Personalized Leather Bookmark Father's Day Gift

15 Bookish Father’s Day Gifts for Dad Readers

Some dads are addicted to reading, and those guys want fun book-themed gifts for Father’s Day. We’ve rounded up a variety of fun, practical, and funny These literary gifts for Father’s Day are great for writers, librarians, literature teachers, English professors, and any dad who’s a big book nerd.

Father’s Day Gifts for Book Lovers

1. Vintage Book Cover Coasters

Vintage Book Cover Coasters

This is the most stylish way to protect your coffee table from glass rings. This set of stone coasters features the covers of classic vintage books. Since each set is made to order, you can pick what books are included from 20 options or request they make a custom coaster of your dad’s favorite books. Available in sets of 4, 6, or 8.


2. Library Card Socks

A throwback to the old days when Dad had to keep track of his checked-out library books with a date stamped card. The cotton blend socks feature a vintage library card print in a subtle but fun design.


3. Book Tie

Book Tie Father's Day Gift

Ties are a classic Father’s Day gift and this one is perfect for book lovers. A subtle design, the print on this tie features open books. Great for wearing to work or formal occasions.


4. Neck Reading Light

For the dad who stays up too late reading, this book light doesn’t require clipping onto the book. Instead, you wear it around your neck and the LED lights are directed at the book pages. Works great for the times when mom wants to go to sleep while dad can’t put his book down.


5. Books Tie Clip

Books Tie Clip Father's Day Reader Gift

Another subtle way for Dad to show his love of reading. This tie clip features a stack of books. It’s the perfect way for a book worm to show their literary side at work or fancy dress events. Comes in a gift box ready for giving.




6. Bookmarks are for Quitters Mug

This funny mug is a must-have for bookworm dads. It says “Bookmarks are for quitters.” This 15 oz. ceramic mug is dishwasher safe. Include some of your father’s favorite coffee or tea to create a gift bag he’ll really appreciate.


7. Personalized Leather Bookmark

Personalized Leather Bookmark Father's Day Gift

If your dad occasionally has to “quit” a book, this is the most stylish way to do it. Peace Finds Design makes these amazing leather bookmarks. Each one is fully customizable and made to order. Select from eight different color options and have it engraved with a name, favorite saying, personal message, initials, or even symbols.

Check out more unique bookmarks for readers.


8. My Weekend is All Booked T-Shirt

This fun t-shirt is perfect for fathers who are mostly introverts. This funny t-shirt says, “My Weekend is All Booked.” It’s great to wear on a lazy weekend spent reading books.


9. Custom Book Cufflinks

Custom Book Cufflinks Father's Day Gift

This unique gift will delight your book loving dad. From New Leaf creates these literary cufflinks with the cover of your dad’s favorite book. Just send them a picture of the cover and they recreate it as an awesome cufflink handmade from polymer clay.


10. Thumb Book Page Holder

This handy little reading accessory is perfect for the reader dad who likes to have on hand free while he reads. Maybe he’s sipping coffee, wine, or a nice whiskey. Or he likes to read while he eats. This book holder has a groove for your thumb and lets you hold a book open easily with minimal effort.


11. Romeo & Julienne Cutting Board

If your dad enjoys cooking or grilling, he’ll love this book-ish cutting board. Made from solid beech wood, it’s designed to to look like a book that says “Romeo & Julienne” on the spin. Store it on the shelf with your cookbooks.

Check out more gifts for Shakespeare lovers.


12. When I Think About Books I Touch My Shelf Whiskey Glass

If your dad enjoys a nice drink at the end of a long day while he reads a book, then this rocks glass is the perfect gift. It’s engraved with the funny message “When I think about books I touch myself.” Include a bottle of his favorite whisky and he’ll really appreciate the gift.


13. Polymer Clay Book Keychain

Polymer Clay Book Keychain Gift for Father's Day

This simple gift is a fun way for dad to show his love of books. Handcrafted by Magy makes these cool miniate hardcover books out of polymer clay and turns them into keychains.


14. Edgar Allan Poe Bobblehead

Dad’s dashboard will be empty no more with this cool tribute to author and poet Edgar Allan Poe. This resign figure feature Poe with his quill, books, and the classic raven.

Check out more gifts for Edgar Allan poe fans.


15. Custom Home Library Book Stamp

Help dad personalize his collection of books with this unique gift. This stamp is customized with your choice of design and your father’s name so he can instantly inscribe his books with “From the Library of…”


Still searching for the perfect literary gift? Try our megalist of gifts for readers. Consider these gardening gifts for Father’s Day, movie gifts for Father’s Day, and meditation and yoga gifts for Father’s Day.

Wordle Game Earrings Gift Ideas

15 Must Have Gifts for Wordle Addicts

Either you know what it means when your friends and family post grey, yellow, and green boxes on their social media or I’m going to need you to explain how you got to this article. Wordle is the newest word puzzle craze and the people who love it really love it. So if you’ve got a Wordle lover in your life, you know they need an amazing Wordle gift. Here are some of our favorite gifts for Wordle addicts, from the funny to the practical.

Must Have Gifts for Wordle Addicts

1. Wordle Game Earrings

Wordle Game Earrings Gift Ideas

This is a fun gift for a Wordle loving mom, girlfriend, or wife. These fun earrings each feature a Wordle game. You can pick a matching set or two different Wordle games. Available as fishhook earrings or clip-ons.


2. Wordle Slider Game Tool

Wordle Slider Game Tool

This gadget is ingenious and the perfect tool to help people who struggle sometimes with coming up with 5 letter words. This wooden tool features five slots for letters and letter pieces that slide up and down to help you form words. It’s great for people who are visual learners.


3. Dabble Word Game

If you want to give a gift that lets the Wordle Addict in your life play with others, Dabble is the perfect game. Two to four players compete against each other to take 20 letter tiles and form them into five words. It uses similar skills to Wordle, but allows you to play with friends and family. Meant for players 8 years old and up, the whole family can enjoy this fun word game.


4. Wordle Beer Can Glass

Wordle Beer Can Glass Gift Idea

This Wordle gift is unique in two ways. First, it’s a cool glass shaped like a beer can, the perfect way to enjoy a beer or a cold beverage after work. Also, it has a Wordle game on the side with the message “But first, WORDLE.” This 16 oz. glass features a vinyl design.


5. Boggle Word Game

Boggle is a classic game that takes a traditional word search and turns it into a competition. Mix the letters up and set the timer, then see how many words you can find. Whoever finds the most words wins.


