In this gift guide, you’ll find fabulous suggestions for Christmas gifts for book lovers. They’re perfect for the bookworm in your life!
It’s easy to buy Christmas gifts for book lovers, right? You just need to get them some new books!
Well, yes, as a bookworm myself, I’m always happy when I receive new reading material. And Mark has a pretty good track record of picking out books that he thinks I’ll enjoy.
But there are plenty of other options that you could go for. Whatever your budget, I’ve picked out some fabulous festive gift ideas for the book lover in your life.
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Kindle and Kindle Accessories
Book lovers tend to have pretty strong opinions on whether they like e-readers or real books. Well for the record, I like both!
If your book lover is in favour of e-readers then a Kindle is a great idea for a gift.
And if you buy someone a Kindle, or if they already own one, then a new cover is another good idea for a gift.
This Kindle cover* from Fintie comes in a wide range of colours and patterns, so it’s easy to pick one to suit your loved one’s taste. But be sure to get the right one to fit the model of Kindle, or keep the receipt if you’re not sure which one to get.
Remember reading under the covers by torchlight as a child? This next idea brings that right up to date!
A clip on Reading Light* like this one from Topolek solves the problem of how to read when someone else is trying to sleep.
It’s suitable for use with e-readers as well as paper books, and has three different light colour temperatures.
Gifts Inspired by Favourite Books
Most book lovers can pick out their favourite book. So if you’re searching for a special present, why not use that as inspiration?
I’m sure they’d be over the moon with an unusual binding or edition of their favourite, if you’re able to track one down.
One of my perennial favourites is a Charlotte Bronte classic. So I’d love to add this leather-bound edition of Jane Eyre* to my bookshelf.
I’ve seen these Book Cover Mugs around quite often, and I think they look fab. The Literary Gift Company have a range of mugs based on different novels, and I really like this classic Jane Eyre Penguin Mug*.
Book Shelf Gifts
If you’re looking for a bigger gift for a book lover then how about this unusual Oak Book Shelf from The Holding Company, inspired by step ladders.
It stands against the wall without needing any screws or wall fixtures. So that means it would be ideal for anyone who is living in rented accommodation as well.Or why not pick out a pair of book ends to go on their existing bookshelf. You can pick out something to suit their taste in books, from these Gothic Dragon Bookends* to something more modern like this Reader bookend*.
Writing Gifts for Book Lovers
Or why not pick up a Reading Journal like this one, to help your loved one keep track of their reading list?
With plenty of choice online, you’re sure to find one to appeal to their tastes.
I use them for all sorts of note taking, and I’m always really happy to receive one as a gift.
If you wanted to get something more reading-related, this Moleskine Book Journal* would make a lovely Christmas gift for a book lover who likes to keep track of their reading.
They say that everyone has a book in them. So this gift is perfect if you’re buying for someone who wants to finally write theirs.
This Ready Set Novel journal* will help them with the planning process, so next year could be the year that they write their first novel.
This Waterman Expert Matt Black pen* is beautifully made, and there are plenty of other pen sets available to choose from.
Other Book Related Gifts
I love this Literary Map Poster, which is features the names of 185 authors making up the map of Britain.
You’ll find all sorts of other fab book-related posters to buy at The Literary Gift Company.
Next up is this fab Banned Books Tote Bag*, covered in the names of books which have been banned at one time. I was actually shocked to see some of the names on there – I’ve certainly read a few of them!
And if your book loving friend also loves a cuppa then this Books and Tea Make Me Happy mug will be a perfect gift. you can personalise the mug to add the recipient’s name and favourite drink.
Or for something totally different, how about this quirky little Purple Book necklace? The book is handmade and leather bound, with pages made from Fabriano paper that you can actually write on. The front and back papers are recycled from old Ordnance Survey maps, and no two necklaces are the same.
One Last Thing…
As a self-confessed bookworm, I’d be happy to unwrap any of these gifts on Christmas morning. But if you’re really struggling to choose, an Amazon Gift e-voucher* or gift card will always go down well. There’s a wide range of card designs to choose from, and you can pick the amount that you want to put on the card.
Or alternatively, if you buy National Book Tokens, they can support their local book shop – prices from £5 up to £250