A Roundup of 15+ Bookish Gift Lists
If you’ve spent more than ten minutes online over the last couple of months, you’ve probably encountered several gift guides and gift lists. We’re already into the Hanukkah celebration and Christmas is just a few days away, so it may seem a little late to mention them now. Some of us, however, can’t resist lists of interesting writer, editor, bookish things no matter what time of year it is. And some of us also have birthdays in January.
In no particular order, the best gift lists I’ve seen this season:
Chronicle Books “Give Books” Pinterest board, including an interesting, funky selection of books, journals, and notecard sets.
Market Copywriter Blog “10 Great Holiday Presents for Writers,” including a streaming music subscription, standing desk, and word-freeing beverages.
Blogads “The Ultimate Guide to Gift Guides for Ad People,” including ten different creative gift guides from the likes of Nerd Holiday, the Apple Store, CreativePro, and Brandflakes for Breakfast.
The Test Kitchen Inc “Festive Cookbook Guide,” including a variety of favorite staff-reviewed and tested cookbooks.
Huffington Post Books “Holiday Gift Ideas for Book Lovers,” including trendy, kitschy, crafty jewelry, home goods, and novelty items.
Meghan Ward “18 Holiday Gifts for Writers,” including books, journals, subscriptions, Angry Writer t-shirts, and Rumpus mugs.
Mediabistro’s 10,000 Words blog “30 Holiday Gifts for Journalists,” including a police scanner app, newspaper oven mitts and pot holders, xkcd’s  stickers, a comma kit for punctuation emergencies, and items from the Newseum, NPR, AP Stylebook, and The Onion.
Kristin Offiler “Last Minute Gift Ideas for Writers,” including a throw pillow with a lined notepad design, a “lie or lay” mug, and a writer’s block sleep mask.
Book Riot “Beyond the Book: Some Unusual Gift Ideas for Word Freaks,” including word game apps, a magnetic poetry kit for unicorn lovers, and a personalized word name list that gives the sixty highest-scoring Scrabble words possible from the letters of any specified name.
LA Times Jacket Copy blog “14 Eclectic, Bookish Gifts,” including a bedside lamp/bookrest, removable wall tiles with a bookcase design, a tent with a book design, and “I read banned books” jewelry.
LA Times Jacket Copy blog “14 Offbeat Gifts for Writers,” including typewriter temporary tattoos, eco-friendly bamboo keyboard and mouse, “Write with Moxie” recycled paper pencils, and a set of shot glasses with tributes to famous writers/drinkers.
io9 “Gift Ideas for 10 Major Species of Science Fiction Fan,” including lists for Doctor Who fans, superhero fanatics, and nostalgia nerds.
Font Deck “Xmas Presents for Type Fans,” including clocks, posters, and ampersand signs.
Goodreads “Winners of the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards,” which isn’t a gift list except in the sense that any list of books is a gift list for books lovers and this list was chosen by readers, not critics.
Salon “Writers Choose Their Favorite Books of 2011,” see previous item for why this is included.
Oxford Dictionaries “E-cards for the Festive Season from Oxford Dictionaries,” which isn’t a gift list either, but provides a very easy, word-lover-approved, last-minute acknowledgement of holiday festivities.
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