Gifts that are literary and charming 2022

The beautiful snippets in this post are gift ideas for colleagues, friends, family and teachers – a combination of all the things I love and think you will love too. These are not sponsored ideas, although some links are affiliate links (which cost the buyer nothing) and support the costs of running this website.

Book lists for gifting books to the little people (and adults) in your life are coming soon, so keep an eye on the blog and newsletter. In the meantime, check out my lists of ‘The 20 Best Books for…’ here.

Also remember to visit your local independent bookstores for literary gifts; in Brisbane, our favorites are delicious reads, avid reader, Where the monsters live, river bend books, Bright and early books, Books @ Stones, Wild flowers and hours of reading, Little Gnome Bookcase Y fast brown fox.

Many of the linked companies are small businesses and I try to make sure all my gift suggestions are ethical.

Corner Block Studio Book Frame

Show off your favorite books

Book frames are a wonderful way to display your or your children’s favorite book, magazine or vinyl.

Corner Block Studio make all kinds of beautiful things with materials that are environmentally sustainable and cruelty-free. The owners, who are Brisbane | Based in Meanjin, they say they are ‘driven by a deep admiration for our precious land’. I agree with that!

Book Geek snippets

book geek have extravagant, literary, and generally excellent gifts. Year after year they seem to add so much more divine literary goodness to their range – candles are my favourite, though I like the leather Yoshi keyrings, Chapter One earrings and enamel pins better! Her service is super fast and reliable, and a #ladystartup. Use the code CBD15 15% discount on all purchases.

Oh My Giddy Aunt Treasured Memories

My love story continues with this unique and beautiful gift shop. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I like souvenir gifts from Oh my giddy aunt

Nikki has handed over the reins of this wonderful store to another fabulous woman: Kelly. Welcome to the Children’s Books Daily community, Kelly! Oh My Giddy Aunt’s attention to detail and service is unlike anything she’s ever experienced before shopping online. I have bought charm bracelets for the girls, charm bracelets as a combo gift for colleagues (a unique charm for each person), charm necklaces, engraved silver whistles, jewelry boxes and silver book buckles. The ‘queen bee’ ring below is one of my favorite pieces and I wear it every day. You can choose your birthstones, what metal you want your bees to be in and where they are placed! so much fun. Enter the CBD code at any Oh my giddy aunt buy to receive a free silver amulet.

The most elegant of all bags.

To The Wild is a new company of busy people and mums based in Brisbane, Jooles and Marianne. Created out of sheer necessity (as all worthy products are), their launch product, the ‘All the Days’ bag, is our pick for the exciting day trip to the library (lots of picture books can be taken!) And it’s THE perfect accessory for your book. club date: books, snacks, wine, all carried beautifully on water-resistant cotton canvas with elegant brass accents and in a variety of beautiful colors. However, what sounds so amazing about this bag? Stands up as you search through the content – kind of simple, but my goodness it makes life easier! There are also six internal pockets, four of which can hold water bottles. Jump into her very pretty Instagram page and follow for launch party details.

To The Wild ‘All the Days’ Bag: Functional + Classically Timeless

Ruby Olive Statement Jewelry

ruby olive jewelry has a colour, shape and pattern for everyone and I am rarely missing one of the Ruby Olive necklaces these days, I love the feel of hand-poured resin and the incredibly bold colors. I think it would be really hard NOT to find a gift for everyone you love (puppies and kitties included) at Ruby Olive! The colors and quality of ruby olive the pieces are delicious, affordable, and just plain fun…and they have bees!

Gorman’s Treats

My Christmas dress every year tends to be Gorman, and I’ll do my best to foil The Beekeeper’s ugly Christmas shirt idea! For real Christmas day I love it this picnic mat – which is also perfect for hosting a summer book club outing! Gorman’s bright and cheerful designs are so nice. I covet your new bedroom apparel designs (hint!). And their doona covers and baskets are perfect for teens. You can buy Gorman through this link.

Reusable and sustainable options from Biome

The stats on disposable coffee cups are pretty staggering (2.7 million per day!), so KeepCups are a constant and always welcome treat (and let’s face the fact that caffeine is a top priority!). Keep Cup they’re loved by teachers for keeping their coffee hot, because find me an educator who can sit down to a whole cup of life-giving caffeine!

I recommend biome each year to friends and family in search of thoughtful and sustainable gift ideas. They continue to stock a wide variety of fair trade and sustainable gifts, including beautiful australian christmas decorations (I recommend these every year!) and I love, love, love the banksia tea lights – I have more than a few. I have looked enviously at some of the stylish lunch boxes some of the teachers and students bring to school – a joy to eat! the Bioma range of beauty and DIY products it is of exceptional quality and is simply and beautifully packaged, I highly recommend them.

Reading material

If you’re looking for a book gift, check out the list of exciting new reads for adults available at Booktopia through this link. I’d love to say I’ve read ALL of my recommendations below, but you know…kids, work, LIFE, etc! These picks below are definitely on my list for summer. Click on the image to buy books JUST FOR YOU!

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