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Looking for the best gifts for readers? You’re in luck because outside of reading, our other favorite pastime is shopping. Nothing makes us happier than finding the perfect present for our family and friends! So, we got together and curated a fun list of unique gifts for book lovers of all ages.
Whether you’re shopping for Mother’s Day, looking for inexpensive book club gifts, or you’re in need of a teacher gift idea that will really show your appreciation, we’ve got literary gifts to fit everyone on your list! We’re certain you’ll find exactly the right item to put a big smile on the recipient’s face. And we also suspect that you’ll end up adding a few things to your own wish list (you’re welcome!).
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8 Notebooks with 160 Reading Recommendations
This colorful set of 8 lined notebooks - one in each color of the rainbow - is perfect for fellow office supply lovers. As a bonus, each brightly colored notebook cover includes 20 book titles related to that color family, for a total of 160 book recommendations! Talk about a gift that keeps on giving!
What could go better with a new mug than a package of Novel Teas? Each teabag is tagged with literary quotes, which are sure to make any book-loving friend happy.
This package contains 25 English Breakfast teabags.
Ceramic Book Vases
Whether you wrap this gift up or deliver it filled with flowers, it's sure to be a favorite of any reader. Available in three different colors and sizes, these book vases can also hold cooking utensils, pencils, and so much more.
Book Page Holder
A book page holder makes an excellent, inexpensive gift for those who prefer to read paper books. They're especially useful for heavy or stiff-spined books that give your thumbs a workout.
If the wood resin and dried flower style isn't right for your recipient, consider this wood grain book page holder instead.
Stickers for Book Lovers
These stickers come in three different styles, all of which are perfect for readers who want to show off their love of reading. These 2.5" x 2" stickers are printed on vibrant, durable vinyl to protect them from scratches, water, and sunlight.
Stickers make a great stocking stuffer, and a cute addition to the top of a gift!
This one comes from the Book Girls' very own shop, so we thank you in advance if you decide to do your shopping with us!
Bookish Wine Charms
If your book club doubles as a wine-drinking club, these adorable charms would make the perfect book club gifts!
If your book club has more than six members, or you like to host larger events, we also love these wine charms with colorful miniature books hanging off of each.
Library Book Card Deck
Combine a love of reading with a love of family game night by gifting this deck of playing cards with library due date stamps on the back.
For another option, we also love these Royal Reader playing cards.
Book Lending Kit Personal Library Kit
This book lending kit makes our organizing dreams come true! It's the perfect present for book lovers who enjoy sharing, but also cherish their books and would like them returned. Or for anyone obsessed with office supplies like we are!
Custom Library Stamp
This custom stamp would have been our favorite gift ever when we were younger. Wait, that's wrong, we both still want it now.
This library stamp comes in 10 different styles and 8 different color options, so you can make it just perfect for any recipient.
Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist
If your literary lover also enjoys a good cocktail now and then, why not give them a recipe book that combines the two? Tequila Mockingbird features 65 drink recipes with wry commentary on some of history's most beloved novels.
Other literary cocktail titles to consider:
Jane Eyre - Bronte Rocks Glass
Well Told! sells the cutest literature-themed glassware. From Jane Eyre to Sherlock Holmes, and from Charles Dickens to Shakespeare, you're sure to find a great option for the classic literature lover in your life!
Vintage Library Due Date Card Coasters
This is one of the bookish gift ideas that we're adding to our own wish lists this year!
This library card coaster set would be a perfect addition to a gift basket along with the cocktail recipe book and rocks glasses that we shared above.
Rechargeable Book Light
When Angela's kids needed book lights for summer camp, she went in search of something compact with long battery life, and found a perfect option.
This book light has two brightness settings, the battery life is amazing, and best of all it's USB rechargeable without needing a cord!!
Bonus - it comes in lots of cute colors. and doubles as a bookmark.
Handsfree Book Light
This reading light is ideal for those who prefer one that doesn't clip onto a page. It's made of soft silicon rubber that makes it comfortable to wear around your neck, and also allows it to fold up compactly so you can tuck it into your purse or tote bag. It has four different brightness settings and recharges using a micro USB cable.
This gift can also do double duty as a handsfree light for crafters and DIYers.
Book Scented Candles
These bookish candles come in a variety of scents, including a library candle that smells like leather, paper, mahogany, and oak. Perfect for the book lover who enjoys reading under a cozy blanket or while relaxing in the tub.
Bathtub Tray with Book Holder
There's nothing we enjoy more than reading in the bathtub! We really can't think of a better gift for a reader than this bamboo tub tray with a book holder, wine glass holder, and a spot for a candle.
Combine with a candle and some bubble bath or bath bombs for a complete gift
Card Catalog with 30 Notecards from The Library of Congress
Stationary AND an adorable card catalog box to store them in? Yes, please! Plus, sending these cards is a great way for the recipient to share their love of reading with others. Each notecard features a different work from the Library of Congress collection.
