I once told my family, “Hey, if you ever have trouble figuring out a gift for me, get me some sort of nice bookmark.”
It hasn’t happened yet (I think I need to repeat to say it again closer to my birthday or Christmas), but if you’re a fellow bookworm, you probably know exactly what I’m talking about. You’ve probably used receipts and the cheap paper bookmarks they give away at the library to mark your place (and of course, never ever place an open book face-down, but you know how special a nice bookmark can be.
The only “real” bookmark I own right now is a plush lion bookmark that my husband bought me over a decade ago when we went to Lion Country Safari in Florida. (It looks kind of like these, but mine is cuter. :))
These days it’s so easy to get customized gifts for people, and it really does make a difference. I volunteer at my church children’s program, and one of “my kids” got me a coffee thermos with my monogrammed initials on it. I was so touched that they took the time to get something specifically for me.
I found these lovely custom bookmarks, all with tassels. (Because doncha hate it when your bookmark slides down into the book and you have trouble finding it?)
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to send this post to my husband … 😉
If you like the look of antique books, you will love this bookmark. It is made of natural grain walnut, complemented along both sides by inlaid solid wood accents, with your initials placed on the front “book spine.”