Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week was a love freebie, meaning we could talk about anything Valentine’s Day related! I decided to share some ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for bookworms. I think these are sweet gifts for any book lovers in your life- whether it is your partner, your friend, your parent, or yourself!
Flowers are a traditional Valentine’s Day present so I think this would be a nice twist on that tradition. I am not talking about any old plain paper flower, I mean paper flowers made out of books! So thoughtful, and will last forever! If you have any music lovers in your life, I have also seen these made out of sheet music!
Book of poetry
There is something so romantic and sweet about poetry. I think I would absolutely melt if someone gifted me a book of poetry for Valentine’s Day. Poetry is really trendy right now so there is a great selection to choose from! Write a nice inscription in the front and I think this makes for the perfect gift.
Perfume/Cologne that smells likes books
I think the majority of bookworms love the smell of books, and perfume makes for a great Valentine’s Day gift so why not put those two things together! I have seen a quite a few perfumes like this but the one I recommend is Paperback by Demeter. It smells wonderful!
This is how they describe it:
A trip to your favorite library or used bookstore. Sweet and lovely with just a touch of the musty smell of aged paper, Demeter’s Paperback harnesses that scent with a sprinkling of violets and a dash of tasteful potpourri.
Prints with romantic book quotes
I am such a sucker for a beautiful print, and I know that I am not the only one. It would be so sweet to receive a gorgeous print with either my favourite book quote, or a romantic book quote. There are quite a few lovely ones on Etsy but of course I went with this Pride and Prejudice quote from SnowAndCompany because it is my personal favourite. Another great thing about this idea is it is something you can probably DIY at home! (I am secretly hoping that my future boyfriend comes across this post.)
Jewelry seems to be the go to gift on Valentine’s Day and there are so many adorable bookish bracelets, earrings, necklaces, cuff links, etc on Etsy. I found this charm bracelet from LeBuaJewelrytoo that I thought would be perfect because you can personalize it.
How perfect is this personalized bookmark by kraze4paper? It even has a heart at the top! I was so excited when I found this, and it is the item that inspired this post to begin with. You can get different shapes on the top as well (like a wine glass) and add different coloured beads. I am tempted to buy one for myself…
I know there are some people who will think it is a crime to do this to a book, but I think it is amazing. How adorable would that look on a bookshelf? LoveBookFolding on Etsy does this in many shapes but of course I thought that the heart was more appropriate for the occasion.
If the person you are buying a Valentine’s Day gift for reads physical books and often travels with them, then I think a book sleeve would be a perfect gift. They protect books from becoming damaged when in a purse, school bag, briefcase, etc. There are a lot of different companies that make them in many different patterns. I went with this one by MelvisMakes obviously because of the hearts!
What would this list be if I did not include book candles? Candles always make for great gifts. I have talked about bookish candles a few times on this blog already but I found a new seller on Etsy and I want to buy them all! This Pride and Prejudice candle from QuakerCandle would be an amazing gift for a single friend who loves Mr. Darcy! (Hint Hint)
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow so I know it is a little too late to buy most of these things but they are good to keep in mind for next year, or for other occasions- Anniversaries for example!
I hope everyone has a fantastic Valentine’s Day whether or not you are in a relationship. I know I will personally be watching cheesy movies and eating junk food with my single friends! Love you all!
55 thoughts on “TTT- Valentine’s Day Gifts for Bookworms”
That was a super clever way of doing this TTT! I never knew about the book perfume, I want it now.
Thank you. The perfume smells amazing. That company has so many unique perfumes that are awesome!
Great ideas! I love this book art. 😍
Thank you! Isn’t it cool?
What a great post! So many of these are adorable. I love that bookmark, and I can never have too many candles!
Thank you! I am seriously considering buying the bookmark. You’re so right about candles!
I need this Darcy quote on my bookshelf ASAP. Also, I would have thought I’d be more offended by the bookfolding but it really is beautiful and I never re-read books..taking one of my favorites I’m not willing to part with and turning it into art is a wonderful idea! Great post.
It is such a good quote!! Isn’t the bookfolding beautiful? I think would be a great idea! I want to watch some tutorials on how to do it!
Good idea..I wonder how many of my books I would ruin before finally getting something good 🙈
I love the personalised bookmark and never seen anything like this one before! Wonderful suggestions!
Thank you! I love the bookmark too. So fun!
I wish I could order it, the shipping cost is crazy again 😉
Ah I hate that!!
This is so cute! What a neat post. I’ve never seen the book perfume before and I’ve always wanted to try and make those wonderful little flowers out of book pages. Maybe one day. <3 Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful post. 😀 Happy Valentines Day!
Thank you!! The perfume is amazing! I wouldn’t mind trying to make the flowers as well. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Love the book sleeve and the candle!
Just ordered a book sleeve for myself and it came yesterday. I guess this is my prezzie for myself 😀
Thank you. I want a book sleeve! What pattern did you get?
It has unicorns and flowers <3
Found it on Etsy. Will most likely show it off on the blog at point, cuz it's so pretty, just need to find the time (and enough light) to take some pics… 😀
That sounds awesome. Can’t wait to see it!
I would absolutely love to receive any and all of these! I didn’t even know that a perfume like that existed. Also, if a person gave me Love Her Wild as a gift as a romantic gesture, I’d know they are the one.
I would love all this as well! The perfume smells so good. I think I would cry if someone gave Love Her Wild to me.
book perfume?????? I would outright marry anyone who presented me with that gift????? <3 <3 <3 love all of these, you should be in charge of every Valentine's day.
Isn’t the perfume so awesome?! I had so much fun looking for these so I would love to choose everyone’s gifts!
These are all such great ideas! Love the book quote on a frame, personalized bookmark, candle, and the book art! 😍❤️
Thank you! I love those as well. I also like that the quote and the book art something you can do yourself!
Say whaaaat — there’s a perfume with a book scent? I need to see if I can find a sample of this in store and take a whiff (or even invest in a cologne with the same attributes).
Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts
You really should. It smells amazing!
I absolutely love the paper roses. My friend got me some for my birthday <3
That’s so sweet. Just a thoughtful gift!
I love it when we have freebies, people get so inventive!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/13/top-ten-tuesday-146/
Me too! I love seeing what everyone comes up with!
That Pride and Prejudice quote print… <3 Great and unique take on the theme, Kristin! 🙂
I love that print! Definitely one of my favourite quotes. Thank you!
What a great list. I love that Pride and Prejudice quote! I’ve never heard of book smell perfume. Interesting! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.
Thank you! I love that quote too! The perfume is pretty awesome!
Aww, this is a great list of bookish gifts!! Book candles are hard to come by in Japan, so I definitely want that. And oh, bookish jewelry!! I love that bracelet too!! Great post, Kristin <3
Thank you! The shipping cost for some of these things can be ridiculous! The bracelet is adorable isn’t it?
I love your twist on this weeks topic. You can NEVER go wrong with a bookish candle and that bracelet is so cute.
Thank you! I love the bracelet!
I LOVE your take on this topic. I featured my top ten literary elements of my wedding and Pablo Neruda showed up in #7! Great ideas and list!
Thank you so much! Aw I love that you had a literary wedding. Can’t wait to read your post.
Great list! I would adore any of these gifts. I know I’m going to get chocolate, so I’m excited for that.
Thank you! You can never go wrong with chocolate!
That bookmark is amazing!
watching cheesy movies and eating junk food with single friends is just the best! 😀
It was perfect!
yay, i’m glad!
These are amazing! I’d be happy to receive any of these 😍