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15 Stocking Stuffers for Book Lovers Under $15

15 Stocking Stuffers for Book Lovers Under $15

When the holidays roll around, shopping can get really hectic. Your gift list seems to always be growing, with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and more needed gifts. To stay in budget, sometimes you need affordable gifts that are still clever, fun, and useful. If you’re shopping for someone you know likes to read and is never seen without a book or a Kindle in their bag, then this article is for you. We’ve rounded up 15 stocking stuffers for book lovers. They’re all compact in size to fit easily in a stocking or gift bag, and they’re all affordable too! Everything on this list is $15 or less.

Whether shopping for a Secret Santa gift for the administrative assistant you always see reading in the break room or trying to find the perfect gift for that picky aunt who reads five romance books a week, there is something on this list that will fit the bill. Check them out and delight the book lover in your life with one of these cool gifts.

15 Stocking Stuffers for Book Lovers

1. Open Book Silver Earrings

Open Book Silver Earrings

These are the earrings that any book nerd or librarian would love to wear. It’s a pair of silver antique style earrings with charms in the shape of open books. These dangling earrings are affordable and cute. They also come in a gift box making them perfectly sized to slip into your loved one’s stocking.




2. Book Lovers Never Go to Bed Alone Sign

This is a cute sign any reader will appreciate. Made from high-quality PVC with a rustic look, it says “Book Lovers Never Go to Bed Alone.” Perfect to hang on any library or bedroom wall. At 10″ x 5″, this sign is still small enough to fit into most stockings, and also makes a great Secret Santa gift for a friend or co-worker.


3. i Clips Magnetic Book Marks

All voracious readers need a good bookmark. Really enthusiastic readers are often reading more than one book at a time and need more than one bookmark to keep track of what pages they’re on. These cute magnetic bookmarks come in a set of 8. This design features punctuation marks, but there are plenty of sets available to delight any reader. The best thing about these page markers is they stay in place without damaging the pages.

Check out more fun and quirky bookmarks for readers.


4. Antiquarian Bookplates

Most readers have massive libraries in their home, with bookshelves filled with their favorite books. They also like to lend their books out to friend and family, so many people will personalize their books with bookplates so there’s no question who these books belong to. This set of 55 bookplates are all in vintage and antique styles that used to be popular in yesteryear. This is a cute and practical gift if you’re looking for stocking stuffers for book lovers.


5. Thumb Thing Reading Ring and Bookmark

This is a perfect gift for any reader who still loves paperback and hardback books, especially those who read while commuting on a train or bus. This plastic “ring” is worn on your thumb and automatically holds your book open for you, so you can easily hold a book with one hand and not worry about the pages flopping around. The set comes with three rings, which also double as a bookmark. Travelers and commuters will love this budget-friendly and practical stocking stuffer!


6. Book Lover’s Reading Journal

Back before the days of Goodreads, people kept track of the books they read in notebooks (or in their head). This Book Lover’s Journal is the perfect way for the reader in your life who refuses to switch to eBooks to track their reading offline. The pages let you fill out all the details on the latest book you’ve read, including notes and opinions. This is a thoughtful and useful gift that will fit perfectly in any reader’s stocking.


7. Greatest First Lines of Literature Mug

If the book lover you’re shopping for is also a lover of hot drinks, then this is the perfect gift for them. This coffee mug features the first lines from some of the greatest and most famous books in literatures. They will delight in identifying the books that go with each line. This mug is a jumbo 16 oz. cup that is dishwasher and microwave safe.

Include some of their favorite tea, coffee, or hot chocolate to make it a gift they’ll really love and use right away.


8. Banned Books Zipper Pouch

This is a great gift for any gal or guy who loves to read. This cotton canvas couch features the titles of famous banned books, with some of them “censored” with black marks. This zipper pouch is made in the USA and is a generaly 9″ x 6″ size, perfect to toss in a purse, tote bag, or back pack. It’s also great for writers or students who can use it as a pencil bag to store pens and such.


9. Cats on Books Socks

This is a great gift idea for any reader who also loves cats! These adorable novelty socks feature a variety of cats lying and sitting on stacks of books. Any cat owner who also loves to read knows these illustrations a very true to real life cat behavior. Socks make great stocking stuffers for book lovers, so pick up a pair of these affordable ones.


