07 November, 2013

Christmas Gifts for Writers and Book-Lovers

Back in March I wrote a post about The Literary Gift Company and some of the wonderful things they sell. As we are approaching Christmas - or at least, the Christmas shopping season - I thought I'd help you out again with five more ideas of what to get the special writer in your life. [I'm not one to drop hints but, following my last post, one of my lovely blogging friends did send me one of the gifts I mentioned, and I received another couple for my birthday. Just sayin'.]

I've tried to pick five different websites this time - though many of the gifts can be found on many of the websites and each site is worth a good long browse! With each, I've also included another gift found on the same site. Any of these tickle your fancy?

For the arty one. Set of three cool prints of authors. £35. You can choose which three you have from: Sylvia Plath, Allen Ginsburgh, William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde. By Lucy Loves This at Not On The High Street. Also available: 642 Things to Write About Journal (notebook full of great writing prompts). £17 by Deservedly So.

For the perfectionist. Grammar Grumble mug (one of a set of six). Teach people to talk proper as you drink. £7.95 (whole set is £39.95). From The Literary Gift Company. Also available: adult and children's book cover t-shirts, such as this Charlotte's Web one. £19.95.

For the tea-lover. Novel Teas - individual teabags of English Breakfast Tea, each with a literary quotation. £7.90 for a box of 25. From Writer's Gifts. Also available: Shakespeare's Insults A5 notebook (because what says Christmas more than a book covered in quotations such as, "The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes"?) £4.50.
 
For the dreamer. Secret Garden necklace - a key and a rose, accompanied by the quotation "If you look the right way you can see that the whole world is a garden." £14 from Literary Emporium. (This is one of an extensive set of necklaces each with a quotation from authors as varied as Edward Lear, Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, Wordsworth, Lewis Carroll.... and many more.) Also available: iPhone case with JRR Tolkien quotation, "Not all those who wander are lost". £14.

 For the reluctantly modern man (or woman!). Ted Baker Typewriter laptop case (takes up to 13" screen). £29.99 from Book-Ish. Also available: Penguin Pencil Box (with pencils). £5.99.

10 comments:

  1. I can't help feeling that I'd never want to use the tea bags - far too pretty!

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    1. You could make bunting out of them instead. Much better in my opinion!

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  2. This is a good post and I shall now steal it

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    1. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Somebody said that sometime. Or something.

      Trouble with posts like this is the amount of coveting that goes on in the making of it. I found about 20 things I wanted. At least.

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  3. Brilliant! And begging for a follow-up post from you about literary themed presents we'd like to see.

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    1. You can start then, Derek... What do you want to see?

      Hmmm... maybe a functional gift for me would be software that shouted at me when I consistently spelled a word wrong. "Oi! Pea brain! There's only one C in recommendation!" Though, on the whole, I prefer pretty jewellery.

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  4. You've just made my Christmas shopping a lot easier!

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  5. I would love all of these! I'm sure most of my fellow book worm friends will agree. My best friend is a big tea drinker so I know she'd love the novel teas. I think I'll get that for her along with a pair of funny animal slippers for adults...she'll get a kick out of those!

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    1. You'll have to let me know what she thinks! Love the slippers - particularly the giraffes!

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