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The 101 Books Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is two weeks from today. Did you read that….Christmas is two weeks from today!

OH CRAP. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BUY? Who knew Christmas actually came on December 25 this year?

But don’t despair. 101 Books has some gift suggestions for you today, at least gift suggestions for the book lovers in your life.

So if you’re buying for any of these people, here are my suggestions:

For The Book Hipster

You’ve got to go with the Charles Dickens scarf, right? What literary hipster wouldn’t love this? It has the perfect balance of style and pretentiousness.

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Via The Literary Gift Company

Also available, the Alan Ginsberg brooch. When book hipsters dream, they dream of Alan Ginsberg brooches.

Via The Literary Gift Company

Via The Literary Gift Company

For Mom

Mom loves nice jewelry, and she just loves Jane Austen. So how about a set of Elizabeth and Darcy earrings!

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Via The Literary Gift Company

For Dad

Look! It’s a set of Edgar Allen Poe cufflinks! With these bad boys, Dad will impress all the men at the board meeting.

Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 8.16.55 AMVia The Literary Gift Company

For Baby

Your baby needs two gifts because the earlier you can brainwash them into believing that they’ll die early if they don’t read, then the better off they’ll be.

Let’s start with a literary rubber ducky. How cute!

rubber ducky

Via The Literary Gift Company

And don’t you know your little one will be the star of his or her daycare when wearing this David Copperfield onesy?

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Via The Literary Gift Company

For Younger Kid

Oh my. I would pay lots of dollars to watch this puppet show. It’s a set of Dickens, Shakespeare, Woolf, and Tolstoy finger puppets!

finger puppetsVia The Literary Gift Company

And then there’s this awesome Charles Dickens cuddly toy because everyone needs a little cuddle time with Chuck Dickens. Sign me up!

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Via The Literary Gift Company

For Older Kid

With this map of English literature, convince your 12-year-old that England is the coolest place on Earth for books. Then, maybe they’ll move there and stay there when they turn 18!

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Via The Literary Gift Company

For Uber Book Geeks

For the hardest core of the hard core, including myself, these are cool. The guys at Postertext actually sent me a calendar, and it’s great.

They also turn complete text of famous novels into posters, like this one of The Great Gatsby.

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Via Poster Text

Along the same lines, but in t-shirt form, is Litographs. They’ve printed the entire text of famous novels and put them on t-shirts. The text is so small it reminds me of one of my cheat sheets from high school. I mean, one of my friend’s cheat sheets from high school.

Here’s a t-shirt based with the complete text of Jane Eyre. What book geek wouldn’t love this?

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Via Litographs

For Your Bestie

You know what your bestie wants, right? It’s an East Egg and West Egg “bestie necklace!” Awww, you guys! How precious!

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Via The Literary Gift Company

For The Smoker In Your Life

For the cigarette smoker in your life who doesn’t care that they are sucking death down their throat, here’s a cool set of banned book matches.

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Via The Literary Gift Company

For Your Lover

You know your lover loves perfume. All lovers love perfume. So she’ll love this glamorous paperback scent. Also available: paperback bubble bath and paperback body oil.

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For The Coffee Addict

An assortment of mugs to display your grammar abilities while enjoying your morning cup of joe.

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Via The Literary Gift Company

For The Librarian

This is just cool. Please buy me one, even though I’m not a librarian. It’s a set of 30 library cards from the Library of Congress.

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Via The Literary Gift Company

For Grandma

Grandma always gets upset when you put your drink on her end tables, so get her this awesome set of literary coasters!

coasters

Via West Art and Glass

For Your Drunk Uncle

For the alcoholic in your life, here’s a hollowed book that will hide a flask (flask included). Fancy.

flaskbook

Via Secret Safe Books

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Now, you’re ready for a literary Christmas!

If you buy any of this stuff, let me know. I’d love to see how your hipster friend looks in the Alan Ginsberg brooch.

FYI: This is NOT a sponsored post. 

