Have you ever gone to buy a gift for the book lover in your life and had no idea what book to pick out? After all, how can you gift a book when they already own them all! Instead of picking up a book for your favorite bibliophile, we suggest you add one of the thoughtful gifts below to your shopping list this year. These are the best gifts for book lovers.
Set up your book bestie with one of the best book subscription services in the game. Each month, the Book of the Month team picks five brand new books, highlighting a multitude of fantastic female writers and debut authors. Members get to pick one of the five books each month to be delivered to their front door. The best part? It’s only $14.99/month. It’s the lowest price you can find anywhere for a hardcover book and sometimes you get a brand new book before its release date.
Many book lovers will tell you about the amazing smell of a book, but even better is the smell of a library filled with them. Homesick Candles brings book lovers the perfect way to embrace that lovely scent with their library-scented candle. With a burn time of 60-80 hours, this candle will get your bookish bestie well into the new year with a home that smells like a bustling library.
Who said bookmarks have to be boring or a sad scrap of paper you keep closest to your reading nook? Steel Petal Press bookmarks are a great way to express yourself while holding your place in that book you just can’t put down. Made of sturdy recycled cotton rag paper, these bookmarks are good for the environment and make a cute addition to your bookshelf. In phrases like, “I like big books and I cannot lie” and “Get lit,” these bookmarks are functional and cute.
A book subscription box with a twist, Once Upon A Book Club gives their subscribers a unique interactive reading experience you won’t find anywhere else. Loaded with a new book and gifts you get to open while you read, subscribers get the chance to be fully immersed in each month’s new book pick. Give the gift of reading by buying the book lover in your life the next Once Upon A Book Club box.
Does the book lover in your life also love makeup? If so, this gift-giving idea is perfect. Storybook Cosmetics offers its customers a special experience, pairing their gorgeous makeup with the stories people love. With eyeshadow palettes inspired by books like Harry Potter, Mean Girls, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and more, your friend will be blown away. The best part? All of their book-inspired palettes are shaped like books too.
A business started by author E.J. Mellow and book influencer Natasha (@bookbaristas), She Is Booked provides readers with aesthetically pleasing bookmarks, book totes and other fun accessories. The best part about gifting these items is that the bookmark profits are donated to charities and women’s causes.
If you know someone who loves spending their time reading and participating in book clubs, there’s no better option than to go with an annual membership to Girly Book Club. With the annual membership, participants receive entry to 12 chapter meetings throughout the year all over the world, local community forums, exclusive author Q&As and more – the perfect gift for anyone who loves talking books.
Not only is this sweatshirt cozy and chic, but it allows your bibliophile friends to be loud and proud about their love for books. This sweatshirt is the perfect addition for those winter days spent inside reading and is also a cute piece to add under a great denim or leather jacket.
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a cute new travel mug? Keep the bibliophiles in your life caffeinated all year with this adorable mug from Silent Book Club. In addition to this glorious beverage holder, Silent Book Club offers readers a host of book accessories that book fanatics will adore.
If the book lover in your life loves audiobooks, they’ll adore Libro.fm. Indie bookstores need love too and with corporations like Amazon, many have a hard time keeping their heads above water. Libro.fm helps in supporting these bookstores by giving the profit of their audiobook sales back to the local bookstore of your choice. You can feel good about giving this bookish gift this year.
One of our absolute favorite book accessories is a warm and cozy throw blanket. Highly-raved about by She Reads contributor Gare Billings, this Amped Fleece Throw Blanket is a top-rated item on Urban Outfitters’ website for a reason. With a wide variety of colors to choose from, this blanket is one that the reader in your life will want to cozy up in.
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