45+ Christmas Gift Ideas for Book Lovers and Readers

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Unique Gifts for Bookworms That Aren’t Books

Can you believe that is already almost Christmas?! The time has flown by this year and I may have already tried to convince my husband to let me set up the christmas tree. 👀 As a reader, I want to share my favorite christmas gift ideas for book lovers, so that your loved ones will know EXACTLY what to get you.

Make sure to bookmark this page or send it over to that special someone for some unique gift ideas.

Christmas gift ideas for book lovers gift guide

Christmas Gifts Ideas Book Lovers Will Enjoy as Much as Reading

Rechargeable LED Book Light

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Nothing says I love you like a book light gift set. Not only is it a gift that they will love but it is also very practical. There have been many times that I am cozy in bed and able to keep reading late into the night because of having a rechargeable book light.

Book of the Month Subscription

I have been a BOTM user since the beginning of the year and you can’t beat its value! I love the ease of it and that you get a quality, new hardcover book every month. They have great selections and make a great Christmas gift idea for book lovers in your life. You can easily gift the subscription here!

Homesick Book Club Candle

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This Homesick book club candle is popular for a reason. It smells like warm nutmeg, amber, and sandalwood, which brings back all the cozy memories of reading in the library when I was younger. You can’t go wrong with this candle.

Book Club Gift Tote

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Book totes are a must whenever a reader is out buying new books. These bags on Etsy are so cute and also very true. I really love the Valkyrie Reading Room (ACOSF) book club tote. You can find it here.

Books Scratch Off Poster

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If the book lover in your life is always complaining or overthinking what they should read next then this bookish gift is perfect for them. This poster features 100 trending #BookTok books from multiple genres. It will be a work of art plus TBR inspiration. 😉 You can buy it here!

First Edition Book Cover Art Print

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Every reader has a soft spot for first edition book covers and these prints would make a great christmas gift idea for book lovers! They are both beautifully printed and would look great in a home library.

Amazon Bookmark Gift Card

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If you aren’t quite confident in buying a book gift, then you can never go wrong with a gift card. This Amazon gift card can do double duty as a bookmark and allow them to shop where millions of books are listed.

Custom Book Stamp

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A custom library stamp is a great option if you are looking for a more personalized gift. This one comes in multiple different designs that can have your book reader’s name on it.

Wooden Book Light

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I am in love with this wooden book light! You can customize it with a popular title of your favorite book or even a special book quote. This is a really unique gift for a reader that will go with all their bookish decorations. Check it out here on Etsy.

Novel Tea Book Tins

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A novel based tea set can make a great gift for bookworms. The cozy teas are perfect for curling up with a new book and they also taste really good!

Book Journals

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A book journal is a great practical gift that any reader would love. You can use them to keep track of reading stats, book reviews, book quotes, and keep track of your TBR. I love this journal from Hannah Azerang. It has a really cute aesthetic and is perfect for keeping track of your books.

Pens/Highlighters for Annotating

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A lot of readers actually love writing in their books *gasp*. I know it can seem weird but it is a special way to remember your favorite parts and makes it easier to go back and enjoy your favorite moments. These highlighters have no bleed-through and are perfect for books.

Book Tabs for Annotating

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Even if you don’t want to write in your book, book tabs are a great alternative to help save your favorite parts! You can either use traditional book tabs like the ones above or use washi tape! I personally love washi tape because then it doesn’t stick out the edges.


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Bookmarks are ALWAYS a needed gift. Most civilized readers don’t dog-ear their books which means we are always looking for something to save our place. I love all of these bookmarks and they are a perfect, inexpensive gift for book lovers.

Bookish Candles

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I know we already talked about candles above but I want to mention a few more of my favorites! Candles are something that everyone loves and if it involves your favorite fandom then it’s even better.

Book Page Holder

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Books can be cumbersome for some readers and nothing is more annoying than trying to hold open a book with one hand. That is where book page holders come in! They allow you to keep the book open while only using one hand, which is absolutely the best. 😍 Any reader would love this as a Christmas gift.

