The holiday season presents a daunting task to the bookish gift giver. The biggest question of all: What do I get for my book-loving framily member when I’m not sure of their favorite author? Since we’re YA-inclinded, we’ve attempted to compile some YA-related suggestions for you from the deepest, most obscure corners of the web (because the last thing we want is for you to give the YA lover in your family ANOTHER Fault in our Stars t-shirt). Good luck, happy shopping and don’t forget to SHOP LOCAL wherever possible!
For those that like to wear their heart on their sleeve or books on their dress, we have a few suggestions that are bound to enthrall your bookworm this holiday season.
This flattering little number advertises your favorite bookworm’s love of books and fulfills her inner fashionista.
Pick up to 400 of your favorite words from your favorite passage of your favorite book, and Etsy seller Rooby Lane will make a custom fabric and dress for you. For Potterheads, they also have a Harry Potter dress as well!
If you have the time and the wherewithal, Quirkbooks gives you an idea to make your own bookish cowl for all your well-read friends.
If you have a true Throne of Glass series fan on your list, they will really, really love to have the FULL TEXT of the novel on an awesome t-shirt that you can customize size, color and cut. Lithographs has a wide selection of classic literature, but they went straight for bad-ass when they selected their first foray into YA.
Having given this pin to my partner and cohort last year, I can attest that this Pride & Prejudice heart brooch is lovingly and excellently made by Etsy vendor houseofismay. You can order it here and I urge you check out all their other bookish listings.
Etsy vendor Behindthepages specializes in contemporary YA bookmarks. Since we are partial to all things Tahereh Mafi and Shatter Me, we chose to feature her excellent bookmark, but be sure to check out her Illuminae, Harry Potter, Raven Boys and Throne of Glass bookmarks as well!
All serious readers keep track of who they lend books to, who gives them back and who doesn’t. Now, there’s an extremely cute, refillable kit that helps you keep track of your personal library.
Maggie Steifvater’s The Raven Prophecy Tarot Cards are a great gift for fans of The Raven Cycle Series and the occult.
This set includes 5 artist’s interpretations of your favorite characters from Rainbow Rowell’s wonderful 2015 release, Carry On.
Speaking of bookmarks, MyBookmark makes the cutest three-dimensional bookmarks, including this Harry Potter-inspired one.
Obvious State, in conjunction with Penguin Random House delivers an absolutely gorgeous boxed set containing 100 beautifully illustrated book quote postcards.
ALL book nerds have book bags to carry their books, but how many have purses featuring their favorite novel? We do your Holiday homework and you get to take all the credit:
Charlotte Olympia Librarian Handbag is THE splurge by of the season. Beautifully crafted, gorgeously presented. ANY book lover would be thrilled to find this purse under the tree!
Jane Austen Brown Leather Book Purse is the perfect book bag/oversized purse every bookworm needs to cart their daily essentials, including their current reads.
Now, you can take Harry Potter everywhere with you! This adorable Harry Potter Book Clutch is made-to-order and matched with a vintage clutch. I own one of Viva Las Vixens other designs and the quality is beyond belief.
The Classic Herschel Survey Backpack is perfect for every book lover.
The Bibliotheque Trek Tote doubles as a book bag and grocery bag!
This pouch comes in two sizes and is perfect to use as a clutch or to transport your current read.
If you’re not sure which book to give your YA fanatic, check out these subscription services, which are the gifts that keep on giving, all year round.
If you’re looking for the perfect bookish home decor gift, look no further.
Splurge on your favorite bookworm. Saporiti’s gorgeous ash wood bookshelves can be purchased in the letters of your choice.
For all the Shatter Me fanatics in your household–the Shatter Me throw pillow–makes the perfect addition to their home.
For fans of Keira Cass’s The Selection series who are headed to college or in need of wall decorations, you can purchase unframed prints of the cover of the first novel in the series from Cartaban Cards on Etsy.
In Closing + Other Links
Obviously, we can’t feature every bookish item on the internet or we’d be compiling this list forever.
If you search bookish on Etsy, your head will explode from the variety of books and items available.
Other bookish vendors include:
There are even a number YA authors that create and sell their own art, such as Maggie Stiefvater.
Hell, even if you can’t find a single thing on this list for your bookish framily member, they would be thrilled with a gift card to their favorite local bookstore. Ours is Inkwood Books, in case you’re stumped.