50 Best Gifts for Book Lovers – Unique Gift Ideas for Readers

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It’s December and that means GIFTING SEASON! Gifts are a lovely way to show appreciation or love towards people. Everyone loves presents and taking the time to buy meaningful ones for the humans (and non-humans ๐Ÿ˜‰) in your life is very important!

This article will help you find the best gifts to buy for the book lovers in your life including book merch like bookmarks, bookish jewelry and enamel pins, and larger book gifts like bath caddies/ trays for reading in the tub, floating shelves to help readers organize their best books, Kindle e-readers and more.

Interested in getting books instead? Check out this list of 6 best books you should read at least once in your life, this list of 8 cozy books for every reader, or 30 must-read fiction books of 2020. This ultimate guide to buying books while on a budget will help you save some money while you’re at it!

If not, there are so many more amazing things you can buy for book lovers or readers. From special editions of books to bookish items, there’s something to fit every budget! Of course, these gift ideas for readers would also be great for other festive celebrations like birthdays.

Wondering what the best gift for a book lover is? Check out our selection of the best gifts and gift ideas for book lovers!

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Amazon Kindle

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There’s also a white version available

It’s impossible to recommend gift ideas for readers without including a Kindle reader. E-books are the wave of the decade. Everyone is buying and reading books on their phones, laptops and other devices. The Kindle however is designed specifically for buying and reading books. There are different types to choose from like the normal Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Oasis. Each has its separate distinction but their main purpose is the same.

A Kindle is a book loverโ€™s best friend. It has so many nifty settings and characteristics that would make it a great gift for book lovers. It’s a bit pricey though starting from $80 but if your budget can handle it, go ahead and purchase it! It’s an amazing gift! You can save 15% by getting the Kindle Bundle Essentials, with a cover, adapter and built-in front light.

If you’re not sure about buying an entire device, you can get a gift card instead! There are two options: the print at home option, and the e-gift card to choose from. Also, you can gift a Kindle Unlimited subscription instead.

Audible Subscription

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What’s next after e-books? Audiobooks!

Not everyone can lug around a physical book and some people donโ€™t like ebooks. So, audiobooks are great gifts for them. Also, audiobooks are the best way to read on the subway or when travelling. They’re also great for busy stay-at-home mums who rarely have the time to sit and read. Honestly, audiobooks are great for everyone.

Audible is the top place to buy and listen to audiobooks. There are different membership types from 1 month to a year (discounted). The subscription fee allows people to be able to use the app. You can’t even buy audiobooks without paying that fee. So, it’ll be great to get it as a gift for a book lover.


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Book Merch Gifts for Book Lovers

Book merch are so amazing! There’s a wide variety of bookish merch like bookmarks, bookish pins, book stickers, book sleeves and more. Bookish merch are generally very cheap so they are really great stuff to buy if you’re on a tight budget. Many paper bookmarks go for less than $3 and candles are usually priced around $10.

Bookmarks Gifts

Dog ears who? There’s nothing as good as a pretty bookmark for reading. There are so many types of bookmarks including the paper ones, magnetic bookmarks, wooden bookmarks and so on.

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L: Wicked Witch bookmark for fans of Alice in Wonderland | R: Not Meow, I’m Reading bookmark for cat lovers!
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L: Winter Willow Tree bookmark to get in the winter mood | R: I Read Past my Bedtime Bookmark – love the tassel

Bookish Enamel Pins

If you love to store collections of pins, or if you know someone who does, enamel pins are a perfect book gift for them. They can also make a great stocking stuffer for book worms and book lovers.

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Bookish Enamel Pin set in Pin Alchemy

Book Sleeves Gifts

Book sleeves are padded book “pockets” for storing books (either hardcover or paperbacks). Many of them are also great for storing a Kindle reader. Some are zippable, while some are not. There’s a very large variety to choose from, and they’re all so so pretty!

This zippered pocket book sleeve is perfect for the fall season!
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Zippable, portable book sleeve from Book Beau (they’ve got many designs to choose form)
Love sloths? Get this perfect Sloths on Branches book sleeve
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This corgi book sleeve is so freaking cute

Book Phone Cases

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Related: 6 Best Books to Read at Least Once in your Life


Bookish Clothing and Accessories Gifts for Book Lovers

You might be shocked to discover that there are actually clothes and jewelry for book lovers, and they’re great too! You can get bookish t-shirts, purses or handbags, socks and so on as gifts for book lovers.

