27 Gifts For Readers To Show Off Their Literary Love

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: May 11, 2024

    Do you have a friend or family member who’s always got a book in their bag? Who knows every newly released novel and presents everyone else with brilliant books as Christmas or birthday gifts? Well, it’s time to play on their love of books and surprise them with an original and wonderful “book-themed” gift.

    There are some unique gifts and accessories for book lovers if you know where to look! Luckily, we have all the best gifts for book lovers in our mighty gift guide.

    From book lights to library-themed socks, stand-out bookshelves to tote bags, statement earrings to fun coffee mugs, quirky bookmarks to iconic candles, literary cookbooks to pencils with a punch, and even some “novel” teas. You’re all but guaranteed to put a smile on their face!

    Our gift guide for readers will show off their literary love. Because there’s nothing better than curling up with a good book. 

  1. Book Light
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    Any book lover will adore the magical reading experience that this rechargeable nightstand book lamp brings. They will love reading books with this light lamp by their bedsides. This modern desk lamp is great for their table, nightstand, desk, or coffee table—a beautiful piece of home decor.

  3. One Hundred Book Covers in One Box
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    This is a collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different and iconic Penguin book jacket. From classics to crime, here are over seventy years of quintessentially British design in one box. Whether they’re for classics, crime, reference, or prize-winning novels, they still follow Allen Lane’s original design mantra. Sometimes, you definitely should judge a book by its cover.

  5. Personalized Book Embosser Stamp
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    Make sure all your books get returned to your library. Customizable in style shown, this personal embosser is precision-crafted to make raised impressions on your book pages, as well as envelopes, stationery, official documents, napkins, and more. This embosser includes a state-of-the-art, new mechanism that creates embossed images with minimal effort.

  7. 100 Books Scratch-off Poster
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    There are some books that everyone should read in their lifetime. Written by the most significant literary minds, these timeless classics can change how you think and live. Even after hundreds or thousands of years, their themes, emotions, and life lessons are still relevant today. Display it on your wall to show off your impressive reading list, or challenge yourself and track your progress. This a fun gift for your favorite bookworm.

  9. Superhero Floating Bookshelf
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    Not your average bookish gift, avid readers can store their book collections the superhero way! Beauty and power keep the books aloft. A Wonderwoman character seems to be floating on air and still carrying the heavyweight of your books. This bookshelf holder is a fabulous floating hidden shelf that gives the impression of a superheroine holding the books in the air, preventing them from falling to the ground. It comes in a few different characters

  11. Witch Bookmark
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    Fantastic stripy legs are sticking out from the book, catching everyone’s attention. It’s hard to get your eyes off shiny red shoes. Each one is created and crafted by hand and with love. It makes a cute gift for the book lover in your life, or maybe those in your book club! The perfect Christmas gift for stuffing stockings.

  13. Book Darts
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    Book darts are precision-cut paper-thin metal line markers that attach easily to any page to keep track of where you’re up to–without leaving a mark. Use again and again for a lifetime. Eliminate bent corners, paper clips, underlining, and highlighting with this elegant alternative. Also really useful for tagging recipes in cookbooks! These will be a big hit at book club!

  15. Paddywax Library Candle


    An ideal gift for lovers of fine literature, this collection pairs favorite quotes with custom-blended fragrances designed to evoke the author’s spirit for which it is named, impeccably packaged in a linen-textured gift box. Notes of tangerine, clove, and juniper lend to the spiciness of this candle’s aroma; we work with perfumers to source nature’s finest ingredients, creating high-quality candles that tell a unique fragrance story to fit your mood.

  17. Bedside Caddy
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    This bedside caddy has rear pockets perfect for books, magazines, phones, glasses, and other things that you need close to your bed. It’s made using premium felt with extra-strong stitching. The caddy can hold up to 20 pounds. 

  19. City Skyline Bookends
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    Your library can take you to beautiful places: Gatsby’s East Egg mansion, the mountains of Middle Earth, the skyscrapers of Chicago…Celebrate your love of big city skylines with silhouette bookends. Hand-cut from carbon steel, each set includes the iconic landmarks that make these cities (New York, Chicago, DC, San Francisco, and Seattle) instantly recognizable—and unforgettable.

  21. Snarky Socks
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    You’d be forgiven for thinking that she’s a quiet, docile, meek bibliophile. But only the first time. Blue Q Socks are woven from soft, luxurious combed cotton, nylon for strength, and spandex for long-lasting fun. These socks are ultra-cozy and make a great stocking stuffer gift idea for her!

