A Mighty Girl's top picks of clothing, toys, and book kits for book lovers of all ages!
With all of the amazing girl-empowering books out there it might seem like book lovers are easy to buy gifts for, but what if you want to get them something other than more titles for their library? Fortunately, there’s a whole world of gift options to help your Mighty Girl — or the adult book lovers in your life — celebrate their love of books, literature, and reading.
You could find the perfect literary-themed T-shirt or a beautiful book-themed poster. Maybe she’s crazy for a particular book character or she just loves to play with words and stories. This blog post will provide you with some inspiration for almost any reader, whether she’s still enjoying story time on Mom or Dad’s knee or she’s sharing her childhood favorites with a new generation of Mighty Girls.
Of course, if you're looking for books to put under the tree, you can always find thousands of Mighty Girl titles for all ages in our Book Collection!
Words You Wear: Book-themed Clothing
You've heard of wearing your heart on your sleeve — why not wear your favorite book, too? These shirts and socks celebrate favorite titles with fun and dramatic artwork.
This quote from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream captures the essence of many Mighty Girls: "Though she be but little she is fierce." With this shirt, girls and women of any age can celebrate it! This shirt is available in multiple sizes, colors, and styles of shirt, from infant bodysuits to adult and adult plus T-shirts. Prices vary depending on the shirt style; click the Spreadshirt link below to view the options.
Get her love of the classic started early with this onesie featuring a scene from Alice's Adventures In Wonderland! This 100% cotton onesie is ethically made in the USA and comes in multiple color options. Fans of this onesie will also want to check out the Alice in Wonderland Drink Me onesie.
It all began with "some pig" and a very special spider! Celebrate this classic of children's literature with this children's t-shirt featuring cover art from Charlotte's Web. For a version for teens and adults, check out the Charlotte's Web Women's T-shirt. Like with all of Out of Print's products, one book will be donated to a community in need for every shirt sold.
If you're going to be the brightest witch of your age, you need a good night's sleep! This 100% polyester nightgown is officially licensed and is printed to look like Hermione's school uniform, with a black skirt and shirt, tie, and vest printed on the top. The Gryffindor crest is the perfect final touch! For more products featuring Hermione and other characters from the Harry Potter universe, visit our Hermione Granger Collection.
Celebrate one of the most distinctive characters from Alice's Adventures In Wonderland with this rich purple shirt featuring the Cheshire Cat! This juniors shirt features the quote superimposed over one of Sir John Tenniel's illustrations. You can also get this light purple juniors shirt featuring the same print. Both shirts are part of Out of Prints charitable outreach program; one book will be donated to a community in need for every sale.
Show off your love of Jane Austen's classic with this shirt from Out of Print! This cotton/polyester V-neck shirt uses artwork from an old edition of Pride and Prejudice in a distressed, softened print that adds to the vintage effect. And as with all Out of Print tees, when you make a purchase, a book is donated to a community in need! This shirt is also available in a blue background, or you can get the same print on a long-sleeved fleece shirt.
Show your allegiance to your favorite Hogwarts house with this vivid shirt featuring the Gryffindor crest! This juniors T-shirt features a distressed print and athletic-style details for a unique tribute to the house of Hermione Granger. Fans of this shirt will also want to check out the Gryffindor knee socks for age 10 and up, and the Keep Calm and Carry A Wand juniors T-shirt for ages 13 and up.
Enjoy a mad tea party with Alice and the March Hare with this shirt from Out of Print. This heather grey shirt features one of the classic illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, with a distressed effect on the print. One book is donated to a community in need for every shirt sold! It's the perfect choice for anyone who loves to re-read the journey down the rabbit hole again and again.
With this themed cardigan from Hot Topic, you'll feel as if you just got your very own Hogwarts acceptance letter! This lightweight 87% polyester, 10% rayon, 3% Spandex cardigan features an embroidered patch of the Gryffindor crest. It's perfect as part of a costume, but it's also a fun way to show your love of the Harry Potter series in your day-to-day wear.
It's been a long time since most of us got a library card stamped with a due date, but it's still instantly recognizable! This shirt will give readers happy flashbacks to trips to their school or public library. You can complete the look with these library card socks, also for age 13 and up. Both are part of Out of Print's charitable outreach program, so one book will be donated for each one purchased.
Katniss Everdeen's story continues in Catching Fire, and this shirt features the dramatic cover art from that novel! This officially licensed T-shirt is 100% preshrunk cotton and features the Catching Fire mockingjay on a vivid red background. May the odds be ever in your favor!
With the release of the TV series, Margaret Atwood's modern classic The Handmaid's Tale is in the forefront of popular culture — so fans of the book will be thrilled to get this shirt from Out of Print! This fitted shirt features first-edition artwork from the novel, a fitting reminder of the importance of women's rights and standing up against tyranny. And like all Out of Print shirts, a book is donated to a community in need with every purchase.
