By Elizabeth Dubos
Are you currently feeling stumped because you do not know what to buy for the book lovers in your life? Do you want to give more than books or gift cards? Never fear, the gift guide for book lovers is here! This guide offers gift ideas (other than books or gift cards) for book lovers of all ages.
Disclosure: I am not sponsored by these companies or products.
The Night Owls
1. Hands-Free Book Light
This light is bright because it’s equipped with LEDs. It has a powerful rechargeable lithium battery which allows up to ten hours of brightness. The long-lasting battery is helpful during camping trips or power outages. It is lightweight, compact, and durable, which makes it easier for readers to take this book light anywhere with them. The book light has to be wrapped around an object in order to function properly. For example, a reader can put this light around their neck so they do not have to worry about crumpling the pages of their beloved books.
2. Sleep Less, Read More Throw Pillow
This pillow will allow comfort for your book lover who stays up late to read. It has a one-of-a-kind design individually cut and sewn by hand. The design is typography-based with black lettering. According to the artist, the pillows are fluffy enough to take naps on. They are available in four different sizes. You can use them as accent pieces for your living room or in your bedroom. The product includes the pillowcase design and a pillow insert.
The Adventure Seekers
3. Recycled Book Paper Lantern
The artist uses discarded maps and books to make these paper lanterns. This allows each lantern to be one-of-a-kind. This would be great for the book lover in your life who seeks adventure, because all they have to do is look up and see all the countries and cities. Also, the artist allows customers to request to make lanterns out of their favorite book.
The Physical Book Loyalists
4. Personal Library Kit
People who enjoy reading physical books accumulate many over the years, and can have impressive libraries. Often when people see these, they wish to borrow a book, so this library kit allows book lovers to share their books without the fear of never seeing them again. The personal library kit will bring back a sense of nostalgia because readers will get a stamped card every time a book is checked out. The kit features 20 self-adhesive pockets and checkout cards, a date stamp, an ink pad, and a pencil.
5. Book Stand
This book stand was modeled after the classic British reclining chair. It features adjustable pegs to hold the book firmly in place, so readers do not lose their page. It requires no assembly, is lightweight, and folds flat, making it easy for readers to travel with it.
The Young Adult Scene
6. Book Themed Candles
These candles will help set a relaxing tone for reading. The candles come in different scents and sizes, so there’s a candle to appeal to any book lovers. The candles are made with 100% soy wax, lead-free cotton wicks, and have reusable glass and aluminum containers. The available candle sizes are 8 oz., 4 oz., and 2 oz. If your book lover enjoys reading during rainy days, I would recommend the Rainy Day Reads candle because it has a relaxing fragrance blend of fresh rain, ginger, and lavender.
7. Library Card Cell Phone Case
Amazon features a stamped library card design for numerous Android and iPhones cell phones. This would be a fun gift for young readers because the phone case provides style and protection.
8. Literary Themed Tote Bag
Young readers are going to school or a job, thus they will need a bag to carry around their beloved books. This bag would even come in handy when your book lover heads to the library, so they won’t have to carry the heavy books with only their hands. Bookworm Boutique offers one-of-a-kind bag designs that are machine washable. In addition, the bags are constructed with premium canvas material and double-stitched to ensure everything stays in the bag. Their bags feature different sizes, colors, and designs, so your book lover could enjoy any of these literary themed tote bags. An interesting tote bag design is the blue-green watercolor hot air balloon with the quote, “Reading is like Dreaming with Your Eyes Open.”
The Coffee and Tea Lovers
9. Drink Coffee. Read Books. Be Happy. Throw Pillow
While the book lover in your life is drinking their coffee, you can give them this pillow to make their coffee drinking more comfortable and relaxing. It’s a one-of-a-kind design, individually cut and sewn by hand. This pillow design features a yellow floral background with black typography. The pillows are available in four different sizes: 16” X 16”, 18” X 18”, 20” X 20”, and 24” X 24”.
10. Novel Teas
This gift contains 25 teabags with literary quotes from famous books from the Victorian era. They are made with English Breakfast tea. This gift would be great for the book lover who enjoys reading classics.
11. Book Dragon Mug
Sometimes book lovers do not like being referred to as “book worms.” The term book dragon is more appropriate because it evokes bravery, adventure, and creativity.
12. A Reading Journal
This journal allows readers to track their reading and book progress. This is a step up from Goodreads because the journal encourages readers to explore new genres and new subjects to learn about. For instance, the journal asks readers to think about the book’s content and ask themselves if they were inspired by the topic to learn more. Readers can note that the genre interested them and were inspired to read more books of this genre. Therefore, this journal engages with the reader to enhance their reading experience. https://www.amazon.com/Reading-Journal-Lovers-Potter-Gift/dp/0307591662/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1544543871&sr=8-4&keywords=book+journal
13. Magnetic Poetry Kit
The kit includes over 300 magnetic sentence fragments, so writers can create poetry on their refrigerator. This is a fun and creative writing aid for all ages. Young writers can use this kit to expand their vocabulary, and adult writers can use it for inspiration.
14. Typewriter Laptop Sleeve
Typewriters are a nostalgic tool to write with, so writers will feel motivated every time they look at their new laptop sleeve. This laptop sleeve design features a sleek white background with a blue typewriter. The typewriter design wrote, “Write. Write. Write.”
The laptop cases have prints on both sides and feature a soft microfiber interior to ensure safety. They are available for laptop sizes 13” and 15”.
Edited by Abigail Mechley