Happy Holidays everyone! I love doing these kinds of blogs. Because honestly, as a massive book lover, these are things I want for myself. So these are certified, to excite the book lovers in your life.
Bookie clothes gives us as much pride as our personal libraries. So here are some of my favorite independent brands:
I want to own their entire line. Amazing quality, and I physically need to toss my credit card across the room every time I visit the website. All Jane Austen fans, need their clothing.
Order by December 5th for guarantee Christmas delivery.
By far, the best Wizarding merchandise. I need it. I want it all. And you too. They sell out SO fast when they bring items in stock.
For guarantee Christmas delivery, order by mid-December. They ship in stock items within 3-5 business days.
Boxes, clothes, drinkware, oh my! Most bookies have a TBR that is out of control. Don’t know what a TBR is? Ask your bookie they’ll happily inform you. So their “Burry me next to my TBR” crew or hoodie is the perfect gift. Perfect. Gift.
Order by December 18th for guarantee Christmas delivery (unless otherwise stated on the product).
Want to make your bookie smile and jump for joy? Get them anything from My Secret Copy. I LOVE EVERYTHING in this store. Everything! These are the perfect stocking stuffers. Buy it all. I demand it!
Order by December 18th for First Class and by December 19th or Priority for Christmas Delivery.
These are in my forever Bookie gift guide. Everyone bookie needs a Book Beau. They fully protect your books on the go. It’s a necessity. That’s my story and I am sticking to it.
They also have an Amazon store. So check it out.
Special Edition Books
While LitJoy Crate is a monthly subscription box they also have a collection of special edition classic books. And they are GORGEOUS. I have the Pride & Prejudice one. Want to make a bookie happy? Get a special edition version of their favorite books.
Things we look for in special editions:
- First editions
- Book jackets with art on the inside
- Color edges
- Embossing and art on the actual book
Monthly Subscription Box
- Book of the Month: If your bookie just wants the book, then this is the subscription for them. Each month you get to choose from 5 books, and some are early releases. It’s $15 a month, any additional book is $10. I frigging love this subscription.
- Owlcrate: YA subscription with incredible special edition books, and tons of amazing swag. They also have a kids Owlcrate Jr box.
- LitJoyCrate: YA subscription with stunning classic special edition books. They also have a Magical Subscription.
- The Bookworm Box: Romance subscription, available for Adult and YA. They also have a section to buy autographed books.
- The Bookish Box: Available in Adult & YA. They also have gorgeous dust jackets, clothes, candles, pretty much anything you could this of.
Gift Cards to our favorite Indy BookStores
While we all love buying from Amazon and the big book retailers like Barnes & Noble, what really gets us going is spending money at our favorite independently owned bookstores.
Here are some of my personal favorite:
- Books of Wonder in NYC. The new Flatiron location is gorgeous! Also, hosts a bunch of virtual events.
- Little City Books in Hoboken, NJ
- Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego, CA. I found the store on the ‘gram during quarantine, and fell in love. Tons of awesome virtual events.
- The Strand, in NYC (Union Square)
- Word Bookstore in Jersey City, NJ
And that’s it! I hope these help you figure what to get the bookie is your life for Christmas.