10 Holiday Gifts for the Booklover

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6. A Collectible Crate or Subscription

Collectible crates have exploded in the past few years, with more and more services emerging to cater to specific tastes. Although collectibles don’t work well on a bookshelf (one does have to actually be able to reach the books), your booklover will make room to put his or her favorite items on display. Here are three ideas for you.

A YA enthusiast will enjoy the OwlCrate service. Each month brings an upcoming YA book and a collection of items made by small businesses, along with items from publishers and authors like handwritten letters or signed bookplates.

For your standard Potterhead, consider the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling Crate via the Loot Crate service. It’s a bit pricier than OwlCrate, but it only comes every two months and includes 5-7 items. Be careful with sizing, though, since this crate includes wearable. Loot Crate also has several different crates for anime, gaming, and general geeky interests.

FanMail will appeal to the lady geek in your life, to borrow the site’s own terminology. It covers TV and movies as well as books, so it has a broader appeal than the two more focused services above. Again, you’ll need to know the recipient’s sizing.

Finally, if you need a big gift, you can pick up the special edition George R.R. Martin box, still on sale. It has a hefty price tag, but the collectibles will make your A Song of Ice and Fire fan happy.