26 Gifts For the Bookworm Who Doesn't Need Another Book
Book-lovers are pretty easy to shop for — all you really have to do is make contributions to their already-overflowing bookcases. But why stop there? This year, get creative with your gifts for literature-lovers and think outside the book box. There are so many book-themed items they'll love, and chances are they've already devoured the new novel you were thinking of gifting, so it's fun to do something different. We've rounded up 26 great ideas for the bookworm in your life, from jewelry and mugs to fun games and home decor.
What's catching our eye this year? Well, since we like to read at night before bed, a reading-themed tea set is adorable, and something we wouldn't necessarily think to gift ourselves. Plus, actual bookshelves are a great way to support their serious reading habit, as are cheeky socks or a cool cheese board that are perfect for your book club. Plus, there's even a luxury perfume that smells like the best parts of a library, and the book lover in your life will practically want to bathe in it. Just keep reading to shop our picks!
A Great Stocking Stuffer: Personalized Bookmarks
These Personalized Bookmarks ($9) make for the cutest stocking stuffers! They're also lovely gifts for a big group, because you can buy a bunch and then divvy them up as you see fit. We love the tassels, they make it so easy to find your page!
For the Voracious Reader: Gift Republic 100 Books Bucket List Poster
Voracious readers will love checking titles off this Gift Republic 100 Books Bucket List Poster ($20). There are a bunch of cute little stickers you can use to check off each box. Some of the titles might link up to the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge!
For the Bathtub Reader: Bambusi Bathtub Caddy
I mean, how cool is this? Now you can read in the tub without worrying about drowning your reading material, thanks to this Bambusi Bathtub Caddy ($30, originally $40). It's also got plenty of space for your candles, salts, snacks, and a drink!
A Travel Mug: Bookshelf Books Library Bookworm Reading Travel Mug
If they're always on the go, a great travel mug that will keep their coffee or tea hot is an essential. They'll be drinking out of this Bookshelf Books Library Bookworm Reading Travel Mug ($25, originally $35) all the time. It's a useful gift that's also adorable.
A Cool Bookend: Solid Oak Personalised Bookend
We love everything about this Solid Oak Personalised Bookend ($42-$57). The flower vase is such an excellent addition. You can opt in or out for the monogram, and there are two options. One, as shown above, is shorter and more visible, but there's also a second hidden monogram that can be much longer on the back.
A Funny Present: Literary Insults Chart
This Literary Insults Chart ($25) will make anyone smile. Plus, your recipient might actually use a few of them! If you're gifting someone in college or someone who's in the process of moving, this will be a great addition to their walls.
A Cozy Gift: Book Socks
These Book Socks ($13) are cozy and soft. Plus, they say what we're all thinking. This is an amazing gift for members of a book club, or makes for a cute stocking stuffer. There are over a dozen different book-related sayings, as well as five different color options.
A Cool Bookshelf: Artori Design Wondershelf Superwoman Floating Bookshelf
It's no secret that women are superheroes. This Artori Design Wondershelf Superwoman Floating Bookshelf ($23, originally $30) proves it. Plus, it's a great minimal design motif, and will add some extra flair to their space. We're kind of obsessed, and we think you will be too.
A Unique Gift: New York Times Custom Birthday Book
One of our favorite presents ever, the New York Times Custom Birthday Book ($145) starts with the front page on the exact date you were born, and continues with every single birthday in your lifetime. It's such a thoughtful, personal gift.
For the Person Who Loves a Drink: Cocktails With a Literary Twist Book
Anyone will smile upon receiving this Cocktails With a Literary Twist Book ($7, originally $15). It's such a fun way to learn about cocktails, and a great gift for the literature lover in your life. Cocktails include the Romeo and Julep, The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose, and more!
A Cool Print: First Edition Book Cover Art Print
This First Edition Book Cover Art Print ($65) is such a gorgeous addition to their space, and a lovely home gift they'll cherish forever. There are a lot of different covers to choose from, but the Pride and Prejudice one is stunning.
For the Minimalist: Umbra Conceal Book Shelf
This Umbra Conceal Book Shelf ($15) is a great design addition, particularly if they're more of a minimalist, and want as little clutter in their space as possible. It's also a necessity if they've got a lot of books, and not a ton of storage space.
For the Person Who's Always Buying Books: Yes I Really Do Need All These Books Mug
This Yes I Really Do Need All These Books Mug ($18) is for your friend who always seems to come home with a new novel. If there's ever a question about how many books they have, they can just hold up this mug.
Perfume That Smells Like Books: Byredo Bibliotheque Eau de Parfum
You know that super comforting smell of new books? Well, this Byredo Bibliotheque Eau de Parfum ($200) is the super sophisticated version of that scent; bibliotheque means library in French. With top notes of peach, plum, and vanille, and a base note of patchouli, it's a warm mix they'll want to wear all the time.
Cool Tea: Novel Teas With Literary Quotes
I mean, how cute is this? The Novel Teas With Literary Quotes ($14) tea bags will go perfectly with your newest book. It's the ultimate stocking stuffer, and one they'll love to use. If they love their English Breakfast tea in the morning, they need this in their lives.
Something For the Home: Stylish Bookends
If there was ever any doubt in anyone's mind what these Stylish Bookends ($40) were for, they pretty much spell it out for you. This is a gift that will definitely come in handy, and one that will help them create more organized storage for their books.
A Gift Under $20: I Love Books Enamel Pin Set
Show off your passion for literature with this I Love Books Enamel Pin Set ($16). It's a great, affordable gift that they can put on a jacket, shoes, backpack, or tote bag. We love it as a stocking stuffer or addition to a larger present.
A Cheese Board: Ampersand Cheese and Crackers Board
This Ampersand Cheese and Crackers Board ($48) combines two of our favorite things, literature and snacks. This is a perfect gift for the host of your book club, and hopefully they'll break it out with a yummy cheese board for all to enjoy.
A Cool Candle: Charles Dickens Library Candle
Your home will feel like a sanctuary thanks to this Charles Dickens Library Candle ($30). It's got a little bit of citrus and vanilla notes. There's also an entire Library Collection, so if they're not the biggest Dickens fans, there are plenty of other authors to choose from.
An Unexpected Gift: Temporary Tattoos For Book-Lovers
We're not sure Jane Eyre would approve of these Temporary Tattoos For Book-Lovers ($10 for set of two), but we think they're really fun. It's unexpected, but kind of cool, and if they're curious about tattoos, this is a bit like a trial run.
The Great Gatsby Necklaces
The Daisy to your Gatsby needs the other half of these The Great Gatsby Necklaces ($30). This is also such a lovely present for your best friend, particularly if you happen to live on other sides of the country, so you'll always remember each other.
A Cool Gift: Personal Library Kit
This is for the friend that's always lending books. Whether they have a tendency to forget who they've lent their titles to or want to make sure the recipient remembers to return the books, they'll smile upon receiving this Personal Library Kit ($22).
A Great Stocking Stuffer: Jane Austen Pencil Set
Elizabeth Bennet would love this Jane Austen Pencil Set ($22-$27). It's so useful, and also a great collectible item. It's also available to be personalized, and is a great affordable present that still shows how much thought you put into this gift.