The Rumpus 2016 Holiday Gift Guide


Having trouble picking out the perfect present for that special someone? Out of ideas for that ever-growing gift list? We’ve gathered up our favorite gifting ideas this holiday season and put them together into one handy list!


Support free speech and snag cool gear: check out the ACLU store, featuring everything from a “Free Speech” onesie (almost as cute as our own Write Like a Mother version) to “Don’t Rain on My Freedom” umbrellas.



And for the Hermione Granger fans and library-lovers in your life, there’s this pretty great tee from the New York Public Library.



Or, show your love for a favorite poet in one of these stylish and comfy baseball tees from Brooklyn Poets.



Tattooed readers on your list will be thrilled to find a copy of Knives & Ink, the just-released companion to Pen & Ink by Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton, underneath the tree.



Thrill any and all readers on your list with a Rumpus subscription—we have 6-month and 12-month subscriptions to our incredible Book Club, and 6-month and 12-month subscriptions to the equally awesome Poetry Book Club! (And if you’re really out to impress a reader in your life, sign ‘em for both clubs here.) And, we offer 6-month holiday gift subscriptions to Letters in the Mail and Letters for Kids—it’s the gift that keeps on giving, and we have a phenomenal list of letter writers lined up for 2017! (With a PDF you can print out and wrap right away, it’s also the perfect last-minute gift.) Each of these programs helps us keep The Rumpus alive, so you can hook up your friends and family with great books and authors while also supporting the site.



Speaking of subscriptions and supporting independent media, Flavorwire suggests ten publications you should support this holiday season, because more than ever, independent media matters.



Need to escape from the news? Curl up on a cold winter evening with a good book and the tea it inspired. That’s the idea behind NovelTeas, and we are here for it.


Blank space on your wall waiting to be filled? Art-loving friends on your list? Check out Eat Draw Repeat. You can purchase fine art prints of John Donohue’s oddball drawings—with free shipping through the end of the year!



And you can’t go wrong with a print from Paul Madonna, Rumpus Comics Editor Emeritus.



Dear Sugar diehards would happily find a place to hang our “Sugar Says” poster. Already own the poster? Find all things Sugar here, including our famous Write Like a Motherfucker mug (available with gift wrap this year!) and our special edition version, available in very limited quantities only for the holiday season!



Litographs has so many awesome offerings it may be hard to choose just one—we especially love their amazing posters with beautiful images created from the complete text of your favorite novel.



Stay warm and show your literary love with these beautiful scarves and gloves from Storiarts, a husband-and-wife-led team who have been making handmade literary themed products in Oregon since 2011.




Still haven’t found the perfect present? Click here to visit The Rumpus store, and explore all our merchandise. Your support is critical to our continued existence.