Christmas Gift Guide 2016: Gifts for Readers

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If you have a bookish guy or girl on your list, I cordially invite you to scroll through these fresh literary finds.

As a voracious reader myself (I strive to read at least 100 books per year in a variety of genres), I can assure you that I would be delighted to receive any of the gifts below.

P.S. Are you on goodreads? I am!

Black Beauty

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Published by Dover, this stunning hardcover is elegant in midnight black with sparkling metallic silver accents. The text is a large print with wide margins for easy reading. Illustrations throughout by Cecil Aldin. A gift any book (or horse) lover would be thrilled to have on his/her shelf!

  • Buy Black Beauty.
  • Like Dover Publications on Facebook.
  • Follow Dover Publications on Twitter.

Book Darts

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These tiny, metallic "darts" are adorable, to be sure. They are also exceptionally useful for marking your place or "highlighting" your favorite sentences as you read. Super as a stocking stuffer due to their small size!

  • Buy Book Darts.

Book Shaped Serving Platters

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Serve up scones, cinnamon rolls, or oatmeal cookies on a book-shaped platter at your next book club. Available in three different sizes, these heavy-duty platters add sophistication to any event. We love that they are a bright white that will match any decor.

  • Buy Book Shaped Serving Platters.
  • Like Gone Reading on Facebook.
  • Follow Gone Reading on Twitter.

Collectible Classics by The Folio Society

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Lit lovers will gasp in admiration at the sight of the collectible classics by The Folio Society. Hardbound in rich colors with gorgeous hand lettering, the books are a treasure. Each heirloom-quality book also features delightful illustrations in vivid colors and larger-than-average type. Photos really can't do justice to how magnificent these books are.

  • Buy children's classics from The Folio Society.
  • Like The Folio Society on Facebook.
  • Follow The Folio Society on Twitter.

Crossway Journaling Bible

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Give the Bible-readers on your list a place to journal their thoughts, prayers, and poems...instead of trying to scribble notes in the margins. Leather-bound journaling Bibles by Crossway offer simplistic grace in design. We'd love to see future versions with larger text, thicker paper, and/or radiant illustrations. A children's version is also coming out in 2017.

  • Buy a journaling Bible.
  • Like Crossway on Facebook.
  • Follow Crossway on Twitter.

Gel Pens by ZenZoi

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Most readers are also writers - and, thus, a fine collection of gel pens is a very pertinent gift. ZenZoi offers a premier set with 48 vivid colors that gloss across the paper. They can be used for journaling, doodling, letter writing, even crafting a memoir or novel on paper.

Power of Books Side Table

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Any bookworm will be proud to add this handsome and elegant end table to their living room, bedroom, or home library. The stacked books are a regal array of deep, metallic colors and it's the kind of furniture that adds both beauty & character to a room.

  • Buy the Power of Books Side Table.
  • Like Design Toscano on Facebook.
  • Follow Design Toscano on Twitter.

Summer Afternoon Fleece Blanket by Dianoche Designs

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Designed by English artist Sascalia, the Summer Adventure fleece throw blanket is a noteworthy gift for any girl who perpetually has her nose in a book. This gorgeous print is beautifully replicated on the blanket w/ vibrant, eye catching colors. It's super soft and snuggly too. She'll want to get under it with...you guessed it...a good book!

  • Buy the Summer Afternoon fleece blanket.
  • Like Dianoche Designs on Facebook.
  • Follow Dianoche Designs on Twitter.

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What are YOU getting for the readers on your list this Christmas?

BROWSE the complete 2016 Christmas Gift Guide to get ideas for everyone on your list!

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