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
A fun & unique bookmark, either one you make yourself or something a little different from etsy etc… Here’s an example Feather Metal Bookmarks ($7).
DIY IDEA: Short Story Scrolls
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.)
DIY IDEA: Signed Swag
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. There are even some that have moved all online now. 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.
DIY IDEA: Book Themed Gift Basket
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. Here is one example I did for SOULLESS several years ago. Or he’s a photo of a steampunk themed one.