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20 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Readers & Book Lovers

Valentine's Day Gifts for Readers & Book Lovers

Valentine’s Day is always a tricky holiday to shop for. Gifts need to be meaningful and romantic, plus there are expectations of flowers and chocolates. Luckily, when you’re shopping for a book lover, there are plenty of meaningful gifts that will delight them. We’ve rounded up some of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for readers and bookworms. These gifts are romantic, practical, and fun. They’re all sure to woo your beloved on Valentine’s day. Check them out below. (If the person you’re shopping for is also a writer, they might enough these Valentine’s Day gift ideas for writers, too.)

Literary Valentine’s Day Gifts for Bookworms

1. Love Story Tea Books

If your beloved is addicted to tea, this is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for them. Basilur makes these beautiful “tea books.” They’re book-shaped tea tins with gorgeous vibrant covers that feature a variety of teas to meet your book lover’s taste. Each flavor is its own “Volume” in the collection.

We especially recommend their “Love Story” variety for Valentine’s Day, which has three different volumes with beautiful floral covers.




2. Chocolate Covered Book Oreos

Chocolate Covered Book Oreo Cookies

Chocolates are a classic Valentine’s Day gift, but these beauties will really delight a book lover. Handmade by Rosebud Chocolates, these Oreos are hand-dipped in regular or white chocolate and feature a gold book. These chocolates make great Valentine’s Day gifts for readers and writers alike.


3. “As You Wish” Princess Bride Inspired Soy Candle

"As You Wish" Princess Bride Inspired Soy Candle - Valentine's Day Gifts for Readers

From the Page specializes in making literary-inspired candles. Their “As You Wish” candle is the perfect romantic gift for Valentine’s Day. Inspired by the love story from A Prince Bride, the romantic scent is Love Spell, with citrus, cherry blossom, hydrangea, apple, and peach aromas. Made with soy wax, the candle is eco-friendly and the jar is reusable once the candle is spent. This is a sweet gift for any reader who loves A Princess Bride.


4. What I Love About You Fill In The Love Journal

Readers love books, so what could they love more than a personalized book that you fill out all about them? Before you give the book to them, sit down and fill out the book. It will prompt you to record lovely memories from your relationship and the little quirks you find so adorable in your special someone. Then you’ll present them with the perfect keepsake, sure to bring a few tears to their eyes.


5. Book Roses

Recycled Book Roses - Valentine's Day Gifts for Readers

Roses are another classic Valentine’s Day gift, but rather than getting expensive roses that will die, these cool roses last forever. Handmade by Maviny at My Cotton Branch, she recycles pages from books to make these gorgeous paper flowers. Her’s is unique in that you can select the book the pages come from, including some children’s books that great lovely colorful flowers. Other options include text from Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, The Twilight books or the beloved Harry Potter. There are even more books to choose from, so click the button below to see all of the options. Since the roses are handmade to order, you can even request a custom book made from your own paper.


6. “Talk Dewey to Me” Socks

This is the perfect gift for book nerds and librarians that adds a little spice to Valentine’s Day. The socks are embroidered with dewey decimal numbers and feature the phrase “Talk Dewey to me” on the side. This is a romantic, book nerdy way to start something a little naughty on Valentine’s Day.

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7. Bamboo Bathtub Caddy Tray

There’s nothing a reader loves more at the end of a day then relaxing and enjoying a good book. Now they can combine that with a warm bath to create perfect bliss. This bamboo bathtub tray is adjustable to fit any tub side. It has a metal frame to securely hold a book or e-reader while they soak. There’s also a “cup holder” to secure a glass of wine. This is a fantastic option if you’re searching for Valentine’s Day gifts for readers.

Include some of their favorite bubble bath or a nice bath bomb and a bottle of wine to make a gift basket they’ll want to use ASAP.


8. Personalized Library Borrowers Card Poster

Personalized Library Borrowers Card Poster - Valentine's Day Gifts for Readers

This is one of the coolest personalized gifts for readers I’ve seen. Boka Print specializes in customized prints and this vintage library inspired design is perfect for bookworms. Designed to look like an old library book borrower’s card, it can be personalized with your names and a “Title” for your relationship. The dates can be from significant days in your relationship, like first date, first kiss, engagement, marriage, birth of children, or even inside jokes. This romantic, personal gift will be sure to touch your book lover and makes a gorgeous display piece. Since they’re made to order, the print is available in a variety of sizes.


