Bookish Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February 3, 2012 2012, cassandra clare, crafts based on ya books, fun links, gift ideas, maggie stiefvater, Wendy 59

Mortal Instruments Team Jace Tee-Shirt

Ah, there’s nothing like a good romance.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day on February 14, here’s a round-up of some book-related gifts you might consider for that special someone. And if you’re single this year, hey–there’s nothing wrong with getting yourself a little something, too!

Custom Scratch-Off Golden Ticket Valentine

Many of these are handmade gifts chosen from Etsy. If the item is sold out, don’t forget that you can always contact the seller to see if there’s another one available. Some sellers will also ship directly to the participant, which is great if you’re in a hurry.

Mr. Darcy’s Proposal Tea Towel
Wolves of Mercy Falls Bookmark
Jane Austen Persuasion  Necklace
Tessa’s Clockwork Angel Necklace
Jane Austen “Bewitched” Print
Edward Cullen Quote Necklace
Jane Eyre “Every Atom of Your Flesh” Cuff Bracelet

Customized Gifts

I really like thoughtfully chosen, personalized gifts. Here are a few vendors who make items that are perfect for personalizing with a meaningful quote from a book that you enjoy. Wouldn’t you love to receive something with the inscription “There is no pretending. I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I’ll love you then” on it? (Bonus points if you know which unlikely YA protagonist said that!)

You could even create a custom Gelaskin cover for a E-Reader, phone, or laptop cover using your valentine’s favorite book.

Engraved Stone in a Nest
Personalized Love Letter Cookies

Hope you enjoyed browsing these bookish Valentine’s Day gift ideas! I post similar finds on Pinterest all the time, so feel free to connect with me there if you haven’t already. What romantic plans do you have for your sweetie this year?

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59 Responses to “Bookish Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas”

  1. Kaye M.

    Favoriting these gifts. Who knows? Maybe this will be the year my friends will actually pay attention to my wishlist for my birthday. I’ve got my eye on that Jane Eyre cuff. Charlotte Bronte FTW! :)

  2. Sarah (saz101)

    Oh my goodness, I have TINGLES! The P&P quotes! I think Darcy’s proposal (however misguided and ill-planned, and worded in every other part of it) and the ‘You have bewtiched me, body and suol and I love, I love, I love you’ are two of the most incredible romantic things ever written *swoons*

    LOVE this post ♥

  3. A Canadian Girl

    Personalized love letter cookies! Lol, if I ever got something like that, I’d never eat them because they’re so cute. I’ll just admire them until they need to be thrown out :)

  4. The Sagacity Quest

    Oh my goodness! I love the Personalized Love Letter Cookies!!! It’s super cute! I love the others too but the love letter cookie is at the top! Thanks for sharing this, Wendy!

  5. Heidi

    That was totally a Jace quote up there, and I STILL swoon and get all tingly when I read it, even if it was in a completely awkward context at the time!! Such a great fun post, so many good gift ideas–I want. I especially loved the Jane Austen Bewitched print and the Golden Ticket valentines.

    • Wendy Darling

      Hard not to swoon when a boy says that t you–especially THAT boy! Kudos to you for recognizing the quote, Heidi. :) I posted a link in the comments to a bookmark you can download with that quote if you’re interested…

  6. Sam

    Um, Team Jace shirt? Give it to me! :D These are great little gift ideas, Wendy. I wish I had them all, especially Tessa’s Clockwork Angel necklace. Oh and those personalized cookies. YUM. ;)

    • Wendy Darling

      Hah, it’s funny how these gift ideas sometimes turn into shopping lists. I will give in and get myself at least one of these items sooner or later!

  7. Candace

    Oh wow! I love these! I’m not sure which one is my favorite or that I want the most! So many awesome ones!

  8. Jackie's Little World

    These are all seriously amazing, but that cookie is the best! I love it!

    And now I need to know what unlikely protagonist said that! Because if I haven’t read that book…I want to :)

    • Wendy Darling

      I have been salivating over that tea towel for literally two years–I really should just go ahead and get it. Since I’ve posted this, I guess I’ll probably have to wait a bit, though. ;)

  9. Mimi Valentine

    Oh my gosh, Wendy!!! Those are all such amazing Valentine’s Day gifts — especially for book lovers like us LOL! ;) I think that Tessa’s necklace might be my favourite because it’s just so gorgeous, but THOSE COOKIES. Like your review for Bittersweet, it’s really making me wish I could bake! x)

    Thanks so much for sharing these amazing VD gifts, Wendy! :)

    • Wendy Darling

      I really want that Tessa necklace too! But I’d settle for cookies, hah. :) I do bake myself, but it’s ever so much better when someone else puts in the work for you. :D

    • Wendy Darling

      Oh thanks Steph! I love bookish gifts, I wish these things were more widely available in stores…but at least they’re easy to order online. :) Happy shopping!

  10. Lauren M

    Omigosh, those cookies look amazing! (This clearly shows that I’m a food-oriented individual :P) Etsy is such a fun site to surf around; thanks for picking out some great valentine’s day ideas! :)

    • Wendy Darling

      I do too, I used to make a lot of gifts myself…but I’m too lazy these days. I always love getting homemade presents and food, though.

  11. Giselle

    Oh my god these are all awesome! That pillow rocks, like seriously! >.< I love the necklace too! And.. a love letter COOKIE!? Now THAT is just plain fabulous!!

  12. Melliane

    so beautiful! I would like to have them all! I love the Tessa’s Clockwork Angel Necklace, it’s so gorgeous!

    • Wendy Darling

      It’d be sort of funny (but sweet) if one of those love letter cookies made it out of the house and someone found it. :) Glad you enjoyed!

  13. Amy

    I love the Clockwork Angel necklace and the Jane Eyre bracelet. They are so pretty. I also love the Team Jace shirt, because who doesn’t love Jace?

    • Wendy Darling

      I love those, too. :) I basically pulled a bunch of stuff from my own personal bookmarked list, hah! Jace is a charmer for sure. I know some people don’t like him, but I’m a fan.