5 Unique Bookish Gift Ideas for the Booklover on Your List

Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts, hosted by Bookishly Boisterous, is a chance for book bloggers to dabble in areas besides books (but those are welcome too). This month I am talking about gift ideas for holidays.


Are you looking for a unique gift to buy the book lover on your list? I found these 5 unique gifts online, and think they would be great choices.

1. Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

$9.04 Hardcover (Amazon.com)

From barflies to book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the world’s bestselling cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history’s most beloved novels, Tequila Mockingbird also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Drinks include:

  • The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose
  • The Last of the Mojitos
  • Love in the Time of Kahlua
  • Romeo and Julep
  • A Rum of One’s Own
  • Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita
  • Vermouth the Bell Tolls
    and more!

2013 Goodreads Choice Award (Food & Cookbooks)
Entertainment Weekly Great Gifts for Book Lovers
BookPage Best of 2013
Clue on Jeopardy

2. DIY Miniature Bookstore Kit

$39.95 at Signals.com

Have you ever wanted your very own bookstore? You can build your own dollhouse-size, old-fashioned bookstore, full of wonderful things. Books, bookshelves, shelf labels, prints and paintings, cabinets, a ladder, a high-backed reading chair, a stepladder (for reaching high shelves), a tiny table, a vase of flowers—even working lights. Kit comes with everything you need: wood, cloth, paper, metal, environmental glue and paint, and complete instructions with detailed color illustrations. 1/24 scale, it takes about 20 hrs. to assemble. Finished size about 7″w x 9″h x 7½”d. Ages 14 and up (small parts). Takes two 3V batteries (not included). A perfect gift for the reader.

3. Book Lovers Personalized Bookplates

$9.99 at Colorfulimages.com

Loaned or misplaced books will be things of the past when you use these handy bookplates. 144 labels per set, each measuring approximately
1 1/2″ x 1 3/4″.

4. The Book Seat – Book Holder and Travel Pillow

$39.90 at Amazon.com. Available in Red, Blue, Grey, and Purple

  • Hands free book holder
  • The Book Seat doubles as a travel pillow; in a car, bus, plane etc.
  • The Book Seat will mold itself and shape to sit at any angle on any surface that you place it.
  • The fabric used is the latest high quality 190gsm faux-suede.

5. Owl Eyeglasses Holder

$24.00 at Uncommongoods.com

As if the owl needed any more help looking like a smarty pants, this wise winged figure wears your glasses when you don’t have to. Using a single piece of sheesham wood, Fair Trade artisans in India hand carve the richly finished owl, making him a charming piece of decor on his own or when rocking your signature specs. A small hook in the back keeps your glasses right where you left them, eliminating the daily blurry-eyed search for your favorite frames. Handmade in India.

Next Week: Bookish Stocking Stuffers


What bookish gifts are you giving this year?


Disclaimer: The products on this page are my finds through researching stores I regularly buy gifts from. I am not paid to endorse these products nor do I accept responsibility or liability should you decide to buy any product mentioned on this blog site. Responsibility is that of the seller and/or manufacturer of the product.

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