10 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas If The Girl You Love LOVES Books

10 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas If The Girl You Love LOVES Books

Plot twist: Bookworms can be deceptively tricky to shop for.


OK, OK, so I've been known to hate Valentine's Day, and I'm not saying that I'm 100% on board with it yet, but even I can admit that the holiday has its perks. Do I think that we ought to have a holiday that commercializes being in a relationship with and loving another person? No. Do I still like getting and giving gifts for said holiday? Yes.

With that being said, I'm here with a gift guide for all of you who have a book-loving girl in your life who you want to get something nice for, but maybe you aren't quite sure what. I've taken input from seven other book lovers as well and thus we bring you this list:

1.  Books

Let's start with the most obvious thing you could get her. If she's a book-loving girl, then buying her books is a very safe bet. The only downfall might be trying to buy something she hasn't read.

2. Give her a Gilderoy Lockhart style Valentine

If you remember this obscure little detail from "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," Gilderoy Lockhard, aka annoying and idiotic Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, sent out weird and kind of horrible Valentines to everyone in the school and helped his students to do the same thing. If she's a Harry Potter nerd, she'll totally get it.

3. Her favorite love story... with a sweet note from you inside

It's romantic. It's personal. It'll have her swooning, trust me. Buy the book and write a sweet note inside of it.

4. Channel your inner Peter K. and bake with her

In "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," Lara Jean loves to bake. Some of the new editions even have recipes in the back of them. If your girl loves that book, then start channeling your inner Peter K. and bake with her. You can watch the Netflix movie with her while you enjoy your cookies.

5. Take her to a little hole-in-the-wall bookstore

It won't break the bank and you'll be the absolute best in her eyes. I promise you, you can't go wrong with this one.

6. Orange tulips

Everyone knows that flowers are a Valentine's Day classic, but here's a good way to put a literary spin on it: buy her orange roses. Augustus buys Hazel Grace orange tulips when asking her to go to Amsterdam with him in John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars." It's a cute little reference to what most people think of as a sweet and tragic love story.

7. Write her a letter

This might not be a reference to a specific book, but I can assure you that if she loves reading, she probably also loves the old school idea of getting a love letter from you. Sitting down to write a sweet, heartfelt, personal letter that she can have to go back and reference is a romantic gesture that she definitely won't miss.

8. Quote her favorite book to her

This isn't a specific gift, but I promise you it's a swoon-worthy gesture either way. Even if her favorite book isn't a love story, odds are there's still an at least semi-romantic scene in it that, if you knew it well enough to quote to her, would instantly become 10 times more romantic.

9. Buy her a star

In "A Walk to Remember," Landon buys Jamie a star. I honestly can't say whether it only happens in the movie or in the book too, but regardless, if your girl likes Nicholas Sparks, she'll understand.

10. Or, if all else fails, you could just come walking across a field Mr. Darcy style

Basically, this happens in every Jane Austen/Bronte sisters movie ever. Go crazy.

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Being Far Away From My Boyfriend Actually Strengthened Our Relationship Instead Of Forcing It Apart

While we were apart, we became closer.


Before I really start this article, I just want to say that my relationship isn't truly a long distance relationship. We are both college students at the same university eight months out of the year, but the other four months we live quite a distance apart. Even during those four months, we are only about 150 miles from each other as the bird flies, but really about three hours from each other.

Being in a relationship where I'm not able to see my boyfriend every day or even every week has been a real challenge. But it's been a good challenge. It hasn't been a challenge because I've felt unfaithful or fallen out of love with him in any way. It's challenging because I miss him. We both work jobs and our schedules aren't the same and oftentimes we aren't able to talk to each other unless it's early in the morning or late at night. There are times when all I want to do is talk to him and tell him about how my day went and get a big bear hug from him. Unfortunately, I'm not really able to do this.

I firmly believe that being apart from each other for days, weeks, or even months have brought us closer than we could've ever imagined. We knew that this would be difficult, and we knew that there would be bad days, but we decided to power through it. It has made each time that we are able to see each other so much more special and meaningful.

Seeing each other has become more of spending time with each other than just laying around on the couch playing around on our phones. It's become really getting to know each other better and catching up on all the things we had missed. It's become a time for us to simply be in each other's presence and enjoy being able to talk face to face without a phone in the middle of us. We go on more adventurous dates, we take more pictures, and I think we would both easily say that we fall more and more in love with each other after each opportunity we have to spend time together.

Spending time together is no longer a daily activity, but it has become a right to be earned through hard work and several paychecks as travel can become expensive. We no longer take opportunities to see each other for granted, and it has made us grow closer because we aren't able to spend time together often. We look forward to the days when we won't have to worry about being apart but know that this is only a stepping stone in our relationship.

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It’s Harder FINDING Someone Who Wants To Be In A Relationship Than Actually Being In One

Oh millennials, we have made a mess of the dating scene...


I got super lucky once.

I wasn't looking for a guy, but I happened to find the exact one who wanted a long relationship. It's always when you least suspect it, isn't it? I'm newly single, but not quite ready to mingle.

Sure, there are plenty of new fish in the sea, but even they aren't sure if they are ready to sink or swim yet.

No, it doesn't have to be hard to have a relationship. I did long-distance on-and-off for four years, but we pushed through it because we cared about the relationship.

People can make it really tough on themselves to find that perfect person. It makes sense, we all want the right person that fits all of our needs and checks all of our boxes. But I think we as a society are a little more flawed than that. We also have needs of our own and those needs can really get in the way of our time together.

Say you find a person you could see yourself really being with. They will be there for your crying sessions, when you fail a test, when a loved one dies. But will they be there to also lift you up in your darkest moments and laugh together at every free moment? It seems a lot to ask of somebody, but in reality, it's just living.

Avril Lavigne was right, "why do you have to go and makes things so complicated?" In the long run, you'll always be upset if you keep up a checklist that no one can master. I'm finding out myself that not everyone is able to fulfill the basic requirements of a fun loving and easygoing boyfriend, but there is hope that one day, someone will.

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