Top 10 Tuesday — Bookish Gift Guide

29 Nov

What should you get a bookworm for Christmas? Books are the obvious answer, but sometimes that can be tricky. Your favorite novel might not be their cup of tea. My husband likes Louis L’Amour; me, not so much. I really don’t want him stuffing my stocking with westerns. But take heart, I have found some bookish gifts that have a wide appeal. I’ve included gifts to fit any budget. To find out what others are recommending for book lovers this year, click HERE.



Top 9 Bookish Gift Ideas


ae966c58fa1a4d14a82a01bbe55eb61aThe Once Upon A Time Book Club — A unique reading experience! Each month you’ll receive a book (can be paperback or hardcover) to read, a 5″ x 7″ quote print, along with 2-4 corresponding gifts to match a quote/item mentioned in the book. Each individually wrapped with a page number. Readers, open the gifts as they finish the corresponding page. The experience is unforgettable! It makes the reader feel as if the book is coming to life!

You’ll also find book club discussion questions in each monthly box. Each question will have a date next to it. Log onto our Instagram page on that date to discuss the book with other members of the Book Club community!

You can choose a month to month plan or a 3, 6, or 12 month plan. Price per month is less than $35!


pride_scarf_inf_serif_black_zoom_squareLitographs Scarves — For the fashion-forward bookworm on your list, these are scarves printed with the text of favorite books, or you can download your own text for personal customization. They come in a wide variety of colors too. ($39-$49)





41jvnjtatxl-_sx342_bo1204203200_The NKJV Reader’s Bible — The NKJV Reader’s Bible provides readers the perfect opportunity to read the text in its original, simplified form without the verses and chapters, allowing a fresh experience with the text.

  • Read the Bible as a story simplified, without verses and chapters to break up the text
  •  Uses bestselling KJV and NKJV translation
  •  Provides an opportunity to study the Bible in a unique way
  •  A fresh look giving readers the chance to enjoy God’s Word in a simplified format
  • ($31.41 on Amazon)


51siy3ujil-_sx339_bo1204203200_The Bard And The Bible Devotional —  The Bard And The Bible pairs 365 short passages from the King James Version of the Bible with lines from Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets. The poetry of the Bard of Stratford-on-Avon and the power of God’s Word will enrich the reader’s understanding and appreciation of both, and provide new ways to encounter and respond to God through His Word. A year of daily readings in both Shakespeare and the King James Version yields intellectual stimulation and spiritual inspiration for readers, enlarging their minds as it changes their lives. ($11.17 on Amazon)


51zpwvmxqkl-_sx356_bo1204203200_The Book Lover’s Devotional — There are many moments of truth to be found in literature, and The Book Lover’s Devotional draws upon five dozen notable stories from All Quiet on the Western Front to Little House on the Prairie, from In His Steps to Pride and Prejudice, and from Christy to The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde to make engaging, contemporary spiritual points. Covering books from the 1800s to the present day, The Book Lover’s Devotional includes bonus materials such as questions for further thought. It s an entertaining and edifying book that encourages critical thinking. ($7.99 on Kindle)


27112_1_360pxLiterary Candles from Uncommon Goods — Named for the locations in literary classics, these soy candles evoke the book’s most memorable moments. ($16)

Sherlock Homes/221B Baker Street: Black currant tea and leather books
Alice in Wonderland/A Mad Tea Party: Bergamot, lavender, mandarin, thyme, and ylang ylang, with a touch of jasmine
Jane Eyre/Thornfield Garden: Roses and rain water
Pride & Prejudice/Pemberley: Lily, lilac, rose, hyacinth, and ivy



BabyLit Books — for the younger set, consider board books that feature beloved classics. ($7-9 on Amazon)


Audible Gifts — Did you know you can give an Audible membership or just gift one audiobook? Audible makes it easy to enjoy books while on the go. A 3 month membership is $45. Or you can use your credits to gift an individual book.


Gift Cards — Any book lover will appreciate a gift card to Amazon, Barnes and Noble or CBD. Also consider supporting your local bookstore by buying a gift card from them. (Price: the sky’s the limit!)

Didn’t see anything on my list that appeals? Check out these bloggers who are suggesting bookish gifts.




8 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Bookish Gift Guide”

  1. 4thhouseontheleft November 29, 2016 at 8:16 am #

    Those BabyLit books look wonderful! I have never seen them before…and look perfect for my niece, who will be making her appearance in 2017!


  2. hopewellslibraryoflife November 29, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    Oh be still my heart! A Book-ish devotional?? Yes, please!!!


  3. Carrie November 29, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    oooo … adding The Book Lover’s Devotional to my own wishlist! Great post, Beckie!


  4. Barbara H. November 29, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

    The Once Upon a Time Book Club sounds very interesting! i saw a sign on Pinterest once that I really wanted to get when we converted part of the garage into a new room — it said “The Spare Oom,” which is what Faun Tumnus misunderstood Lucy to say she came from in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.


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