Holiday Gift Guide for the Book Worm

Holiday Gift Guide for the Book Worm

Holiday Gift Guide for the Book Worm

Holiday Gift Guide for the Book Worm

Looking for the perfect gift for the book-lover in your life that isn’t just another Barnes & Noble gift card? Trust me, everyone loves a gift card, but if you’re looking for something a bit more personal, I’ve got the gift list for you! Check out my Holiday Gift Guide for the Book Worm. You’ll find lots of fun, practical, and unique gifts that any lover of literature will be sure to find useful in their lives!

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Happy Holidays & Happy Reading!


Holiday Gift Guide for the Book Worm

Adjustable Book Stand

Finding a comfortable way to hold your book and flip the pages ca be such a hassle! You can set this bamboo, adjustable stand in your lap or on the counter for a hands-free, hassle free read! This is also the perfect gift for anyone you know who cooks and bakes a lot following a cookbook or recipe book!

Rechargeable LED Clip-On Book Light

This book light is perfect for the traveling book worm! You can throw this rechargeable clip-on book light right in your bag or suitcase and read on the go. If you live with a significant other and you like to stay up in bed reading and don’t want to disturb your partner by leaving lights on to read, this is your perfect solution!

Personalized Book Embosser

I LOVE the idea of a personalized book embosser! This one from Etsy allows you to choose what you’d like your embosser to say and how you’d like it to look! If you’re someone who likes to lend out books within your family or friend group, this is the perfect gift to help make sure they don’t mistake your book as theirs.

Personalized Library Kit

If you’re a total library nerd this gift is AMAZING! Going to the library, checking out books, and having your card catalogue stamped is slowly becoming an old past-time, but with this personalized library kit you can keep the tradition alive and well! This is another great gift if you often lend out your books.

100 Essential Novels Scratch-Off Poster

Ever have a tough time choosing what book to read next? Then this poster is the perfect gift for you! This scratch-off chart represents 100 essential novels, so your next read is only a scratch away!

Book Buddy Book Sleeve

Another great gift for the traveling book worm! A book sleeve is also a great gift for anyone who likes to have their current read in their bag at all times- you never know when you might get a free moment to read!

Magnetic Bookmark Set

Magnetic bookmarks are my favorite kind of bookmark! Because they’re magnets, you won’t ever have to worry about your marker falling out of your book and losing your page! I’m always losing bookmarks, so a set is a great option for a gift

Library Card Decorative Pillow

If you know someone who’s home is ALSO all decked out in bookworm d├ęcor, this is the perfect edition to their collection! The neat card catalogue design is unique and timeless.

Witty Book T-Shirts

Everyone loves a good t-shirt. I love this one that says “I closed my book to be here.” Etsy is FULL of adorable shirts with witty book-related sayings! You’ll be sure to find one for everyone, no matter what their favorite book is.

Library Shelves iPhone Case

Everyone has a phone, so why not treat your book-lover to a gorgeous library shelf phone case!

Mugs

Having a nice cup of coffee or tea while you cozy up with a book is the ultimate form of self-care! And you can never have too many adorable mugs! I loved these catalogue card ones, and the one that says “just one more page.”


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Stay tuned for more holiday gifts guides!

XOXO

~Ang

How to Organize Your Holiday Gift List

How to Organize Your Holiday Gift List

How to Organize Your Holiday Gift List

Hi, friends!

We are officially at the mid-way point of November! Whether you started embracing the Christmas spirit before Halloween, once Halloween ended, or you’re waiting until after Thanksgiving, one thing is for sure: now is the time to start figuring out your Christmas gift list! Even if you’re a last-minute shopper, now is the perfect time to start thinking of who you need to buy for and brainstorming some gift ideas!

I LOVE gift giving and surprising friends and loved ones with gifts tailored just for them and planning out my list helps me get squared away before the crazy shopping ensues! If you’re not a planner by nature, don’t despair! I’m here to share a few tips and tricks with you to help you kickstart the organization of your gift list to make your holiday shopping painless!

List your people

The first step in organizing your holiday gift list is writing out who you need to buy for! Start by just writing out all the people you can think of that you typically buy for in a season- family, friends, co-workers, significant others, etc. I like to separate my list into categories, so feel free to make your own categories as such if you like to see them separated! And remember, you can always add people to your list or downsize. This is just a preliminary list, no need to be locked into it!

