15 Valentine's Day Gifts For Readers Who Already Have Too Many Books
It’s February already, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Which — yikes! — means you probably need to buy a Valentine's Day gift that shows your special someone just how much you care about them. I know: It’s a lot of pressure. But don’t worry, because I’m here to help you find the perfect present for your book-loving Valentine.
Sure, cynics will tell you that Valentine’s Day was invented by greeting card companies to sell stock, and the holiday can be a little kitschy. But it's also a really beautiful celebration of love. And it can be the perfect time to show that special someone that you really care.
After all, aren’t books an enormous part of who we are? My favorite books are the building blocks of what makes me who I am. Whenever someone gives me a bookish gift, I know that they care about my interests. And if they give me a gift that’s related to one of my favorite books — well is anything more swoon-worthy than that?
There are so many options for literary Valentine’s Day presents. Whether you’re going for sweet or sexy, you’ve come to the right place. Bookish jewelry, literary lingerie, and unique reading accessories--there’s something for everyone here. Here are 15 Cupid-approved Valentine’s gifts that will make any book-lover's heart swell:
Stay Gold Necklace
Letters To My Love
DIY Library Kit
Golden Snitch Bracelet
Literary Print Gift Set
"Stop All the Clocks" Necklace
This necklace features a few lines from W.H. Auden's famous poem "Funeral Blues." Sure, it's a little sad, but it's also a reminder of how life-changing love can be.
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song
A Special Edition of Their Favorite Book
Pro-tip: you can search the rare books collection at Strand Bookstore to find your S.O. something truly unique, and exactly perfect for them.
Percy Shelley Mug
Pablo Neruda Ring
New York Public Library Cuff Links
Harry Potter Lingerie
A Literary Candle
Library Neck Tie
Poem in a Bottle Necklace
Writing poetry is a time-honored Valentine's tradition. But if you're not a writer, you can recreate the effect with this necklace that contains a few lines by e.e. cummings:
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)