Holiday Gift Guide

Present Perfect: The Shop at Planet Word has something unique for everyone. Books, games, stationery, décor, and more! We’ve got your holiday list covered from A to Z.

Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Literary Socks

$10 plus tax
Grab a cozy blanket, a warm drink, and curl up with a great book in these word-themed socks. A fun and festive present for the reader in your life!

Book Cover Earrings

$12 plus tax
Don’t judge a book by its cover, but do judge these earrings as a perfect holiday gift for friends and family! Wearable miniature versions of your favorite popular and classic book jackets.

Levi’s Book of Barnyard Animals

 $14.99 plus tax
’Tis the season for discovery and delight. Learn the names of 21 animals in 12 languages with this charmingly illustrated board book.

Scented Soy Candle

$15 plus tax
Add a little warmth and light to the long winter nights with a Bookish Definition candle. A sweet-scented treat for yourself or any word nerds on your shopping list.

Planet Word Reusable Tote

$16 plus tax
Need a present with both style and substance? Don’t worry, it’s in the bag! These dual patterned totes are perfect for those who want to support the museum, show a love of language, and shop sustainably.

Customizable Mini Journal

$18 plus tax
This small, lined journal makes a fun and functional gift for any young creatives on your list. It features assorted clip-on cubes for perfect personalization.

Character Ornament

$20 plus tax
Let your holiday decorations tell a story! These ornaments, hand crafted from eco-friendly felt by Kyrgyzstan artisans, portray well-known characters, both real and fictional.

Silverware Bookmark

$20 plus tax
Mark our words! Any reader would love to receive these beautiful handmade spoon bookmarks. (Yes, spoons. Vintage silver-plated spoons!)


$22 plus tax
What to get the person who has everything? How about an accessory with personality and creativity! These unique watches look and feel like paper but are durable enough for daywear.

Landmarked for Learning

$30 plus tax
This coffee table book tells the true story of Franklin School’s history and transformation into Planet Word. It features beautiful full color photographs of our DC landmark home and neighborhood!

Novelty Necktie

$50 plus tax
Knot sure what to get the best dresser on your list? Perhaps a dapper tie will suit! Our collection of silk neckties features literary and musical themes.

Scrabble Deluxe Edition

$125 plus tax
Word fun at its very finest — this deluxe edition of the popular board game looks handsome on display and provides hours of lively fun for the whole family.