Gift Guide for Book Nerds


Need a bookish gift or two for family or friends, or for yourself? Here are links to a dozen+ of our favorites …

loose-leaf teas


Reading time & tea go together like PB&J. And the teas from Plum Deluxe are fragrant, delicious, and made with love in Oregon. New to loose-leaf teas? Grab a tea infuser, too.

starting at $7

bookish candles


Natural soy candles in scents “inspired by books and the love of reading,” are handmade in Tennessee. My all-time favorite of their scents is Narnian Woods.

starting at $12

... and more candles


These all-natural, clean-burning candles come in the most exquisite scents and are handmade in Michigan. Each purchase also helps support animal-welfare causes.

starting at $18

pet portraits


Want a gorgeous remembrance of a furry friend? Greyboy Pet Prints will turn a snapshot (yes, even from your phone camera) into a handmade work of art.

starting at $99

puzzles & games


Looking for something fun (but quiet) to do, inside on a rainy yet cozy day? How about a yummy jigsaw puzzle, or card game, or intricately beautiful coloring book?

starting at $16

cat oracle cards


How about an oracle-card deck of “spirit” cats to offer a splash of hand-painted beauty, inspiration, and magic to your day? There’s also complementary deck of “witch” cats.

starting at $33

Winnie-the-Pooh blanket


Go on an imaginary stroll through the Hundred Acre Woods with Winnie the Pooh and all his friends, while staying curled up in a cozy fleece blanket.

starting at $89

our Story Club


Rediscover the simple pleasure of reading for the fun of it, with our bedtime stories for grown-ups. Club members get 4 to 5 new tiny tales each week via email, plus surprises.


bookish scarves


Stay warm, cozy, and wrapped up in a book with Storiarts’ delightful Secret Garden scarf. Also take a look at their Alice in Wonderland and Anne of Green Gables scarves — and the Secret Garden writing gloves.

scarves start at $49 / gloves are $29

our tiny book


For this tiny (5×7) illustrated book, we’ve gathered three of our beloved Tiny Garden Stories featuring Rabbit and her adorable tea shop.

$9 (shipping included)

beautiful books


Special editions of favorite classics that are so pretty you’ll want to collect them all, or give them as gifts.

starting at $9
(the book shown here is $37)

fabric bookmark


Mark the spot where you stopped (or fell asleep) with an embroidered bookmark that slips over the corner of the page (handmade in Canada).

$36CAD (about $26US)


Some of these are gifts we sell in our own Read+Purr Shop or our Bookshop storefront; some are affiliate links* for companies we believe in and support with our own gift-buying dollars; and others are simply items we love. In all cases, we think you will adore these companies and these bookish gifts as much as we do.

* Meaning, of course, that if you purchase something using one of our affiliate links, we may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. It’s a win-win-win, really.