Bookish-y Treats

May 27, 2015 miscellaneous 2

If you’re anything like me, the people in your inner circle may have noticed that you like to read. 🙂 Ergo, on certain gift-giving occasions such as your birthday or holidays, you may find yourself in need of ideas for a gift list that reflects your bookish habit. You know, besides the obvious. (Books.) Well, I am here to help solve those worries so you can get back to what is most important – reading! Check out these cute ideas for the book lover in us all:

1. Book Lovers’ Soy Candles – “Bibliophile” Sample Pack – $15.00 – Frostbeard

book lovers sampler pack

This sampler pack of tea light scented candles from Frostbeard Studio is so creative and unique – not to mention a great way to try out their bookish candles before committing to the larger ones. The scents included are Old Books (brings to mind library, white tea, newsprint and dusty attic), Trashy Romance Novel (smells like the tropical drink “Sex on the Beach”, with citrus and hydrangea), Book Cellar (reminds me of the wet-clay-filled aromas of my grandparents’ pottery area in their eastern Tennessee house – that glorious mix of fresh dirt, dry wood, vanilla and basement), Oxford Library (fresh and woodsy scents of sandalwood and oakmoss, with hints of tobacco and leather), Sherlock’s Study (rich wafts of cherrywood, pipe tobacco and rain), and my personal favorite from the pack – Bookstore (cozy aroma mingling timber, driftwood, hazelnut cappuccino and a hint of leather).  My husband bought these for me last year and I love them!! Frostbeard makes an entire line of book-themed candles and tarts. Check them out by clicking on the picture above or going to their Etsy shop.

2. Willow Tree figurine – “Wisdom” – $16.24 – Amazon

willow tree wisdom

3. Fairytale Bookends – $39.69 – Heather Alstead Design

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4. Narnia Bookmark – $19.99 – BlockandHammer

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5. Reading Journal: For Book Lovers – $6.49 – Amazon

reading journal

There are lots of reading journals out there – this one is my favorite so far. It has plenty of pages to record books you’ve read and your thoughts on those books (rating, category, notes, quotes, inspirations, etc.). Scattered throughout the journal are neat little spreads for writing down fun facts like your “Biblio style” (fave author, book, genre, places to read, etc.),  authors who have most influenced you,and Reading Trees to track books that influenced you to read other books.  The back of the journal is devoted to lists galore – award winners, books you need to read, and borrowing/lending records. You get a lot of resource for under $7.00!

Did you see anything here you liked? What would be first on your gift list?

Carrie

2 Responses to “Bookish-y Treats”

  1. Samantha

    Ooh, I really like the journal at the end! I might have to get that!
    And as for the candles, ‘Sherlock’s Study’ and ‘Bookstore’ sound like they’d smell really good.
    Great list!