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** Christmas gifts** for #Bookworms #BookBloggers #BookishGifts

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Whohooo it’s nearly December, which means it’s time to share my annual Christmas gifts for bookworms post. As these posts have been so popular over the last couple of years I thought I would put together another post for those looking for gifts for a bookworm. 🎁🎄🎅🏻

In the name of research and my own Christmas list (although I have a feeling I maybe on Santa’s naughty list 🤣) I spent hours trawling the Internet (no change there then) to find some amazing gifts that I’m sure every book worm would love to receive on Christmas Day 🎄 Here are some of my favourites.

**I would like to point out although I’ve included links to the items I’ve mentioned, I did not receive any kind of payment for the products in this post and nor are the links affiliated to my blog**

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Christmas candle bundle

 

Combining 3 Christmas candles, these look striking together and would make a gorgeous gift for anyone.

This box includes The Snow Queen candle (candy cane scent), Sugar Plum Fairy (sugared plums scent) and Narnia (pine and berries scent).

Each candle is handmade and poured in very small batches so there might be very slight differences between each one, making it all the more unique!

Eco friendly, vegan and vegetarian, cruelty-free soy wax and the best in scent oils.

Buying link: Christmas Candles

ALICE IN WONDERLAND BOOK COVERS HOODED BLANKET

 

 

  • Features a premium suede polyester print for beautiful color vibrancy.
  • Interior lining is constructed from an ultra-soft polyester wool-like fabric for warmth and comfort.
  • Edges are embroided with a handmade stitch for maximum durability and a homemade feel.
  • Comes in 2 sizes:
    Adult: Measuring 80″ wide x 60″ tall
    Youth: (Age 4-10) Measuring 45″ wide x 60″ tall

Buying link: Hooded blanket

Penguin Mug Collection

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These six porcelain mugs, featuring original Penguin covers, are perfect for tea and book lovers!

This mug set includes:

– A Room of One’s Own
– Great Expectations
– Man and Superman
– Country Life
– The Common Reader
– The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Buying link: Penguin mug collection

Books make me happy travel mug

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Each mug is powder coasted and then laser etched in a bookish design with twice the heat and cold retention of plastic tumblers, and a double wall vacuum insulation degisn, ensuring your drink stays hot for a chapter or two.

The narrow base ensures this travel mug will fit in your cup holder!

Buying link: Travel Mug

vegan bookmarks

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This is for one bookmark.

Buying link: Bookmarks

One hundred postcards from Ladybird

 

One hundred postcards in a gorgeous book-shaped box. Each one features a different and iconic Ladybird book from the whole history and range. Titles include How it Works: Television and Great Men and Women.

  • 100 postcards in a sturdy box.
  • Pack measures 17 x 11.5 x 6.5 cm.

Buying link: Ladybird postcards

Agatha Christie cuff bracelet

4332E9D2-965F-4752-9707-3C57B8B50141This cuff style bracelet features hand rolled paper beads made from a vintage Agatha Christie book: Miss Marple The Complete Short Stories. The beads are strung on galvanized steel wire. This bracelet is about 7 1/2″ from outside end to outside end. The steel wire frame the bracelet is strung on is flexible enough to have enough give to fit a variety of wrist sizes, but strong enough to keep its shape. The bracelet will be made to order, so it will differ slightly from the pictures.

Buying link: Agatha Christie bracelet

Penguin Books – Virginia Woolf A Room Of One’s Own, Black Framed Print

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A classic Penguin Books cover for writer Virginia Woolf’s 1929 work ‘A Room of One’s Own’. A literary and design classic rolled into one, this representation of the Penguin Books cover is perfect for any lover of literature.

Buying link: Framed picture

Just one more chapter t-shirt

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* Made of premium quality ring spun cotton for soft and comfortable feel
* Fabric: 100% Ring Spun Cotton
* Weight: 150 – 180 g/m2
* Designs are printed via thermotransfer vinyl method. This print will not crack or fade which ensures your garment stays looking fantastic.

Buying link: One more chapter t-shirt

My chronicle book subscription boxes

 

 

♥ Monthly or quarterly ♥ Choice of genres: Crime & Mystery and Science Fiction & Fantasy

Prepaid Subscriptions
♥ Perfect for Gifting ♥ One simple payment ♥ Gift up to 12 months of deliveries ♥ Free personalised gift card

Author & Artisan Celebration Boxes
♥ Special occasion and celebration boxes to showcase books, local artisans and authors we loved so much they deserved their own box.
♥ Perfect for Gifting ♥ Free personalised gift card

Buying link: My chronicle book box

Wuthering Heights Umbrella

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Just about room for two under this umbrella, even on a blowy Yorkshire moor. Part of the growing range of gifts inspired by Penguin’s iconic cover designs.

