Need to buy a gift for the bookworm in your life? Giving them a book is a gamble — chances are they already have this year’s new releases on pre-order, or have the hottest books from top authors already on their nightstand. But don’t fear — we scoured the internet to find the best gifts for book lovers that will delight any bibliophile. Here are 12 bookish items bookworms will love, that go well beyond the page.
Library Card Socks
Out of Print, $15
You really can’t go wrong with Out of Print’s classic library card socks, especially if your recipient is old enough to remember when library cards existed.
Lulu & Georgia, $130
A stunning and modern way to display books, these bookends are made by SIN Ceramics is Brooklyn. They design beautiful, handmade pieces created with intention.
What book lover wouldn’t love to get this e-reader, the creme of the crop of the Kindle line? It’s waterproof, pairs with Audible, has an adjustable light shift for easy-on-the-eyes reading, and includes page turn buttons.
The Great Gatsby Scented Book Candle
Wolf & Badger, $42
Give the gift of the roaring ’20s, with a hefty side of tragedy and drama, with this The Great Gatsby-inspired candle. The scent is a sultry fusion of mandarin, jasmine, and rich amber with undertones of sandalwood, cedarwood, and musk.
3-Piece Floating Book Shelf
These floating shelves create art out of our much-loved books. They’re best sellers for good reason!
Float Chair & Ergonomic Backrest
If you’re looking for something small, but absolutely useful, pick up this beautiful page anchor. It looks great on and off the page.
Balight LED Reading Light Night Light
This isn’t the average book light — the dimmable LED light appears directly next to the page, illuminating only what needs to be read.
Vintage Boxwood Hardback Books
One Kings Lane, $139
A beautiful vintage gift for a collector, or decorator, this hardback book set is curated by One King’s Lane and features a variety of books published between 1900-1939.
This useful and beautiful bookmark is made by Poketo, a lifestyle brand that infuses the everyday with aesthetic intentionality.
Wooden Book Light
A stunning way to display your love of books, this wooden light is USB rechargeable, and can be arranged in several different ways.
100 Books Bucket List Scratch-Off Poster
You can’t beat the classics, and this scratch-off poster featuring 100 of the best is the perfect gift to challenge your book-loving friend.
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Macaire Douglas lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and two sons. She proudly supports Save Abandoned Babies Foundation, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that works tirelessly to prevent the illegal abandonment of newborns nationwide. Since its inception in 2000, more than 3,600 newborns have been safely surrendered and adopted into loving homes.