If you've got a reader or writer on your holiday gift list, you've got a challenge. A lack of impulse control when it comes to the written word means favored novels and non-fiction have already joined thetowering to-be-read piles belonging to your loved ones.
What to do? Here are 10 ideas, each of which comes with a variety of options, giving you hundreds of possible choices. Many of these items are individually created and require significant lead time for holiday delivery -- which is why I'm launching this blog pre-Halloween!
The crafty among you can adapt some of these concepts and individualize them :
Play it by Ear: What better way for her to proclaim her devotion to a favorite author or book? Custom Orders available. $18
Celebrate the Sleuth Within: With this pin reminiscent of Nancy Drew created by Laura Bruland Shields $20 (Other literary gifts available, created by the same artist.)
Life is too short to read bad books or drink bad wine. Perfect for your book club buds. Custom orders available for painted glassware and glasswear. Cat not included. $20
Truth in Signage: This artist also offers "I'm writing" and "I'm reading" signs for the more disciplined folks on your list. $14 (Order early. Ships from the UK)
Creatures were stirring...and reading: Theatrical costumer creates bookish mice...along with those dressed as wizards, knights, chefs, nurses, etc. Contact the artist for price and availability at: mouseearsandwhiskers (at) gmail (dot) com. (convert email address to standard format with symbols and without spaces).
Frame it: Cover art is too wonderful to remain hidden on a shelf. Frame their magnum opus or favorite fiction. $40 (varies). Load up a jpeg at various custom framing sites including: https://www.frameiteasy.com
Get it in ink: Signed copies of favorite authors books give readers a warm glow. BN.com, Amazon.com, https://www.abebooks.com/books/inscribed-autographed-signature-collectible, and your local book seller can help you. Or contact authors directly via their websites. (For the stickers, go to: http://autographedbytheauthor.com)
Tell it like it is: "She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain" –Louisa May Alcott. This artist offers many similarly themed options. $32 https://www.etsy.com/listing/246803031/bookworm-she-is-too-fond-of-books