I love Christmas – I start my shopping in January and now, just a week before Christmas, and I still have a few things to get. So whilst finishing up my shopping I’ve decided to share some ideas for gifts for book lovers in case anyone else is in the same boat and needing some inspiration for some last-minute gifts.
The the best thing about book hampers you put together yourself is that you can personalize them. They can be as big or as small as you like. The most important thing is to only include items that the person you’re giving it to will appreciate considering that you are tailoring the hamper for that person.
You can theme them. Things like a recipe book and some cookie cutters; a book and a DVD of the movie. You could even make up your own special ideas for particular books – I may have given my sister a towel and a copy of one of my favourite books, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
For a book hamper I made for a friend I included a copy of a book I thought she’d like, a coffee mug, some hot chocolate and a few chocolates that I know are her favourites. I put it all together in a handy tote that she could use as a library bag – or for anything really. Tote bags are fantastically handy.
Some other ideas of what to go into a book hamper – or could be gifted separately – are:
- book lights
- book ends
- hollow book
- book jewellery
- reading journal
- book clock
- e-reader/tablet covers
- gift cards – I think these are especially good to give if the recipient of your gift likes ebooks or audio books from audible or similar sites
- literary quote t-shirts
- tissues (if the book you’re gifting is a bit of a tear-jerker)
- Literary inspired cookbooks for the culinary adept
- magazine subscriptions,
This pretty much reads like a letter I would write to Santa – these are things I’d love to receive myself so they are things I would gift to others.
Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season 🙂