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. Miniature Book Chocolates
Chocolates are a classic Valentine’s Day gift, but these beauties will really delight a book lover. Handmade by ChoconChoc, these adorable miniature books are made from white and milk Belgian chocolate. They come in a set of 8 that would look great on a dollhouse bookcase, but are too delicious not to eat! Comes in a gift box. These chocolates make great Valentine’s Day gifts for readers and writers alike.
3. “As You Wish” Princess Bride Inspired Soy Candle
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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15. 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
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
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
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
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
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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