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Whenever someone asks what my kids want for Christmas the answer is always the same… “books”. They could read and re-read anything and are always thrilled with a new book. If you’ve got someone similar on your list this can be an easy person to shop for. Whether it’s a classic or a New York Times bestseller, your book nerd will always appreciate the gift and add it with pride to his or her collection of books.
Finding the right book or literary gift may take little to no effort at all, depending on their tastes.
For literary gifts, Etsy is always a safe bet to finding really cool handmade items that are sure to please your book nerd.
Here are the top ten gift ideas you can get:
Gift Ideas for Book Nerds
Collector’s Edition Classic Literature, starting at $9
One cannot have too many editions of classic literature, you can read them over and over and each copy, especially if it looks pleasing to the eye, is a treasure. Barnes & Noble sells over 100 titles of classic fiction bound in genuine leather with an beautifully designed cover. There’s bound to be one in the collection that they will love.
This was the #1 bestselling book in NY Times bestseller list this year and is focused on the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athelete who became a prisoner of war in Japan after his plane crash landed in the ocean during World War II. The book recounts his difficult youth, Olympic success, the story of his survival at sea and during his imprisonment. This thrilling and true story is arguably one of the best books of the year.
Cooking and Culture Books
You can’t help but be impressed by the Amazon Fire HD! This tablet is perfect for those who want to read and have some fun entertainment on hand. You can read books, listen to music, surf the web, watch movies and so much more. At $99, it’s pretty hard to beat! I struggled here as to say Kindle only or the Fire, but honestly being able to read and surf the internet with the device is best.
There are a lot of cool magazines out there and while these aren’t books… they are great quick reads. Depending on their interests you could get them subscriptions to Garden & Gun, Cooks Illustrated, or Backpacker.
Chances are, your book lover is also a aficionado of warm beverages, especially coffee and tea. Why not get them a classy mug with a literary quote on it?
I’ll be honest, it’s hard to read while you’re on the move, especially if you’re driving or running. Buying him or her a subscription of Audible can help them listen to books no matter where they go! You can get a 30 day trial but after that it costs $14.95. The books easily download to your phone or iPod. One fun feature… if they also have the kindle version of the book Audible and Kindle will autosync so they can easily go between reading and listening.
We’ve all stayed up late into the night reading, so how about a book light for Christmas. There are lots of styles and brands on the market but here’s a good priced one from Amazon. The MightyBright Travelflex book light is perfect for traveling if your reader likes to read on car trips. The LED lights never go out and the book light is very small and easy to pack.
This is the gift that keeps giving… you give them one book and then they have ideas for lots more to read. If you’re looking for ideas, John Grisham’s series is a big hit for men, City of Bones for women, Divergent for girls, and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy for boys.
One last book idea… who isn’t a big fan of The Princess Bride?? Why not get them Cary Elwes’ (Wesley) newest book that uncovers the secrets of the making of the most infamous cult classic. Filled with great interviews, exclusive photos, this NY Times Best Seller book is sure to please any book nerd who loves the book and the movie.
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