Looking for some gifts for book lovers? There’s a wealth of awesome book-themed gifts out there that go beyond a book itself!
What’s better than a book as a gift?
Book-related gifts of course!
Because while you may think that a book is a best gift for a reader, most of us 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, here’s great book lover gifts for the reader in your life!
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Practical gifts for book lovers
Every book lover has experienced the frustration of wanting to continue reading when their significant other wants the lights out.
Don't they understand that you need to get to the end of the chapter to feel satisfied?
This low cost but high quality book light for reading in bed is just the thing to avoid marital arguments!
What's more, the warm, amber hue book light, 99.95% free of blue spectrum light, can promote the production of melatonin at night, so that you can sleep better.
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 lover's 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
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!
This library kit includes the following:
- 20 self-adhesive pockets
- 20 checkout cards
- date stamp
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 are perfect book lover gift ideas, especially if you’re putting together a collection of small book-themed gifts.
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 express their love of reading through their choice of attire - right down to the socks!
Fashion aside, getting socks for book lovers isn't as silly as you might think, because a lot of the time we like to be curled up on a couch with a book, and those socks can keep our feet toasty warm!
Out of print's sock collection also includes
- library card socks
- Alice in Wonderland socks
Etsy gifts for book lovers
If you’re wanting a gift that’s different, you can’t go past Etsy.
Etsy is the perfect place for unique gifts for book lovers – who, let’s admit, are pretty unique creatures themselves!
Splurge gifts for book lovers
These gift ideas for the book lover are on the more expensive side, but would be a wonderful present!
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 angst you feel when you finish the last book you brought and you still have DAYS of your holiday left?
For that reason, the Kindle is the best gift for book lovers.
And BONUS - the Kindle is also waterproof!
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 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 for book lovers that are sure to be well- received!
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