It’s the holiday season, and while some of you might be done with your Christmas shopping already, chances are, most of us still have a few items to get people.
So here are four literary gift ideas I’ve come across over the years—great gifts for you to ask for or to get for the other book-lovers in your lives. (Note: I get absolutely nothing out of this post. I just wanted to share some things I’ve found that you might like. Enjoy!)
- Literary games. From “Marrying Mr. Darcy” to “The Christmas Carol” board game, “Once Upon a Time” card game or “Boogle,” there are lots of great games out there that celebrate words and books. (I’ve played or given all four of these and can recommend them personally. Great fun!)
- Writing Ideas. If you know any authors, a book of writing prompts can be a very welcome gift. Who knows? You might be able to help them get out of a writer’s slump and on to their next writing project. (Personally, I recommend Ryan Lanz’s The Idea Factory as a great book, with prompts for every genre and general ideas of where writers can look when needing a little help.)
- A New Bookbag or Book-based T-Shirt. Recently, I came across a great online store offering literary-themed t-shirts and book-bags, and the owner of the store offered my readers a 20% off deal—no mimimum purchase and no expiration date. The code is ANDREALUNDGREN20 (personally, I really like the book-bags, though the t-shirts are great, too…but who doesn’t need something to carry library books in while displaying a favorite classic design on it?)
- New Books. If you have anyone on your list who likes fantasy, I have a list of indie or small publishing house fantasy works just for them. Otherwise, find out their tastes and share a favorite book from your own list. Readers are always looking for something new to read!
Copyright 2018 Andrea Lundgren
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