Why do we always rely on books when it comes to giving gifts? Is it because books are the best friends of book lovers? – Well. But doesn’t it give weird anxiety when it comes to choosing a book by crossing the fingers and hoping they haven’t read it yet? So, it’s time to stop relying on books. Let’s read about 5 gifts for book lovers that are not books.
I don’t know what excites a reader and bibliophile to turn pages than an aesthetic-looking bookmark. Bookmark sure is an amazing alternative to a book as a birthday gift or a surprise in general. You can buy them a bookmark, and if you want them to remember you and the gift, you can make bookmarks for them as well. There are several kinds of bookmarks – string, metal, ribbon, embroidered or you can even customize it as per the taste of your loved one.
Books and Cat Clothing
Isn’t it weird how almost every book lover is weak for animals, especially cats? Well, I am one of them for sure. In case, you want to give a gift that they will adore, a clothing item is something you should consider – a shirt of their favorite animals, a fictional character, or a quote from their favorite book. Or, you can always be a tiny bit extra and gift them a customized shirt of their favorite author or an acute or moody picture of their pets.
Well, be it scrolling pictures through Pinterest or talking about websites and small stores on Instagram, any bibliophile or aesthete is a sucker for scented candles. I mean, can you deny a scented candle that has different scents and colors – like lavender, eucalyptus, or vanilla. The scented candle just sets the mood of a writer and a reader, as it provides the aesthetic cottage core castle feelings. You can gift them their favorite flavored scented candle and there are more than a few Instagram stores that create scented candles with unique names. If you could gift them an amazing scented candle they might as well shed a few tears.
Have you ever met a book lover who is not obsessed with coffee or tea? All they need is just a good mug of warm coffee or iced Americano, and that is it, they are on a journey towards a few chapters of Jane Austen or Shakespeare. You can always gift those mugs of Gryffindor or Slytherin, well there is entire merchandise of Rowling’s most notable Harry Potter and there is scarcely any bibliophile who doesn’t love Harry Potter. Customizing mugs of a favorite quote or favorite picture of their author also sounds appealing.
Have you ever considered literary postcards instead of books as a gift? I mean, come on if your friend is a book lover, it will not take them a minute to guess that they would be getting another book as a gift. Literary postcards are small but special things to keep on the study table or to decorate the walls to create a perfect library ambiance. It consists of pictures of different authors, fictional characters, drawings, and motivational quotes – you will have a lot of options to choose from.