12 gifts for readers and writers

Are you still Christmas shopping? As the big day hurtles closer, those ads warning of “last minute” are starting to hit home. If you have avid readers/writers/word-and-punctuation nerds on your list, you might be interested in these dozen ideas, inspired by a UK site I found with 25 book-related gift ideas:

1.  “Reading is Sexy” mug
$10 from !ndigo; available online and in stores. I received this last year and love it.

Reading is sexy

 

 

 

 

2.  Maple leaf reading socks.
$24.50 from !ndigo; available in certain stores only. You’re probably thinking, “Really? You need special reading socks?” I got a pair of these in an oatmeal colour last year, and they have a lining the store calls faux sherpa that will make your feet unbelievably cosy. Great for working in stocking feet, as I usually do.

Reading socks

 

 

 

 

3.  Library card notebook
$12.34 from Etsy seller ComfortablyLovely. For those who remember signing out books on cards like this waaay back. (No longer available.)

Library card notebook

 

 

 

 

 

4.  “I’m not to be trusted in a bookstore with a credit card” pin
$2.12 from Etsy seller Beanforest. Ships from Michigan.

Not to be trusted

 

 

 

 

 

5.  Seven-year pen with punctuation
$9.95 from !ndigo; online and sometimes in stores.

Punctuation pen

 

 

 

 

 

6.    Hemingway lowball glasses with quotes (including “Write drunk, edit sober”)
$39.50 for a set of four from !ndigo; out of stock online but may be found in some stores.

Hemingway glasses

 

 

 

 

7.  “Live the life that people write novels about” mug
$18.34 from Etsy seller getthepartystarted; ships from Washington.

Live the life

 

 

 

 

 

8.  Punctuation bookends
$39.50 from !ndigo. (No longer available.)

Punctuation bookends

 

 

 

 

 

9.  Book keychain
$16.93 from Etsy seller StampsINK. (No longer available.)

Book keychain

 

 

 

 

10.  “There is no friend as loyal as a book” mug
$14 from !ndigo. (No longer available.)

Loyal friend

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.  “Be amazing” library stamp
$24.50 from !ndigo. (No longer available.)

Be amazing

 

 

 

 

 

12.  “As You Like It” vintage novel ornament
$7.05 from Etsy seller noveladornment; ships from Michigan.

Book ornament

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Updated November 2017)

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2 Comments

  1. Jeanette King
    Posted December 16, 2015 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    I received the Reading Is Sexy mug as a gift as well, and love it. Now I want a punctuation pen!!

  2. Posted December 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Isn’t it cute?

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