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Gifts for Book Lovers: 26 Unique Ideas

The ultimate collection of unique gifts for book lovers

If you need gift ideas for readers in your life, I’ve got a complete list of the best gifts for book lovers! 

As a reader myself, I’m often asked what I want for birthdays and the holidays, so I love coming up with these type of ideas! I adore filling my home with bookish items and finding jewelry or clothing that show my love of books. Plus, there are a wide variety of reading accessories that make the experience even more enjoyable.

Within this list of gifts for book lovers, you’ll find home decor, clothing, accessories, jewelry, reading trackers and much much more!

When you don’t know exactly what types of books they like to read or what books they already own, it can be difficult to pick out a book. So these gift ideas will do the trick!

Every year I’ll update this list of gifts for book lovers with new options so you can find something original for your bookworm (or yourself)!

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Gifts For Book Lovers

  • Bookish Home Decor
  • Jewelry For Bookworms
  • Book Lover Clothing
  • Reading Accessories
  • Face Masks for Book Lovers


Bookish Home Decor


book pillowBook Pillows

There are endless options of adorable pillows with book quotes that any bookworm will love. Sometimes, you just need a reminder that all those book purchases are justified! | Amazon – $10





Book Posters

Decorate your walls with posters like this scratch off option. Reveal the book covers of the top 100 books of all time as you read them. | Uncommon Goods – $15







Every reader needs bookends! These are crucial for propping up books on bookshelves, counters, floors, or anywhere else in the house we store books. Grab a pair of unique bookends that fit your bookworm. | Amazon – $30




invisible bookshelves

Invisible Floating Bookshelves

My brother found these mind boggling bookshelves for me! They make it look like a stack of books is floating on your wall. The shelves are fairly small and easy to install, so they’re perfect for an apartment or any room in a house. | Amazon – $28





paper flowers

Paper Book Flowers

Jazz up a wall or table display with these large flowers made out of book pages! Etsy – $40






Book Themed Candles

Frostbeard is arguably the most well known company for bookish candles and they have an incredible collection of scents! Find everything from Old Books to Wizardy Buttery Drink to Sherlock’s Study! | Etsy – $7




book cart magnet

Book Cart Magnet

I just discovered these adorable magnets and am already buying a few for my own book cart. With the popularity of the book cart rising, I love that folks are coming up with ways to decorate them! This is one of the cheapest items on my gifts for book lovers guide, so it’d make a great stocking stuffer! | Etsy – $4





book ornament

Bookish Ornament

Target has a collection of these mini size books that you hang on your tree! Pick the one you love the most. | Target – $9




Jewelry For Bookworms


flower earrings

Paper Flower Earrings

These adorable earrings are made out of book pages! The ones pictured are studs, but this shop also has a variety of other styles and books from which to choose! | Etsy – $17






Lord of the Rings – The One Ring

A replica of The One Ring To Rule Them All from Lord of the Rings. Available in multiple colors and sizes. At less than $14, it’s a steal for endless power. | Etsy – $13






necklace book

Personalized Book Necklace

Choose the letter to accompany this tiny book necklace. This is a great neutral gift for book lovers when you’re not sure exactly what books they enjoy. | Etsy – $35






book charm

Book Charm Bracelet

This book bangle bracelet would be a perfect gift for teachers or book lovers. It features two simple charms, a heart and an open book. | Etsy – $15







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Book Lover Clothing


weekend is booked tshirt

My Weekend Is All Booked T-Shirt

I love the color, quote, and style of this shirt! It looks so comfortable! For less than $20, this seems like a steal. Plus, who doesn’t want to easily avoid making plans by letting people know you’re already reading 🙂 | Etsy – $15





book nerd

Book Nerd 3/4 Sleeve Tee

A cute, simple design! Choose from a variety of colors and enjoy a bit more warmth with this 3/4 sleeve length T-shirt. | Amazon – $15






Literary Text Scarf

Wear your favorite novel around your neck! I actually own this scarf and love the soft material and subtle print! This shop’s scarves are available in multiple classic novel styles. | Amazon – $35






Library Card Ankle Socks

Out of Print has the BEST bookish clothing, so it was hard to select just one item to feature. You can find everything in their shop, but these library card print socks are just too cute not to share. | Amazon – $14



harry potter glasses

Harry Potter Themed Glasses

This unique collaboration features sunglasses, prescription glasses, and blue light blocking glasses! The styles are designed based on each Hogwarts house, so you can choose which one suits you best! I love the subtle HP touches and the amazing glasses case! Diff Eyewear





Reading Accessories


Reading Tracker

My Excel Reading Tracker is ideal for anyone who loves to deep dive into their reading habits. It features a log to keep track of every book read as well as detailed charts and graphs to analyze the books you read! I’m also adding a To Be Read list to help keep track of books on your wish list. The 2021 version is available in my shop for only $5! | Never Enough Novels Shop – $5




book lover journal


Book Lover Notecard Journal

This unique “journal” features 24 double-sided notecards that are kept on a keyring and used to rate and review books read. The package also includes a cute pencil, log to keep track of who borrows your books, and a drawstring bag. | Target – $34





library kitPersonal Library Kit

My husband actually got this for my birthday and its so fun to use when I lend out books!! It includes a bunch of adhesive pockets and checkout cards. Plus, there’s even a date stamp so you know when the book is loaned out and returned. | Amazon – $22







mugFirst Lines of Literature Mug

This is one of my absolute favorite ideas of gifts for book lovers. I use this mug all the time and love the bright colors as well as reading through the various famous first lines. | Amazon – $14






book dartsBook Darts

These handy metal place markers are used to keep track of notable passages or quotes as you read. They won’t add bulk to your book or mark up the pages. Keep them handy when you want to easily remember specific parts of the book! Target – $9







What collection of gifts for book lovers wouldn’t include bookmarks?? Actually, I didn’t even think of this idea myself, but they are a perfect stocking stuffer or simple add on gift! Etsy is full of traditional bookmarks too, but I thought these corner bookmarks are a unique option as gifts for book lovers. | Etsy – $2





book cartBook Cart

These rolling metal carts are all the rage right now to keep our book piles under control! Readers can use this to corral their books or keep those they’re hoping to read soon within easy reach. | Amazon – $40






Book Of The Month Subscription

If you want to buy your reader books, but don’t know what to get them, a Book of the Month subscription is the perfect option. Each month, the company picks 5 books and allows you to choose which one to receive. Plus, if you don’t like any of the selections you can skip the month!

It’s a flawless system and they always choose intriguing books from a variety of genres. Get $5 off your first month with my link! | Book Of The Month



Make sure you check out my post dedicated to the best book subscription boxes too!



Face Masks for Book Lovers

To see a full list of options, check out my blog post dedicated to Face Masks for Book Lovers!


bookworm face mask Bookworm Face Mask

This Etsy shop is full of cute bookish prints! These are terrific and timely gift ideas for book lovers. | Etsy





ravenclaw face maskHarry Potter Face Masks

Pick your Hogwarts house and represent it with these face masks! These masks have a moldable nose bridge so you can ensure a tight fit. | Etsy





What are your favorite gifts for book lovers?

One Comment

  1. Such a great list! I already added a few gifts (ok, they are gifts for ME!) to my shopping bag! This is truly one of the best gift guides I have come across Rachel!

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