Bookish ideas for your totally lit friend

Bookish ideas for your totally lit friendEtsy

Novels, cookbooks and lit-inspired homewares: we've got your bookish pal's Christmas gift nailed. 

Getting something truly special for the literature afficionados you hold dear can become a tricky guessing game: "Do you think they would read that? I know they read the first one in the trilogy, do you think they already have the sequel? I feel like I've seen this cover somewhere at her place before...Or maybe not?" Our special gift guide is here to help you avoid disappointing presents and sligtly less-than-exciting gift cards. 

1. The Coffee Table Book

A good hardback book: slightly more indulging from a price-point aspect and less likely to be already in the possession of your someone special, this always looks a million bucks under the Christmas tree. Alternative options include cook books, beautifully illustrated children's books and books about...books. 

Useless Magic, Florence Welsh, €28, Easons 

Annie Leibovitz at Work, Annie Leibovitz, €27.95, Easons

Blazing a Trail, Sarah Webb and Lauren O'Neill, €12.74, Easons

The Currabinny Cookbook, by James Kavanagh €18.74, Easons

SNEAK PEEK: READ AN EXTRACT FROM CURRABINNY COOKBOOK : Asparagus and Smoked Rainbow Trout with a Herb Sauce Recipe For a Light Lunch

2. The Fashion Piece

Get them a piece of their favourite novel or author to spice up their outfits and carry with them at all times.

Virginia Woolf gift set£28,

Disney, Mary Poppins' silhouette, €59, Pandora 

Pride & Prejudice book scarf, €42.48, Storiarts

Book clutch, from €96,09, 

Typewriter socks$12, Out of Print

3. The Interiors Gift

Quotes and literary-inspired prints, whether on walls or cushions, make for thoughtful gifts and can transform a souless house into a cozy home. Especially when they are paired with a library-scented candle!

Slaughterhouse 5 print50, One Strong Arm 

James Joyces print, €25, Gary Reddin at Jam Art Factory 

Bookish pillow, from €23,79,

"Library" scented candle€30, Byredo at 24 Sèvres. 

4. Stationary.

Luckily enough, book worms tend to appreciate anything paper related. You can't really go wrong with notebooks, diaries or reading-tracker journals. My favourite is this personalized stamp, just to make sure that the books I lend don't go wander for too long...


Personalized book stamp34.17, Bloomfield & Rolfe on

2019 weekly planner book

2019 weekly planner book

2019 weekly planner book, €18, Badly Made Books

Duffy Bookbinders notebook, €10, Duffy Bookbinders on

Literary listography by Lisa Nola, €12,22, Book Depository

5. Stocking Fillers. 

Maximum effect for minimum budget: those bookish stocking fillers are thoughftul attentions that will delight any book enthusiast.

Book lover pin£7.00,

Penguin Books Mug, £8.99,

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