Wondering what the best gift idea is for book lovers that aren't books? Do you have someone in your life who can't wait to talk about the book they are reading? And they get so excited to tell you about how they love the characters, how it reminds them of a place they have visited, the plot twists, how the author perfectly paints that picture so it reads like a movie? ALERT You have a book lover amongst you! And we have the BEST book lovers gift ideas (that AREN'T books) to share with you!
Books are the perfect escape, and it sure makes buying a gift for the book lover quite easy to do. No, you don't have to actually pick out a book for them. This is a gift guide for book lovers that does not include books to read! Books are very personal which makes successfully buying actual books more difficult unless you are very close to that person. It just might be hard to pull off.
So these gifts ideas for book lovers that aren't books, just book related.
A true book lover probably loves to keep notes and make lists. Especially if they are in a book club! Taking notes of page numbers, or character quotes can be something a book lover likes to do to connect with what he or she is reading. It is something that is so common, those who own a Kindle reading device know that they have the option built in to highlight a quote or section for themselves! So get that book lover a beautiful notebook to keep track of the important parts of their book.
I love the romance that this soft-touch genuine leather notebook from Amazon brings. It has a distressed look and is tied together in the front with leather strings. This notebook might be enjoyed by someone who loves to read romance books or for the science-fiction book lover. The pages are a beautifully distressed kraft paper with 100gsm weight that look slightly browned as if they have been weathered over time. This notebook also lays flat with its hand stitching which is so important. This is a timeless notebook that your book lover will be so excited to receive!
A more modern notebook, if you are looking for the best gift for a book lover, is this absolutely stunning and unique notebook by Siixu. This book is so different because it is not your typical lined notebook. It is adorned, page by page, with stunning watercolor pages to write on! I absolutely love this notebook, and it comes in several different themes so you can find one that matches the book lover you are shopping for.
Be sure to check out the watercolor paged books we carry in our own DIY Craft Club store right here.
Minted is not your average photo gift company. They create the most beautiful gifts that will add a personal touch to a gorgeous photo anyone will be sure to love.
Depending on what style you are going for, you could write a quote from their favorite book above their favorite photo!
Minted also has a huge selection of other custom items you can get custom made for the book lover in your life!
Any book lover who likes to buy physical books after perusing the book store aisles for the perfect title would love to have this gift!
There are so many inspirational quotes and meaningful sentences in the books that we read that often that we don't want to forget. Having a soft-colored highlighter set is so much nicer than those bright fluorescents. Check out this set of 6 soft pastel highlighters by Stabilo. The colors are made with water-based ink and are very popular in Europe right now.
Now this is something that would warm a book lovers heart, if you are looking for gifts that aren't books. Tea club is a membership you can buy from Art Of Tea. Here is how it works: you can choose from 6 options of tea (and if you are not sure, I always recommend going either "caffeine-free" or with the "classics" packages, they are the most popular). Next, choose how long of a subscription you would like to get for your book lover. Again, the most popular is a 6-month subscription, this way she will get to try many types of tea they offer and find which ones she likes!
When the tea boxes come, each will have information on the teas so they can learn more about them. It's a pretty nice gift to give :)
Bring back the magical thrill of the Scholastic book fair by finding the most amazing bookmark. You know what I am talking about. Bookmarks were so fun to collect, and now you can still find those cute bookmarks that look like they are sitting on top of your book as they hold the page for you!
I love how cute this Nessie bookmark is by Ototo from Amazon. 3D bookmarks are so on-trend right now, and this one is adorable for a book lover!
If you are loving the 3D bookmark you could also check out Little Green Bookmarks by Fred Sprout on Amazon. These bookmarks are so delicate and lovely, especially if your book reader loves to garden or has a green thumb! These small silicone bookmarks look like tiny seedlings growing out of your book and hold your page beautifully. I love their description:
"Sow them where you need to stop; when you get back, the leaves will be rooted to the page, exactly where you left them"
These little bookmarks come in a pack of 6, and you can get the seedings or little clovers. I can totally see the books on my bookshelves just lined with these!!
