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!

Bookish Clothing

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.

Archive the Power Book Dress
Archive the Power Book Dress

This flattering little number advertises your favorite bookworm’s love of books and fulfills her inner fashionista.

Custom Book Dress
Custom Book Dress

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!

 

Katniss Everdeen Cowl Sweater Handmade
Katniss Everdeen Cowl Sweater Handmade

Yellow Spot Designs has crocheted the perfect cowl for the Katniss Everdeen in your family.

 

Cassia Beck's Bookish Leggings
Cassia Beck’s Bookish Leggings

Cassia Beck has created the cutest bookish leggings perfect for lazy days spent devouring books.

DIY Well Read Cowl
DIY Well Read Cowl

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.

Throne of Glass Tee
Throne of Glass Tee

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.

Bookish Accessories

Handmade P&P Heart Pin
Handmade P&P Heart Pin

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.

Shatter Me Bookmark
Shatter Me Bookmark

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!

Check Me Out Library Kit
Check Me Out Library Kit

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.

The Raven's Prophecy Tarot Cards Designed by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot Cards Designed by Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Steifvater’s The Raven Prophecy Tarot Cards are a great gift for fans of The Raven Cycle Series and the occult.

Author Adornments P&P Necklace
Author Adornments P&P Necklace

AuthoredAdornments offers an array of bookish jewelry and accessories on their Etsy site, but their Pride & Prejudice necklace is a staple in every avid reader’s jewelry box.

Cary On Postcard Set
Cary On Postcard Set

This set includes 5 artist’s interpretations of your favorite characters from Rainbow Rowell’s wonderful 2015 release, Carry On.

Chicklit Designs Custom Phone Cover
Chicklit Designs Custom Phone Cover

Is your favorite bookworm’s favorite book an obscure title?  Well, Chick-lit Designs on Etsy offers you the opportunity to customize a phone case with ANY title available in the public domain.

#currentlyreading Bookmark
#currentlyreading Bookmark

Every avid reader has 1-2,000 bookmarks scattered throughout their library.  They always need more.  These popular Lilytales bookmarks can be found on Nook and Burrow.

MyBookmarks' Harry Potter Quidditch Bookmark
MyBookmarks’ Harry Potter Quidditch Bookmark

Speaking of bookmarks, MyBookmark makes the cutest three-dimensional bookmarks, including this Harry Potter-inspired one.

Obvious State + Penguin Random House Box Set
Obvious State + Penguin Random House Box Set

Obvious State, in conjunction with Penguin Random House delivers an absolutely gorgeous boxed set containing 100 beautifully illustrated book quote postcards.

Book Purses

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 Purse Handbag
Charlotte Olympia Librarian Purse Handbag

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
Jane Austen Brown Leather Book Purse

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.

Harry Potter Book Clutch
Harry Potter Book Clutch

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.

Classic Herschel Survey Backpack
Classic Herschel Survey Backpack

The Classic Herschel Survey Backpack is perfect for every book lover.

Bibliothek Library Tote
Bibliothek Library Tote

The Bibliotheque Trek Tote doubles as a book bag and grocery bag!

I Heart Books Pouch
I Heart Books Pouch

This pouch comes in two sizes and is perfect to use as a clutch or to transport your current read.

Bookish Subscriptions

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.

The Bookish Box Subscription Service
The Bookish Box Subscription Service

The Bookish Box

Illumicrate Logo
Illumicrate

Illumicrate

Owlcrate Monthly YA Book Subscription
Owlcrate Monthly YA Book Subscription

Owlcrate

Tea and Book Club
Tea and Book Club

Bookishly’s Tea and Book Club

Uppercase Box - YA Book Box Subscription Service
Uppercase Box – YA Book Box Subscription Service

Uppercase Box

Home Furnishings

If you’re looking for the perfect bookish home decor gift, look no further.

Saporiti's ABC Bookcase
Saporiti’s ABC Bookcase

Splurge on your favorite bookworm.  Saporiti’s gorgeous ash wood bookshelves can be purchased in the letters of your choice.

Shatter Me Throw Pillow
Shatter Me Throw Pillow

For all the Shatter Me fanatics in your household–the Shatter Me throw pillow–makes the perfect addition to their home.

The Selection Print on Vintage Encyclopedia Page
The Selection Print on Vintage Encyclopedia Page

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.

Eleanor and Park Typography Print
Eleanor and Park Typography Print
John Green'e Looking for Alaska Quote Typography Poster
John Green’e Looking for Alaska Quote Typography Poster

Shaileyann offers some other awesome posters to cover bare walls with quotes from your bookworm’s favorite books, like the Eleanor and Park and Looking for Alaska prints above.

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:

Chapters Indigo

DFTBA

Red Bubble

Society6

Appraising Pages

Bookriot

Cafepress

Modcloth

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.

~Carmen

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