Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Literary Love

A dime-store teddy bear and box of chocolates doesn’t cut it these days (no, not even ironically). And although the perfect literary Valentine might be rewriting your favorite novel and casting you and your beloved as the main characters, and then having it specially printed and bound (in the sweatshirt you were wearing when the two of you first met, obviously), overworked and underpaid literary types sometimes just do not have the time. As always, Electric Literature is here to help you out. Here are 12 gifts for the lovable literary humans in your life.

Rumpus Mug

For the Struggling Writer Lover

Write Like A Motherfucker mugs from The Rumpus

Neruda love

For the Poetic Lover

Love Poems by Pablo Neruda from New Directions

hell is other people

For the Misanthropic Lover

“Hell Is Other People” — Jean Paul Sartre hand-printed poster from TheAffair

collective nouns

For the Lover Who Is Bored of Being Basic and Using “We”

Compendium of Collective Nouns from WOOP Studios

Dorian Gray

For the Well-Read and Well-Groomed Lover

“Dorian Gray” cologne from RavensCtApothecary

duedate

For the Lover with an Exposed Neck

Charcoal Library Due Date Scarf from Cyberoptix

harry potter phone

For the Lover Whose Phone Keeps Dying (Unlike Your Love)

Harry Potter book iPod charger from RichNeeleyDesigns

lover

For the Poor Writer Lover

“Come live in my heart and pay no rent” — Samuel Lover quote poster from EscapeModulePrints

banned books socks

For the Lover Who Does It With Socks On

Banned Books socks from Uncommon Goods

austen

For the Romance Book Lover

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope I have loved none but you” — Jane Austen quote poster from EscapeModulePrints

air quotes

For the Lover that Abuses Air Quotes

Quotation Mark earrings from petiteVanilla

orwell

For the Couple Weary of the Valentine’s Day Industrial Complex

Ministry of Love George Orwell poster from TheAffair

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