Made You Book

Have you noticed lately how predominantly books factor into our other streams of pop culture? With the exception of music, these days it’s not uncommon to find everything from TV shows to movies to Broadway productions inspired by literary classics and modern hits. Of course, you’ll also see plenty of fun gift ideas tied into top tomes as well – and that’s exactly the focus of today’s gift guide.

Miles To Go TeesMiles To Go Tees – $25 each
My first pick isn’t inspired by one single book, but a bunch of them. I actually spotted these tees while shopping this past weekend and knew they’d be a perfect fit for this post. Although this isn’t the first time I’ve featured literary tees, these ones combine a little bit of artistry with a whole lotta style for a totally different take. The shirts reference classics modern and old – can you guess what the three tomes above are? Also, shipping is just $5 – bargain!

The Hunger Games Seals
The Hunger Games Mockingjay & District Pin Set – $32 @
Generally speaking the bigger the movie franchise, the more merch is released to support your book-on-film. Such is the case with the insanely popular Hunger Games series, which kicked off the first of three films last year with a huge bang. The second movie, Catching Fire, is due out this fall and with it you can expect a host of new goodies for fans of the dystopian series. I thought this was a particularly neat collectible – it features the official seals for each of the 12 (official) districts plus Katniss Everdeen’s trademark Mockingjay pin. Keep it in tact as a memento or break it up to decorate your bags or share with friends.

Pretty Little Liars Necklace and BookPretty Little Liars Custom Script Necklace – $36.67 @ Thai Handcraft
Sara Shepard’s uber-popular teen-oriented series Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game have each spawned their own uber-popular TV shows on ABC Family. Borrowing from the Gossip Girl cannon of omnipresent secret-spillers, the Pretty Little Liars’ series combines the eeriness of Twin Peaks with plenty of teenage melodrama, earning them a huge legion of fans (for example, every time an episode runs, about half of the top trending hashtags on Twitter are related to the show). If your daughter or friend is a huge fan of the show, pay homage with one of these pretty custom script necklaces that use the same swirly font as the title sequence and book covers. Psst, they also come in a sleek Gossip Girl style as well.

A Game of Thrones Fire and Blood BroochGame of Thrones ‘Fire and Blood’ Brooch – $9.95 @ Kate’s Little Store
I think after every episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones show my Facebook feed pretty much implodes with reactions. Whether you’re a fan of the source material or the wildly popular fantasy show, this laser-engraved birchwood pin is a small token to speak to other Thrones’ fans, in the words of House Targaryen. It’s actually one of three GoT pins available, all of which would look swell on a briefcase, blazer or backpack.

The Great Gatsby IndigoThe Great Gatsby Collection – $18+ @ Indigo
If you haven’t see Baz Luhrman’s dazzling artistic interpretation of The Great Gatsby, you’re missing out. Despite middling reviews, I (and virtually everyone I know) found the film to be utterly spectacular, and while it stayed true to the book’s general plot, the 21st century twists made this Great American Novel completely watchable and fresh. As a result, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book has shot up the charts and become a late-in-the-game bestseller once again, and spawned skyrocketing sales of book-themed merchandise including tote bags and tops depicting the book’s iconic, eerie cover. I personally own that sweatshirt and not only is it the softest thing on the planet, it also gets tons of compliments!

And with that, I’m psyched to tell you I’ve got a Great Gatsby sweater + a copy of the classic book to give away to one lucky winner. Here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment by June 28th with your favourite book-themed idea featured in this post.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around June 29th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Like Indigo on Facebook, leave a comment on why you love their Great Gatsby collection, and leave a link back to your comment and / or your FB username to earn a bonus entry.

64 Responses to “Made You Book”
  1. Debbie Bashford says:

    I like the The Great Gatsby collection

  2. andrea4444 says:

    I like the Miles to go Tees.

  3. janicour says:

    Love the Great Gatsby Collection!!

  4. Annie Demill says:

    Love the Great Gatsby collection. Already liked Indigo and left a comment. fb name Annie Demill. My daughter and I were talking just yesterday about how we hate to see the ‘movie version’ cover on a great book so this is a very timely post!

  5. diane p says:

    My favourite is the Pretty Little Liars necklace.

  6. KittyPride says:

    I quite like the The Hunger Games Mockingjay & District Pin Set from Amazon

  7. Joan G says:

    I’d choose The Great Gatsby Collection – love that sweater.

