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The 12 Bookmarks of Christmas

It’s the holiday season once again, so I’ve decided to postpone my florilegium one more week for a gift-themed post. Oftentimes, when I write these gift lists, I promote items I think look cool, but that I personally don’t own. This year, I’ve decided I want to be the hype woman for an indie business I’ve personally fallen in love with this year and highlight twelve items from their shop that I would buy (or have already bought) in a heartbeat.

My indie store of choice for 2021 is Etsy shop, Booked by Brenda. Brenda’s shop features fandom-themed trinkets including stickers and drinkware, but what I’m truly obsessed with are her bookmarks.

Any good reader has a favorite way to mark a page in their current read. Some go the minimalist root and use the book jacket around their hardback. There’s the traditionalist with a standard bookmark. The overachievers are the ones who down a book in one sitting and don’t need bookmarks. Others are McGyvers and use receipts, paper shreds, post-it notes, or any other household item they can shove between pages. Then there are the sadistic readers who dog-ear– but I refuse to focus on them for too long.

I use to fall into the category of McGyver until I discovered the ultimate solution to my page marking woes: the magnetic bookmark. Standard bookmarks have a tendency to slip out, down, under, and around, but with the magnetic bookmark your spot is perfectly snug and secure.

There are a ton of shops on Etsy that sell magnetic bookmarks but I personally found Brenda’s the most enticing because of all of the different fandoms featured. From The Office to Edward Scissorhands and everything in between, I promise you’ll find a bookmark you like at this shop. Most of the bookmarks start at a reasonable $2.75, with the more elaborate designs coming in around $4.50. They’re the perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite book lover, but the last day to place an order for a stateside delivery before Christmas Eve is December 16th, so get those orders in like, yesterday!

Also be sure to give Brenda a follow on Instagram and TikTok @bookedbybrenda for updates and monthly raffles! Without further ado, here are my 12 bookmarks of Christmas brought to you by Booked by Brenda.


12. Bookmark Quote

This is style C in the Bookish Magnetic Bookmark collection on Booked by Brenda

11. Witch Kitty

This is style K in the Cute Halloween Kitty Magnetic Bookmark collection on Booked by Brenda

10. Belle/Scarecrow

This is style C in the Horror Princess Magnetic Bookmark collection on Booked by Brenda

9. Phoebe Buffay

This is style B in the Friends Magnetic Bookmark collection on Booked by Brenda

8. Luna and Neville

This is style C in the Magic Magnetic Bookmark 3 collection on Booked at Brenda

7. Abbey Road

This is style I in The Beatles Magnetic Bookmark collection on Booked by Brenda

6. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This is style L in the Power Women collection on Booked at Brenda

5. Shakespeare

This is style O in the Men of History Magnetic Bookmark collection on Booked by Brenda

The final four bookmarks are the ones I personally own. I love them all and hope to add to my little family of misfits soon.

4. Mary Sanderson

Having bought these bookmarks close to Halloween I was on a Hocus Pocus and Halloween Town high. Mary has always been my favorite Sanderson sister, so I had to snag her.
This is style E in the Hocus Pocus Magnetic Bookmark collection on Booked by Brenda

3. Thackery Binx

I love Thackery Binx as much as the next 90s girl, so I couldn’t say no to this perfect black cat bookmark.
This is style B in the Hocus Pocus Magnetic Bookmark collection on Booked by Brenda

2. Kevin Malone

Brenda has multiple Office collections but this pudgy Kevin stole my heart.
This is style O in The Office Magnetic Bookmark collection on Booked by Brenda

1. Bernie Sanders

I mean, it’s Bernie with his mittens. Enough said.
This is the Bernie Sanders Magnetic Bookmark on Booked by Brenda

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