And you can't forget about this Wicked Witch Bookmark found on Amazon from The Wizard Of Oz. She has her place here too ;)
I first saw some folded book art at a friend's house not too long ago, and it has totally been on my mind ever since. I am refinishing a fireplace in my house and I am making the mantel into a bookshelf. Of course, I want to decorate it with unique things as well including some really nice bookends, but in the middle between some books, I am going to get some book art like this:
I absolutely love everything about this book art pictured above by ArtFolds from Amazon. It looks so charming and would accessorize any bookshelf, mantle or desk so beautifully, and they created this book art out of a classic book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. It is also made on a hardcover book so it can stand beautifully anywhere you want to put it.
You can also get custom wording made into book art! Check out the link right here to Amazon to see the different options that are out there.
Here is a unique idea for your book lover: a book light. But wait, let's update that. How about a book light that is the moon? My younger brother has this and I think it is just so cool. This moon light literally looks exactly like the moon, and you can change the lighting from a cool, bright white to a warmer white tone. Use this as a reading light or as something to accent a shelf on your bookshelf.
Give the gift of the moon! Check prices on Amazon here
There are some things that go hand in hand for book lovers, and two of those things are comfort and relaxation. Book reading is the ultimate "me" time. It often involves a beverage of some kind and for me, it is usually a nice cup of tea. Of course, this all depends on the time of day. I can recommend another beverage for evenings if it's past noon? lol.
One thing that I can't stand is when my warm beverage goes cold. When I am relaxing or reading, I want that mug to stay warm until the last drop because it is so annoying getting up to microwave it. That is why this next item is so great!
Let me introduce to you Ember. Ember is going to love whoever gets her, and she will show that love by keeping that tea or warm bevy nice and heated through those long chapters! Control the temperature of this ceramic mug in Celcius or Farenheit through your smartphone. Oh Ember, where have you been all my life?!
There are presets to the Ember mug that you can set, and you can choose your own LED color on it. What a cool gift! This will be sure to warm any book lovers heart.
Is it true that every bookworm loves something about Alice In Wonderland? This will be a lovely addition to any book lovers collection and is sure to impress.
Whether it is a Christmas gift for the book lover (or someone's very merry unbirthday), this teapot is a beloved classic.
I love customizing my phone cases! I have ordered a few from Zazzle before and have always been happy with the product.
Simply upload one or several photos and pick which phone they are going to fit on! There are cases for every type of phone. This is a great gift idea for your book lover as you could find a photo from their favorite book, add a quote from a book they love, or something else personalized and creative.
What a popular item this year. Everyone is asking for reading socks! What is the difference between book reading socks and regular socks? Book reading socks are oversized, thick, very soft inside and are meant for comfort and warmth. Don't try and wear these with shoes though lol. They are for indoor comfort and warmth only.
Check out these fleece-lined socks. They come in an assortment of colors, I personally like these white socks with a bit of sparkle, they are a very affordable option.
Our favorite! We love these custom star maps. You enter in a special date and it creates a map of how the stars were aligned that day. These star maps look so nice framed for bedroom or office decor. Now that's a unique gift idea!
What is it about the smell of books? When I close my eyes I can just remember walking into this room in our house where the old books were kept and I can already smell the memory. It is a rustic yet clean smell, reminiscent of something leather mixed with aged paper. And we have such a unique gift for your book lover that captures that wonderful feeling and memory in a candle!
Check out this candle called Books from Amazon. It is made by the company Homesick, who specializes in capturing memories in the form of soy candles. These candles are hand-poured in small batches, so you know they are made with care. The Books candle is described as smelling like
"...stone-faced buildings and leather-bound books in a sunlit library".
I have to also tell you about another series of candles I found on my journey of searching to find the most beautiful and nostalgic candles, reminiscent of old books and pages. I came across a company called Paddywax who makes a library collection of candles inspired by the literary greats. And wow, I was so interested to read about the fragrances they associated with Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare and one of my personal favorites, Ralph Waldo Emerson. I felt like they captured their essence beautifully with their choices of notes!
I love the scents that were carefully chosen to represent each author, and when I read them I think yes! That is exactly what I would pair with that author as well! They did such an amazing job! For example, Emerson has a scent of cedar and wild fern.
