ISSUE 48  |  The Rural Life

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Literati

November 26, 2012 4:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

For the readers, writers, and iPad perusers on your list.

N.B.: To make sure we’ve got everyone on your list covered, see all of our gift guides to date in our House Gifts section.

Above: Designer Julia Baker and writer Jemma Kennedy of Kitchen Sink Dramas offer a range of tea towels, silk-screened by hand onto cotton, featuring pages from The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde and The Escape by Katherine Mansfield, among others). In addition to the Edwardian Collection, there is also a Children’s Collection (Alice in Wonderland, The Secret Garden). Available directly from Kitchen Sink Dramas; £12 per tea towel (or £65 for a set of six tea towels).

Above: For the reading-glass wearers among us: Hand-stitched by German company R. Horn Wien, the Sigmund Freud Eyeglass Case (authorized by the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna) is $95 at the Neue Galerie.

Above: Ideal for recording pensées: elegant notebooks from Japanese company Postalco, available in three sizes and colors from Brook Farm General Store. Prices for the small Postalco Notebook start at $14 for the small size.

Above: The Tablet Portfolio by Minnesota-based Kenton Sorenson is made of vegetable-tanned leather; $190 via Design Within Reach.

Above: Postcards from Penguin; a hundred postcards of classic Penguin titles; $16.50 at Amazon.