I don’t know about you, but I’ve already started my Christmas shopping. Supply chain issues are moving the holiday gift buying timeline up for a lot of us, so I wanted to help you out by providing some gift ideas for the readers in your life. (Or you can add them to your own wish list!)
This year, I thought I’d highlight products from some of the talented makers on Etsy. Many of these items are made to order, so be sure to order soon.
Here, in no particular order, are ten Etsy gifts bookworms are sure to love. (Click on the product name above the photo to visit the Etsy web page.)
I would buy this candle just for the awesome name. The candle comes in numerous delicious scents like apple cider donut, Georgia peach, and lavender sandalwood. You can also choose from three sizes.
These customized, book-shaped earrings are really cool. You can get your favorite book cover made into earrings or choose from twelve existing designs. This is definitely an item you should order early.
These four coasters are a nostalgic tribute to old school libraries. Each coaster has a different library due date card on it, for books like Black Beauty and Anne of Green Gables.
These pretty resin bookmarks contain real flowers, and you can personalize them by adding someone’s name in gold letters. This would make a nice stocking stuffer. The bookmarks ship from London, so consider delivery times if you want this by the holidays.
This clever poster contains knowledge every book lover possesses, such as what to use for bookmarks (I used to use receipts and clothing price tags) and the cycle of a book hangover. You can choose from three sizes, and although the photo shows the poster mounted on wood, it’s really just a nice paper poster.
This customized product is made from recycled books that the shop members fold into words (for example, your name). I really like this one and it reminds me of the post I did a few years ago about book sculpting. The pricing varies depending on the number of letters you want folded into the pages, and the shop owner warns that they need up to two weeks to finish each book. (I just noticed this item is out of stock. Check back later to see if they add more inventory.)
This might be my favorite – I love the look of Edison bulbs! And what book hoarder lover doesn’t need bookends? You can choose brass or silver sockets, and wood tone options include rustic oak, red mahogany, and weathered.
This would make a perfect stocking stuffer! The aluminum charm is stamped with the image of books and is attached to a one-size-fits-all brown hemp cord.
Abibliophobia is the fear of running out of books. Heaven forbid! You can choose either a sweatshirt or a hoodie, and it comes in eight different colors.
These book-shaped soaps are adorable! They come in packs of two and you can choose from five colors and five scents, including the mysterious “library” scent. I wonder what that smells like? You can also get unscented soap.
These are just some of the many unique products you can find on Etsy. Thanks to Michaela, a first-class bookworm, for doing the research.
PS – I have two Etsy shops of my own:
Fold Hearted – Origami gifts and printable paper – I run this with my righthand gal and chief paper folder, Alison.
Kitty Oliver Paper Designs – Digital, printable scrapbook paper – designing scrapbook paper is my new, addictive hobby. I’m especially pleased with my three Christmas paper packs.