Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for Readers

Gifts for Readers

The GIFTS FOR READERS category is always my favorite gift guide to put together because I love searching for and spotlighting interesting literary finds - beautiful books, reading accessories, lit-inspired clothing, and more!

As you know, I'm an avid reader and my goal for this year is 50 books. I'm on my 45th book now and Christmas break is approaching so I'm thinking there is a good chance that I'll make it to 60+ books before New Year's Eve!

Below you will find great gift ideas for bookish people.


Pull out your Christmas Wish List. The Folio Society publishes gorgeous, collectible, limited-edition books with dazzling covers and magical illustrations.

Our top pick from the 2017 holiday collection is 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith. It comes in a spotted box and is 10 out of 10 in terms of design appeal. The illustrations by Sara Ogilvie are "spot on" for the story - really fabulous.

The Hundred and One Dalmatians Folio

101 Dalmatians Illustrations Dodie Smith

Sara Ogilvie 101 Dalmatians

Also available - The Little Prince in a handsome royal blue duo, with original illustrations by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

The Little Prince Folio

The Little Prince hardcover

If your recipient is an Austen fan, she'll be head over heels by the Complete Jane Austen set in a magnificent and regal gold. The full set includes Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Emma, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, and Mansfield Park. (Which book is your favorite?)

Jane Austin Folio

Be sure to order by December 8 to avoid paying extra for holiday delivery.

  • Buy books by The Folio Society.
  • Like The Folio Society on Facebook.
  • Follow The Folio Society on Twitter.


book pins jane mountbook pins ideal bookshelf

Hurry! Hurry! Add these adorable book pins to your cart. The whimsical, colorful, and too-too-cute Book Pins by illustrator Jane Mount are sure to turn any reader into a collector! Anne of Green Gables, Chronicles of Narnia, Charlotte's Web, Harry will want them ALL.

  • Buy book pins.
  • Like Ideal Bookshelf on Facebook.
  • Follow Ideal Bookshelf on Twitter.


Pilot Pens

Pilot G2 Limited

Pilot G2 Pen Stylus

Pilot Dr Grip

Pilot G2

Show me a reader and I'll show you a writer, doodler, and list-maker. If you're racking your brain for a fun and meaningful stocking stuffer for a book lover, pick up a few good pens. Pilot G2s are always a good idea. To up the awesome factor, try the G2 Limited or Dr. Grip.



Yes, I'm adding Book Darts to my Christmas Gift Guide...again! Why? Because I use them daily and I know your reader will too! These brilliant metal arrows "hold your thought" or "mark that quote" as you read. Stick a tin in a stocking.

  • Buy Book Darts.

A Poetry Book

Mary Oliver Devotions

Just released by Penguin in October 2017, readers will revel in the lyrical and meaningful selected works of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver. This collection of 200+ poems have been hand-selected by the poet herself from previous volumes that span fifty years.

  • Buy Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver.
  • Like Penguin Random House on Facebook.
  • Follow Penguin Random House on Twitter.


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

BROWSE the complete 2017 Christmas Gift Guide to get ideas for everyone on your list!




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