Be honest, how many people haven’t ordered a Valentine’s Day gift for their special someone? Want to get something more than a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolate (though those are nice too)? If you’re still looking for last minute gifts for a book lover, then look no more. Here are 5 book themed gifts that will make anyone swoon.
1) Walk through a literary tour
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Sign up for a tour of an author’s house, or find a literary festival near you to impress your significant other while learning about literary history. Your book-loving hearts will soar as you immerse yourselves in the world of the greats while having an unforgettable experience. This year you can visit the Emily Dickinson exhibit that’s currently at The Morgan Library and Museum and then see her actual home and museum in Amherst, Massachusetts for an even deeper look into her life.
2) A bookish Valentine’s Day card
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Sometimes the perfect card is like the cherry on top of a great Valentine’s Day. This literary card is simple but expresses what we all think when we see a book we really want. “Be mine.” You can buy this card here and get it just in time for the big day. This list also has plenty of cards to choose from for the bookworm in your life. If you’re feeling DIY, you can make your own personalized bookish card and feature some of the most romantic quotes from literature.
3) Book bouquets
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Flowers are beautiful – for about two weeks, then you have to throw away a brown, wilted mess and clean up the bits that have fallen off. If you’re looking to avoid that, this shop offers bouquets made of books! The “roses” are made of recycled pages from used books, but if you have a favorite in mind, the shop can make a custom bouquet out of your requested book. They also offer boutonnieres and corsages if you want to wear your book for a special night out.
4) A literary themed dinner for two
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If you want to plan a special date but you’re on a budget, flex your culinary and creative muscles and make a dinner inspired by your significant other’s favorite book! If they laughed with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, try your hand at a faux Pan Gallactic Gargle Blaster. It can easily pair with a big southern fried meal comparable to the one in To Kill a Mockingbird. And for dessert, you can munch on madeleines and tea like the narrator in Marcel Proust‘s In Search of Lost Time.
5) Couple’s poetry
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The couple that writes together, stays together. See what you and your special someone can come up with using magnetic poetry. With over 300 words to choose from, you and your loved one can create something really unique. Or, you can use it to leave each other silly poems on the fridge every morning, making it the perfect way to start the day.
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