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Gift Guide: Bookworms with @nell.searle

October 19, 2023 - Alice Barnes
Gift Guide: Bookworms with @nell.searle

Meet Nell, the avid reader behind @nellyisreading and the face of our Gifts for Bookworms guide! We caught up with Nell after a busy day of posing to chat top tips for perfect presents, her love for literature and photoshoot fun!

TD: Tell us a bit about yourself… 

N: I like to think of myself as a colourful person and an avid reader with a creative background. I run a book Instagram account where I get to share my love for reading too! 

Also I'm just a tad bit obsessed with cats, music and recently - highland cows. 

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TD: Describe yourself in five words…

N: Silly girl obsessed with reading! 

TD: So Nell, you modelled our Book Lovers Gift Guide category: how did wearing our Bookworm Necklace make you feel?

N: It's possibly the cutest thing I've worn in a hot minute - the little glasses! The little pink face! That's basically what I imagine myself to look like when I'm hunched over a new book. 

Discover the best gifts for eager readers and literary lovers in our book-ish gift guide, including our must-have Hamnet Pendant, £32.

TD: What do you love most about all things books? 

N: The online reading community makes reading super fun for me - I love sharing and reading reviews, finding new books to lose myself in, and learning to love new characters and their journeys. 

TD: Favourite piece you wore on shoot day? 

N: Other than the cutest little Bookworm Necklace, I really loved The Song of Achilles Pendant in collaboration with the Women's Prize for Fiction. What a beautiful book and an equally beautiful piece of jewellery. 

TD: Fave part of shoot day? 

N: Whenever I've been on set for a shoot, I genuinely feel like I could sleep when having my make-up and hair done. It's a dream! It's weirdly relaxing. Other than that, I loved getting to model the new scarves - being bundled up was so cosy. 

Think outside the bookshelf: the ultimate unique present for your friend with their head always in a book, it’s our Book Lovers Scarf, £65.

TD: Without giving too much away, which Tatty Devine piece would you gift to your BFF? 

N: A Name Necklace is always going to be iconic - perhaps a cheeky phrase that we throw about? 

TD: Picture this: you've just unwrapped your Christmas gifts. What makes a good present to you? 

N: I love it when I receive gifts that nod to a past experience or inside joke with the person giving the gift! Things that are personal, fun and that I'll look at fondly. 

Love that! Thoughtful gifts for all… Get ahead on gifting your book-loving bestie and eager-reader aunt with a book-ish gift for her and alternative presents for him with all the inspiration you need, thanks to our Book Lovers Gift Guide! Available online now

Alice Barnes