Holiday Gift Guide: For the Literati by

Issue 48 · The Rural Life · November 26, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Literati

Issue 48 · The Rural Life · November 26, 2012

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.

Kitchen Sink Dramas

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).

Sigmund Freud Eyeglass Case

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.

Postalco Notebook

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.

Tablet Portfolio

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

Postcards from Penguin

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

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