  23. Magnetic Poetry – Book Lover Kit
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    A perfect gift for any lover of literature, the Book Lover taps into a world of endless new chapters, compelling characters, and evocative poems with well-written words like character, desire, epic, inspire, magic, and mystery. Contains over 200 themed magnetic word tiles in a cute, colorful, giftable box.

  25. Walnut Page Holder
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    With this book page holder, you can read anywhere, anytime, position, condition, and circumstance. Every single unit is handmade of high-quality walnut wood, refined to perfection. It is unique and makes any new book a page-turner.

  27. Novel Teas
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    Novel Teas Pouches contain 25 teabags individually tagged with literary quotes from the world over, made with English Breakfast tea. There is no better company than a steaming cup of tea as you open the cover of a favorite classic or turn the page of the latest thriller. Novel Teas ~ nature’s story unfolded in every leaf. Read them and steep! The best gift idea for a tea lover.

  29. Harry Potter Cookbook
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    With this cookbook, dining a la Hogwarts is as easy as Banoffi Pie. With more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques, you can indulge in spellbindingly delicious meals drawn straight from the pages of your favorite Potter stories. With a dash of magic and a drop of creativity, you’ll conjure up the entrees, desserts, snacks, and drinks you need to transform ordinary Muggle meals into magical culinary masterpieces, sure to make even Mrs. Weasley proud.

  31. Banned Books Mug


    Delight a book lover with a cozy ceramic mug listing books that have been banned. It’s the perfect sentiment for someone who loves reading and free expression. This coffee mug is a great book lover gift for men or women. Makes a great Christmas stocking stuffer for bookworms.

  33. Book-Plate Socks
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    Calling all book nerds! Made to look like an empty library card waiting for new readers, this cozy set of socks celebrates your most beloved titles and the ones you’ve yet to crack. These socks make a great gift idea for that cute best friend who loves quirky gifts!

  35. A Fun Coffee Table Book
  36. gifts-for-readers-bookFrom modern craft cocktails to old standby’s, prepare to shake, stir, and plain pour your way through some of the best wax ever pressed. Wickedly designed and featuring photography throughout, Booze & Vinyl is organized by mood, from Rock to Chill, Dance, and Seduce. Each entry has liner notes that underscore the album’s musical highlights and accompanying “Side A” and “Side B” cocktail recipes that complement the music’s mood and imagery. 

  37. Bestsellers Puzzle
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    A collection of vintage book covers of some of the greatest best sellers of all time. This incredible “bookshop” puzzle makes for a great gift for old and young book lovers. Thrill and challenge your family and friends to piece together this fantastic 1000-Piece jigsaw puzzle. Bring home hours of fun and entertainment everyone will enjoy.

  39. Quote Earrings
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    These adorable silver quote earrings are fun to wear and make an excellent gift for a writer or a teacher.  A great, simple everyday pair you will turn to again and again! They’re handmade of sterling silver.

  41. Kindle E-Reader
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    if they don’t have a kindle, this is a no-brainer. By design, the paperwhite Kindle is purpose-built for reading and creates a sanctuary so you can lose yourself in a book. Unlike tablets and phones, Kindle doesn’t distract you with social media, emails, and text messages.

  43. Bookworm Pencil Set
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    John Steinbeck claimed that the mere sight of new pencils inspired him. Ernest Hemingway believed the humble graphite tool made his writing more fluid. Using a vintage hot-foil press, these pencils are hand-stamped with a maxim that will make any bibliophile smile. Just one more chapter!

  45. Bathtub Caddy
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    Talk about bathing in luxury with this gorgeous bath tray with their favorite book, nice-smelling candles, and a filled wine glass, of course . This tray is fully adjustable to fit almost any bathtub effortlessly, thanks to its extendable sides.

  47. Always Fully Booked Tote Bag
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    It’s incredible how utterly ignorable the world is when you’ve got a good book in your hands. Haul your books, groceries, laundry, toys- – you name it! The bag is made of cotton canvas, so it’s sturdy and practical. 

  49. Floating Book Shelves
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    Another way to store and display your favorite books and make them wall art. These floating shelves allow you to utilize empty wall space. One shelf can hold many books. Perfect for small spaces that are not quite large enough for a traditional bookcase. The ultimate personal library kit!

  51. Library Card Mug
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    Happiness is a good book and a warm drink. If they love their morning tea or coffee, then this library book coffee mug will be a treasured gift! Each purchase helps fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need—a must-have for any bibliophile.

  53. James Baldwin Candle
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    Show your devotion to James Baldwin, the patron saint of poets, uncles, and exiles. Place this in your reading nook and use it as your reading light or meditate on it while listening to an audiobook on Audible. The front of the devotional candle features an art print of Baldwin’s image. The back shows his patronage, saint’s day, and a special prayer to inspire and enlighten.