Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog! It's that time of year! Time to think about what to get for your friends and family as the holidays approach.As always, I have put together another list for all your bookish friend and family needs. So, let's get into it!
- Bookshelf decor
This idea can take you in any direction. There are so many cute little knick-knacks that you can get for someone's book shelf. You could do bookends depending if they have a more open book shelf. You can always find these at Target or HomeGoods.
Amazon also carries Funko Pops which are always great bookshelf decor. I personally have a few on mine, and this is great because you can select characters from their favorite movies or tv shows. Or you might even be able to find some book characters. I love the LOTR ones on Amazon.
2. Kindle/Kindle Unlimited
This is also another Amazon item. The Kindle is great for someone who 1. doesn't always want to have to spend a lot of money on books, 2. doesn't have space for a huge bookshelf for all the books they want to buy, 3. wants to try e-reading. And Kindle Unlimited can come for free for the first 3 months upon purchase of the Kindle. Whether or not you purchase it, the price doesn't change, so I recommend getting it to at least try out.
Kindle Unlimited is where you can read and download books without really having to "pay" for it. It's a subscription plan but not all books are a part of Kindle Unlimited. If the book is a part of it, you would just purchase it through the Kindle store, but it's still cheaper than buying the physical copy.
I linked the kindle that I have, and I think it's great. I've been loving it a lot more than I thought I would! I would definitely recommend for someone who is on the fence about it.
3. Kindle accessories
The Kindle can be a two for one deal. You can buy the Kindle (with or without Kindle Unlimited) and then a case for the Kindle. Or on Bookstagram I see people put PopSockets on the back of their Kindle so it's easier to hold which I think is a great idea. That is what I do!
And it's great because both of these accessories are not super expensive, but it does add that personal touch to it. Above I have linked the case that I use--it's more of a sleeve. You can also find a lot of really cute fabric Kindle sleeves on Etsy; I highly recommend checking some of those out especially if you want to support small businesses. Amazon also has so many PopSockets to choose from. I just linked one of the ones that I got, but I think having something to grip onto on the back of the Kindle makes holding it and reading way easier.
4. Bookish stickers
An oldie but a goodie. You can literally never go wrong with stickers. AND if you get a hard Kindle case cover maybe the person you're buying for can then decorate it with the stickers you got them. As you can see everything can connect. This is also a good gift idea if you just want something small to tack onto a gift as well. It's very customizable and very personalized. Redbubble and Etsy are always my go-to places to look for stickers. Redbubble will definitely have sales going on during the holiday time as well which is the perfect time to stock up.
5. Magnetic Bookmarks
I always love a good bookmark. You can never have too many and it's something I always use. I usually get mine at the bookstore or on Etsy. So many small business make them and they all have such cute designs. You can get one engraved even! I have been loving magnetic bookmarks recently, but any bookmark is great! Again, this is also something you can just tack on last minute or use as a filler in case you feel like you need to add more but don't want to spend a lot.
Alright folks, that is all I have today! Come back next week for another blog post! As always thank you for reading:)