The holidays are coming. I'm sure you knew that. You've probably got a few readers in your life (especially if you are reading this particular blog) so may I offer some suggetions this year?
I have one of these Book Lover's Personal Teapots. And it is just perfect for a few cups of tea. You can find it here from Acorn.
An ornament! From Bas Bleu.
Another ornament. Glass stacked books from Bronners.
How about some Hogwarts Bookmarks? I actually own these and they're pretty nifty. (I should be in Slytherin). Get them here.
For the researcher in your life, these are invaluable. I use them all the time! They won't harm delicate pages and they are so thin you can leave them there. Great for marking passages you may have to refer back to. I also use them in my books when I read from them for audiences. They are called Page Nibs from Levengers, one of my favorite catalogs.
And let's not forget a Crispin tote for all those medieval mysteries you have to cart around. This is from the Crispin Store, where you can also get mugs.
Here's a keen but pricey gift basket in the shape of a book, with lovely things inside. From Amazon, of all places.
And let us not forget gift cards, gift certificates, or just plain books from some of my favorite indie bookstores: Vroman's in Pasadena (where I do my book launches); Mystery Ink in Huntington Beach; CA; Book Carnival in Orange, CA; Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, AZ; Book People Bookstore in Austin, TX; and Murder by the Book in Houston, TX. Click on the logos to connect to their sites.