Gifts for Book Lovers (That Aren’t Books)

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It’s that time of year again – the holidays are here and it’s time to shop!

Do you have a book lover on your list? While you could get them a gift card to your local or favorite online bookstore, you might want to consider something a little more interesting this year. Can’t think of a creative book idea that isn’t a book? Don’t worry, we did all the legwork for you!

Here are 13 gifts for book lovers, that aren’t books.

1. A mug to cozy up with

Rifle Paper Company Book Club Porcelain Mug – $22

Oh what fun – an adorable mug that book lovers will appreciate, from Rifle Paper Company. Featuring the brand’s iconic illustrations of classic volumes and a chic gold handle, this mug is perfect for coffee or tea. Include a few pens or pencils with your gift and it can even be used as a desk accessory.

2. Soft hands for turning pages

L’Avant Collective Hand Lotion – $32

Dry hands can be a hazard of turning pages, so a quality hand cream is a must. L’Avant Collective Hand Lotion comes in a chic glass pump bottle that looks beautiful on a nightstand or bathroom vanity. With a clean formula that’s moisturizing, but never greasy, it has a fresh linen scent that smells like a five-star hotel.

3. Something special to hold their place

Tiffany And Company Elsa Peretti Heart Bookmark – $60

Know someone who “hearts” books? Let them know how much you heart them with this chic Tiffany bookmark. Luxe, yet surprisingly accessible, it can even be engraved with the recipient’s name, monogram, or symbol. It’s a keepsake they can truly for years to come.

4. Luxurious PJs

Eberjey Gisele Long PJ Set – $138

There’s nothing as comfy as putting on pajamas and reading, and Eberjey is known for having some of the softest most luxurious PJs out there. This long set is ultra cozy for staying warm on those cold winter nights.

5. The softest lounging robe

Cozy Earth Bamboo Kimono Robe – $130

Cozy Earth robes are a universally appreciated gift. Perfect for book lovers or just about anyone, these solid, stretchy robes are great to wear over pajamas, sweats, or even to sleep in. Available in a range of sizes and grey, black, and ivory colors, there isn’t one person on your list who wouldn’t appreciate this present.

6. A portable book light

Vekkia/LuminoLite Rechargeable Book Light – $17

A book light is one of the most foolproof gifts for book lovers. This highly rated and affordable lamp is great for late-night reading without disturbing your partner, during blackouts or just to use when turning on and off a larger light is too much effort.

7. A cute and cozy blanket

Lonely Ghost Red Checkered Blanket – $139

What book lover wouldn’t like curing up in a blanket with their favorite book? This ultra-plush throw from Lonely Ghost is one of the coziest options out there. The checkerboard design is fun and ideal for the holidays as well as all year round. 

8. At-home cold brew

Javy Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate – $22

There’s nothing harder than leaving the house to go out and get a cold brew when you’re really into your latest book. So why go out at all when you can make delicious cold brew coffee at home with Javvy? Choose from Original, decaf, Mocha, or French Vanilla flavors, or opt for a variety pack.

9. A cute reason to read in bed

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Urban Outfitters Laurie Bed Tray – $99

Know a book lover that likes to read in bed? Why not elevate their experience with the Laurie Bed Tray? This stylish rattan tray holds a book, journal, and perhaps a small plate for a muffin or snack. They will think of you every time they use it.

10. Something to hold their collection

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Threshold Soapstone Bookends – $28

If you’re friends with a book lover who insists on reading only paper books (no e-readers!), she probably has shelves of them. These sleek soapstone bookends from Target might only be $28 for the pair (not a typo!), but they add a fancy decorative touch to any space.

11. The best gift for booklovers who travel

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition – $140

But for those who prefer e-books, there’s no better gift than a Kindle. This model is 6.8 inches, making it very easy to read everything from a hot celebrity memoir to a wild romance novel. With a whopping 32 gigabytes of memory, there’s plenty of space to store a library of books without needing to keep anything on the cloud. It also has wireless charging and a generous battery life of up to ten weeks. 

12. A necessity for audiobooks

LG Tone Headphones – $100

When it’s hard to sit down and take the time to read, audiobooks can be a smart alternative. So why not give an audiobook lover a new set of earbuds? These LG Tone Headphones are reasonably priced, high quality, and compatible with both iPhones and Androids.

13. A candle to set the vibe

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Homesick Book Club Candle – $38

While book lovers will easily appreciate a candle, what could be more appropriate than Homesick’s Book Club Candle? Featuring notes of orange, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, and sandalwood, it smells like a club we’d certainly want to join.

What are your go-to gifts for book lovers?

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  1. Shelley Finkelstein says:

    So glad someone else did the wonderful research for my holiday gifts. Love it!