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Bookish Gifts for Mom: Our 2023 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Creative Mother’s Day Gifts for Bookworms

Mother’s Day gifting might be the most stressful gifting.

If your mom is anything like mine – she was responsible for most of the awesome gifts you received as a child – and many of the sentimental memories you hold close to your heart.

You want a thoughtful gift that holds special meaning.

You also want a gift she’ll actually use.

Might I suggest a handmade book candle?

After all – almost everyone has a favorite book. We think you’ll be surprised by the variety of scents – and titles – in our book candle collections.

Give the gift of nostalgia this Mother’s Day.

Lavender & Chamomile – inspired by Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon Book Candle -- Vintage Shabby Aesthetic -- Modern Nostalgia Aesthetic -- Unique Bookish Mother's Day Gift

Is there a book that symbolizes the relationship between mother and child more than Goodnight Moon?

This Mother’s Day – hit mom in all the feels with our Goodnight Moon book candle.

The soothing scents of lavender and chamomile wash away the day’s worries – making you feel cozy and safe.

Just like when mom read your favorite bedtime story.

Maple Sugar Candy – inspired by Little House on the Prairie

Is Mom a big fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie?

It might be a series that you read together.

Then I give you the perfect Mother’s Day gift – our Little House on the Prairie book candle.

Maple Sugar Candy is inspired by “snow candy” – a treat the Ingalls family made by pouring maple syrup over freshly fallen snow.

This sumptuous fragrance is a delicious blend of maple syrup, brown butter, and molasses.

Perfect for curling up under a quilt with your favorite book.

Sugared Citrus and Island Greens – inspired by Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are Book Candle -- Vintage Shabby Aesthetic -- Bookish Mother's Day Gift Idea

Looking for a nostalgic childhood candle with a little more zip?

Try our Where the Wild Things Are book candle – Sugared Citrus and Island Greens.

Here you’ll find aromas reminiscent of Max’s journey to the wild rumpus – the uplifting scent of citrus – blending with hints of tropical fruit – and the fresh fragrance of palm fronds and other exotic island greenery.

Mom will feel like she’s been crowned queen of her own island – and isn’t that what Mother’s Day is all about?

Poppy Field and Apple Blossom – inspired by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

I can’t think about childhood without thinking about The Wizard of Oz.

The story's iconic imagery -- talking apple trees and magical poppy fields -- inspired our enchanting Wizard of Oz book candle.

Wizard of Oz -- Dorothy, Tin Man, Lion, and Scarecrow at Poppy Field Looking at Emerald City

Springtime aromas of apple blossom and poppy mix with the verdant greens of wild grasses.

We add hints of apple and cherry -- and round off this beautiful scent with exotic base notes of cocoa and cardamom.

Poppy Field and Apple Blossom is an exquisite addition to any spring self-care lineup -- or a nostalgic gift for Mom.

Add some olfactory ambiance to your next trip down the Yellow Brick Road.

Pickled Limes – inspired by Little Women

Pickled Limes – our Little Women book candle – is one of my warm-weather favorites.

This candle sets the mood to "chillax" with the tangy aroma of tart lime – mixed with hints of green agave and salty brine.

Give mom the "living is easy" scent of a margarita all summer long.

Lemon Meringue Pie – inspired by Amelia Bedelia

Amelia Bedelia Book Candle -- Mother's Day Gift for Bookworm -- Vintage Shabby Aesthetic Candle

Lemon Meringue Pie – our Amelia Bedelia book candle – was literally inspired by the relationship between mother and child.

Amanda – our candlemaker-in-chief – created it after the birth of her daughter, Amelia.


Trust us when we say -- this is a feat of candle scent engineering that we are incredibly proud of!

BONUS -- it's not a terribly sweet "baking" aroma -- the lemon adds a zesty burst that compliments the meringue.

Just like a real lemon pie.

Which happens to be my mom’s favorite.

Gardens of Pemberley – inspired by Pride and Prejudice

Does Mom love Jane Austen?

Do you swoon over Mr. Darcy together?

Then why not surprise her with Gardens of Pemberley -- our Pride and Prejudice book candle?

Perfect for the next girl’s night viewing of your favorite Austen adaptation!

Looking for a Jane Austen candle gift box? We’ve got you covered! Includes six mini candles – each inspired by one of Austen’s novels!

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Breakfast Tea & Knitting Wool – inspired by Miss Marple

Does Mom love a good Christie mystery?

Why not surprise her with a Miss Marple book candle?

This scent is all about getting cozy.

Close your eyes -- and smell the comforting fragrance of English Breakfast tea -- with a dash of cream, of course.

For extra snuggly vibes, we round out this comforting aroma with hints of flannel, clean cotton -- and a whisper of soft musk.

You'll think you're under your favorite blanket -- with a warm cup of tea and your favorite Christie tome -- snug as a bug in a rug.

Frankincense + Moss – inspired by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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Maybe your mom is a bit more Goth – or she’s your feminist hero.

This candle is the embodiment of both – all rolled into one.

Frankincense + Moss is inspired by the woman who created the first Gothic horror novel – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

Mary Shelley came from a line of feminist thinkers and unconventional women. Her life - and writing - broke the boundaries constraining many 19th-century Englishwomen.

This woodsy scent blends herbaceous, earthy incense with the lush, green fragrance of moss.

Perfect for boundary-breaking moms in the 21st century.