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65 Comments Post a comment
  1. This is really nice. I’m about to buy the coffee cups for myself.

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    December 11, 2013
  2. Genius! A whole bundle of great Christmas present ideas.I quite fancy one of those Gatsby text posters for myself…

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    December 11, 2013
  3. Reblogged this on Inbetween pages and words.

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    December 11, 2013
  4. My son has turned out to be a bit of a grammar Nazi, so I might get him one of the grammar mugs. The text posters are pretty cool too. The Dickens plush toy made me remember the card game Authors, which would make a good stocking stuffer if it’s still out there. Did you ever play it? You might be too young, but it was Go Fish only with famous authors and you had to collect three of their novels. I played it a lot in the 4rth grade with my friend Melanie, when we weren’t playing “Charlie’s Angels”. Which probably explains a lot about me.

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    December 11, 2013
  5. EddieB #

    I’m thinking I should publish the Mrs Dalloway’s Party Planning Guide. Will you write the forward?

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    December 11, 2013
  6. The Allen Ginsberg brooch is going to look so great clipped onto some jerks incredibly skinny tie.

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    December 11, 2013
  7. It’s only two weeks until Christmas Day? Oh crap, indeed! I haven’t bought a single gift. But I’m only buying for five people so it won’t take long. I have an enormous family but I can’t afford to buy gifts for them all (my meager student budget won’t stretch that far!). So, I only buy for the people who I will actually see at Christmas.

    I love that Great Gatsby poster. It would look really nice on my wall. Maybe I should gift it to myself! And the literary rubber duck would be perfect for one of my nieces.

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    December 11, 2013
  8. It’s too bad many of these gifts I’d just get for myself being one of the only book nerds in my family… but still, amazing ideas! I do have a few friends that would appreciate these. Two weeks – this came at perfect timing!

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    December 11, 2013
  9. Where do you get the time to put all this information together? I’m amazed!

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    December 11, 2013
    • Late nights, my friend. This post did take a lot longer than most. I’ve been to these sites before so I at least knew where to start looking.

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      December 11, 2013
  10. Two weeks!Impeccable timing!!My lover would really appreciate the perfume and earrings too!So would my mom:)

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    December 11, 2013
  11. Two weeks!Impeccable timing!!My lover would really appreciate the perfume and earrings too!So would my mom:)

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    December 11, 2013
  12. I NEED those mugs 🙂

    Oh, are these supposed to be gifts for other people?

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    December 11, 2013
  13. Danielle #

    Litographs also does posters and tote bags!

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    December 11, 2013
  14. Lucy B #

    Thanks for sharing! I’m tempted to get my husband those Egdar Allen Poe cuff-links….after all work can be so gothic horror.

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    December 11, 2013
  15. I want the onesy and am not even expecting a child!

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    December 12, 2013
  16. I love the drunk Uncle idea! 😛

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    December 13, 2013
  17. haha is this sponsored by The Literary Gift Company? You certainly gave them a lot of free business, if not. Loved your witty accompaniments to each photo.

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    December 13, 2013
    • Actually, no! Just love their stuff. They didn’t pay me a cent and didn’t know anything about this.

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      December 13, 2013
      • that’s always the best, when it’s a genuine recommendation. they do have some excellent things, you are right!

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        December 13, 2013
  18. East Egg and West Egg! Brilliant!

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    December 13, 2013
  19. I liked the Poe cufflinks. What do you get fans of horror or science fiction, though?

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    December 13, 2013
  20. Reblogged this on Viewpoints and commented:
    East Egg and West Egg! Perfect!

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    December 13, 2013
  21. I want those Gatsby earrings! Actually, it would be cooler if they were pasties.

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    December 13, 2013
  22. Had to buy the mugs – and have been to their partner site with “intelligent gifts” and got some more things there … YOUR FAULT 😉

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    December 13, 2013
  23. LOVE IT!

