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    28 Gifts For People Who Love Words

    Don't worry — it's not just books.

    1. A card game for the punniest person you know.

    2. A scarf with the text of a literature-obsessed word lover's favorite book.

    3. A phone case for travelers that lets you communicate wherever you are, in any language.

    4. An online subscription to their favorite style manual, like AP Stylebook or the Chicago Manual of Style.

    5. A tote for someone who just wants to be serenaded by language.

    6. IRL punctuation for those who need to contain some of their word collection.

    7. A poster for that person who loves classic novels as much as they love grammar.

    8. A throw pillow that says "I love you" in American Sign Language.

    9. An ornament made of upcycled dictionary pages for those who want to put their logophilia on display during the holidays.

    10. A pin for someone whose heroes are Strunk and White.

    11. A subscription for the word nerd who loves puzzles.

    12. These stickers that can do the talking for someone at a loss for words.

    13. A book for people who love language and data and all of the fascinating things that come from the intersection between them.

    14. A pair of socks for someone who wants to show off their tendency toward obscenities.

    15. A word to call their own — because, yes, you can adopt a word!

    16. Punctuation-themed jewelry for those who want to wear their pedantry proudly.

    17. Pencils for the writer who probably keeps a secret stash of desk whiskey.

    18. Register them for a language conference, like the American Copy Editors Society's annual gathering.

    19. A desk calendar for the word lover who wants to learn something new every day.

    20. Tea towels for anyone who wants to properly (and subtly) punctuate their hand-drying or spill-cleaning.

    21. A subscription to Babel, a quarterly magazine all about language.

    22. A T-shirt for anyone who wants to embrace their inner critical theorist.

    23. Books for someone who likes a side of beautiful illustration with their words.

    24. Or books for people who love to read about how others approach language.

    25. Or reference guides for the pedant who's all work and no play.

    26. A pack of red pens for the editors who can't help themselves.

    27. This mug for people who want to show off how much they love coffee and the International Phonetic Alphabet.

    28. And a big ol' set of dictionaries for that one person who just needs to know ALL OF THE WORDS.

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