This maternity leave guest post is by Rebecca Ricks
Picking out gifts for a friend who loves reading books can be difficult. Not only is it stressful picking out a book that your friend would deem good literature, but you also could end up making the mistake of buying a book that your friend already owns. Yikes! As a self-identified bibliophile, I’ve put together a list of gifts your literary friend might like, none of which are actually books.
Keep reading for these bookworm gift details…
Bartleby Tote Bag: Did you ever read Herman Melville’s Bartleby, the Scrivener in high school? His iconic catch phrase “I would prefer not to” is printed on this cute tote bag. It would make the perfect tote for trips to the library!
Writer’s Pencils: Chances are your bookworm friend loves writing in the margins of her books. Isn’t this set of pencils clever?
Virginia Woolf Print: Even before Nicole Kidman played her on film, Virginia Woolf has been considered one of the formative modernist writers of the twentieth century. If your friend has Mrs. Dalloway or To the Lighthouse on her shelf, she’ll probably love this art print.
Gatsby Sweater: This cool Gatsby-themed sweater will send the message that you read F. Scott Fitzgerald (or at least watched the movie).
Leaf Bookmarks: Here’s a clever alternative to dog-earing pages of a book. These adhesive bookmarks are printed to look like leaves. Simply stick them in the pages of your books to keep your place!
Bookshelf Stationery: This set of cards would make the perfect gift for your bookworm friend. Each set of cards features a hand-drawn illustration of the bookshelf you wish you had.
Penguin Books Pouch: Printed to look like the iconic Penguin book cover, this pouch would be perfect for storing pens and pencils.
Audible.com Subscription: Let’s all admit it: we don’t have the time to sit down and read as much as we’d like to. Chances are your bookworm friend would love to listen to audiobooks throughout the day. A subscription to audible.com would make a really thoughtful gift!
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband, son, and baby girl. This lifestyle site is a collection of pretty, creative, and budget-friendly ideas to Say Yes to a more crafty, stylish, and family-focused life. MORE >>>