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.
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.
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?