The holiday season is finally here, and the race is on for finding that perfect gift for the book lover in your life in less than a month. No pressure, right? What do you get the person who seems to have an ever-growing bookshelf? Have no fear! We’re here to help. This handy list will give you some great personal and non-gift card ideas to light up the eyes and elicit squeals of delight on Christmas morning. Ready your one-click fingers!
1. A Subscription to Kindle Unlimited
Of course, we’d start with KU since it’s why KU Addicts Express is here! It’s perfect for those book lovers on a budget. No guessing about what kind of book’s they might like or haven’t already read. For just $9.99 a month, users can download up to 10 books at a time from those available in KU. Your book lover will find new authors, and books all the while not lightening up your wallet each month. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
2. Reading Device
So your booklover already has KU. We’ve still got you covered. A new reading device will always be sure to please especially for any seasoned reader. With newly added features like backlights, waterproof exteriors, and tablet functionality, you can’t go wrong. You can choice an e-reader for their specific platform or maybe try an iPad, which is great because you can download the apps for the retailers oe device.
Here are a few of our personal favorites that might just do the trick.
3. Signed books from their favorite authors
If the first two items don’t trip your trigger, a more personal gift just might. Signed books are one of the greatest gifts you can get for your book lover. Most authors sell signed books via their websites where not only can you get a signed book, but a personalized one to boot. Perfect? I think YES!
4. Custom book sleeve
Can’t find the signed book, but still want to give your book lover something more personal? Try a custom book sleeve. Not only will be you protecting one of the most precious think your booklover owns, but a personalized sleeve will make this gift even more special. Bend Me Not Book Sleeves or one of the many sewing masters on Etsy can help you make your gift extra special. Need an idea? Check out this custom listing to get started.
5. Book Candles
Maybe you need a smaller gift for your book club gift exchange or stocking stuffer? We can do that, too! One of the newest trends is scented candles based off the description of your favorite heroine or hero. What else could be better than lighting that Jamie Fraser scented candle and diving into your next Outlander read? Absolutely Nothing. Not an Outlander fan? No problem! Etsy is chalked full of unique book inspired candle scents. One quick search and click and you too can be basking in the alpha male musk.
6. Literary Socks
What’s better than throwing on some cozy socks on a cold winter’s night while you snuggle up with a good book? Literary socks! From library cards, to pleas for anyone disturbing the reader to bring more wine, these are sure to please. Here’s a few of our favorites!
7. Wine Glasses
What goes better with books than a nice glass of wine? And what could be better than that? A book wine glass. This is one perfect pairing for the wine and book lover in your life. Etsy.com, because this site it the best thing since sliced bread for custom gifts, has some great options to choose from. We’ve included a few of our favorites below.
Not a wine drinker? We’ve got your covered there! Check out these amazing coffee mugs.
8. Adjustable Reading Pillow
Any binge reader will tell you that finding a comfortable position for hours of reading is like finding a needle in a haystack. Whether you’re reading a paperback or e-reader, you can’t help, but fidget and fight to find that Sheldon Cooper perfect spot on the bed or couch. Let us introduce to you to your book lover’s newest friend. An adjustable pillow. Not just for pregnant ladies, this pillow can fix those reading position struggles and provides versatility every reader.
9. E-Reader and Book Rests
Just like the body pillow above, e-readers and books need some cushy love. These lap stands are great for readers who have that perfect little reading spot, but want to be hands free. We’ve even included a lap table for our bathtub readers that will protect your book babies from water-stained pages or water damaged from that accidentally drop from slippery hands. Bonus, they’ll even hold your wine glass or book-scented candles. Can we say multi-purpose gift?
10. Book Swag
If your budget is tight, we may have just the thing. Many authors, especially indies, have promotional swag packs they send to fans and readers. Check their websites, shoot them an e-mail, or message them on social media. For the cost of a stamp, you could give your book lover something truly special without having to break the bank.
We hope this list helped you in your Christmas gift search. Do you see something that we may have missed? Comment below and let us know what your favorite bookworm gift is or was? Maybe it will make it in next year’s list!