Literature lovers are notoriously difficult to shop for. Unlike movie lovers and comic book fans, there is rarely much merch for a favorite read. Before you go back to the bookstore̵7;s gift card, however, we have some suggestions!
Sure, the obvious gift for a bookworm is, you know, a book! But it’s hard to choose one you know he will like. If you can not afford to break the bank to give your friend a rare first edition of her favorite title, get her one of the amazing articles below instead.
The reliable suggestions below will never fail to make a bookworm happy:
- A book subscription: If you really want to give a book but are not sure which one, get your loved one a book subscription. For fascinating titles from independent publishers, check out the Indiespensable subscription. Unplugged Book Box contains both versions for young adults and adults and bookish swag. My first reading club is perfect for getting young people who are obsessed with books.
- An elegant diary: For the enlightened fan who loves to take notes, a new journal will be much loved. You can gift a classic notebook with blank lined pages or a theme magazine with prompts to capture specific thoughts about beloved readings. Upgrade and include an ultra-fancy pen!
- A bookmark: If your favorite reader uses bookmarks, you already have the perfect gift idea. From minimalist magnetism and fun metal springs to classic handmade leather, you can find something for anyone (unless they indulge in the dog-ear method!).
For the home
Elevate your loved one’s reading experience at home! From lighting to accessories, any of the following fun ideas will help them enjoy the reading angle even more:
- A reading lamp: If you want to give something practical that will surely get a lot of use, you can not go wrong with this. Bookish people love to crawl up to read in every corner of the house, and with a portable light they can. Clamping lamps attach to almost any surface, including books. Talk about convenience!
- A cozy candle: Reading like a light flickers is an unsurpassed cold weather ritual. Pick it up with a candle. Homesick’s Book Club candles offer a warm, spicy aroma and 60-80 hours of burning time. Byredo’s Bibliothèque candle is a more advanced alternative with a library-inspired scent.
- A mold: A hot cup of tea or coffee fits perfectly with a book. If you are unsure what your favorite reader’s poison is, a mug is a great gift. Take one with a book-like motif, like the titles of classic novels or beloved novels by women.
- Coaster: Your friend will need a place to put that mug! Help the enlightened lover of your life protect their furniture in the style of these typewriter coasters. They are the perfect practical gift that is also a conversation starter.
- Book support: If you feel like your friend’s home decorating style, bookends make a wonderful gift. They are something that readers almost never intend to buy for themselves. You can get them in almost any color or design, including sculptural marble or New York City silhouette.
- A bookshelf: For the reader whose bookshelves are always overflowing, a small shelf that is easy to hang or tuck in a corner is the perfect gift. The flowing style suits minimalists, while neutral bamboo fits in almost any decor.
Proper portability promotes comfort and focus when reading. The following things will help your favorite reader stay cozy all winter long:
- Casual clothing: If you are comfortable giving clothes, loungewear is perfect for anyone who reads. Just make sure it’s soft, loose and comfortable, like this cozy, oversized sweater or this matching set.
- Warm slippers: Cold tears are a huge distraction when you read. Help your friend keep them away with a pair of soft slippers. They are available in every conceivable color, so you can find a pair that suits someone’s taste.
- Noise-reducing headphones: Help your friend block distractions with a set of noise-canceling headphones or earphones. These days, even high-quality models are quite affordable! For more recommendations, check out this list.
- A cuddly blanket: When the temperature drops, it is very important to be cozy while reading. A super soft throw will keep your favorite reader warm and toasty. Try this plush fleece blanket in your recipient’s favorite color or a neutral.
- A beach towel: Of course, it will probably not be useful until next year. But if your friend is reading on the beach or by the pool, this is a great gift. You can keep it minimal with a classic neutral, or go more on the theme with one New York-bo print.
Unique and fun
If you are looking for something a little more unique, you can consider one of the following creative gifts:
- A book-like scent: This may seem risky, but it’s good for a serious reader you know well. Replica’s Whispers In The Library is woody and spicy, suggesting old books and even older buildings. Commodity’s Book is fresh, like reading a well – loved novel outdoors, while Demeter’s Paperback mixes the old paper scent with a touch of flowers.
- A literary Advent calendar: These are wonderful holiday gifts, and there are plenty of book lovers. This tea shop fits beautifully with autumn and winter readings. This literary quote calendar was designed for The New York Public Library and will make the perfect gift for any intellectual in your life. There is a children’s book calendar for younger readers too!
As it turns out, literature lovers are not so difficult to shop after all! Choose one or more of these thoughtful gifts for the readers of your life.