  • Collapsible umbrella with matching sleeve.
  • 110cm diameter when open.
  • 100% polyester.

Buying link: Umbrella

Book/travel journal

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This travel journal features a vintage world map design and an inspiring quote about the importance of adventure and exploration. A wonderful leaving present that’s bound to delight any friend of family member off to travel the world.

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” 

A5 writing notebook that’s as beautiful as it is functional. It’s chunky with lots of room for doodles, sketches, lists and ideas.

Your journal will come gift-wrapped in a lovely old road map.

Buying link: Book/travel journal

Kindle classic book covers

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A beautiful vintage hard back book style ereader and tablet cover handmade in England using 40 years of bookbinding experience. The perfect coming together of old books and new technology make this the ideal gift for kindle and ereader owners that miss the feel of a book in their hands.

We have recently improved our cases by adding the capability to fold backwards for one-handed reading. This includes a strong magnet closure that keeps the kindle cover closed in transit and also in position when the case is folded backwards.

Please note that our covers do not have sleep/wake functionality because they are a universal fit for any eReader. The power button can be accessed easily when open or closed.

Made using locally sourced materials by highly skilled craftsmen and women in England, our cases are of the highest quality and have a lovely back story that makes them the ideal present and conversation piece.

Each case is wrapped with a beautiful antique paper band as standard, for an extra special personal touch.

Buying link: Kindle classic book covers

Book spine tote bag

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The classic tote with a modern twist: all-over-print allows for 100% customisation, bringing the basic tote to the next level. Your next shopping trip just got a little more earth-friendly and a lot more stylish!

  • Dimensions: 40.6 cm l x 40.6 cm w; Strap: 71.1 cm l
  • Material:
    • Exterior: 100% sturdy brushed polyester
    • Interior: 100% polyester nonwoven laminate
  • 100% cotton web handles
  • Printed then sewn for edge-to-edge designs
  • Black laminated lining for extra support
  • Spot or dry clean only
  • Made in the USA

Buying link:     Book spine tote bag

Book lover gift set tin

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Gift Set includes:
* hinged storage tin with quote on lid
* reading journal featuring matching quote
* matching ruled notebook
* stainless steel or black resin fountain pen (please specify your choice or one will be chosen for you at random)
* 4 mixed quote ex libris bookplate labels
* 4 mixed quote bookmarks
* OPTIONAL Add a notecard & envelope featuring matching quote (packaged separately to tin contents, for gifting purposes)

Buying link: Book lover gift set tin

Book sleeve

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This sleeve will protect the edges of your favorite novels. Don’t worry about the damaged corners, or scratched cover!

It has one foldable side that will adjust to your book thickness. This book cover is perfect for books up to 600 pages (this cover can be used with a 200 pages book or 600 pages book).

You’ll find 4 height size options, depending the size of the books you usually read.

Buying link:  Book sleeve

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood’s poster

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The first edition cover design of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale – the groundbreaking work of speculative fiction that shocked people not because it was prescient, but because it described what societies have already done.

  • A1 size, 84 x 59.4 cm. Dimensions include 5cm white border.
  • Printed on 150 gsm silk matt paper.
  • The poster is delivered rolled.

Buying link: The Handmaid’s Tale Poster

Bodleian High Jinks Jigsaw Puzzle

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A stunning jigsaw featuring beautiful decorated cloth editions of 19th Century children’s books from the Bodleian Library, with an emphasis on plucky schoolgirls. Perfect for jolly japes with madcap friends!

  • 1000 pieces.
  • Comes in a box.
  • Box measures 25.4 x 25.4 x 5 cm; finished jigsaw measures 73.5 cm x 51 cm.

Buying link:  Book Jigsaw

 

Well that’s it folks my guide to Christmas gifts for bookworms, I hope I have given you some inspiration, is there anything on here that you would love as a Christmas present? Or is there anything I’ve missed? Please feel free to leave a comment

And now I’m feeling festive so I’m off to put the Christmas tree up 😂🎄

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My Chronicle Book Box #BookSubscription #Monthly @MyChronicleBB #Review #DiscountCode #CrimeMysteryBox #Mychroniclebookbox #NovemberBox

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Today I’m thrilled to be sharing my thoughts on The Crime & Mystery monthly book subscription box for November from https://mychroniclebookbox.com/ not only that but followers of my blog can get a 10% discount on their first box (details can be found further down this post). The Crime & Mystery monthly book subscription box, has everything you love about a quarterly book subscription box, but monthly!

**Please note I have not received payment for reviewing this book subscription, but I did receive a box in return for a honest and unbiased review**

I must admit I have been eagerly awaiting this box, I couldn’t wait to see what founder Louise of My Chronicle Book Box  had come up with. When it arrived it felt like Christmas, as you are never sure what lies inside these beautifully packed parcels.

