Holiday shopping for book lovers is as easy as opening a book. From bestsellers to classics and everything in between, new titles are always appreciated, but why stop there?
We asked four book experts to share their favorite gifts for the literary lovers on your list, including totes, mugs, stickers, reading glasses, and more that are sure to earn you a 5-star review. For more ideas? Check out our favorite gift ideas for men, gift ideas for women, Amazon gifts, and super practical gifts.
For anyone who loves to read in bed, this handy, bendable neck light might just be a life-changer. Featuring three color modes (yellow, warm white, and cool white), three brightness levels, and up to 80 hours of light from the included rechargeable battery, it’s also great for camping or hands-free maintenance.
Star Wars fans won’t be able to wait to read it when you give it this LEGO stormtrooper light book with movable arms, hands, legs and head. It has two bright LED lights, can run on batteries or via a USB cable, and clips to any book, notebook, or magazine.
Book lovers will make room on their bedside tables for this fun lamp that closes to look like a closed book but transforms into an open book light. Rechargeable, comes with a USB cable, and users can choose from warm yellow, white, green, blue and red lights.
“No book lover can leave a library or bookstore with just one book,” Murphy said. “I love this book-themed tote, it’s perfect for bringing home the latest book.”
Young them up with a fun t-shirt that reads “Read: What All the Cool Kids Are Doing”. This fun gift is available in onesie, toddler, and teen styles, as well as adult sizes and over a dozen colors.
For those who like to listen to books, a monthly subscription to the Audible service will be very popular. The service includes thousands of audiobooks, podcasts and original shows. Want to hear it for yourself? Try a 30-day free trial and cancel anytime.
Let your book-loving friends display their favorite literature as a shaded framed print featuring their favorite titles. High-quality prints of first edition books feature birch frames, measure 16.25″ x 12.25″, and come in a variety of options, from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to The Wizard of Oz.
“During my book tour, I’ve been struck by how many readers put a personal stamp on their copy of Lightlark, marking it as part of their personal collection,” Aster said. “This personalized stamp is a unique and beautiful gift for any reader.”
High-tech meets Luddite in this highly-rated laptop case for the 13-inch MacBook Air. Made of durable PU leather, it’s a must for the literary lover on your list.
Young readers will love this fun library card themed pillow that can be personalized for them or their entire family. Add parents as authors, family names as titles, add up to seven borrowers, and display names and birthdays as due dates for truly unique gifts.
“A staple in my reading life is sticky tabs, which turn annotated books into works of art,” says Susan. “They also ensure that rereading of your favorite books is more enjoyable.” The set includes 1,200 colorful index tabs.
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English major on your gift list? Stuff their stockings with a pair of black and white socks. One sock lists once-banned titles (such as 1984, Native Son, and The Catcher in the Rye), while the other shows titles that have been blacked out. Available in small and large sizes.
“For those who like to read at night, here’s a solution to squinting in limited light: a light-up screen for reading in bed, on a plane, or in a car,” Aster said. Plus, she adds, “It’s super thin and light, so you or the readers in your life can travel with it with ease.”
“Every book lover needs a reading diary, and this #Booktok diary gives readers the space to set reading goals, keep track of book recommendations, and review the books they find through TikTok,” Murphy said. “It also includes a list of the most popular titles on #Booktok.”
“I think book stickers are the best and most affordable Christmas gift for book lovers,” Murphy said. “They’re cute, fun, and can do just about anything. Plus, you can mix and match different designs.”
Whitman called the gift “the ultimate coffee mug for a library lover like me.” This 11-ounce, dishwasher-safe ceramic mug features a wraparound graphic and is available in classic or tall.
Ever wish the classic fairy tales you grew up with were more inclusive? This creative set features reimagined favorite stories and includes a book, playset and characters. Choose from Snow White’s Candy Store, Jack and the Giants General Store, Rhett’s Animal Hospital, and Pinocchio’s Puppet Theatre.
“Blu-ray blocking glasses are the perfect gift for a book lover who loves to read late into the night because they just can’t put them down,” says Murphy. “Not only do these look stylish, but they help prevent eye strain and reflect blue light, which can disrupt a person’s sleep cycle.”
If you know someone who likes to start their day with a quick read and a cup of espresso, consider this ceramic mug. On the one hand: the definition of “phobia” (fear of running out of reading material). On the other hand: “Coffee, read, sleep, repeat.” Available in 11- and 15-ounce sizes, it’s available in white or white with black accents.
Combining books and coffee, the company roasts its beans in small batches in Maryland and has interesting literary names for the beans it roasts. Whitman says the dark chocolate Addie, named after VE Schwab’s protagonist, is “the tastiest coffee ever named after one of my favorite book characters.”
Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to Astor’s 2022 release “Lightlark,” which centers on a once-in-a-century rivalry between the rulers of six kingdoms, each afflicted by a deadly curse. To break their curse, they must fight each other to the death, and amidst it all is Isla Crown, who tries to get out of the game alive when she finds herself trapped by romantic entanglements.
“As seen on supermodel Bella Hadid, this Strand New York City sweatshirt represents one of the most iconic bookstores in the country,” says Aster. “Bonus: very comfortable.”