The Read Poetry 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is just around the corner, which means your shopping list (and your wish list) just got a lot longer. This year, we’ve got a gift guide to show off your thoughtful side, with an assortment of heartwarming books, self-care surprises, writer’s delights, and games galore. Whether you’re shopping for the writer in your life, a poetry lover, or yourself, our holiday gift guide will surely inspire. 


Poetry Books 

Send warm words to your loved ones this year with some of 2020’s hottest poetry books for self-care. From Renaada Williams’ May debut, Becoming, to Rupi Kaur’s latest November release, home body, themes of love, hope, and self-acceptance ring out in each collection. As the end of the year draws near, these collections a reminder to pause, reflect, and appreciate our growth. They’re also a perfect way to say “I’m thinking of you.”


Find a full list of 2020 poetry books that are perfect for gifting here.


home body by Rupi Kaur | Film for Her by Orion Carloto | Flowers on the Moon by Billy Chapata | Be(loved) by Dakota Adan | Eighteen Inches by Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol | Pillow Thoughts IV: Stitching the Soul by Courtney Peppernell | becoming. by Renaada Willaims


Self-Care Station

For the avid reader in your life with books galore, consider helping them cozy up their space with some sweet self-care items. Amanda Lovelace’s Believe in Your Own Magic oracle deck is perfect for those who need a few extra words of encouragement, while the all-new Pillow Thoughts day calendar offers a daily dose of Courtney Peppernell’s inspiring words. Add a plush throw blanket, a warm mug, or a candle to the mix to help your loved one care for their mind and body. 


Amanda Lovelace’s Believe in Your Own Magic oracle deck | Lumio Book Lamp | Courtney Peppernell’s 2021 Pillow Thoughts day-to-day calendar | Riley Home Chunky Knit Throw | Ember Electric Mug | “The Library” candle | Support Pillow


Writer’s Delights

If you’re shopping for the writer in your life, consider gifts that’ll encourage them to keep up their craft. This magnetic notebook is perfect for flighty writers who need a hand in organizing their thoughts, while a box of 150 writing prompts will help them fight writer’s block. If you want to be more poet-specific, try this magnetic poetry kit. Your loved one can arrange and change these magnets to their heart’s content. And, of course, you’ll never go wrong with some pretty pens and a classic Moleskine notebook—a writer’s one true pair.


Magnetic Notebook | Machine Era x Shinola Markup pen | BestSelf WordSmith Deck (150 Writing Prompts) | Magnetic Poetry Kit | Classic Moleskine Notebook


Games for Word Nerds

Give a game this holiday season to keep your friends and family both inspired and entertained. A mix of poetry prompts, colors, and imagination, Paint Chip Poetry is a great game to play on your own or with a group. Keep the creativity rolling with a set of Haikubes or Metaphor Dice. And if your loved one is a fan of the classics, you’ll never go wrong with Bananagrams or Scrabble.

Paint Chip Poetry | Haikubes | Metaphor Dice | Bananagrams | Scrabble Deluxe


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