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.
Each year, BookSparks opens their Holiday BookGram Shop. BookGrams are like Valentine’s Grams you used to send back in high school. Except this time, you’re gifting yourself or your friends, not your crush! Readers can select a book genre like historical fiction or thriller, and BookSparks will wrap and deliver a surprise book just for you, with free shipping. Supplies are limited so be sure to shop early. Click here to shop BookSparks BookGrams.
Independent bookstores need our support now more than ever. If the book lover in your life loves audiobooks, they’ll adore Libro.fm. Libro.fm helps in supporting these bookstores by giving the profit of their audiobook sales back to the local bookstore of your choice. Purchase 3-, 6- or 12-month gift subscription and feel good knowing you’re supporting small bookstores.
Lauren Brimley’s Bookshelf Tees shop is more than just t-shirts. You’ll find bookmarks, enamel pins, stickers and more. From rocker inspired book tees to punny sayings only a fellow bookworm will recognize, Bookshelf Tees gifts are the perfect way to strike up a convo with a fellow book lover while you’re out and about. Click here to shop Bookshelf Tees.
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 Book Club 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.
Think Cards Against Humanity with a classic literature twist! The Parlor Game: Pride & Prejudice is a laugh-out-loud party game anyone can play – whether you loved the novel or barely skimmed it. With phrases pulled directly from the book, players are invited to finish the phrases with their own take on the classic quotes.
Shakespeare and Dracula editions are available too!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
*Disclosure: From time to time She Reads works with companies as part of an affiliate program including Book of the Month, Libro.fm and others. When you purchase products using these links, She Reads will get a percentage of the profit. Your purchase price isn’t impacted by this.