Talk to your friends about gifting

This step is important in your gifting process, especially for younger people i.e. college students, recent grads, etc. I can tell you firsthand that gifting as a young adult is hard! I always feel like I want to shower my friends and family with the best of the best, but my wallet says otherwise! Because you and your friends will more than likely be floating in that boat together, ASK your friends and loved ones 1. If you will be exchanging gifts this year and 2. If so, should we set a spending budget. This is something that I adopted with many of my friends in college that we are still practicing now! Being up front and asking if they would still like to exchange gifts for the holiday opens up a conversation, and setting a spending limit ensures that one person is not spending a ton of money while the other stays within THEIR budget. Make sense? Exchanging gifts or exchanging extravagant gifts DOES NOT define your friendship or relationship. The holidays can be tough, so it is important to work within YOUR means!

Consider your funds, create an overall budget, and individual spending budgets

This step branches off the previous one just a bit! As I said, for most young people, spending around the holidays can be nerve wracking! The best way to combat this feeling to the best of your ability is to consider your funds and your budget before you jump into shopping. Once you’re out and about in stores, it can be easy to veer off course and spend more than you bargained for, which ultimately will just leave you a stressed out place once the shopping is over. We want to avoid that! While we LOVE our friends and loved ones, you don’t want to shell out every penny you’ve got on presents when chances are good you will have expenses to cover! Start by:

  • Talking to with your people and setting your spending limits with one another
  • If you don’t have that discussion with your peeps, try to assign spending budgets for each person on your gift list. Like I said, I know you might want to give your loved ones the world, but we must be realistic with our funds- especially this season!
  • Tally up the maximum amounts you’ve assigned to each person to figure out your maximum budget for your holiday spending. This will be a great framework to start your shopping with! Do keep in mind that you’ve calculated your MAXIMUM budget. Those are the walls in which you should aim to stay, and there is nothing wrong with coming out underbudget! Leave yourself a little bit of wiggle room though, as we all know that one extra person always seems to slip our minds in the craziness of the season!

Do your research, get ideas together!

Now that your gift list is a bit more solid, the fun can begin! Take a look at your list and start brainstorming some gift ideas for your people! Something else you can do that I have done in the past is ask your people to list maybe 5 things they want or need this season. If you’re feeling completely stuck, this will help provide a little insight into how they are thinking! Don’t be afraid to ask if there is anything they want or anything they need. This will help you formulate ideas that are a bit more personal and tailored to the person you’re shopping for!

Google, Instagram, and Pinterest are your friends! SO many bloggers and influencers put together gift idea lists and posts- the resources are endless! Chances are good that if you search it, you’ll find a resource on it! *Don’t forget to keep your receipts and get gift receipts if you can!*

Gather up your gift bags/wrappings so you can clearly separate your gifts and see what you’ve got

As you’re shopping, if you’re interested, gather up your gift bags/boxes/tags too! Sometimes, the wrapping can be TOTALLY part of the present! I love to put gifts in those cute decorative boxes from T.J. Maxx or Michael’s, then they can repurpose them for whatever they’d like later on! Having your wrappings early will also help you separate your gifts so you can clearly see who you already bought for, what you’ve gotten them, and if you are missing anything! Dedicate one box/bag/space in your closet for your present area so that everything can stay in one place and your gifts aren’t all over the place! When the time comes to pull out your goodies, you’ll be so relieved to have it organized and separated all in one place.


If you’re still looking for some overall organizational help for this month and heading into December, my November & December 2-Pack Bullet Journal Templates are available for purchase on my homepage! If you’re looking to purchase a template for ONLY December, click HERE! (P.S. the templates make the perfect, downloadable holiday gift!)

How to Organize Your Holiday Gift List

I know, all my “Christmas after Thanksgiving” peeps are probably going to cringe at me saying ALL of this, but now you are ready to kick start your holiday shopping! Most of these steps can be completed in the coming weeks, your preliminary work can all happen BEFORE Thanksgiving so the minute you finish your Thanksgiving dinner, you can head out to the store and make holiday shopping your you-know-what!

Next week, we’ve got our November Passions Piece Feature, then our Monthly Minute at the end of the month, then get yourself ready for some more organizational, holiday content!

Lots of love! xo

~ Ang