We all know a bookworm in our lives so what better way to show that you care than by giving them something that relates to one of their greatest passions? Or perhaps you’re the bookwork looking to yourself to a fun little bookish gift!
I’ve rounded up a collection of gifts for book lovers so you’re bound to find something that you or your bookworm will love! Ready to dive in?
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40+ Gift Ideas for Book Lovers
It might seem obvious to gift a book lover with…well…a book, but finding a book that they’ll actually want or don’t already have can be super challenging!
So rather than stress over the perfect title, shop one of these affordable gifts for book lovers that they’ll adore.
A Wooden Book Page Holder
Unless you’re an avid reader, you won’t understand the struggle that comes with needing to use two hands to read a book. First world problem, I know. But this little device gives you the freedom to comfortably read with just one hand so you have a free hand for coffee, wine, a child, or more!
A Kate Spade Canvas Book Tote Bag
I mean, how stinking cute is this canvas bag? Your book worm can take this to the library or book store to fill to their heart’s content. Plus, the drawings of literary classics are to die for.
“Just One More Chapter” Throw Pillow Cover
Not sure how many times my husband has heard me speak the phrase, “just one more chapter, babe!”. Get your loved one a set of these cute pillowcases, the perfect addition to any home library or reading corner!
Women’s “My Weekend Is Booked” T-Shirt
I am obsessed with this t-shirt because it describes my weekends to a tee. “Sorry, I’ve got books to read!” I always get a little nervous buying clothes on Amazon, but the reviews are great and the customer photos look just like the image. Highly recommend!
Astrology Birthdate Candle
These birthdate candles are absolutely perfect for astrology lovers or candle collectors! Each candle is personalized for every birthday using astrology, numerology, and tarot. Your Birthdate Candle will unlock the secrets of your personality and even has a custom fragrance based on your date!
These elastic bookmarks from LoveMaude are seriously so pretty! These bookmarks are completely handmade and are perfect for books, journals, planners, etc. Plus, this shop has DOZENS of different styles and colors depending on what you’re looking for!
Literature-Themed Whiskey Glasses
These hand-etched lowball glasses combine one’s love of literature and whiskey to make for a gorgeous gift! Pictured is the Pride & Prejudice set, but they also have ones featuring Hamlet, Alice in Wonderland, and Edgar Allen Poe. You can save 15% on a set when you use the code: FOREVERBOOKEDUP.
A Bath Caddy with Book Holder
Give the gift of total relaxation with this bath book caddy! This bath tray allows your reader to indulge in a warm bath, while still being able to read without the worry of getting the book wet!
I love bringing books with me on-the-go so Book Sleeves are my favorite bookish accessory and I personally love the ones from the FabricBound shop on Etsy. She has tons of different patterns so make sure to check them all out!
Book Stud Earrings
These dainty little stud earrings are perfectly subtle for any bookworm to showoff their bookish pride. These are made of stainless steel and hard enamel and packaged in a cute box, perfect for gifting!
Weighted Page Holder
I need one of these immediately! This weighted page holder allows a reader to go completely hands-free! Plus, the weight is suitable for paperbacks AND hardcovers. Need.
Jane Austoe Socks
Perfect for the classic lit fan in your life, these socks from ChattyFeet make the perfect gift for book lovers! They also have a whole collection of literature-themed socks to choose from.
The Book Lover’s Journal
This sleek journal provides plenty of room to record details of your reading experiences. It also provides space to jot down titles you’d like to read next and includes pages to list books borrowed/lent/given, your book sources, and book group contact information. It’s such a fun idea for any avid reader!
Book Of The Month Subscription
Give the gift of monthly book subscription that they will LOVE. If you haven’t heard of Book Of The Month, you can read all about it here!
If you want to try it for yourself, follow this link to get your first book for only $5!
The Nessie Tale Bookmark
Okay…can we just talk about how dang cute this is? This adorable bookmark adds an extra layer of playfulness to reading time. I love it!
“Get Lit” T-Shirt
Get it? Get…literary? Available in men’s and women’s sizing, this t-shirt comes in a variety of classic colors such as black, gray, navy, etc. and is well-reviewed. This t-shirt definitely makes for the perfect gifts for book lovers!
Engraved Tea Spoon
This adorable little tea spoon is such a great gift if your book lover is also a tea drinker! Pair this with a yummy pack of tea and it’ll be the perfect gift!
Assorted Tea Sampler
There is something about reading and drinking tea that tends to go hand in hand. Gift your book lover this yummy (and well-reviewed!) set of teas with the adorable spoon above. Throw in a book and you’ll have the ultimate ‘reading time’ gift basket!
Heroines of Lit Postcards (set of 6)
Can you imagine receiving one of these gorgeous postcards in the mail!? These handmade, illustrated postcards feature 6 heroines from literature and seriously breathtaking.
Book Lovers Charm Bracelet
Man, if I knew a librarian or someone who worked in a bookstore, I could think of no cuter gift! This delicate little charm bracelet says it all and is simple enough that it can be worn with anything.
Homesick Scented Candle
I don’t burn candles (sorry, I’m an essential oil junkie) but if I did, this would be my go-to! Homesick Candles carries scents such as ‘Library’ and ‘Books” so your loved one can indulge in their favorite smells while cuddling up with a good book.
