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 😉) 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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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 lover’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.
What’s next after e-books? Audiobooks!
Not everyone can lug around a physical book and some people don’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 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.
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.
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!
Book Phone Cases
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.
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!
Bookish Purses and Handbags
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!
Bookish Home Décor Gifts for Book Lovers
There are some amazing home décor items you can get as gifts for book lovers! These include not just decorations for the house, but also some essential home décor 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!
Bookish Candles for Book Lovers
Bookish Pillows as Gifts for Book Lovers
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!
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.
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 😭😭 We love pretty things and bed-side lamps are BO-RING. So, how about a lamp shaped as a book?! 😍😍 Bookish lamps are really great gifts that people don’t take advantage of enough. Don’t make that mistake! 😉
Desk Organizer and Bookends
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 😩) 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!
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!
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 😁
What are some amazing bookish gifts you love? What do you think of these?
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