6. Wordle Socks

Wordle Crew Socks Gift Idea

The classic grid of green, yellow, and gray squares has been translated to a cool sock design! These crew socks are a fun and subtle way to honor their favorite word game. These make a great “stocking” stuffer, too! Available in small, medium, and large sizes.




7. Wordle Beanie Hat

 Wordle Beanie Hat Gift Idea

This cozy beanie is a great way to show Wordle love! This beanie hat is embroidered with a Wordle game on the cuff. Made to order, it’s available in 9 different color options.


8. Phew Wordle Mug

Phew Wordle Mug Gift Idea

All Wordlers know the stress of getting to their last guess and the relief of finally getting the word! This mug features 6 lines of Wordle, with the word guess in the last round, with the text “Phew.” This 11 oz ceramic mug can also be customized with the name of your Wordler. Include some of their favorite coffee or tea to create a gift set they’ll really appreciate.


9. NYT A Puzzle a Day Crosswords

If your Wordler enjoys the daily nature of Wordle, this collection of crossword puzzles from the New York Times will scratch that itch. It comes with 365 crosswords, one for each day of the year. They can challenge their word skill as they try to complete each puzzle.


10. Wordle Pajama Set

Wordle Pajama Set Gift Idea

What better way to cozy up and play some Wordle than in a pair of Wordle pajamas. This women’s pajama set comes with a shirt and shorts printed with the classic green, yellow, and gray Wordle squares. Available in sizes small through 2X-large.


11. Wordle Enamel Pin

Wordle Enamel Pin Gift Idea

This cute little Wordle gift is a fun way to show love for the game. Perfect to pin on a jacket or a bag, this enamel pin features a Wordle game. 2.4 cm long by 1.6 cm wide. Great stocking stuffer for Wordle fans.


12. Wordle Message Board

Wordle Message Board Gift Idea

A fun way to display a message in your home or office. This message board looks like a Wordle game, but you use the letter squares to display a message. Either you can order a full alphabet set to make many messages or a custom message to gift and display.


13. Wordle Stained Glass Suncatcher

Wordle Stained Glass Suncatcher Gift Idea

This pretty piece of stained glass art from Strange Charm Glass is inspired by a game of Wordle. It features a grid of white, yellow, and green glass squares just like a Wordle game.


14. Wordle Notebook

Wordle Spiral Notebook Journal

Keep track of your Wordle wins or strategize the best five letter starters words with this journal. This spiral notebook features a Wordle game with clever word guesses. Dimensions 5.25″ × 8.25″ with 140 dotted pages.

Check out more journal gift ideas.


15. Wordle Wallet Wristlet

Wordle Wallet Wristlet Gift Idea

This cute wristlet shows the world what a Wordle master you are! Featuring a Wordle game where you get in three rounds, this faux leather wallet fits in a purse or backpack. You can also buy the optional strap to carry it as a wristlet with all the essentials.


Looking for more gift ideas for a word-obsessed loved one? Check out gifts for Scrabble lovers and board games for book lovers.

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15 Amazing Gifts for Journalists & Reporters

Journalism is a way of life for dedicated reporters. If the journalist in your life has a birthday coming up or you’re stumped on the perfect Christmas gift, we’ve got you covered. We have found the best gifts for journalists and reporters, from practical gifts that will make their job easier to funny gifts that will make them smile. Check out all the recommendations below.

1. Newspaper Earrings

Newspaper Earrings - Reporter Gifts

I bet you’ve never seen jewelry like this! Pure Creations by Nada makes these unique earrings that look like actually miniature newspapers. The lightweight earrings look like a folded page of a newspaper and they unfold! Features nickel free hooks. This is a fun stocking stuffer for reporters.


2. Vintage Leather Messenger Bags

Reporters are always on the go, so they need a bag to carry their computer, phone, notebooks, and everything else they need. This bag is a classy option for both men and women that looks professional with a unique style. This vintage-style leather messenger bag is timeless in style while being functional. With tons of pockets and plenty of space, this is a must have bag for journalists.


3. Printing Press Patent Poster

Printing Press Patent Poster - Journalism Gifts

This cool print is perfect for a journalist to display in their home or office. Using the original patent drawing from 1914, the vintage image is cleaned up and presented as a frameable poster available in a variety of colors to match any decor.


4. Zendure Power Bank

When journalists are busy and on the run, they need to keep their devices charged. The Zendure Power Bank is super portable, just the size of a credit card, and it can charge phones, tablets, and other devices. You can also charge the power bank while you’re charging the device. This essential item is one of the best practical gifts for journalists.


5. Newspaper Print Infinity Scarf

Newspaper Print Infinity Scarf - Gifts for Journalists

This stylish gift is perfect for any journalist, whether or not they report on fashion! Pixiesdance makes this cool infinity scarf featuring a black and white newspaper print. This scarf is subtle enough to wear to work or a fun way to dress up an outfit on the weekend.


6. Vintage Newspaper Bow Tie

Vintage Newspaper Bow Tie - Gifts for Reporters

Gentlemen can get in on the newspaper fashion as well. This handmade bowtie features fabric that looks like vintage newspaper pages, complete with the aged yellowing. A classy design that is perfect to dress up any special event.


7. Sony Digital Voice Recorder

This gift for reporters is the perfect way to splurge a little on your loved ones. All journalists need to record their interviews, and a digital voice recorder is one of the best ways to do it. Sony makes one of the best options available, in a compact size with crystal clear audio recording. Quick charge via USB and take advantage of the 4 GB of internal memory (expandable with MicroSD cards).


8. “Can I Quote You on That?” Mug

"Can I Quote You on That?" Journalism Mug

This hilarious mug is the perfect gift for a reporter. It says “Can I quote you on that?” a common phrase journalists use in their work. Include some of their favorite tea or coffee to great a gift bag they’ll really appreciate.




9. Talk to Me Interview Book

Strong interview skills are key for journalists to get the quotes they need for their articles. Talk to Me: How to Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers, and Interview Anyone Like a Pro by Dean Nelson is an invaluable guide to the skills needed to be a confident and effective interviewer. This book is perfect for students and new journalists still learning the ropes while also offering tons of advice to improve the skills of more experienced reporters.


10. Sunday Newspaper Scented Candle

Sunday Newspaper Scented Candle Journalism Gift

The newspaper has a nostalgic smell for many, especially reporters. Dio Candle Company has captured this scent in a vegan soy candle. Handmade, this candle features scents like ink resin, sandalwood, paper fiber, and tonka. The perfect stocking stuffer for your newspaper-obsessed loved one.


11. Field Notes Reporter Notebooks

Every journalist needs a good quality notebook to quickly take notes, and Field Notes’ reporter notebooks are the perfect option. This two pack of notebooks is college rules spiral notebook that’s easy to hold in one hand and write on anywhere. It also features a back pocket to easily store business cards, receipts, and other scraps of paper.


