It seems easy to buy gifts for book lovers at first sight because the common recourse is to just pick a book. But giving a book to bookworms is not always a good idea. For one, they have particular tastes in titles, authors, and subjects. Even if you know their preference exactly, it would be quite difficult to ensure that the book you are picking is not yet in their shelf. The better option is to look for gifts that are related to their hobby, items that will enhance their experience of reading a book. Those are exactly the kind of gift ideas we are featuring in this article. Read on.
Cute Shirt for Lovers of Cats and Books
Here is a nice, cute shirt that will definitely impress a book lover who is a purr-parent of a cat, too. It is of unisex fit, comfy and classic, making it a nice gift suggestion for all occasion. With this item, you will not have to worry about your gift being well-received and appreciated.
Vintage Book Covered Travel Mug
You’ll never see anything like a tumbler which lets you bring your books everywhere. It is, however not readable—oh, but it is hydrating! It’s a fun gift you can give to your friends, teachers, or librarians, just to make them smile and make sure they drink their water.
Bendable Neck Reading Light
Some people are just too stubborn that they read even in the dark. This is actually bad for the vision, which tends to weaken temporarily when strained for longer hours at night. A thoughtful gift for your siblings or pals who still read after-dark is this dimmable neck reading light which has different temperature modes they can choose from.
Pretty Notebook Size Reading Log
Every passionate reader should have this book journal in their stack. It is a pretty charming, notebook size reading log that features a format that will help them keep tabs of the books read, rating, reviews, and more. It is truly a fantastic gift idea that is both useful and pretty.
Cute Socks for Book Lovers
Not sure what to give your favorite librarian for Christmas? Or maybe your reading teacher? Mentor? Or a best friend who can’t live without books? These unisex socks will fit most sizes and are a great gift with superior quality that will keep the user warm even in winter.
Cute and Funny Reusable Tote Bag
Give your beloved bibliophile something that he/she will be able to use every day and display his/her love for his/her favorite hobby while using it. This reusable tote bag is durable and can easily hold a number of items each time. It is made of cotton cloth and can be machine washed so it can be used over and over.
Personalized Birthstone Bracelet for Book Lovers
This reading-themed bracelet is sleek and elegant. It can be personalized to include the recipient’s birthstone to make them feel loved on their special day. It’s also something they can use every day since silver is a timeless element in jewelry and most outfits.
Coffee Mug for the Avid Reader
All readers agree that reading time is sacred. Make sure you only give this to someone who understands your humor. It’s for the grumpy friends and siblings who get mad whenever someone interrupts their precious time getting lost in their favorite books.
Travel Cosmetic Bag
The creative pattern on this travel bag (which, by the way, can also be a makeup bag or handbag!) will surely be appreciated by book enthusiasts. It’s a cute gift to boost their mood. It also saves you the trouble of looking for a book they’ll love while risking spending money on something they’ll probably hate.
Vintage Dictionary Wall Art Decor
Nothing beats the sight of an old dictionary page. And it would mean a lot to a book lover friend or relative if you present this antique-looking wall art as a gift. It looks like, and it was, really, torn from an 8 x 10 dictionary from the 1940s. How amazing is that?
Silver Book Lover Charm Bracelet
Anyone would be delighted to receive this beautiful charm bracelet. It’s ornamented with books with different texts, a lucky charm, a cute pair of glasses, and a heart that all perfectly describe your sweet, loving friend who’s enthusiastic about reading.
Matte Paper Wall Calendar for Certified Book Fans
People who love books will surely love anything associated with books. This beautifully designed calendar fits the deal wonderfully. It is like a walk through a book-loaded life, featuring a book-related scene with quote in every page. And it is very useful for keeping track of the days and months.
Astonishing and Creative Folded Book Art
Here is a go-to gift idea for someone who is so in love with books. It is a beautiful book sculpture made of old manuscript pages. The folded book art can be customized to the recipient’s name or any important date that will easily make it even more special and personal.
Soy Candle for The Relentless Reader
Some people read literally everywhere, during math class, on the way to work, or while sitting uncomfortably in a crowded canteen. However, there are those who spend time setting up their space, even lighting a candle and preparing hot chocolate for a long night of reading. Surely they’d love to have one of these candles, which perfectly describe their reading habits.
Colorful Finger Point Bookmarks
Some people are just too organized that they pay close attention to even the smallest details, like where they left off on a page in their book. These bookmarks have pointers to fix the fingers on a specific word or punctuation mark to save phrases, chapters, or terms they plan to revisit.
