Valentine’s Day is just around the corner but there’s still time to drop some hints about lovely book-themed gifts, or treat someone special (that person can definitely be yourself!)
This origami card is lovely, with a heart folded from an old Turkish text and a sweet message which looks like it’s been typed on an old typewriter. Romance and punnery, perfect for book and type geeks alike, from one of my favourite sites for literary loveliness, Bookish.
I love Scrabble and this ‘upcycled’ Scrabble brooch is fabulous. Simple and striking, it also comes in ‘geek’ and ‘riot’ for the less sappy amongst you.
If you don’t want to give just a card, why not give a booklet of poetry instead? This adorable little package includes poems about tea by poets such as Carol Ann Duffy, Thomas Hardy and Jo Shapcott, and a matching bookmark. Lots of variations are available including poems on love, mothers, cats and, rather brilliantly, puddings. From old favourite, The Literary Gift Company.
Love poems here
The Literary Gift Company have also just brought out three mugs like this, each with a romantic scene from a different literary classic. I’ve chosen the one featuring the first kiss between Beatrice and Benedict in Much Ado About Nothing, my favourite Shakespeare play. I love how each mug only shows a tiny bit of the scene, which made me immediately go and look it up to remind myself!
I’ve been thinking a lot about how I feel about these roses. That they’re gorgeous and special (and pricey) is not in doubt, but I’ve always been adamant about not buying anything that was made by harming a book. However, these seem to be made from well-loved but falling-apart romantic novels so I’m just about reconciled to them…oh, who am I kidding, they’re beautiful!
Available as a bouquet for £75.00 here or as a single rose for £8.00.