31 Best Gifts for Book Lovers Who Probably Don’t Need Another Book

It might be a friend. It might be a family member. Someone you know is sure to be a bookworm. At some point, you’ll have to find a perfect present for him or her. How do you find something they will love and appreciate? We asked our favorite book lovers to tell us their favorite gifts. Here’s what they said.

Cat and Book Lovers Apron

What’s better than a purring cat warming your lap while reading? Taking the cat and books with you while you cook! Waterproof, fade-resistant, and adjustable, the kitty-on-the-library-shelf motif will delight your book-loving friend.

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Brown Extendable Bamboo Bathroom Caddy

Bookworms love to read while relaxing in the tub but hate it when their book or e-reader slips into the bubbles! Give them hours of carefree soaking with this extendable caddy. It fits over most tubs and gives them plenty of room for their book and a drink. 

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First Edition Book Cover Art Print

The classics are a favorite of many book lovers, and you’re sure to find at least one close to their hearts in this collection of first-edition book cover art prints. From A Christmas Carol to Wuthering Heights, you’ll find the perfect one to gift.

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Banned Book Socks

Many readers get up in arms at the slightest mention of banning books. Sound like someone you know? Help keep their feet warm and have a laugh with one sock showing the formerly-banned books and the other showing the book titles.

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100 Books Scratch Off Poster

How about a reading challenge? Does your well-read sister love to make lists? This fun poster will delight anyone who likes to track their reading. Additionally, it might suggest some iconic classics that they have not yet explored.

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Fred Sprout Bookmarks

Know anyone who loves to garden and read? These unique bookmarks will fold up when the book is closed and pop up when opening the book. Your cousin will love marking the pages in her garden guide with these little sprouts.

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Jane Austen Soy Wax Candle

Is your mother a Jane Austen fan? How many times has she read Pride and Prejudice? She will love reading it again with the Paddywax Library Collection’s hand-poured soy wax candle. It comes with a gift box with foil-stamped labels and Jane Austen’s photo and bio.  

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Box Sign – “Go Away I’m Reading”

When was the first time you interrupted your book-loving friend while she was reading? We bet you didn’t do that again! Help keep the peace by gifting her this 7 x 4-inch, cool-looking, distressed-style wooden sign.

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“Totally Booked” Pint Glass

Is there someone in your life that likes beer and reading? The “Totally Booked” beer pint glass is perfect for him. This durable glass is dishwasher safe, and the design is hand-engraved so your book lover can enjoy a laugh every time he tips back a pint with his favorite book.

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Book-Shaped Wooden Jewelry Box

This beautiful jewelry box is handmade to look like a book. It has a gorgeous laser-cut floral design, wooden cover and secret panel. Exactly what you need for that hard to buy for bookish tweenie in the family.

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Books Travel Mug

You’ll never catch a self-respecting bookworm on the go without something to read. Make sure your traveling friend stays hydrated with this 17-ounce, double-walled, vacuum-sealed, stainless steel travel mug.

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“Abibliophobia” T-Shirt

What is abibliophobia? I bet your bookish cousin that’s afraid of running out of reading material knows. He will appreciate wearing this comfortable t-shirt while checking that he’s well supplied with reading material. FYI – the purple version is trendy.

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“Coffee Now Book Later” Engraved Spoon

Want to make your book-loving bestie laugh? Gift her this lovely brushed metal, stainless steel spoon that declares “coffee now book later.” She may disagree, but she will laugh at your shared joke every morning while stirring her coffee. 

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Knock Knock Original Personal Library Kit

Know someone who has enough books to stock a lending library but won’t lend them out because she’s worried about getting them back? She’ll be forever grateful to have an old-fashioned library kit. She’ll have a fun way to track her books and suggest a return day.

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Crew Socks ~ “F*CK Off, I’m Reading”

Need a gift for a book-loving student with a bit of attitude? She loves to read and isn’t afraid to let everyone know. Bonus: Purchase of these socks and 1% of the sale will go to Doctors Without Borders/Medecins San Frontieres.

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Konitsa Co. Reading Journal

Did you know that avid readers often keep a record of the books they read? Check around. You’ll be sure to find someone that would love to record their reading history in this elegant journal with room for 52 reviews, favorite quotes and more.

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Library Card Themed Socks

Ankle socks are popular with everyone. And you know someone who would love these old-school library card-themed socks. Young or old, these socks are a fun and comfortable gift for anyone.

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Owl Eyeglasses Holder

Is your dad constantly losing his readers? If he needs a reading break, his favorite frames can perch on this enchanting handmade owl. This statue is the ideal place to safely store his glasses with a hook on the back to keep them from falling off.

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Classic Literature Rocks Glass

Need gifts for your book club friends? Each of these quality rocks glasses has a graphic of the first edition title pages and passages from the text of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, James Joyce’s Ulysses, and Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote.

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Cat Scratch Bookends

Does your sister love books and cats but is a bit unorganized? Help her out with these adorable cat bookends. They are handmade from carbon steel to give her a lifetime of smiles and organized books.

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Library Book Personalized Stamp

Some people have spent years proudly building up their library. Embossers can add a mark of distinction to their collection and are perfect personalized gifts for business associates.

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Library Books Quilted Throw Blanket 

What is cozier than curling up under a soft, warm blanket with a good book? Your favorite bookworm will love this 100% cotton quilted throw. Gifts like this are greatly appreciated and well-used by everyone.

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Wooden Pencil Holder

Are you friends with anyone who reads a lot and likes to stay organized? This clever organizer looks like a stack of ornate books but holds items such as pencils, pens, scissors and paper clips. It has three upright containers with a clever drawer underneath.

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Book Lover Keychain

This durable, stainless steel keychain will make any fan of Louisa May Alcott’s books smile. Avid readers will appreciate the quote, “She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.” The practical and handsome keychain will be well-loved for years to come.

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Amy Brown Book Dragon Statue

Does your brother love dragons as much as he loves books? Then he will fall head-over-heels for this hand-painted resin statue. The studious dragon will keep him company through many reading adventures.

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Alice in Wonderland Literary Scarf

The stylish avid reader will appreciate this unique and attractive infinity scarf. The handprinted, silkscreened scarf is printed with passages from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Made of light-weight cotton material, it is perfect for any time of the year.

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Just One More Chapter Throw Pillow

Any book lover will appreciate this throw pillow’s motto, “Just One More Chapter,” and enjoy a comfortable place to rest their head while reading. They’ll remember you every time they heed its advice.

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Tumbler For Wine And Book Lovers

Do you know anyone who loves wine but prefers not to use a breakable drink container when relaxing on the patio or by the pool with a good book? Then, this is the perfect present for them. The 12-ounce insulated mug can hold hot or cold beverages and has a spill-proof lid.

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Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

Often, book lovers read while taking the bus to work or school. They also enjoy reading during breaks and between classes. Help them tune out the background noise and discourage unwanted conversations with these noise-canceling headphones.

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Sboly Steam Espresso Machine

If you know avid readers, you know they have to finish that last chapter. Help them keep alert until the end with this versatile espressos, cappuccinos, & lattes maker. Small and easy to use, Its single operations knob for all operations makes four shots of hot espresso in two mins.

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Book Page Holder 

Really impress a book-loving co-worker with this beautiful wooden book weight. With one hand, he can comfortably hold the book open while leaving the other free to snack or sip his favorite beverage. It also works great for keeping a book open when following recipes.

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