Book Lover Gifts for Mother’s Day

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‘Perhaps it takes courage to raise children’ – John Steinbeck.⭐

Whoever and however you’re celebrating this Mother’s Day, here are a few thoughtful gift ideas to say thank you to the woman who deserves it most. All of the items featured are available over on Bookishly, our main website.

  1. ‘She is Too Fond of Books’ Floral Tote Bag – £15.00

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2. Personalised Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – £9.95

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3. ‘Home Is Where My Mum Is’ Watercolour Print – Fr. £10.00

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4. Motherhood T Shirt – £18.00

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5. A Book A Day Keeps Reality Away Mug – £12.50

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6. Blind Date with a Book Mother’s Day Edition – £10.00

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7. ‘Tea and Buns’ Framed Book Page Print – £23.00

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8. Book Lover’s Tea Set Gift – £15.00

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What’s inside a Bookishly Classic Book Crate?

As some of you might know, we run a bi-monthly book crate alongside our smaller monthly book club subscriptions.

Think of the crate as an upgraded, deluxe version of our Classic of the Month Club. It’s still themed around a classic book from literature, but there’s a lot more that comes with it. Plus, it’s great value.

You can read more about our crate and how it works right here.

We wanted to give you a better idea of what you can expect to find inside a typical box, so we went through our past crate collection and put together a list of the crate contents from some of our favourite months.

We’ve added a few photos too!

October 2018 – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. 

Frankenstein Bookishly Edition, Penguin Little Black Classic, A5 unframed art print, framed book page print, tea, bookmark, author stat card, notepad, vinyl sticker sheet, large luxury scented candle.

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November 2018 – Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables Bookishly Edition, A5 unframed art print, framed book page print, tea, vintage children’s book, wooden coaster, pencil case and pencils, notebook, bookmark.

Anne of Green Gables @anarchy_in_the_library

March 2019 – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women Bookishly Edition, A5 unframed art print, framed book page print, vintage children’s book, bookmark, tea, tote bag, postcard set, author stat card.

Little Women @theliterarylane

May 2019 – Persuasion by Jane Austen

Persuasion Bookishly Edition, Penguin Little Black Classic, A5 unframed art print, tea, framed book page print, three greeting cards, author stat card, pen pot, desk pad.

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August 2019 – Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Romeo & Juliet Bookishly Edition, Penguin Little Black Classic, A5 unframed art print, author stat card, bookmark, bunting, framed book page print, wooden house brooch, tea.

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November 2019 – The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Little Prince Bookishly Edition, Penguin Modern Classic, A5 unframed art print, framed book page print, tea, author stat card, bookmark, note pad, tote bag.

The Little Prince @bookworm_mcgee

Like what you see? Check out our biggest ever past crate flash sale whilst it’s still running!

 

 

 

Book Lover’s Valentine’s Gift Guide – Bookishly UK

A lovely literary list of Valentine’s Day treats.

Just a few different gifts to show your favourite person how wonderful they are. We hope you find your perfect match. ✨

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Shakespeare ‘Companion’ Book Page Print

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Blind Date with a Book – Valentine’s Edition

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Ernest Hemingway ‘Together’ Gold Foil 

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Navy & Copper Foil Map of the Stars Print

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Personalised Family Name Retro Wooden Sign with Gold Foil 

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Personalised Foil Edition of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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See more gifts in our Valentine’s collection right here.

The Ultimate Cosy Books

Our recent trip to see Greta Gerwig’s Little Women left us feeling all nostalgic and warm inside. (We seriously loved it, but you can read about that right here.)

That feeling of familiarity got us thinking… Little Women has always been one of those books that makes us feel cosy and safe, but what other books make us feel like that? 

Here’s a little list of the books (along with a quote or two) that we love to return to time and time again. The books that feel like home.

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Of course, we have to start with Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. 

“Never get tired of trying and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault.”

 

Next up is Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery.

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet.”

 

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is another firm favourite.

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book.”

 

For some reason Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the book from the series that feels most comforting. (Maybe Prisoner of Azkaban too!) Anyone else with us on that one?

“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

 

We couldn’t not mention J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Pure escapism. 

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

 

And finally, last but by no means least, THE BFG. Or anything by Roald Dahl for that matter.

“Dreams,” he said, “is very mysterious things. They is floating around in the air like little wispy-misty bubbles. And all the time they is searching for sleeping people.”  

 

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Tell us your ultimate comfort book?

A Full Guide To Our Subscriptions

Our subscription collection has changed a little over the year. We thought we’d give you the full lowdown on what you can buy and the best place to find them!

MONTH-TO-MONTH SUBSCRIPTIONS

Month-to-month subscriptions are available to buy from our dedicated subscriptions website Tea & Book Club and have no set time length. Each subscription lasts for as long as you’d like it to – after purchase, customers can cancel at any point.

Here’s how it works: a set payment is taken from your account each month (the amount depends on your chosen subscription) and your monthly parcel is sent out by us and delivered straight to your door. We ship worldwide and you can expect your parcel to arrive at a similar time each month. We recommend a month to month subscription if you’re self purchasing. 

Month-to-month subscriptions are available for the following products! Tea & Vintage Book Club, Coffee & Vintage Book Club, Classic of the Month Club. Find out more about these subscriptions right here

PREPAID SUBSCRIPTION GIFTS

Our prepaid subscriptions gifts are available to buy from our main website Bookishly and have set time lengths. Subscriptions can run for either three, four, six, nine or twelve months and you choose this at the time of purchase. 

