What To Gift The Book-Lover In Your Life, Based On Their Myers-Briggs Type
by Melissa Ragsdale

Here come the holidays — a time for celebration, joy, and relentless gift-giving. As the calendar turns to December, the world is lighting up with that special holiday magic. But all that good cheer also comes with a big heaping serving of peppermint-sprinkled stress. So many people to buy presents for, and so little time! Luckily, this roundup of literary gifts for readers will ease some of the anxiety. I've based it easy by breaking everything down by Myers-Briggs type.

The Myers-Briggs test is a great tool for introspection and life-planning, and it's also an incredibly great indicator of what kind of present a person will like. You can try to sneakily find out from the gift's recipient which type they are, or you could even just look through the profiles and see which one you think hits the mark.

Whether you're shopping for an INFJ or an ENTP, consider this a prescription for gift-giving success. From accessories to home goods to games, there is a wide variety of cool presents on here that will delight whichever bookworm you're shopping for. And better yet a gift tailored towards their individual personality will make them feel incredibly special. It's a win-win situation.

INTJ: Faber & Faber Poetry Planner

Everyone knows that INTJs love to plan. This gorgeous planner, which you can buy from the Academy of American Poets, is filled with poetry from Samuel Beckett, William Blake, Emily Brontë, T. S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Ted Hughes, John Keats, Philip Larkin, Sylvia Plath, William Shakespeare, Wisława Szymborska, William Wordsworth, W.B. Yeats, and more.

Faber & Faber Poetry Planner, $19.99, Academy of American Poets

INTP: Haikubes

INTPs can't resist a creative challenge, so they'll be thrilled by these haiku cubes. Give them a toss, and try to make a haiku (remember, 5-7-5!) using the words that show up.

Haikubes, $24.95, Academy of American Poets

ENTJ: Rosie the Reader Tote

Strand Bookstore

ENTJs are known for their determination, so they're sure to love this Rosie the Riveter-inspired tote: "We can do it... and read it!"

Rosie the Reader Tote, $19.95, Strand Bookstore

ENTP: Shakespeare Insult Generator

ENTPs can't resist a good debate, so they'll love getting to use the Shakespearean insults that come up with this fun card game.

Shakespeare Insult Generator, $11.86, Barnes & Noble

INFJ: Kate Spade Planner

INFJs are known for being quiet, purposeful, and determined to realize their goals, so why not get them a beautiful, spirited planner to keep them on track for the coming year?

Dahlia 17-Month Medium Agenda, $30, Kate Spade

INFP: Emily Dickinson Necklace

The spirit of INFPs is perfectly encapsulated in this gorgeous necklace, bearing a quote from Emily Dickinson.

Emily Dickinson Necklace "I Dwell in Possibility," $65, Academy of American Poets

ENFJ: Make America Read Again Mug

Strand Bookstore

Make America Read Again Mug, $12.95, Strand Bookstore

ENFJs are charismatic leaders, always fighting for a worthy cause. So they're certain to love this resistance-themed mug.

ENFP: Down The Rabbit Hole Necklace

The free-wheeling spirit of ENFPs fits in perfectly with the colorful world of Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland, brought to life in this gorgeous necklace.

Down the Rabbit Hole Silver Necklace, $30, Out of Print

ISTJ: Sherlock Holmes Socks

Practical and fact-minded, it's no doubt that ISTJs can relate to Sherlock Holmes, one of literature's greatest detectives.

Sherlock Holmes Socks, $10, Out of Print

ISFJ: Literary Notes

ISFJs care deeply about the people in their life. These literary-themed notecards are a great way to help them keep in touch!

Literary Notes, $14.95, Chronicle Books

ESTJ: English Grammar Mug

ESTJs live for rules and structure and order, so naturally they love the idea of having something beautiful that can also keep all their books neatly arranged.

Pineapple Bookends, $48, Anthropologie

ESFJ: Obvious State Gift Box

ESFJs are known for being extraordinarily caring, so give them a stationary kit to help them keep in touch with all their loved ones. This holiday gift box from Obvious State also contains a candle, so they can enjoy some self care, too!

Holiday Gift Box, $24, Obvious State

ISTP: "Gears" Notebook

This quote from Oscar Wilde, paired with an original design from Obvious State, will go perfectly with the inventive and experimental spirit of ISTPs.

"Gears" Notebook, $6, Obvious State

ISFP: Harry Potter Print

This beautiful art print, with a quote from Harry Potter, is the perfect ode to ISFPs' thirst for exploration.

Adventure Poster, $24.95, Pottermore

ESTP: Punk Rock Authors T-Shirt

ESTPs love to live on the edge, just like these punk rock versions of your favorite authors.

Punk Rock Authors Women's T-Shirt, $30, Out-of-Print

ESFP: Bring Your Own Book Game

ESFPs are the life of the party, so naturally this party game will excite them! Similar to Cards Against Humanity, players use lines from the books that they brought with them to come up with funny responses to prompts.

Bring Your Own Book, $15.95, Library Shop