Oct 18, 2011

For the literary lovers

I know I said I was going to wait until tomorrow to post this, but I couldn't - I'm too excited!

Last year I pledged to have a handmade holiday, buying handmade gifts for everyone on our shopping list. With the exception of one or two things I accomplished it. I had so much fun I want to try it again this year...but what's fun handmade shopping without friends? I'll be sharing handmade products twice a month in hopes you find a great gift idea for someone!

I love reading (um, duh), so I thought it fitting to start with some gift ideas any avid reader would appreciate.

I absolutely love this e-reader case from Jenny's shop Secret Nook. I don't have an e-reader, but I kind of want to buy one just so I can get this case, (for some reason, the mister didn't exactly agree with that logic), and I gasped when I saw the inside material - so unexpected!
 (Photo courtesy of Secret Nook)

The print of this quote made my former English major heart swell with pride. So true. (I don't care what you say. The book is always better).
 Photo courtesy of karimachel

This shirt from NIFTshirts almost makes it a little easier to bear that the books are finished. (And in the Gryffindor colors!) If you don't know who these characters are you a) have been living under a rock and I'm sad for you, and b) need to get thee to Amazon, stat.

Photo courtesy of NIFTshirts

Know a Jane Austen fan? Gift them this swoon-worthy print of Mr. Darcy's proposal from Brooke's shop. (Am I the only one who thinks it's romantic when words from literature are used because a person is too overwhelmed to express how they feel?)
 Photo courtesy of Brookish

And last but not least, these bookends from KnobCreekMetalArts are fun and practical! (I got my dad a set of bookends from this shop last year and he loved them!)
Photo courtesy of KnobCreekMetalArts

What do you think? Did any of these items strike your fancy? (Yes, I did just use that phrase). Would you wear that t-shirt in secret, or proudly down the street?

And if anyone can convince Ben that buying me an e-reader wrapped in that case is completely necessary, let me know.

Happy Tuesday!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oo, I love that e-reader cover! I have one for my nook, but it's not nearly as cute as that!

I would basically want anything in this post. One of my faves is the Jane Austen quote, but I think it would be weird for a single girl to hang that on her wall..... Hee hee.

Looking forward to reading more posts in this series. I think you are going to help me craft my Christmas list. ;)

tessica said...

I love ALL of these! All all all!

Megan said...

You DO know that regular Kindles are $79 now, right? I bet Ben could justify that ;)

Sarah said...

I am tempted by the e-reader...And I love that cover! Personally, I love that Darcy letter. Pride and Prejudice remains my favorite book!

Unknown said...

This is supposed to give me ideas for others, but really I want to buy them for myself. Haha!

These are great, though. I can see several of my friends loving the shirt or the Jane Austen print. :)

I'm adding them to my favorites!! :)

AshleyD said...

I love the Jane Austen quote. I want to buy that and tuck it away- saving it for when I get married to hang on our bedroom wall!

Amber said...

LOVE the quote! I really like the idea of hanging quotes in frames and have been searching for the perfect one for my office on etsy lately!

I've starred this post to come back to as I see a few gifts that are jumping out at me to buy for people :) Love this series Becky!

Mandy said...

Oh my goodness, I love this post. As a literature lover and fellow English major, I can get behind any of these gifts. Great series, Becky.

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