For our 2010 gift ideas for literary buffs, see What Bibliophiles Want: Holiday Gift Ideas, Chapter One and Chapter Two.
Reader’s Relaxation Kit
Guaranteed stress relief: scented bath salts, White Ambrosia tea, a copy of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, and other indulgences.
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Jack London Wine
This literary vintage is made by Kenwood Vineyards using grapevines that were once part of the adventure writer’s ranch in California’s Sonoma Valley. Choose from cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, and red zinfandel.
Pride and Prejudice Ornament
Each of these handmade glass ornaments is unique, filled with strips of text from salvaged copies of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Literary Dog Note Cards
Bookish canines adorn these adorable note cards. Each set of eight comes with four different designs.
Emily Dickinson Necklace
The sprig of leaves adorning this gold and silver pendant lifts up to reveal a line of verse by Emily Dickinson: That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.
Flaunt fashion sense with handbags made from vintage books like Anna Karenina, Jane Eyre (right), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Roget’s Thesaurus.
Inspire creativity with a journal from Paperblanks’ Embellished Manuscripts line. Covers are imprinted with reproductions of manuscripts by famous figures like Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre, left) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby). Prices vary; visit Paperblanks.com to find a retailer
Greener World Water Bottle
This aluminum water bottle is emblazoned with Penguin Books’ iconic logo. Available in orange or white.
This stylish throw pillow, a recreation of one owned by Louisa May Alcott, has a dual use: mood indicator. If it stood on end, the writer wanted to socialize; if it lay flat it was best to stay away.
Book Each Month
Give a year’s worth of armchair adventure with books like Novel Destinations and 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, or novels featuring classic writers like Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance and The Last Dickens. justtherightbook.com or ask at your local bookstore.