Transport yourself to Alice in Wonderland's madcap tea party, Sherlock Holmes' study, Jane Eyre's ambrosial rose garden, or an ivy-filled escape out of Pride & Prejudice with Callie Meaney's bookish candles. Named for the locations in literary classics, these soy candles evoke the book's most memorable moments as they ignite your imagination. Custom blended fragrances let you get lost in a book by adding an irresistible new layer of intrigue. Choose from four, fantastic fragrances. Hand-poured i
The journey between the covers of a good book can lead you through all kinds of unexpected places. This playful set of bookends from designer Eric Gross celebrates that spirit of adventure. Hand cut from carbon steel, it captures the silhouette of a mother giraffe reaching out to nuzzle her baby with a neck that grows longer and longer with each book you're ready to digest. Handmade in Kentucky.
A group of craftsmen in India is trying to help you find your glasses. This hand-carved wooden statuette is perfect for holding your glasses when you're not using them. No more searching around blindly, or trying to remember where you last put them down. And this friendly face also has a story to tell: it was created by HSSS, a non-profit in India that helps underprivileged artisans, who suffer hardships with physical handicaps, illiteracy, extreme poverty, or being in lower castes, find markets
From the misty shores of Maine to the park down the road, you never know where a good book--or bike ride, for that matter--can take you. Celebrate the journey a few pages or pedals can inspire with this charming set of bookends, handmade by Eric Gross from carbon steel and then painted to resemble a cycling silhouette. Handmade in Brooks, Kentucky.
Honor the wise words of the Founding Fathers with this stylishly geeky rocks glass printed with script from the Constitution of the United States. It pays tribute to the foundation of American government while bringing the formula for freedom to your home bar. This glass makes a great gift for any history buff, teacher, or adherent of the American dream. Made in Virginville, Pennsylvania. Make it a collection with the Declaration of Independence Glass and Democracy Coasters - Set of 4.
As if the owl needed any more help looking like a smarty pants, this wise winged figure wears your glasses when you don't have to. Using a single piece of sheesham wood, Fair Trade artisans in India hand carve the richly finished owl, making him a charming piece of decor on his own or when rocking your signature specs. A small hook in the back keeps your glasses right where you left them, eliminating the daily blurry-eyed search for your favorite frames. Handmade in India. Visit the blog to lear
Innovation, commitment to quality, and a passion for time-honored craftsmanship; this is the spirit that inspired brewers Eberhard Anheuser and Adolphus Busch to create the iconic Budweiser® brand. Now, you can celebrate this uniquely American spirit of success and innovation with the Budweiser Legacy Bookends Collection, available only from The Bradford Exchange. Your striking collection begins with Issue One, Clydesdales on Parade. Next to arrive will be Issue Two, The Anheuser Eagle, and soo
If his favorite Sunday activity is watching the big game in his lucky jersey, this play-by-play book will take his team spirit to the next level. Huddle up and enjoy this personalized sports trivia collection that retraces the history of your recipient's favorite NFL team through beautifully reprinted coverage from The New York Times's archives. As they flip through historic pages, they'll go back to their team's glory days, catch highlights of the most newsworthy games, and go head to head with
Bookend the school year by presenting your teacher with a token of your appreciation. A to Z Bookends that are both practical and aesthetically appealing. A memento for an English teacher with the initials ?AZ,? or for a mentor who deserves a special gift.
Blackouts, dark alleys, and spooky campsites -- he made light of any situation. This hands-free, clippable lantern is lit by a powerful, usb rechargeable battery for up to 52 hours of light or a backup boost to your phone. With a 360 degree stand and three lighting modes, it's a handy headlamp, lantern, and bike light all in one compact design. Made in China. Will the Portable Charger & Light outshine and overpower the other guys? Find out on our blog.
Bubble baths are one of life’s greatest pleasures. Few things feel as relaxing and deliver the kind of head-to-toe renewal like a big tub full of pleasant smells and sudsy water. On the other hand, few things spoil that bubbly bliss like dumping your white wine into the water or watching your new book sink into oblivion. Now you can save someone you care about from bathtime disasters with the gift of this Aquala Bathtub Caddy.
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Your Essential Guide to Gift Shopping for Well-Read Readers
There are more people - and more bookworms - in the world than a generation ago, but now there are volumes of options for readers. Does your book lover want to unwrap a hardcover book? Is your reader an e-book convert? And what about all the non-book gifts for our beloved readers? Where do you even begin researching gifts for avid readers? Consider us your librarian in the gift section and we'll lead you to the right spot to hunting down perfect gifts for any readers.
Traditional or Digital
One of the first questions you want to ask (and sleuth out if you don’t know) is whether your reader likes the traditional hardcover or paperback books — or prefers reading e-books on a tablet.
Can you pinpoint your reader’s favorite genre of book? If not, sleuth around to find out whether you should be shopping in nonfiction memoirs or fiction mysteries. A great place to start is checking your reader’s bookshelf. See if you can find their Amazon wishlist, or ask your reader’s spouse about what’s bookmarked on the nightstand.
Is your reader a generous soul when it comes to lending out good books to friends? Then think on gifts to help keep track of the back-and-forth of books (like personalized bookplates), so borrowed books make their way back.
If you can’t pinpoint a book title you know your reader will love, think on more unique gifts for readers. Your book lover would probably appreciate accessories and accents for the home that channel a literary vibe or feature a book-theme pattern.
Maybe you’ve watched her read with less-than-adequate light for a long while. Or maybe your spouse keeps you awake with a bedroom light on, and you wish he had some book light to read in bed. Think about your where your reader reads and how easy it is to see (maybe give the gift of better lighting). After all, your reader needs good eyes!
Find out if your reader is someone who often totes books around for work or pleasure (books for school, books for the book club, books to drop off at the library). A sturdy bag or tote for carrying all those books could be a simple gift that solves problems.
When searching for Christmas gifts for readers, think about how your reader organizes books at home. Are there book stacks and piles on shelves? Could the books use some bookends or organizing? Look for solutions to organize your reader’s collection of books.
Want gift ideas for other well-read people in your life?