10. Clip-on Book Light

Every reader is guilty of staying up way past their bedtime reading. These cute book lights are perfect to keep them company as they’re reading their books in the dark. These lights are great for book worms who share a bedroom with someone who likes to go to sleep early. They help illuminate the book so you can read without lighting up the whole room. They’re also perfectly sized as a stocking stuffer.

Available in three colors: black, blue, or pink.


11. Book Lovers Scented Soy Candles

Book Lovers Scented Soy Candles Stocking Stuffers for Book Lovers

Book scented candles, perfumes, and essential oils have become popular gifts for book lovers. Nothing makes a reader more nostalgic than the scent of old books or a bookstore. Now you can give them those scents with these fantastic candles from Frostbeard Studio. Choose nostalgic scents like Book Store and Rainy Day Reads or literary scents like Harry Potter inspired Wizardy Buttery Drink and Narnia’s Through the Wardrobe. The 4 oz. candles are perfectly sized for tucking in a Christmas stocking.


12. Literary Bath Products and Soaps

Specialty Book Soaps Gifts for Readers

The Soap Librarian is an Etsy shop that makes a variety of literary-themed bath products. Some products include book-shaped soaps (like the Gryffindor Soap Book pictured above), bubble bath, and bath salts. They feature beloved literary books and characters like Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, and Alice in Wonderland. You’re sure to find something any literary lover would enjoy, including gift sets.


13. Bedside Book Storage Caddy

Sometimes a bedside table is not enough to hold all the books in progress. This bedside storage caddy is great for any reader or book lover. It has plenty of pockets to hold a book, Kindle, or iPad. There’s also a slot for a tissue box, reading glasses, or your TV remote control. Any reader will appreciate the convenience of this bed caddy.


14. Book Lover Magnet Set

Book Lover Magnet Set

These are cute and fun magnets great for any refrigerator or the inside of a book worm’s school locker Made by Etsy seller West Wild Wood, these unique magnets cannot be bought it stores. They have a modern design with phrases like “Keep Calm and Read On” or “Got Books?” Comes with 9 handmade 1″ magnets–or order them as pinback buttons. This is a great gift option if you’re looking for stocking stuffers for book lovers.


15. Owl Bookends

Book lovers never have a shortage of books, so they always need ways to store them. Bookends are a practical and fun gift that any reader will appreciate. These adorable bookends come in black or red and feature a pair of cute owls. These work great on a desk or shelf anywhere at home or in the office.


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15 Stocking Stuffers for Writers under $15

15 Stocking Stuffers for Writers Under $15

15 Stocking Stuffers for Writers Under $15

When shopping for gifts, sometimes it’s hard to come up with creative ideas or to find a memorable gift that stays under budget. We’re here to help you with this article. We’ve got 15 fun and creative gifts for writers that will help anyone stumped to come up with a fabulous gift idea. These stocking stuffers for writers feature practical gifts like pens and journals, plus fun gift ideas and knick-knacks that any author will appreciate and love. These gifts are super affordable, all priced under $15 so they’re great for stocking stuffers, white elephant gifts, birthday gifts, or just an everyday gift for the writer or aspiring author in your life.

15 Stocking Stuffers for Writers

1. Library Card Zipper Pouch

This nostalgic throwback to retro library days is the perfect stocking stuffer for writers. Designed to look like an old library card, this zipper pouch is perfectly sized to hold pens, pencils, and any other accessories your writer wants to carry around.

Available in white or yellow.




2. 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts Book

Help battle writer’s block with this amazing gift! Inspire creativity and foster new ideas with this book that has 1000 writing prompts. These prompts are great for any writer and any type of writing. Slip it in a stocking or wrap it up and put it under the tree, this is a practical and thoughtful gift for writers.

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3. Portable Typewriter Patent Poster

Portable Typewriter Patent Poster

This is a cool decoration that is affordable and completely original. Featuring the skematics from a vintage typewriter patent in 1896, the artist cleaned up the image and offers it printed in 4 different sizes and available in 9 different colors, so you’re sure to find your writer’s favorite color. This print is delivered in a rolled tube–perfect to stick in a Christmas stocking. Or you can buy an affordable frame and wrap it up as a present.

