20 Cool & Unique Bookmarks for Readers


A tried and true gift for any book lover is a bookmark. Readers can never have enough, and they’ll be pleased to receive anything that’s not a piece of cardboard with a tassel tied to it.

These bookmarks are cute, funny, and unique. They make a great gift when combined with a book or a clever stocking stuffer. Pick out one (or two, or three!) for your favorite bookworm. They’re sure to please.

1. Zipmark Zipper Bookmarks

Colorful zipper bookmark keeps your place and makes a fun and quirky gift for any bookworm. The plastic zipper makes it look like you’ve zipped your book shut.


2. Clip On LED Booklight Bookmark

Get two gifts in one: a cool bookmark to hold their place and a convenient LED booklight to light up their page at night. Makes a fun stocking stuffer for readers.


3. Help Me! Hand Bookmarks

Another colorful set of bookmarks featuring hands. It’s the perfect way to cry for help when you’re trapped in a good book you can’t stop reading.




4. Clip it Quote Bookmarks

This is a fun set of bookmarks that makes a fantastic stocking stuffer for book lovers. With four bookmarks included, they each have humorous quotes like “Fell asleep here” or “Just one more chapter.” I really enjoy the very true quote: “Never judge a book by its movie.” And of course, the final one is the ever appropriate “Book Nerd.”


5. Leg Bookmarks

Leg Bookmarks Reader Gifts

Handmade bookmarks featuring the legs of beloved characters such as the Wicked Witch of the East, Harry Potter, the Hobbit, and more.


6. Reading Lamp Bookmark

A cute red reading lamp to mark your page with. Note: it’s not an actual booklight.


7. “Be Right Back” Bookmark

Be Right Back Bookmark

This bookmark is perfect for any reader to mark their place in a book they can’t wait to get back to.


8. Finger Point Handy Bookmark

This bookmark points to the exact spot a reader leaves off in their book. Comes with 6 in different vibrant colors. Perfect for pleasure reading or marking textbooks.


9. Hippo Bookmark

Adorable bookmark of a hippo swimming beneath the pages. Perfect for animal lovers.


10. Sprout Leaf Bookmarks

These cute little green leaves make an adorable bookmark for any bookworm.


11. Yellow Submarine Bookmarks

You don’t have to be a Beatles fan to appreciate this cute bookmark! Made to look like a submarine, when you stick it in a book to mark your page it looks like it’s submerged underwater.


12. Metal Feather Bookmark

This is an elegant and classy bookmark. Makes a perfect gift for book lovers who read historical romance or fantasy.


13. Steampunk Cogs and Gears Bronze Bookmark

Steampunk Cogs & Gears Bookmark

This is an amazing and unique gift for any reader who loves steampunk. This bronze bookmark features gears and moving parts from a watch. It also has a tiny locket style box perfect for putting a photo or a note to the receiver.


14. Personalized Metal Bookmark

Personalized Metal Bookmark

This is a gift that goes beyond the flimsy cardboard bookmarks found in most bookstores. This personalized bookmark is made of aluminum and hand stamped with your beloved reader’s name. This is the kind of bookmark that becomes a precious keepsake.


15. Animal Butt Bookmarks

Animal Butt Bookmarks

A variety of handmade animal bookmarks as well as mythical creatures like mermaids and unicorns. You’re sure to find one of your reader’s favorite animal.


16. Abducted UFO Bookmark

This bookmark is the perfect gift for sci-fi writers. It looks like a UFO beaming up a cow. A fun way to mark your place in any science fiction book.


17. Killer Whale Bookmark

Any reader who loves the ocean will love this bookmark. This cool killer whale bookmark works so it looks like the creature is leaping out of the pages of a book like it jumps from the water.


18. Fruitmarks Fruit Bookmark

Turn any book into a cocktail! These Fruitmarks are super cute bookmarks that let you put a “wedge of fruit” on the corner of a book. Available as grapefruit, lime, orange, or lemon.


19. Bookworm Bookmark

If your loved one is a bookworm, they’ll appreciate this literal bookworm to mark their novel. This plastic bookmark curls around the pages on the corner of the book to make sure he holds your place. Super cute bookmark.

Available in blue, green, and red.


20. Metal Mermaid Bookmark

A beautiful bookmark for any reader who has dreamed of living under the sea. The tail hooks over the spine of the book as if the mermaid is diving into the story. This metal bookmark is brass colored, making it look antique.

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Looking for more fun gift ideas for readers? Check out these board games for book lovers and our gifts for readers megalist.