($20-25) — This book takes key culinary moments from classic fiction and brings them to life. Meals from Oliver Twist, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Bell Jar, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and many more novels are visualized. This is perfect for the person who loves both the written word and food.
($15-20) A visual guide to literature, from classics like Shakespeare and Austen to modern favorites like George R. R. Martin and E. L. James. Surprising, useful, and entertaining facts about literature are presented through colorful charts, graphs, and illustrations in infographic form.
Writer’s Digest and Other Magazines
($20-40) Writer’s Digest is the top magazine for writers, with advice from experts on a wide variety of subjects. Poets & Writer’s is also a magazine about the craft of writing, with a stronger focus on poets. Poetry is an excellent magazine for new, fresh poetry, and also includes essays on poetry.
Weekly Planners and Calendars
($15-20)A themed planner or calendar makes a memorable gift the whole year long. You can buy a weekly 2015 calendar filled with classic book illustrations, a 2015 reading woman weekly planner, filled with classic paintings of women reading, or a 2015 Word Origin Day-to-Day Calendar, which features the origins of both obscure and everyday words.
($15-30) This book shelf is mounted to the wall and becomes instantly invisible with a stack of books. It gives the appearance that your books are floating next to the wall. This shelf has high reviews and a sturdy build. You’ll probably want to pick up two or four to make a set and give your grad student or professor more options.
($20-35) This print is made entirely from the text of the novel Pride and Prejudice–it includes the first 35 chapters of the book, and is legible without a magnifying glass. The creators of this print have actually made typography art prints of dozens of classic novels, including The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Beowulf. Unfortunately these aren’t available for free shipping through Amazon Prime, but shipping is free if you order two posters. Frames are not included.
($10-20) Perfect for the writer and story teller, Story Cubes can be played as a group game or used as an individual writing prompt. It’s a great way to spark the imagination and overcome writer’s block, and there are dozens of ways to play. In addition to the original game, you can buy Story Cubes: Actions, Story Cubes: Voyages, or the complete set of all three games.