For a geeky book lover, gift cards to a favorite bookstore are nice, but then there are gifts that really stand out. Building off of last year’s gift idea list, here are 5 more gift ideas for the geeky reader in your life.
1. Book Pillows
2. Personalized Library Embosser
If the book lover in question is one like me, they treasure their collection of books. In my personal library, there are some books that I will never be parted from. How cool would it to have my own personal library embosser? So much cooler than bookplates. $26, Horchow
3. Boxed Set of Their Geeky Favorites
No matter how much I love my tattered paperbacks, there is nothing like getting a brand new copy of a favorite book. This is why I have four copies of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (one of them isn’t even in English).
I always love boxed sets, even if I rarely buy them for myself. Whether a geek reader’s tastes lie in the direction of the complete works of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, the Harry Potter series in breathtaking new covers or just to make sure that their Divergent book collection has both the trilogy and Four in it, a beautiful set of books is a great gift.
4. Digital Ink E-Reader
There is a reason I put this down. I admit it. I was anti e-reader for a long time… until I received one as a gift.
Nothing can replace my lovely paper books, but for a voracious reader like me, an e-reader is a must-have supplement to my book collection. No more do I have to have a separate suitcase full of books when I travel, or worry about running out of reading materials.
My suggestion? If this is a book lover, make sure to get a simple reader with digital ink technology. It is much easier on the eyes. If I’m reading, I don’t want to stare at a bright screen. Basically, I do not want to use my e-reader as a tablet, I want to use it to read books. Kindle Paperwhite—$119, Amazon
5. Book on a Book Tote
The image you see on this book tote is actually entirely created by the text of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Choose from many different books, all featuring amazing designs by Litographs. They have a great collection of totes created with science fiction and fantasy books, and they also have t-shirts. How cool is that? $29, Litographs