Trying to find the perfect gift for a book lover can be tricky. After all, the most perfect gift is a book, but which book? Almost as good, however, is some sort of bookish gear, and there are lots of options out there! This list of great gifts for book lovers (that aren’t books) will give you a place to start your shopping.
Great Gifts for Book Lovers That Are Under $10
Book Fan. This paper fan looks like the edge of a hardcover book when closed and opens up to reveal vintage book pages and images.
Book Keychain. This keychain that looks like a tiny book will ensure your book lover can always have a book with them (even if they can’t read it).
Book Lover Badges. These three 1-inch pins are an easy way to wear your book love on your chest. Or check out our 22 Pieces of Flair to Show How Much You Love Books for more possibilities.
Book Lover Pencils. Treat Yo’ Shelf to these sleek black pencils with slogans about the love of books.
Bookish AF Decal. This Bookish AF sticker may remind book lovers to get off the laptop and back to their first love.
Great GiftS for Organizing Books
Personal Library Kit. This personal library kit comes complete with checkout cards and a date stamp for keeping track of any books you lend.
Book Embosser. This embosser ensures that book lovers can make their permanent, personal mark on their own library.
Personalized Bookends. Keep books in place and looking lovely with a personalized oak bookend with a built in vase. But if these bookends aren’t quite right, the Book Riot archives offer many more possibilities, from dragons to pineapples and more.
Great Reading Aids for Book Lovers
Wooden page spreader. This little tool can help readers hold books open with one hand.
Book Seat Reading Pillow. This reading pillow is a great option for hands-free reading. I use mine for reading when folding laundry—it holds the book at just the right angle.
The Book Lover’s Journal. This journal has space for listing books read, books to read next, and books lent out to friends.
Great Wearable Gifts for Book Lovers
To Thrill a Mockingbird Dress. A print of vintage books makes for a pretty summer dress.
A Litographs T-Shirt. Get the entire text of a favorite book—Pride and Prejudice, Outlander, The Count of Monte Cristo, and more—on a T-shirt. Litographs also sells posters, scarves, and tote bags. If these T-shirts aren’t quite right, there are many more options.
Great Bags and Accessories for Book Lovers
A Classic Book Cover Tote Bag. Pick out a tote bag with a vintage book cover (any many other designs) from Out of Print books. (Out of Print also has T-shirts, mugs, and much more.) Or check out these bookish totes.
Olde Book Backpack. This cute backpack let readers carry their books in a book. (And it looks a little like a TARDIS, a bonus for Doctor Who fans.)
Book Spines Lunch Bag. Because books aren’t the only nourishment a reader needs.
Purrrrfect Books Wallet and Phone Case. Book and cat lovers can keep their phone and cash handy with this fun wallet, adorned with purrrfectly punny book titles.
Great Decorative Gifts for Book Lovers
Personalized Book Lover Throw Pillow. This pillow makes sure readers always have a spot on the couch to curl up with their book.
Reading Woman Calendar. The women in this calendar are inspiration to keep reading all year long.
Paper Book Light. This pretty book light adds ambiance to any room.
Ideal Bookshelf Custom Print. Artist Jane Mount will create a custom print of a reader’s favorite books. Ideal Bookshelf also offers pre-made prints, mugs, and shirts with bookshelves of specific book series, genres, and themes.
Book Wreath. This pretty wreath is a nice adornment for any book lovers’ door (as long as they don’t mind art made from book pages).
Library Nook Car Seat Cover. Book lovers can take their passion on the road with these car seat covers.
Great Drinking Gifts for Book Lovers
Book Lover Wine Glass Charms. Book club hosts will find these wine glass charms to be especially handy.
Great Drinkers Shot Glasses. A fun gift for anyone who’s wanted to have a drink with Dorothy Parker or Oscar Wilde.
Book Drunkard Koozie. Keep those canned drinks cool with a koozie featuring a quote from L.M. Montgomery.
Library Card Coasters. Library lovers can protect their furniture with these fun coasters.
Great Edible Gifts for Book Lovers
Literary Fortune Cookies. Instead of the usual fortunes, these cookies feature quotes from great authors.
Novel Teas and Tea Tins. Book lovers can enjoy a cup of Oliver Lemon Twist or Don Quixotea, stored in its own special tin from Novel Teas. Choose just one or get the whole set.
Bookish Cookies. Make your own cookies or give a cookie cutter to the bookish baker on your list.
Great Fun and Games Gifts for Book Lovers
Book Lover’s Scrabble. This version of Scrabble is like the regular version, with a view variations, such as the option to use author names.
Bring Your Own Book Game. This game asks players to look through their favorite books for the cleverest dating advice, tabloid headlines, and more.
Lit Chat Conversation Starters. Get a conversation about books and life going with the 100 questions in this deck of Lit Chat cards.
Great Kids’ Gifts for Book Lovers
By the Book: A Novel Stacking Puzzle. This puzzle will get little ones started early with the constant book lovers’ challenge of strategically stacking books to fit your space.
Barn Bookcase. This whimsical bookcase is a fun addition to a young reader’s room
Storybook Baby Hat. A section from Alice in Wonderland adorns this sweet hat for newborns. You can also choose from Black Beauty, Peter Pan, and other classics. Or you can choose a Storiarts scarf, T-shirt, or tote for adults.
Book Spines Kids’ Dress. Get your littlest reader all decked out in this adorable dress.By signing up you agree to our Terms of Service