Five Christmas Gift Ideas for the Book Worm

I once did a “Five Valentine’s Gift Suggestions for the Book Worm”, since it’s almost Christmas, and  I’m trying to get myself into a festive mood, I decided to pen another one for the gift-giving season.  Let’s see if this will get me into the Chrissmassy mood.

I’m starting my list with books.  After all, it is a list for the book lovers.  It’s no secret how much I love beautifully made books, especially once with lovely illustrations.  I’m slowly building up my Folio Books Collection, they are all a dream.

 Hansel and Gretel, by the Brothers Grim

If you follow me over at Instagram, you’d probably noticed I posted a photo of this book already.  Sadly, I don’t have it … yet.  It’s a bit pricey at £250 but if you’re a book collector, I think it is so much worth it.  It’s not advisable though to buy it for your child, or maybe for older kids who know how to take care of books.

A photo posted by Little Steps (@deanb_littlesteps) on

This beautifully illustrated book has 12 colourful plates reproduced from the copy of the first edition and text is printed on Caxton  wove paper.  I think it’s absolutely beautiful.  When I’m gone, I won’t be able to leave T a lot of money (unless I win the lottery), nor expensive jewellery (a few trinkets perhaps).  Rest assured though that she will have lovely books to hopefully, leave to her children too.

“I Am” Sylvia Plath Necklace

While I’m not a big fan of words in a necklace (Is there even a term for that?), I do love this Sylvia Plath one.  For those who love poetry, or if you like Plath like I do, you might want to have this on your list.  It’s a quotation from her first novel “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart.  I am. I am. I am”.  It’s solid brass with 9 ct gold plating and can be extended if you prefer a longer necklace.  This book was like a bible to me when I was a teenager, her words will always be special.

I’ve had this on my list for the longest time and it’s always out of stock, luckily it seems to be on stock at the moment.

Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Lampshade

I love anything book-inspired, though admittedly don’t really have much of it.  Would love to have this White Rabbit lampshade.  For the price of £115, I’m just glad they included the cushion cover!

I do have a white wicker chair already.  All I need is that lovely lamp and cushion.

Wool Blanket

And of course, imagine being curled up in that arm-chair with this lovely soft Kilnsey Wool British made blanket wrapped around your legs in a chilly winter evening, kids asleep upstairs, with the Alice in Wonderland lamp on, giving you just the right amount to read your book, at the same time casting a lovely ambience in the room.  Now that’s what I call bliss.

Go Away I’m Reading Mug

And lastly, what’s a gift idea list without including a mug, right?  Priced at £8.99 – this lovely bone china mug is perfect for coffee, tea or hot chocolate, curled up in that white arm-chair (pictured above), legs wrapped in that wooly blanket, with your favourite book and the world outside, can disappear even for just a while.  And if anyone disturbs you, just point to your mug.  No need for words.

Remember, some times even book lovers like a variety of presents, not just books, but that won’t apply if you’re buying them Folio books. But then again, that’s just me.

Did you see anything you like from my list?


  1. I love these ideas. I really like the wool blanket, I am a huge fan of getting comfy with a nice cup of tea to read a book. Especially if the weather is rubbish outside 🙂

    • Like today! I wish I had that lovely wooly blanket right now. Mine is really old 😉

  2. Great ideas. I’d forgotten about the Literary Gift Company! Off to reacquaint myself and scout for some pressies! x

    • It’s a fab website, isn’t it? I’m sure you’ll find loads of lovely presents 🙂

  3. I’ve never read the book, but I absolutely love that necklace. And the Alice In Wonderland lamp shade is just living room goals – can’t believe the price though. Love the ideas you came up with!

  4. I was thinking I could do with a wool blanket, definitely loving the look of the one from the woolroom. Loving your list

    • I honestly struggle to find the time too. I usually read while waiting for T to finish her ballet and gymnastics! 😉

  5. Emmie, Unsigned

    I need that mug!! I think I might buy it for myself tbh LOL. I am the bookworm and I have so many throws and blankets available that it’s ridiculous but so necessary!

    Love this post
    Emmie xo

    • Thank you! You must definitely buy the mug then 🙂 As for me, I need more blankets and throws and yes, you can never have enough of them 😉

    • I agree with you. My in-laws gave my daughter a beautifully illustrated hardbound book of Wind in the Willows 🙂

  6. Moderate Mum

    Love that necklace, love that whole site in fact. I know where my wish list will be based.

  7. Baby Isabella

    Love the Alice lampshade (and Pillow) I’d love a comfy armchair and wool blanket for Christmas so I can escape into a good book!

  8. Chloe Ciliberto

    I love the Brothers Grimm and would love to collect old original books. I love the necklace too! I’m such a bookworm, I would love all of these gifts. x

    • Love that lampshade too, especially since I already have a white wicker chair! Also want the cushion cover, but I’m afraid I might just have to wait till after Christmas before I purchasing anything for myself.x

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