Mother’s Day is fast approaching and so are the abundance of flowers and pink brimmed balloons declaring what we all know to be true: moms are amazing. If your mom is like mine—or like me—they love diving into a good book and enjoy being surrounded by all things literary. Here are the my top five bookish Mother’s Day gift options that every book-loving mom will enjoy!
This subscription box is one of my all-time favorite bookish Mother’s Day gifts! I gifted it to my own mom for the past few years and have gifted it to myself from my own children! You can choose from three different gift options (3, 6, or 12-month subscriptions) and send to the recipient electronically, or even print the optional Book of the Month card to present your gift. Each month, subscribers select from five different releases and if they don’t want to select a book for the month in question, they can skip a month and their subscription month rolls over. Currently, they are running a promotion where new subscribers receive a new book with code YESPLZ!
2. DIY Book Art
Simple and easy, select a quote from one of the recipient’s favorite novels and print and frame it for one of the most unique bookish Mother’s Day gifts. Take it a step further and recreate the print to look like a genuine book page: author and page number surrounding the quote. I selected quotes from East of Eden and had them enlarged as blueprints for less that three dollars at Office Depot before framing them with 24×36 discounted frames from Michaels!
Don’t have time to create your own book art? No problem! Litographs takes excerpts or entirety of your favorite novels and recreates them as wearable art or stunning prints to display on your walls. Their options for print are impressive; ranging from essays to science fiction to epic poetry printed on totes, shirts, scarves, and wall art. There is bound to be something for everyone. I was incredibly impressed with the quality of the Nancy Drew print I ordered for my mom, who recalled her own mom reading the series to her as a child.
Pair these fantastic library card coasters (available at Etsy shop TheTraveledLane) with a bottle of wine this Mother’s Day! Featuring Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harper Lee, and Lewis Carroll, these coasters will be a hit with any book lover. And be sure to check out TheTraveledLane shops’s other items, as the coasters are available featuring a variety of authors and the shop is overflowing with giftable literary goodness!
For the new mom or mom-to-be, grab these adorable matching Eric Carle Hungry Caterpillar wearable pieces, available at Out of Print. The shirts are available in adult, kid, and baby onesies so the entire family can get in on the bookish action! Hungry caterpillar not for you? Don’t worry! The site offers a multitude of mom and child matching clothing such as Corduroy, Clifford, Goodnight Moon, and many more!
What are your favorite bookish Mother’s Day gifts? Check out even more recommendations here.