Beautiful Floating Quote
The typography shown in this floating quote looks like it’s been generated by a typewriter, which is perfect because books usually use ‘serif’ fonts with decorative strokes on each letter. It’s a pretty and well-thought-out gift for book lovers. Oh, and it’s a bonus if they’re also a fan of Theodore Roosevelt!
Reading List Tracker and Bookmark in One
Make your friend’s love affair with books deeper with this handsome reading list tracker, which may also double up as a bookmark. It may be small and simple but it is definitely a meaningful gift that will allow any reader keep track of all the books in the lineup and keep track of the progress.
Funny Wine Glass for Lovers of Reading
This wine glass is best given to adult bookworms. You wouldn’t want your kids to figure out what the pun stands for, would you? Nevertheless, it’s a great conversation starter that also works as a hilarious gift idea for wine lovers.
100 Books Scratch Off Poster
This scratch poster has a list of the ultimate book collection that any book enthusiast would love to finish in their lifetime. It includes life-changing books that are appreciated by readers worldwide, and every time a layer is scratched, it reveals a hero or symbol that’ll remind the reader of the great book they just accomplished.
Wooden Book Puzzle Jewelry Box
What’s great about this gift for a certified book lover? It is useful and very impressive. It is basically a jewelry box made of wood and it comes in a charming book design. The magnificent floral pattern is very pleasing to the eye and the compartment inside is perfect for organizing various pieces of jewelries.
Book-Shaped Coasters Made in Wood
Most book lovers are passionate coffee drinkers, too. They usually pair up the hobby with a delicious cup of coffee. With that in mind, these wooden book-shaped coasters come as a smart gift idea. They are very useful, protecting surfaces from drips and scratches, but they are also very charming, inspired by some of the most popular titles.
Throw Blanket for Countless Curling Up While Reading
What’s another good thing that a book lover enjoys apart from merely reading a favorite title? Curling up in a nook with an ultra-soft throw blanket to snuggle with, a favorite title on hand. Make that dream scene a reality by giving a reader friend or relative this blanket in a print he/she will surely appreciate.
Simple but Tasteful Coffee Mug
Let your book lover friend or relative indulge on two hobbies that are mostly interrelated—reading books and drinking coffee—using this simple coffee mug. It is designed with a nice print design that talks about how one loves books earnestly. That makes it a really nice and suitable gift.
Book Lovers Coaster Set
Anything that feels real, cozy, and sentimental is always a great addition to the dining or living areas. These coasters resemble borrowers’ cards from different libraries and are reminiscent of the days when people used to do everything manually when technology hadn’t taken over these cards’ jobs yet!
Bookshelf Infinity Scarf
How many books will you read in a lifetime? Five? A hundred? For book lovers, the number is probably infinite (pun intended)! This scarf is perfect for anyone who wishes to casually accessorize their outfits while showing their undying love for books.
Antique Bronze Locket Necklace
People rarely wear nor give lockets as a gift anymore, despite the fact that it’s one of the sweetest things they can provide to those who are dear to them. So surprise a special someone with this book locket that contains a precious pair of pictures that’ll make them smile and remember you every time they wear it.
Turning Pages Night Lamp
The thing we all like about this book is that the papers don’t tear easily. They’re made of white maple wood with a base that you can extend to an angle that best suits your preference. It’s an excellent gift for book lovers who also love a study corner or library-themed room.
A Happy Shirt for a Happy Reader
Here is a light take on being engrossed about reading: a comfy tee that reveals what a happy life entails: drinking tea and reading books. It is so loveable and would easily impress any recipient. That’s why it is one of the smartest gift ideas for passionate bookworms that you know.
Fluffy Sherpa Fleece Blanket for Bibliophiles
If collecting books still doesn’t satisfy your friend’s book cravings, why not add a hundred more to their collection but in the form of a fluffy blanket with the perfect print? This gift is also perfect for staying warm on a cold night with their favorite book and drink in hand.
Black Compact Kindle
Make reading a breeze for your loved ones. With this compact Kindle, they can read indoors and outdoors, all day and all night. It has an adjustable brightness that lets the user read comfortably, and the best thing is, its battery lasts for weeks, unlike other devices!
Cute and Funny Socks for Passionate Readers
Book loving individuals will definitely find it thoughtful of you to have thought about this cute pair of socks. It is very useful and has a fun message that will surely make anyone smile. And yes, it is comfortable and nice to wear. It can be worn, especially when one wants to curl up and get cozy.
Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers
Give your parents a set of this card game so they can flaunt their dad jokes in a contest of conversations and puns. The mechanics are straight to the point, and any family would love to experience this unique game on a weekend bonding night.
Bookworm Twist Ring
Thousands of books have happy surprises and plot twists that some people expect, some do not. This twist ring is already cute on the outside but comes with a pleasant stamp surprise on the inside! No doubt that it’ll be loved by readers who like unexpected quirks and revelations in any story development.
Handmade Heart Wooden Page Holder
Make life easier for a bookworm by giving this wooden heart page holder for a gift. With this item, reading with only one hand is possible. That means, the other hand is free for coffee! How amazing is that? You will easily get a thumbs up for offering this portable and lightweight page holder.
Handmade Walnut Thumb Bookmark
Read with one hand and a coffee cup in the other with this elegant thumb bookmark that lets you read untroubled, not worrying about the pages casually closing in your face. It’s great for reading outdoors, too, especially if the lucky recipient likes spending time in a windy garden while relaxing with their favorite book.
Wooden Antique Book Tissue Holder
Tissue dispensers can be boring just because they all look the same. Amp up the living room of your book lover friends by getting them one of these napkin holders that are disguised as antique books. They are similar to what you’ll find in an old, quaint library.
Personal Library Kit for the Bibliophile
Anyone who loves reading books like sharing their reads to others. But it pains them to lose very precious titles because the borrower was not responsible enough and they were not able to keep track. To resolve that dilemma, here is an amazing personal library kit—complete with date stamps, book plates, and checkout cards—perfect for gift giving.
Minimalist Off-White Pillowcase for Book Lovers
Similar to how we fool ourselves by saying ‘last episode’ when watching a good show, that’s how bibliophiles feel when they just can’t leave an addictive read. This pillowcase is the best gift for friends who read relentlessly. They can even lay on it while ignoring those who try to disturb them during their reading and daydreaming state.
Customizable Book Pendant for a Bookworm
Let your bookworm friend strut in style with this pretty book pendant that can be personalized. You can change the cover to match a print design that is meaningful to the person you are presenting this item as a gift. Whether it is a book cover of his/her favorite title or a notable quote, it will be well-received and appreciated.
Holographic Colored Magic Book Earrings
These stacked book earrings are a must-have for book collectors who also like pretty things! Each pair is well-made with realistic details, even containing fake dust from the pile of books they never read. The colors of the books also slightly shift depending on the light and angle you view them from, making them a more unique and exciting gift.
Book Holder and Travel Pillow
Everyone loves a multifunctional gift! This is perfect for your loved ones who always read in the car, especially during long trips. While traveling, they can even set it up on the plane and then use it as a pillow after deciding to take a nap or just relax.
Portable Reading Lights
These reading lights were designed to be lightweight and portable, perfect for camping, traveling, studying, or even just chilling in bed at home. It’s a thoughtful gift idea for parents who love reading their kids’ bedtime stories every night.
Fab and Chic Book Ornament
There are many uses for this cute book ornament. It can be hanged as a décor, particularly on a Christmas tree and instantly make a book lover’s holidays a tad more exciting. This origami Christmas ornament is taken from an upcycled book whose title and author are written in a tag and it already comes in a gift box.
Reading Book Club Key Ring
Any book lover will clap in excitement as he/she lifts this key ring from your gift box. It is a simple representation of a person’s love for books in a sleek silver finish. The words stamped on the charm is also quite funny: ‘If I Can’t Take My Book I’m Not Going’. It could easily make him/her smile.
1000-Piece Puzzle of Bestsellers
Children and adults will love putting this huge, challenging puzzle together, especially if they’re into bestselling books themselves! It’s a healthy activity that promotes family bonding too, where they can reminisce and laugh at memories associated with some of the books.
Elegant Bamboo Bathtub Caddy
People love taking long, hot baths at night, especially during weekends. This is because bath time is also a time for relaxation and stress relief. For friends who just can’t put down their books, they’ll surely love a gift like this caddy, which will let them do two of their favorite things simultaneously.
Eco-Friendly Mug for Book Hoarders
We all know that someone who loves book hoarding and then proceeds to buy another set of books without even having opened a single page of some of their previous purchases. This mug will definitely make them laugh and maybe will remind them that it’s okay to enter a bookstore and leave without getting anything!
Book Quote Wall Art for the Bookie
Book enthusiasts will love hanging this wall art that clearly signify their love for reading and love for the environment as well. For one, it features a very meaningful quote. For another, it is made of an upcycled page from an old book. That makes it not just meaningful but also eco-friendly.