When you're a reader, you're always booked! This tongue-in-cheek women's sleep shirt is 100% cotton and screen printed to read: "She Who Reads is Booked Every Night" on a turquoise-blue background with a shirttail hem and design details of books. The shirt falls above the knee, perfect as a short nightshirt or as a long top over a pair of PJ bottoms. One size fits most teens and adults.
Show off your love of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice with this beautiful jersey knit scarf from the Literati Club! This 60" scarf comes with a stylish reusable zippered pouch for storage. The quote featured is "Elizabeth's spirits soon rising to playfulness again, she wanted Mr. Darcy to account for his having ever fallen in love with her. 'How could you begin?' said she. 'I can comprehend your going on charmingly, when you had once made a beginning; but what could set you off in the first place?' 'I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.'"
Remind everyone of the dangers of censorship with these socks from Out of Print! These 75% cotton, 10% nylon, 10% polyester, 5% Spandex socks feature a print with titles of banned and challenged books; on one side, the print is legible, and on the other, the titles have been redacted. As an added bonus, Out of Print's charitable outreach program means one book is donated to community in need for every pair of socks sold.
Just click your heels together three times... Fans of Dorothy and all her friends in Oz will love these slipper socks featuring metallic thread for a ruby slipper effect! These cotton/nylon/spandex blend socks are one size, fits most women's shoe sizes 4 - 10.
These owls know that the secret to building wisdom is within the pages of books! These 56% polyester, 37% cotton, 5% elastic, and 2% Spandex socks from Good Luck Sock feature a fun owl and book print. The reinforced toe and heel ensure they'll wear well, so you have lots of time to enjoy them! Or, if you'd prefer a knee sock, check out the Wise Owl knee socks from Sock It To Me, also for age 13 and up.
"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!" — especially when you're reading Jane Austen! Pay tribute to this classic author with these crew socks from Socksmith. These socks are available in both a lavender and a steel blue background and feature a silhouette of Austen, elegant floral designs, and a quote. Available in one size which fits women's shoe sizes 5 - 10. You can also get these Jane Austen knee socks, also for ages 13 and up.
If you love cats and books, you know that where a book is open, a cat is probably sitting nearby — or on top! Cat lovers will laugh at this fun cat and book print. These socks are a comfortable cotton/polyester/spandex blend; one size fits most women's shoe sizes 5 - 10. Those who prefer their books without a cat will like these Book Socks that fit most women's shoe sizes 4 - 10.
The books on these socks fly in the air just like titles fly onto your "to read" list! These 65% cotton, 24% nylon, 8% polyester, 3% spandex socks from ModSocks are soft and stretchy with a reinforced heel and toe. They are available in two background colors, black and heather blue, and come in one size that fits most women's shoe sizes 6 - 10.
The Art of Books: Posters and Bags
Avid readers can also show off their favorite book-themed art on their walls or over their shoulders! These are some of our favorite literary posters and tote bags.
Every book-lover needs a good tote bag... after all, it'll probably be full of books! These 13.5 by 14 inch totes are available in a variety of designs with first edition artwork from classic books, including Alice in Wonderland, Pride and Prejudice, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. As with all Out of Print products, each item purchased equals one book donated to a community in need.
Defy censorship and support literacy with this 100% cotton zippered pouch from Out of Print! This 9 by 6 inch pouch is printed with the names of some of the most challenged and banned books, with some of the words blacked out. It's perfect as a pencil case or a travel pouch, and every purchase results in a book being donated to a community in need.
Pay tribute to the famous girl detective Nancy Drew with this sturdy and appealing tote bag from Out of Print! This 100% cotton bag is 17 by 15 inches and includes an interior pocket... perhaps for your favorite magnifying glass, so you have it on hand when you need to look for clues! As with all of their products, Out of Print will donate one book to a community in need for every tote bag purchased.
Fans of Jane Austen will love this tote featuring first edition artwork from Pride and Prejudice! This 15 by 17 inch tote is high quality canvas and includes one interior pocket. A matching 6 by 9 inch Pride and Prejudice pouch is also available. Both items are part of Out of Print's charitable outreach program; one book will be donated to a community in need for every item purchased.
Favorite Characters: Dolls, Toys, and Video Adaptations
Beloved characters and books can also be a great source of play! These dolls, toys, and video adaptations allow readers to take their favorite stories and expand them into new worlds.
Fans of Uni the Unicorn and the new sequel Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True will adore this perfect 12.5" plush version from MerryMakers! This plush looks exactly like Uni's pictures in the books, complete with sparkly hooves, glimmering eyes, and magical horn. The embroidered features and durable plush ensure this stuffie is safe for all ages and will hold up to being a cuddly best friend for years.