Here’s how it works: a full payment is taken from your account at the time of purchase (the amount depends on your chosen subscription and the number of months) and your parcel is then sent out by us and delivered straight to the recipient’s door. We ship worldwide and you can expect your parcel to arrive at a similar time each month. We recommend a prepaid subscription if you’re looking to buy a gift. 

Prepaid subscriptions are available for the following products! Tea & Vintage Book Club, Coffee & Vintage Book Club, Classic of the Month Club, Classics & Cuppa Subscription, Vintage Crime Thriller Subscription, Vintage James Bond Subscription. Find out more about these subscriptions right here

THE CLASSIC BOOK CRATE

Think of The Classic Book Crate as an entirely separate product to our subscriptions. They’re bigger and they’re more expensive – there’s a lot more in them! Crates are available to buy from our main website Bookishly and are available as a one off product or a month to month subscription. 

You can read all about the crate, including how it works, right here

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We hope you found this blog post helpful. We figured it would be especially useful for those of you thinking about starting the new year with a new hobby! 

Here’s to a wonderful 2020, filled with happiness and a LOT of books. 

Literary Gifts for Every Friend

 

We’ve put together a little gift guide inspired by literature to help you with your Christmas shopping and those friends who are hard to buy for. 

The Moon Lover

Personalised Map of The Stars Print with Gold or Copper Foil – Fr. £39

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A beautiful star chart print, that would look wonderful in any home. Our star maps are entirely accurate and are personalised to depict the stars, planets and constellations at the exact moment and location of your choosing.

The Tea Drinker

Tea and Vintage Book Club Subscription – Fr £36

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A wonderful book subscription gift that will delight any book lover. A special literary package sent from the UK arriving on the doorstep every month: a surprise vintage paperback book, some lovely stationery and delicious tea. Perfect!

Or how about…

Book Lover’s Tea Set Gift£15

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This book lover’s tea set is a lovely gift for bookworms and tea drinkers alike. Four packets of different bookish themed teas – perfect! Each packet of tea comes with four tea bags and a unique literary twist.

The Book Addict

Funny ‘I Can Fit All Of My Books’ Book Lover Mug – £12.50

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An amusing mug that features an all too relatable line. “Me: I can fit all of my books into one box. Them: You need to stop calling your house a box.”Anyone else guilty of this? This funny mug makes a great gift for any book fan!

The Coffee Fiend

Coffee and Vintage Book Subscription – £27.00

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A special literary package subscription on the doorstep every month: a surprise vintage paperback book and delicious ground coffee. Perfect!

The Bad Influence

Funny ‘Rare and Charming Qualities’ Red and Pink Poster£14.00

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After a funny best friend gift? This bright, modern poster will make them smile. We’ve all got one friend that’s guilty of being a bad influence, this one’s for them. An amusing quote, this fun and bold literary print is available in three colourways: red text over pink, rose gold over navy, black over white.

The Mini Bookworm

Wizard of Oz ‘Emerald City’ Children’s Varsity Sweatshirt – £23

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A fun and preppy varsity style children’s sweatshirt featuring one of literature’s (and film’s!) most iconic locations – Emerald City from The Wizard of Oz.

The Adventurous One

J.R.R Tolkien ‘Not All Those Who Wander’ Journal – £13

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A lovely travel journal featuring a literary quote from the brilliant J.R.R Tolkien and printed on to our signature watercolour blot and vintage map design. A brilliant leaving gift for friend or family member embarking on a big adventure.

The Interiors Obsessed

Personalised Retro Family Name Wooden Sign – £50

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A retro personalised family name sign in a circus style font with beautiful gold foil, inspired by the classic gold leaf lettering technique, and mounted onto a wooden block.

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Want some more inspo! Check out our entire range of products on our website right here.

 

 

 

A Month of Birthdays!

It’s a month of birthdays! We’re celebrating a number of our favourite authors along with the brilliant stories they created.

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Lucy Maud Montgomery 

Born :  30th November 1874.

Died :  24th April 1942

“We ought always try to influence others for good.”

Nationality : Canadian. 

Known For : Anne of Green Gables.

Her family were less than supportive and considered writing a waste of time, however Montgomery ran the post office and was able to submit work to publishers in secret. 

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Born : 24th November 1849.

Died : 29th October 1924.

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

Nationality : English. 

Known For : The Secret Garden. 

The Secret Garden was based on the beautiful garden at Great Maytham Hall, where she lived for ten years. 

Louisa May Alcott

Born : 29th November 1832

Died : 6th March 1888

“I could have been a great many things.”

Nationality : American

Known For : Little Women

During her time as a Civil War nurse she contracted typhoid fever and pneumonia, which was treated with calomel, and led to her suffering from mercury poisoning until she died at age 55. 

Bram Stoker

Born : 8th November 1847

Died : 20th April 1912

“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, you are one of the lights.”

Nationality : Irish

Known For : Dracula

Stoker worked a business manager to the great actor Henry Irving. Upon their first meeting, Irving recited a spine-chilling rendition of Thomas Hood’s verse horror story The Dream of Eugene Aram. 

C.S Lewis

Born : 29th November 1898

Died : 22nd November 1963

“Courage, dear heart.”

Nationality : Irish

Known For : The Chronicles of Narnia. 

Following on from a successful career as a Tutor of English Literature at Oxford University, C.S Lewis was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University in 1954, a position he held until his retirement.

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