I mean this was only bound to happen right? Even if I am a book lover, I struggled to compile this book lover gifts ideas guide. Why do you ask? Because the first thing that comes to mind when I think about what presents would be great is more books. What can make a book lover happier than that?
So, you guessed right, I couldn’t add only a list of books. Even if, but let’s get back on track! Also, I wanted to add to this book lover gifts ideas something original and exciting, which made it even harder. Alas, I am quite proud of the small businesses I managed to find. And believe me, my wallet wasn’t of the same opinion!
Before diving right in, because we have a lot to look at, I wanted to talk about how everything started. I can hear you saying, you write about books and we know, so this is not some genius idea to come up with. And I agree. But, in the last few years, books have changed meaning for me.
I started getting very passionate about them later on, between middle school and high school. So I haven’t exactly started that young. Yes, I read but nothing extreme. So whenever I saw people’s counts on books I always wondered, how could I call myself a book lover.
And I only realised lately that it’s not about a number. I mean, it’s an achievement that I am always in awe to see that people read 100 or more books a year, I mean I would love to! And hope one day to get to it too. But it’s more about the journey. As they say, with a goal it’s not about the end but how you got there. And I think that with books especially, this adapts very well. Every book lover can say to have travelled to new places and had an adventure, met mythological creatures and found themselves in another dimension, just by reading.
I mean, if this doesn’t convince I don’t know what will. So yes, I am a book lover. A bookworm, or however you want to call it. Ans you are too. Whether you read one or seventy books a month. What matters is how they make you feel.
Now, without getting too sentimental, because I owe books a whole lot in my life, the love for writing first and foremost, let’s dive in.
Whether you are after a present for a friend, a grandma, a sister, a mum or yourself, I hope you can find inspiration from these book lover gifts ideas.
What do you need when you read? Or what is the best way to show off your love for books when out and about? Clothing, you got it right! This sweatshirt is one of the first book lover gifts ideas that I found and set the pace for the whole research. I had featured some products from Miss Bohemia in our last year create your reading nook gift guide and had a chance to receive some of them through a subscription box. And they never fail to amaze me. It comes in plenty of different colours and the design too! And did I mention that it’s also fleeced inside, for extreme cosiness?
2. DIY LIBRARY KIT by MY PAPERCUT FOREST – £42.00
I told you that even if I struggled with these book lover gifts ideas, I had found some real treats. And, this is one of them. I thought, what better way to include books without adding them? A 3D paper library is an answer! You read that right. This kit helps you to create your reading nook, under a glass dome. The perfect gift for a book lover or yourself. Including all items, a craft knife and templates. Perfect to add to your library in between books, on your side table or your desk. Your pick! I fell in love at first sight with how this kit creates the perfect reading nook!
I have been following Stacey since the days of Fable and Black and loved her product to bits! I have plenty of her pins and still can’t take my eyes off them, because most are book related, the colours, quality and design are always on point! Therefore, when I saw this bookshop print depicting a Scottish bookshop, I thought it could make an amazing book lover gift idea. You can have it in two different sizes. This is a black and white print, but in case you are looking for more colours, head over here for a watercolour version.
4. 100 BOOKS SCRATCH BUCKET LIST POSTER by GIFT REPUBLIC – £12.99
Are you up for a reading challenge? Trying to read more classics? Or know someone who is trying? Then this 100 books scratch poster is the perfect book lover present. A list of a hundred of the best novels ever written to scratch off. From classics to genre-defining books. Keep it in your room or near your reading nook, in the living room for everyone to see and participate maybe. You choose!
This is the worse pet peeve of every reader. You sit and someone calls you. You are at a crucial point and someone interrupts you. Argh! We all had those moments, whether it’s while reading or doing other things. This print is the answer to your problem, when someone comes near, just raise a finger to it and let them read. Bold colours and letters to set your priorities straight!
6. BOOK LOVER DECORATION by STACEY MCEVOY CAUNT – £5.00
I know that we spoke about unique Christmas decor only a week ago, but I thought that this would be more appropriate here. Because you must admit, that these book lovers gifts ideas would be as good as for Christmas as any other occasion. I have the same design on a sticker that has been on my laptop for two years and love it more and more when I look at it. Bright colours printed on responsibly sourced cherry veneer wood. The perfect addition to your Christmas tree or around your bedroom or reading nook.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but no matter the number of bookmarks I have, I always appreciate getting more. Maybe it’s because I misplace them, lose them or find them too nice to use, who knows! Anyway, I thought that a bookmark is a classic idea to include between book lover gifts ideas. But, if it fits also another theme it could be fun. And these house plant lovers stainless steel bookmarks are! A set of Monstera deliciosa, Pilea peperomioides, Calathea and a Sansevieria. I love how unique they look and the fact that they are etched in stainless steel, so they make them even more durable/
8. JAPANESE BOOKBINDING KIT by FABRICA DE TEXTURAS (TEXTURES FACTORY) – £40.43
Something I always fantasized a lot about? Binding my books. Because how cool would that be? Doing it from start to finish? I am always amazed but what you can do with raw materials and great handy work. This kit will teach you the Japanese technique of bookbinding to make a hardcover notebook. Not only you will get all the materials and instructions in English and Spanish, but you will also have at the end a fantastic handmade product to be proud of. And a new skill to nurture. The guys behind Fabrica de Texturas make them the most amazing craft kits I have seen around, so check them out for different ones.
