Bookish Stocking Stuffers: 15 Reader Approved Ideas

A collection of bookish stocking stuffers for readers young and old!

I still adore getting a stocking from my mom, but I know she sometimes struggles to find small, useful items to include! It’s tough when you’re limited to a certain amount of space and don’t want to spend a lot.

So, I wanted to create a collection of bookish stocking stuffers that readers will love to receive! The items on my bookish stocking stuffers list are small in size but pack a big punch. They are both useful and whimsical, so you can find the perfect combo for the reader in your life. 

Share in the comments if you still give or receive a stocking! What’s your favorite item to include or find inside?

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Bookish Stocking Stuffers


book light

Book Light

This is possibly the most useful bookish stocking stuffer that’s an actual small item they can open! There are countless options out there, but the reason I picked this one is the multitude of settings and colors! You can pick from nine different brightness / color levels so you’ll find the perfect setting for your situation. It’s also easy to clip on to your book or Kindle! | Amazon





Libro.fm Gift Bundle / Bookshop.org Gift Card

Think outside of the usual gift card box and put your gift card dollars to great use supporting indie bookstores! Your reader will truly appreciate money spent to keep small bookstores in business and both of these companies do just that. Libro.fm is the audiobook option and Bookshop.org is the physical book provider! | Libro.fm




book cover

Book Cover Ornament

Deck the tree with one of these adorable ornaments! You can choose the book cover, so the possibilities are endless. I’m planning to buy a few rom com books to add to my tree this year! | Etsy





Library Card Socks

These cozy socks will roll right up to fit into any stocking! I personally love the variety of cute colors and the subtle bookish touch. Out of Print has wonderful bookish items, so I always love browsing their selection. | Amazon






Cloth Edge Bookmarks

Bookmarks of any variety make great bookish stocking stuffers, but I think a unique type of bookmark makes the gift extra special! The fabrics from this shop are simply gorgeous and at only $5 each they’re a cheap bookish stocking stuffers option! | Etsy






Bookish Stickers

I decorate my Kindle cover with seasonal stickers throughout the year and even got one personalized with my Bookstagram handle! Nothing beats the creative designs and super cheap cost of these bookish stocking stuffers! Etsy has ENDLESS options, so have fun exploring! | Etsy





book sleeve

Book Sleeve

Another reading accessory that can be easily rolled up to fit in a stocking! Book sleeves are the new trend to keep physical books safe from creases, tears, and general wear and tear. Most readers like to bring a book with them….everywhere. So, a book sleeve will keep their book protected. | Literary Creations by Jenny





book darts

Book 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! |  Amazon





Popsocket for a Kindle

This is a genius hack for Kindle readers – adding a Popsocket to make it easier to hold! | PopSocket





AirPod Case

Any audiobook listener knows it’s always vital to have your headphones handy! These cases will jazz up their AirPods case and most come with a clip so they’ll never get lost again! | Target





book stamp

Personalized Book Stamp

If you’re looking for tiny bookish stocking stuffers, this rubber book stamp is a great idea! Readers will never have to worry about loaning books, once they’re name is stamped inside. I have this exact stamp and love the way it looks inside my books! | Etsy




Mini Bookish Candle

I have ALWAYS wanted one of these candles! The scents change frequently but are often book-focused. These bookish stocking stuffers are the perfect size and will appeal to any book lovers heart. | Etsy




book tea

Book Quote Tea

Pick your favorite author and enjoy a cup of tea inspired by their books! | Etsy





tbr cards

TBR Cards

Readers know that picking the next book to read can sometimes be quite a difficult task! These TBR cards are here to help. Throw this bookish stocking stuffers in your reader’s stocking so they’ll always have inspiration for their next read. | Etsy





100 books

100 Books Scratch Off Poster

This scratch off poster rolls up to make it the perfect sizes for a stocking! Each window reveals a book cover of an iconic book, so they can keep track of what they’ve read! | Uncommon Goods



Which of these bookish stocking stuffers would you like to receive?


For more holiday guides, be sure to check out my list of useful stocking stuffers and my book lovers gift guide!


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