Top Ten Tuesday is weekly prompt run by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish.
I got myself a one month subscription of OwlCrate earlier this year, and it was a lovely treat. So I know getting the booklover in your life this or any other bookish subscription box (even if it’s a one time thing), will be appreciated. Usually you receive a book and various other book merch goodies like bookmarks, candles, art, and knick knacks that will help decorate the ever growing shelves.
I’ve never purchased one of these before but I have seen them in stores and sniffed their whimsical fragrances, so I do know that these are a wonderful gift idea (or any other bookish themed candle, frankly). We love to sniff our candles.
When we’re not hoarding books, we build up a collection of awesome bookmarks…and we can never have enough. Find out your booklover’s favorite author or series, or even just a theme they enjoy, and then go crazy. Anything from cats to quotes, with sparkles and tassels and cascades of ribbons, we like them all.
Make sure your book lover doesn’t already have the one you’re thinking of, in a nonchalant sort of way. These are a fun way to decorate the shelves and show off our fandoms. Plus they are adorable.
It’s nice to have something to listen to while reading or writing, and there’s really nothing better than an epic soundtrack to fuel the creative juices. It’s even better when there are little to no lyrics to distract us. Try something like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, or even orchestra groups like Two Steps From Hell and Audiomachine.
Something to decorate the shelves or wall with, an inspirational (but not too cheesy) quote is always nice to have. And when they look at it, they’ll most likely think of you.
If you know what they like and what they don’t have, getting a boxset of their favorite written series is always a lovely surprise. These can be a bit more on the expensive side, though.
If you’re not sure what books they like, but you do know that they love to write, a journal is always a great gift idea. I do like being able to pick out my own from time to time, but when I receive one unexpectedly it does not go to waste.
These are gorgeous on the shelves or amidst curtains and they are not too much of a hassle to put up, usually running on battery power. They are also tiny enough to fit in tight spaces, all while being less of a fire hazard than clunky, old christmas lights.
And hey, if you don’t know what to get them, you can never go wrong with a giftcard.