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[This article was first published in December 2020 and has been republished with some of the best updates.]
If you are looking for gifts for book lovers who are constantly peering up from behind a book, it’s hard to know exactly what to get them.
Book lovers are pretty easy to shop for — all you really have to do is make contributions to their already-overflowing bookcases. But why stop there? This year, get creative with your gifts for literature lovers and think outside the book box.
A book might be an easy choice but do you have any idea what kind of books they enjoy? Do you know what they’ve already read? Rather than adding another book of questionable appeal to their exhaustive collection, why not think outside the box?
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
There are plenty of reading-adjacent gifts that will support their favorite pastime without burdening their shelves. There are so many book-themed items they’ll love; chances are they’ve already devoured the new novel you were thinking of gifting.
I’ve rounded up more than 30 ideas for the bookworm in your life. Just keep reading to shop our picks!
If you’re still shopping for gifts for your family and friends, don’t forget to check out these gift guides for 2022, where I round up the best gift ideas for dog lovers, parents, coffeeholics, Harry Potter fanatics, and everyone else on your list!
In every gift guide, I always try to include mugs or glasses, which I think people use a lot in their daily life.
I’ve collected so many tee graphics recently and here are some of my favorites that would be awesome gifts for book lovers.
There’s nothing cozier than curling up with a book by the light of a candle . . . especially when that candle smells like books! These scented candles will be the best gifts for book lovers.
Are you looking for special gifts for book lovers? Bookmarks are perfect book accessories for passionate readers.
Nothing is more unique and memorable than custom lapel pins, which allow you to be your own designer.
What’s catching your eye on this list? Which one do you think will be the best gifts for book lovers? Let me know your thoughts below.