Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome people at The Broke and the Bookish
This week’s topic is: Holiday Gift Guide freebie
There’s a good chance that some of these products/shops might not be new to you, if you’re a book lover. But I like to feature small businesses. Especially bookish small businesses! Who knows, maybe you will find something to add to your holiday wishlist here!
Photos from the Owlcrate and Fairyloot sites.
Owlcrate image by @eviebookish | Fairyloot image by @readsleepfangirl
This is quite a big rabbit hole to fall down since there is so many amazing bookish subscription boxes out there. OwlCrate and FairyLoot seem to be some of the most popular and they are high on my wish list. There’s also specialty subscription boxes like Novel Tea Club, where you get a book, tea and goodies! There’s also MyBookBox where you can pick two different genres/age groups and get 2 books plus goodies! That one is perfect for bookworm mom’s! I’m super intrigued by the idea of Once Upon a Book Club Box. With that one you get a book and gifts with page numbers on them. Once you reach that page number you unwrap the gift. So fun! There’s so many to choose from. I can’t list them all, but I’ll list some below that I think look awesome.
Photos by In the Wick of Time & Highland Bluff Studio
This might be my new obsession. I’m just waiting until I’ve finished all my Christmas shopping and then I’m buying myself all the candles. 😉 You can find just about every fandom in a candle. But if you’re unsure about your recipient’s favorite squad you can get some fun bookish candles with names like Bookstore, Bibliophile, and Old Books. Here’s some of my favorite bookish candle shops:
Aren’t those adorable!? If your book lover recipient (or you) is a little obsessed with Harry Potter, Throne of Glass, Six of Crows, or any other fandom these bookmarks would be perfect! They’re useful and awesome. The bookmarks pictured are from Read and Wonder and NerdyGrlDesigns. Bookish Buttons also has fantastic magnetic bookmarks.
Aren’t the wooden bookmarks gorgeous?! Marked by Mary does custom wood burned bookmarks and one of those is very high on my wish list. She only stocks her shop every once in awhile, so follow her on Instagram or request an email update through Etsy. Midnight Alley Designs also has really creative wooden bookmarks. I love the Snape one! Ink and Wonder (not pictured) has some really wonderful ones as well.
This is another bookish product that I’ve been lusting after. It seems like most bibliophiles love coffee or tea. A warm drink goes perfectly with a book and a blanket. Evie Seo has so many amazing mugs in her shop. You must check it out! Bookworm Boutique has a lot of fun styles too!
There’s so many gorgeous bookish art prints out there! You can find prints inspired by so many amazing books. What book lover doesn’t want to show off their book love on their walls! The prints pictured are from Her Bookish Things and Evie Seo. You can also find really beautiful prints from Create Explore Read, Hollyvander’s, and I even have some printables in my shop. 😉
These Book Beaus seem to be crazy popular and it’s a pretty genius idea. All book lovers know the struggle of taking your book with you everywhere. What if the cover gets bent? What if something in your bag explodes on it? It can be scary out there for books. That’s where the Book Beau comes in. It’s a sleeve that fits your book perfectly. You can carry your book everywhere in it and no harm will come to it. You can find the Book Beau shop here.
Gift Card & Subscriptions
No bookworm will ever be disappointed with a gift card for books. A paid subscription like Audible is also a really great choice for some.
Readers always need bookmarks! So why not have fun ones? There’s lots of fabulous bookmarks out there like the bookmark legs from My Bookmark. If you like a more traditional bookmark there’s some wonderful shops like Little Paper Mama, Skinny Hues, Till and Dill, Behind the Pages, and Wonderflies.
Do you have anything you’d add to the list? Are any of these things on your holiday wishlist?