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You’re shopping for a book lover. You think, “OH! I will just get them a book.” Spoiler Alert: we love more than just BOOKS.
Sure, books are a large WANT on their lists for Birthday’s, Christmas, etc. but, do you know what they like to read? What they own? Are they a collector? Do they want Hardcover, Paperback, or eBook? What about audio?
Yes, we’re that complicated.
There’s more to shopping for a book lover than just getting them a book. So what else is there? A LOT. Below, find my beginner’s gift guide for book lovers.
Bookish Art, Pillows, & Mugs
ANYTHING book related, really. I haven’t met a book lover that doesn’t like Mugs. Seriously. There are even websites & artists dedicated to just creating Bookish Merchandise. These are also really popular props for those that use Instagram as their platform. Below are a few websites to start:
Or, you can literally google Books + Mugs/Wall Art/Pillows.
Book lovers LOVE candles. And I’m not talking about those overpowering Yankee Candles. Whether or not they are Book related or not, candles are a hit for book lovers. Like with other Merch, Bookish Candles are very popular. If your book lover has a deep love for a certain fandom (Harry Potter, LoTR, etc.) Start here:
- Novelly Yours –
- Cornerfolds Candles
- Geeky Girl Scents (Personal FAVE!)
- Aurora Candle Co.
- Scent Pop Candles
- Flick the Wick
- .. and many more. Check out Etsy!
Coffe & Tea
This may be a general assumption, which is fine. But, a lot of book lovers drink either Tea, Coffee, or BOTH. This could coincide with gift cards, but a new brand of tea or gift card to a tea or coffee subscription box is a fun, unique idea.
Here are a few that I recommend:
- Sips By
- Brothers Coffee Company
- Match Made Coffee
- Simple Loose Leaf Tea
- Teabox – (Personal Fave!)
- Capital Tea
- For the Love of Tea
- True Coffee
But. There are plenty of yummy teas to be found at the grocery store, too! Check out local small businesses, and don’t forget tea infusers. There are some cute ones on Amazon.
This is maybe kind of obvious, but I am not just talking about Book Stores… CRAFT STORES. Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics, Michaels. There are TONS of stuff within craft stores that book lovers LOVE. There are also OTHER bookstores we love: Bookoutlet, The Book Depository, and Amazon, too.
If your gift recipient loves audiobooks, how about a gift card to Libro.fm? What’s amazing about Libro is that they support local indie stores.Shopping for a #booklover? Be sure to check out this quick gift guide for ideas. Click To Tweet
Planners, Journals, Notebooks & Stationary
I LOVE notebooks. And Planners. And Journals. Most book lovers, do. There are ENDLESS places to find these. I will again, mention JoAnn Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, & Michaels. There’s also Target & Walmart.
But, there are some cool ones at Erin Condren and on Blitzy. Cards and other stationary, too. Book lovers just tend to love paper! You can find handmade cards at CardsbyAndreaS, or again, check out Etsy.
Subscription boxes are a HUGE hit. I mean, you can find a box for just about any Hobby and books, are no exception. Here a few I found:
- Litjoy Crate
- The Bookish Box
- Quarterly Literary Box
- My Thrill Club ( I just found this, and OMG I need this in my life)
- Coffee and a Classic
- My Coffee and Book Club
- Comic Block
CrateJoy has a LARGE selection of Book Subscription Boxes in a variety of genres, age groups, and pricing. And when you sign up, you could get a 30% off coupon on your first order. Head over and check out their large selection now!
..and so much more
- Book Sleeves
- Tote Bags
- Art Prints
- Humor T-Shirts
And so on! So, next time you are shopping for a book lover, think outside the box. Or book, rather.
Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic, and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.