Gift Ideas for Your Bookish Valentine

Gift Ideas for Your Bookish Valentine

11 Feb 2016

Yes, January really has been and gone already! And as all things heart-shaped begin to appear in shop windows, St Valentine’s Day is steadily creeping up on us. If you haven’t managed to brave the shops yet, never fear. We have generously taken it upon ourselves to give you a little help in finding the perfect gift for the one in your life who might love you as much as they love books (but probably not).

Yes, if you have a bookish valentine we’ve found some perfect gifts for them this February 14th.  From book-scented candles to romantic literary jewellery, we’ve hopefully got something that’ll have your loved one smiling like the Cheshire Cat and get you in their good books.

Vintage Book, Tea and Stationery Subscription

Vintage Book SubscriptionBookishly www.notonthehighstreet.com
Treat the love of your life to a delivery of their dreams with this gift subscription. You choose the length of subscription (3, 4, 5, 6 or 12 months) and each month your valentine will receive a surprise vintage book; 4 luxury pyramid teabags from Jenier World of Teas; and a stationery set with a bookmark and A6 notepad/set of 3 greetings cards.  A gift that will keep on giving!


Old Books Scented Soy Candle

Book Scented CandleSoapasaurus www.etsy.com
Do you often find your other half with their nose quite literally in a book? This scented candle is a perfect gift for a serial book sniffer. The Etsy seller – Soapasaurus – has also created other various literary-themed candle scents, such as ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ and ‘221B’.


‘I Love You’ Folded Book Art

Folded book artMeiorigami www.etsy.com
This one is perfect for the literary fan who also appreciates art. Handmade from real hardback books, this creative Etsy seller folds pages to create visually wonderful messages. And if you want something a bit different or personalised, the seller – Meiorigami – can also fold initials, a name or a special date into the pages.

Personalised E. E. Cummings Heart Locket

Folded book artLiterary Emporium www.literaryemporium.co.uk/
Classic and poetry lovers will appreciate this beautiful locket presented with a famous E. E. Cummings quote. And that’s not all – it comes with a small personalised charm in which there is just enough space for an initial. A romantic gift for your literary sweetheart.

Literary Paper Rose

Book RosesBookish England www.notonthehighstreet.com
Forget real roses this Valentine’s Day; your book-loving partner would much prefer a rose handmade from romance books (and you can reassure them that no books were intentionally harmed in the process – the seller ensures us that they only use already damaged books).

Love Letters of Great Men and Women

Book RosesBook Lover Gifts www.booklovergifts.com
Because your bookish valentine probably doesn’t have enough books on the bookshelf/top of the wardrobe/under the bed already. 14th February is the perfect occasion to add this particular book to their probably-out-of-control collection (for extra points you could even slip your own love letter into the pages).