Presents for YA Readers

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Shopping during the holidays can be hard if you’re not a present perfectionist. I spend a good chunk of my year daydreaming about the holiday season and what to get all my friends, but that’s not something everybody can do. So what do you buy the YA reader in your life when you don’t know where to start?

Well, I have some suggestions.

JEWELRY

If they love jewelry, the perfect present might be one of the numerous beautiful trinkets from Moonfire Charms! They have jewelry for fans of Divergent, Harry Potter, Ender’s Game, If I Stay, Percy Jackson, The Fault In Our Stars, The Hunger Games and more! The quality is spot-on and the necklaces in particular are stunning.

The Deathly Hallows necklace from Moonfire Charms; owned by and photographed by Nicole Brinkley.

The Deathly Hallows necklace from Moonfire Charms; owned by and photographed by Nicole Brinkley.

Hebel Designs also has an amazing collection of jewelry for a whole different collection of fandoms! They have jewelery featuring icons and images from The Selection, the Iron Fey series, the Grisha trilogy, Legend,  and the Moral Instruments series. The Morozova collar and the Grisha rings for Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha series are especially awesome – though Shadowhunters are sure to clamor for the replica pieces from the City of Bones.

There’s also an impressive collection of YA jewelry at Cadsawan. Their jewelry for the Morganville Vampires, the Vampire Academy and the Throne of Glass series are some of the prettiest out there.

Of course, if you love Etsy, then there’s even more to look at – though the quantities are far more limited. AmethystArtist created a whole line of original nerdy jewelry, including a Lunar Chronicles necklace and earring set, a Paper Towns earring set and more. Oh Darling Jewelry has a whole line of YA quote necklaces, including snippets from The Fault in Our Stars and more.

ART

There’s nothing better than being able to support an author. If your friend has read and loved Solitaire by Alice Oseman, then you can buy a poster of a scene from the book straight from the author’s Redbubble page!
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T. Michael Martin has a DFTBA shop where he put up the niftiest poster: the epigraph of his YA novel The End Games.

Taryn Knight – one of our favorite fanartists, who we’ve featured in the past in our Off the Page column – has an Etsy shop where she sells her original prints and various other artworks.

Luna Lovegood from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, illustrated by Taryn Knight.

Luna Lovegood from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, illustrated by Taryn Knight.

CLOTHING

We love Hot Topic. And with good reason – their collection of Harry Potter book merch is absolutely fantasmagorical. There are dresses and pajamas (and backpacks and necklaces and mugs). A must for those shopping for friends this holiday season!

The Harry Potter Alliance is a volunteer organization that takes the themes of Harry Potter and applies them to charity – but they also have a rockin’ clothing collection. Whether you want a GRANGER / LOVEGOOD 2016 tank top or a Books Turn Muggles into Wizards t-shirt, they’ve got you covered. (Bonus: they also offer many of their designs as notebooks and mugs.)

TOTE BAGS

Every book lover needs a good tote bag. Luckily, Evie SEO and her Society 6 store has you covered, with two gorgeous totes: one featuring a quote from Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s Illuminae, and the other featuring a quote from Jennifer Niven’s All the Bright Places.

If the person you’re shopping for has back problems, though, a tote bag might throw off their balance – so maybe invest in the official Hogwarts backpack from the Harry Potter store instead?

STATIONARY & WRITING SUPPLIES

If the person you’re shopping  for is aspiring to be a YA writer – or already is one – there are quite a few knicknacks you can pick up to encourage them to put the pen to the paper.

You can’t talk about YA stationary without talking about Icey Designs’ official Etsy shop. Blogger Hafsah took her graphic ability and channeled it into adorable products, including several writing notebooks and a YA-inspired pencil set.

Over on Etsy, thecarboncrusader offers a fun set of engraved Harry Potter pencils. Pairing it with LiteraryEmporioum’s set of Harry Potter inspired notebooks – featuring covers of the textbooks in the series – would make the perfect present.

Etsy user Ruskerville has some incredibly adorable planners – always helpful! – which include several inspired by the Harry Potter series.

Other Cool Stuff

Okay, yeah, maybe I made this section just to point out that there are Harry Potter-themed candles available in From The Page’s Etsy shop. I’m not sure how smart it is to buy a candle you haven’t been able to smell in advance, but hey, they’re Harry Potter-themed.

Etsy user BeedooTO runs a nifty line of Harry Potter bookmarks, featuring adorable illustrations of the Golden Trio, Luna Lovegood and more. MagicBookmarks also makes a lot of cool YA bookmarks, including characters from A Court of Thorns and Roses and The Lunar Chronicles.

Our friend Gillian Berry at the Art of Young Adult has a lot of beautiful work to display in their Society6 store, but her line of YA-inspired mug designs are drool-worthy.

What item would you want most? Sound off in the comments below!

Editor’s note: None of these links were sponsored or paid for; we just found them nifty.

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Nicole Brinkley

Nicole is the editor of YA Interrobang. She has short hair and loves dragons. The rest changes without notice. Follow her on Twitter at @nebrinkley or Tumblr at nebrinkley. Like her work? Leave her a tip.

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