Gifts for writers inspired by great literature!

Brighton, United Kingdom
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About LittleBookishGifts

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Welcome to Little Bookish Gifts

If you're looking for quirky gifts inspired by great literature then you've come to the right place.

I design and make a wide range of literary gifts inspired by my love of reading (I own enough books to open my own independant bookstore) and my addiction to writing (I'm currently at work on the first draft of my novel while a stack of short stories simmer in the desk drawer).

At Little Bookish you'll find an assortment of gifts including: wooden door signs featuring writerly, readerly, studenty, teachery quotes and phrases, chunky marble coasters, prompts & inspiration jars for writers, quirky greetings cards and more.

My Original Book-Paper Door Signs are handmade using recycled pages from classic literature. I never destroy a perfectly good readable book and always make sure the ones I use are beyond repair (pages missing, no cover, creased, tea-stained, too many notes in the margins!)

I put a lot of love, care, time and attention into making sure my door signs are unique (no two are ever the same) and making sure they are finished to my incredibly high standards so please don't be fooled by other poor imitations.

I love making personalised signs and welcome any requests for customised signs with your quotes, phrases, sayings, or messages.

Chunky marble coasters and greetings cards are my new love so look out for some quirky new ones!

Well, that's just about enough waffling from me! If you have any queries please get in touch and in the the words of one of my most popular door signs... Quiet Please... I'm Reading!

Shop members

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Production partners

  • Badge Press

    Brighton, England

    Locally based badge press used in the production of my badge designs.

  • Pen Engraver

    Birmingham, England

    Engraving my designs on pens

  • Tea Manufacturer

    Sri Lanka

    Our chosen tea exporters produce the finest English Breakfast tea for use in our tea bags.

  • Illustrator

    Norwich, England

    Our chosen illustrator helps us bring to life our design ideas.

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Last updated on Mar 23, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

We love making personalised signs but please note the following:
Door signs:

+++ Additional charges apply

+++ We can only personalise/customise the foreground text. We are unable to paint door signs a different color, incorporate your own images, or change the font style. In certain circumstance we may be able to change the backing paper but please ask first!

+++ Please ensure the text/quote/name you require is 100% accurate as we cannot be held responsible for any spelling mistakes post-production.

+++ Once you've placed your order we will contact you with the mock-up design. This is the time to make any tweaks/changes. Once you have approved the final mock-up and are happy to proceed only then will we begin to make your item.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are carefully packaged to ensure safe arrival of your orders.

We don't currently offer a gift-wrapping service but if you'd like a handwritten note to the recipient on a small gift tag to be included please do ask or add a 'Note to Seller' when you place your order. Where we are not able to do this we will get in touch to let you know.

Sizing details

Door Signs: approx. 6 inch x 3 inch (15.3cms x 7.4cms)
Marble Coasters: approx. 3.9 inch x 3.9 inch (10cms x 10cms)
Greetings Cards: approx 6 inch x 6 inch (15.3cms x 15.3cms)

Care instructions

Door signs: These are sealed with varnish but are not suitable for outside use. They are quite robust but shouldn't be thrown in a temper.

Marble Coasters: Our natural marble coasters are waterproof, heatproof, and have been coated with a stain resistant solution. We do advise the following: Wipe clean only with a damp cloth. Do not put in the dishwasher. Do not use abrasive cleaning materials or scrub the tile as this may compromise the surface coating. Try not to drop it - they are heavy natural marble tiles and may bruise toes.

Greetings Cards: Take care when writing your message on the inside of the card because any mistakes will look messy if you have to cross them out (particularly if you've used a fountain pen! :)

Wholesale availability

We welcome wholesale enquiries so please do get in touch.

What is your processing time and when will I receive my order?

For items held in stock our processing time is generally 1-3 working days from receipt of your order and cleared payment however this may increase from time to time particularly during busy holiday periods. We always advise you to check the individual listings for details. You can always get in touch if you have any special requirements.

For customised/personalised orders our processing time is generally 1-3 working days (not including weekends) from your approval of the design mock up.

We'll send you updates about your order as we process it and you will receive a dispatch notification.

Please see individual listings for estimated shipping times and please allow extra time if you are experiencing postal delays in your area.

What are your shipping costs and do you offer tracking and/or shipping upgrades?

Shipping charges vary depending on the item(s) and delivery location so please check the details in each listing for costs.

We try to be as accurate as we can for single items but sometimes the cost of sending multiple items varies according to weight and package size. Therefore we will refund any shipping overcharges over £1.00 GBP and we will suffer the cost of any shipping undercharges.

To keep our shipping charges low, we ship all orders via a standard service which means there is no tracking number. If you require a shipping service that is tracked please contact us before placing an order.

We don't currently offer shipping upgrades. If you require a faster shipping service please contact us before placing an order.

Can you send me free stuff for a donation/event/review/competition?

I'll always consider each and every request on an individual basis so please do get in touch with full details.

There's a mistake on my shipping address can I correct this?

Of course! Please contact us as soon as you are aware there's a mistake and we will ensure the details are changed at our end.