Once again I was amazed at the amount of thought that had gone into this box, each gift has been carefully selected and fits the theme of the book. I’m sure you are eager to see what lies inside so without further ado, here we go……..E007457E-B714-4995-B395-00056F3C3EC0

First up……..

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As with the previous box, it comes with a welcome letter and this month’s theme is Cheating. Lying. Murder?  I loved the print with the book quote, which I’m going to frame and put on my bookshelves. There’s a Q&A with author Nicci French. There’s also a sample of Tidelands by Philippa Gregory.

 

Then there were the bookish themed gifts……

  • A handmade Liquid soap called partners in crime, which smells Devine, it’s a blend of  pink grapefruit and Neroli.
  • A cruelty free bath soufflé scented with lavender and fennel seed, I love a soak in the bath so this product is perfect.
  • A decorative key which I’m going to use as a book mark as it’s got a lovely little tag with a quote on it.

And if that wasn’t enough you also get a hardback signed copy of The Lying Room by Nicci French. I have never read a book by this author (I know it’s shocking!), but this books been on my ‘wishlist’ ever since I read the book description so I can’t wait to read this one.

 

I think these boxes are worth every penny, when you consider you get a signed book and other book related gifts. The books are beautifully wrapped,  there’s so much thought put into these boxes, I really am impressed. Not only do you get fantastic value for a monthly subscription fee of £25, UK delivery is also now FREE!

I’m not sure I could justify buying them every month  though, as I buy a lot and I mean a LOT of books each month, but I would definitely buy the odd one and if I was looking for a book related gift for a bookworm this would definitely be my first choice. These are the perfect gift for me (hint! hint! family and friends 😂🙈) and anyone who enjoys reading crime and mystery books.

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For more information and how you can subscribe, please visit https://mychroniclebookbox.com/ 

If I have tempted you to buy a box here’s a bonus, courtesy of My Book Box Chronicles….if you include the discount code CAFE10 it will give you 10% off your first box.

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**Bookish Gifts** #FictionalDrinksCoasters #Review inc #DiscountCode #Giveaway #THE AMYGDALAB #Cocktails

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Today I have a review for you all, nothing unusual in that I know, but today it’s a review for fiction themed drinks coasters, rather than books! I also so have a discount code you can use, and two sets of these coasters to giveaway (more about that later). Before I share my thoughts about the coasters here’s a bit about how the coasters came about.

**Please note I have not received payment for reviewing these drinks coasters, but I did receive a set in return for a honest and unbiased review**

Hi Everyone! I’m Copernicus the Lab Mouse, official spokes-mouse for THE AMYGDALAB! Copernicus, Lab Mouse and Official Spokesman for The Amygdalab Research Associates at our Literary Research Facility have been hard at work on a special project for book lovers and are now ready to share their results! After months of painstaking research, experimentation, and inquiry our intrepid Library Scientists have released a set of Fictional Bar Coasters, pulled straight from the pages of classic works of literature!

Kat and Vali, are founders of THE AMYGDALAB, an indie brand whose mission is to create unique fun intellectual products for book-lovers, history buffs, and science nerds. Vali is an indie author, cartoonist, and the creative force behind the brand.

 

My review

I genuinely love these drinks coasters, there quirky, functional, and very eye catching (I’m not sure the photos show how vibrant they actually are so I’ve included my own photos and Kat and Vali’s.

I was expecting to receive the coasters in a flimsy box and for the coasters to be made of card, so I was pleasantly surprised how sturdy the box they came in actually was. The coasters are ceramic with a cork base, and they are waterproof always a bonus when you are as clumsy as me. They can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth. As they are ceramic they seem pretty robust, they are also quite heavy which I wasn’t expecting.

Each of the four Fictional Bar Coasters, feature Alice in Wonderland, Moby Dick, The Odyssey, and Rikki Tikki Tavi.

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I think they are really good value for the money, there well made,  robust and not at all cheap looking. Personally I think they would be the perfect present for a bookworm who likes something a little bit quirky. I should point the coasters are shipped from the USA but mine arrived within a week of ordering them. As an extra touch you get an ebook of mouthwatering cocktails which you can download. I haven’t had time to try them but I will certainly be trying some of the recipes over Christmas.

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I like the fact THE AMYGDALAB is an indie brand and not a mass marketed company, it’s also an highly original idea and I love the story behind the coasters. I will definitely be keeping a look out for other products the trio come up with.

My thanks to Kat and Vali for my bar drink coasters in exchange for an honest and impartial review.

