Finding just the right gift for a book lover can be difficult. After all, not only do book lovers tend to be creative and analytical, they also can be shy and introverted. Figuring out what to gift them can be like solving the toughest of puzzles. But that’s where we come in! Keep scrolling for 30 great creative gifts that any book lover is sure to enjoy!
”I Read Past My Bedtime” Keychain
This book-themed keychain would look great traveling around with any book lover. On the key chain, which is designed to look like an antiqued pendant, is: “I Read Past My Bedtime.” If this cheeky phrase isn’t quite what you’re looking for, the keychain is also available in a variety of other book-themed or literary quotes.
Library Card Socks
Encourage your favorite book lover to snuggle up with a good book and this cozy pair of Library Card Socks from Uncommon Goods. The socks, which feature a print of an unused library card, come in sizes small and large. They’re made of a comfortable blend of nylon, polyester, cotton, and spandex.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Unisex Socks
No book lover can possibly be unhappy while wearing these fun Eric Carle-themed socks. Designed after Carle’s classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the socks are unisex size and made of cotton-poly blend for ultimate comfort. As an added bonus, a bit of each purchase helps to fund literary programs in underrepresented communities.
Magnetic Poetry Kit: Book Lover
These themed Magnet Poetry Kits are tons of fun, and the Book Lover edition is no exception. The kit includes more than 200 book-themed magnetic words you can use to create your own poems or passages. The magnets are perfect for the fridge, for passing time while on the commode, or even just for writing exercises.
Book Lovers Charm Necklace
Readers young and old can take their love of books with them wherever they go thanks to this book lovers charm necklace by Lolly Llama. This beautiful necklace is guaranteed to never tarnish or to break and comes with a 100% money back guarantee. Charms included include a heart, an open book, and a cup of tea.
For the book lover who enjoys curling up with a good book and cuppa, this set of Novel Teas (get it?) makes an excellent gift. The set contains 25 individual teabags, each containing literary quotes from classic novels. The tea included is English Breakfast.
Put a smile on your favorite book lover’s face with this clever mug which reads, “Bookmarks are for quitters.” The mug, which is available in the buyer’s choice of 11 or 15 fluid ounces, is handmade to order, and dishwasher and microwave safe.
The Book Lover’s Journal
Help your favorite book lover keep track of all they read by gifting them The Book Lover’s Journal!. This unique journal provides its owner with lots of space to track which titles they’ve read, plus a short review. Bonus pages are included for listing books they want to read, and for keeping track of who is borrowing which book.
100 Books Scratch Off Poster
With scratch-off maps all the rage, it makes perfect sense for a book lover to want a scratch-off book posters like this one from Uncommon Goods. The poster consists of 100 must-read titles ranging from Alice in Wonderland to The Hunger Games. As book lovers read these classic titles, they scratch them off to reveal lovely images of the book covers. Looking for a gift for a younger reader? The poster all comes in a version for children’s books.
Book lovers can settle in with a good read and a nightcap using this Literary Glass sold by Uncommon Goods. The 11-ounce glass features a quality print of a first edition title page and a few classic passages. Buyers may choose their preferred featured book from a list which includes Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes, Les Miserables, and The Count of Monte Cristo.
Old Books Scented Candle
Ask book lovers what they love about a book, and chances are they’ll mention the smell. With this Old Books Scented Candle by Timber Ridge Gifts, book lovers can literally surround themselves with the smell of a library. The candle is eight ounces, has a burn time of 50-60 hours, and is made of soy.
Library Books Tote Bag
Every book lover needs a tote bag to carry their inevitably large pile of books home from the library. This library books tote bag happens to be the perfect option! The bag is available in two sizes, small and medium, and features support gussets and sturdy reinforced fabric handles. It’s also made of a natural canvas to ensure durability.
These literary-themed mugs from Uncommon Goods are delightfully vibrant and detailed! Each stoneware mug features a classic author, along with quotations from that author’s most famous works. The author selection includes Jane Austen, Edgar Allen Poe, the Bronte sisters, and Lewis Carroll.
Personal Library Kit
Book lovers have a love/hate relationship with loaning out books to friends and family. That fact makes this Personal Library Kit an excellent choice of gift for any book lover. The kit includes 20 self-adhesive pockets, 20 check out cards, a date stamp with ink pad, and a pencil to make keeping track of who has what precious book a much easier task.
The Book Lover’s Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature, and the Passages That Feature Them
Know someone who loves both books and the kitchen? Then The Book Lover’s Cookbook would make the perfect gift! This unique cookbook is chock full of literary-inspired recipes such as Ichabod’s Slapjacks (from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, of course), Mr. Casaubon’s Chicken Noodle Soup (from George Eliot’s Middlemarch), and Amish Chicken and Dumplings (from Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult).
