Black Friday is almost there and that means present shopping galore online! We’ve gathered some of the most awesome bookish gifts for you, which will make sure you’ll steal all the glory this Christmas. Without further ado, a gift list curated by Bored to Death book club.

First up, a beautiful paperback edition of Nabokov’s Lolita. A version you don’t see a whole lot (3rd printing), so definitely a precious gift! Be quick, as there is only one for sale…


Really want to please a short story lover? Go buy this 1st edition signed copy of the Tenth of December by George Saunders. One of the book club favorites of this year. But don’t forget to look around. Powell’s offers a whole range of signed editions!

Looking for a gift for the book lover that has it all? Maybe a beautiful name necklace will do! Esmée already owns several of these, so beware that they are somewhat addictive… You can have any word in almost any color you like.

Looking for some bookish art to hang up on your loved ones walls? Etsy has a lot! We are fond of these famous-last-line posters.

Literary London is amazing during Christmas (all the lights, all that tea!), so buy a pair of tickets and surprise someone with this great map by Herb Lester.

Need a great sock gift? These awesome notebooks from The Pocket Department might be your bag.


Looking for a Christmassy story collection? Then this is the gift of your choosing. It’s so Christmas it hurts and it hurts so much it feels good again!

My True Love Gave to Me
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And some Dutch gifts that we couldn’t leave out:
Deze hardcover met verzameld werk van Franz Kafka is een must have en als je goed zoekt kan je hem in verschillende kleuren vinden!

Een mooi verhaal voor de kerstdagen? Etta en Otto en Russel en James van Emma Hooper is het perfecte cadeau voor liefhebbers van De Onwaarschijnlijke Reis van Harold Fry. Een dromerig boek over opgroeien in een grote familie en houden van twee mannen.

Op zoek naar een echt winterverhaal? Deze hardcover editie van De Avonden is werkelijke prachtig!

Op zoek naar een perfect cadeau voor een Young Adult verslinder? Blossom Books heeft de geweldige Grisha Trilogy onlangs vertaald en deze boeken zijn de perfecte manier om de donkere dagen door te brengen. And they even came out with their own English editions!

These are just some of our ideas. Need help selecting a gift for a book lover? Just send us an e-mail or leave a comment and we will give you some advice!


Charlotte de Heer is the oldest of the founding sisters. Even though she's too busy for her own good, she'll find the time to write about books she's reading and places she's going.

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