12. Scriveiner Luxury Black Rollerball Pen

While reporters may use cheaper pens from the office supply store for their day-to-day work, every writer deserves a nice pen. Scriveiner makes these gorgeous luxury pens in four different colors (black, green, crimson, and blue). This rollerball pen writes smoothly in black ink and is easily refillable. Comes in a gift box ready to give to your favorite journalist.


13. Be a Writing Victorian Advertisement

Be a Writing Victorian Advertisement

This print is a unique gift for journalists. It’s a recreation of an advertisement from the 1800s, of a simpler time when there was a huge demand for journalists. It’s advertising a correspondence course from The Sprague Cor. School of Journalism. This print is ready to frame and gift to a reporter.


14. Newspaper Necklace

Newspaper Necklace Journalism Gift

Jewelry is a common gift for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and birthdays. This necklace features a newspaper charm and a customizable initial charm. It’s a great gift to commemorate a special publication or just show your love.


15. Go Away! I Have a Deadline T-shirt

This is a hilarious t-shirt that any journalist will relate to. It says “Go away! I Have a Deadline.” Available in men’s and women’s sizes in eight color options.


Need more gift ideas for the journalist in your life? Check out our 50 gifts for writers megalist.

Chart of Cosmic Exploration Poster for SciFi Writers

20 Out of This World Gifts for Sci-fi & Fantasy Writers

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If you have a science fiction or fantasy writer in your life, you know they’re different from other writers. Authors of speculative fiction spend their days thinking about dragons, aliens, and bizarre futuristic worlds. So boring bland gifts for “regular” fiction writers just won’t do. Whether they’re an old pro or an aspiring writer, these cool and creative gifts are perfect for the fantasy and sci-fi author in your life.

Gifts for Fantasy & Science Fiction Authors

1. Enchanted Library Candle

Enchanted Library Candle

Briar Wick makes cool literary-themed candles of various names and scents. The Enchanted Library is perfect for writers of the fantastical, the scent of cedarwood, parchment, and leather inspiring dreams of a beautiful home library that is more than means the eye.

Available as a 4 oz metal tin or an 8 oz glass jar. Made of vegan, all-natural soy wax.


2. Creative Block

An author’s greatest enemy is writer’s block. Creative Block is the perfect anecdote to that! This classy wooden box is filled with over a hundred brainstorming ideas to help writers work through creative blocks and finish their stories. The writer can choose a card at random and use the suggestions to work through their problem. Plus, this item looks great displayed on their desk.

Check out more tools for defeating writer’s block.


3. Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

The Now Write! series focuses on combining writing advice with writing exercises to create the perfect toolbox for writers and aspiring authors. This volume is specifically for writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. It features advice from writers like Harlan Ellison, Vonda N. McIntyre, and other award-winning genre authors.

Check out more books on writing fiction.


4. My Characters Won’t Behave Enamel Pin

My Characters Won't Behave Enamel Pin

For those days when the characters won’t cooperate! This funny enamel pin is perfect for authors who complain about their character’s motivation and choices. It features the message “My Characters Won’t Behave” written on lined paper with crumpled up pages and a pencil. 1.25″ wide, it makes a perfect stocking stuffer.


5. Feather Quill Pen

Fantasy writers can immerse themselves in the world they’re writing about with this cool gift. This feather quill pen is a modern update on the old-school writing tool. The beautiful blue or red natural goose feather comes with five different writing nibs and a bottle of black ink. Makes a great stocking stuffer as it comes in a gift box.


6. Handmade Leather Journal

The perfect companion to the quill pen is this rustic journal. This handmade buffalo leather journal is ready for the next epic novel or short story your loved one writes. It comes ready to give in a gift set with a silver ballpoint pen and a gift box.

Check out more journal gifts for writers.


7. Chart of Cosmic Exploration Poster

Chart of Cosmic Exploration Poster for SciFi Writers

Science fiction writers who pen stories with space travel will appreciate this poster to hang in their office. This schematic details the solar system and the trajectories of every man-made craft that has explored it. This 36″ x 24″ poster is ready for framing.


8. Subscription to Their Fave SFF Magazine

This gift idea is especially good for aspiring authors who are looking to get published in the top SFF magazines. The best way to sell a story is to read the latest works published in the magazines they love best. It will give them a sense of the market and help improve their writing skills.

If you need some ideas check out these magazines:
Fantasy and Science Fiction
Asimov’s Science Fiction
Analog Science Fiction & Fact


9. Author Portrait

Author Portrait Ursula K Le Guin

Professor Foolscap is an artist who takes words from famous writers and other visionaries and turns them into a unique portrait of the person. These beautiful prints are unique, perfect for hanging in an office or even displaying in your home. Choose from classic science fiction and fantasy writers like Arthur C Clarke, Kurt Vonnegut, JRR Tolkien, Mary Shelley, Margaret Atwood, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Isaac Asimov.




10. Vintage Library Due Date Card Coasters

Writers always have a drink nearby while they’re writing and this is a fun way to protect their desk! This set of two square coasters are printed with retro library due date cards, including date stamps.


11. Book Purse

A Wrinkle In Time Book Purse Gift for Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers

Let the science fiction writer in your life rock up to the next convention and turn heads with one of these amazing book purses. Novel Creations takes vintage hardcover books and transforms them into gorgeous purses. Choose from classics like Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, and more.


12. Masterclass Subscription

If the aspiring writer in your life is looking to improve their skills and learn from the master writers of our time, a Masterclass Subscription will give them that opportunity. The subscription gives them unlimited access to writing courses by award-winning authors like N.K. Jemisin, Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, and R.L. Stine. And if they need a break from writing, they can enjoy classes on a variety of other subjects like gardening, music, and wellness.


13. Science Fiction League Enamel Pin

Science Fiction League Enamel Pin

A miniature way to display their love of science fiction! This 20mm hard enamel pin is modeled after the original Science Fiction League logo made by Frank R Paul. Great to pin on a bag or a jean jacket.


14. Bird’s Wings Shawl

Who hasn’t dreamed of flying? This shawl takes you one step closer, allowing you to have beautiful wings. Available in a variety of beautiful styles (like the phoenix shown above, peacock, or barn owl) and colors.


15. Writing Monsters

If your writer’s work borders on the terrifying, they’ll find this handing guide on crafting terrifying creatures useful. Author and teacher Philip Athans provides a deep investigation into monsters, what they symbolize, and how to portray them in fiction.