Don’t worry if you still haven’t found anything yet between these book lover gifts ideas. Because there are plenty more to look through, so get ready!
Okay, I used to love having a paper reading journal, but keeping it up wasn’t always a priority. I now have everything on Storygraph, but if I would have more time to write everything down, this would be my choice! These journals come in different colours: rust, monochrome, floral and botanical. They have plenty of pages to write down your reviews, thoughts on books, reading lists and also blank pages to fill with your ideas. There are also pages to fill with your wish list, quotes, recommendations and bookclubs ideas.
10. READING BOOKS SOY CANDLE by GOOD CANDLES – £35.00
Did I get attached to a candle only by looking? I did indeed! I had already featured Good Candles earlier last week in our Christmas candle guide. And I couldn’t miss a chance to do it again! Scents of old books, concrete, cigarettes, croissant, newspaper and the smell of summer. That’s how this candle is described. And good thing, it sounds like an amazing day to spend reading in a café or cosied up at home. And also, because it doesn’t come only as a candle. Good Candles 10% of their sales to improve child literacy through the National Literacy Trust. Not only amazing in look and scent but also to help others.
Would it be a Christmas guide from me without a pin? You bet not! And, there could not be a better way of showing off your love for books or having someone else show it than with a pin. This rainbow spellcraft pin is perfect for every book lover and witch fan. Or even if you are looking for something colourful to add to your jacket or backpack. You are sure to never get wrong with a pin!
12. KINDLE PAPERWHITE by AMAZON – £74.99
Another book lover gifts ideas you ask? Well, in case you have someone that travels a lot and can’t bring their loved books around, an e-reader is the answer! It comes in different colours to choose from, it’s waterproof, be connected to Wi-Fi and can also be used paired with Audible. So it’s a win-win. I am still using one of the first models that Simona got and then handed over, or mostly I just took it over. But to be honest with you, whether it’s Kindle or another e-reader, I think it’s a great investment.
If you are a book lover that goes around a lot, you know that stashing your book in your bag or backpack always ends up ruining them. Whether it’s with a spill of water or a frayed edge while you need to get off the bus. Because of this, I started using book sleeves and find them so much easier to bring around and no ruined books anymore! These padded book sleeves come in handy not only for your books but also for small electronics like Ipads and e-readers. With a small pocket on the front to keep your bookmark or pens in place. And this golden lily fabric is too beautiful not to bring around!
14. KIDS BOOK SUBSCRIPTION by A POCKET FULL OF BOOKS – £14.00 +
An amazing way to get kids into reading is a monthly book subscription! The love for reading can start young and that’s what A pocket full of books is all about. A monthly subscription for kids aged from 3 to 12. Offering monthly subscriptions and single boxes. I know I wait excitedly for the postman for my book subscription every month, so I am sure kids would love this! Just pick your favourite option, reading preferences and reading level and get ready to be surprised! You will get a book, activity magazine, book reviews questions and a special gift. Also with every subscription sent a new tree is planted in the global reforestation program. And also, for Christmas, they are offering a special Christmas Eve box you don’t want to lose!
A pocket full of books kindly offered our readers a 10% discount on any of the subscriptions or single boxes using code GRUMPYOLIVE1O at checkout! The code will be valid until midnight on 24th December!
Lastly, I could not miss a book gift set between these book lover gifts ideas! So if you are a fan of ancient poetry and Sappho this box is for you. But fear not, in case you aren’t because literary Emporium offers plenty of different ones. What you will receive is a printed cotton t-shirt, a translation of Sappho’s poems and fragments and an enamel pin. I always admired her figure in Ancient History and even if not spoken as much as their male counterpart, her work is widely known and has been considered by many as one of the first feminists in history with her works.
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Well, this was a true tour de force! Even if these book lover gifts ideas were hard to find, they were also such a treat! As a book lover myself, I am very excited to have a chance to share these small businesses with you and all these bookish products.
Which one was your favourite book-lovers product? Would you like to receive any of them for yourself or gift some to your friends? Let me know down in the comments!
Before I leave you, if you are still after some more book lover gifts ideas, check out last year reading nook gift guide and books on the go gift guide. And if you are still after some more presents check out here. We have also just posted some sweet and savoury treats you might want to check out. From amaretti cookies to Asian Brussel sprouts satay roast, mixed berry pie and stain glass window cookies.
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