6 Sweet Gift Ideas for Your Poetry-Loving Valentine

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to show your love to that someone special than by supporting their interest in poetry? Whether your Valentine is an avid poetry reader, dedicated writer, or passionate spoken-word performer (or all three!), we’ve got a gift that’ll be the perfect fit. Designed to suit an array of budgets, you won’t want to miss these six oh-so-sweet gift ideas for your poetry-loving valentine. 


Tickets to a reading near you

Keep an eye out for readings in the area (check local bookstores, fliers at coffee shops, or poet and publisher Twitter and Instagram pages) and reserve a couple of spots for you and your loved one. It’s always a treat to see someone perform, and it’s even sweeter when the poet signs books afterward. Bonus: This special gift won’t break the bank. Poetry readings are often free! 


Milk and Honey 12-Month Agenda Calendar

Help your valentine infuse a little poetry into each day in 2024 with this Milk and Honey 12-Month Agenda Calendar. This elegant, soft-touch planner provides space to record goals, detail dreams, and celebrate accomplishments. Each weekly layout also includes inspiring poems, beautiful illustrations, and soothing self-care tips from poet Rupi Kaur. 


100 Poems That Matter

Created in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets, this inspiring volume brings a deeper sense of love, honesty, and connection into our lives. 100 Poems That Matter brings together classic and contemporary poets such as Khalil Gibran, Emily Dickinson, Ada Limon, and Richard Blank. Poems are organized by themes such as  “Poetry & Grieving & the Blues: Practice Losing Farther, Losing Faster” to “Poetry & the Body: Every Curve in the Mirror,” to help readers access the right poems in the right moments. 


Emily Dickinson Blank Journal

Writers, gardeners, and everyday dreamers will love this lovely three-part notebook. This Emily Dickinson Blank Journal incorporates replicas of Dickinson’s pressed flower collection, as well as images on each spread alongside six of the poet’s botanical-themed poems. Made with delicately lined pages and a yellow ribbon bookmark, this beautiful journal is as sturdy and travel-ready as it is colorful and inspiring.  


Magnetic Poetry Tiles

These fun and inspiring magnetic poetry tiles are perfect for a little playfulness and creativity. They’re a great way to help decorate your valentine’s fridge and support their poetry habit. With 797 tiles in tow, this set contains all the punctuation, prefixes, suffixes, and more to keep writer’s block at bay. From serious to sassy, your loved one will be able to express themselves through poetry and play every day. 


A Book-Scented Candle

Nothing sets the mood for reading more than the soft, warm light and soothing scent of a new candle. With notes of sweet paper, wooden shelves, and well-loved stories, this book-scented candle will transport your valentine straight to the shelves of their favorite bookstore. Curl up next to your loved one while reading or let them enjoy some me-time with this unique and complex scented candle.