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    December 13, 2013
  24. Stephanie #

    Naughty or nice, you wouldn’t want this Santa watching you! Slide #7 is beyond creepy! http://arieslug.tinybytes.me/disturbing-santa-photos

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    December 13, 2013
  25. Monica DiNatale #

    Cool. I love unique ideas.

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    December 13, 2013
  26. The banned book matches are cool 🙂

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    December 13, 2013
  27. This was great. I loved it and read it twice for it was a literary high point.

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    December 13, 2013
  28. Omg! Need that rubber ducky for my baby!! Ohhhh the nostalgia 🙂
    http://www.babyandabirkin.com

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    December 13, 2013
  29. Reblogged this on Do What Makes You Happy.

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    December 13, 2013
  30. Reblogged this on An Open-Minded Journey.

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    December 13, 2013
  31. Must… Hide… Visa…

    Cláudia.
    http://booksintights.wordpress.com/

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    December 13, 2013
  32. Reblogged this on Darling Doll.

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    December 14, 2013
  33. Reblogged this on To Be Continued… Christine and commented:
    In honor of yesterday’s literary detour, here’s some gifts any literature lover would be ecstatic to find in their stocking!

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    December 14, 2013
  34. I absolutely love the Pride and Prejudice earrings! Just put them on my Christmas list! – hope I’m not too late 🙂

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    December 14, 2013
  35. Julia Simpson-Urrutia #

    What Ashley said. . . that’s me. I love the finger puppets. I can just see the look of disappointment on my husband’s granddaughter’s face were I to buy them for her. Ha!

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    December 14, 2013
  36. This is awesome.

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    December 14, 2013
  37. There are so many things here I would like to have. Might have to buy some gifts for myself…

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    December 14, 2013
  38. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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    December 14, 2013
  39. Inspirational ideas!

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    December 15, 2013
  40. tachyonemc2 #

    Reblogged this on TachyonEmc2.

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    December 15, 2013
  41. Jessica #

    This is awesome! Great post. I especially enjoyed the poster containing the entire book’s text! How great!

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    December 15, 2013
  42. Lovely and great timing! Thank you for sharing! Hope you don’t mind me reblogging! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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    December 15, 2013
  43. Reblogged this on gapmuse.

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    December 15, 2013
  44. That’s so awesome, I would have never thought of that.

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    December 15, 2013
  45. Is the Copperfield onesy available in adult sizes? My, err… friend, wants one.

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    December 15, 2013
  46. Reblogged this on The Creative Insider Blog.

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    December 16, 2013
  47. Reblogged this on The Randomly Awesome Musings of Pisces-Girl… and commented:
    the holidays are upon us!!!

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    December 16, 2013
  48. I love these ideas. So many book geeks in my family and knowing what actual book to buy is impossible; these are perfect ideas 🙂

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    December 16, 2013
  49. Reblogged this on zaidgujjar57.

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    December 17, 2013
  50. Brilliant! And who doesn’t love Dickens this time of year?

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    December 18, 2013
  51. Nothing beats the Poe cuff links!

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    December 18, 2013
  52. Reblogged this on bellsiebooks and commented:
    I want all of these things (I’d even start wearing blouses and other uncomfortable collared shirts if it meant I could buy Edgar Allen Poe cufflinks).

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    December 20, 2013
  53. Ricardo Paredes #

    Reblogged this on The Prelude To Romance and commented:
    Awesome article

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    December 23, 2013
  54. Hey There 101Books,
    In addition to your post I was wondering, my friend is a 17 year old guy.. i want opinions on this, please?
    if you don’t know what it is— postsecret.com

    i also wrote inside the book.
    Great Job!

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    December 24, 2013
  55. mobylize #

    Reblogged this on mobylize.

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    January 3, 2014
  56. peacelove013 #

    Reblogged this on peacelove5863.

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    January 3, 2014
  57. anaisccorrales #

    Reblogged this on Arcos + Arrows and commented:
    Right up my alley.

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    January 6, 2014
  58. These are excellent!

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    December 12, 2014

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