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.

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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 members-only events and programs
  • 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

For the kitchen connoisseurs

  • GrammarRULES! plates and mugs
  • Ideal Bookshelf prints

Book Recommendations: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat; The Language of Food by Dan Jurafsky; Fictitious Dishes by Dinah Fried

For the word game enthusiasts

  • Scrabble Glass Series
  • Bananagrams Signature Edition (plus a free tote!)
  • Wordle: The Party Game
  • Scattergories Vintage Bookshelf Edition
  • Sign: A Game About Being Understood

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

For the bibliophiles

  • Papyrusaurus earrings and ornaments
  • Book cover handbags
  • Book cover coasters
  • Out of Print literary socks
  • Book Lover enamel pins

Book Recommendations: Bookish People by Susan Coll; Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

For the early readers

  • WAFF journal combo kits
  • Magnetic Poetry Kids
  • Yottoy Collection plush toys

Book Recommendations: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats; Alice in Wonderland: A Puzzle Adventure by Aleksandra Artymowska

For the jet-setters and pen pals

  • Pepin Letter Writing Sets
  • This Is My Bookstore Postcards (set of 100)
  • Rifle Paper Co. Bon Voyage Notebooks
  • Blackwing Pencils (set of 12)

Book Recommendation: 100 Letters that Changed the World by Colin Salter