The holidays are upon us and so here are some fun ideas for gifts for the reader in your life, Gentle …erm… Reader.
Gifts for People Who Love to Read
Feather Metal Bookmarks ($7).
Purchase eBook-only shorts from your reader’s favorite author, especially if the reader doesn’t like eBooks. Get some fancy paper, print out the short story, roll up like a scroll and wrap with a pretty ribbon. (My shorts are here.)
Email your reader’s favorite author and offer to mail an SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) if they have any book marks, or even business cards with cover art on them that they’d be willing to sign. You can turn these into magnets.
If the author doesn’t offer swag, you can print out the cover of a favorite book followed by quotes onto nice paper with a high quality printer and make all manner of things with it, from a specialized bookmark (most print shops will do cheap lamination), to Christmas tree decoration, to framed art.
Pre-order a few up coming favorite authors for the reader in your life.
Print out the pre-order page as a kind of coupon of goodness to come.
Offer the convention experience.
Poke about to see if there are any major or minor conventions in your area that feature the reader’s favorite author. Get tickets to attend with the reader, or for the reader and a friend. This can be a spendy gift, but experience gifts are pretty darn awesome.
Harry Potter Themed Book of Spells Kindle Paperwhite Cover (comes in all house colors, black, and purple) $25.
Pull together a book themed basket. For example, collect some of your favorite romance novels with some chocolates, a bath bomb, and a bottle of wine (or two). Here is one example I did for Blameless several years ago.
Still hunting for something?
- You know you can get signed editions of pretty much ALL of my books from Borderlands Books?
- There’s a wildly popular Bumbersnoot necklace.
- Not to mention t-shirts and other fun swag.
Want even more?
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
|history-of-fashion- ab. 1835 Unknown artist – Portrait of a Young Lady|
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
|mistralienne- A hidden-message ring, from the 1830s. (via hackneyedhobgoblin)|
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
10 Reasons That the Octopus is Incredible
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
10 Self-Published Authors Who Made It Big
A B Keuser says of Manners & Mutiny:
“As with all of Gail’s books there is a spectacular whimsy to the way this book is written. It borders on the ridiculous, but when you’re four books into Gail’s work, you should be expecting that already.”
Quote of the Day:
“Constable Plimmer went on not replying.”
~ P. G. Wodehouse, The Man with Two Left Feet And Other StoriesGail Carriger Recommends, Holiday