The holiday season has arrived, which means it is time to gift your your bookish friends with bookish gifts! But who are we kidding, we've already bought most of these things for ourselves already. These are some of our favorite bookish retailers that are sure to help get you in the gifting spirit. - A & K
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There's nothing like that new book smell. Or the smell of an old library. Or really any bookish smell at all. So when I discovered Frostbeard candles, I fell in love fast and hard. Some how they capture every booker lover's favorite scents: Rainy Day Reads, Old Books, and the Archives. Ah! I love them all. - K
You're probably not a stranger to Obvious State's beautiful literary prints and totes, but have you seen their other merch? They have lovely tea towels, mugs, notebooks, and more featuring their stunning designs. These gifts are a great way to show your love for a particular author or show off a favorite quote. One thing I love about the prints is that they each have elements from the stories embedded in the design. So clever! - A
For Dylan's first birthday, I knew I had to get him the perfect gift, and, being me, I knew it had to be literary. Over on Etsy I found thRUFFty Pup, a store that has a variety of handmade pet tags. With crystals and cute charm accents, their Harry Potter themed tags are just too cute. The tags come in sayings like "Mischiefed Managed," "Accio Treats," and "I'm an Animagus." I gave Dylan a tag that says "I'm a Patronus." These tags really are the perfect gift for any Harry Potter-loving furchild. - K
We've all been there. You've loaned a book to someone one time and then you never saw that book again. Or you've been reading a book and wondered, "hmm, do I own this?" You need a bookplate stamp. Make your commitment to your favorite books official with these beautiful personalized stamp. Now you can track which books belong to you and which ones you, say, borrowed from Kendra six months ago and still haven't returned. - A
I've gotta be honest here: Autumn first told me about this notebook. Since we're both writers, we often share our favorite accessories to the trade. But in truth, this notebook would be the perfect gift for any doodler, planner, or writer—basically, everyone! This beautiful fauxdori notebook is refillable and sturdy, with all the different printouts and paper options available of Etsy, it's as customizable as you could possibly imagine. Autumn and I both got our notebooks from Caley and Jillian's Moon Shadow leather journal store on Etsy. Their journals come in a wide range of styles and colors, and they are totally up for custom orders. - K
Disclaimer: I already bought myself this sweater for Christmas. (And I got Kendra's present from here too. Shh.) The Literary Emporium has some of the best bookish items on the internet. From amazing shirts and enamel pins to bookmarks and patches, this shop has something for everyone. You can even sort by collection, so you can find things to show your love for Gothic Literature, Brone, or Harry Potter. Best of all, use the promo code READINGWOMEN15 for 15% off your entire purchase. - A