  8. pacificnxnw says:

    I like the Miles to go Tees….especially Moby Dick 🙂

  9. Joan Brown says:

    I like the “Game of Thrones” pin idea, but I like the Night Watch one on her etsy site, except it should have been a crow, not the brown bird pictured.

  10. Catharine says:

    I love the Great Gatsby Collection

  11. The Hunger Games pin set

  12. Linda Peters says:

    The Great Gatsby collection is my fav, thanks

  13. Lori says:

    It’s gotta be Game of Thrones brooch = but shouldn’t it say fire and ice?

  14. Sean Pynaert says:

    I love the hunger games set, the pins would be awesome, loved the books and movie.

  15. Donna L. says:

    I love the Miles to Go tees

  16. Donna L. says:

    I Like Indigo on Facebook and commented there as Donna Lyn

  17. Jennifer L. says:

    I really like the Great Gatsby collection, especially that bag. Love it!

  18. Evan says:

    Love the … Great Gatsby Collection – thanks so much =).

  19. CarolAnn Westbrook says:

    I love the Great Gatsby collection! F. Scott Firzgerald’s book is my favourite of all his novels and i’d be proud to wear a T-shirt with the book cover on the front.

  20. Dyann Brunet says:

    I like the Miles to go Tees.

  21. Susan says:

    I like the Life of Pi t-shirt.

  22. Tierra G says:

    Im a little addicted to PLL so Pretty Little Liars Custom Script Necklace is my favourite.

  23. Andrea Amy says:

    My favourite would be the Catching Fire, with the Great Gatsby as my 2nd favourite. Thanks for the chance!!

  24. darlene boyle says:

    the great gatsby collection

  25. Patricia says:

    My grandsons would love the Miles To Go Tees

  26. Vanessa says:

    I love the designs of those Miles To Go Tees

  27. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    My favourite is the Great Gatsby collection, too!

  28. Games of Thrones and the Great Gatsby… I really could not pick one. 🙂

  29. Like them on facebook … Doreen lamoureux … and left a message.

  30. shelsbels says:

    I love the great gatsby collection

  31. Jessica L. says:

    i really like the Miles To Go collections

  32. Sarah N. says:

    The Gatsby tote is wonderful

  33. I love the Great Gatsby Tote!!

  34. Sarra says:

    AAAH love the Great Gatsby collection!

  35. Carol bridi says:

    I like the The Great Gatsby collection

  36. Joyce says:

    I like the Miles To Go Tees collection

  37. kathy wilson says:

    the great gatsby collection

  38. thomas rusinak says:

    a yellow convertible always looks good!

  39. andie says:

    the brooch is neat – unique – thanks.

  40. DALLAS says:

    Pretty Little Liars Custom Script Necklace is cute!

  41. jm says:

    Fire & Ice broach is grat

  42. patricia says:

    the great Gatsby collection

  43. danceronhill says:

    I love the Miles to Go Tees – especially the Life of Pi one.

  44. Edmond says:

    Miles to go Tees is my pick . Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true & means more to me than anyone else to win. Starving artist here desperately needs the prize o have fun , feel alive & inspired again. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, & generousity.

  45. mona broderick says:

    Like the sweater. Hope to win

  46. Florence C says:

    The Hunger Games Mockingjay & District Pin Set

  47. debra says:

    the great gatsby collection

  48. Dreena says:

    My favourite book-themed collection is this one: “The Great Gatsby” collection.
    Thanks for the giveaway. Love that tote!

  49. CLC says:

    The Hunger Games Mockingjay Pin Set would be loved by many a teen.

  50. wai man says:

    Miles to go Tees.

  51. Andrew P says:

    My favourite is the Miles To Go Tees

  52. Alison K says:

    My favourite book-themed idea featured in this post is the, “Miles To Go Tees – $25 each” (Life of Pi; Moby Dick. Not sure about the first one). Thank you.

  53. Debbie Petch says:

    I like the Great Gatsby!

  54. Sherri F says:

    I love the Miles To Go Tees!

  55. Taps says:

    i like the chain for Pretty little liars..

  56. Brian Gee says:

    The Great Gatsby Book Look is Awesome!

  57. ginette4 says:

    The Hunger Games Catching Fire is the theme that I like

  58. Carolyn says:

    I love the script necklace 🙂

  59. kelly pc says:

    I love the Pretty Little Liars Custom Script Necklaces!

  60. Logie Smith says:

    Great Gatsby collection works for me!

  61. VIvia Hsu says:

    I like the Great Gatsby collection! so epic

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