Fans of Ada Twist, Scientist — the companion to the best-selling picture book Rosie Revere, Engineer — will love this 11" soft doll from MerryMakers! Ada looks just like she does in the book, complete with removable polka-dot dress, knee socks, T-strap shoes, and her hair pulled up on top of her head — lab safety first, after all. With her quality construction and embroidered features, she's a perfect companion for any little scientist on her scientific adventures!
Who wouldn't want to be best friends with Pippi Longstocking? Now you can with this adorable 12" plush Pippi doll! Velcro clothing allows for dress-up play, but what Pippi fans will really love is the doll's exuberant smile and signature orange braids.
When Lulu is on the go, she transforms into Ladybug Girl — and now your little Ladybug Girl fan can have her join them on their own adventures! This 10" doll is just the right size for younger kids and is the perfect match for the book — even the expression is exactly like the illustrations in the book.
Fans of Ludwig Bemelmans' classic character Madeline will love this 16" soft doll! This cuddly doll is wearing a removable school outfit including a blue jacket, a school dress, and a yellow hat with grosgrain ribbon trim. She even has her appendix scar from the first story. For another option, check out this 10" soft Madeline doll.
Ian Falconer's busy little piggy is available in an adorable plush! This Olivia doll is dressed in her classic dress (red, of course) and striped tights, both of which are removable for dress-up fun. This 11" plush is sure to be a favorite for any fan of the books. You can find other products featuring this popular character in our Olivia Collection.
Fans of Ludwig Bemelmans' Madeline will adore this doll that stands 8 inches tall and comes with her loyal companion, Genevieve. This beautiful poseable doll is wearing her classic blue coat, plaid dress, and yellow hat — and she even has the appendectomy scar from her first adventure. She's sure to become a beloved friend. You can find other products featuring this popular character in our Madeline Collection.
Show off your pride (but not your prejudice) with this plush doll from the Little Thinkers line! This Austen doll is 11" tall and wears a pink morning dress that matches the fashion of her time. It's the perfect gift for a book lover, author, or student who knows just how much the English language owes to this remarkable writer. Collectors can also check out the Jane Austen action figure for ages 10 and up.
The brightest witch of her age is now available as a stylized Funko Rock Candy figurine! These 5" figures are packed with detail, perfect for display or to use playing out all sorts of wizarding adventures. Hermione comes in a collector's window box and wears her Gryffindor school uniform. You can add to your collection with the Rock Candy Luna Lovegood, or with POP! Vinyl figures, of Ginny Weasley, Luna in her lion mask, and Hermione with the Time Turner.
You can transform this one paper doll into eight different characters from literature! This paper doll book includes Mighty Girl favorites like Alice in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Anne of Green Gables, as well as others like Wendy from Peter Pan and Becky Thatcher from Tom Sawyer.
For many fans of this classic Mighty Girl character, Inger Nilsson is Pippi Longstocking! This DVD set includes all four of the Swedish Pippi Longstocking films, all with the original 1970s English dub. A Spanish dub track is also included. For more Pippi-themed products, visit our Pippi Longstocking Collection.
Get ready for some amazing adventures with this stylized version of Mary Poppins. This figure shows the mysterious and magical nanny with her umbrella and carpet bag. At 3 3/4" tall, she's just the right size for display on a desk or shelf. Now you just have to practice your supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! You can find other products featuring this popular character in our Mary Poppins Collection.
This figure from Funko is ready for an adventure down the rabbit hole into Wonderland! This POP! Vinyl is part of the Disney figure line, so it features Alice as she was depicted in the films. Fans of Alice will also want to check out the Alice in Wonderland finger puppet / magnet for age 3 and up. For many more Alice-themed items, visit our Alice in Wonderland Collection.
Since her introduction in the 1930s, Nancy Drew the girl detective has been inspiring and fascinating readers! This paper doll book includes three versions of Nancy as she was depicted in the '30s, '40s, and '50s, as well as 24 different costumes from many of her classic stories. Any fan or collector will love these dolls. You can find other products featuring this popular character in our Nancy Drew Collection.
Who wouldn't want to be best friends with Pippi Longstocking? Now you can with this pair of dolls, a 12" Pippi and a 6" Mr. Nilsson! Both dolls have removable clothing that matches the characters' description in the books. For another wonderful Pippi doll, check out this Pippi Plush Doll, as well as Mr. Nilsson and Lilla Gubben plushes, from Lundby. For more Pippi-themed items, visit our Pippi Longstocking Collection.
Anyone who loved reading about Laura Ingalls and her family will love this book! Step-by-step instructions teach readers how to make 18 crafts directly mentioned in the Little House books, from a button string to a straw air castle to golden wheat-sheaf bread. It's an excellent way to explore these books even further — and learn just how important these traditional skills were.