9. Love Poems by Pablo Neruda

Romantic poetry is a classic Valentine’s Day gift. Obviously, it’s best if you write it yourself, but if you’re not a poetic type, this book of love poems by Pablo Neruda is perfect. These poems are charged with erotic sensuality and beautiful passion, written on the island of Capri about his love Matilde Urrutia.

To make the gift more meaningful and romantic, write a sweet message in the front of the book. Also, get a new bookmark, read through the poems in the book and select one that reflects how you feel about your beloved. Then, when you give them the book you can read the poem out loud to them or have them read it. Make sure to have tissues nearby!


10. Great Gatsby Cufflinks

Great Gatsby Cufflinks Valentine's Day Gifts for Readers

If your special someone is a guy, then these The Great Gatsbey cufflinks are a fantastic gift idea. Made from the text of the book, one cufflink says “Gatsby” while the other says “Old Sport”–the nickname Gatsby calls Nick throughout the book. These are a subtle accessory, perfect for any book lover or fan of the novel. DSPDavey also makes a pair that says “Gatsby” and “Daisy” here.


11. Romantic Folded Book Art

Romantic Folded Book Art

This is a unique and sweet literary gift for your loved one. Folded Books the Eco Way specializes in this cool kind of book art. It involves folding pages to create an image or text that can be displayed on a table or shelf. We like “Blow Me a Kiss” because of the sweet image with hearts, but you can also order a custom book with your anniversary date, initials, or another special message.


12. Stack of Books Jewelry Box

If you plan on giving your loved one jewelry for Valentine’s day, this bookish gift is the perfect companion. What looks like a stack of vintage books is actually a jewelry box. The top hinges open to store jewelry, love letters, or other keepsakes. Looks great on a desk, dresser, or bookshelf.


13. Literary Bath Bombs

Mr. Darcy Literary Bath Bombs

Kiyi Kiyi Cosmetics handmakes a variety of delicious-smelling soaps, lotions, and bath bombs. These unique scents are perfect for self-care and pampering. We especially like the literary-themed items, like their mini bath bombs. Some of the book related options include Romeo, Mr. Darcy, Julius Caesar, and Time Traveller. Check the soap section for the colorful Alice in Wonderland soap.


14. Heart Metal Bookmark

Heart Metal Bookmark Gift Valentine's Day

A reader can never have enough bookmarks, but this one comes straight from the heart! Hand formed by Fine Metal Dust, these compact and cute bookmarks feature a heart shape that lovingly marks the page in a book. Available in antiqued copper or brass.

Check out more cool bookmarks for readers.


15. Ernest Hemingway Love Quote Art Print

Ernest Hemingway Love Quote Art Print

This romantic art print of a classic Ernest Hemingway quote is perfect to hang in a bedroom, office, or home library wall. The quote says: “We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright.” The quote is printed on high quality 100% cotton matte fine art paper ready for framing.


16. Love Story Literary Bauble Necklace

Love Story Literary Bauble Necklace

Here’s a cool jewelry option for Valentine’s Day with a literary twist. Mummy Bird Pretties makes these glass necklaces that feature pieces from recycled love stories. Give your beloved some classic literary love.


17. Wuthering Heights Love Quote Necklace

Wuthering Heights Love Quote Necklace

This is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for Emily Bronte fans and lovers of classic literature. This bar necklace made by Jezebel Charms features this quote from Wuthering Heights: “He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same.” The brass pendant comes on a gold plated chain in a gift box ready for giving.


18. Personalized Penguin Book Cover

Personalized Penguin Book Cover

This is a beautiful way to commemorate your love for the book nerd in your life. These custom Penguin Book cover can feature any message you like, from an inside joke to a romantic musing. For the author field, you can display your names and the date can be an anniversary, first date, or another special moment from your relationship. Perfect to print and frame for display anywhere in your home.


19. Longitude Latitude Leather Bookmark

Longitude Latitude Leather Bookmark

Every couple has a special place, whether it’s where you first met, the restaurant of your first date, or the church where you got married. Now you can memorialize that special place on a gorgeous bookmark. Love That Leather makes these lovely leather bookmarks that are imprinted with the coordinates of any place you to. A romantic and personal gift for any booklover.


20. Book Locket

Book Locket Necklace for Valentine's Day

Lockets are a traditional romantic gift for a lover, but this one has its own literary twist. This locket is in the shape of a book and can be personalized with an initial. Inside you can put a picture or even a romantic note. This is a beautiful piece of jewelry any book lover would adore.


