The Best Gifts for Book Lovers: Candles, Bookmarks & More (2022)
When we're looking for gifts for fellow readers, we seek something unique, beautiful, and functional. Bonus points if it's handmade and personalized! Since the holidays are closely approaching, we put together this guide full of gift ideas for book lovers. From handmade bookmarks and book nook essentials to actual books, we have something for every reader on your list.✨
15 Unique Gifts for Every Reader & Book Lover On Your List (Under $30)
1. Mini Bookmark Holiday Stockings
2. Page Petal Tote
For the reader who always carries (at least) one book at all times, give this handy Page Petal Tote Bag. Made with an original floral design and the Page Petal logo, this tote is one that we hope you’ll love reaching for day after day. Shop now: Page Petal Tote.
3. Handmade Readers Pouches
Each pouch features an interior divider, so you have a dedicated space for your reading glasses and your bookmarks — or a set of pens, highlighters, and a small snack. It’s perfect for keeping your reading essentials protected at home or taking them out & about. Shop now: Readers Pouches.
4. Custom Flower-Pressed Bookmarks
Gift a reader a present that was handmade just for them! You can customize a flower-pressed bookmark by adding a photo, a favorite quote, or a selection of petals of your choosing. It’s a gift that’s 100% unique, just like your loved one! Shop now: Page Petal Custom Bookmark.
5. Personalized Book Locket
Wear books close to your heart with this detailed personalized locket necklace made with solid golden brass. Plus, inside there’s a secret hidden message that looks just like the pages of a real book! Shop now: Personalized Book Locket Necklace.
6. Stack of Books Earrings
These dangle book stack earrings couldn't be cuter. Each one is made from polymer clay and hand-painted. They're even cuter IRL. Shop the Stack of Books Earrings.
We love these beautiful journals from DWC, which are soft-covered and perfectly sized for convenience. The best part: your purchase supports women transitioning out of homelessness in Los Angeles. Shop now: Journal.
8. Seeing Stars Book - Zodiac Signs
For the person who loves reading their horoscope, these astrology books are fun, vibrant, and full of insightful information about each zodiac sign. It makes a perfect little stocking stuffer or you can add it to a gift set for an extra personal touch! (While you’re here, see which bookmark matches your zodiac sign!) Shop now: Seeing Stars.
9. Banned Book Socks
Cozy socks are a reading necessity, but this pair adds a book-loving twist by featuring banned books like The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Lord of the Flies. We love that their subtly mismatched yet still go together - cute and quirky reading companions. Shop now: Banned Book Socks.
10. Old Books Candle
For the ones who love the smells of books and the sound of pages turning, this candle is the perfect gift that'll complete every reading nook. Shop now: Old Books Candle.
11. Book Mug
Readers will love to sip their cozy tea or coffee in this colorful book-ish mug while flipping through their book cover to cover. Shop now: Book Mug - Rifle Paper Co.
12. Emily Henry Wall Art
We are obsessed with our "The Desert Rose" wall art from Etsy. All lovers of Emily Henry's novels (aka everyone!), will be obsessed with this nod to People We Meet On Vacation. Shop now: The Desert Rose Print - Etsy, The Literary Loft.
13. Hair Claws
Keep hair out of your face while you pour through your pages with these cute hair claws. Each one is made with acrylic and features a hinged butterfly closure. Shop now: Hair Clips - Leif.
14. Audible Gift Membership
We can’t overstate our love for audiobooks. Whether you listen mid-commute, on a walk, or during a workout, audiobooks are a wonderful way to read more books while maintaining a busy schedule. If you know someone who wants to read more - this is a great way to help them do it! Shop now: Audible Gift Membership for 1 Month.
15. Gift Card to Local Bookstore/Bookshop
When in doubt, a gift card to a local bookstore is a sure way to please a book lover's heart. Or consider purchasing a gift card from Bookshop, which is on a mission to financially support local bookstores. Shop now: Bookshop Gift Card.