It’s usually pretty easy to holiday shop for an avid reader – just get them books, of course! But this year, why not try something a little outside the box? While we always appreciate a great new read, there are tons of other book-themed presents that we would be more than happy to unwrap this season. Here are 40 clever and eclectic literary-themed gift ideas that are guaranteed to please the most voracious readers in your life:
Cute and practical, book lovers will instantly fall for these iconic library card socks.
Smell like your favorite books with candles inspired by great literature. We’re dying to know what Pride and Prejudice’s “Pemberley” smells like.
As soon as heat hits this mug, the blacked-out words disappear, revealing dozens of titles of banned books. Informative and fun!
Any reader would want to get their hands on a book that actually lights up. It’s portable too, so you can bring this reading lamp with you anywhere.
There’s nothing more annoying than loaning out books only to never see them again. With your own personal library kit, you can actually have people check them out, guaranteeing that missing books will be a thing of the past.
We all know it’s never really “Just One More Chapter.” Still, this pillow is so classy and stylish that we just don’t care.
We’ve used everything to prop our books up – glasses, phones, rocks – and nothing ever works. The book seat solves all those problems, and even doubles as a travel pillow when you need it.
Carved out of wood, these book coasters are classy, practical, and filled with fun drink-related puns.
This understated necklace is the perfect gift for any classy readers out there.
Nothing goes together quite as well as books & tea, so why not combine the two with some literary-themed teas.
Knowing Mr. Darcy, he probably smells great. Now you can too with bath bombs inspired by the iconic literary hero.
These pretty wrap rings can be customized with any phrase you want – though “Shhh…Reading,” sounds good to us!
Dress up your paperbooks with fun and comfy covers that both product your books and reflect your unique style.
Remember how we said books and tea belong together? Continue the trend with this engraved book-themed tea spoon.
A very dark place, indeed. We’re up for any tote bag that professes our love of books, especially when it’s as cute as this one!
Learn about all of the literary places in the world with a map made of book locations!
Give a gift that’s scary and cool! These graphic pins would please any horror lover out there.
Never misplace a book again with these elegant, personalized book stamps.
Your school days never looked so cute! Give the gift of style and function with a composition notebook-inspired pouch.
It turns out Shakespeare invented a lot of swears. This handy chart is a complete guide on how to insult people Medieval-style.
Give the gift of good grammar with a sweatshirt that points out one of the most common (and annoying!) errors.
There’s nothing like that new-book smell, and now you can bring it with you everywhere thanks to Demeter’s unique fragrance, Paperback.
Virginia Woolf Inspired Phone Case
This lovely case captures one of Woolf’s most famous quotes: “I am rooted, but I flow.”
Write your own fairy tale with an inspirational “Once Upon a Time” notebook.
Who wouldn’t want to curl up in the inspiring words of Dumbledore? Thanks to this cozy Harry Potter blanket, now you can.
We’re always looking for new wall art, and this starry-eyed print (with a quote by Louisa May Alcott!) is right up our alley.
For those who miss the romanticism of writing with an ink and quill, then this antique set is the perfect gift.
Robert Browning Hamilton Bowl
Etched with words from Browning Hamilton’s famous poem, “I Walked a Mile With Pleasure,” this custom-made bowl is unique and elegant.
Most readers love Scrabble, which is why any of us would be happy to receive Scrabble-tile custom earrings!
Readers can never have enough bookmarks, and these zipper ones are creative and fun.
These postcards are graphic and bold – exactly the kind of cards we’d want to send to our reader friends.
If Little House on the Prairie isn’t your thing, you can custom these adorable mini-book ornaments with any of your favorite series!
Dress up iconic literary figures from Edgar Allen Poe to Virginia Woolf with this fun paper doll kit that’s suitable for kids or adults.
Wonder Woman always saves the day, even if it means protecting your books! This floating shelf is a clever optical illusion that make any book lover soar with jealousy.
Book Lovers Apron
Profess your love of reading even when you’re cooking with this simple but stylish apron.
Book-Themed Ipad Covers
Original book art comes to life reprinted as ipad covers. A great gift for those who prefer ebooks!
Temporary tattoos are always fun, especially when they’re book themed.
For more literary gift ideas, visit one of our favorite new websites, The Literary Gift Company!
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