In case you hadn't noticed, it's time to start thinking about (and shopping for) Christmas! We've showcased a lot of lovely literary bits and bobs over the years, and if you know a bookish sort, I bet they'd love to find one or two of them stuffed into their stocking this Christmas. I'm a traditionalist and think stocking fillers should be small, fun, and cheap. Here are my top picks for under a tenner.
1. I love this cute typewriter brooch by The Lucky Fox. The badge has a typewriter illustration applied to the front of 1/8 inch thick baltic birch, which is then laser cut and the back painted black. The pin measures two by two inches and is handmade in England. It costs £5.80 from Etsy.
2. These Alice In Wonderland themed note cards are die-cut into the shape of teacups and teapots. There are twelve cards (plus envelopes) in the set, and there is an 'Eat Me' set with cake-shaped cards available, too. Alice Drink Me note cards, £10, available from Bookish England.
3. No stocking is complete without a silly gift and the Great Literary Moustaches kit fits the bill perfectly. Author moustaches include William Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling, Ernest Hemingway, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain and George Orwell. £4.95 from The Literary Gift Company.
4. Willy Wonka's Everlasting Gobstoppers are fruit-flavoured and change colour and flavour as you suck them. These won’t be as good as the ones from the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but they'd still make a sweet stocking filler. £1.55 per 50g box from The Traditional Sweet Shop.
5. Appropriately enough, this Write Drunk, Edit Sober, keyring is also a handy bottle opener. The quote is from Ernest Hemingway and the keyring is made from metal and plastic. It costs £4.95 and is available from Not On The High Street.