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20 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Writers

10 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Writers

Valentine’s Day–a holiday either loved and celebrated or dreaded and hated depending on who you ask. Often the people dreading V-day aren’t just singles, but people panicking over what gift to buy their one and only to commemorate their love. You need something thoughtful, romantic, and not just the usual box of chocolate and flowers. Whether shopping for a man or a woman, you could still feel a little stumped coming up with the perfect gift. Well, if you’re beloved is a writer or an aspiring author, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with plenty of gift ideas ranging from the romantic to the unique to the perfectly personalized. Check out our list of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for writers and you’re sure to find the best gift for your significant other.

10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Writers

1. Book Locket

Book Locket

When we think of Valentine’s Day gifts for writers, one of the first things that always comes to mind is jewelry. You don’t need cliche diamond and gold jewelry to take away the breath of an author. Lockets have traditionally been given as gifts between lovers to house a picture or special note kept close to their heart. In recent years, book lockets have become extremely popular especially for book lovers and writers. There are many beautiful styles available on Etsy, but here’s one of our favorites.

These silver-plated book lockets are made to order and fully customizable for your love. You can customize it with your Valentine’s initial. Inside features two frames to insert your photos. This is a unique gift your special someone will cherish.




2. Old Book Scented Soy Candle

Old Book Scented Soy Candle

Candles create a romantic and relaxing mood anywhere. But nothing gets a writer going better than the nostalgic scent of old books. Frostbeard Studios makes a whole line of soy candles targeted at writers and book lovers in a variety of scents. If you really want to get fancy or turn up the heat for Valentine’s Day, they also sell candles called “Trashy Romance Novel” and “Sexy Librarian.” They also feature candles with scents crafted to match fictional characters and locations like Gatsby’s mansion or Hatter’s Tea Party. Browse their stores on Etsy or Amazon to pick out the perfect candle for your love.


3. Laptop Bed Tray

Men and women alike love to be spoiled with breakfast in bed. Make your writer’s day even better by serving them breakfast on their new gift: a laptop bed tray. Once they’ve enjoyed the delicious meal you’ve prepared, let them know they can spend the rest of the day in bed working on their novel or short story.

This bed tray is perfect for any type of writer: those who write by hand, on a laptop, or using a tablet. It features an adjustable top to customize the best writing angle and a storage drawer to keep pens or index cards close at hand. It also has foldable legs for easy storage when they’re done working for the day. Available in Walnut or Natural finish.


4. Chocolate Covered Book Oreo Cookies

Chocolate Covered Book Oreo Cookies

There are some Valentine’s Day traditions that I think should never be ignored–chocolates are at the top of that list! But if you want to give something special to your beloved writer, one of those pink and red cardboard hearts just won’t do. Instead, get them something unforgettable and delicious. Rosebud Chocolates makes these delicious chocolate-covered Oreos with a literary-twist! Hand dipped in regular or white chocolate, each oreo features a gold book. Yum! Comes in a set of 12.


5. Book Bath Caddy

When you’re considering Valentine’s Day gifts for writers, don’t forget that writers are readers too! This is a fantastic gift for any writer who loves to soak in a nice warm bubble bath at the end of the day and enjoy a good book (and maybe even a glass of wine!). Include some of their favorite bubble bath or bath bombs with the gift, and they will absolutely love it. Made from bamboo, this bathtub caddy is available in a natural or walnut finish.


6. Personalized Stationary

Personalized Stationary

I bet this isn’t something you’d think of when considering Valentine’s Day gifts for writers. Postal Mail feels like a thing of the past, currently cluttered with spam and bills. Rarely do people send correspondence through the mail. But writers can be a little be different. They appreciate the beauty of a handwritten letter or note and also appreciate a great pen and nice paper. A set of personalized stationery will be appreciated by any writer. These watercolor sets by OohLaLa Letters are not only beautiful but totally unique in their beautiful watercolor patterns and the customization of your love’s name.


7. DIY Writer’s Valentine’s Day Gift Basket

Make Your Own Gift Basket for Writers

If you’re willing to put some extra work into your gift, you can create something that will Win Valentine’s Day forever. A gift basket (or bag or box) is one large gift assembled by gathering smaller gifts, all specially selected to make the ultimate personal gift for your special someone. We have an entire article with the steps to make your own gift basket for writers that you can check out to give you ideas.

For a V-day specific gift basket, make sure to include some elements traditional to the holiday. A nice Valentine card with a special note adds a romantic touch, plus flowers or chocolates can also be a good tribute to tradition. Overall, you just want to focus on picking elements your partner will love and appreciate that help support their writing habit and their creative projects.