Bookish T-shirts

Book Jewelry

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East and West Great Gatsby necklace – wonderful gift for Gatsby book lovers from the Out of Print store
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I absolutely LOVE these Golden Snitch earrings!

Bookish Socks

Socks are a great gift for every occasion! Personally, I can never have enough socks. Take this gift idea a step further with some cute bookish socks perfect as gifts for book lovers!

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Rainbow Book Nerd socks perfect for LGBTQ+ book lovers from the Out of Print store
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Shh I’m Reading socks – you don’t have to talk, just wiggle your feet ๐Ÿ˜‚

Bookish Purses and Handbags

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Matilda canvas tote bookish gift for fans of Roald Dahl – from the Out of Print store
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L: Pride and Prejudice pouch from Out of Print | R: Alice in Wonderland clutch purse for book lovers from Well Read store

Bookish Scarves for Book Lovers

Scarves are great fashion statements that can elevate your look instantly. Add a touch of book nerd with these book-themed scarves that’ll make perfect gifts for book lovers!

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Library Card bookish scarf for book nerds and bibliophiles – talk about being fashionable and nerdy at the same time! From the Out of Print store

Related: Best Websites to get Free Books to Read Legally!


Bookish Home Dรฉcor Gifts for Book Lovers

There are some amazing home dรฉcor items you can get as gifts for book lovers! These include not just decorations for the house, but also some essential home dรฉcor stuff like candles and bookish mugs. I love checking out bookish candles, mugs and prints, and I recently discovered some really pretty bookish pillows that’ll make awesome gifts for book lovers! Floating shelves and bath caddies are also great gifts for book lovers, book nerds and readers!

Reading Mugs for Book Lovers

This Weekend Is Gonna Be Lit-erary bookish Mug. Gift ideas for book lovers and readers. Bookworm gifts and literary-themed ideas for readers.
This Weekend Is Gonna Be Lit-erary Coffee Mug – this bookish mug is so cute. I love the simplicity!
Jane Austen Quotes coffee mug – perfect for all Jane Austen fans! From The Unemployed Philosophers Guild store
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Happiness is A Cup of Coffee & A Good Book” bookish mug for book lover

Bookish Candles for Book Lovers

A Candle for Book Club candle from Whiskey River Soap Co. It smells like wine and paperbacks!! Bookish candles gifts for book lovers. Great gifts for nerds who love books and scented candles
A Candle for Book Club candle from Whiskey River Soap Co. It smells like wine and paperbacks!!
Halloween Town Candle from BriarWick. With a smell of pumpkin spice, pumpkin pie, and caramel, this candle is great for the fall season! Good gifts to give with a book. Unique gifts for bookworms and readers. Best gifts for teenage book lovers
Halloween Town Candle from BriarWick. With a smell of pumpkin spice, pumpkin pie, and caramel, this candle is great for the fall season!
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Bookish Pillows as Gifts for Book Lovers

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Between the Pages of a Book pillow cover makes a great gift for book worms

Bath Caddies or Bath Tray!

Love a good read in the bath, or know someone who does? Bath caddies are an amazing gift for not just book lovers or bibliophiles, but anyone! Gifting a bath caddy is also a great way to encourage your loved ones to practice self-care by soaking in a nice bath with a glass of wine and a good book or movie. You can also add a set of bath bombs to the gift set!

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I love this simplistic bamboo bath caddy! It can take a book or laptop, and a phone, plus there’s a wineglass holder too. And it can extend to larger lengths! Tbh, this is my absolute favorite gift as a book lover!
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This expandable bath caddy has even more compartments for your stuff! It’s an amazing self-care gift for book lovers!
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This luxury bathtub caddy has adjustable legs too! It makes the perfect gift to give a book lover friend or loved one who enjoys a relaxing bubble bath

Floating Shelves

Floating shelves make a really great gift for book lovers! There’s no longer a need for large bookshelves that take up too much space. Floating shelves allow people to create versatile storage space to organize items like books, candles, vases, CDs, DVDs and so on. They also make great gifts for those who may not be book lovers, as you can use them in the kitchen, toilet, or your kids’ room.

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This simple, rustic floating bookshelf is a very lovely addition to the home dรฉcor
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This rustic, wood floating shelf with iron wire brackets from the Sriwatana store will make a great gift for book lovers, and everyone else!

Bookish Lamp

Here’s a decorative folding lamp you didn’t know you needed!

