Deciding to write a gift guide for readers is like deciding to write a gift guide for myself. I love books, I love talking about books, I love walking through a bookstore and picking up books. The idea of going on Survivor or living in the Big Brother house without a book to keep me company leaves me short of breath. Have I thoroughly qualified myself as a book lover yet? As someone who is worthy to write this gift guide? I certainly hope so because I’ve had a great time hunting down the perfect gifts.
I’ve made sure to include items big and small, items for many budgets, items that can be Amazon Primed to your home (or directly to the recipient) and those that can be personalized and should be ordered immediately to allow for processing time.
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Gift Guide for Readers
AirPods – Earbuds? For a reader? If the person you’re giving gifts to loves audiobooks, they will love this as an easy way to listen to their books all day long.
ZeeBee Leather x CopyCait Bookmark – I’ve already purchased a few of these leather bookmarks and I should probably order a few more just in case. Tuck these into one of the books linked below and you’ve got the perfect gift.
Jane Austen Face Masks – Pair these with the next gift on our list, and you’re set!
Jane Austen Boxed Set – These caught my eye because they’re pretty, but we’re guessing you might know someone who would love to own and display the complete works of Jane Austen.
Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer – Because who wants to stop reading to get up and microwave their coffee?
Plot Twist T-Shirt – Just because it’s fun!
Bibliophile Sticker – Let them wear their book nerdery loud and proud with this sticker.
Mystery Book Box – Available in 1, 3 and 6 month options, this $20 monthly subscription will send you 3-5 gently used mystery books. Give them information about books you’ve loved and books you haven’t so they can tailor your choices! Also available in a romance option!
Ideal Bookshelf Art – Choose framed or unframed options of collections like Jane Austen, feminist books, contemporary fiction and travelers.
Bliss Plush Throw – At under $40 and available in a ton of colors, this can be this year’s cozy go-to gift for people who love to curl up on the couch with a book or a movie.
CozyChic Socks from Barefoot Dreams – Cozy is the name of the game this year, have having toasty feet goes a long way toward making anyone feel relaxed. Grab a pair for everyone on your list!
Smoko Book Light – Look, we thought this one was cute as can be, but Urban Outfitters has a ton of booklights, many of which are more utilitarian for someone who wouldn’t appreciate this tiny anglerfish.
Books to Give as Gifts
I occasionally have a hard time choosing which books to give as gifts because I feel like the choice of reading material can be deeply personal. The books I’ve suggested here were some of my favorites this year along with a few that I’m looking forward to reading.
The links below go to Amazon, but we’ve also added this gift guide to our Bookshop page. Bookshop is an easy way to support independent bookstores from one large marketplace.