16. Books are Uniquely Magic Mug

Books are Uniquely Magic Mug Fantasy Writers Gift

Every fantasy writer knows that books contain magical worlds and characters. This mug is the perfect tribute to that, with the phrase “Books are uniquely magic.” It also features an illustration of an open book with a dragon emerging from the pages. Include some of your loved one’s favorite coffee or tea to create a gift bag.


17. Fantasy Writer T-shirt

This gift is the perfect way to let the world know what your loved one is most passionate about: they’re a fantasy writer! This minimalist shirt features a bat, moon, spider, magic wand, and unicorn.

Available in men, women, and youth sizes in ten color options.


18. Science Fiction Writer T-shirt

Science fiction writers need not feel left out–there’s a shirt for them too! This minimalist design features a vintage rocketship and a raygun!

Available in men, women, and youth sizes in ten color options.

Check out more T-shirts for Writers.


19. Writer Zipper Bag

Genre writers can be unique, and I’m sure they’ll agree that they’re more interesting than “regular” writers! This cool zipper pouch expresses that idea. It shows other authors as a plain horse and your writer as a fabulous unicorn. The pouch is perfectly sized to use as a pencil bag or even a make-up pouch.


20. Fantasy Mapping: Drawing Worlds

Every epic fantasy novel needs an epic map, and this book is the perfect guide for fantasy writers to learn to drawn their imagined worlds. Wesley Jones has written a book full of step-by-step tutorials perfect for artists of every level. It’s particularly good for authors who don’t have an artistic background.


Need more gift ideas?

Check out 20 Vintage Science Fiction Gifts and our megalist of 50 Creative Gift Ideas for Writers.

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7 Eco Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas

Giving gifts is so much fun, but one of the downsides is wrapping gifts. Wrapping paper, bows, backs, and ribbon are all expensive. Then, once the gift-giving is done, all the beautiful wrapping paper is just thrown away. It’s not only a waste of money but a pretty wasteful process. So as you’re preparing gifts for Christmas or a birthday, consider some other wrapping options. These eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas allow you to reuse common items so you save money while also saving the planet. Check them out.

7 Eco Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas

1. Recycled Newspaper

Newspaper Recycled Wrapping Paper
If you still get a weekly newspaper delivery, you can put that paper to good use by reusing it as wrapping paper. The comics are especially good for wrapping children’s presents or for comic book and graphic novel fans.

2. Recycled Grocery Bag

Brown Paper Bag Gift Wrap
If you leave your grocery store with brown paper bags, instead of just tossing them in the trash or recycling bin, use them to wrap your presents. Flip them inside out so the outside is blank. Once your item is wrapped, you can draw decorations or write messages on the brown paper. This is a chic and eco-friendly alternative to traditional wrapping paper.

3. Save & Reuse Gift Wrap & Bags

If you aren’t ready to use recycled household materials to wrap your gifts, you can recycle gift wrap itself. When you receive a gift, some careful unwrapping means you can save and reuse wrapping paper, tissue paper, ribbon, and gift bags. I keep a drawer in my office specifically to save gift wrapping items for reuse. This will help you save money and reduce waste in the long run.



4. Use Part of the Gift

Scarves Eco Friendly Gift Wrapping
This is a fun way to get a little creative with your gift wrapping. Instead of using a traditional gift bag or wrapping paper, use a part of the gift to wrap it. For example, if you’re giving newlyweds kitchen stuff, wrap the items in pretty dishtowels or an apron (you can use the apron strings to make a bow). Spa or bathroom items can be wrapped in a nice bath towel.

If you enjoy thrift store shopping, start collecting pretty scarves that can be used to wrap any gift.

5. Reusable Gift Bags

Never buy wrapping paper again by investing in reusable gift bags. These cloth and fabric bags usually come with ribbons or drawstrings to secure your gift inside. If you’re good with a sewing machine, you can even make your own from your favorite fabric.

6. Gift Wrapping Cloth

Take a tip from Japan and try Furoshiki, which is the art of wrapping gifts with cloth. Instead of using disposable paper, a square piece of fabric is used to wrap the gift. On their own, the furoshiki fabrics are beautiful, but when folded using a traditional technique, they create a lovely gift as well. Plus, the wrapping cloth itself is infinitely reusable.

7. Maps

Maps Recycled Wrapping Paper
Got a drawer of maps that GPS has made useless? These bright and bold pages are perfect for wrapping gifts. Reuse those large maps from museums, zoos, and amusement parks for themed gifts or to remind your loved one of a special time or memory.


Need some gifts to go with your eco-friendly wrapping paper ideas? Check out how to pick out a meaningful and personal gift. Get some of our favorite gift ideas from our gifts for readers megalist.


How to Come up with Meaningful & Personal Gift Ideas

How to Pick Meaningful & Personal Gift Ideas

How to Come up with Meaningful & Personal Gift Ideas
Some people have a knack for meaningful gifs. With little effort, they come to every birthday party or celebration with a neatly wrapped gift. Once it’s opened, the giftee is reduced to tears, touched by the perfect and personal item they received. For the rest of us, buying a gift is a challenge. We struggle to think of anything more meaningful than a mug with a funny saying or a candle. Or even worse: we just give a gift card.

But there’s hope! With a little effort and planning, you too can become one of those people who comes up with the most amazing and personal gifts that really touch the receiver. Over the years, I’ve used these tips to develop my gift-giving skills and become a master gift giver. This advice can be applied to every type of gift: birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and anniversaries.

How to Give Meaningful Gifts

Pay Attention and Keep Notes

The number one thing that helped make gift-giving easier for me was to always be listening. People are constantly giving tips about their interests and dreams in casual conversation. If you’re listening throughout the year, you’ll be given all kinds of ideas that can be used for gifts. This tip is especially helpful for those hard to shop for folks (like my Dad) who never seem to want or need anything. Every once in a while, people will drop clues: “Oh I really want to learn how to knit.” “I’m going to need a new stand mixer in a few years.” “When I was a kid, I really loved my GI Joe. I wish I still had that toy.” People may mention specific items (stand mixer, GI Joe) or they may mention general interest (knitting) that could be used to inspire a gift idea.

What’s really going to help you out is keeping notes. If someone says something in March that you feel like would be a perfect Christmas gift, chances are pretty high that you will completely forget it by the time you’re Christmas shopping. What I do is keep a spreadsheet that has listed everyone I regularly buy gifts for (family, close friends, etc.). I have one tab that is just for gift ideas and another tab to keep track of gifts given to them in the past.

When you keep these gift idea notes all year long, it makes shopping easier for you but also often makes the gift more of a surprise. While people will sometimes give purposeful hints close to their birthday or Christmas, often they won’t remember mentioning their knitting interest in March. So when you get them a beginner’s set of knitting needles and yarn, they’ll be so touched that you paid attention and intuited their interest.