When it comes to gift ideas for book lovers, the toy store is probably the furthest thing from your mind. But we're obsessed with this adorable Lego Bookshop. It's a splurge in price because it's a whopping 2,500 pieces, but that just means it will also bring hours of entertainment.
We'd love to display the complete bookshop on our shelves alongside our book collection.
"Something Borrowed " Limited Edition Art Print
This affordable, limited edition artwork would be cute on a bookcase shelf! You can buy the print unframed, or choose from a variety of frame options.
Angela has been eyeing this due date art print as well, which comes with a white or ivory background to match any decor
Women's Stack of Books Socks
Who doesn't need a cute pair of book socks to keep you cozy while reading?
A few of our other favorite socks for readers:
Literature Map World
Our love of books combined with our love of maps and travel when we created the Book Voyage Reading Challenge. So it probably comes as no surprise that we are totally smitten with this Literature of the World poster print.
With size options ranging from 5x7 all the way up to 20x30, this art print makes a unique present for book lovers - globetrotters and arm chair travelers alike.
Library Bookshelves Scarf
Make a bookish fashion statement with this cute infinity scarf! It comes in six different color tones, so you can find the one that's perfect for your favorite stylish bookworm.
100 Books Bucket List Scratch-Off Poster
Know someone interested in the classics? This scratch-off poster will be rewarding as they work their way through this list. Plus, it will be cute on their wall!
Leather Book Laptop Case
This leather book laptop case is the perfect gift for the book nerd or the aspiring author. It's available in multiple sizes, so be sure to confirm the dimensions of the laptop so that you can order accordingly.
Book Themed Jigsaw Puzzles
The last item on the list has lots of amazing options. From Nancy Drew book covers and colorful book spines, to bookshop and library scenes, we tracked down the best reading-related jigsaw puzzles.
Just click Continue Reading to see them all!
Lap Pillow for Books, eReaders, and Tablets
This comfy lap pillow securely holds books of all sizes, and also works perfectly with tablets and Readers. There's even a zippered pocket on the back for earbuds.
Book of the Month Subscription
While we focused most of our gift guide on gifts on book lovers that aren't books, we couldn't resist adding this fabulous new release subscription service.
A subscription to Book of the Month was at the top of Angela's personal wish list last year after Melissa raved about hers. For more details, check out how it works in our full post. If you sign up through the link at the end of the post, you'll get a discount!
Gifts for eBook Readers
If the reader on your shopping list enjoys eBooks, then we have a few specific gift ideas just for them.
Kindle Paperwhite - Waterproof
Melissa and Angela both have the Paperwhite and LOVE it because the screen works so well even in bright sunlight, and because it's dedicated to reading. You can't get distracted by Facebook or other social media sites!
Pick up the latest version and a gift card for ebooks to thrill the avid reader in your life. As much as we love owning hardback print books, it's priceless to be able to carry thousands of them with us when we travel.
Kindle Paperwhite Case (10th Generation)
If your loved one already has a Kindle, a new cover always makes a fun book accessories. This Kindle cover for the popular 10th Generation Paperwhite is Angela's favorite. It has a kickstand so you can prop up your book, or a strap for your hand for comfortable reading in bed, or our favorite - in the bathtub. There's even a bonus credit card slot!
Kindle Gift Card
If your favorite reader already has a Kindle, why not give them the gift of more books? This Kindle Gift Card can be purchased in any dollar amount, and the recipient can use it to purchase ebooks to download directly to their Kindle.
Gifts for Audiobook Lovers
Angela loves audiobooks, so we wanted to share a few of favorite gifts specifically for other audio fans.
Angela listens to audiobooks daily, and these are her absolute favorite Bluetooth headphones.
This neckband with retractable earbuds allows her to start and stop her books throughout the day without ever misplacing her earbuds. Buttons on the side make it quick and easy to start and stop the audiobook, adjust the volume, and jump forward or back in the audio without ever having to reach for your phone or tablet. Best of all, these fold and fit in a compact case for travel.
With prices ranging from $15 to $120, Audible subscriptions are available for a variety of budgets. We love audiobooks when we're too busy to sit down and read, because they can travel with us. Whether we're commuting or folding laundry, being able to listen to a book makes boring tasks a lot more fun.
We just adore this little book stack ornament that's tied up with baker's twine. Any book worm would love to have this hanging on their Christmas tree!
Of course, if all these ideas fail, you can’t go wrong gifting your favorite book – it’s a thoughtful personal touch. Every book nerd is happy to receive more reading material! If you need some suggestions, check out the list of our favorite books of 2022 and our recommendations for the best book club books of 2023.
What’s your favorite item on the list and who would you buy it for?