February 14th is coming up, and I figured a post on gift ideas for the reader/s in your life would be appropriate. Note that this doesn't only apply to this 'holiday,' but pretty much to any day of the year. Here's some things I myself would appreciate, and I know a lot of readers would as well.
A painting or a photograph of a book shop/library, or a print of his/her favorite book. I like the idea of this one sold on Etsy. I also really like the idea of having a copy of his/her favorite poem, printed and framed. You can write on it (if you have flawless handwriting) or print it nicely. Wall decals are also kind of cool.
2. Write something.
If you think you are able to come up with a letter that expresses how you feel about somebody, or write a short story, a poem, an ode, or whatever... WRITE IT. Any reader will agree with me that there's nothing more special than the art of words. Remember though, write it ONLY if you mean it ;)
You can't go wrong with this one. Book jewelries are so precious. I personally wish I could buy them all. I would suggest that if you know a specific title that he/she likes, to search for it on Etsy. Most likely, something special will come up.
4. A trip to a bookstore/library. Or a book event.
Any reader appreciates a bookstore trip. What would be even better is that if you can go to a bookstore or a library that he/she has never been to. A simple trip to this place will be special. If both of you have time, make a day out of it. Go to the store, get him/her a book or two, and proceed to # 5.
5. A coffee or cafe date. With a book.
I don't know about you, but I always love it when I can take the time to go to a coffee shop, sit down, and just read. There's something about this seemingly simple activity that I'm in love with. If you are with a writer, sit with him/her as he/she writes. It will mean more to him/her than you think.
If you really can't come up with any other ideas, that's okay. A book is always a good idea.
Do you have other gift ideas to add on here? Also, what's the best reading or book-related gift you have ever gotten? Do share!