Top Ten Gifts Guaranteed to Please the Book Lover in Your Life

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Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Holiday Gift Guide freebie (ten books to buy the YA lover in your life, 10 books to buy for your dad, etc.)

Since I’ve been busy with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, shopping and gift ideas are really on my mind right now so this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is very timely.  I couldn’t decide on a list of books to suggest so instead I decided to go with bookish-themed gift ideas for all book lovers.  (And just a little hint for you shoppers out there –  Society6.com and etsy.com are gold mines for book-themed gifts, so even if you don’t like my suggested gift items, be sure to check them out!)

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Top Ten Gifts Guaranteed to Please the Book Lover in Your Life

 

1. Bookmarks!

Bookmarks are a guaranteed popular gift item for book lovers.  Not only do we use them in the books we’re reading, but many of us also collect them, especially if they’re unique.  Below are a couple that I saw online and really liked.  I’m especially fond of that Queen of Hearts one. So cool!

Click to Buy. Sold by LuckyBookmark on etsy.com

Click to Buy. Sold by LuckyBookmark on etsy.com

 

Click to Buy. Sold by IngrainedInc at etsy.com

Click to Buy. Sold by IngrainedInc at etsy.com

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2. Bookish Themed Mugs!

It’s almost a sure fire bet that the book lover in your life is also a lover of warm beverages – be it coffee, tea, cocoa, whatever, especially if it’s in a cute bookish-themed mug.  Here are a couple of cool ones I found on Society6 and Etsy.

Click to Buy. Sold by Risa Rodil at Society6.com

Click to Buy. Sold by Risa Rodil at Society6.com

 

Click to Buy. Sold by LennyMud on etsy.com

Click to Buy. Sold by LennyMud on etsy.com

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3. Cute Tote Bags for Hauling Around Our Books!

Most of us take books with us everywhere we go, so a cute tote bag is always appreciated.  This is just one of several that I saw and wouldn’t mind having.

Click to Buy. Sold by sevenonesixdesigns on etsy.com

Click to Buy. Sold by sevenonesixdesigns on etsy.com

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4. Bookish T-Shirts!

Yes to all the ways we can pledge our loves for books and reading, especially if they come in the form of stylish tees.  With just a quick glance around etsy, society6, and several other shops, I saw at least a dozen book-themed shirts that I would totally wear. This one was probably my favorite though.

Click to Buy. Sold by ChrisetteDesigns on etsy.com

Click to Buy. Sold by ChrisetteDesigns on etsy.com

 

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5. Bookish Jewelry!

There are endless options out there when it comes to jewelry for booklovers. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, even keychains.  Below are a couple of my favorites.

 

 

Click to Buy. Sold by TheMonkeyCharmer on etsy.com.

Click to Buy. Sold by TheMonkeyCharmer on etsy.com.

Click to Buy. Sold by ArtfulSunshine on etsy.com.

Click to Buy. Sold by ArtfulSunshine on etsy.com.

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6. Pretty Books!

If money is no object in your gift buying, books with beautifully designed covers are sure to please. Check out this gorgeous Jane Austen Boxed Set.

Click to Buy. Sold by Barnes & Noble.

Click to Buy. Sold by Barnes & Noble.

 

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7. Bookish Candles!

Wonderful smelling candles inspired by our favorite books and characters?  Yes, please!  This one is inspired by Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses, and I liked it because it’s purple (my favorite color), but there are many other varieties out there.

Click to Buy. Sold by BookandNook on etsy.com.

Click to Buy. Sold by BookandNook on etsy.com.

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8. Bookish Pillows!

 

We bookworms love to curl up with a good book and read for hours, so anything that furthers our comfort so that we can read longer is always a winner. You can find pilows and even blankets that are book-themed.  I loved the simplicity of this one.

 

Click to Buy. Sold by MudpiesandDaisies on etsy.com

Click to Buy. Sold by MudpiesandDaisies on etsy.com

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9. Bookish Themed Covers for our Gadgets!

Yes, we bookworms love our books but we love our technology too, especially when we can put our own bookish spin on it.  For example, check out this absolutely gorgeous smartphone case designed and sold by Evie Seo at Society6.com.

Click to Buy. Sold by Evie Seo at Society6.com

Click to Buy. Sold by Evie Seo at Society6.com

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10. Gift Cards to Bookstores! 

 

A gift card to a bookstore is guess what?  A reason for a book lover to visit the bookstore!  Not that we need another reason, but hell, we’ll take it!  Amazon is great since you can get more bang for your buck there when it comes to books, but a lot of us love to support our Indie Bookstores too so keep those in mind as well.

Click to see Amazon Gift Card Options.

Click to see Amazon Gift Card Options.

 

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Question:  Do any of my gift ideas for book lovers appeal to you?  What would you add to my list?  I know my list is filled with items that women would probably enjoy more than men, so do you have any more “manly” suggestions?

29 replies
  1. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
    Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads says:

    Great list! I would love to receive pretty much any item from this list 🙂 I think that, maybe other than the jewelry, men may still enjoy these items, such as mugs or cases, but they would perhaps prefer more “manly” designs. Not sure though, it is a good point that you raised!

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Right? I didn’t think about it until I had nearly finished and then it hit me. I guess I don’t have that many male friends and family members who are big readers, haha.

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  2. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    All the gifts. I lose bookmarks way too often. I’m using a business card at the moment. I love the tote bag too. And gift cards are always a win. I get one every Christmas which is spent by day’s end.

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I think the bookmarks were my favorite too, especially the Queen of Hearts one. I saw a few others like those that had Hobbit feet and some other characters. Such a fun idea 🙂

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  3. Jordan
    Jordan says:

    I love your list! I have found that special boxed sets/pretty editions of people’s favorite books are always great gifts. And you can never seem to go wrong with awesome mugs or gift cards! 🙂

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Same here. For me, even if I already have a copy of the book, I would still love to receive a pretty edition of it like the one I posted. They’re just so lovely.

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  4. Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm
    Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm says:

    I love this weeks topic, mostly as it is helping me find more and more things I want to buy for myself. I absolutely love your picks! Yes to absolutely everything on here. I would be more than happy to receive all of these. I would be especially happy with bookish mugs and bookish candles, as I am slowly but surely getting more and more addicted to them. You can check out my gift guide here.

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  5. Greg
    Greg says:

    I like a good bookmark, and mugs are my Kryptonite too as I like to buy a “souvenir” mug ha ha anywhere i go. Bookish mugs work too. Gift cards of course are awesome, and I do like some of the bookish candles I’ve seen (especially the Lord of the Rings ones I’ve seen somewhere).

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