It can be tricky to find an original gift idea for an avid reader or bookworm. They already own a lot of books, so sometimes you need to think outside the bookcase for a gift they’ll never forget. If you’re struggling for a gift to get your favorite bookworm, don’t worry. Here are 50 creative and original gifts to give the book lover in your life.
1. Card Catalog: 30 Notecards for the Library of Congress
30 beautiful reproductions of notecards from the Library of Congress. Comes in a replica card catalog drawer.
2. Leg Bookmarks
Handmade bookmarks featuring the legs of beloved characters such as the Wicked Witch of the East, Harry Potter, the Hobbit, and more. Close your book and it looks like their legs are sticking out! Super cute.
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3. Novel Teas – Tea Bags with Literary Quotes
Includes 25 individual teabags with literary quotes. Would go perfectly with the next item on our list…
4. Banned Books Mug
Celebrate the books that are most often challenged and censored. This banned books mug features the titles of controversial books, and when you pour a hot liquid inside they become crossed out with a black censorship marker. These 12 oz. ceramic mugs are super cool, but not dishwasher safe.
5. Jane Austen Books Coaster Set
This 6-piece set features covers from 6 beloved Jane Austen classics.
6. Old Books Perfume Oil
Old books perfume oil is a scent reminicent of libraries and used book shops. The perfect gift for any book lover.
7. Personalized Hand Held Book Embosser
Custom made with the name of any booklover, this embosser allows you to claim and personalize your books in a unique way.
8. Personal Library Kit
Perfect for any bibliophile to keep track of their books when they loan them out to friends. Let them turn their collection into a personal library with checkout cards and date stamps.
9. Stack of Books Lockets
Gorgeous handmade books in a stack. Each book is an individual locket. Books are in bronze, silver, and gold. Lovely literary gift and perfect to give to writers or librarians.
10. Book Handbag or Purse
Handmade from hardcover books, these are unique and fun gifts for any booklover.
11. Clear Acrylic Book Weight
This clear book weight holds your book open for you, for a hands free reading experience. It’s perfect for combating the wind when reading outside or while doing activities that keep your hands busy like cooking.
12. Floating Bookshelf
These concealed floating bookshelves create a fun and unique way for any reader to display their favorite books.
13. The End Dramatic Bookend
A statement piece and a fun way to display books with this stand-alone bookend.
14. Scrabble: Book Lovers Edition
Sure, you’ve played the regular Scrabble board game, and there’s a good chance the book lover in your life enjoys it. But this is the Scrabble Book Lovers Edition.
It comes with a special set of rules specifically designed for players who can make literary references, and proper nouns (when they relate to books) are allowed, unlike in the regular Scrabble board game.
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15. Vintage Book Planter
This fun gift combines the love of reading with that of gardening. My Booklandia takes vintage books and turns them into a planter, making the perfect decor for your home that looks like a stack of books. Each planter comes with a 4″ pot.
16. Book Journal
Your reader can keep track of their favorite books and stories in this handy book journal.
17. Alice in Wonderland Book Case for Kindle
This Alice in Wonderland book-style case for Kindles will give any bookworm the feeling of reading a hardcover book with the convenience of a Kindle. Also available as Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, and The Secret Garden.
18. Reader’s Night Stand
This night stand is perfect for any bookworm, with four shelves to keep all of their favorite books close at hand when they’re looking for something to read before bed.
19. The Book Seat – Book Holder and Travel Pillow
Any reader who is also a traveler will always take books with them on the plane, train, or bus. This gift is perfect, it doubles as a book holder and a travel pillow.
20. Wizardy Buttery Drink Soy Candle
Literary candles are a popular gift for book lovers. Wizardy Buttery Drink is perfect for fans of Harry Potter as it’s designed to smell like Butterbeer from the popular books and movies. The same company makes other delightful candles for book lovers, including Sherlock’s Study, and the divinely scented Old Books.
21. “The Raven” Infinity Book Scarf
This stylish infinity scarf features a quote from Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven”
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22. Antique Book Tissue Dispenser
Perfect in a booklover’s personal library, this wooden tissue box holder features three beautiful antique books.
23. “Once Upon a Time…” Necklace
This gorgeous necklace is a silver scroll featuring the famous first words, “Once upon a time…” This a great gift for any reader who loves classic fairy tales.
24. Library Books Pencil Cup and Storage
Give your favorite bookworm a practical gift with this desk top organizer. Made from wood to look like gorgeous vintage hardcover books, this organizer features pencil cups on the top and a discreete drawer for storing other office suppies.
25. Rechargable Clip-On LED Book Light
A compact, rechargeable book light so your favorite book lover can stay up late finishing a book without disturbing their partner. This model is fantastic because you can select from three levels of brightness for the perfect reading light.
26. Book Lover’s Slipper Socks
This is a gift that’s cozy and fun. Slipper socks make chilly fall nights and winter days much more comfortable and warm, perfect for cuddling up to read a good book. These socks are perfect for book lovers as they say on the sole exactly what they’re thinking: “If you can read this…bring me a book.” Comes in six color options.
