literary tights literary tights Choose from an assortment of colors, quotes and illustrations. (Photo: TightsShop/Etsy)

These are literally our favorite tights

A designer's literary legwear is a fun gift idea for your favorite book lover.

Let's start off this holiday shopping season with an important question: What to buy for the bookworm in your life who's also a fierce fashionista?

We've found the answer, and you don't even have to leave your house to get it. It's these cozy, adorable tights adorned with quotes and images from literature's finest relics. The shop is owned by a mixed-media artist who lives in Jerusalem, Israel. It is available online through TightsShop on Etsy.

Choose from dozens of prints and patterns, from Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabel Lee" to Maya Angelou's "I Still Rise," in a number of colors and sizes, so you'll be sure to find the perfect gift. You might even find a pair that suits you (we just checked, and there's still no rule against buying presents for yourself!).

red tights with quotesAside from being an excellent gift, these tights are a great accessory for your next book club meeting. (Photo: TightsShop/Etsy)

And if weeding through passages of books you were supposed to read in high school (but borrowed your sister's Cliff's Notes instead) makes you feel shamefully uncultured, fear not – TightsShop also offers more mainstream references, such as Winnie the Pooh and Harry Potter, to hang your decidedly left-brained hat on.

These tights feature quotes and illustrations from the "Harry Potter" series.These tights feature quotes and illustrations from the "Harry Potter" series. (Photo: TightsShop/Etsy)

The best part of this shop, though, is that these tights are customizable. For the Jane Austen fan who also loves the color red, you can mix and match from the following quotes:

  1. “A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”
  2. “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
  3. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
  4. “Angry people are not always wise.”

Jane Austen quoteWe all knew Jane Austen was quotable, but we didn't know she was so fashionable. (Photo: TightsShop/Etsy)

If these tights have you as charmed as we are, better order now – they ship worldwide from Israel, but it may take a bit more time to arrive than the average parcel. Happy shopping!


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These are literally our favorite tights
An Israeli designer's literary legwear features quotes from 'Harry Potter,' Edgar Allan Poe and Jane Austen.