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5 Gifts to Give Book-Lovers (besides books!)

5 Gifts to Give Book-Lovers (besides books!)

5 Gifts to Give Book-Lovers (besides books!)

1. Really Good Coffee

5 Gifts to Give Book-Lovers (besides books!) 1) Coffee from Javaya

5 Gifts to Give Book-Lovers (besides books!) 1) Coffee from Javaya

Reading and coffee go together like Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. They just belong together! On Saturday mornings I like to wake up early, fix a cup of coffee and pick up my book where I left off the night before. 

Javaya (getjavaya.com) is a premium craft coffee marketplace, currently featuring 11 of the best coffee roasters in Chicago. (Can't decide which roaster to try first? I love Big Shoulders Coffee - I often stop by there to get a coffee after my early morning workouts!) All coffees are roasted, packaged, and shipped on their Future Fresh™ date which means you’ll receive your coffee beans 24-72 hours after they’ve been roasted ensuring you enjoy every cup the way the roaster intended: Fresh.

Bonus: Javaya is offering you 25% off any gift set (“Taste of Craft Coffee”, “The Outdoorsman”, or “The Coffee Lover”) with code HASTY. Excludes gift cards. OR just click this link and the discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

2. A cute mug to drink that coffee in

5 Gifts to Give Book-Lovers (besides books!) 2) A coffee mug from Bunble and Bustle

5 Gifts to Give Book-Lovers (besides books!) 2) A coffee mug from Bunble and Bustle

I met Claire, the mastermind behind Bumble and Bustle, at an event a few months ago and she is just as fun and cute as her designs. Her Instagram account always brings a smile to my face - so imagine the smile your book-loving friend will have when receiving this cute mug for the holidays!

Bumble and Bustle is an Etsy storefront for cute and sassy coffee mugs and art prints. Perfect for a budget-friendly gift and completely customizable! Need ideas? Consider customizing a mug with a favorite book quote or your reciepient's favorite city.

Bonus: Bumble and Bustle is offering 10% off with code HASTY10 - available on any item in the store through December 31! Your book-loving friends will be thrilled!

3. A book bag

5 Gifts to Give Book-Lovers (besides books!) 3) Canvas Crossbody by Zuri

5 Gifts to Give Book-Lovers (besides books!) 3) Canvas Crossbody by Zuri

A book lover can never have too many book bags. I love carrying a book around with me at all times, you never know when you'll have 20 minutes to kill before your next appointment. Maybe you're at the dentist and they're running behind or you're waiting in the pick-up line at your child's school or you're waiting for your hair to set at the salon...there are countless times when having a book could help pass time. Personally, I'm loving this Canvas Crossbody by Zuri.

Zuri Collection collaborates directly with East African artisans to produce high quality, hand-crafted designs that merge traditional techniques with a modern, timeless aesthetic. By bringing these products to the global market, we empower our artisan partners with opportunities for long term growth that impacts future generations.

Bonus: Zuri rarely offers discounts so this one is extra-special. With code HASTY you will receive 15% off any item! If your book-loving friend is also extra fashionable, then this is the gift you should give!

4. A party-in-a-box for their next book club

5 Gifts to Give Book-Lovers (besides books!) 4) OMG! a party in a box for their next book club

5 Gifts to Give Book-Lovers (besides books!) 4) OMG! a party in a box for their next book club

Your book-loving friend is probably a member of a book club (or two or three!) As much fun as it is to be a member of a book club, it can be a tad bit stressful preparing to host a book club at your home. How fun would it be to give your book-loving friend a party in the box to help ease the pressure of hosting a book club? I love this idea and I'm secretly hoping I get one of these as a gift this holiday season!

OMG! a party [in a box]” brings the party to your doorstep so you can be your own guest! Each party box comes with a stylish theme, table setting, and decor for 8 or 16 guests; just add food & bubbly! Need it for a bigger crowd or different theme? They can customize a box just for you. So easy to set up it’s scary! (Please note that the table settings such as plates, glasses, and utensils are eco friendly and disposable.)

Bonus: Receive 50% off (yup! You read that right!) the NYE Party in a Box (pictured above) through 12/25/17 with code LET'S PARTY! Your book-loving friend will be a hit at her next book club with this fantastic gift!

5. Socks that give books

5 Gifts to Give Book-Lovers (besides books!) 5) Socks that give books from Conscious Step

5 Gifts to Give Book-Lovers (besides books!) 5) Socks that give books from Conscious Step

Each pair of these socks by Conscious Step donates 2 school books through their partner Room to Read. Room to Read transforms the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. They collaborate with local governments, schools, communities and families to ensure they understand the importance of literacy. Now your socks can play a role in enabling students to achieve their full potential. Not only will your book-loving friend have warm toes when they're curled up with a good book, they'll also love that their gift provided books for children in developing countries.

Conscious Step sells socks that are each paired with a nonprofit in order to help fight poverty. Through this, each pair has a quantifiable impact (such as 18 months of safe water, or 20 trees planted) that helps make the world a better place. Their products are fair trade and vegan certified, non-toxic and made from organic cotton. They are the perfect gift that gives back!

Strangers in Budapest

Strangers in Budapest

Beverly Gray

Beverly Gray