A Gift Guide for Book Lovers (Nigerian Edition)

Bookish Species is providing you with a perfect gift guide for getting gifts that will be 100% appreciated by Nigerian Bookworms (especially those in Nigeria) even more so because all vendors are local! #MadeInNigeria

This guide is perfect for all occasions…Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Birthdays etc. Whatever it won’t hurt to add an item, two or all when buying gifts for that special somebody.

Booksleeves

Book sleeves are stylish protectors of books, they help prevent books from tearing, dents and many other dangers, which can wear them down, especially while on the go.

These are perfect gifts for bookworms because it helps them preserve their books. There are various makers of handmade book sleeves to choose from.

@bookgloves is by Bookish Species and sells each book sleeves at the rate of ₦1500 *p.s. Book Gloves online store is located on Instagram*

@bookgiftco sells book sleeves at the rate of ₦2000-₦3000
*p.s. Book Gift Co online store is mainly located on Instagram*

@flippingpagesng sells book sleeves at the rate of ₦2000-₦3000
*p.s. Flipping Pages online store is located on Instagram*

Gift Cards

Speaking on behalf of all bookworms, if we don’t specifically ask for a book or have explicitly said we want so, so and so book, rather than deciding by yourself and picking a random book, why not get a gift card to a book store so they bookworm gets to pick by themself.

@rovingheights is Nigeria’s leading provider of local and worldwide books, they’re always ready to provide their customers with books they want at cost effective prices. They offer gift cards so rather than buying a random book as a gift leave it in the hands of the bookworm. Visit rhbooks.com.ng to buy a gift card from ₦5000 upwards for the deserving bookworm

@okadabooks is Africa’s leading digital content provider of local and original books and a haven for all genres of books, you can credit bookworms account with any amount. Visit OkadaBooks Gift to credit that deserving bookworm’s account.

 

Littart by Ai Notebooks

Journals are awesome gifts, everyone is always in need of a new notebook.

Littart by Ai notebooks all are handmade with local fabric materials. They’re all hardback and either spiral bound or sewn bound notebooks. They come in two sizes which are A5 or A6. Plain pages or rule pages, padded or unpadded cover, come with a band or not, the great thing is the journals can also be customised!

There’s a bonus, which is the Gratitude Journal, where people can record things they’re thankful for that happened during their day.

The price is from ₦800-₦2000 each. Visit @LittartArtbyAi on Instagram to get yours.

 

Mugs

Not just any ceramic mug. Mugs just like Tote bags that are expressive, making use of images and words that a bookworm can relate to. A plain mug isn’t good enough. It needs to represent the bookworm, this is when it becomes a thoughtful gift.

@bookgiftco sells bookish mugs at the rate of ₦1000-₦2000
*p.s. Book Gift Co online store is mainly located on Instagram*

How about using your own design or words to decorate a mug? Words that will make the bookworm smile upon receiving the wonderful gift. Here’s a list of organisations that are trustworthy and deliver on time.
  1. Printivo
  2. Inklar

Stickers & Button Badges

Stickers are the perfect pair with a journal gift, don’t you think? Customised stickers and button badges are even better gifts. Print out words and images that aline with the beliefs and interests of the bookworm in question, with witty bookish statements, nick names or real names and bookish quotes.

For this The Gadget Tailor has you covered. Hit them up over on Instagram or on WhatsApp to get the rates.

Tote Bags

Tote bags are fabulous ways to make a statement, which is why so many bookworm are attracted to tote bags with wonderful bookish statements or quotes and the best thing there are so many people who can customise a tote bags to say what you want it.

@bookgiftco sells tote bags at the rate of ₦2000
*p.s. Book Gift Co online store is mainly located on Instagram*

@o_yemcollections sells & customises tote bags from the rate of ₦1500
*p.s. Tote Bags by O’Yem can be reached on WhatsApp*

Extras

Tote bags are fabulous ways to make a statement, which is why so many bookworm are attracted to tote bags with wonderful bookish statements or quotes and the best thing there are so many people who can customise a tote bags to say what you want it.

How about using your own design or words to decorate a T-Shirt? Words that will make the bookworm smile upon receiving the wonderful gift.

Here’s a list of organisations that are trustworthy and deliver on time.

  1. Printivo
  2. Inklar

There are a couple of Literary Festivals that happen every year in Nigeria, tickets for such events prices vary, getting tickets to such events will be a gift a bookworm will never forget.

  1. Ake Festival
  2. Kaduna Books and Arts Festival (KabaFest)
  3. Lagos Books and Arts Festival (LABAF)
  4. Lagos Internation Poetry Festival (LIPF)
  5. Abuja Literary Festival (ALitFest)
  6. Art X Lagos

There are a couple of Literary Festivals that happen every year in Nigeria, tickets for such events prices vary, getting tickets to such events will be a gift a bookworm will never forget.

Fancy packaging, foreign items and the likes that a bookworm can’t typically get just anywhere in Nigeria, such edible treats include

  1. Chocolates: Toblerone, Twix, Kit Kat, Smarties, Ferrero Rocher etc.
  2. Biscuits/Cookies/Popcorn (The Lekki Gift Company has a lot of fancy biscuits and sweets)
  3. Tea (Fancy ones i.e. Twinings can be found at mega supermarkets stores like Prince Ebeano, Hubmart, Shoprite etc.)

These are all the items Lara could come up with. Hopefully, this guide is very helpful and gives you a starting point, (especially the clueless). Have more gift items you can add or know of a brand that has great gifting items for Bookworms? Leave a comment below.

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