Book Club Coffee Mug

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Anyone who is part of the reading club would love a book themed coffee or tea cup! I am obsessed with these mugs. 😍

Wisdom Tree Bookshelf

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If you hate the TBR cart even though they are super nice, then maybe a wisdom tree bookshelf will be better for you. They are more aesthetically pleasing and can easily sit in your reading nook for easy access. It makes a great luxury gift for book lovers.

Custom Book Embosser

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Above, I talked about how a book stamp would be a great gift, but if you want to step it up a notch, go with a custom book embosser. This luxury book item will help make your library or loved ones even more special.

Book Rest Pillow

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I don’t have one of these yet, but oh my goodness I NEED one! This versatile book rest pillow is a perfect way to take a break from heavy books but still be able to read.

Book Sleeve

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This is a great christmas gift for book lovers because it helps keep our books safe while traveling. These can be used for paperback books or even your Kindle.

Special Edition Books

If you know the exact series or books that you or a reader loves, then buying a special edition book is a great option for a christmas gift! You can buy special edition books at places like Fae Crate, The Bookish Box, Illumicrate, and more. Act fast if you see one go up, they often sell out very quickly.

A Signed Book

Another option other than getting a special edition book is finding a signed copy! This is great if an author is having a local meet up or you can even buy pre-signed books at places like Barnes and Noble.

A Book Subscription Box

I love getting subscription boxes in the mail and love it, even more, when they are full of bookish goods. This is a great gift if you are looking for more of something that is already put together for you. Many of these boxes let you buy the box only one time or if you really want to splurge you can buy a couple of boxes in advance.

A Book Ornament

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A very classic christmas gift can be an ornament. You can go with a themed one like the Harry Potter ornament or ACOTAR, or keep it simply book themed. It will be a gift that they use every year and cherish.

A Bookish Puzzle

If your bookworm loves puzzles, then a bookish themed one is a great christmas gift. There are so many different ones out there, but I really love this one from Amazon.

Book Edition Game

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You may not know this but you can actually buy classic games that look like vintage books! These are not only a gift that is useful all year but will look beautiful on their library shelf.

A Book Shirt

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A book themed shirt or sweatshirt is a great christmas gift for book lovers! You can get general shirts that say bookish things or get a specific fandom-themed shirt. Make sure to shop small and check out Etsy! They have so many cool designs for bookish shirts.

A Bath Book Caddy

If you know that your reader has a bathtub or if you are buying it for yourself, then a bath book caddy is a great upgrade for self-care time. I love this one from Amazon because it fits your wine, snacks, phone, and your book!

Lit Chat Conversation Starters about Books and Life

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This is the perfect game to have around when you are meeting up with your book besties or even making conversations with your partner. There are prompts about books, ideas, and general life questions. It will make a great inexpensive gift for book lovers.

Secret Book Compartment

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If you are looking for a really unique book themed gift then this secret book compartment fits the bill! You can place it on your bookshelf as decor, all the while hiding items inside it. Its a really fun and unusual Christmas gift for any book lover.

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Wrap Up

OMGoodness! If you made it to the bottom of this giant list then give yourself a hug. I really hope this gift guide gives you some great ideas for Christmas shopping. Your book lover is going to be geeked with whatever bookish present you give them. 😊

If you feel like you need even more ideas, go check out this list of book recommendations from Barnes and Noble. That way you can give book-themed items AND some books for their out-of-control TBR. 😉

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  1. I absolutely love all of these Christmas gift ideas for book lovers. The time you have spent finding unique gift ideas is so appreciated. I really love that book scratch off poster and the wooden book light. Thank you for all of these wonderful ideas!

  2. I love all these ideas, especially the book club book bag. I’ve been in a book club for over 10 years and I think we all need a new bag for Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love this gift guide! We are a family of readers and book lovers, and your post is full of great gift ideas for kids and adults alike. Thank you for sharing!

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