It’s easy to know if someone is a book lover. And that’s because readers love to talk about reading. (I should know.) No matter if your bibliophile friend gets reccos from #booktok, Amazon reviews, or an actual librarian, they are always going to appreciate a gift that fuels their bookworm passions. Lucky for you, I am a Real Life Reader so I’ve got preeeetty good insight to help you find the best gifts for readers.

Featured image of Aishwarya Iyer by Michelle Nash.

Image by Belathée Photography

41 Unique Gifts For Readers

Every product is curated with care by our editors. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a small commission at no cost to you.

Gifts For Jane Austen Fans

For the reader who just wants to escape to Pemberly, there’s an entire subset of the internet related to Jane Austen gifts. But you don’t need to comb through in search of the very best—because I did that for you.

The World of Jane Austen Puzzle

This 1,000-piece puzzle drops you right in the middle of Austen world.


Book Club Mug

Rifle Paper Co. designed this most-whimsical mug featuring the spines of Austen (and Austen-adjacent) favorites.


First Edition Book Cover Art Print

Frame this first edition print of the Pride and Prejudice cover for the die-hard fan.


Pemberley Sweatshirt

The cutest, softest souvenir for a place she’s only gone in her imagination.


2023 Jane Austen Calendar

This 12-month calendar features characters and settings from Jane Austen books in bright and vivid detail.


Image by Michelle Nash

Gifts That Support Local Bookstores and Small Businesses

If Meg Ryan in You’ve Got Mail taught us anything, it’s that local bookstores need our business. Find your own “shop around the corner” or select a gift from our favorite small businesses and bookstores below.

Custom Ideal Bookshelf Print

This highly personalized gift features the spines of your reader’s favorite books in a custom print.


Books Baseball Cap

A baseball cap that says “Books.” That’s it. That’s the gift.


Konitsa Co. Reading Journal

For the reader who loves to document their reading life, this journal is key.


Little Free Library

Little Free Libraries are a fun way to involve the community in reading and swapping books. They can be painted and customized then set up right in the yard!


Book Worm Sticker

Our local Austin bookstore, Book People, creates these rad “book worm” stickers which make for great stocking stuffers.


The Cista Bookbag

This stunning bag is perfect for the reader who just must carry their books out into the world.


Keytags by Various Projects

Choose from one of three keytag texts, including the address to one very well-known building full of books and guarded by two lions.


Image by Michelle Nash

Gifts For The Ideal Reading Moment

Readers can read anywhere. However, that perfect reading moment just makes the experience all the more magical. These are the cozy accessories your reader will love.

Book Nook Reading Valet

Save your spot and guard your warm drink. This is a wholly unnecessary but delightful gift—they’ll love it.


Cozy Knitted Throw Blanket

Because every good reading nook needs a chunky throw.


Cable Cashmere Socks

Cold feet are unacceptable during the ideal reading moment! Pair these cashmere socks with the latest best-seller.


Blume Blue Lavender Blend

Up the chill-out factor with this tea, formulated specifically to soothe restlessness and help you unwind. 


Match Cloche

Candles are classic for a reading moment (scroll down for our faves) but a romantic match cloche just takes it next level.


Rechargeable Wick Lantern

These darling lanterns pair a classic design with modern technology. They also make for the perfect reading light.


Degrenne Salam Insulated Teapot

This stunning insulated teapot will upgrade any reading nook with its classic French design (and it comes in nine color variations).


Image by Michelle Nash

Gifts For Readers Who Are Also Writers

The fastest way to become a better writer is to read more often. For those who write as many words as they consume, these gifts will elevate the entire experience.

Rooms of Their Own: Where Great Writers Write

Step into the writing rooms of the Brontë sisters, Virginia Woolf, and 48 other scribes.


My Life In Chapters: 10 Year Journal

This 10-year journal offers annual prompts to help capture the story of a decade.


Gifts For Readers: Found on Amazon

For book lovers everywhere, Amazon is where it’s at. The gadgets and accessories are unending—these are our top picks.

LED Neck Reading Light

For the reader whose partner does not share the same passion, this reading light allows for nighttime reading for those can’t-put-down page-turners.


Clear Acrylic Bookends for Shelves

Classic and modern at the same time, these acrylic bookends will keep their shelves organized in style.


Kindle Paperwhite

It’s now a classic gift for readers, but the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is easily a go-to.


Book Tabs for Annotating Books

For the reader who loves to keep tabs, this set will keep them stocked for a very long time.


Book Darts Line Markers

And for the book lover who loves to keep tabs but with an ~aesthetic~ these darts will do the trick.


Image by Sara Prince

Gifts For Library Lovers

There’s something magical about a library. Help them bring the feeling home with these nostalgic gifts.

Library Catalog Cabinet

This apothecary-style cabinet is the perfect addition to a home library.


Jot & Mark Library Kit with 100 Book Card Pockets

Take it old school with this retro book card pocket kit.


Custom Library Embosser

This custom embosser is perfect for the modern book collector.


New York City’s Public Library | USA Travel Photography Framed Art Print

There’s no place quite like the New York City Public Library. This framed image would fit in well along the home stacks.


Regency Library Scented Candle

Lighting a scent reminiscent of a library while reading? Name a more perfect moment. The Regency candle combines cedarwood, clove, and whiskey for a classic English library scent.


REPLICA Whispers In the Library Candle

Be transported with scents of antique woods, cherished books, and paper pages—the dreamiest library moment.


Gifts to Keep Your Spot

Every reader needs a bookmark because NO they will NOT fold that page. Go custom or stylish and show ’em you’ve got their books’ interests in mind.

Brass Bookmark in Wave

This polished brass bookmark comes in five modern designs.


Pressed Leather Bookmark

Order a personalized pressed leather bookmark in one or multiple colors for your favorite reader.


Real Dried Pressed Flower Bookmark

The romantic reader will absolutely adore these acrylic and real flower bookmarks.


Image by Michelle Nash

Gifts For Readers Anytime

For the reader who doesn’t fit into a category, never fear. These classic gifts are perfect anytime, anywhere, and for nearly everyone.

The Antiquarian Sticker Book: Bibliophilia

When was the last time you had a sticker book? Call on that nostalgic feeling with this sticker book for bibliophiles.


The Puffin in Bloom Collection

Rifle Paper Co. does it yet again with this classic collection of novels featuring covers in Anna Rifle Bond’s whimsical style.


Classic Literature Postcard Set

These vintage-inspired literature postcards will delight any reader.


The Book Jacket

When reading meets fashion this durable “Book Jacket” is the result.


Book of the Month Club

Give the gift of monthly reading with a subscription to the Book of the Month Club.


Soapstone Bookends

Finally, these soapstone bookends from Target will look chic on any bookshelf.


Share this Post