We love to read around here. Many of the items we’ve shared are gifts we’ve already received, or they’re on our wish lists! This is why when it comes to choosing gifts for book lovers, we’ve got your situation covered.
So look no further – you’ve landed on the only gift guide you’ll need to find a gift your favorite bibliophile will LOVE!
The Best Gifts for Book Lovers
1. Required Reading Tie
The perfect gift for your favorite English teacher or Librarian! Give him a 100% silk necktie to celebrate his love of literature and the written word.
2. Must-Have Book Subscription Box
Monthly subscription boxes are the book lover gift that keeps on giving! We’ve already shopped for book subscription boxes of all types, and above you’ll find our list of the best subscriptions for both adults and kids. With so many fantastic book clubs out there, you’re sure to find one they can’t wait to open every month!
3. First Lines Literature Mug
This mug is beautiful and colorful. But mostly, it’s fascinating to read! It features the first line from some of the most important, well-known pieces of literature ever written. It’s sure to delight your most well-read loved ones.
4. LED Wearable Reading Light
If you share a bed (or bedroom) with an avid reader, you know long nights spent with their nose stuck in a book are common, especially if they’ve found a good page-turner. Unfortunately for you, this sometimes means long nights spent trying to sleep with a light on your face.
This ingenious little book light is comfortable, and unlike other book lights, it doesn’t require a clip for the headboard or book cover. It comes with three color modes so it’s easy on the eyes and features a narrow beam, so the light stays on the page and out of your eyes while you’re trying to get some shuteye!
5. Vintage Library Tote Bag
by Out of Print
Remember these? If this tote doesn’t bring a smile to the face of your fave book loving friend, we don’t know what will! Made from 100% cotton canvas, it’s durable to stand up to lots of trips to the library, and the cover art from beloved vintage children’s books makes it pretty enough to take everywhere else, too.
6. Helping Hands Bookends
We thought these sleek, modern bookends would make an excellent housewarming gift for that favorite bookworm who loves to display their literature. Made from polyresin, they’re heavy enough to hold up immense tomes, or they can act as paperweights, too.
7. “So Many Books, So Little Time” Socks
These one-size-fits-most socks are made from an elastic/spandex/cotton blend, and with those great colors, your bookish buddy will love to show them off to everyone. Novelty socks always make a great stocking stuffer or secret Santa gift, too!
8. Library Scented Candle
You don’t have to be a book lover to swoon over the smell of a library! This literary candle captures it perfectly, and your favorite book worm will wax nostalgic every time it’s lit. (Wax! Candle! Ha!)
It’s made from soy wax hand-poured into an elegant glass jar, and features all-natural fragrances of teakwood, jasmine, mahogany, sandalwood, and more.
9. Harry Potter Book Pages Planter
Such a beautiful gift for a Harry Potter lover! Available in large and small sizes, you can opt to have it personalized by selecting a specific book or chapter explicitly meant for them, or you can leave it up to chance by keeping it random.
Made from a white ceramic pot decoupaged with the book pages, then sealed for longevity.
10. Vintage Books Wall Art
The simplistic beauty of worn vintage books is the star of this winner from Minted.com. Lovely for an office, library, or anywhere else your book nerd loves to curl up with a good book!
It comes in three sizes, and you can have it framed, on canvas, or unframed. With 12 moulding and multiple border options, it’ll look perfect no matter where it hangs!
11. Iconic Books Jigsaw Puzzle
This is such an excellent gift for your bookish friend or sweetheart looking for something to do on a rainy day. (In-between books, of course.)
Brew some tea, cozy up at the kitchen table, and enjoy assembling colorful paperback covers from legendary books from the greats. You’ll see Hemingway, Woolf, Vonnegut, Burrows, and Marx. We think that about covers it. (Covers! Again with the clever puns.)
12. Book Club Sweatshirt
So cute! We love the simple message: Book spoken here.
This snuggly sweatshirt is made from 50/50 poly-cotton blend fleece with heavy-duty stitching to last forever. It’ll become their favorite reading sweatshirt, hands down. It comes in 13 colors and men’s small to 2X to suit any readers’ comfort tastes.
13. Bookshelf Infinity Scarf
A must-have for a teacher, librarian, author, or anyone else who wants to show off for the book club! It’s made from 100% chiffon, so it’s super soft and lightweight. Colorful book spines against the dramatic black background of this versatile infinity scarf will earn her many compliments from book lovers and non-readers alike.