27. “Just One More Chapter” Pillow
This throw pillow makes an adorable addition to any couch, bed, reading nook, or cozy library chair. And it says the thing that all readers are thinking, “Just One More Chapter.” Available as just a cover or with filling
28. Stack of Books Jewelry Box
This cute four-drawer jewelry box looks like a stack of books on top of your dressers or vanity.
29. Book Bath Caddy
Let your favorite bookworm enjoy a relaxing bubble bath, a glass of wine, and a good book with this stylish bamboo book caddy.
30. Modern Bookcase
A cool and creative way for any reader to display their favorite books in their home on this modern style bookcase.
Comes in espresso or white finishes.
31. Specialty Book Soaps
Let your favorite reader add a little of their favorite books to bath time. These gorgeous specialty soaps come shaped like an open book and are scented specially for book lovers. The Soap Librarian makes general scents like “Old Book” and book-specific ones like Sherlock Holmes, The Secret Garden, or Pride and Prejudice. If your giftee doesn’t like bar soaps, they also make bath salts and bubble baths with literary themes.
32. Lazy Reading Prism Glasses
Comfortably lie back while reading your favorite book with these handy prism glasses. Great for bookworms who often stay up late reading “just one more chapter.” Makes a great Secret Santa gift!
33. Hammock with Steel Stand
A comfy and colorful way for your favorite bookworm to relax and enjoy their favorite book in the great outdoors. The included stand means this hammock can be set up in the shade of a tree or on a sunny porch.
34. Library Bookshelf Blanket
Cuddle up with your favorite book and keep warm with this gorgeous throw blanket featuring a bookshelf full of beautiful vintage books.
Available as a fleece, minky, or sherpa blanket in three sizes.
35. Literary Lacquer
Gorgeous nail polishes created in honor of great books and characters readers love. You’re sure to find the perfect one for the reader in your life, like The Wrinkle in Time Collection, Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, or Mr. Darcy (pictured above).
36. Book Safe with Key
Book safes are perfect for avid readers since they can easily hide their valuables among all of the books they own. Great for hiding cash, passports, jewelry, and other valuables from roommates or intruders.
37. I Like Big Books (and I Cannot Lie) Tote Bag
A super fun tote bag with a play on that famous Sir-Mix-A-Lot song. Avid readers will enjoy carry their books around in this funny bag.
38. William Shakespeare Chocolate Gift Set
Give a gift that’s a little sweet and very clever. This gorgeous gift set features 9 individually wrapped chocolate pieces that feature images of William Shakespeare and quotes from his writing. They’re perfectly packages for gift giving.
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39. Once Upon a Time Art Print
This is a lovely art print for any reader. The illustration is printed on a book page to create a unique poster.
40. My Weekend is All Booked T-shirt
This fun t-shirt for bookworms is available in youth, men, and women’s sizes in a variety of colors. This shirt celebrates what all avid readers want to spend their weekend doing: diving in a good book (or several!).
41. Magnetic Poetry Book Lover’s Kit
This is cute! We’ve all seen those “magnetic poetry” fridge kits with words you can re-arrange, but this one is specifically meant for book lovers!
This kit includes over 200 book-lover themed words and word fragments for them to re-arrange to their heart’s content, on their fridge, magnet board, or other magnetic surfaces. The reviews for this one (at the time of this writing at least), are 100% positive!
42. Folded Book Art
This is a clever gift any book lover would appreciate. Delightfully Booked takes used books and transforms them into art pieces by folding the pages. They have a variety of designs available so you can pick the perfect one for your reader. They will even do custom book art. These look great displayed on a bookshelf with their favorite books.
43. Luxury Library Bookcase Chair
Get them a chair that doubles as a bookcase. This is a booklover’s dream chair! It creates an instant library in any room of the house.
44. Book Decals for Stairs and Steps
These easy to apply vinyl decals can be customized to any booklover’s favorite books for a creative home decor option.
45. Literary Lip Balms
Delicious hand-made, all-natural lip balms inspired by classic literature and characters. Tinker Bell is pictured aboved.
46. Book Lover Gift Box
This complete gift set is perfect for any book lover. It comes with a mug that says “F*ck off I’m reading,” one candle that says “Smells like a good climax,” a ceramic teaspoon, a “Ground Coffee Breath” lip balm, a mini test tube of local ground coffee, and a muslin bag of matches. You can even add a gift box to your gift.
To make this gift even more personal, since each one is made to order, you can customize the message on the mug, candle, and gift card. Create a truly unique gift for your loved one.
47. Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany
Bibliophile is a compilation of all the bookish things that readers love. Janet Mount compiled this tribute to books that includes her own vibrant illustrations. It includes sections like Beloved Bookstores, writing rooms of famous authors, and even breakdowns of famous literary foods and meals. This is a beautiful and fun gift for book lovers.
48. Tiny Book Charm Necklaces
A great and personal gift for the book lover in your life. Get a miniature charm necklace of their favorite book.
49. Fictitious Dishes Book
For the foodie booklover, this book includes pictures of food from famous books. Pair it with this Tequila Mockingbird book for a complete meal.
50. Literary Paper Dolls
This is a cute and fun gift features paperdolls of famous authors like Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, and William Shakespeare.