Make a List of Their Interests

If it’s gift-giving time and you don’t know what to get your beloved, a little brainstorming may reveal some thoughtful gift ideas. Get a piece of paper and start writing down everything you know about the person: their job, their hobbies, other interests you have. Write down everything, even the smallest details.

Read through the list and see if any of the items inspire a gift idea or two. Write down anything that comes to mind, even if you know you wouldn’t or couldn’t buy them. By writing everything down, you’re allowing your brain to get creative in a way that opens it up to deeper ideas. At this point, you may find the perfect idea to buy as a present. If not, take to Google or other online shopping sites to do some research. You may find specific gift guides (like Amazing gifts for book lovers or unusual gifts for gardeners or sriracha gifts under $15) or browse items available on shopping websites. Give yourself time to really explore, any of these pages may inspire other gift ideas.

Try to push yourself beyond the most obvious gifts. If your brother in law is an accountant, he probably has tons of mugs with funny accounting related sayings. But maybe he’d appreciate an antique abacus to display in his office, which would make a great conversation piece for new clients.

Make a Gift Basket

One solution to make a very unique and fun gift is to assemble a gift basket to give to your loved one. It doesn’t have to be a literal basket (you can use a bag or a box or a different creative container), but basically, you’re putting together a bunch of small gifts to give as one. Often these are done on a theme or you can just gather a bunch of items you know the person will love. This is a great way to give little knick-knacks, treats, and other small presents without it feeling like you’ve cheaped out on the gift.

Check out my article on how to make a gift basket for writers to get ideas on brainstorming goodies for your gift.

Go for Artisan and Personalized Gifts

When I want to make sure that a gift has a personal feel, I will forget going to the mall or Amazon and instead look for items sold by artisans. Explore local shops and craft fairs in your area. They’re the perfect place to find unique art pieces, collectibles and other items that will really wow as a gift. If you’re striking out locally, I really like Etsy for buying gifts. There are tons of artists and small business owners selling wonderful gifts. Many of the options are made to order, so they can be personalized with a name, special message, or other details that make them completely unique for the giftee. Ordering from Etsy does require some planning ahead, because custom pieces may need a few weeks to be made and shipped.


How to Pick Meaningful & Personal Gift Ideas

Looking for some inspiration on your gift hunt? Check out our gifts for writers megalist and these suggestions of gifts for animal lovers. Once you’ve got the perfect gift, use some eco-friendly wrapping ideas.

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15 Funny & Cute T-shirts for Writers

Practical gifts are gifts well appreciated, and there’s nothing more practical than clothing. But rather than buying socks, you can get a fun and inspiring present. These t-shirt for writers are an interesting mix of funny shirts and cute designs, which make perfect gifts for Christmas, birthdays, or other occasions. Check them out below to find the perfect t-shirt for your author.

15 T-shirts for Writers

1. Shhh! I’m Eavesdropping for Dialogue Ideas T-shirt

The best writing inspiration comes from writers’ lives, and this funny t-shirt broadcasts that loud and clear. With a big listening ear, this shirt says “Shh! I’m Eavesdropping for Dialogue Ideas.” This hilarious t-shirt is great for novelists and screenwriters alike.

Sizes: Men, Women, & Youth

Colors: Black, Blue, White, Brown, Yellow




2. I Write Because If I Don’t My Mind Might Explode T-shirt

This is a funny t-shirt for those writers with minds that don’t stop running. If they’re constantly thinking about their stories or plotting in their head, then they can relate to that feeling of needing to get their characters down on the page. Great gift to show your support for Christmas or a birthday.

Sizes: Men, Women, & Youth

Colors: Black, Navy, Blue, Brown, Purple


3. I Heart Non-Fiction T-shirt

Fiction writers aren’t the only ones who deserve a nice t-shirt. This is the shirt for all those non-fiction writers like memoirists, bloggers, and journalists. It boldly proclaims: “I <3 non-fiction." Sizes: Men, Women, & Youth

Colors: Slate, White, Silver, Yellow, Pink


4. Future Best Selling Author T-shirt

This is the t-shirt for the aspiring young writer in your life. It proclaims exactly what they dream of achieving, becoming a best-selling author.

Sizes: Men, Women, & Youth

Colors: Black, Blue, Red, Brown, Purple


5. Go Away I’m Writing The Next Blockbuster T-shirt

This is the perfect, funny t-shirt for screenwriters who need to be left alone so they can finish their script. Perfect to wear to coffee shops or ward off nosy family members who keep you away from your brilliant movie screenplay.

Sizes: Men, Women, & Youth

Colors: Black, Navy, Blue, Olive


6. Be Careful Or You’ll End Up In My Novel Shirt

A writer’s greatest revenge is portraying their enemies poorly in their stories. This hilarious t-shirt is the perfect warning. It says “Be careful, or you’ll end up in my novel.” Perfect to wear on first dates, to class, or while writing in a cafe. Makes a nice gift for the snarky author in your life.

Sizes: Men, Women, & Youth

Colors: Black, Navy, Asphalt, Brown, Purple


7. Writing is My Superpower

This t-shirt celebrates the real truth about writing: it’s a superpower! Perfect gift for writers who love comic books, super heros, or continue to work on their novel in their free time avoiding the impossible time-sucks of Netflix and social media.

Sizes: Men, Women & Youth

Colors: Black, Navy, Kelly Green, Dark Heather, Purple


8. Single – Taken – Busy Writing T-shirt

Single - Taken - Busy Writing T-shirts for Writers

Career driven writers will appreciate this funny tee. Their relationship status is “Busy Writing.” A unique and fun way to show their priority is working on their novel.

Colors: Black, Asphalt, Forest, Royal Blue, Red


9. Plotting a Murder T-shirt

This is the perfect shirt for mystery and horror writers who are frequently plotting the most dramatic murders and deaths. It features a typewriter and the ominous phrase: “Plotting a murder.” Be the envy of all the other authors in your writer’s group.

Sizes: Men & Women

Colors: Black, Asphalt, Slate, Dark Heather, Heather Blue


10. I’m So Adjective I Verb Noun T-shirt

I'm So Adjective I Verb Noun T-shirt

If you’re looking for funny t-shirts for writers that are a little bit outside the box, this one is great. It reminds me of doing Mad Libs. “I’m So Adjective I Verb Noun.” Also a cute shirt for English teachers.