14. Bound Books Dopp Kit
This is a great gift idea for a co-worker or family member who loves books, but honestly, a boxy bag is useful for everyone. They’ll use it to store makeup, office supplies, toiletries for overnight trips, and more!
It features an inner vinyl lining for easy cleanup and an extra layer of fleece for added quality. It measures 9.5″ L x 4.5″H x 5.5″ W for a generous amount of space to stash almost anything.
15. Audible Subscription
This is one of the most well-used gifts they may ever receive. Your lucky book lover can listen to their favorite books on long walks, during a morning run, in the car during their commute – the possibilities are limitless.
With plans starting as low as $7.95 per month, they’ll never run out of great reads!
Personalized Gifts for Book Lovers
16. Custom Library Stamp
This stamp is a great way to claim a good book collection! We think it would make an excellent gift for any bibliophile who likes to lend out books from their well-stocked bookshelves (and wants to be sure they get those books back!).
Choose between small, medium, and large sizes or self-inking stamps in small and medium. It comes in four beautiful stamp designs sure to please any taste.
17. Library Card Throw Pillows
If you have an elementary or preschool teacher in your life, these would make a cheerful gift to decorate their classroom! It comes in ten vibrant colors and features a library card print on both sides of the pillow.
Handmade from cotton canvas, the sturdy bottom zip closure protects its poly-fil stuffing for long-term use.
18. Book Cover Earrings
We love these earrings. They’d make an incredibly thoughtful gift for a young reader, or for anyone with a favorite book who likes to wear earrings. They come with sterling or silver plated hooks or silver clip-on clasps.
Simply give the shop the book title and a URL to the book cover, and they’ll create a perfectly personalized gift for your favorite book nerd.
19. Brass Book Charm Necklace
This dainty necklace is so pretty. It’s a great birthday or Christmas gift for the author, bookstore owner, or librarian in your life. The little brass book pendant and hand-stamped initials charm hang from a stainless steel gold-hued 18″ chain. Beautiful for layering or on its own.
20. Book Page Origami Earrings
These unique earrings are created from recycled book pages, and we think they couldn’t be neater! Pro-tip for those of you with a bookish partner: paper is one of the traditional gifts for a first anniversary. Just sayin’.
They come with silver or gold hooks and can be personalized as you wish.
21. Personalized Leather Bookmark
This beautiful handmade bookmark would be a fantastic gift for book club friends, your kiddos’ teachers, or anyone who takes their reading seriously.
Crafted from cowhide leather with your choice of silver, gold, or antique copper rivets, you can have this bookmark debossed with or without gold or silver foil. It comes in 8 beautiful colors as well.
22. Personalized Book Vase
Perfect for a mother’s day gift for your book-loving mama! This beautiful handmade ceramic vase is so feminine – it’s sure to become an heirloom she’ll treasure forever. You can personalize it with your own book title, author’s name, and a message for the back cover.
23. Personalized Bibliophile Ceramic Mug
This sweet coffee mug is an excellent gift for a bookworm who likes a little coffee or novel teas with her reading. Customize it with the name of a co-worker, teacher, and anyone else who is in love with her books! It comes in multiple sizes and styles, including tumblers and travel mugs.
Every time she brews a cuppa, she’ll think of you and smile.
24. Personalized Wooden Book Page Holder
Whether you’re reading in bed, on the beach, or in a favorite chair – any avid reader will tell you what a hassle it can be to hold your book open and reach for your cup of coffee (or glass of wine) at the same time.
This ingenious little gift is designed to make one-handed reading a cinch! Simply insert thumb, and hold a book. The page holder will keep the book open without a struggle.
Select beech, walnut, or padouk wood, choose what you’d like to have engraved and where you’d like to place it, and you’ve got a gift that’s as meaningful as it is functional.
25. Custom Book Quote Wall Art
Many book lovers have a quote or passage that’s had an impact on their outlook on life. Creating a custom print featuring that meaningful sentiment is a great way to celebrate your favorite reader and how they choose to live.
Choose from four different page backgrounds, then send the book title, author’s name, page number, and quote to the shop, along with the preferred size and any other customization you’d like to include.
Once you’ve approved the finished product, they’ll send it to you in a printable JPG format download to print and frame as you wish.
Happiness is a Good Book
Whether it’s a beautiful bookmark, a piece of literary artwork, or a candle to fill their reading nook with the smell of books – finding an excellent bookish gift is easier than you might think! Especially if you happen to stumble upon a humble group of writers and editors who may be a little excessive about their reading habits.
We like to think of ourselves as product experts, but again, humble is the word of the day.