Last-Minute Gifts for Book Lovers

Last-Minute Gifts for Book Lovers

Tired of gifting your favorite book lover with a Barnes & Noble giftcard? Stationery? A pen?

Here are several great suggestions for gifts for book lovers that’ll make you look like you went the extra mile this season. They’re even categorized by how important the giftee is. Because, you know, while a bookmark may cut it for a co-worker, it’ll get you kicked out of the marital bed.



Uncommon Goods Bookends: Want whimsical? Go with the roller skates. Retro? The 45s fit the bill. Prices run from $40 for the records up north of $150 for the roller skates.

Iowa Summer Writing Festival Workshops: The 2015 schedule is set for release in January, but you can browse here to see what kinds of week-long and weekend offerings are out there for your favorite writer. The cost is irrelevant—your giving someone the gift of time to feed their passion, and that's priceless.

Orvis throw blanket: Book. Beverage. Blanket. This blanket. So, so soft and comfy. From $50 - $100.

Jane Austen Action Figure: Because it's kitsch. And it's cool. For $13, you get to blow someone's mind.

Moleskine everything: A quick run to Barnes & Noble and you have your pick of all things Moleskine. My personal faves are the Star Wars journals. Because again, kitsch.

Knock Knock journals: For the sarcastic, the self-important and the self-deprecating, a journal for anyone on your list that needs to keep track of stuff. The wine they drank, the people that have crossed them, the dogs they like, the work they did, their opinion on proposed rule changes in the NHL. Knock Knock has you covered. (Also found at gift shops and B&N if you are in a hurry.)

Drink coasters from Cafepress: Cutesy quotes, life-affirming quotes, snort 'n chort quotes. And it meets the $20 spending limit set by the boss.

Snuggies: OK, so the Orvis blanket is just too much to spend. I get it. For just $15, you can go camo, plaid, zebra stripes or even a tuxedo. Snuggin' in style.

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