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Beyond Books . . .

15 Must-Buy Gifts for the Holiday Season - InfluenciveWe know books make great gifts but if you are like all of us here at the bookstore we often want to give a little something else with that books...perhaps a whimsical gift or maybe something more practical. OR maybe a little something that has both whimsy and practicality! To that end, we want to share with you some of the wonderful items we have in our store beyond books that make for great holiday gifts. From items for the cook and toys for the kids to whimsical socks and yummy smelling soaps ISLAND BOOKS carries items for everyone on your list. We hope you will peruse the photos below to see just a sampling of what we offer besides books.

We are still a little old-school here at Island Books and these items aren't available on our website AND the photos below are truly just a sampling of what we have to offer so please come by or give us a call for more great gift ideas!

As you continue (or start) your holiday shopping, please keep in mind that we are thrilled to put together custom gift packages and pack and ship them for you since travel is likely going to be limited. For example, we can bundle together a cookbook along with some Newport Sea Salt and tea towels, a stack of board books with an Eric Carle baby toy, or novels for everyone along with a jigsaw puzzle and a board game to keep the family entertained. We can be your personal shopper, or you can select each item yourself. And rest assured all will be beautifully gift wrapped in our signature holiday papers.

Please take some time to explore the gift ideas below, then stop by, give us a call at 401-849-2665 or email for more information or if you would like us to put together a custom gift package (or two) for you. We have been so grateful for your support this year, and we know we can count on you to shop local this holiday season. Hope to see you soon!


Plastic wrap substitute

Classic family games

Tote bags for all 

Journals of all kinds

Lovely little earrings

Puzzles, puzzles, puzzles

Toys for babies

Mighty little knife sharpener

Vintage fun

Colorful tea towels

Holiday soaps

Rhody inspired masks

Blue Q Bags

Art supplies for kids

Blue Q Socks

Book themed sleep shirts

Soaps from 

Simply Be Well

Toys from 

Melissa & Doug

Blue Q 

kitchen towels

Ocean State spices

Toys from eeBoo

Sweets from Taza

Mason Jar accessories

Fun for all ages

Stylish scarves

Cool food storage

Locally made salt

Fun active toys

Hot cocoa kits

Keeping fit

Stuffed animals

Natural cotton tea towels

From Klutz and Lego