Valentine’s Day Gift Guide to a Bookworm’s Heart

It’s Valentine’s Day, and you know what that means.  Chocolate bonbons and heart-shaped boxes and fluffy stuffed animals, oh my!  While you may be the recipient or giver of such gifts, Valentine’s Day is also a good excuse to, in the influential words of Donna Meagle and Tom Haverford, treat yo self.  We’re just here to elevate your living style, so here are a few ideas to get you started if you’re at a loss as to what to treat yourself with.

Book Bath Caddy

Waterlogged pages are officially a thing of the past.  You needn’t ever run the risk of dropping your book or kindle in the bathwater again when you have such a fancy tray to come to your rescue.  Not only that, but you can load it with a glass of that Chardonnay that’s been sitting on your wine rack for the past month, waiting for you to take a moment to yourself.

Find one HERE.

Book Paper Rose Bouquet

Yes, you can send yourself flowers and chocolates like Cher in Clueless so that everyone knows you’re desirable, but what if you ditched the real roses and got yourself some paper roses made out of pages from books.  Besides, we all know your green thumb left you ages ago.

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Book Worm Ring

We know it’s not the typical ring given on Valentine’s Day, but who wants diamonds and promises of a lifetime together when you can have a ring that shows off your official status as a bookworm.  Besides, it’s scientifically proven that books are worth far more than any diamond or jewel.  Better to use those as book weights rather than just have them adorn your finger.

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Kindle eReader Themed Case

Whether you’re reading on the tube, a park bench, or in your favourite overstuffed chair, we can tell by your flushed cheeks that you’re not exactly reading the latest Dan Brown release.  While the fact that you’re reading off a Kindle can hide the cover of the book that most likely has two barely clothed people in a compromising position, why not get a Kindle case that looks like a copy of some classic novel people respect.  Not that you should be ashamed of your reading choice, but some people just don’t know how to appreciate a good Harlequin romance when they see one.

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Book Lover Teaspoon

Everyone loves a good cuppa tea.  It’s a timeless act from turning on the kettle to adding in copious amounts of sugar cubes when no one is looking.  Why not elevate the experience with a book lover teaspoon?  It literally reads “drink tea, read books, be happy.”  What more could you ask for during your daily tea ritual?

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Ex Libris literary game

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all mushy and gushy.  In fact, why not dial up the competitive atmosphere and challenge someone you like well enough to Ex Libris.  Its motto is that it’s “The game of first lines and last words,” but ideally, they won’t be the last words between you and your loved one.  However, you never know.  Board games change people.

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Now I know this one is a novel idea, pun wholly intended, but maybe you’re an elite bookworm and already have everything you need to enhance your reading experience.  So, here are a few Valentine’s Day worthy books to lose yourself in: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Normal People by Sally Rooney, Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams, and The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild.

The FlatshareAmericanahNormal PeopleQueenie: Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel AwardThe Improbability of Love: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016

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