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. And don’t forget that TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations, our customizable personalized reading recommendation subscription, is available for gifting!
Great Gifts for Book Lovers That Are Under $10
We love these sweet and easy stocking stuffers.
Find even more beautiful bookmarks at this Etsy store.
These three 1-inch pins are an easy way to wear your book love on your chest. Or check out our book enamel pin post for more possibilities.
Treat Yo’ Shelf to these sleek black pencils with slogans about the love of books.
This Bookish AF sticker may remind book lovers to get off the laptop and back to their first love.
Great GiftS for Organizing Books
This personal library kit comes complete with checkout cards and a date stamp for keeping track of any books you lend.
Another way to add a personal touch to your personal library.
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.
Great Reading Aids for Book Lovers
This little tool can help readers hold books open with one hand. Find even more handy thumb book holders here!
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.
This journal has space for listing books read, books to read next, and books lent out to friends.
Great Wearable Gifts for Book Lovers
This necktie is a fun way to get dressy and bookish.
Love Live Read Hand Warmers and Scarf
This scarf and matching hand warmers are perfect for staying warm all winter.
This book-shaped necklace can have your own secret message inside.
These casual canvas shoes are just one example of the many bookish shoes out there.
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
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.)
Book and cat lovers can keep their phone and cash handy with this fun wallet, adorned with purrrfectly punny book titles.
When it rains, it pours…books! When this umbrella gets wet, the books around its border appear.
Great Decorative Gifts for Book Lovers
This modern and sensual reader print is gorgeous. Find more book wall art here.
An important reminder not to disturb a reader immersed in a book.
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.
This pretty wreath is a nice adornment for any book lovers’ door (as long as they don’t mind art made from book pages).
Book lovers can take their passion on the road with these car seat covers.
Great Drinking Gifts for Book Lovers
This elegant mug is just one of many mugs available for book lovers. See our list of bookish mugs for more options.
Book club hosts will find these wine glass charms to be especially handy.
A fun gift for anyone who’s wanted to have a drink with Dorothy Parker or Oscar Wilde.
Library lovers can protect their furniture with these fun coasters.
Great Edible Gifts for Book Lovers
Instead of the usual fortunes, these cookies feature quotes from great authors.
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 a set.
Make your own cookies or give a cookie cutter to the bookish baker on your list.
Great Fun and Games Gifts for Book Lovers
This version of Scrabble is like the regular version, with a few variations, such as the option to use author names.
Audiobooks and puzzles go perfectly together! See this list of great book puzzles for more options.
This game asks players to look through their favorite books for the cleverest dating advice, tabloid headlines, and more. Find more literary board games here.
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
This whimsical bookcase is a fun addition to a young reader’s room. Find more sweet kids’ book storage ideas here.
Get this sweet baby bodysuit for the future reader in your life. Literatee also has T-shirts and other gear for adults and kids.
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.
Get your littlest reader all decked out in this adorable dress.
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