Leather Magnetic Bookmark
Every book lover needs a quality bookmark, and this leather magnetic bookmark is a great one! Each bookmark is handmade to order out of leather, magnets, and suede. The stylish marker can be personalized just about every which way, including the imprinted text and the number of lines of writing on the front and/or back. Each bookmark is made of reclaimed leather from the fashion industry.
Jane Austen Coasters
Any classical book lover or fan of Jane Austen is sure to love these beautiful coasters! This set features six coasters, each depicting a classic cover of a Jane Austen title. The coasters are 4 inch x 4 inch square, and made with a permanent matte finish to make spot cleaning a breeze.
Classic Literature Brainteasers
Liven up the next book club or book exchange with the Classic Literature Brainteasers sold by Uncommon Goods. This fun game, appropriate for ages eight and above, consists of a set of five brainteasers inspired by characters of classic literature. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Treasure Island, and The Wizard of Oz are all represented. The puzzles are made of either wood or metal, and require spatial skills, creativity, and brain power to solve it.
Library Card Tote Bag
With this library card tote bag sold by Uncommon Goods, your favorite book lover can bring even more books home from the bookstore or library! Printed to resemble a fresh library card, this tote is made of 100% all natural cotton cloth. The bag even includes an inner pocket to ensure that smaller essentials like keys and one’s real library card don’t get lost.
”It’s a Good Day to Read” T-Shirt
Reading “It’s a Good Day to Read,” this women’s t-shirt sends a message with which any book lover is sure to agree! The shirt, which is sold on Etsy by the vendor Nine to None, is available in unisex sizes ranging from small to 2X. Buyers even have their choice of eight feminine colors.
Folded Book Lamp
If you need a light to continue reading into the wee hours of the night, why not have a light that resembles an unfolded book? This neat lamp, available on Amazon, resembles an unfolding book. The lamp is made from environmentally safe wood materials, and lights up with a built-in lithium battery which can be recharged via a USB port.
Wonderwomen who double as book lovers are sure to get a kick out of this superhero-themed floating bookshelf. Made of metal with a black coating finish to ensure durability, this unique shelf features the silhouette of a female superhero that looks as if she’s single-handedly holding up the pile of books.
This bookplate stamp sold by The Stamp Press makes the perfect engagement or wedding gift for the book-loving couple. The stamp is handmade to order from eco-friendly red rubber and wood. Buyers can customize their handle, too, for a personalized feel. The Stamp Press also makes and sells a series of book plate stamps for those who want something similar.
Banned Books Scarf
There’s just something so appealing about a banned book! Uncommon Goods sells this Banned Books Scarf — great for keeping the neck of any book lover warm. The scarf, which is 80% cotton and 20% silk, is hand printed with the titles of various banned books. Titles include The Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Men, and To Kill a Mockingbird, among others.
1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List
This book by James Mustich is the perfect gift for any book lover serious about reading anything and everything that’s considered a classic, or even socially relevant. The high-quality, hardcover book features 1,000 titles, including everything from children’s classics like Make Way for Ducklings to the works of Alice Walker.
How beautiful is this iron sculpture of a person reading? Can’t you already picture it on a bookshelf or side table in their home? This gorgeous sculpture is made of iron using the sand cast method, which ensures it is durable yet lightweight. Done in a modern style, the sculpture makes for a perfect gift for any book lover.
Lord of the Rings Bookends
Those who love fantasy are sure to love these Lord of the Rings-themed bookends made by 3D Geek Wares and sold on Etsy. These bestselling bookends are made to order, and feature the silhouettes of classic Lord of the Rings characters. Buyers may personalize their gift with their choice of three different stain colors (black, cherry, or turquoise).
Folded Book Art With a Special Date
This folded book art is sure to be a very meaningful gift for a book lover. The book can be personalized to feature a special date such as a wedding or birth date. Buyers may also choose whether or not they would like their book cover embellished with hand-painted flowers.
Personalized Library Card Pillow
This comfy and thoughtful pillow sold by Uncommon Goods is designed to look like a library card, but features personalized family details. The family surname acts as the pillow’s “title,” while children’s names and birthdates are put in the borrowers’ spaces. Made of cotton canvas, the pillow is an ideal gift for the book-loving parent or grandparent.
Book Quilted Throw Blanket
Who wouldn’t want to snuggle up with a good book and this beautiful book-themed quilt by Art & Artifact? The quilt is made of 100% cotton, and measures 50”x65” — just the right size for laying out over a bed or armchair. While one side of the quilt features hand-pieced segments that turn into vibrant books on a shelf, the other side features a beautiful paisley print.