So, as I am still sick in bed, I’ve had a bit of time to do some online Christmas shopping and have come across some lovely bookish gifts perfect for the book lovers in my life and, well, for myself! I’d be delighted to see any of these items in my Christmas stocking.
Take a peek:
- We Have Always Lived at the Castle tee
I adore everything on the Out of Print website. I’m the proud owner of a Wuthering Heights tee, a Light in August tee and a To the Lighthouse sweatshirt, but they have outdone themselves with this gorgeous specimen, celebrating Shirley Jackson’s classic tale.
2. ‘Paperback’ perfume from The Library of Fragrance
I have no clue what this smells like, I’m not even sure it would be nice, but come on….something that makes you smell of paperback books? What’s not to love?!
I have completely fallen for this gorgeous tote bag featuring Leopold Bloom’s musing on the circular nature of life – ‘longest way round is the shortest way home’. There is a great range of totes at the Literary Gift Company website, but this is the one for me.
4. Lady Macbeth Guest Soap
I know I’ve featured it on 746 Books before, but if you have to buy me soap at Christmas, then buy me this soap. Hilarious.
Or the Watership Downer mug as it’s known, featuring a rabbit reading Richard Adams classic tale. Poor bunny….
I love these scarves by storiarts.com and the Wuthering Heights one is particularly lovely. Other featured scarves include The Wizard of Oz, Anne of Green Gables and Hamlet.
7. Macbeth Flats
Cute flats? With a Shakespearian theme? I’m in! I just love these cute flats by LeadFootLucy on Etsy. In fact, I’d happily take her whole collection…
8. George Orwell Phone Cover
I don’t know quite what George Orwell would have made of the ubiquity of mobile phones in the present day, but I do know I want this phone cover from Ebay!
9. Literature Ladies Enamel Pin
What better way to celebrate these fantastic women writers (other than reading them, obviously) than by wearing this fantastically cute pin?
Hey, I may not be hot and I may not be a girl anymore, but I still love this sweatshirt from notonthehighstreet.com
Can someone buy it, wear it and I will appreciate it vicariously? Thank you.
And finally, once I’ve decided what I’m going to buy, there’s always the wrapping to think of. Wrapping paper and Virgina Woolf tape are from the Literary Gift Company!
So, is there anything there you fancy adding to your Christmas list?
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!