It's unlikely that you haven't seen an abundance of advertisements for iPads and Kindles this Holiday season. And while these hot-ticket items are most certainly on all your friends' wish lists, if you're like me then you've resigned to the fact that maybe they don't fit into your budget. However, some creative brainstorming and self-motivation can help you find the perfect solution for your design savvy, bookworm friends: real books that need proper bookends.
The trouble with giving a book is that you have to either read the book or know a lot about the recipient. However, the complement of a bookend allows anyone to appreciate a home accent to add to their (hopefully) well-curated library.
For the Graphic Designer:
Book: Full Moon by Michael Light $50
Bookend: Orange Industrial $19
For the Whiz Kid:
Book: National Geographic Subscription $15/year
Bookend: James the Bookend by Black+Blum $22
For the Aspiring Chef:
Book: What to Cook and How to Cook It by Jane Hornby $40
Bookend: Golden Gate Bridge Bookends $70
With the right amount of thought and touch of creativity, these gifts are not only more timeless than an e-reader but also more personal. Remember, you can't hand inscribe the front flap of a digital book!
Have thoughts about good pairings of books and bookends? Let us know what you'd get in the comments.
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