The tree is up and decorated, Christmas lights have taken over my house and the Christmas novels and mugs have come out.
As my favourite time of year approaches, I, like everyone else am Christmas shopping. I want to continue my tradition of doing a ‘book lovers’ gift guide (a writing themed one will come later in the week.)
If you’re still looking for a gift for the bookworm in your life, I hope the suggestions below may prove to be the perfect present.
First of all, for anyone you know (or for yourself as it is Christmas gift buying law that you should buy a present for yourself,) that is a fan of Twilight. It’s been ten years since the first film was released and to mark this occasion, a 11 DVD box set has been released (or 6 discs if you prefer Bluray.)
The Twilight Complete Collection 10th Anniversary Special edition includes the four movies and their bonus content. It also includes an additional three hours of bonus content including ‘Twilight Tour: Ten years on’ which is a tour around the filming locations with a cast member. As well as this, there are cast interviews, a red carpet feature and a talk with Stephanie Meyer.
It is the perfect Christmas present for any Twilight fan.
(The Twilight Complete Collection 10th Anniversary Special edition is out now on DVD and Bluray.)
I had a chance to briefly visit the British Library recently. Having never been before, I absolutely fell in love with the building. Having a look at their shop online, they have many things that would make perfect gifts for readers.
One thing I did pick up on my visit was The Christmas Card Crime. It is a collection of stories that explores the darker side of the festive season (I love this cover too.)
Other products include homeware and stationery. Letters To My Future Self caught my eye. This is a great idea and would make a lovely stocking filler.
One of my favourite things for this time of year is the opportunity to wear my Christmas jumpers. Exclusive to the British Library, how about this festive, literary Christmas jumper? I know I want it. It looks very cozy.
Novel Beginnings looks is a quiz that is up my street. This is a deck of first lines from novels. With forty eight cards in total, the first line is on one side of the card.
The title is on the other side with a brief explanation to why it and its author are noteworthy.
This looks fantastic and is available from The Literary Gift Company.
I love the idea of book subscriptions. The Willoughby Book Cub has this kids book subscription available. It’s perfect for children between 4-12 years of age. You can choose between a three, six or twelve month subscription and it is personalised to the recipients tastes whether it’s action, mystery, adventure.
Experts will hand pick a title each month to fit the requirements.
As well as this one, they offer subscriptions for young adult novels, classics, gardening and cooking. They also have a subscription for books suitable for babies.
The book club also donate a book to Book Aid International for every subscription sold.
The final thing in my little gift guide is this watercolour quote print which features one of my favourite quotes by C.S Lewis; ‘you can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.’
You can buy it framed or unframed from Bookishly. It can also be personalised.
See this item at www.bookishly.co.uk
Which out of these would you like to get? Let me know in the comments below.
Novel Kicks is a blog for story tellers and book lovers.