Sizes: Unisex, Ladies, & Hoodies

Colors: Black, Dark Heather Gray, Heather Gray, Pink


11. Writer Facts

This funny shirt gives Writer Facts in the style of a food nutritional label. It smartly describes what makes up a storyteller, like bravery, insanity, passion, and of course: writer’s block tolerance. This is one of the most original t-shirts for writers.

Sizes: Men, Women, & Youth

Colors: Black, Red, Heather Blue, Purple, Dark Heather


12. Nevermo’ Poe Shirt

Nevermo' Edgar Allan Poe Shirt

Literary shirts are a big hit with writers, and this one is a lot of fun for Edgar Allan Poe fans. It’s a twist on the classic line “Nevermore” from his poem “The Raven,” presenting a hip and modern poet with chains and a hat. Book lovers and writers alike will enjoy this hilarious shirt.

Sizes: Men, Women, & Youth

Colors: Gray, Blue, Pink, White


13. Premium Quality Writer T-shirt

Premium Quality Writer Shirt

This is another fun writing t-shirt with a nice professional design. It says “Genuine & Trusted Writer Premium Quality.” It’s a great gift to let a writer know you think their writing is fantastic. It’s also a good gift for copywriters and other professional writers.

Sizes: Men & Women

Colors: Asphalt, Black, Yellow, navy


14. I’m Silently Correcting Your Grammar T-shirt

This is the shirt for those writers who are also editors or really appreciate proper grammar. It says “I’m Silently Correcting Your Grammar” with lots of copyediting marks. Funny and creative t-shirt design any writer will appreciate.


15. I’m a Writer, I Dream While Awake T-shirt

If you’re looking for t-shirts for writers that are more inspirational, this one fits the bill. It says, “I’m a writer, I dream while awake,” and features a beautiful illustration of a moon and stars. This makes a nice gift to inspire a new writer.


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10 Unique Gifts for Writers (No Journals or Mugs!)

If your loved one is an author or aspiring writer, they’ve gotten tons of writing-related gifts for birthdays or Christmas. You’ve probably bought them plenty of pens, journals, or writing books to nourish their creative passion. But this year you want to be different, you want to be creative and get them a gift that’s truly one of a kind. These unique gifts for writers are fun, inspiring, and special. They’ll show that you not only love the writer in your life but that you’ve put a lot of thought into their special gift. Check them out below.

Unique Gifts for Writers & Authors

1. Mini Leather Book Necklace

Mini Book Necklace - Unique Gifts for Writers

This is one of the most unique gifts for writers. Home of the Muse makes these cute mini-book necklaces. They are handmade from leather and feature actual pages inside when you open the book. Give as is or write a special message or story inside for your loved one.


2. The Procrastinator’s Handbook

Many writers have an issue with…putting off writing. It’s a common issue, but tricky to tackle. If the writer in your life seems to distract themselves from their project by playing video games or cleaning out the fridge, they may need to address their procrastination problem. The Procrastinator’s Handbook by Rita Emmett combines her advice with humor to teach the reader tips and techniques to master their procrastination. This is one of the few unique gifts for writers that address a major stumbling block for many creative types.




3. Crystal Creativity Bracelet

Crystal Creativity Bracelet for Writers

Crystals are frequently used to influence emotions and help pursue personal outcomes. Many crystals are perfect to stimulate creativity and this bracelet features three of them. With beads made from Carnelian, Chrysocolla, and Lapis Lazuli, this jewelry helps promote self-expression, self-trust, and remove creative blocks. This bracelet is a lovely gift for writers that not only looks beautiful but can help them pursue their creative passions. Makes a great stocking stuffer or romantic Valentine’s Day gift.

Learn more about crystal bracelet meanings.


4. Dry Erase Board

A lot of writing time isn’t spent writing. Instead, it’s spent brainstorming, working out plot hiccups, and just trying to figure out how to end the damn story. A dry-erase board is a perfect tool for a writer’s office. Great for brainstorming, arranging index cards, or just getting a little creative.

Include a nice set of dry erase markers and sticky notes, and your writer will be ready to tackle their next project.


5. A Fitness Tracker

I know what you’re thinking: what does this have to do with writing? Well, a lot actually. Writing is an incredibly sedentary activity: an author sits at a desk and writes. Sometimes they’re spending hours each day writing and reading. This can lead to a ton of health problems. A fitness tracker can help remind them to exercise and meet fitness goals. Many bands also have built-in Move Reminders that make sure they get up and move around at least once every hour. Plus, exercise boosts creativity, so you’re still helping their writing career.

If you’re on a budget, check out the best cheap fitness trackers.


6. Writer Business Cards

Writer Business Cards

Most people don’t think of business cards when they think of authors, but writing is a business like any other. It requires networking and building connections in the publishing industry. If the writer in your life is attending conventions and meeting other writers at local events, having some high-quality business cards can really help them make a good impression. These cards are unique gifts for writers and are greatly appreciated by cash-strapped newbies and students.


7. A Writing Space Away From home

If your writer doesn’t have a dedicated office or often finds themselves distracted by kids, pets, or chores, sometimes the best gift is somewhere to go and just write. This will depend on how your writer likes to work, but you can buy them a subscription to a co-working space or a dedicated writers space where they can go daily to focus on their work (the Writer’s WorkSpace in Chicago is a great example of this kind of space). If your writer prefers to work in a coffee shop, buy them a gift card to their favorite cafe. If your loved one is frugal and prefers to write at the library, make them some IOU cards (get free printables) for things like watching the kids for two hours or taking care of chores so they can go write. If you’ve got a big budget, fund a writing retreat weekend for them at a hotel, cabin, or other picturesque location.

The gift of time to create is priceless and greatly appreciated by any busy writer.

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8. Typewriter Jewelry Box

Typewriters have a special place in most writer’s hears, even if they do their writing on a computer. This gift is a nice reminder of vintage typewriters but with a hidden purpose. This is actually trinket box, perfect for storing jewelry, pens, or other little knick knacks. It looks great on a shelf, a dresser, or even a writing desk.

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9. A Writer’s Website

Once a writer starts publishing stories or books, they’ll need an online presence to keep fans up to date on their latest work and advertise to new readers. One of the most important ways to do this is through a website, but some writers put this step off. A practical and unique gift for writers is to buy them a domain and web hosting. Usually, the best domain features their pen name so it will be easy for fans to search and find them.

We use Dreamhost because it is perfect for buying domains and hosting our website all in one place. They’re also incredibly easy to use with WordPress, making them a great option for beginners.


10. A Customized Writer’s Gift Basket

DIY A Customized Writer's Gift Basket
The best gifts are the ones that come from the heart. With a little time and some creative thinking, you can create one of the most unique gifts for writers: a 100% customized gift basket. Make it an emergency kit of all the comfort foods and items your author needs during writer block or an editing crisis. Or create an inspiration basket full of inspiring books, art, and trinkets. Or do a combination of both.

