A Few Simple Things   2 comments

April 30, 2018 – A list of book-related gift ideas
Bicycle BookendsWhen writing is your profession or hobby, chances are you’ve received all sorts of bookish gifts from friends (or purchased them for yourself)! Whether it’s a book light that you love, a framed print of your favorite literary quote, or a pair of Hobbit-inspired socks, these accessories can serve as the start to a great blog post. Though this type of content can work all year round, we find the greatest success in December as book lovers start looking for holiday gift ideas.

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So, I wasn’t sure I was going to participate in this week’s blog hop because, frankly, gift-giving is not my love language. I also am a woman born with the male shopping gene and would prefer to fling myself off a cliff rather than shop for things that I don’t need.

But then I gave some thought to it and came up with some things people who know I am a reader have given to me.

Books, of course, are always welcome gifts. But what are some bookish gifts that aren’t books? Hmmm ….

My husband Brad loves candles and potpourri. Alaskan homes are closed up for about six months a year, so even though we clean, smells happen and so scented candles and potpourri or scented lantern oil makes a nice touch when you’re curled up with a book. We have oil lamps for power outages, but we also have a collection of candle lanterns and potpourri cookers. They provide gentle light and lovely scents and help set a relaxing mood. By the way, you can slice up an orange and put it in a pot on the woodstove and — oh, my!

A nice throw to curl up under is always welcome. My brother gave me this soft wool shawl a couple of years ago that is large enough for me to pull up my feet under and I just love it. He’s given me a lot of gifts over the years, but this one ranks really high on my list of favorites.

Of course, both of these items would go better paired with a nice cup of tea – black, please. Green tea tastes like lawn clippings to me, but black tea or an herbal are most welcome on cold winter nights reading by the woodstove.

Image result for metal bookmarkAlthough my bookcases are mostly full to the point where bookends are unnecessary, there’s always a few places where bookends that have an architectural or humorous twist would be most appreciated.

And then who doesn’t like a pretty metal bookmark that will last forever and you can pass on to your book-loving offspring?

 

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Posted April 30, 2018 by aurorawatcherak in Blog Hop, Uncategorized

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  1. I don’t have any metal bookmarks. What a great idea!

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