Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Holiday Gifts for Book Lovers

Kerry Hammond is here today to suggest some great gift ideas for the bibliophile on your list.

I love the holidays, but they can be stressful. Trying to choose the right gifts for everyone on your list can be a daunting task. I love everything book related, especially mysteries, and am always on the lookout for new and exciting gift items. I thought I would share a few with you, just in case you may need some inspiration.

I am an old school bibliophile, and I prefer to read books in print form. I use a Kindle sparingly, and usually as a backup. Therefore, I absolutely love libraries. I find the old card catalog concept nostalgic and can still remember the librarian stamping the due date on the card when I checked out a book. If those things give you a warm fuzzy (pun intended since some of the gift items are also warm and fuzzy) you may have someone on your list who could use either these library catalog socks, or scarf. The scarf was out of stock at the time I wrote this blog, but you can enter your email address and be notified when it’s available again. Out of Print also has cute tote bags, mugs, and notepads with the same design.

Bas Bleu catalog is a great go-to place for book lovers. One of my favorite catalog items is the Nancy Drew book cover jigsaw puzzle. This 1,000 piece puzzle will provide hours of entertainment for the lucky recipient.

Ok, so I see I have a scarf theme, but I can’t help it. They’re great cold weather gifts, and many of them are unisex. This Sherlock Holmes scarf and writing glove set is a bit on the feminine side, though. I actually own both the scarf and the gloves and can attest that they’re well-made and wonderful. If you check out the store on Etsy, you will see that they offer a wide variety of authors to choose from.

And for the mystery lover who has everything, perhaps one of these cute little meerkats will work. You can choose Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot. These are available through Acorn Catalog, which has some of the greatest gifts out there. They have a lot of British items that I love too.

Happy holidays. I hope you find the perfect gifts for all of the book lovers on your list this year.