Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Readers

Friday, February 1, 2013

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.

1. Art.
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. 

6. Books
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! 


  1. I totally agree with the book jewellery - my sister tracked down a 'Book Nerd' necklace that she'd seen on my Pinterest boards for Christmas, I love it! And one of my best birthdays ever was when my dad took me to this huge higgledy-piggledy local bookshop selling new and second-hand books, and told me to knock myself out. I spent hours scouring the place top to bottom, picked some great books, and then we went for coffee and chocolate cake at the little cafe upstairs, it was wonderful! If a guy did that for me on Valentine's Day I'd probably propose or something. ;)

    1. Haha I literally laughed when I read your comment about proposing to the guy. That would really be amazing though, if someone took the time to do something like that.. and that's such a sweet story about your dad. I love that he supported your love for books!

  2. What an awesome list! I'm sure plenty of girls will be wishing they could forward this to their boyfriends. :)

    1. A little nudge wouldn't hurt don't you think? ;)

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    1. That would be my favorite as well personally!

  4. My husband and I have done coffee and a book dates before. I love them. When the weather is warm, we would hop on the motorcycle, our books or e-readers in the saddle bags, and head to a local coffee shop for an adults-only breakfast/date morning. Those were some of my favorite weekend mornings last summer.

    1. That sounds so lovely. I never really liked breakfast, but if I could have that that way, I would wake up for it!

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog. This is my first visit to your blog!

    You are right, books are always a good idea as a gift--if they know what you want. :)

    1. haha. I would hope they would know what I want, if they are paying enough attention! :) Or I could drop hints.. haha.

  6. I’m so glad I’m a girl sometimes, aren’t you? I mean, we’re not as much under pressure to come up with the most romantic gestures and gifts for Valentine’s Day as the boys. At least that’s how I feel. And the boys struggle with that pressure to find the right thing, not that there isn’t enough choice.

  7. These are all great ideas. Good blog post idea. I love wall decals also and have a reading one saved I want to get when I get extra cash and my room finally built.

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