Literary Paraphernalia: Offbeat Valentine’s Day Gifts for Booklovers

I’m a fairly nontraditional person, so when it comes to romance, I go for nontraditional things too. Generally, I’m not one to celebrate Valentine’s day with a night out at an expensive restaurant, but I do still like to give gifts.

There are the traditional gifts, like roses and chocolate and teddy bears, but what fun are those? No, it’s way more fun to be offbeat for Valentine’s day than it is to be traditional.

That being said, guys and gals, here’s some cool offbeat Etsy.Com gear for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

Time Machine Tie

This is billed as a “steam punk” tie, but it’s really just an awesome tie for anyone to wear, steam punk or not.

Cheshire Cat Brass Cuff

It’s way more fun to be mad than to be sane, anyway.

Lord of the Rings Shot Glasses

You can include this with a bottle of your sweetheart’s favorite liquor.

Handmade Crow Quill

The bead is customizable as are the tips!

(Don’t forget the ink)

Shakespeare Cufflinks

And all the men and women merely players.

Author Charm Bracelet

Charm the writer in your life with some charms on a chain.

Hermione’s Time Turner Necklace

Just imagine giving this to your sweetheart with a little note that reads “I want to turn back time and spend all of it with you.”

The Princess Bride Hide-Away Book Box

It’s not really a book. It just looks like one. Feel free to hide another present inside of this box, like a book!

Sense and Sensibility Scarf

Truer words have never been written or spoke.

Romeo and Juliet Necklace

Just to be clear, this play IS a tragedy as both lovers die in the end. Not to ruin the sweetness of the quote, but there’s a reason this is an offbeat romantic gift and not just a romantic gift.

Of course, when all is said and done, nothing beats a good book as a gift.

Amanda Riggle
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Amanda Riggle

Managing Editor at The Poetics Project
Amanda is the Managing Editor at The Poetics Project and of The Socialist, the national magazine of The Socialist Party USA, as well as the Lead Editor of Pomona Valley Review's upcoming 11th issue. She graduated with a BA in English Education and a minor in Political Science. She is currently enrolled in an English MA program with an emphasis in Literature. During her free time, Amanda enjoys writing poetry, reading, traveling, crocheting, watching entire seasons of campy shows on Netflix, and, of course, writing blogs.

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