It’s that time of year again. The time where we spend all of our money on books. Wait, never mind, that’s the rest of the year. This is the time to spend all of our money on other people. But if you buy books for other people, that counts, right?
I love shopping for books for other people. It’s so much fun. And the holidays are the perfect time to do it. But what if the person you’re shopping for already has a million books? (Guilty!) Here are some great gift ideas for the bookworms in your life (I would love to receive any one of these):
Get them a special edition!
I have a ton of books, but I always love a beautiful special edition of one of my favorite books. There are some really great editions out there, especially of classics. Why not get them a gorgeous copy of their favorite children’s book or classic novel?
I particularly love the Vintage Classics series (get them on Book Depository). I have the complete Austen and Brontë series, and a few books from the Russian classics and Virginia Woolf series. I just love them. Bonus: they’re very inexpensive, so you can get a beautiful book (or two) no matter what your budget is.
If you have a bit of a bigger budget, check out Easton Press. They make gorgeous gilded leather bound books, many of which are signed. I have an Easton Press copy of my favorite book, Neverwhere, which I got for Christmas a few years ago. And I love it so much. It’s truly special, and a gift that I’m going to cherish forever.
And, for basically anyone on your list, the Harry Potter illustrated editions are great. I buy them for the children in my life to introduce them to Harry Potter, which was such a big part of my life growing up. They’re available on both Amazon (for a pretty big discount!) and Book Depository (where you can also get some really cool editions in the colors of your HP house).
Get them a book subscription!
Book subscriptions are always a safe bet, because your favorite bookworm can choose their own books! I personally use and love Audible, which is a great and convenient service for listening to audiobooks (check out why it’s my favorite audiobook subscription). You can gift memberships for anything from one month to one year, which includes one book and two audible originals each month, all of which they get to keep forever!
I’m also a big fan of Book of the Month, which includes one hardcover book each month with the option to add more books at a discount. I’ve been subscribing to Book of the Month for years, and it’s always so much fun to get that blue box in the mail every month. Gift subscriptions are available in three-, six-, or twelve-month increments (the six- and twelve-month options also include a free book for you, just saying). It’s a bit more expensive than Audible, but it is definitely a special gift.
Get them something that is not a book!
Gasp! I know! Blasphemy. But you can still get them something book-related that is not a book. I’ve been a fan of Out of Print for YEARS and have a large collection of book-related shirts to prove it. They have designs for basically any book you can imagine, from Pride and Prejudice and Moby Dick to Harry Potter and The Night Circus (which is my next on my list in case anyone wants to buy it for me). They also have tons of other items like mugs, socks, hats, water bottles, totes, pins, scarves, and even kids clothing. Their items are great quality and really fun to wear. I highly recommend Out of Print – some of their stuff will definitely be on my Christmas list this year.
And get something for yourself!
How can you even shop for all the books without buying books for yourself? Aren’t you a bookworm, too? You definitely deserve a book for all that hard shopping. Well, good news is that there are a lot of book sales going on right now, so you can pick something up for yourself without breaking the bank. You can currently get 10% off (or more) from Book Depository – there are so many of my favorite books in their Black Friday sale, so it’s definitely work checking out! Book Outlet will give you an extra 30% off their already discounted prices (I just ordered almost $200 worth of books for $37!). And Amazon is also having some pretty good deals on books, and I think they change constantly, so if you’re sitting at home checking out all the Black Friday deals online like I am, just check back in once in a while.
This was a dangerous post to write because now I just want to buy more books (for myself, not other people, because I am a book hoarder). But I hope you enjoyed it and maybe discovered some great gift ideas (for yourself or someone else).
Let me know what’s on your wishlist this year?
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