Gifting Ideas for your Bibliophile Friends

After I wrote the Diwali gifting ideas for your friends and relatives, it struck me that I hadn’t added anything for the book-lovers. I decided that they need a list of their own to do proper justice to them. Merely selecting the latest copy of Chetan Bhagat or Durjoy Dutta or a plain Jane pen set is the saddest thing you can do to them. Being a complete book lover myself, I have compiled a list of six amazing gifting solutions for them bookworms there (I also secretly hope some of my relatives read this and give me something from here  )



1) Box sets – If you read the previous post, it should come as no surprise that I’ve a huge fan of boxed sets. This is going to be a tad bit expensive but it makes for a really amazing gift. Snoop around the bookshelves of your friend’s or loved one’s bookshelf and learn about their taste in books or if you already know what their favourite childhood author or books were. I had a friend gift me my childhood favourite, Enid Blyton’s “The Naughtiest Girl” series and they are my most treasured gifts. These make for a nice option for young kids who are learning to read story books.
Bonus – If you can find a rare or special hardbound edition of their favourite book, nothing gets better.
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2) Book Ends – Book Ends make for a great addition to any bookshelf. If your mates doesn’t have a proud bookshelf to showcase their prized books, gift them these to arrange and display their precious books. My bookshelf is overflowing and I could do with a set of these to arrange the ones scattered all around my study table (cue- somebody please get me these! )
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3) Stationery – If you’re not sure about your friends’ taste in books (which is quite shameful) but don’t want to give a boring gift, a safe bet would be giving them amazing stationery. A friend of mine knowing my love for unusual and pretty wrapping papers once gifted me a huge assorted bundle of sheets in every print possible – glitter, screen printed, velvet paper, handmade paper and so many more. Needless to say my day was made. A look and feel of them instantly cheers the five year old in me who can’t help jumping at the sight of cute stationery. A handmade journal would be a great gift if your friend is into scribbling musings or writing poems.

4) Fandom Merchandise – Is your bibliophile friend a part of any fandom (both TV and book) – Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, A Song of Fire and Ice / Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad being some of the most popular ones? The best idea is to get them customised merchandise from with quirky quotes and fun prints. A tee which shouts “bibliophile” is not a very bad idea either!
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5) Calligraphy Pen Sets –  Calligraphy pen sets and equipment is the best thing you can ever gift a calligraphy enthusiast or if your friend is into doodling and penmanship. These don’t come really cheap, so be assured your friend will be over the moon if you help them add to their collection (and yes, every single one of them is a hoarder). Most of my close friends know my love for calligraphy and gift me fancy stuff every now and then (yep, I have the best lot of friends!)
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6) Book Clutches – If your friend is a female and love her bags, there is no gift better than combining her favourite two things – book and bags into thee fabulously stylish book clutches she can carry along with her everywhere she goes. Brownie points to be scored considering these aren’t very common and you won’t find every second person carrying one.
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I hope you are prepared to pamper your book loving friends on their birthday or just randomly surprise them with gift they won’t stop gushing about!


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2 Responses

  1. Kinkinee Kinkinee says:

    Book cluthches
    I need them

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