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Sweat, Read, Repeat: Literary Gifts for Athletes

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Katie Moench


Katie Moench is a librarian, runner, and lover of baked goods. A school librarian in the Upper Midwest, Katie lives with her husband and dog and spends her free time drinking coffee, trying new recipes, and adding to her TBR.

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With the holidays fast approaching, you’re no doubt looking for gifts for the special folks in your life. Here at Book Riot, we’re experts in finding fun presents of all kinds, especially for anyone who might appreciate something bookish. And furthermore, we’re great at tailoring those gifts to embrace hobbies besides just reading so that you can look like the ultimate friend/child/sibling/etc. when you hand over a perfectly personalized present.

For example, maybe you’ve got someone in your life who’s both devoted to their literary habits and their athletic pursuits? In that case, you’ll definitely want to check out the gifts below, that provide a wide range of choices for your favorite sporty reader.

Whether their sport of choice is biking, baseball, or just being outside, you’ll find something here to celebrate their love of athletics AND their love of reading. With options from personalized bookends reflecting their favorite game to practical gear with a bookish flair to wear during workouts, these gifts will be a great addition to any athlete’s wishlist and will allow you to support small shops at the same time.

From bookmarks to training journals, you’ll want to wrap up these gifts for all the reader athletes in your life — and maybe grab something for yourself too!

Book Nerd hat

Keep the sun out of your eyes when working out with this nerdy book hat. $21

Bookish waterbottle

Staying hydrated is super important for athletes and with this bookish water bottle, you’ll be able to track your water consumption easily! $33

Book nameplate with soccer ball

Gift these personalized sports bookplates to your favorite athlete to help them track their library. $16

book bag tag

Every book bag needs a book tag! FlipTurn Tags will customize a tag for your favorite sport, or you can choose from their collection of best sellers. They also carry stickers, masks, and mugs that would make a perfect gift for your favorite coach! $5

Tank top with stack of books on it

Throw on this bookish tank top for your next workout! $20

Sports ball bookends

Give a gift that pays tribute to your athlete’s favorite game with these personalized bookends! $45

Hockey bookends

If you have a hockey player who loves books, gift them these bookends to hold up their collection. $32

Football bookends

These vintage bookends are sure to be a hit with any football lovers in your house. $38

Bicycle bookends

Your favorite cyclist will love using these bookends to organize their literary collection. $59

Bicycle bookmark

If you’re looking for a stocking stuffer, grab a sporty bookmark for your favorite athlete! $9

Race log journal

Gift the runners in your life this race log, with plenty of room for stats and pictures. $17

Still looking for more great, bookish gifts? Check out our Book Fetish archives. And if you’d like to add some sporty books to go with the gifts above, we’ve got plenty of recommendations.