A Custom Book Print
Whether its for yourself or a loved one, these custom book stacks from LaurenNaylorDesignCo will make the perfect piece of art for a home! Not only do you receive a physical print, but a pdf that can used for printing on a mug, bag, etc!
Neck Book Light
Now, I’ve never tried this booklight, but the reviews do not lie. People are obsessed with this thing! This flexible neckband allows you to focus on what you are doing without worrying about a wonky light attached to your book, holding a flashlight, or needing overhead lighting. Seems pretty nifty to me!
Personal Library Kit
One of the biggest reasons I don’t like to loan out books is because I know that I will likely never see them again. This kit allows you to channel your inner librarian to ensure you get your books back, as promised! This could also be a super fun gift for kids who love to play ‘library’ at home.
Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer
I’m totally guilty of it: Making a nice warm cup of tea or coffee, opening a good book, getting totally sucked in, and by the time I remember to take a sip of my drink, it’s completely cold! This eliminates that problem and is honestly a must-have for any book worm.
These paper bookmarks are so freaking beautiful and some that I personally use and love. If you aren’t a fan of the mystical designs, MirkwoodScribes has SO many different styles, you’re bound to find one you love!
This mug is so gorgeous and I love the quote, “Without books, there would be nothing but darkness and chaos.” Any true bookworm will find this super relatable and makes for the perfect gift for book lovers!
Ember Temperature Controlled Smart Mug
Again, don’t let a good book get in the way of a warm cup of coffee/tea. This mug allows you to set your preferred temperature so that your drink stays perfect until you’ve finished it! It even can be controlled with your smartphone!
Reading Lovers’ Necklace With Book Pendant
This dainty little necklace will keep your book worm’s favorite passion near and dear to their heart…literally. The packaging says, “The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries.” So sweet.
Chic Magnetic Bookmarks
When I’m reading a book, I usually just use the closest flat object as a bookmark, but I am loving these super minimal magnetic bookmarks. Pair these with a book or a gift card and you’ve got yourself a great gift!
Bards Dispense Profanity: A Party Game
It’s like Cards Against Humanity, but Shakespeare style. The real question is: To be profane, or not to be?
“Kindly Go Away, I’m Reading” Wine Glass
This is so snarky and cute, I just love it. If your bookworm likes to enjoy a nice glass of vino while reading, this is the perfect gift!
THIS THING IS A LIFE CHANGER. I love to read with a blanket, but would always get annoyed that my arms couldn’t be inside of it because I had to hold the book. This is like being engulfed inside of a big, sherpa-lined blanket. It has a pocket, a hood, cinched wrists, and is literally the best thing you’ll put on your body.
Personalized Book Stamp
Having a custom stamp is such a cool idea and allows your bookworm to personalize their private library! StampByMeStudio has two library designs for you to choose from.
Novelty Book Socks
Okay, brb, I am ordering these immediately. This four-pack of women’s socks will allow your book lover to show their love and affection for books no matter where they go! There are also different pack options if you aren’t loving these designs.
Marble Book Ends
So I am personally LOVING these marble bookends, but Amazon has a crap ton of different styles depending on your book-lovers aesthetic.
What Would Jane Do? Book
Jane Austen always knows just the right thing to say. Gift this pocket collection of quotes from Jane’s novels and letters, and your book lover too will have a quip for every situation.
I know a lot of readers that like to switch between e-books and physical books. So if they love to read on the go or are running out of shelf space, a Kindle might just be the perfect gift for your book lover!
Book-Themed Enamel Pins
This little set of enamel pins are so dang cute and make for the perfect gifts for book lovers! You can put them on a jean jacket, backpack, book bag, tote, etc.!
100 Books Scratch Off Poster
This interactive poster a super fun way to track a readers progress! As you read one of the 100 books listed on the poster, you get to scratch it off to reveal the cover icon. It’s a great way to get your reader to try new books!
Bookish AF Bullet Journal
It’s a total stereotype that bookish people love to journal, but honestly, it’s probably not that inaccurate. *insert shrug emoji* This “Bookish AF” bullet journal can be paired with some brush markers for the perfect gift!
Bookshelf Neck Tie
This adorable microfiber men’s tie is the perfect gift for our male bookworms! It measures 59.5″ in length by 3″ wide.
Handmade Library Card Coaster Set
These are the perfect addition to any book lover’s home! These cute handmade coasters feature four classic titles and would make a fantastic hostess gift!
Colorful Bookshelf Mug
I absolutely love the design on this mug because it feels so versatile and like it could fit in at any home. This ceramic mug holds 11oz.
Book-Themed Zipper Pouch
These zipper pouches are so dang cute and come in a huge variety of designs, all catered toward book lovers! This pouch is perfect for storing small items such as pens, pencils, bookmarks, etc.
Jane Austen: The Complete Works 7-Book Boxed Set
This box set is the ultimate gift for classic literary fans. This stunning set includes 7 clothbound collectible editions with foil stamped into the cover designs.
Share Your Gift Ideas for Book Lovers
Now that I’ve shared my list with you, I’m dying to know: Which gift was your favorite? Do you have additional gift ideas for book lovers that weren’t included in the list? Leave a comment below and let me know!