8. Paper Roses

Paper Roses

A dozen red roses is the classic gift to give on V-day, but the price is always marked up in advance of the holiday and real roses always die. Instead, when you’re looking for Valentine’s Day gifts for writers, you should consider paper roses instead. These beautiful paper flowers are handcrafted from recycled dictionary pages and they last forever. Gift them in a decorative vace and your favorite writer will love to keep them on display all year long.

This seller also offers roses made from Disneyland maps, music sheets, children’s books, and old books. Check them out in the My Cotton branch Etsy store to pick out the perfect bouquet for your Valentine.


9. Coordinates Bookmark

Coordinates Bookmark

Bookmarks are a must have for any writer since they read so many books. However, you can’t just give ANY bookmark on Valentine’s Day. It needs to be something special that commemorates your relationship and your love. This handmade leather bookmark from LoveThatLeather is perfect. You can custom order it to have the coordinates of any location embossed into the leather.

This is a great way to commemorate the place you met, the location of your first date, where you were married, or any other location that is special to you as a couple.


10. Love Poems Collection

If you are a writer yourself, there is no gift more meaningful than writing your beloved a romantic love poem. Even if you’re not a writer, your Valentine will appreciate any creative expression of your love. But if you’re not so creatively inclined, this collection of love poems would make a great gift as well. This collection has a breadth of romantic poetry, from ancient China to modern poets.

To make this gift even more meaningful, read through it and bookmark (maybe even with the coordinates bookmark above) the poem that reminds you most of your partner and your love. They will appreciate the beautiful words and the meaning of your gift.


11. Leather Journal

Valentine’s Day is a great time to splurge on your loved one and there’s nothing a writer appreciates more than a beautiful journal. While any old notebook works for writing, there’s something about a nice leather journal that makes a writer feel even more special.

This beautiful gift set comes with a 100% genuine leather journal with rustic copic binding and a quality metallic pen. Perfect for drafting a new novel or recording day to day thoughts.


12. Writer’s Block Custom Perfume

Writer's Block Custom Perfume

Sure, you could buy some fancy perfume from a department store, or you could create your own custom fragrance blend for the writer you love. The Little Book Eater will create a custom fragrance specifically for your writer or a story they’re working on. It’s called “Writer’s Block” so they can use it to inspire them while they write. Just send them a message with the type of project your author is working on or some of their favorite scents and they’ll great the custom perfume just for you!

If that feels like too much work, The Little Book Eater sells premade perfumes of various literary themes.


13. I Carry Your Heart Book Tote

Looking for a romantic but practical gift? This tote bag has a literary twist. It’s made to look like a book and features the entire text of E. E. Cumming’s famous poem “[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in].” This is a great gift for students and teachers who can use it to carry books to class.


14. Pencil Ring

Pencil Ring

This is a sweet twist on a traditional Valentine’s Day gift that’s perfect for authors and English teachers. This wrap ring is made to look like a pencil. Available in brass with black, gold, or silver plating, or in sterling silver.


15. Moleskine Pen+ and Smart Notebook

If the author in your life prefers to write longhand, this gift makes a great splurge! Moleskine’s Smart Notebooks are perfect for handwriting notes or drafting a story. You write on the notebook like normal, but the pen automatically saves your writing to your smartphone. They’ll really appreciate this thoughtful and practical gift.


16. You’re My Type Typewriter Mug

You're My Type Typewriter Mug

This is a cute and funny gift idea for writers. This mug has an illustration of a vintage typewriter on it and says “You’re My Type.” Add some of their favorite coffee, tea, or hot chocolate to create a nice gift bag.

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17. The Writing Manifesto Print

If you’re looking to inspire your beloved writer, this is awesome. This print is The Writing Manifesto, which includes many inspiring and motivating phrases and messages to help an author stay on track when the work gets hard. It’s perfect to frame and hang above a desk or in the writer’s office.


18. Handmade Pen

Handmade Pen

All writers appreciate a good pen, now you can wow your loved one with a beautiful handmade pen. Bog & Brass makes custom pens from Ireland. They make wood and acrylic pens in ballpoint or fountain pen styles. They will even customize the pen with a message or the writer’s name. With tons of colors and designs to choose from, you can easily find the perfect pen.


19. Quill Pen Cufflinks

Quill Pen Cufflinks

This small gift is perfect for the writing guy in your life. These glassy cufflinks are actually writing quills. Subtle enough to wear to the office or on any special occasion, it’s a cute symbol of their true passion.


20. Vintage Leather Messenger Bag

While this gift is primarily marketed to men, I think many lady writers will appreciate it too. This beautiful leather bag is made to look like a vintage messenger back. Perfect for taking their laptop, notebook, and anything else they need to the library or cafe to write. Comes in a variety of color options to match their style.


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