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9 Gifts Every Book Lover Needs in Their Life

Deck the halls with boughs of epic, book nerdy goodness because it’s the most magical time of the year! (I mean…have you seen our holiday box?!) 

We love the holidays because it gives us an excellent excuse to do all the book pushing to our friends and family: “Here you go! Now you HAVE to read this book that I’ve been recommending to you for ages because now you have your very own copy! No excuses!”

But what will your friends and family give to a book lover like you? Get ready to *hint hint nudge nudge* and leave this link on all of their computers and devices because once you go through this list, you’re going to be like “WHY DON’T I HAVE THIS ALREADY?!”

 

9 Gifts Every Book Lover Needs In Their Life

 

1. ALL THE BOOKISH SOCKS

Let’s be honest. It’s sweater + socks + cozy season and all book lovers need to deck themselves out in all the bookish merch. When Target unveiled their 12 Days of Harry Potter Socks collection, WE GASPED. How could we go on without representing one of the best fandoms of all?! Keep those toes toasty and make Dobby proud with this amazing set of socks. Side-note: We hear this one is quite in demand so you better act quick!

Get a set of the Harry Potter socks here! 

 

2. AUTHOR SIGNED EDITIONS 

There’s nothing quite like a signed edition of a favorite book to add to your bookshelf. Owning a book that has been personally touched and handled by our favorite authors?! Yes, please! Black Friday might be over but Barnes & Noble still has a ton of signed editions available in stores so definitely check them out! Shout-out to two of our faves: THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas and ONE DARK THRONE by Kendare Blake.

Check out all the signed editions they have here! 

 

3. BOOKISH ENAMEL PINS

So, we’re not sure how the enamel pin craze began but we have fully embraced it and have decked out all our gear in bookish pins. Gotta represent! We’re particularly fond of the Book Lovers Club Pin from The Clever Clove. Official members FOR LIFE.

Check out the collection of bookish pins! 

 

4. RED QUEEN COLLECTOR’S EDITION GIFT SET

This one is for the Scarlett Guard! Have you seen the gorgeous collector’s edition of Red Queen?! It is electrifying and we are absolutely obsessed. Six pieces of full-color fan art! An inside look at the Scarlett Guard! Red-stained pages! It’s just too beautiful for words.

And guess what? Books-a-Million put together the ultimate gift set for it. In addition to the Red Queen Collector’s Edition hardcover, there’s also fan art, a bookmark, and a Fizzy Fairy Apothecary bath bomb with a crown charm. It’s really the perfect gift for a fan of the Red Queen series.

Get the Red Queen Collector’s Edition gift set here! 

 

5. BOOKISH BANNERS

If you don’t believe that books are magic, what are you even doing here?! The Books are Magic bookstore opened earlier this year in Brooklyn, New York and it is a magical place. Aside from the amazing collection of books, there is a ton of swag that must be purchased. Our fave is the BOOKS ARE MAGIC pennant banner and we will promptly be buying a whole set to decorate everyone’s rooms/dorms/offices/etc with.

Get a Books Are Magic banner here! 

New banners from @rayoandhoney 💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥

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6. PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING FROM OBVIOUS STATE

This one is for the book lover that loves their classics. All! The! Literary! Goodies! If you want to fall into a rabbit hole of visually stunning and elegant black and white designs, Obvious State is the place to go and you can get everything from art prints to candles to mugs to calendars, and more!

Check out the whole Obvious State collection! 

"It powders all the wood. It fills with alabaster wool the wrinkles of the road.” – Emily Dickinson || We’re excited to introduce our gift collections and announce our annual holiday sale (details in bio & stories). Our winter 2018 collection is inspired by the words of Emily Dickinson, Lucy Maud Montgomery & Shakespeare, and includes a gift box (seen above), limited edition candles (!), a 2018 calendar, a poetry greeting card and more. Tap the link in our profile to view the collection, and tag a friend below for a chance to win one of the first ten holiday boxes! We’ll announce winners on Friday afternoon. International entrants welcome. Good luck! UPDATE: Congrats to the ten winners! @blackbookspage & @farissadrawnbybooks @toniann1970 @hippiechickreads @writinglaraferrari & @stacey.lloyd @thetirelessreader & @_10000reasons @bookplaits & @sanne_reads

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7. OWLCRATE BOX

A book lover is always looking for a new book to read. So why not a book box subscription?! There are a TON out on the market and each one has an awesome unique spin. We’re going to spotlight two of them here for you today because WE GOT YOU THE HOOK-UP.

