Friday, November 11, 2011

Bookish Christmas Gift Ideas

I know, I know...Thanksgiving isn't even here yet!  Buuut, I'm one of those people that mulls over gift choices for awhile before making my purchases...I love figuring out what gifts to give friends and family!  Here's a little bookish list that I thought might be helpful for those having gift-anxiety :)

First, I'll start off with some of my favorite books in recent years...I think any of these would make fantastic gifts!

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
The Sparrow
The Thirteenth Tale
The Forgotten Garden
The Name of the Wind
The Girl Who Chased the Moon
A Discovery of Witches
Still Alice
Just Kids
When She Woke
The Language of Flowers

For the wannabe foodie or homemaker:
I absolutely love this book...definitely the most frequently used cookbook in my arsenal.  The recipes are quick, easy, and soooo yummy!

Another option is Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook

For the men on your list:
My husband finished this book in record time!  His quick synopsis: a dystopian techie page-turner that's very 80s reminiscent.

More of a non-fiction reader or science/history buff?  How about this:
Or this

For the teen/tween or YA lover:

The Knife of Never Letting Go
Kat, Incorrigible
Before I Fall
Anna and the French Kiss
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
What Happened to Goodbye

If they love The Hunger Games trilogy - Peeta quote coffee mug

For the bookish friend:

Quotable Beverage Coasters - $12.95 for a dozen

Five Vintage John Steinbeck novels

Shakespeare Classic Scenes Calendar

Book iphone/ipod charging dock

'Little Prince' quote print
Translation: "One cannot see well but with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eyes."

Notable Novelists card game over at FredFlare


  1. great list, thanks so much!

  2. Loved the list, there are a lot of really good ideas for gifts. Thanks for posting it!

  3. Great list! I must have the iPod docking station and the Shakespeare calendar for myself... must. lol

  4. I'm in love with the The Little Prince print. My husband and I actually used an excerpt of that as a reading at our wedding.