Do you happen to be a bookworm? If so, you most likely know others who devour books as often as you, and you might want to surprise them with a wonderful Christmas present that only bookworms can fully appreciate.
I’m a bookworm myself - I’m able to read all the time, everywhere - on a train, at the bus stop, while stirring a vegetable curry in a pot, in a bathtub...And what I read changes with the seasons. When winter comes, I prefer stories that include cold weather, gloomy days, mysteries, criminal plots. But at Christmas time - nothing can be better than a heartwarming book which ends well. I sit in my armchair, covered in blankets, and read page after page, because evenings become longer and darker, and it seems like we have more time to spend at home. Nobody can see my torn jumper or the holes in my socks, nobody can ask me to make them a cup of coffee...there is only me and a book, with a whole world of characters and scenes to read about.
I would be happy to give or receive some of the following bookworm-style items as a gift this Christmas. They all seem to be such a treat.
People who read more than one hundred books a year probably already have an e-book reader. The device helps them read as much as they want without having to buy (and carry!) thick, heavy volumes. But this isn’t the end of the story - what they really need is a nice, fancy cover to keep the e-book reader clean and to bedazzle other people. You can surprise them with many handmade ones:
Bookworms like telling stories and following plots that someone else has designed for them. This board game requires creativity, a great imagination and a good sense of humour. Pick several cards that include hints and the beginnings of stories, and see where they lead you. Then listen to what your competitors have imagined. Perfect for writers, kids, parents, teachers, artists, and anyone who loves stories:
A bookmark for a meticulous type of reader: it shows exactly which line on a page you left off reading so you can start exactly where you finished.
For night owls who want to read till the small hours, but don’t want (or can’t) have their light on. Now you can WEAR your lamp!
An invisible bookshelf - surprise everybody with this trick. All visitors will be curious about how it hangs on the wall. A great conversation starter.
A stylish cushion for those who want to lay their head down while reading. What can be written on it? Not just a dull quotation from “Jane Eyre” but something wittier - e.g. “A book without a pillow is just a book”, “So little sleep and so much reading” or “Just one more chapter, I promise”.
Reading is reading but girls will be girls. Who wouldn’t want to wear such a beautiful tiny necklace?
A stylish, librarian-girl style keychain that tells everybody what the most important activity in your daily life is.
A book and a cup of tea is the perfect match. Use this mug to scare away people who distract you when you want to do nothing but read.
There’s nothing better than a cozy duvet. We can wrap ourselves up in it and read using a torch, like many movie characters do.
So, who says there’s more to life than reading?