Holiday Gift Guide: Shops & Creatives

Disclaimer: This is not sponsored and there are no affiliate links contained in this post. I just really like these stores and hope I’ve inspired you to check them out. 

Today’s post is inspired by the Broke and the Bookish‘ Top Ten Tuesday prompt. For more info, be sure to check out their blog.

Happy Tuesday! Today’s post will hopefully be the first in a series of Holiday Gift Guides, because I’m oh so great at recommending gifts (I’m not, but I try).

This week, I wanted to highlight some shops and creative people to consider for your holiday (and everyday life) shopping. This way, not only will you be supporting small businesses, but you’re also buying super bookish content.


Novel Reveries // Etsy

My first recommendation is definitely Deneé from Novel Reveries. All her items are handmade, so each item is unique. She makes bracelets, necklaces, rings, and charms. Custom tablet pillows. You name it, she can probably do it. I have my eye on these bracelets (link, link).

Books & Cupcakes // Redbubble

A familiar sight on booklr, their Redbubble shop is filled with bookish content including the option of ordering mugs, home decor & prints, stickers, apparel, and notebooks and more.

Mason’s Bookish Funkos // Etsy

The most custom of custom items, Mason (The Amazing Bookshelf) creates and sells custom Funko figures to quench our bookish and fandom needs. Be sure to check out their shop and contact them if you have a figure in mind.

Olivia – Bookdragon // Redbubble & Stories for Coffee // Etsy

Lovely Olivia has two places for you to shop. Her Redbubble and Etsy stores have different items and both worth checking out. I recently bought a ton of stickers from her Redbubble store for my new reading journal.

Evie Seo // Redbubble // Society 6

It felt weird not including Evie Seo in this guide. Although I haven’t shopped at her stores personally, her designs are incredible and worth sharing (and more). She has bookish and book inspired merch, but also has Disney and original designs as well. Look at this one, it’s to die for!

Stores to Consider: 

I wanted to highlight small businesses and the creatives that are in our own bookish community. But I know that sometimes, it might be harder to purchase through those means. It’s totally okay and reasonable to hit up corporate. But, I’d also ask to hit up some indie shops, you’ll never know what you’ll find.

  • Local Indie Stores: Whether it’s a bookstore, farmer’s market, or other local small businesses, take a gander inside, you’ll never know what kind of hidden treasures you’ll find.
  • Barnes & Noble: The ultimate destination for book-lovers and non-book-lovers. There’s something for everyone here.
  • Amazon: It’s okay! It’s easier on the wallet and if you’re like me (and you’re crying every month at the sight of your student loan bill), by all means use this resource to make sure you’re still financially in the clear.

Thanks for reading! Be sure to check out some of these shops. If you have your own shop (through Redbubble, Society 6, Etsy, etc) and would like to be featured here or on a future post (I’m considering writing up a new one) send me a link to your shop via Twitter!

Happy Holidays Everyone!


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