Top 10 Gifts for Readers and Writers

Christmas is a wonderful time for lovers of literature.  You can finally get someone to read a book you love, request one (or more) from friends and family, or even give or receive a book-themed item.  Here are ten suggestions sure to make bibliophiles smile.

1.  Banned Books Bracelet. A beautiful way to show off your love of literature and provoke interesting conversations, this bracelet from The Literary Gift Company is stylish and smart. Consider pairing it with a couple of the books depicted for a memorable gift. Books featured on the bracelet include To Kill a Mockingbird, The Color Purple, Howl, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, among others.

2. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris. Released in 1997, this hysterical collection of essays by now-famous author David Sedaris will delight even the Grinchiest Grinch on your list. Darkly humorous yet full of relatable insights into the human condition, Sedaris captures both the love and the maddening spirit of the holiday season.

3.  The Book Lover’s Cookbook. If you have both a foodie and a book lover on your list, this is a fun and tasty gift. The authors, who are both chefs and book lovers, have included selections from a variety of novels, everything from Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest to Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. How about whipping up a delicious treat for your next book club meeting?

4.  Barnes and Noble Membership. At Barnes and Noble, you can get great savings all year…if you purchase a $25 membership. Consider paying for these great benefits for a friend or family member and give them the gift of savings for a full year!

5.  Peeramid Book Rest. Prop up your book comfortably wherever you are with this unique book rest.  Use the tassel to mark your place. Available in a variety of colors: burgundy, navy blue, and sage green, among others.

6.  Famous Faces Journals. If there is a writer and pop culture buff to shop for, you can’t go wrong with one of these whimsical journals. Choose from Audrey Hepburn, Dr. Spock, and Michael Jackson, among others.

7.  Go Away, I’m Writing Mug. Perfect for the published, aspiring, or humanities student on your list. Also available in Go Away, I’m Reading. No need to say anything, just point and grunt. Bah humbug.

8.  This American Life USB. Some of the best and most innovative writers in America are contributors to National Public Radio’s award-winning series This American Life: Michael Chabon, David Rakoff, and Junot Diaz, just to name a few. Enjoy these fabulous stories and rich voices as you luxuriate in 35 hours of programs.

9.  So Many Books, So Little Time Night Shirt. Give your favorite gal a gift she’ll love to put on and then go curl up with a good book

10.  Penguin Books Montage Tie. In 1935, Penguin Books revolutionized the publishing industry by distributing classics in affordable, paperback editions. Celebrate their lasting legacy with this attractive montage of some of Penguin’s most memorable titles.