Gift Ideas for the Book Lover on Your Holiday Shopping List

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So you’ve got a book lover on your holiday shopping list and have no idea what to get them?  First of all, let me just say that we book lovers are actually pretty easy to shop for, well, unless you’re trying to actually buy us books, that is.  Since we buy so many books ourselves and, at least in my case, are way too impatient to wait for someone else to buy them for me, it can be challenging to find me a book that I don’t already own and haven’t already read.  So, yeah, unless your book lover has given you a wish list of books, you might not want to go the actual book route.

Never fear though because there are literally endless other fantastic bookish-themed gift ideas out there for you to choose from that are sure to please even the pickiest book lovers.  I’ve rounded up a few items that I know I wouldn’t mind receiving as gifts this year.  (And 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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Gift Ideas for the Book Lover on Your Holiday Shopping List

 

1. JEWELRY

There are endless options out there when it comes to jewelry for book lovers. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and even keychains make great gifts.

 

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2. MUGS

Mugs are one of my favorite bookish gifts to receive and I can never have too many of them either, especially since I’m nearly always drinking a hot beverage when I’m reading.

 

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3. TOTE BAGS

Who wouldn’t love a super cute tote bag to haul around all their books?

 

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4. T SHIRTS

Help the book lover in your life make a fashion statement with a cute bookish-themed t shirt.

 

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5. BOOKMARKS

Not only do I use numerous bookmarks as placeholders in my books, but there are so many cute ones out there that I’ve found myself just collecting them as keepsakes too.  These John Green bookmarks caught my eye while I was browsing for gift ideas this week.

 

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6. MINI BOOK LIGHT

I actually have one of these and I love it.  It has saved many arguments between my husband and me when he wants to go to sleep and I want to stay up late reading.  It’s lightweight, will clip right on to your book, and gives off the perfect amount of light for reading so you can read until your heart’s content without disturbing anyone else.

 

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7. CANDLES

Wonderful smelling candles inspired by our favorite books and characters?  Yes, please!  There are lots of them available on etsy.com.  If you’re lucky, you might even find one inspired by your book lover’s favorite book.

 

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8. PILLOWS

It’s pretty much a guarantee that your book lover enjoys curling up with a good book and reading for hours, so anything that enhances their comfort so that they can read longer is always a winner.  You can find pillows and even blankets that are book-themed.  I loved the simplicity of this one.

 

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9. BOOK-THEMED COVERS FOR PHONES & E-READERS

As a book lover, I like to proudly display my love of books in pretty much any way I can, and yes, that can include placing book-themed covers on all of my electronics.  I saw this cute one while browsing on etsy and almost bought it for myself.

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10.  BOOKENDS

Most book lovers can always use more bookends to help organize and display their ever-growing piles of books.  There are plenty of fun and decorative ones to choose from.

 

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11. GIFT CARDS TO BOOKSTORES

Okay, so maybe it’s not as creative as some of the other gift ideas on my list, but seriously, you cannot go wrong with a gift card to a bookstore.  Why?  Because it’s 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.

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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?

18 replies
  1. Angela
    Angela says:

    OMG, these are all so great!! I love mugs, so those are perfect. That t-shirt is adorable and looks so comfy. I’m trying to figure out how to share this list with my husband without making it look too obvious 😛

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  2. Jordan Rose
    Jordan Rose says:

    These ideas are so great! I love the tote bag and bookends. I need more reader friends in my life so I can buy them these cute gifts, haha! I appreciate that you included gift cards also, as sometimes that’s just the best way to go. Great list!

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  3. Geybie's Book Blog
    Geybie's Book Blog says:

    OMG, I LOVE all the stuff on your list. Literally, EVERYTHING. Only a book lover knows what book lovers love. Hehe.. Yay, the jewelry is calling my name!!!!! Thanks for sharing, Suzanne. Awesome post!! 😁❤️👍🏻

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