It’s that time of the year: we’re anxiously searching for the perfect gifts that will make our loved ones happy. And it does work, right until you get to that tricky book lover in your life. Yes, we’re tricky, moody, and we have a refine taste (okay, bizarre) when it comes to the gifts. Alas, there is no need to worry because there’s one thing I do know – and that’s how to find an amazing gift for any book admirer. You may also know us as the BookWorms.
If you do have such incredible person in your life, know this: one does not simply buy any kind of book for us, one has to choose carefully and wisely. With that in mind, if you do want to buy a book as a gift for a book lover (and she/he wasn’t specific with the request) then you can immediately turn to the immortal and always contemporary classics. Those are the books that will last forever and any book lover wishes to collect them all (we do get crazy when it comes to the classics). I seriously mean all and preferably in different editions.
First of all, here we have absolutely gorgeous The Puffin Classics Deluxe Collection with six classic children’s novels, colorfully designed with textured hardcover binding for a sophisticated, timeless look. Snuggly packaged in a gorgeously illustrated box to make the perfect gift for the holidays, or any time of year. Box includes: A Little Princess, Anne of Green Gables, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Secret Garden, The Wind in the Willows, and Peter Pan. To see more about the box, go HERE.
The second box is The Puffin in Bloom Collection: A collection of classics with stunning cover art by renowned stationery brand Rifle Paper Co.’s principal artist, Anna Bond, now available as an exquisite gift set! Featuring all four Puffin in Bloom classics with illustrated covers by Anna Bond in a charming keepsake box designed in her signature style. Box includes: Anne of Green Gables, Heidi, Little Women, and A Little Princess.
To see more about the box, go HERE.
Next unbelievable box in line is – Jane Austen: The Complete Works: Classics hardcover boxed set. We all know the queen of the classics department, but do you have her books in your personal library, and in such beautiful edition? Well, then! Each of these novels is a love story and a story about marriage—marriage for love, for financial security, for social status. But they are not mere romances. Ironic, comic, and wise, they are masterly studies of the society Austen observed. The seven books in this box set—Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Love and Freindship (early writings and juvenilia)—contain some of the most brilliant, dazzling prose in the English language. To see more about the box, go HERE.
What would you do if I’d tell you that there’s an equally gorgeous box of major works of one of our greatest and most important novelists, Charles Dickens? Scream a little? It’s ok, I did that too. Here you can find the exclusive and sumptuous Boxed set of six Charles Dickens’ works in lavish, clothbound editions, designed by Penguin’s own award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. Part of Penguin’s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Box includes: Great Expectations, Hard Times, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Bleak House and A Tale of Two Cities. To see more about the box, go HERE.
Is there any mystery lover in your life? Then I bet he/she will go crazy over this amazing The Complete Sherlock Holmes box comprised of 4 full-length novels and 56 short stories featuring the world’s most famous pipe-smoking detective. Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle between the years 1867 and 1927, the legendary Sherlock Holmes employed his mastery of deductive reasoning and expert sleuthing to solve an arraying of complex and harrowing cases. To see more about the box, go HERE.
2. New 6″ E Ink Display Kindle
Since the beginning of time, I was against e-books, e-readers etc. However, recently I have been discovering many advantages of e-readers. This “recently” part may sound funny to you, but we, hardcore bookworms, will always prefer physical, lovely, smelly books in our hands than the cold blooded machines. BUT, with Kindle you get to carry with you thousands of books, you can keep your notes, highlights and you even have an access to the dictionary. I’ve been using it so much recently and I simply adore it.
The new Kindle, 6″ E Ink Display, with Wi-Fi reads like real paper with no glare, even in bright sunlight, fits in your pocket, has up to one-month battery life on a single charge and can download books in 60 seconds with built-in Wi-Fi. I’ll say this is one great machine. See more HERE.
3. Super Original Bookmark
Although we do just bookmark our books with anything we can reach, it is especially beautiful to see a nice, original bookmark that simply makes us smile. As you can see for yourself, these are really the most creative ones I have seen across the Internet and they would cheer up any (ANY) book lover. From Harry Potter inspired ones, Alice in Wonderland, Star Wars till the Hobbit – check them all out HERE.
4. Bookish Pillow
There is nothing better than sitting comfortably on your bed, warm and safe, and reading your favorite novels. Oh, wait, there is something better. You can do it while glancing over at your super adorable bookish pillow. Check them out HERE, HERE and HERE.
5. Awesome Bookish Coffee Mug
So guys, this is it!
I hope you have enjoyed my suggestions and that you will make the book lovers in your life really, really happy!
(winks at the classics’ editions)