Looking for some gifts for book lovers? There's a wealth of awesome ideas out there that go way beyond a book itself!
What's better than a book as a gift?
A gift related to books of course!
Most of us readers have very particular tastes- so unless you're confident that the recipient of your gift actually likes the author / genre of what you're buying AND hasn't already bought the book in question, you may find your gift missing the mark.
That's why I've compiled a range of sure-to-please gifts for book lovers.
From the functional to the frivolous, you'll find something here for the book lover in your life!
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PRACTICAL GIFTS FOR BOOK LOVERS
Every book lover has experienced the frustration of wanting to continue reading, while their significant other wants the light out.
This low cost but high quality book light for reading in bed is just the thing to avoid marital arguments!
PERSONAL LIBRARY KIT
Book lovers tend to want to share the love, and will happily lend you their books (although woe behold the person who returns it dog-eared and spine creased!).
As well as tracking their lending in the reading journal above, the book lover will appreciate this gift of a personal library kit so that they can track their lending and provide the borrower with a subtle reminder that it does need to go back at some stage!
The library kit includes the following:
- 20 self-adhesive pockets
- 20 checkout cards
- date stamp
One of the challenging things about being a reader is remembering exactly what you've read, what you want to read (especially when you're working your way through an author's backlist or a series) and who you've lent what.
For this reason, a reading journal is an excellent gift for book lovers.
The Book Lovers Journal features the following:
- room to record details of your reading experiences
- space to jot down titles you'd like to read next
- pages to list books borrowed, lent, or given
- book group contact information
As much as most book lovers would like nothing more than to read a book straight through without ceasing, that's not often the reality.
These super cute bookmarks would make the perfect gift!
FUN GIFTS FOR BOOK LOVERS
Your book lover can create even more of an ambiance by lighting an appropriately scented candle. There's a huge range of scents to be found, from old books to those inspired by various literary greats.
With the scent of gardenia, tuberose, and jasmine, the Jane Austen is hard to beat!
Your book lover can lean back on their favorite cushion while indulging in their latest read.
Note: this is just a cover. You will need to buy an insert as well!
Display your books using these vintage-styled bookends -the perfect gift if your book lover also loves movies!
ETSY GIFTS FOR BOOK LOVERS
If you're wanting a gift that's different and unique, you can't go past Etsy.
Etsy is the best place for one of a kind gifts - perfect for book-lovers who are pretty unique creatures themselves!
BOOK HANGOVER HOODIE
Any book lover could share a story of struggling to re-enter the normal world after finishing a good book... especially a good series.
Show the world your struggles!
One such book for me would have to be The Book Thief.
That's probably why I recommend this Etsy gift.
THE BOOK THIEF WALL ART
I have a confession to make though.
I've never seen The Book Thief movie.
Or The Lovely Bones movie.
You know why?
I'm convinced this would be true:
THE BOOK WAS BETTER
SPLURGE GIFTS FOR BOOKLOVERS
BEST KINDLE FOR BOOK LOVERS
I'm not going to lie - I still remember when they said print books as we know it would soon disappear. I'm super pleased this never happened, because in my mind there is nothing better than a physical book. Even as I'm writing this, I'm looking up and seeing my color-themed bookshelves and getting a rush of happiness.
But there's no doubt at all that a Kindle has its uses.
It's portable, it's light and the books are cheaper too. Number one of these for me would have to be the portability aspect, especially when I'm travelling. If I'm going away for a week or two, I'm going to need five to ten books just to get me through - can you imagine the luggage cost on that? Or the agnst you feel when you finish the last book you brought and you still have DAYS of your holiday left?
A true lover of books finds it very difficult to get rid of books. As a result, one can expect to see a bookcase in most places in the house.
Even with this, chances are they still have a pile of books tucked away in a cupboard somewhere. That's when a bookshelf becomes another perfect gift for the book lover!
This simple and stylish bookshelf below can fit almost anywhere.
If you've been on the hunt for some great gifts for the book lover in your life, this gift guide will provide you with practical, fun and splurge-worthy gifts that are sure to be well- received!
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