It’s that time of year again! I firmly believe that books make the best gifts, and the books we make at Juniper Books take gifting to a whole new level!
When I founded Juniper Books 22 years ago, it was really just a hobby. I never could have dreamed that we would have had such an impact on the world of books and design.
As I reflect back on 2023 and make my recommendations for what would be great gifts to give this holiday season, I’m drawn to many of our book sets that are not only popular, but that also have touched people's lives in impactful ways.
These books below are not just books, they are part of our shared cultural experience.
Books That Made Us Fall In Love With Reading
Just a few weeks ago, we introduced our brand new Harry Potter House Mascot sets and they have been a big hit. Reading Harry Potter can be a life altering experience, the books continue to inspire kids to read to this day.
Our special edition Harry Potter offerings make a great gift for those who have already read the series and have earned an upgrade of their books, or children over age 8 who will experience it for the first time. If you hurry, you might still be able to secure a limited edition metallic foil book set! You can shop the entire Harry Potter Collection here.
Percy Jackson and The Olympians
The Percy Jackson Series and all of the books in the so-called “Riordanverse” (books written by Rick Riordan) hold a lot of sentimental value for many of us and they make great gifts for kids over age 8. The books reimagine Greek mythology, putting the Gods in a modern context. Through his approachable and creative writing, Riordan has inspired generations of kids to learn more about Greek mythology. We offer two designs for Percy Jackson and The Olympians, a beloved set of The Heroes of Olympus, and our Trials of Apollo set will launch in early December. Check out our “Demigods” fandom page for all our Percy Jackson products.
Books that Remind Us Why We Love Reading
A Court of Thorns and Roses
The A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) series by Sarah J. Maas is the perfect gift for someone who grew up reading fantasy novels and likes a little spicy romance with their fiction. The mix of nostalgic themes and intricate character relationships can be addicting. Luckily J Maas has written more than enough novels for you to binge read over the holidays! You can shop our collection of Sarah J. Maas sets here.
Beloved Books And Their On Screen Adaptations
The Hunger Games
Everyone is talking about the new Hunger Games movie that just came out, The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes! Now is the perfect time to gift our new four volume The Hunger Games Arena Set. Preteens, young adults, and adults will all think you are a very cool gift giver! The set includes the original trilogy plus the prequel that the new movie is based upon. The design is one of our fastest selling book sets ever, it shows the heroine of the series, Katniss Everdeen shooting her arrow toward the arena’s dome, setting a revolution in motion.
For the romance lovers out there, our 9 volume Bridgerton book set is a dreamy gift. As this was a major TV series produced by Shonda Rhimes released on Netflix, many people saw the show without reading the books written by Julia Quinn. The Bridgerton Book Set would be the perfect gift for anyone who loves the romantic twists and turns of the Bridgerton series. The design looks very elegant on the shelves and reading these books (and looking at the jackets) may be the perfect way to get through winter!