Lovely Bracelet for the Stylish Reader
A handmade bracelet that tells time in a style that a passionate reader would love. Here is a fashionable gift for those who know someone in love with books. It is a handmade waxed cotton charm that beautifully reads: ‘So many books so little time’. It is cute and perfect for everyday wear.
Comfy Abibliophobia Sweater
If you didn’t know yet, the term ‘abibliophobia’ exists, and the definition is provided right here on this sweatshirt! It’s probably something that your friends don’t casually admit, but if you know they can’t survive without books, then this gift will look perfect on them.
Cute and Colorful Reader’s Marker
To impress a self-confessed book fan, give this cute, colorful, and unique bookmark and that’s the reaction you will get for sure. This fantastic gift item is handcrafted, perfect for use in small and large books. You will definitely make the hobby of reading books cute and fun with this small but impressive gift.
Space-Saving Floating Bookshelves
Floating shelves are becoming trendier today. The style suits a minimalist interior well, and it even saves space, therefore leaving more room for more books! These are easy to install, come in an elegant design and a durable metal to make sure that the recipient is delighted with the beauty and convenience of your gift.
Antique-Themed Analog Clock Keychain for Bookworms
The quote says it all. Book enthusiasts never have enough time for reading. Life is so demanding that sometimes, the time people have for themselves would be after school and office hours at night. This is a comforting gift that communicates that you understand their woes!
Cutesy Clip-On Book Light
Give the gift of a flexible book light that can be attached anywhere securely. Yes, it is flexible and very useful in reducing glare so book fans will not suffer from eye strain while indulging on their hobby. It is battery operated and comes in playful clip designs to match the taste of the person you are giving it to.
Handcrafted and Creatively Crazy Bookmark
Make an avid reader smile today with this creatively crazy Wicked Witch inspired bookmark. The striped legs sticking out of the book is a sure scene stealer and it will definitely make a Wicked Witch fan extremely happy. This is a keepsake that is meant to be used for long.
Personal Library Kit
No one’s ever happy when you don’t return something to them. This is especially true for bibliophiles who are kind enough to lend their books. One way to avoid misplaced books is to get your friends a personal kit that tracks the user’s name, borrow date, and return date, just how an old-fashioned, classic library would require visitors.
Bookish Soy Wax Scented Candle
Do you know what’s very exciting about this soy candle? It smells of an old library as it burns. Give it to a library mainstay to evoke the feeling of being back to his/her happy place all over again. When put together, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla sugar, plum, and light amber plus other ingredients create a delightfully rich scent.
Coffee Mug for The Dedicated Reader
Everyone has their own pace when it comes to reading. Oh wait, that applies to life too! Some like taking pauses in between chapters, while others read an entire book in one sitting. This is the perfect mug for the latter. It’s conveniently oversized, so they can have two shots of their favorite espresso or hot chocolate while finishing books.
Room Poster for the Bookworm Raised Among Books
This art print has a hand-lettered design that suits the nostalgia felt by book lovers who were ‘raised among books,’ as stated in the gift, ‘raised among books.’ It’s made with excellent quality materials, and you can even have it framed so they can hang it on their room or office walls.
Cute Graphic Canvas Tote Bag
Some people spend hours and hours in the bookstore looking for the perfect read. Others spend only five minutes in the shop yet come out with a handful of books that aren’t really easy to carry. A thoughtful gift for these kinds of friends would be a heavyweight canvas tote bag, which can hold more books without any hassle.
Classic Book Wooden Coasters
If your family doesn’t mind thick wooden coasters at home, and if they love reading more than anything, then this set of coasters will make the perfect ‘mini library’ for your dining room! They are printed with classic book titles that will remind your family of how reading has engaged them throughout their lives.
Library Card Book Club Coaster Set
These fun and colorful coasters are based on the checkout cards you’d see in vintage libraries. They look realistic too, which will make the recipient even more delighted with your gift. They’re a great reminder of the simpler times when people would still borrow physical books rather than just searching and purchasing everything digitally.
Bring Your Own Book Game
This is a fun game that ages 12 and up can play. Each player gets to draw prompts from the deck, then races to find the best phrase in their book that answers or satisfies the card. There’s a timer which makes the game even more competitive and exciting! Click the link to learn more about the game.
Baby Bodysuit for The Future Reader
Creating a home environment that promotes literacy and language skills by reading might actually make your future kids as eager to read books as you. So go ahead and anticipate another avid reader in the family, and get your baby this cute bodysuit as a way to welcome them to the club.