Five Gifts Ideas For The Book Lover In Your Life

A bookworm is often easy to buy for: we want more books! But before you take the easy route and buy a gift card for the bibliophile in your life, consider these more creative options.

1. Book marks: We can never have enough! Consider making some personalized for your recipient, as we always appreciate knowing our loved ones support our reading habit!

Some of my favorite bookmarks. The two on the left are handmade.



2. Book of the Month Subscription: If you have a bookworm in your life who relishes in the smell of brand new books and/or loves checking out the newest releases, BOTM is a fantastic gift. At the start of each month, members can choose from five titles and the book comes in the mail!

You get a free bookmark each month too!



3. Your favorite book: Most avid readers I know enjoy reading a book recommended by someone they’re close to. Regardless of whether or not you think the recipient will like the book, your opinion will be valued. Plus it provides a special opportunity for discussion and connection.

My shelf of favorites I pick up cheap, to give as gifts.

4. A book journal: Don’t worry about whether or not your recipient will use the journal, I guarantee they will eventually! And we already have one, we’d love another!



5. A book from their TBR List: My wish list is at least a mile long so there are plenty of options. My list is also prioritized (in my head!) There are certain books I’ve been keeping an eye out for years, out of print editions and the like. Receiving one of these as a gift is always extra special. If you’re giving to an avid reader, think of what they are most interested in and find a book on that topic, or a novel that revolves around the subject. Ideally you’d want to give a book the recipient hasn’t read before. but that’s not necessarily a deal breaker. Sometimes I read a book from the library or pass my copy on, then later wish I’d kept it.


Sure, you can always go with a gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble. It will burn a hole in your book lover’s pocket. In fact, he/she will probably go online immediate following the gift opening to order some books! While this seems like an easy option and bypasses a great deal of effort, I encourage you to reconsider a more personal bookish gift. 

Any gift, but especially a bookish one, given with obvious thoughtfulness and personalization means a great deal more to the recipient than a gift card.

What are your favorite bookish gifts you’ve received?


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