Welcome to Book Riot’s 2019 holiday gift guide! We’ve got bookish gifts for all the readers in your life, from mugs to books to art prints, for budgets of all sizes. Get shopping!
Although this is technically an Advent calendar to countdown to Christmas, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t be happy to receive 15 pairs of Harry Potter socks any time of the year! The set includes 5 crew-cut socks and 5 low-cut socks in various House and Hogwarts designs.
Going green is a little easier when there are cute reusable shopping bags like this one. For the eco-minded recipient, or just anyone who needs a sturdy library bag, gift this reusable shopping bag depicting great reading scenes. This bag is made with 95% post-consumer waste, so not only will it be well-received, it’s good for the environment, too!
Help a young reader build their book collection with this gorgeous boxed set of six classic books! The set includes A Little Princess, Anne of Green Gables, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Secret Garden, The Wind in the Willows, and Peter Pan, each with matching colorful covers.
Do you have a little one or expectant parents on your gift list? This cozy flannel blanket with the text and illustrations of the classic picture book Guess How Much I Love You is a thoughtful and cozy gift for the winter holidays! Pair it with a copy of the book and you’ve got the perfect package.
There’s nothing better than staying indoors to read when it’s snowing outside, so gift the power reader in your life this Velocireader sweatshirt, and make plans to stay in and read! It’s a unisex sweatshirt and comes in wide range of sizes, plus the inside is so soft that you’ll want to live in it until spring!
Yes, there are planners but then there are reading planners. For the ultra-organized reader in your life—the person who extensively plans their reading weekends and makes TBR lists—gift them this planner. It’s specially designed for readers to include weekly and monthly views along with “books acquired” pages, bookshelf visuals to keep track of books read, spaces to record quotes, reading goals, book-to-movie adaptations, and more! Plus, it’s customizable.
Do you ever get nostalgic for the days of bean bag chairs? This Edgar Allan Poe-ka Dot Floor Pillow is kind of like a grown up bean bag chair, perfect for setting up a comfy reading corner! It comes in two sizes and is super versatile for various spaces.
If you know someone who needs a little literary guidance going into 2020, gift them this literary witches oracle deck. It’s a beautifully illustrated deck featuring female writers and trailblazers such as Toni Morrison, Mary Shelley, Sappho, and more, and it comes with a guidebook that will help you enhance your reading and creative life.
For your most organized reader friend, gift these bookish planner stickers. They’ll brighten any new planner, and encourage your recipient to be extra bookish in 2020. They also pair well with a planner or are great little surprise extras when slipped between the pages of a book.
Do you know someone who loves and appreciates James Baldwin’s writing? Get them the James Baldwin Secular Saint candle, a tall candle featuring a portrait of the literary great! Light it as you read or write, whenever you need to channel a little literary energy. This is just one of many writers honored in the Secular Saint candle series—you can also get Oliver Sacks, Virginia Woolf, Kurt Vonnegut, Edgar Allan Poe, Jane Austen, and William Shakespeare!
Keep all of your writing tools and love letters tucked away with this Jane Austen–themed pouch! The zipper pouch has an inside pocket and the exterior features an illustration of Jane accompanied by some of her very best quotes. This makes for an excellent stocking stuffer!
If you know a reader who has a New Year’s resolution of reading outside of their comfort zone, or someone who just really loves reading challenges, this journal is just the thing! Inspired by Book Riot’s annual Read Harder challenge, this journal contains exclusive reading challenges, pages to record thoughts and stats, and recommendations for each challenge!
A book cover wallet is a fun and unique gift that your book-loving recipient is sure to use every single day. Choose from a wide selection of colorful book covers, spanning from classics to poetry, and even add customization options in the form of buttons and RFID fabric.
For the reader who loves snail mail and stationery, check out this delightful stationery kit featuring a stack of books that can be personalized by color, ink, and name! You’ll get folded and flat cards plus envelopes and a notepad all stamped with your customization.
This bookmark works if you need an inexpensive gift for friends, librarians, teachers, gift exchanges, stocking stuffers, or if you just want to slip something extra in the books your gift this holiday. The snowy scene with the red fox is printed on quality linen paper, but you can also buy the bookmark as a digital download and print it yourself.
Is there anything more satisfying than leaving your mark on a book? For the avid book collector who likes to keep track of their book collection, gift a custom “from the library of” stamp so that they may stamp their collection to their heart’s content.
Gift the busy reader in your life a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month membership to Libro.fm, the audiobook service that lets you support your local independent bookstore with your digital audiobook purchase. Your gift will give your recipient a credit (or credits) that they can redeem for any audiobook they like. Bonus: Libro.fm is running a promotion where you can receive a free copy of Circe by Madeleine Miller for every 3+ month gift membership you purchase!
Libraries are a kind of paradise, and if you know a power reader or library worker who agrees, gift them this T-shirt featuring the much-loved Jorge Luis Borges quote! The shirt is made from ultra-soft material and features an exclusive design.
For the super reader who has always wanted their own library, you cannot go wrong with this beautiful, two-shelf library cart! Not only is this cart very useful for moving, displaying, and sorting books, but the solid wood elevates the look of this cart from industrial to library chic.
Count down to Christmas with this LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar! The set includes 24 mini doors that open to reveal a different LEGO piece to build your Harry Potter scene, including Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, Flitwick, and Hedwig figurines, plus other magical Harry Potter–themed LEGO pieces.
Gift the poetry lover in your life this beautiful watercolor print of one of Mary Oliver’s most famous lines from the poem “The Summer Day”: “Tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Just add a frame, and you have a gorgeous gift that will brighten any space.
For the classics-loving recipient on your list, grab a gift set from Literary Emporium! This Frankenstein set includes a collectable hardcover copy of the book, a T-shirt, and an enamel pin in an exclusive design featuring a quote from the book. Other classic gift set options include Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, Dracula, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Bell Jar!
Do you know someone who loves board games and the classic Choose Your Own Adventure novels? Pick up this fun collaborative board game based off of House of Danger by R.A. Montgomery. The game includes a deck of story cards, a board, and dice, and tells the story of strange activities at a local mansion. It’s sure to be a hit at your holiday gatherings! You can also buy the board game version of War with the Evil Power Master.
If you know someone who has always wanted one of those spinning book racks, like you’d find in a library or a supermarket but for your house, this end table is the answer. It spins 360 degrees and has two levels of shelving for your TBR stack! This is also the ideal gift for the reader who doesn’t have a ton of shelf space, as it pulls double duty as bookshelf and end table or nightstand.
With the new movie adaptation of Little Women hitting the big screen this Christmas, renewed interest in the classic novel makes this annotated edition of the novel very timely! Little Women has been annotated by John Matteson, an Alcott scholar and biographer. Complete with essays and full color illustrations, this is a beautiful gift for the ultimate Little Women fan.
A new year means a new planner, and this gorgeous Bibliophile planner is perfect for the organized book nerd! It features gorgeous paintings of books by Jane Mount throughout, along with quotations and literary holidays and birthdays. The planner is hardcover, so it will weather 2020 well, and the paper is of good quality with monthly and weekly layouts. The added ribbon marker and extra spaces to record your TBR make this planner practically perfect!
This is the perfect gift for the crafty crocheter on your list! The kit includes a book with step-by-step instructions to crochet Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid, Dobby, Dumbledore, McGonagall, Snape, and other Harry Potter characters! Also included is a wand crochet hook, and enough yarn to crochet Harry and Dobby, so your recipient will be ready to start immediately.