So I’m guessing you’re here because you need a gift pretty quickly. Maybe you’re part of the infamous procrastination nation (no judgment), or maybe you just had an overwhelming December (it’s okay, we’ve all been there).
It’s 11 days or less until Christmas, which yes, is…soon. I can’t guarantee anything (please don’t get mad at me if they don’t arrive on time), but all of the items below should ship with time to delight your favorite book lover. And all 15 things listed below — tote bags, sweatshirts, candles — are awesome gifts that your favorite bookworm will enjoy. This is important: they never have to know how close it all came!
But also, a word of calming reassurance: it will be okay, and if your gift runs late, your people will still love you. Trust me. Take a couple deep breaths with me…okay, now back to the gift-buying rush!
Go pick out some lovely gifts! This list has things for them to wear while reading, things for them to carry books in, things to keep their favorite drinks in, and things to help make their book nooks extra cozy this winter.
“Resistance” Tote Bag ($20): Get them this beautiful Jane Mount illustration on a canvas tote bag to carry their books around in!
Cloud Raindrop Earrings ($28): I own these rainy day earrings, and I love to wear them on stormy days while hidden indoors, reading and cozy.
Writing Gloves ($29): Get them a pair of gorgeous gloves printed with text from their favorite book, and their hands can stay warm while they write or read.
Leather Heart Bookmark ($7): Look at how cute these are!
Beautiful Bookish Necklace ($16): This shop has super fast shipping, and produces these beautiful, bookish necklaces featuring one of six book covers — or a custom one, if you send a photo!
Bookish coffee mug ($10): This “read more boooooooooks” mug is perfect for the bookworm in your life who loves horror, gothic, and all things Halloween.
Bookish Wine Glass ($17): Bookmarks are for quitters — real ones read the whole thing in one go! Get this fun, stemless wine glass for your friend who stays up too late reading.
Wood-wick Candle ($25): A beautiful soy candle with a crackling wooden wick that smells of sandalwood, patchouli, and leather.
Library Card Scarf ($42): Your favorite bookworm, teacher, or librarian will love this cute scarf!
Personalized Book Necklace ($36): Could this be any cuter? Just picture this around the neck of your favorite bookworm!
“F*** Off, I’m Reading” Socks ($14): I have and love these socks! They’re comfy, sassy, and really fun.
Pemberley Sweatshirt ($39): Get your favorite Jane Austen fan a souvenir from Mr. Darcy’s famous home.
World’s Greatest Bookstores postcards ($20): Get this gorgeous set of postcards featuring Bob Eckstein’s 50 illustrations of fantastic bookstores around the world.
Personal Library Kit ($25): Does your bookish friend lend out their books? If so, they might fall hard for this personal library kit!
The Cutest Mug/Candle Warmer ($26): Look at this! They have a couple cat design options as well as the bear one. Help keep their coffee warm as they read!
Need more ideas? Check out our 2022 holiday gift guide, and dig into more and more lists of great bookish and literary gifts.