10 Mother’s Day Gifts for Book Lovers & Readers

Mother’s Day is a great day to show your mom a little appreciation. You can take her out to dinner, send her a nice card, or get her a thoughtful gift. If you’re feeling stumped, there’s plenty of fun and clever gift ideas for readers and bookworms that make perfect Mother’s Day gifts. We’ve rounded up some of the best Mother’s Day gifts for book lovers and readers.

Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Book Lovers

1. Sterling Silver Book Necklace

Sterling Silver Book Necklace Mother's Day Gift

Jewelry is a classic gift for Mother’s Day, but this gives it a bit of a bookish twist. This necklace is designed to look like a vintage hardcover book. The classic design makes it perfect to wear casually or for a special occasion. Gorgeous and thoughtful, Mom will love it.

The charm and chain are sterling silver. You can choose between a variety of chain lengths.

2. Recycled Book Roses

Recycled Book Roses Mother's Day Gift

Flowers are a classic Mother’s Day gift, but real flowers die and eventually are thrown away. These recycled book page flowers last forever and make a beautiful gift for any book lover. My Cotton Branch makes gorgeous paper roses from a variety of books and comics. You can make the gift even more meaningful by selecting pages from one of Mom’s favorite books like Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice. Make the gift even sweeter by selecting one of the children’s books, to remind mom of the times she read to you in bed when you were a child.

3. Comfy Socks for Book Lovers

Comfy Socks for Book Lovers Gifts for Mom

There’s nothing cozier than a hot drink, comfy PJs, and some soft socks. For a reader, this gift is practical and fun. What makes them fun is the message hidden on the bottom: “If you can read this, please bring me a book.” Your hardworking Mom will appreciate this gift that reminds her to take some time to kick back, relax, and read. Available in five colors.

4. Bookmarks are for Quitters T-shirt

This is the perfect gift for moms who read an entire book in a day. They don’t even need a bookmark, because “Bookmarks are for Quitters.” We recommend adding a book or a sweet treat to this gift.

This playful t-shirt is available in white, blue, gray, yellow, and pink.

5. Personalized Bookmark

Personalized Bookmark for Mom - Mother's Day Gift

If your mom is the type of reader who does need a bookmark because she enjoys longer books or marking her favorite passages, then this is the gift for her. This gorgeous bookmark is personalized for your mom. It can be engraved with the names of all her children and features a minimalist heart. If you pay a little extra, you can have a special message engraved on the back as well.

The bookmark is handmade from stainless steel, creating a lasting and meaningful gift for your mother.

Check out more fun bookmarks for readers.

6. Kindle Oasis E-reader

If your mom reads a lot and she doesn’t already have an e-reader, this is the year to get her one. We recommend the Kindle Oasis because it’s waterproof, making it perfect to read at the beach, by the pool, or in the bath (more on that later). It also comes in a gorgeous Champagne Gold color, perfect for the stylish Mom.

With a 7″ display, it’s like reading a regular book except easier on the wrists since it’s so light. It also stores hundreds of ebooks and you can instantly buy new ones direct from the Kindle store, or take advantage of a Kindle Unlimited Subscription (which makes a great gift for Mom as well!).

7. Book Cases for E-Readers

If your mother already has an e-reader, a fantastic literary-themed Mother’s Day gift is to get a case that looks like a book. Not only will it protect the e-reader from damage, but it looks just like a vintage book! We highly recommend KleverCase, which makes cases for Kindles, iPads, and even iPhones. They make cases that look like specific books, like the Alice in Wonderland book above, or just generic leather books. The choices are endless and your mom will really appreciate the bookish case.

8. Literary Bath Salts

Literary Bath Salts - Mother's Day Gifts for Readers

It’s nice to let mom pamper herself on Mother’s Day and these literary-themed bath salts are the perfect excuse for her to take a little “me time.” The Soap Librarian makes a variety of bookish soaps and bath salts based on famous books like The Great Gatsby and Pride & Prejudice. Check out their bar soaps as well–they’re shaped like books!

9. Bamboo Bath Tray

Now that Mom has everything she needs to take some “me time,” make sure she can really enjoy her bath. This bamboo bath tray has everything she needs to relax and enjoy a good book. With extending sides that fit any bathtub, this caddy includes an adjustable reading rack to hold an e-reader or book, as well as a notch for a glass of wine. There’s even a notch to keep your cell phone or a candle safely in place.

10. Vintage Books Scented Candle

Vintage Books Scented Candle Literary Gifts for Mom

Speaking of candles, a bookish candle makes a fun Mother’s Day gift for any book lover. The Cheeky Nose makes a variety of scrumptious and fun candles based on a variety of themes–including books! Their “Vintage Books” scent is a favorite of ours, with that musty old book smell that brings back memories of stepping into used book shops or reading your grandparent’s books. Every book lover will really enjoy this candle.

Still, haven’t found the perfect gift for mom? Check out more of our gifts for readers and book lovers. Our gifts for readers megalist has 50 fantastic gift ideas for bookworms. Also explore Mother’s Day gardening gifts and meditation and yoga gifts for mom.