20 Gifts Perfect for Romance Readers

Picking just the right Christmas gift for someone  is never easy, and for bookish loved ones it’s twice as hard! You can always turn to the old gift card standby (after all, everyone loves free book money!) but sometimes you want to do something a little more specific. If you’ve got a romance reader in your life (or you’re a romance reader and looking for the perfect Christmas gift for yourself—I won’t judge), and you want to make sure you pick something that celebrates their favorite genre, this list is for you!

“Around the House” Gifts for Romance Readers

A beautiful bookmark is always a welcome gift for any bookworm, and an inexpensive option for givers with a small Christmas budget. This romance bookmark is both pretty and practical!

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These romance novel mini-book wine charms are too cute! Perfect for book club nights.

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I love this James Griffin romance cover art magnet, and it’s a great way to celebrate the beauty of the genre’s classic clinch covers. There’s a second magnet as well, if you want to make a set!

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Looking for a gift for someone who is a romance reader and a baker? These are technically Pride and Prejudice cookie cutters, but the silhouettes are general enough that these cookies could be any of their favorite (and delicious) romance heroes and heroines.

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This set of 24 postcards celebrates the vintage romance cover art of Enrique Torres Prat. They’re colorful, beautifully painted, and postcards are great multipurpose gift! I love to stick them up on a wall like an art mosaic.

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Not a fan of Prat’s work? Pay homage to the early day of the genre with this set of 17 Vintage Harlequin Cover Postcards from before the days of the mighty clinch cover.

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Bookish Candle for Romance Readers

Okay, four different types of candles, Jessica? But hear me out: you could mix and match them with other things on the list, or make an epic romance genre candle Christmas basket!

Described as “a very mild and gentle blend of honeysuckle, silk, cashmere, and tea” (what does silk smell like?), this Historical Romance candle is perfect for the dedicated historical romance fan! All it’s missing is the ever-present hero smell: Bergamot.

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You scream, I scream, we all scream for our favorite romance tropes, and for strawberry and champagne scented Romance Trope candles.

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Scented with champagne, pear, and pear blossoms, this Epic Romance candle will sweep your giftee away.

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This Romance candle is scented like raspberry, cherry, and sugar which frankly sounds like something I’d like to eat, so I’m going to bet it smells almost as good as a new book. It’s also available in 8 and 4 oz sizes!

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Mugs for Romance Readers

Know someone who’s tired of having their romance reading criticized in favor of books written by old dead white men? This “I only read the classics…” mug might be for them.

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Do not get between a romance reader and her book, especially if her “Hell hath no fury” mug is full of unconsumed caffeine.

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This (somewhat defensive) mug is for the romance reader who is definitely not late to every morning appointment because they were up late reading that shiny new release. Definitely not.

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Not a fan of the romance tropes candle? (How dare you.) This “My Favorite Romance Tropes” mug is super cute and features that all-time favorite: the fake engagement.

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This last mug is for the paranormal romance fan in your life, and all their beastly or fangtastic book boyfriends.

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Jewelry for Romance Readers

This romance comics bracelet is probably the most expensive item on this list ($80), but it was too pretty not to include. All the images are taken from retro 1940s romance comics and it’s decorated with Swarovski crystals.

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On the other hand, this romance novel bangle bracelet is a charming (and much less expensive) option. I particularly like the heart shaped glass charm with the flower.

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A simple but lovely little cuff to represent all those fictional boys that make the heart go pitter-pat. (And, let’s be honest, book boys really are better.)

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As necklaces go, this romance novel necklace is pretty uncomplicated, but I love its little book charm and red glass heart!

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The last but certainly not the least, this “romantic” necklace will let your friendly neighborhood romance reader show off their favorite genre.

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