Check out our article on DIY Writer Gift Baskets for tons of ideas.


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15 Edgar Allan Poe Gifts for Fans & Readers

Edgar Allan Poe is a gothic and macabre writer and poet beloved by many modern days authors and readers. If you have a loved one who is obsessed with Poe, you know how their fascination can be a fixation. So when holidays and birthdays roll around, Edgar Allan Poe gifts are perfect to wow them! We’ve gathered some of the coolest, kookiest, and most interesting gift ideas for Edgar Allan Poe fans. Check them out:

15 Edgar Allen Poe Gifts

1. Edgar Allan Poe Lifesize Standee

This is the closest you’ll come to having Mr. Poe himself live and in person in your home or classroom. Any true Poe fanatic would be over the moon to receive this gift! This cardboard standee is 68″ high and features a black and white image of the famous author himself and his raven. It comes with a stand-up easel so you can display him anywhere.

Made in the USA from recycled materials.


2. Cool Story Poe Tote Bag

Cool Story Poe Tote Bag

Whether they need to carry books to class or a laptop to work, this tote bag is one of the best Edgar Allan Poe gifts you can give. Practical, check. Poe themed, check. Cool AF, check. This 100% cotton tote bag features an illustration of Poe wearing sunglasses and a raven on his shoulder.




3. Edgar Allan Poe Saint Candle

Summon the spirit of Poe to inspire writing or add a spooky vibe to a night of reading. This 8.5″ prayer candle features a gorgeous illustration of the author along with a prayer on the back. This is a fun gift that any Poe fanatic will appreciate displaying in their home.


4. Poe Floating Quote Art

Poe Floating Quote Art

This piece is a lovely and romantic gift idea. BurntBranch makes gorgeous floating quotes, printed on transparency film and protected between two layers of glass in an elegant black frame. This piece features a quote from Poe’s poem “Annabel Lee”: “We loved with a love that was more than love.” A beautiful gift, it’s great to give a loved one for Valentine’s day, an anniversary, or even a birthday.

If you’re looking for a more platonic gift, the shop offers other Poe quotes.

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5. Edgar Allan Poe Action Figure

Readers and literary geeks can’t be denied their own action figures! This figure from Accoutrements is of the great writer Poe himself. 5.25″ tall, this vinyl action figure is an accurate representation of the author, it even comes with its own raven. Looks great displayed on a bookcase or on a writer’s desk.


6. Annabel Lee Candle

Annabel Lee Candle Edgar Allan Poe Gifts

One of Poe’s most famous poems is the sweet but sad poem told from the point of view of a man who loves a woman who died. (Read it here.) Scently Delightful has made this lovely candle inspired by the poem. The scent is a blend of sea greens, sage, and sea salt, referencing back to the kingdom by the sea. The candle comes in a beautiful jar ready to give as a gift.


7. The Raven Scarf

One of Poe’s most famous writings is a poem called “The Raven” (read it here). This gorgeous scarf features the poem in full along with vintage illustrations from an early print edition. The soft beige shawl is the same color as an old book page and it will match well with many outfits. A beautiful gift for any women who love Poe’s poetry.


8. Edgar Allan Poe Ornament

Edgar Allan Poe Ornament

This ornament is gorgeous! This handmade, gothic style ornament of the writer Poe is designed and sculpted by Dellamorteco. Made from resin, it’s 4″ tall and perfect to hang on a Christmas tree or around the house for year-round display.


9. The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

Many readers know Poe for his world-famous short stories, but he preferred poetry. For new fans of Poe’s work, this complete collection of poetry makes a wonderful gift. Readers will be entranced by his soulful and haunting words and verse. It includes classic poems like “The Raven,” “Annabel Lee,” and “The Bells.”


10. Poe Quote Tights

Poe Quote Tights - Edgar Allan Poe Gifts

This is one of the coolest Edgar Allan Poe gifts we’ve seen! MyTightsShop makes tons of interesting, specialty tights. This set features quotes from Poe’s work, along with gorgeous vintage illustrations. Available in beige, white, and silver. One size fits from small to x-large.


11. Poe Me Another Cup Mug

This funny coffee mug is perfect for literary fans and Edgar Allan Poe lovers. It features an illustration of the writer, with a raven perched on his head holding a teacup. It says: “Poe me another cup,” with a fun play on the writer’s name. Include some of the gift receiver’s favorite coffee or tea to create a nice gift bag.

This 11 oz. mug is dishwasher and microwave safe.


12. Edgar Allan Poe Nevermore Raven Tie

Edgar Allan Poe Nevermore Raven Tie

For the Poe loving gentleman in your life, this classic tie makes a great gift. This satin tie features an image of a raven with text from “Nevermore.” This tie is perfect to wear to special events or the office, it also looks great on English professors.

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13. Edgar Allan Poe Socks

Socks are often given as a practical gift, but this pair has a literary twist. Featuring an embroidery of the famous author Poe, these socks also have a raven perched on his shoulder saying “Nevermore!”

Made in the USA, these socks come in gray or crimson and feature Poe’s signature on the bottom of the sock.


14. Edgar Allan Poe Enamel Pin

Edgar Allan Poe Enamel Pin

If you’re looking for a tiny Poe gift to add to a gift bag or give as a stocking stuffer, check this out. This handmade enaml pin features the classic image of the author Edgar Allan Poe. Perfect for pinning to a jean jacket or a bag or purse.


15. The Raven Figure

The raven is one of the most well-known characters in Poe’s work and every fan deserves to have a bird of their own. And it talks! This raven figure is perfect to display on a desk or bookcase and when you press the button it says “Nevermore!” The raven comes with a copy of the classic poem, making it a fantastic gift for any Poe fanatics.


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20 Literary Gifts for English Majors

Being an English Major isn’t just a passing college fad. It is a way of life. The love of writing, the literary world, and all things books are an important part of any English Major’s identity (they sure aren’t in it for the money!). If you have a family member or friend in college, you know how important their bookish ways are. Because of this, there are tons of literary gifts for English Majors. These gift ideas range from fun and unique gifts to practical gifts that will help them get through their college stresses. Buy these presents for birthdays, graduation gifts, or Christmas. Check them out below.

Gifts for English Majors

1. Typewriter Sticky Notes

College students have a lot to remember. They need to remember classes, tests, and when papers are due. Here is a cute and fun way for your English Major to make notes of all those important things. These sticky notes come in a box that looks like a vintage typewriter. Pull them out the top like you’re pulling out a finished manuscript page. They’ll look great displayed on their desk.

