Your friends at The Sock Drawer are major book lovers, and you can usually find us chatting about the new series we’ve fallen in love with or loaning each other our favorite page-turners. If you know (or are!) someone just like us, you appreciate the value of not only a good book, but also the many different ways to express your passion for reading. Thankfully, there are so many ways you can celebrate the bibliophiles in your life this holiday season, and always!
From book socks to mini reading lamps, here are six presents for the everyday reader to inspire your shopping this year.What Better Gift for a Book Lover Than Book Socks?
1. They’ll love displaying framed pictures of their favorite passages or scenes.
Picture your favorite scene in your favorite story. Does it take you back to a place and time you long to escape to? What about your favorite passage? Does it inspire you to take on the day with hopeful optimism? Friends and family who have a heartfelt connection to a book will love the thoughtfulness of a framed picture inspired by a place or quote meaningful to them and that they reread over and over again. It’s an inexpensive, but very thoughtful, gesture.
2. Cute journals will help them keep track of their reading reflections, and maybe even inspire their next big idea!
Avid readers often have just as much of a creative side as the others of the works they love, and cute journals will help them organize their thoughts, ideas and reflections on their favorite novels and series. From adorable floral prints to witty verbiage that ties into a story they just read, there are practically endless options for you to choose from.
3. They’ll be better able to keep their place with a special bookmark, and find the passage they’re looking for with a book light to guide the way.
Even if we’re not traveling as much as we used to, if you have a friend or family member who prefers to keep occupied in the car, boat or plane as a passenger, help them get their read on with a book light. As for bookmarks to hold their spot? We include a bookmark with every order at The Sock Drawer, so you or someone you love won’t need to rely on a napkin anymore!
Book Lovers Love Our Cute Journals, Too!
4.Snacks and/or other food-inspired gifts will offer reading fuel so they don’t have to pause mid-sentence.
Reading and snacking go hand-in-hand, and so it makes sense to include some sustenance for your favorite reader. Gifts for a foodie friend who’s also an avid reader could include: a literary-themed lunch box for storing snacks, a gift card to a local restaurant so they can order takeout without having to break mid-chapter to cook dinner or even snacks inspired by their favorite stories or characters.
5. Cute literature-inspired socks will help them cozy up for an evening of reading.
Listen, we’re obviously all about the socks here at The Sock Drawer, but really, what could be better than snuggling up on the couch in a pair of cute socks while reading a good book? Gift them some book socks that will help them get cozy when they want to stay inside, or show off their passion when they’re out and about. Socks with sayings that come from their favorite literary quotes or passages, or that have quirky verbiage about reading as a fun hobby, or even prints and patterns inspired by the characters and places they love are all sweet, thoughtful options.
6. Let them choose their own adventure with a gift card to the book store or a few months of a subscription service.
While an analysis of three types of readers showed people tend to have similar strategies when seeking out new books to pick up, personal preferences for genre and reading level are generally unique! If you don’t feel confident you’ll pick the right next book for your loved one, consider getting them a gift card to their local book store, or a few months of a subscription service. For those who aren’t into cracking the spine of a brand new book, or who simply don’t have enough room to store all of their favorites, some credit for book downloads are a great space-saving solution!
Sharing the joy of reading has always been something very close to our hearts, and we love when our customers want to spread the love, too! We have long been proud sellers of styles from Out of Print—which makes socks representing everything from timeless literary classics to children’s stories and donates books to those in need—and are always committed to helping everyday readers learn, grow and rep their favorites!