I love finding book-related gifts that appeal to readers and writers. Books are such an important part of my life, and I know they enrich others’, too. Below are some of the recent things I’ve found.
Longtime readers of this blog will know that I love bookplates–especially with characters from my favorite children’s books. So I was delighted to find this Dr. Seuss bookplate. 20 bookplates for $2.99
I often make notes about books while I read them, if the book is really well written, if I’m trying to read as a writer, or if I’m reading it for review. So this pen-holder and bookmark combination really appeals to me. And the price is great–$3.99. They come in mulitple colors: purple, blue, red, orange, green, and grey.
Like writing or editing with pencils, but don’t like sharpening them? Or just like the look of classic lead pencils? Then these mechanical pencils might appeal to you. Sold it sets of 4, they use 5 mm lead. For some reason, they totally appeal to me. I doubt I’m alone in that, since a lot of writers and readers I know love to spend lots of time in stationary stores! $9.00 for a set of 4.
I love this book-themed coffee table! To me, it’s perfect for a real book fan or writer. It’s a bit pricey at $149–but definitely something I’m salivating over. I could see it fitting into many book lovers’ and writers’ homes.
Promoting reading with Dr. Seuss stickers–what could be better? 120 stickers for $1.99. Yep, you guessed it–I want some of these. 🙂
These book coasters may appeal to book lovers and writers alike. The resin coasters are shaped to look like mini books, with protective cork inserts. $32.
Don’t like to keep your CDs or DVDs in full view? Prefer the look of books? Then you might like this CD/DVD book cabinet, with its false book front. It holds 120 CDs or DVDs, and is $129. Not quite my style–I like my DVDs viewable–but it might appeal to you.
Doodleframe from Umbra
This will appeal to artistic types, people who like to doodle, draw, and write–a sketchpad picture frame with 80 pages, where you can doodle or draw your own images on the frame. $16 (US), $19 (CAN), £15.50 (UK).
Read a book in the bath – Aquala Bathtub Caddy from Umbra
Like to read in the tub, but don’t want to risk dropping your book in the water? Know someone who likes to read in the tub? Then this might be perfect for you. It’s made from bamboo (a highly renewable resource), and has a fold-away book support and slot for a wine glass. $42 US.
For writers and creative types, those who love words and plays on words, and those who love tea, this mug will be appealing. Creativi-tea combines creativity and drinking tea, and features a purple interior with a quote: “Creativi‑tea: Having more creative ability while drinking tea.” There is also Tranquili‑tea, Simplici‑tea, Sinceri‑tea, Sereni‑tea, and prosperi‑tea, each with a different colored interior and quote. Normally $11.99 each, right now they are a dollar less.
On each spread, you turn a wheel to read a poem, and look at the elaborote, magical pop-ups–a bird’s nest, a hollow log, flowers and plants. By designer David Pelham. $17.81
Dr. Seuss is a classic favorite. He definitely wrote and illustrated a lot of favorites of mine. These pens may appeal to writers and book lovers alike. Each pen can write in 6 colors. Set of 12 for
Want a slightly more adult Dr. Seuss pen? These retractable ball point pens celebrate some of the most well-known Dr. Seuss books–Green Eggs and Ham; The Cat In the Hat; Horton Hears a Who; Yertle the Turtle; $6.49 for 12.
Dr. Seuss mini memo pads
And how can you buy a Dr. Seuss pen without a miniature memo pad? (grinning) $0.99
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