8BB4CCCE-1A20-4711-A206-D59B32A5CB07You can order set here…… Book bar drinks coasters . Don’t forget to use my 20% discount code LorraineR20

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I have two sets of the fictional bar coasters to giveaway

**Please note this giveaway is open to UK residents only. I will notify the winner via email within 24 hours of  the giveaway ending. Good luck**

Giveaway ends midnight Sunday 24th November’s, winners will be notified within 48 hours of competition ending. The winner must be following my blog via twitter or my blog. Enter the giveaway here…..Fictional Bar Coasters 🥂🍺🍹🍸

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My Chronicle Book Box #BookSubscription #Monthly @MyChronicleBB #Review #DiscountCode #CrimeMysteryBox #Mychroniclebookbox #OctoberBox

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I was invited to be an Autumn Ambassador for My Chronicle Book Box, so today I’m thrilled to be sharing my thoughts on a brand new book box from https://mychroniclebookbox.com/ not only that but followers of my blog can get a 10% discount on their first box (details can be found further down this post). The Crime & Mystery monthly book subscription box, has everything you love about a quarterly book subscription box, but monthly! Before I share my thoughts on October 2020’s Box, here’s some information about the boxes.

Monthly Book Subscription Box – Gift Options

£27.78 Inc. VAT

The first theme is ‘there’s a new Detective in Devon’ and will feature The Long Call by Ann Cleeves.

Each monthly box will contain a signed hard copy first edition new release, 1 – 3 luxury bookish goodies and author interview.

Your first box will be the October 2019 box, shipping around 15th October 2019. Boxes will then ship around the 15th of each month

Choose the length of the subscription 1, 3, 6 or 12 months.

Gift cards can be sent out with your own message printed on and explaining what has been gifted and when the boxes or boxes can be expected. Choose a design for any occasion and tell us where to send it, direct to the recipient or would you like to receive it to pass on?

Please note I have not received payment for reviewing this book subscription, but I did receive a box in return for a honest and unbiased review.

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There is nothing more exciting than receiving a gift in the post, and it’s even more exciting when it’s a book subscription, every bookworms dream. Personally I think these boxes would make the perfect birthday/Christmas or just a gift for someone special or even yourself!

First up I love the box, the blue and white theme looks fresh and inviting and perfect for a male or female I couldn’t wait to take a peek inside.

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The first thing I noticed was how perfectly wrapped everything was, and in keeping with the box.

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And then the unwrapping, I must say the gifts inside exceeded my expectations, they were all of a very high quality.

I did have one small quibble, I would suggest moving the card to the bottom of the box as it contains details of all the bookish gifts included, there is a warning saying **spoilers ahead** but it caught my eye immediately, so I spotted what one of the gifts was.

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First up the book, beautifully and individually wrapped, in a heavy quality coloured paper which is secured with a string bow.

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So what bookish gifts lay inside?

First up a signed  hard back, first edition of The Long Call by Anne Cleeves. The first book in a detective crime series set in North Devon. I haven’t read a book by this author before, so for me the beauty of these boxes is that it gives you the opportunity to read books that you might have missed out on. I also love that it’s also a signed copy, so this one will be added to my treasured signed book bookshelf.

 

what else was in the box?

Its obvious Louise has thought long and hard about the gifts to include with this book, and all the gifts fit perfectly with the theme of the book. Included were the following…

An author interview on sturdy card rather than paper, and I loved the photo on the front.

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A Devon inspired candle from https://happypiranha.com/ I do love my scented candles, so this was the perfect gift for me. It’s in a tin rather than a glass jar, which I prefer, it’s  hand poured, and exclusive to this box, it smells beautiful, it’s fresh rather than floral, I immediately thought of the sea, and I can’t wait to light this one (and it has a 35 hour burn time)

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Two glossy postcards, printed on high quality card of Devon, I love photos of the sea, I always find they evoke happy memories and relax me. I think these postcards will make excellent bookmarks as they are so sturdy, so an added bonus.

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My overall thoughts

 I think My Monthly Box Chronicle is onto a winner here, it’s obvious a lot of thought has gone into each box, they have definitely been packed with love and care. From the book, to the themed gifts there wasn’t anything in this book that I won’t be able to find a use for.

Personally I think it’s worth every penny, especially when you consider each box contains a signed first edition. I did think especially for the bookworms amongst us there is a chance you may receive a book you already have, but then I would keep the signed copy and give my other copy away, or keep both!  I love browsing bookshops, but there was something extra special about receiving a book subscription in this post, it felt like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one.

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If you have never had a book subscription before and are seriously considering giving it a try then  I would definitely go for My Chronicle Book Box first.

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If I have tempted you to buy a box for someone or even yourself, here’s a bonus, courtesy of My Book Box Chronicles….if you include the discount code CAFE10 it will give you 10% off your first box.

If you would like to know more about the founder of My Book Box Chronicles, you can read my interview with her here…interview with My Box Chronicles

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