from the Etsy store of my #bookstagram savvy friend Emilie. From buttons to bookmarks, stickers to prints, everything that comes from CreateExploreRead is high quality.

Apply coupon code SHELFESTEEM10 to your order and receive 10% off on anything in her store.


For some, being known as a bookworm is not enough. More and more I’m spotting readers on twitter and instagram who have exchanged their bookworm title for that of a #bookdragon. One look at these adorable creations from HowManyDragons temps me to do the same.

Save 10% in this Etsy store with coupon code LOVEBOOKS16.



JustAddSunshineInc‘s “I ❤️ to read” sign would be adorable in a child’s room or library.



Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.  ― Emilie Buchwald

marjoriehandmade is owned by a teacher librarian with a passion for spreading the message about reading to babies from birth. The fabric of these bibs was designed and printed exclusively for her! Visit her store to purchase a set for the future readers and leaders in your family.

I am thrilled to share with you that marjoriehandmade is offering one set of her READ TO ME bibs in a Christian Shelf-Esteem GIVEAWAY. This giveaway is open to international entries.


It’s never too early to introduce baby to classic literature like Pride and Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with these soft books by SweetSequels.

Earn a 15% discount with the coupon code ILOVEBOOKS.


I couldn’t resist adding one Christmas tree ornament to the list. These needle felted owls from scratchcraft capture the joy I feel when I read alongside my children. Oh, how quickly they grow. *sigh*


Create a bookish focal point in your entryway or study with this vintage book page wreath from CinchCo.

Deck your halls by entering for a chance to win this GIVEAWAY, sponsored by CinchCo.


I realize that not everyone lives in a climate with four seasons. For those of you with the luxury of sticking your toes in the sand this winter I present this customizable garden flag by NameFlags. 🏖

littlelibraryFinally, give a literary gift to your community by installing a Little Free Library. I found this adorable cedar and pine library in the WalltoWallWoodworks Etsy shop.



13 thoughts on “The Ultimate List of Bookish Gift Ideas

  1. Reblogged this on Kate's Bookshelf and commented:
    It’s getting to be that time of year where one actually needs to start thinking about Christmas gifts. Gads, it can’t be that time! I am barely out of fall yet! But the season will be here sooner rather than later and if you want to get a jump start on all things bookish delight for your friends, then hop over to this marvelous post of all things bookish. There are some amazing ideas here, things I want, things I need, and things I would love to get people.


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