Who hasn't dreamed of taking a trip to Ollivander's to get their very own wand? This is almost as good! This full-sized replica of Hermione's wand from the films comes in an Ollivander's box. It's perfect for a collector or for pretend play. For more products featuring the smartest witch of her age, visit our Hermione Granger Collection.
In this charming coloring book, you can color scenes from Prince Edward Island, the home of the indomitable Anne of Green Gables! Illustrator Jae-Eun Lee captures Anne's arrival and life in Avonlea, which feature alongside excerpts from the novel. With plenty of elaborate images to color, you'll love getting to jump into your favorite novel for hours on end. Fans of Anne can also check out the Anne of Green Gables paper doll book, featuring dolls of Anne and her kindred spirit Diana, each with eight outfits from the story.
People are discovering that coloring can be just as fun for adults as for kids, and this book lets you add some literary flair! This book uses Hugh Thomson's line drawings from the 1894 edition as the coloring pages, and places them opposite excerpts from the book. It's a lovely way to combine literature and art.
For The Love Of Books: Book Kits and Reading Journals
Your book lover can create their own published books with these high-quality kits — or keep track of the titles they've read and which ones are still on their list.
Even the littlest readers enjoy keeping track of the books they've read! With this clever journal, kids tear off perforated corners of the pages to watch the bookworm "eat" his way through it. Kids can note the title, author, and their rating of each book, as well as whether they read it themselves or it was read to them. It's a great way to build a life-long love of reading!
Kids love books that are sized to their hands — but they'll love them even more when they get to be the author! This set includes three 4 by 5 inch bitty books, each with 12 double-sided pages, that kids can write in with the included markers and decorate with stickers. As a bonus, the set includes a book holder they can decorate to store their books. It's the perfect way to let kids experience the excitement of being an author.
Pop up books are a perennial favorite, and it's a rare kid who doesn't wonder, "How do they do that?" Now she can not only find out, but make two of her own with this kit from Faber and Castell! Illustrated instructions provide some story seeds and step-by-step pop-up ideas, but in the end, she's only limited by her imagination. For a more in-depth introduction to pop-up construction check out Pop-Up: Everything You Need To Create Your Own Pop-Up Book for age 7 - 10.
Kids who dream of being an author someday will love this make-your-own book kit! Fill in the included pages and send them off, and you'll receive a professionally printed 8.5 by 11" hardcover book with your own story and artwork. The kit includes a book of tips on great story-writing from acclaimed author-illustrator Peter H. Reynolds. For another, similar kit that creates a smaller, 7 by 9" book, check out the Make Your Own Book kit for age 5 - 10. Please note: at the moment, Lulu Jr., the creators of this kit, can only ship completed books within the US.
Be a comic artist like you've always dreamed with this kit from Lulu Jr.! Write and illustrate your own comic on the included sheets, then send them off to Lulu Jr. and they'll print an 18-page comic book that looks just like the real thing! It even includes a professionally typeset title page. You can order additional copies online as well, so you can have your own mini comic run! Please note: at the moment, Lulu Jr., the creators of this kit, can only ship completed books within the US.
Every book lover knows the pain of lending out a beloved book, only to have it go missing forever! With this personal library kit from Knock Knock, you can keep track of your favorites using old fashioned circulation techniques. This set includes self-adhesive pockets, checkout cards, a date stamper, an inkpad, and a pencil, all packed in a keepsake box.
This is more than just a reading journal: it's also a way for teen and adult readers to explore and expand your reading horizons! 160 pages provide a mix of blank spaces for book reviews and lists of award winners, notable titles, and genre favorites. There's even space to build a "reading tree" to show how one title leads you to the next! For a similar journal specifically targeted at teens, check out Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers.
A Space of Your Own: Reading Nooks
Maybe the youngest book lovers just want a cozy reading spot all their own. Instead of recognizing a favorite book or character, these gift ideas celebrate — and encourage — the very act of reading.
Give her the perfect, preschooler-sized space to curl up with this charming sofa! This sofa is made of high-density foam so that it's light but comfortable. Book pockets on the armrests provide a handy place to keep old favorites or new titles. It even pulls out into a sleeping surface for when friends stay over or when little eyes start to droop over the pages.
What better place to read than a free-standing fort full of creativity-inspiring color? This beautiful play tent is perfect for bedrooms and it can even fold down for storage when it's not being used. You can find more fun play tents in our Indoor Play Spaces Collection.
What child wouldn't love a cozy little cube like this to read in? This 29" cube has round cutouts on three sides, making it easy to get in and out but ensuring it stays private. The storage well on the top provides plenty of room for books, while the open base allows you to put down a mat or pillow to create the perfect reading area.