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4. HIPPOMARK Hippo Bookmark

Writers are naturally readers and they always need bookmarks. This bookmark is so cute, featuring a hippo that looks like it’s just swimming at the surface of the pages of your book. If you’re looking for super cheap stocking stuffers for writers, bookmarks are perfect. This one is adorable and practical.

Check out more bookmark gifts for writers.


5. Lost Art of Penmanship Mug

If the writer you’re shopping for also loves drinking coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, then this gift is a slam dunk. This mug features the Zaner-Bloser cursive alphabet and numerals along with the teaching arrows that we all used in elementary school when we learned to write. This gift set also comes with a tiny pad of paper and pencil, so the author can practice their cursive handwriting.

This is a super cute stocking stuffer any writer will enjoy. Make this gift even better by including some of their favorite coffee or tea.


6. Rustic Tree Pencils

This is a fun and unique gift for writers who are in touch with nature. These rustic pencils are made from real tree branches to create a natural look. Comes as a pack of 12 5″ long pencils ready to tuck in your stocking.


7. Word Warrior Keychain

Word Warrior Keychain

These keychain is a fun play on wordsthat any writer will love. The stamped keychain is handmade by Michelle Mach and not something you’ll find in stores. Since it’s made out of metal, it will last better than plastic keychains and just feels a little more special.

This keychain comes in three different styles, all under $15: aluminum rectangle, copper circle, silver plated circle.


8. Red Co. Journal with Embossed Quill

All writers need a journal, whether they like to write their stories by hand, to take notes, or just to record their daily life. This textured PU leather cover features an embossed quill feather on the cover. It’s the perfect size to tuck in a purse or backpack and take anywhere so it’s available when inspiration strikes.


9. Classic Fountain Pen

The perfect gift to go with a new journal is a new pen! Anyone can buy a plain ol’ ballpoint pen, but a fountain pen makes a great gift for a writer. This gorgeous fountain pen is in a mid-range price (meaning it’s under $15!) that is still great quality. It comes with a medium nib and is refillable, so your favorite writer can use it to write a short story or a novel.

Looking for a gift that is a little more kooky and fun? Check out these quirky and weird pen gifts for writers.


10. Notebook Paper Socks

These socks are cute, plus the blank page will be inspirational. This is a great gift for girls and guys. The socks hit mid-calf and go great with pants or skirts.


11. Go Away…I’m Writing Sign

Go Away...I'm (not) Writing Sign

Signs are great stocking stuffers for writers. This is the perfect gift for the procrastinating writer. The sign says “Go away…I’m writing very busy doing things I don’t need to do so that I can avoid doing the thing I’m actually supposed to be doing.”

This is great to display on an office wall or hang from a doorknob.


12. Punctuation Earrings

Punctuation Earring

These earrings are super cute and not found in store. These dangling earnings feature punctuation marks. You can choose between two black exclamation marks, two white question marks, or a mixed pair. There’s no question that any writer would love these earrings.


13. Typewriter Pop-up Note Paper

This is a cute and handy gift for any writer, and the perfect size for a stocking stuffer. This tiny red typewriter holds notepaper that pulls out of the top of it like a freshly written manuscript page. These are great for the office or to display proudly on a writer’s desk.


14. A Writer’s Workbook: Daily Exercises for the Writing Life

Looking for a gift that will inspire the aspiring author in your life? This Writer’s Workbook from Caroline Sharp is a great gift idea. It features daily exercises to help build a writing habit and develop creative skills. This book is great to combat writer’s block.

Check out more gift ideas from the best books on writing fiction.


15. Scrabble Crosswords

Most writers love Scrabble and they’re good at it, too. That can make it tricky to find a Scrabble partner to play with. This book of crosswords is a great alternative. All of the words in these puzzles follow the same Scrabble rules, so this is a great way to improve their vocabulary and challenge their mind. It’s also perfectly priced to be a stocking stuffer for writers.

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We hope these stocking stuffers for writers have inspired you to find the perfect gift for the aspiring author in your life. These gifts are geared for Christmas stockings, but also work great for birthday gifts as well or putting together a gift basket. If you’re still stumped, check out these stocking stuffers for book lovers and cozy stocking stuffers.

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