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Affordable And Clever Gifts For Your Writer And Bibliophile Friends

Other than actual books, these items will delight your resident writers and book worms without breaking your bank. Everything here is under $30.00.

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1. Versatile Bookmarks

Bookmarks are a reader's best friend. These few go above and beyond!

2. Durable Journals

For writing, musing, and note-taking on the go.

Field Notes: "Expedition" Edition / Via

This takes durable to a new level. For starters, the pages are tear-proof and waterproof. Perfect present for adventurer-writers (or just messy/clumsy writers - c'mon, who hasn't spilled tea all over the table?).

Grab a 3-pack for just $9.95 from Field Notes.

3. For the Wanderer

Speaking of adventurer-writers and readers, these bits and bobs are perfect for literary globetrotters.

Penguin Travel Accessories / Via

Iconic Penguin Book covers make for adorable travel accessory designs and postcards. All items available at the Penguin Collection Shop.

Thermos: $25.95

Postcards from Penguin book: $25.00

Luggage Tags: $9.95 (each)

4. Sensory Delights

Let your friends take the scent of cozy libraries and imaginary worlds with them.

Book-inspired Soy Candles / Via

From Narnian winters to Hagrid's pumpkin patch, these candles will transport readers back into their favorite stories. Get 1 for $10.00 or a set of 3 for $28.00 at the From the Page etsy store.

Library Collection Candles / Via

The candles of the Library Collection are inspired by and named after classic authors. Pictured are the Jane Austen (right) and the Oscar Wilde (left).

Candles are $25.00 each, but you can also get them in travel-sized tins for $8.00 each at Paddywax.

5. Writerly Tools

Fun knick knacks for writers that readers will likely enjoy too.

6. For the Mixers

Art and booze for lit-lovers.

7. Reader/Writer Fuel

Caffeinated beverages and the perfect mugs to hold them.

8. Wearables

Writers and book worms will thank you.

Shakespearean Insult Bandages / Via

Sometimes, the things we love hurt us. Give these to your bookish friends for when their beloved pages turn on them. Paper cuts are serious business. Amazon has these bandages for $2.50.

10. Go Away, I'm Reading! Dust Jackets


These colorful dust jackets made their online debut a year ago. Designed by Erin Bowman, Tracey Neithercott, and Sarah Enni, these tell people (politely) to not interrupt people absorbed in books.

The best part of this is that the templates are FREE. The index for all 14 jackets (some themed to specific books) is at Erin Bowman's site.

Just remember though, the very best thing to give reader-writers is some peace and quiet time.

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