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2. Dewey Decimal Literary Necktie

Dewey Decimal Literary Necktie

You’ll never find a gift like this in stores! Cyberoptix makes these beautiful neckties printed with the 800 series of Dewey Classification. Printed on a silky soft microfiber, it’s available in three different colors. Perfect to dress up and add some literary fun to any outfit.




3. Rockstar Authors Tote Bag

All English Majors need a good bag to tote their books and notes to class, but this one just rocks! This tote bag from Out of Print reimagines classic authors as punk rockers. See the wild sides of Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, Langston Hughes, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, and Maya Angelou.

100% cotton. Made in the USA.


4. Literary Themed Candles

Literary Themed Candles - Gifts for English Majors

The Bookish Candle makes literary-themed candles that are perfect for infusing any moment with fragrances inspired by classic literary works. These beautiful gifts are handmade with soy wax and fragrance oils and come in a decorative tin. The Enchanted Forest candle pictured is inspired by The Lord of the Rings and has a classic, natural scent of wood and herbs. Other scents like Books & Coffee and Literature Lover are great for any English major to enjoy.


5. Book Covers Jigsaw Puzzle

Puzzles are a fun way to relax and a perfect break from reading all those assigned books. This 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle features the covers of classic books like Gone with the Wind, 1984, and Charlotte’s Web.

Challenging and fun, this puzzle is great to do alone or with the whole family. Made in the USA.


6. Book Nerd Pencils

Book Nerd Pencil Set Gift for English Majors

Make homework fun with these book nerd-y pencils. Features six book-related phrases like “Books are my happy place” and “Professional Bookworm.” These pencils make fun and practical gifts for English Majors.

Perfect for taking notes in class or outlining a novel, these pencils come in a set of six in a mix of colors. These pencils are perfectly priced and sized to give as a stocking stuffer or a back to school gift.


7. Midsummer Night’s Balm

If you’re looking for a small gift or something to brighten up an English Major’s day, check this out. William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Balm is a cherry flavored chapstick that will “put some puck in your pucker.” It’s a cute little gift with a pinch of literary fun.

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8. Quotation Mark Earrings

Quotation Mark Earrings

Perfect for punctuation purists, these hand-drawn earrings from Peach Orchard Boutique are a lovely gift for English Majors. These black and white earrings are handmade, which gives them a cool and unique vibe. Sealed with resin, each earring has a stainless steel post and nickel-free aluminum barrel backs. Comes with a gift box, ready to give to your loved one.


9. Literary Rocks Glass

Literary Rocks Glass English Major Gift

Drinking is usually a big part of college life, but it’s more fun when you give it a wordy twist. These unique rocks glasses from Welltold feature covers and first pages from classic books. Put together a set with a few of their favorite classic literature titles.

Include a bottle of their favorite liquor, and the giftee will really appreciate this gift.


10. Bam! Onomatopoeia Art Print

Bam! Onomatopoeia Art Print Gifts for English Majors

This print is fantastic for any English nerds. A bright and bold piece of art in a comic book style, it says: “Bam! Onomatopoeia.” A colorful definition of the word, this print is available in a variety of sizes and perfect for framing. It looks great in any dorm room or office.


11. English Majors Get Lit T-Shirt

English Majors Get Lit T-Shirt

This shirt is the perfect gift for English Majors who like to party–or who consider a night at home reading a good book to be a good time. This shirt says “English Majors Get Lit” with a fun play on the phrase. This tee is perfect to wear to class or during late night cram sessions.

Available in men, women, and youth sizes in the colors black, navy, royal blue, dark heather, and heather blue.


12. Be Right Back Bookmark

Be Right Back Bookmark

English majors are always reading a ton of books: novels for class, textbooks for others, and then the book they’re reading on the side for fun. This cute bookmark is perfect for that book they can’t wait to finish. They can mark their page with the message “Be Right Back.”

Include this as a gift with a book from their “want to read” list to make a gift they’ll really appreciate.

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13. Grammar Mug

One thing all English Majors have in common is a bit of obsession with grammar. This mug is a fun embodiment of it, saying “Grammar: The Different Between Knowing Your Crap and Knowing You’re Crap.” They’ll enjoy drinking some late night java in this mug while finishing up papers the day before they’re due.

This 11 oz. mug is dishwasher and microwave safe. Include some of their favorite coffee, tea, or hot chocolate to create a nice care package.


14. Book Cover Composition Notebooks

College students need notebooks, whether to take a ton of notes in class or draft their next paper. But for your loved ones, plain notebooks just won’t do. Luckily, Out of Print makes these awesome composition notebooks with vintage book covers on them. Choose from Pride & Prejudice, Alice & Wonderland, Atlas Shrugged, and The Great Gatsby. The hardcover will keep their writing safe and look great it class.

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15. Book Socks

Socks are one of the most practical gifts you can gift, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fun! These knee-high socks are any bookworm’s dream. They feature knitted books falling into a “to be read pile” as high as most booklover’s.

Fits women with shoe sizes 6-10.


16. Library Due Date Card Coaster Set

If you want gifts for English Majors that are cool and useful, check this out. These coasters made by Cheltenham Road are perfect for people whose happy place is the library. They feature vintage library check out cards from classic books. The coasters are handmade from wood, the images sealed with a waterproof resin. These are great in an office, living room, or home library.


17. Ernest Hemingway Engraved Quote Pen

An English Major can always use a good pen and this one is a great gift for those who love to write. This gorgeous roller ball ink pen is engraved with Ernest Hemingway’s signature and his famous quote: “In order to write about life, first you must live it.”

Perfect for taking notes or outlining a novel, this refillable pen will get used for years to come.

Want more ideas for writing tool gifts? Check out these quirky pen gifts for writers.


18. Baking with Kafka by Tom Gauld

Tom Gauld is a cartoonist who makes funny cartoons for The Guardian and many other publications. Baking with Kafka collects his best literary cartoons. Full of pop culture refrences and hillariously honest quips about writers, every English Major will appreciate Gauld’s dry humor and brilliant takes on the literary world.


19. Go Away I’m Reading Sign

Every English Major is a bookworm at heart, so their favorite thing to do is cozy up with a good book. This box sign says what they’re thinking: “Go Away I’m Reading.” This sign is the perfect decoration for a dorm room and looks great on a bookshelf.


20. Bookshelf Infinity Scarf

Accessories make great gifts because they’re practical but can also be really fun. This infinity scarf is the epitome of that. Made of lightweight chiffon, this scarf features a gorgeous bookshelf print. Looks great with a casual outfit or dressing up for a night on the town.


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