As a friend has helpfully pointed out, there are six Fridays until Christmas. Three pay days. Seven weekends.
I’m someone who has, in recent years, relied on the Internet for most of my shopping needs — but I’m already struggling this year. With limited time and a limited budget, how do we find gifts that impress? Everyone loves the look of delight on friends’ faces when they open something tailor-made for them, but getting there — that magical moment with gift wrap shredded — is the hard part.
I’m something of a gift lover. Presenting presents means more to me than receiving them, even, and I’ve been spoiled by thoughtful parents who always seemed to find “the right thing.” The right thing does not mean “the expensive thing,” of course — just the perfect little something you never knew you’ve always wanted.
And that’s a lot of pressure.
Everyone knows I’m a reader. Despite my awful track record in 2014 (let’s not speak of it), books will always be my solace. Many of my friends are readers, too, but we all know the perils of trying to buy novels for the readers who have everything.
The odds of me picking out a paperback that a devoted reader has not read are pretty slim, honestly — so I rely upon Etsy for inspiration to wow literary pals. When I was working on the library at home, I drew inspiration from many of these items, too, and may hope Santa has a few hiding under the tree for me.
You never know when he’s listening . . .
Books print, $20, by ladypoppins
Jane Eyre book scarf, $42, by storiarts
Book lover clock, $49, by the accessory corner
Jane Austen bookmarks (set of 6), $9.50, by CastleOnTheHill
Library card shirt, $22, by GrammaticalArt
This post was not sponsored in any way;
I just love Etsy and sharing cool finds with you!
11 thoughts on “Etsy find Fridays: Lovely bookish finds”
Love this – esp the bookmarks!
Those Jane Austen bookmarks are cute! 🙂
These are such great finds! I kind of need that scarf in my life. And that clock is too cute! I can totally see that in your library.
Love all of these, especially the scarf!
I love the book scarf and the clock! Neat integration of ideas!
I’ve been eyeing the same scarf. It’s just gorgeous.
Great finds! Those bookmarks are adorable.
Thank you! You shared some fabulous ideas and I’m going to leverage a couple.
I love these ideas! Thank you for posting. 🙂 I can’t wait to check some of these out, especially that scarf.
Amanda // cozycaravan.com
Ummm we have NO money this year, so I think everyone is getting edible gifts. Hope they won’t mind much!
Such cute ideas! I love the scarf and bookmarks. If only I had some bookish friends to shop for who would appreciate these items as much as I do 🙂
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