Biblio-rific Gifts for Her This Christmas

If you’re looking for a reading gift for her, then look no further. These gifts are especially perfect for Christmas, however, they will suit as a perfect gift for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for something to keep her warm, a book perfect for any wife or mother, or cute stocking fillers, we’ve got you covered.

These beautiful scarves are a perfect gift for her during the cold season. They feature a range of different designs, so you’re sure to find one to suit her personally – whether she’s a Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings fan, or prefers a classic Jane Austen novel – they even accommodate to the GOTs, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who fans. The personalised scarves are even handmade, adding a special touch to the gift.

Literary Infinity Scarves

If you’re looking for the perfect book for a mother or wife, look no further. ‘Things We Left Unsaid’ by Zoya Pirzad is the perfect pick. The protagonist, Clarisse, is a stay-at-home mother, in her late thirties. The story is based in Iran, before the Iranian Revolution, and sees Clarisse battle with issues of motherhood, marriage, ethnic identity and love. Whilst the book is based in Iran, it reflects issues that any frustrated suburban housewife from the U.S. or UK would face – whilst also being heartfelt, touching and humorous – making the perfect gift for her.

Things We Left Unsaid US
Things We Left Unsaid UK

These butterfly bookmarks make a beautiful stocking filler for her. They come in a pack of 14, meaning there are a rainbow of colours. They feature a flower on each, topped by an elaborate 3D butterfly. They really do look gorgeous perched upon her book, to save her page.

Butterfly Bookmarks

We know that there’s nothing better than being cosy whilst reading a book – which is why these mermaid tail blankets make a perfect gift for her. What’s not perfect about lounging around as a mermaid whilst getting lost in a good fantasy book. We personally love the rainbow coloured tail – but there are lots of colours to choose from – so pick her favourite colour.

Marmaid Tail US
Mermaid Tail UK

These hoodies are also a perfect gift during the cold season for her – especially if she’s always stealing your hoodies! She can really flaunt her love for books in the ‘bibliophile’ hoodie – perfect for ‘a lover of books; one who loves to read, admire and collect books’. We also love the ‘Don’t talk to me, my favourite character just died’ hoodie – relatable to any book lover.

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Don’t Talk to Me

If she loves to relax and indulge whilst getting lost in a book, this Bamboo Bathtub Caddy Tray is the perfect gift. Whilst you may have seen these before, you may not have seen one with a cell phone tray and wine glass holder – with plenty of room for a candle. Most importantly, the tray features a reading rack – which is suitable whether she reads books, from her kindle or her tablet.

Bamboo Bath Caddy US
Bamboo Bath Caddy UK

This thoughtful music box is a cute gift for any of your Harry Potter fanatic females. It’s a very authentic gift, as it is made in the style of a traditional music box – it’s also handmade, with the Harry Potter logo carved on top. Once the crank is turned, the delicate harry potter tune will be music to her ears. There’s also a Game of Thrones and Beauty of the Beast music box featured in the shop, if that’s what she prefers.

Harry Potter Music Box

These tote bags are a uniquely personable gift for the reading addict female in your life. The bags discretely feature 20,000 words of her favourite novel, hidden within a beautiful design. You can also be rest assured of a quality gift, as each tote is highly water-resistant and feature a handy inner pocket. There’s a huge selection, meaning you can choose a tote which truly reflects her favourite book.

Alice Litograph Tote

This is a truly thoughtful gift for any of the women readers in your life, who love a good cup of tea. The gift features a beautiful book box, containing an assortment of 9 unique blends – providing 81 cups of tea in total. There’s plenty of tea to last a good few books!

Tea Story

If a new purse is what she is after this Christmas, we have the perfect gift for any Harry Potter fan. We love this Platform 9 ¾ design, but there are plenty of designs to choose from – including the Hogwarts Crest, ‘Mischief Managed’ and a Hogwarts letter design.

Harry Potter Wallets

We hope we’ve helped you find the perfect gift for her this season.

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