This first Christmas gift idea post (or whatever you call one of these things) is for a certain group of people only: bookworms. Or should I say bookdragons?
Ahhh, it’s December. And that means that the Christmas shopping stress will reach it’s peak and that you will likely be looking for some Christmas present ideas for your friends and family. Getting presents can rough around christmas time – you want to get gifts that are cool, but because you are a teenager, you don’t necessarily have that big of a budget.
Getting a book
As a book lover myself I should probably say that we book nerds, love everything book related. And with everything, I mean EVERYTHING. I also have a Goodreads account, so there are big chances that the book lover you know also has an account. Here’s a tip: look through their want-to-read list. That’s a goldmine. If you just want to find a book to give to them, then THAT’S the place you will find everything you need. Do your research people. It will be appreciated. Book Depository is a great site to order books from. Especially around christmas there are amazing deals you can find: http://www.bookdepository.com
milk and honey is a very unique collection of poetry that is the ideal gift for a woman who loves to read. Don’t let the word ‘poetry’ threw you off – this book is not only a read, it’s an experience. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose; deals with a different pain; heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look…
Other great sites where you are bound to find great bookish gifts are Bookishly and Book Lover Gifts. Great totes, mugs, stationary,… anything really.
DIY BOOKISH GIFT IDEAS
If you feel like just buying a book and wrapping it up isn’t personal enough, here’s a fun little DIY idea to make the present feel more original:
I chose Post Office by Charles Bukowski (great book by the way) as an example. It’s quite simple really: I didn’t like the cover so I made a new one – it’s fun, simple and easy to make. Plus, it feels like you put some effort into the gift.
A maybe more time consuming DIY is something you can’t buy anywhere. A self-made collection of short stories. That means that you have to do your research on this one. You handpick short stories you want to include in the book and then you put them all together and create a really personal collection. I just bought a nice looking, but extremely inexpensive notebook, printed out some short stories and stuck them in there, along with a nice personal handwritten message on the front page.
My third and final gift idea is something you could easily order online, but if you have a creative streak then this is something that everyone will like: their own bookish mug. Buying one is fine, but making one (especially if it looks good) is something irreplaceable. You just need to things for this one: a simple white mug and some porcelain pens. I suggest finding a quote of a book they really like and copying it onto the mug.
That’s it with this post! I hope I could give you some present ideas or inspire you in any way. My questions of the day are:
What are other bookish gifts you know?
If you are a bookworm, what’s your favourite book?