Need Christmas present ideas for readers and inexpensive gifts for book lovers? Check out these novel gift ideas for literature lovers of all ages, from cheap to luxurious book gifts — including some fun, uncommon literary gifts you never thought of for the ultimate thoughtful and personal Christmas gifts (or gifts for holidays or events throughout the year!).
CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEAS FOR READERS OF ALL AGES
You don’t need to look for luxury gifts for book lovers in order for book related presents to be good! Small book gifts and supplies make awesome presents too and fit every budget! Here are our top picks for gifts that aren’t books…
What do I need to buy an avid reader?
Gift Ideas for Readers:
- Gift cards to a favorite or local bookstore
- Nice book basket
- Pride and Prejudice book bag
- Cozy cardigan
- Bedside book stands
- Blanket for their reading nook
- Literary postcards and a nice pen
- Fun bookshelves
- Notebooks to keep track of books read
- Custom bookmarks / engraved bookmarks
- Cool reading lamps
- Bathtub tray
- Headphones (for audio books)
- Coffee mugs
- Bedside tea kettle
- Get creative with homemade gifts for readers!
(Don’t miss our full list of gifts for bookworms and what to get someone who loves reading below!)
What goes well with a book gift?
If you’re giving a book gift, these are also good related items to include in book-lover gifts:
- Book embosser
- Personalized “From The Library Of” stamper
- Personalized book plates
- Clip-on book lamps
- Book pillow
- Mug filled with favorite coffee, tea, or cocoa flavor mixes
You don’t have to use these just as Christmas gift ideas for readers. These are great gift ideas for any time of the year!
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How do I give a book as a gift?
Giving a book as a gift can be tricky because there are so many factors from have they already read the book to what if they hate this genre.
How to give the best book gifts for the gift of reading:
- Ask the person what genre of books he or she likes
- See if they’re open to trying a new author or new book genre
- If you have a book in mind, don’t be afraid to ask the person (or a family member) if the gift recipient has already read it
- If you’re unsure, give a bookstore gift card in a nice basket or gift bag with a mug and tea or hot chocolate and snacks (putting together gift bags or gift baskets make great DIY gifts for readers and they’re super easy!)
(We love this old school library due date mug!)
Now, let’s get to what to get someone who reads a lot and creative ideal gifts for readers!
UNIQUE GIFTS FOR READERS
Gifts for Book Lovers That Aren’t Books
Want holiday gifts for readers? We have creative Christmas present ideas for readers — whether you have kids learning to read, teen readers, or need gifts for adults who love to read, you’ll find something here in our creative gifts for readers list!
Christmas Present Ideas for Readers #1: Book Page Holder
Book page holders help readers hold books and keep the pages open.
We love these wooden book page holders. Not only are they useful, they are also little works of art that make beautiful gifts!
Christmas Present Ideas for Readers #2: Book Puzzles
Avid book readers also often like other quiet activities like puzzles.
This home library book puzzle is great for your favorite book reader!
Christmas Present Ideas for Readers #3: Foot Massager
What’s better than reading a book? Reading books while getting a foot massage!
This foot massage roller is a great idea while hanging in a favorite reading chair and getting lost in a book.
Christmas Present Ideas for Readers #4: Book Lovers Gift Boxes
Curated gift boxes are so much fun for readers because they get several little book-related gifts in one!
We love this book accessories box!
Christmas Present Ideas for Readers #5: Reading Glasses Holder
If your favorite reader wheres reading glasses and you need a cheap gift idea, what about a cool reading glasses holder?
These are a fun reading glasses holder for anyone.
We also love this cushy glasses holder, too, that comes in different patterns and colors.
Christmas Present Ideas for Readers #6: Cozy Gifts
I don’t know about you, but when I settle down with a good book I want to get really cozy and snuggle down with a sweater or a blanket!
Try these cozy gifts for reader gifts:
Christmas Present Ideas for Readers #7: Book Stands and Book Shelves
You know they have all those books, but what do they do with them? How about some cool bookshelves and bookstands?
Looking for best gift ideas for readers in specific groups? Check these out…
Personalized Gifts for Readers
Gifts For Young Readers
Gifts for child readers and unique gifts for book readers just starting to read:
- Nessie bookmark
- My First Reading Club subscription box
- Wonder Crate
- Prime Book Box
- Play Plus Preschool Reading System
- Dinosaur bookends
Gifts For Struggling Readers
The trick with trying to get struggling readers or kids who hate reading to read is to not push them to read, but entice them with things that interest them!
- Graphic novels or comics
- Gift card to a bookstore (without putting limits on the type/age range of books they can buy)
- Cool headphones for audio books (which are just as helpful as written word books) and can be a gateway to get kids interested in reading
- Subscription book crates with topics that interest them
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Gifts for Tween Readers or Teen Readers
- Daisy bookmarks
- Rechargeable neck reading light
- Mini Book Couch (that can double for tablets and phones, too!)
- Fell Asleep Here bookmark
- Kate Spade book tote
- My Weekend Is Booked pillow
- All The Cool Kids Are Reading shirt
Tech Gifts for Readers
- Headphones (for their tablet or for audiobooks)
- Osmo for kids
- Clip-on book light
- Blue light blocking reading glasses (great accessory for Kindle Reader)
- Subscription to Audible
Christmas Gift Ideas for Reading Tutor
Want Christmas gift ideas for teachers or for a reading tutor that’s been helping out your family?
Try these ideas for presents:
- Literary quotes scarf
- So Many Books tumbler
- Drink Tea, Read Books, Be Happy spoon (with a mug and gourmet tea)
- Scented candles gift set
- Reading Cat shirt
Weird Gifts for Readers / Novelty Gifts for Readers
Reading related presents don’t have to be serious! If you’re looking for gag gifts or unusual presents, try these!
Ideas for unusual gifts for readers:
- So Many Books, So Little Time nerd socks
- Ultimate Bathroom Reader
- Tea bags with favorite book quotes
- Wicked Witch Feet bookmarks
- Abibliophobia tee
- Personal Library Kit
- Bookmarks Are For Quitters shirt