5 Literary Gifts for Book Lovers

posted: 08/09/16
by: Blythe Copeland

The most obvious gift for book lovers is, well, more books -- but if you'd rather think outside the bookcase, choose one of these practical, literature-inspired gifts for the avid reader in your life (or for yourself!).

1. Come Check It Out Tee

Get nostalgic for the old days of library checkout cards with the Come Check It Out tee from Out of Print. The screen printed cotton-blend shirt is comfy enough for wearing to a meet-and-greet with your favorite author or cozying up with a new thriller on a lazy Saturday.

2. Book Scarves

Infiniyy book scarves from Storiarts let you wear your love for your favorite novels proudly. Each highlights a passage from a beloved book -- Alice in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, Dracula, Jane Eyre, Romeo & Juliet, and Les Miserables, plus many others --on a lightweight cotton jersey knit fabric. From afar, the text simply looks like a graphic print; up close, it's a stylish way to show off your passion for the classics.

3. NovelTeas Tins

NovelTeas looseleaf tea blends are pun-intented takes on famous novels -- think Pride & Peppermint, Oliver Lemon Twist, Don QuixoTea's Man of La Manchai, and War & Peach. Each tea is packaged in a custom tin designed to resemble an antique hardback, so they're as pretty on the shelf as they are tasty in your mug.

4. Personalized Library Stamp from Packagery

Know a book lover who hasn't yet switched over to an e-reader? Help them keep track of their favorite paperbacks with a personalized library stamp from Packagery on Etsy. Pick a self-inking version or a wooden handled stamp, both made from renewable resources, and be sure that every title loaned out comes back to its rightful owner.

5. Bookworm Print Tech Cases

Show you'd rather be reading by wrapping your phone or tablet in a Society6 case featuring Cassia Beck's Bookworm print. The muted colors of the faded book spines add a vintage vibe to your favorite gadget, while the impact-resistant case helps prevent cracks and damage. The photo is also available as an art print, mug, throw pillow, tote bag, and on a set of blank stationery cards -- plus as a laptop skin,for added inspiration when you're writing your own great novel.