Here was the icing on the cake for me, with my super exciting find... The packaging. The box that the candle comes in looks like a craft paper which pairs beautifully with the romance of these literary greats. The candle itself comes in a very beautiful container reminiscent of burnt amber, and the label is in a type font reminding me of endless bookshelves down old library corridors.
Oh my goodness I am just in love with everything about these beautiful candles lol.
I LOVE my kindle. Everyone I know loves their Kindle. It is just a great little device to have if you love to read! Keep all of your books together and download the newest reads! Great for travel and vacationing or just having a relaxing night in.
There are a few Kindle editions to choose from: there is the base model Kindle, the Paperwhite Kindle and the Kindle Oasis.
I personally have the Kindle Paperwhite. I upgraded from the regular Kindle and I am happy I did. Here is why:
The base model Kindle has 167 pixels per inch, and the Kindle Paperwhite has 300 pixels per inch. This means the words appear much sharper and more crisp like ink would look on a page. The front light on the Kindle Paperwhite has a better light (in my opinion). The Kindle Paperwhite also features a flush screen whereas the base model has an indented screen (depends on your own preference for this feature) and the Paperwhite is waterproof if reading at the beach or in the tub is something she would do.
There is also the Kindle Oasis, which is by far the most superior but is also much more expensive. For the extra money, you get adjustable lighting: warm light to a shift screen shade changing from white to amber. You also get 25 LED's for your lighting; much more than the base model's 4 LED's and Paperwhite's 5 LED's It also has the latest e-ink technology for fast page-turning.
If you are thinking of buying her a Kindle for Valentine's Day, be sure to get her a super cute case!
Just be sure to know which Kindle you are buying a case for, to make sure it fits!
This Audible gift membership can work with a Kindle, or even with her cell phone, Amazon Alexa, from her computer and other devices that stream.
My favorite place I use Audible is in my car on road trips. I love listening to audiobooks, and she can access them all through her Audible account. Grab her a 12-month Audible membership and if she loves it, you can put it in your phone reminders to get her another 12 months next year!
This is a very thoughtful idea to give to your book reader as a gift: a book lovers pillow! There are so many beautiful designs out there, so you will have to find the one that fits the book reader you are shopping for.
Wickbox is a company that offers subscription boxes with candles, tailored to your unique scent preferences! I love candles, and this is definitely a subscription box I can get behind!
Get your book reader a monthly medium box subscription with 1 medium, luxury candle each monthly, or a large monthly box that comes with a large luxury candle each month.
What is really nice, besides the candles being tailored to their own scent preferences and the gorgeous packaging it comes in, is that you can print out a special gift message so you can print it and give it to your book lover!
I received a heated reading blanket years ago, and I use it almost every single day from fall to spring! It is one of my favorite gifts that I have received, and I highly recommend it. This heated reading blanket by Sunbeam (from Amazon) is really great for your book lover because it has pockets for your feet and a free hand to go into to keep warm while reading! Nothing says comfort more than being encapsulated in a soft and warm blanket.
Another huge trend right now is having a weighted blanket. These are the ultimate in comfort as it feels like you are basically being hugged! lol! It can be hard to find one that has a nice design and that is machine washable, but the Weighted Blanket by Pine & River does both! Plus, it is made out of a super soft, "minky" material. Any book reader will absolutely swoon over this popular gift, and this one has excellent reviews.
This is a really great gift. I have had this and used to have so much fun leaving words on the fridge for my husband to read! And you can buy this with a specific kind of writing in mind: for the book lover, the music lover, jazz lover, Edgar Allen Poe Lover, even one if you practice yoga. Your words will be clever, inspirational and some even funny!
Something I have wanted to do for a while with my kids (and their hundreds of books) is make a personal library so we could play library so they can "check out" their books and be responsible for putting them back. Make belief is so fun! But I didn't realize you could actually get a personal library kit?! How amazing is this? Keep track of all of your books! The nerd in me is screaming YES at this!! lol! Ahhh the satisfying art of organization. Check the personal library kit out for yourself! This would make a really great gift for someone who maybe loans you books all the time! They would surely get a kick out of it, plus the price on it is amazing.
Well, I hope you had as much fun reading about the fabulous finds for the book lover in your life! I sure enjoyed putting this list together. There are some seriously cool gift ideas in this one!
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Until next time, have a brilliant day!
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