50 Unique Gifts for Readers in 2019 That Aren’t Books

It’s beginning to look a lot like…that time of year again. And whatever holiday you celebrate, gifts are probably involved. As a reader, I always love giving (and receiving) books. But sometimes it’s hard to know what friends and family have already read, or they may receive three copies of the same book. And sometimes it’s nice to get a bookish gift that isn’t actually a book. Our Book Riot store is a great place to start perusing. And when you finish looking there, here are 50 unique gifts for readers that aren’t books. From literary crafts you make to bookish clothing and games to tech gifts for reader, there are gifts for every kind of bibliophile on your list this year!

DIY Gifts for Readers

1.) A Tie-Dye Bookmark

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2.) A Hollow Book

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3.) Harry Potter Butterbear Lip Balm

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4.) A Homemade Leather Journal

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5.) A Clutch Purse Made of Recycled Books

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6.) A Bookish Clock

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7.) Crochet Book Covers

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Gifts For Readers Under $5

8.) Narnia Holiday Tree Ornament

9.) Magnetic Book Marks 

10.) Literary 2oz Candle 

11.) A Set of Bookish Library Cards

12.) Book Lover Pin

Funny Gifts for Readers

13.) Shhhh I’m Reading Socks

14.) Shakespearean Insults Poster

15.) Animal Butt Bookmarks

16.) Easily Distracted by Books Pin

17.) Fuck Off I’m Reading Mug

Tech Gifts for Readers

18.) Blue Light Blocking Reading Glasses

19.) Personalized Leather Ereader Case

20.) Cute Angler Fish Book Light

21.) The Scribd App (for access to over a million books and a reading tracker)

Bookish Gifts for the Home

22.) Book Shaped Lamp

23.) Alice in Wonderland Blanket

24.) Book Shaped Cutting Board

25.) Sarah J. Maas (or other literary) Candles

26.) Anne of Green Gables Pillow 

Experience Gifts for Book Worms

27.) Master Class with talks from authors like Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Judy Blume, and more

28.) Tickets to BookCon or another Literary Convention

29.) Book Binding Classes (like this one in Houston or this one in NYC)

30.) An At-Home Book Binding Kit

Gifts for Readers to Wear

31.) Elizabeth Barrett Browning Tote Bag

32.) I Closed My Book to Be Here Shirt

33.) Jane Austen Socks

34.) Custom Book Necklace

35.) Maya Angelou T-Shirt

36.) Novelist Book Writer Tie

37.) Frankenstein Headband

38.) Book Nerd Beanie

39.) Six of Crows Earrings

40.) Macbeth Gloves

Bookish Board Game Gifts

41.) It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

42.) Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Game43. 221B Baker Street Master Detective Game

44.) Dune Board Game

45.) Marrying Mr. Darcy

Super Luxe Gifts for Readers

46.) Shakespeare Cufflinks

47.) Ceramic Octopus Book Ends

48.) Cozy Faux Fur Reading Blankets

49.) Bathtub Reading Tray

50.) Solid Gold Vintage Reading Glasses Frames

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