Wondering what to gift the avid reader in your life this holiday season? Look no further! Here are some creative gift ideas for bookworms that are sure to delight.
- Blankets and cozy socks
There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book, and these warm, fluffy gifts can make every reading experience even more comfortable, especially in these cold winter months. These blankets from Litographs use the actual text from classic and popular books to create the art on their products.
- Candles or scented wax melts
Speaking of being cozy, it’s always nice to have a soothing scent filling the room while you’re reading. There are even book-themed candles! Etsy has great, often handmade options.
- Book merch from Out of Print
Out of Print has everything from t-shirts to socks to gift bags and mugs—all printed with designs inspired by books. Whether it’s Edgar Allan Poe, Harry Potter, Jane Austen, or even Star Wars, there’s sure to be something every book lover will appreciate.
- Folding book lamp
Not only does this make for cool book-themed décor, it also provides light for those late-night reading sessions when you keep telling yourself, “Just one more chapter…” The Lumio Book Lamp is the original, but there are also many affordable versions on Etsy and Amazon.
- Wireless headphones or earbuds
Reading doesn’t just come in print form! The audiobook fan in your life will appreciate being able to listen while going about their day and not having to worry about a pesky cord getting in the way.
- Reading journal
Sure, there are websites like Goodreads and Storygraph that readers can use to review books they’ve read, but there’s something fun and satisfying about writing down your thoughts in a stylish, physical journal. Plus, many reading journals have prompts and questions to help get the creative juices flowing and organize your thoughts if you’re not sure what to write.
- Coffee, tea, and snacks
Who doesn’t want a hot drink and a delicious snack to go with their latest read? Whether it’s hot chocolate, coffee, tea, cookies, candy, or salty pretzels, treat the reader in your life to something they love. Uncommon Goods even has a “Novel Tea Literary Blends” box that’s perfect for readers who love a cup of hot tea.
- Gift card from Bookshop
With a gift card from Bookshop, book lovers can have the convenience of shopping for books online while also supporting local independent bookstores and giving back to their community.
- Book-themed gifts from Etsy
When in doubt, a good go-to is to search for book-themed gifts on Etsy. There are tons of creative, handmade, and custom gift options perfect for every reader. Type in their favorite book title or simply search for “book” and see what comes up! You can find “blind date with a book” boxes, personalized book stamps, book-themed jewelry, custom book stands, and so much more. Just keep in mind that shipping times might take a little bit longer for gifts that are custom, personalized, or handmade.