With Christmas around the corner, it’s time to find gifts for the book lovers in your life…including yourself. At this time of the year, it can be stressful to find practical gifts that will be used and not thrown to the side and forgotten. To make things easier, we have compiled our favourite gifts into our ultimate book lovers Christmas gift guide. Read on for plenty of inspiration for presents this holiday season!
Carry A Book’s Ultimate Gift Guide:
Blindness – Jose Saramago
Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Jose Saramago will entice everyone who picks up this raw, compelling story about a city hit by an epidemic of “white sickness” and its effect on each person throughout the novel. This is the perfect book for all readers, with its close relationship to the challenges faced this year, and also provides a great opportunity for discussion with your friends or book club.
Reusable Coffee Mug
Book lovers frequently have a book in one hand and a beverage in the other. There’s no better way to celebrate with the readers in your life during Christmas than by gifting them a keepsake mug. A travel or reusable mug can hold their go to drink, whether it be coffee, tea or something a little stronger, keeping a booklover company as they flip through their latest page turner. In addition to being an environmentally friendly gift option, a mug is a great keepsake that can be personalised for your loved ones. Get creative and add their favourite quote, author or character to remind them of the journey they take each time they open their favourite novel.
A tote or library bag not only holds all of the precious page turners a book lover picks up but is a signal to all that they are serious about their favourite reads. If you know that the book lover in your life is in need of a bag upgrade, a new tote is a fantastic option. There are so many choices when it comes to tote bags; pick one sporting their favourite author, character or book or opt for a more minimalistic bag if that is more their style. A new reusable bag is also an environmentally friendly option and can be displayed as a home décor piece.
Do the booklovers in your life have books all over the place? Help them out and gift them something that will not only keep all of their books together but also functions as a fantastic décor piece, allowing them to showcase their latest reads. Bookshelves are the ultimate conversation starter, as visitors can take a peek at their latest reads, sparking conversations about their favourite books. With so many designs and configurations for shelving systems, there will be something perfect for everyone you know.
A Good Book: “What Would Frida Do? A Guide to Living Boldly” – Arianna Davis
Share a book that reflects a larger-than-life persona and the imprint left behind from a feminist ahead of her time. Representing Frida Kahlo’s boldness through love and art when facing the pain and heartbreak that life brings, this self-help meets biography book will support new learnings for the modern-day reader. Entice your loved ones with this fantastic read which will spark conversations with your friends or book club about all thing’s politics, art and feminism.
Give your loved ones the gift of relaxation this holiday season. A wooden bath caddy will not only add a classy, modern feature to a bathroom but serve as a reminder for your busy book lover to take time for themself and relax with wine and a good book. This is the perfect gift to allow the readers in your life to continue to turn the pages of their latest novel whilst enjoying a moment of relaxation and self-care.