My husband and I used to write a lifestyle blog together (someday I hope we will start it up again). One of series of posts we wrote about were gift guides and I loved complying these posts. Next month, both my mum and sister are celebrating their birthdays. As part of their presents I am planning on getting them Kindle vouchers but I wanted to them a little something extra. Partly inspired by some of my favourite instagrammers I put together this gift guide for Book Lovers.
Locket // Bookmarks // Candle
Colouring Book // Book Bag // Pin
Pencils // Tee // Mug
The Frostbread Candles and Happy Hello Co. Magnetic Bookmarks are available for several of fandoms so these can be tailored for gift giving. I think I might be tempted to do some themed gift baskets soon. I first saw this Librarian Tee on The Loony Logophile‘s blog, in her everyday Librarian cosplay and fell in love – isn’t it perfect! When I saw the mug on instagram, I knew I had to include it as it sums up my recent obsession!
Finally, if you want the ultimate gift for a book lover, how about treating them to a vacation in a bookstore! The Open Book in Scotland offers an airbnb rental in a bookstore where you can help run the shop during your stay.
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This Month’s Things I Love has a very London 2012 theme!
- Burger and Lobster, two locations in London, prices vary.
Visiting London, want somewhere amazing to eat, check out Burger and Lobster. There is no menu here as they only have 3 things on the menu, Burger, Lobster or a Lobster Roll (which I can fully recommend), each which is £20. They do have a pretty impressive drinks menu, complete with an array of cocktails. Lobster and Cocktails – what more does a girl need!
- Team GB Scarf £5 Next
I am loving the Olympics and have wanted to show off my Team GB pride, but without kitting myself out head to toe in merchandise. I wanted something small, wearable and something I wouldn’t mind wearing in a months time. I think this little scarf does the trick, it’s small enough to attach to my handbag but larger enough to wave about during the national anthem.
- London 2012 Join In app Free
I have been pleasantly surprised with the quality of Official apps for the Olympics, but I have been amazed with this one, the location feature shows you interesting events happening in area, from outdoor screens to watch the games, the national hospitality houses around town, as well as the normal sporting events.
- Butter London Nail Polish, Heavy Medal Collection £30
Now, I love my nail varnishes, and it seems every nail polish brand out there has done an Olympics or Jubilee themed nail varnish, but I’m not sure I would like to do the whole red, white and blue thing, I was on the lookout for different. I think this works, the Heavy Medal Collection – bronze, silver and gold! As well as working for the Olympics these shades will be brilliant in the party season at the end of the year!
- Kate Spade London Calling Bangle $88 Kate Spade Stores
This bangle has been on my wish list for a while, and I am thinking now is the perfect time to buy it, chunky, red and quoting an amazing song – what more to you need. I also think it will look great with my Brooklyn version of the bracelet.