Shopping for your bookish friends can be tough, especially if you don’t get their level of commitment to their books. We here at YAWednesdays are here to demystify bookish trends and provide you with a thorough guide of bookish gifts. Happy shopping!
Stocking Stuffers (or things that might fit into a stocking)
You can have your bookish loved ones smell like the old books they love so much. This unique perfume even comes in various scents.
Meredith Myers is a woman of bookish traits- librarian, standup comedian and designer. Check out her tome inspired fashions and accessories which make for the perfect addition to any librarian (or book lover) wardrobe.
Icey Designs pencils for bookish stocking stuffer, but, you can’t go wrong with any of Hafshah’s lovely designs.
Gardens Dreams Decor has a huge collection of YA bookish flowers
Give your favorite bookstagrammer the gift of new backgrounds with these lovely collections of vintage ephemera pages from Stars in Her Hair Art
God bless MacKenzie Lee & her Bygone Badass Broads Society 6 shop for the feminist on your list. All the proceeds from her sales will be donated to Girls, Inc
Paper Films has all you need for the Harley Quinn & Painkiller Jane fan on your list
Make your #SockSunday a bookish one with these library inspired footwear.
Home Decor & Shelving options
What’s better than a bookshelf? A bookshelf that’s also as reading lamp AND book mark! This multipurpose shelf is more form and function combine. The LiliLite is as practical as it is pretty. And check out the clever way to turn LiliLite off and on in this video:
We have the perfect bookshelf for the minimalist reader. This Invisible Bookshelf by Umbra keeps the focus on the books instead of the shelving.
Bookish Fashion and Accessories
Words have meaning. Speechlust takes words off the pages and puts them onto beautiful jewelry.
MaBelleViolet allows you to bring a tiny piece of literature with you wherever you go. See her delightful necklaces inspired by Austen, Carroll and Barrie.
Have a book you’d like to see as a jewelry? Jewelry By Compliment will put your favorite book cover into necklace form.
Shopping for a Sarah J. Maas fan? We’ve got you covered. Check out these beautiful Throne of Glass inspired bracelets from Emie’s Nook.
What to wear the written word? Literally? How about this book paper jewelry by Malena Valcarcel?
And these book paper sculptures? **SWOON**
We love a good book clutch, especially these lovelies by Viva La Vixens
Lali Blue has a wide assortment of classic fairy tale inspired home accessories and jewelry.
Not only do we love bags that look like books, we also love bags you put books into. Here are some of our favorite Book Totes and where to find them.
Let’s face it, sometimes a gift card is the best gift option. But why not package your gift card in something that says “spend me at a bookstore”?
Shopping for the ultimate Harry Potter fan? We have options for you.
We mentioned charitable giving and wanted to mention a few bookish not-for-profits that could put some of your holiday cheer to good use:
Nothing fits? What about a subscription?
Happy Holidays! If you enjoyed this holiday shopping guide, check out 2015’s Holiday Gifts for Your Bookish Friends
~Carmen & Ann