Holiday Gift Guide

Present Perfect: The Shop at Planet Word has something unique for everyone. With books, games, stationery, décor, and more, who knows what you’ll find on our overstuffed shelves! We’ve got your holiday list covered from A to Z.

Can’t make it to the store?

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Want to gift an experience?

Gift your favorite word nerds a membership to Planet Word, the world’s first voice-activated museum dedicated to inspiring and renewing a love of words, language, and reading in people of all ages. Word Association memberships start at $75 and provide numerous benefits all year long, including:

  • Invitations to special events and programs, with reserved seating
  • Advance passes for General Admission and Lexicon Lane
  • 10% discount at the gift shop, Present Perfect
  • 10% discount at the restaurant, Immigrant Food+

Gift a membership

Considerations for cozy conversation

  • GrammarRULES! plates and mugs
  • Ideal Bookshelf mugs
  • From the Page candles
  • Silhouette ornaments

Book Recommendations: Reading Art: Art for Book Lovers by David Trigg; Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice: A Book-To-Table Classic with recipes by Martha Stewart

Tabletop triumphs

  • A Little Wordy
  • Letterpool: A Word-Based Party Game of Speed and Wit
  • The Lost Words
  • League of the Lexicon: The Game about Words

Book Recommendations: Word Freak by Stefan Fatsis; Thinking Inside the Box by Adrienne Raphel

Page-turner treasures

  • Ideal Bookshelf Reader’s Journals
  • Ideal Bookshelf Banned Books/Diverse Spines puzzles
  • Out of Print pouches and bookmarks
  • Rifle Paper Co. Book Club pins
  • Book Lover magnet sets

Book Recommendation: Book Nerd by Holly Maguire

Wor(l)d builders

  • WAFF journal combo kits
  • Magnetic Poetry sets
  • My First Bananagrams

Book Recommendations: A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories: 12 Tales from the World’s Most Famous Playwright by Angela McAllister; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: A Puzzle Adventure by Aleksandra Artymowska

Scripted sentiments

  • Tiny Hooray Grammar Police pen sets
  • Joy Sparks Designs typewriter key bracelets
  • Rifle Paper Co. notebook sets
  • Biliophile notecard sets
  • Ex Libris postcard sets

Book Recommendations: The Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 86 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting by Joe Gillard; Spine Poems: An Eclectic Collection of Found Verse for Book Lovers by Annette Dauphin Simon