We all know people who seem to read to the exclusion of life itself. So what do you do when it comes time to buy them a gift? Of course, get them book-related gifts and objects.
The end result we hope will be that they will put their book down long enough to share a loving smile. At best a nod between chapters may be all the hope and encouragement we will receive. But there could be worse vices. And these ideas are pretty cute–so here are our suggestions (last minute, mind you) for the Reader in your life.
Mini Lumio+ is a compact, multi-functional lamp and battery pack for mobile phones that conceals itself in the form of a hard-cover book. Mini Lumio+ opens to 360º and comes with an embedded micro-USB charger for mobile phones, and interchangeable magnetic spine cover.
Lumio is a cordless LED light disguised as a hardback book. With the inclusion of “industrial grade” neodymium magnets built into the real wood covers, it can be attached to “multiple surfaces” Open the Lumio and it turns on automatically. This reveals a number of water-resistant Tyvek pages, which fan out wider and wider the wider you open the book. The cover can actually fold back on itself, creating a 360° cylindrical fan of pages that can stand on its end. Larger ones in wood are $190, smaller ones in colors run $125.
Olde Book Pillow Classics
Olde Book Pillow Classics takes cozy up to a good book to heart. These are books that are also pillows using the motto: Eat, Read, Sleep. Your choices are Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, or Treasure Island. This is a ThinkGeek creation and one of their exclusives. The Alice in Wonderland is permanently open, the other two are closed.
They are original art created in 100% polyester outer, filling polyester fiber and polyurethane foam and care is hand wash only. In the $25 range.
Library Book Necklace
This is a handmade item found on Etsy and it is created as an Antique Bronze Pendant with a similar Chain, an Art Print under a Glass Dome. But the pendant also comes in your choice of two finishes, silver or antique bronze. You can see the two finishes in one of the pictures above. They can be made to order and the jewelry ships worldwide from Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky.
LiliLite bookshelf, reading light
A multifunctional product for reading in bed: LiliLite is a bookshelf, reading light and bookmark in one. When you pull your book from the wooden peak a sensor automatically turns the lamp on. LiliLite illuminates your book from the perfect angle. When you finish reading and put the book back on the peak it doubles as a bookmark. It looks easy enough to install. Costs around: $129 from Holland, may be shipping costs as well.