• Gracie Carmichael

My Holiday Gift Guide for Readers

Christmas is just around the corner!! As the frantic shopping craze is about to begin, I thought I'd help out my fellow lovers of literature with my official 2020 Holiday Gift Guide, created for readers of every genrefrom stocking stuffers to swoon-worthy editions.

Oh, and happy Cyber Monday! Spot something on this list that's just your type? ;) Snatch up your holiday gifts early with sales galore today only!


For the Young at Heart

Beautiful books and literary treats for all who enjoy children's classics

1. The Puffin in Bloom Collection

This set of four divinely beautiful favorites from children's literature includes Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, A Little Princess, and Heidi, all exquisitely designed by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.

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2. Winnie-the-Pooh Postcard Set

Featuring E.H. Shepard's original illustrations from A.A. Milne's classic story about a "bear of very little brain," this postcard set contains 100 unrepeated designs to hang, frame, send, and share with friends.

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3. The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary Edition

Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic comes to new life with Lauren Child's stunning illustrations in this clothbound centenary edition.

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4. Heidi's Goats Watercolor Art Print

From the Austens & Alcotts shop, this original watercolor illustration celebrates Johanna Spyri's beloved Swiss classic. Perfect for children's room decor, framable, hangable, and sendable as a greeting card! Get 20% off all art prints on the shop for Cyber Monday!

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5. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Facsimile Edition

Welcome back to Narnia with this gorgeous facsimile edition of C.S. Lewis's beloved classic, celebrating the first edition published in 1950 and featuring Pauline Baynes' original illustrations.

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For the Alcott Enthusiast

Every Little Women fan can find a home in their hearts for these special gifts!

6. Little Women Motif Mug

From our Austens & Alcotts shop, this 11 oz. mug features watercolor designs representing each of the four March sisters and is the perfect addition to your cozy winter collection. All mugs are 15% off today for Cyber Monday!

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7. The Little Women Cookbook

From Amy's pickled limes to Meg's first homemade dinner, this delightful cookbook features not only March sister-inspired recipes, but historical insight into the how-to's and why-for's for Civil War-era cooking.

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8. Little Women: The Official Movie Companion

Perfect for every fan of Greta Gerwig's 2019 adaptation, this comprehensive guide to the making of the film, from costume and set design to recipes from the March House set, is the perfect addition to every Alcott collection.

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For the Anne-girl

Gifts especially for the kindred spirit, from themed artwork to beautiful devotionals

9. "Kindred Spirits" Art Print

From the Austens & Alcotts shop, this Anne of Green Gables-inspired art print features Anne and Diana with a classic L.M. Montgomery quote. A wonderful gift to share with the kindred spirit in your life! Get 20% off all art prints on the shop today for Cyber Monday.

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10. Anne of Green Gables Book Set

My personal favorite L.M. Montgomery editions by Aladdin imprint from Simon & Schuster, these hardcover Anne's will surely claim a place on your bookshelfand in your heart! ;)

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11. The Anne of Green Gables Devotional by Rachel Dodge

A poignant, wisdom-filled companion piece to L.M. Montgomery's timeless classic about finding belonging, this devotional from Rachel Dodge pieces together the deep, timely message for the orphan in us all.

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For the Janeites and the Readers of Classics

Treats for the classic-literature loving soul

12. Emma (2020) DVD / Bluray

Jane Austen's satirical comedy about finding love and all the mishaps that come along with it is brought to life in this highly-stylized, witty film by Autumn de Wilde. The perfect addition to your Austen film collection!

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13. Penguin Clothbound Classics

With over 60 titles of the most beloved of classic literature, it's no wonder that Penguin Random House's Clothbound Classics are one of the most beautiful and gift-worthy editions around. Stamped on linen with colored endpapers and a ribbon marker, these high-quality books are top-tier for literature lovers.

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14. Macmillan Collector's Library Editions

Another of the most beloved editions of classic literature, the Macmillan Collector's Library books make wonderful stocking stuffers! These hand-sized editions feature gold-sprayed paper and luxurious imprinted cloth. Enter the slideshow above to see more detail!

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15. Jane Eyre Pouch from Out of Print

For the Brontë lover, this Jane Eyre pouch is a fabulous stocking stuffer!

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16. Bookmarks from Austens & Alcotts

From our own shop, these literature-inspired bookmarks feature watercolor designs inspired by Austen, Brontë, and Tolkienall 20% off for Cyber Monday!!

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17. The Hobbit + The Lord of the Rings: Deluxe Pocket Boxed Set

This pocket-sized, vinyl-bound set of Tolkien's legendary Middle-Earth saga is a gorgeous addition to the fantasy lover's shelves!

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18. Frodo Baggins FunKo POP!

One stocking stuffer to rule them all: add this brave little hobbit to your FunKo set!

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That's my literary gift guide for the holidays! Did you add a few items to your wishlist, or pick out some stocking stuffers to fulfill your gift-buying needs? :)

Happy holidays, and Merry Christmas!

Until next time,