Because ’tis the season and all, I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite literary-themed gifts. It should be noted that I personally own or have purchased for friends/family at LEAST half the items in this guide. The other half are on my personal “Ask Santa” list… I love them all!
T-Shirts and More:
I have long been obsessed with Out of Print, a company that prints classic novel covers on t-shirts, totes, mugs, and more. They’ve expanded their repertoire to include other literary-themed items (I love their library-card socks!). They have such a range of books from classic novels to children’s favorites. Literally something for everyone!
Another great literary t-shirt company is Lithographs. This Boston-based company prints a novel’s full text (but tiny) on their t-shirts, while maintaining an iconic design specific to the story. They too have a great range, from classic literature to popular YA. They’ve even branched out to include a few films.
Etsy probably deserves an entire category of its own, but here are a few of my current faves:
Any Mothers of Dragons out there? (I might own this one.) https://www.etsy.com/listing/271031067/mother-of-dragons-funny-t-shirt-with?ga_search_query=mother+of+dragons&ref=shop_items_search_2
And I love this one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/573566693/jane-austen-quote-obstinate-headstrong?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=obstinate%20headstrong%20girl&ref=sr_gallery_2
Other (Random) Etsy Faves:
Poirot is my favorite: https://www.etsy.com/listing/480359277/agathas-advice-hand-printed-limited?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=agatha%20christie%20poirot&ref=sc_gallery_11&plkey=78bfc04f2c6496fc0c012773a525ade41fd3761d:480359277
But also, a miniature Agatha? (Did I mention I have a thing for Agatha Christie?): https://www.etsy.com/listing/561596048/agatha?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=agatha%20christie%20miniature&ref=sr_gallery_1
And a little Harry Potter:
Pottery Barn Teen has an entire line dedicated to Harry Potter now. It’s not wrong that I think it’s cool even though I’m not a teen, right?
Bring Your Own Book: (I’ve played, it’s fun!)
I’m a huge fan of Pop Chart Lab in general and they have some fantastic and so fun options for the literary-minded. Above is the “Fictive Beer” poster. They also have an amazing diagram of literature by genre, and a scratch-off “Greatest Novels” poster (you scratch off the novels as you read them). Love love love.
I also like this one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/538152442/book-lovers-gift-definition-print?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=book%20definition%20print&ref=sc_gallery_1&plkey=f7889f192fbb92e6cbcf0c913c83a76839cef4f7:538152442
Check out this new release by my lovely friend and critique partner coming DECEMBER 8! Everyone needs a little holiday reading, right?
And just in case…
Happy holidays and happy shopping!