While reading an interesting book, it can be really easy to forget mundane stuff like day and night. Those are concepts we ignore when reading awesome books but unfortunately, our eyes can’t ignore them ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ We love pretty things and bed-side lamps are BO-RING. So, how about a lamp shaped as a book?! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Bookish lamps are really great gifts that people don’t take advantage of enough. Don’t make that mistake! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Desk Organizer and Bookends

Rustic Wood Tabletop Bookends gift for display and organizing books
Rustic Wood Tabletop Bookends for display and organizing books

Bookish Subscription Box

These are boxes curated specially for book lovers and owning one (or 10) is every book lover’s dream! They usually contain one or two books in addition to bookish merch and sometimes a letter from the author (SO AMAZING!) They tend to have a theme (e.g. Wicked Wonderland) or they may be set around a genre. These are really great gifts for teens and young adults because their prices can be quite high (and y’know, young people are broke ๐Ÿ˜ฉ) So, you’re basically buying something awesome they can’t buy themselves!

Some great brands that sell subscription boxes are:

Special Editions of Books

Now, you might say that books are books! But, every book lover knows that popular books tend to have special editions that are always more beautiful than the original. Yes, we like the content of the books but we also LOVE pretty books!

These cloth-bound Penguin classics of Jane Austen’s books are soo pretty!
This Brontรซ Sisters Boxed Set is everything!
The Puffin in Bloom collection with these lovely, illustrated flowery covers ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

The Penguin classics, Hogwarts Houses books, Harry Potter illustrated books and leather-bound books are some examples of great bookish gifts! If you are willing to search, you may also find original editions of some 19th century or 20th century books. They are usually very expensive but on the flip side, they’re great investments because their value keeps on increasing!


Related: 30 Most-Anticipated Books to Read in 2020


Wall or Desk Art

In the bookish world, this is divided into two: motivational art and bookish art. Book lovers love both but we do prefer bookish art. Sometimes, it may be a drawing of our favourite character or a painting of our favourite fantasy world. Either way, art pieces that speak directly to us and remind us of the books we love are wonderful gifts!

If you’re interested in any of these gifts, share to your friends and family. Hopefully, they’ll take the hint and buy as many of them as possible ๐Ÿ˜


What are some amazing bookish gifts you love? What do you think of these?


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61 thoughts on “50 Best Gifts for Book Lovers – Unique Gift Ideas for Readers

  1. lifeofshar says:

    Loved reading this, full of really great ideas. I have been meaning to put in an order on Fiction Wicks for a while now! Book Merch is always fab. I have literally fallen in love with that lamp, how amazing would it be to sit by it reading! I would love to receive a special edition of my favourite books, I would have multiple copies of them if there were all different! xx

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    1. Taiwo says:

      Thank you! I have a Fiction Wicks candle and it’s AMAZING. I love the lamp so much too! It’s a really great design. Special editions of books are usually so awesome. They would make great gifts. Thanks for commenting! โค

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    1. Taiwo says:

      Thank you so much Laura!! I don’t have a Kindle because it’s not available in my country but the INSTANT it becomes available, I’m buying mine! I won 2 book subscription boxes in 2 Instagram giveaways and I was so happy! They were awesome! ๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ’–

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    1. Taiwo says:

      Well I hope someone can buy the new one for you! It would be an awesome present. I hope you get the Audible subscription. It’s great!

      Thanks for visiting my blog Karen!

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  2. Simply Michelle says:

    great ideas! i would absolutely love a an audible subscription, i had one for a little bit but just couldnโ€™t afford it. audio books are my favorite way to get reading in because itโ€™s easier for me to listen and still be able to do other productive things like clean, or do my makeup. xx

    mich / simplymich.com

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  3. Suzanne Kopecki says:

    These are some really great ideas! I love my kindle because of the ease of getting books but there is nothing like reading a actual physical book! I love the smell of a book

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    1. Taiwo says:

      Physical books are really great but I’m lazy and I hate carrying heavy stuff. So, I tend to stick to ebooks ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Thanks for reading Suzanne! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Bexa says:

    Wow, so many amazing ideas here for book lovers! I love the pin, mug and art prints. The book lamp is incredible, I’ve never seen anything like that before. That would make such a cool and unique gift. Thanks for sharing your suggestions! โค xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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  5. Lavrax says:

    Omg girl I WISH someone would get me a subscription to Audible!!! I’m a book/story lover that just physically cannot get through a book without losing it or something!!! And I am in love with that lamp ahhh! I want so many things now!

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