First up is OwlCrate! The most notable and special thing about OwlCrate is that they have exclusive editions of books and bookish goodies in each one of their boxes! We love getting a new book with a special cover (and hey, if we really love the book, we’ll go out and get the regular edition too!) and there’s just something awesome about not being able to get it anywhere else. Oh and the hook-up we mentioned? You can get 15% off a new subscription with the promo code “EPIC” so get to it!

Get a subscription to OwlCrate here! 

Here is the full unboxing of my November @owlcrate this box was a stunner as always. My favorite is the exclusive hat such a great winter item. I also love the journal designed by @stellabookishart • • Don’t want to miss out of the other exclusives Owlcrate has in store? Make sure to order you December box “Seize the Day” this is a contemporary novel about friendship and the theater! • Use my code SHIZZLE to get 15% off your first subscription or gift order. 🙌🏻🙌🏻👏🏼❤️ #owlcrate • • #bookstagram #book #read #reads #reading #booknerd #bibliophile #bookworm #bookphotography #booklove #booklover #bookshelf #bookquote #bookadditct #fangirl #bookish #bookcover #bookworms #vsco #bookstgramfeature #bookaholic #harrypotter #christmas #grisha

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8. ONCE UPON A BOOK CLUB BOX

As we mentioned above, book boxes are the best! The cool thing about the ONCE UPON A BOOK CLUB box is that it’s a full-on unique reading experience for the book that is featured. Each gift item included is marked with a page number and is connected to the story to really bring the book to life! We love that everything inside corresponds to the book and that it adds a different element to the usual way we read.

And again, we got you the hook-up. Use the promo code “EPIC” to get 15% off the first box!

Get a subscription to the Once Upon a Book Club box! 

It’s time to reveal the November YA book! . “Dare Mighty Things” by Heather Kaczynski. . SUMMARY: . THE RULES ARE SIMPLE: You must be gifted. You must be younger than twenty-five. You must be willing to accept the dangers that you will face if you win. . Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Gupta’s entire life has been leading up to this—the opportunity to travel to space. But to secure a spot on this classified mission, she must first compete against the best and brightest people on the planet. People who are as determined as she to win a place on a journey to the farthest reaches of the universe. . Cassie is ready for the toll that the competition will take; the rigorous mental and physical tests designed to push her to the brink of her endurance. But nothing could have prepared her for the bonds she would form with the very people she hopes to beat. Or that with each passing day it would be more and more difficult to ignore the feeling that the true objective of the mission is being kept from her. . As the days until the launch tick down and the stakes rise higher than ever before, only one thing is clear to Cassie: she’ll never back down . . . even if it costs her everything. . . We do have extras of this box in our “Shop” page on the website! . #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #daremightythings #epicreads #bibliophile #ilovebooks #ya #yafiction #bibliophile #onceuponabookclubbox

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9. EPIC READS HOLIDAY BOX

We couldn’t end the list without a shout-out to our FIRST EVER HOLIDAY GIFT BOX! This epic box is packed with a hardcover book (you get to choose from three of our faves!), a signed bookplate from the author of your chosen book, a book shimmy tote bag, a pair of “IF YOU CAN READ THIS, BRING ME MY BOOK” socks, and a postcard from yours truly. We’re pretty proud of the awesomeness in this box so if this catches your eye, add it to your wish list. Note that this isn’t a subscription box, just a limited-edition box we curated for the holidays!

Get an Epic Reads Holiday Box here while supplies last! 

 

Okay, now that you’ve seen everything you need to have in your life ASAP, send this link to everyone you know with a winky face so they know what they must do 😉

And if you have any suggestions to add to the list, tell us in the comments below!


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