Gift Ideas For Book Lovers That AREN'T Books | BEST Gifts For Readers 2019


Gift ideas for book lovers that aren't books

Wondering what gift to get someone who loves books? Or do you have a book lover or a bookworm in your life? Someone 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 a book lovers gift guide for 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 the book lover that does not include books to read! Books are very personal which makes successful buying more difficult unless you are very close to that person. It just might be hard to pull off.

So here, we are going to list the best ideas for the book reader in your life to help you find that perfect birthday, anniversary, graduation, Christmas, or appreciation gift for the book lover or book worm that they will LOVE!

Gift Ideas For Book Lovers

Gift ideas for book lovers that aren't books

1. Gift Idea: A Book Lovers Notebook

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 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 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!

Best gift for book readers a leather notebook

Find more leather notebooks on Amazon here

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.

Gift Ideas For Book Lovers

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2. Book Lover Gift: A Unique Highlighter Set For Book Lovers

A book reader 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.

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3. 3D Bookmarks Gifts For Book Lovers

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!

Gift Ideas For Book Lovers Bookmark

I love how cute this Nessie bookmark is by Ototo. 3D bookmarks are so on trend right now, and this one is adorable!

Gift Ideas For Book Lovers Nessie bookmark

If you are loving the 3D bookmark you could also check out Little Green Bookmarks by Fred Sprout. 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"

Gift Ideas For Book Lovers bookmarks

These 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!!

Gift Ideas For Book Lovers

And you can't forget about the Wicked Witch Bookmark from The Wizard Of Oz. She has her place here too ;)

Gift Ideas For Book Lovers

4. Folded Book Art: A Book Lover's Dream

I first saw some folded book art at a friends 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:

Gift Ideas For Book Lovers

I absolutely love everything about this book art pictured above by ArtFolds. It looks so charming and would accessorize any bookshelf, mantle or desk so beautifully, and they create 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. 

5. A Twist On The Classic Book Light For Book Lovers

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.

Gift Ideas For Book Lovers The moon light

Give the gift of the moon! Check prices on Amazon here

6. A Book Lovers Self-Warming Mug For Readers

There are some things that go hand in hand for book readers, 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 temperature of this ceramic mug in Celcius or Farenheit through your smartphone. Oh Ember, where have you been all my life?!

Gift Ideas For Book Lovers The ember mug

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.

Gift Ideas For Book Lovers

7. Mad Hatter Teapot For Book Lovers

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.

Gift Ideas For Book Lovers

Find Alice In Wonderland teapots here on Amazon

8. Reading Socks

What a popular item this year. Everyone is asking for a book lovers or book readers socks! What is the difference between book readers socks and regular socks? Book readers socks or book lovers 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.

9. Book Lover Candles

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, 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".

Gift Ideas For Book Lovers

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!

Gift Ideas For Book Lovers

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.

Gift Ideas For Book Lovers candles

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 so 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.

9. Book Lover Pillow

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.

best gift ideas for book lovers and book readers

See the selection on Amazon here

10. Heated Reading Blanket With Pockets

I got 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 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.

11. Weighted Reading 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.

Gift Ideas For Book Lovers weighted blanket

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12. Magnetic Poetry: Book Lover Kit

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!

Check prices on Amazon here

13. Personal Library Kit For Someone Who Loves Reading

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. 

Gift Ideas For Book Lovers

Check the price on Amazon here

14. An Audible Gift Certificate From Amazon

For those who travel often, have a commute to the office or school or who just generally like to listen to books, you can give them the gift of an audible membership. You can choose 1, 3, 6 or 12-month membership options, and trust me, this gift rocks. I love audible and have it on my phone. Whenever I am flying somewhere, or even going on a short road trip, nothing passes the time better than listening to a good book! This is one I highly recommend, or if you are putting together a small gift basket with some of the finds I have been talking about, print off a gift membership to go in the card.

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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Gift ideas for book lovers

Until next time, have a brilliant day!

2 Responses


August 16, 2019

Cora! Thank you so much. So glad you found these ideas helpful. The 3D bookmarks are pretty cool! ♥


August 16, 2019

What a fantastic list!! I LOVE the 3D bookmarks – the seedlings are awesome and who doesn’t love the wicked witch legs! I have many bookworms in my life so I’ll be looking at this list over and over and over… :)

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