30 of the Best Gifts for Book Lovers… (That Aren’t Books!)

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You’re probably reading this because you have been searching page after page on Google looking for that special gift for a book lover in your life… Well, you’re finally in the right place!

Bookworms are not exactly easy to buy for. You can’t buy them books because they’ve read every one under the sun, but you still want to buy them something special and close to their heart.

So here you have it, a list of unique and beautiful gifts that you can be sure will tear the recipient away from reading… if only for a minute!

Unique Gifts for Book Lovers

1. Folding Book Lamp

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This folding book lamp is so intricately and beautifully designed that it would look great on any bookshelf or in any office or, in fact, just anywhere at all! What’s more, it provides a mellow and calm light that is perfect for that before bed reading.

It charges and operates easily, isn’t expensive despite its unique design and is small enough to pack in a bag and take on a trip.

My book-obsessed boyfriend packed this in a backpack among his books when we went away for a long weekend and the charge lasted the entire time…luckily for me!

2. Jane Austen Coffee Mug

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  • It is a truth universally acknowledged that anyone in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a mug. The Jane Austen Literary Mug will feel that want.

A mug may be a go to gift but this is not your generic mug! Adorned with Jane Austen quotes and images, this mug gives off a lovely vintage impression and is perfect for anyone who has a passion for classic books.

The box has an equally unique design that somewhat replicates a book cover. This is great, of course, because one thing that’s for sure is that book lovers are obsessed with a nice cover!

The Jane Austen Coffee Mug is definitely the option to go for if you want to impress someone by making it look like you know your authors…

3. The Book Lover’s Journal

If you’re looking for a gift with a bit of something extra to it, this is the one. The Book Lover’s Journal allows your gift’s recipient to easily document all of their thoughts on their latest readings- everything from where they discovered the book to how they would rate it.

The layout of the journal is great and really allows for you to reflect and unpack your thoughts. This is a gift that would provide enjoyment for a long time.

A little tip as well- you can personalize the journal by adding a book recommendation at the start! Just use Spark Notes if you’re not sure what to write, hey?

4. Diagon Alley Book Nook Kit

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Lovers of the famous Harry Potter franchise will delight in this whimsical craft project where they can create a replica of Diagon Alley. The project is designed to fit into a bookshelf and add magical detail with the cobblestoned street, English architecture, and shop details of the famous outdoor shopping mall.

It’s designed to be completed in around 4 hours and has all included materials apart from glue. The DIY kit excels with attention to detail in its remote control light up lamps, allowing Harry Potter book and movie lovers to bring magic directly into their lives.

5. Home Dictionary Diversion Book

Home security is essential for peace of mind, and many people make the mistake of hiding their valuables in an obvious place like the top drawer of their bedside table or dresser. This diversion book is a great gift for book lovers with an extensive library, because it will blend in perfectly and allow them to keep valuables secure.

The Home Dictionary Diversion Book is in the style of a classic English dictionary, but with a catch: the inside contains a safe with a secure metal lock. If you’re looking for a practical gift for book lovers that will fit their aesthetic and ease their stress, this is a great option.

6. Shoot for the Moon Beaded Bookmark

There are a whole bunch of cute bookmarks available on Amazon but this has got to be our favorite.

Engraved with a quote that would be close to any bookworm’s heart and crafted from the most durable and beautiful materials, it’s a really stand out option for an inexpensive gift. The tassel is a must for keeping your place too!

One of the most useful features, though, is the fact that this bookmark is waterproof. This has really been great for me as someone who spills coffee on my books almost daily…

7. Cat Paw Book Ends

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Book lovers and cats often go hand in hand, loving the laidback lifestyle of curling up on a blanket and relaxing for many hours a day. If the bookworm in your life also has a love for furry felines, this book end set is an adorable gift to add to their bookcase.

The book ends are fashioned from black walnut wood in the style of large cat paws, with a smooth finish and natural grain that adds a rustic element to a bookshelf. The Cat Paw Book Ends are tall and sturdy enough to keep precious novels from falling over while adding whimsical detail that all animal lovers will fall in love with.

8. English Tea Shop Organic Luxury Collection White Tin

What goes with reading like peanut butter goes with jelly? Yep, you guessed it, tea!

If you want to think outside of the box a little but still give the audiobook lover in your life a great and useful gift, this is the one.

This is a beautifully packaged tin of the best English tea. Each teabag is individually wrapped which allows for a nice experience every time you make a cup. It’s even vegan and organic.

It is a little expensive but that is justified because it is the highest quality of tea- a tea to savour as you read a good book.

9. Metal Chain Bookmark

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If you don’t have an excellent memory, you have two options for finding your page in a book: a bookmark or folding the corner of the page. Book lovers are horrified at the idea of damaging their precious babies and will do anything to avoid it, even using scrap paper as a bookmark.

A high quality bookmark is a great gift for book lovers, and we love these delicate metal leaf bookmarks from Jummisy. There are 12 in a packet, with 4 different designs in 3 colors.

10. Little Prince and Fox Print

The Little Prince is often the first book that any language learner reads in their target language, due to its charming storyline and diverse vocabulary. Originally written in French, the novella has since been translated into 301 languages and dialects, making it one of the most loved books all over the world.

This gorgeous Little Prince and Fox Print allows book lovers to pay homage to the novella while decorating their living room or library. It has a colorful and playful color scheme and can add brightness and life to the home of any book lover.

11. Fasmov Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Man bookends

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These bookends are a great gift idea. They look like funny little guys holding up the books and yet the whole design is practical and sturdy.

They are a great option to liven up a bookcase and what better present for someone with 100’s of books to display?!

These guys actually do pull their weight in terms of keeping the books up because they are equipped with a non-slip layer underneath.

I recently bought these bookends as a gift for my Dad who says they really brighten up the office and provide some humor to his day.

12. Harry Potter Voldemort’s Wand

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The Harry Potter series is perhaps one of the most famous and well-loved book series in the entire world. Fans range from small children to fully grown adults, all of whom will love this replica of the villain Voldemort’s wand.

The wand is 15 inches in size and is an exact replica of the movie prop. This collectible replica wand is one of several available, others are the wands of popular characters such as Dumbledore, Hermione Granger, Sirius Black, Luna Lovegood, Draco Malfoy and Severus Snape.

13. Book Light, PERFECTDAY 12 LED USB Rechargeable Reading Light

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If you’re looking for a gift for that book lover in your life who constantly has heavy rings under their eyes from staying up late reading, look no further.

This book light clips easily onto the page, is adjustable to 360 degrees and provides up to 8 hours of light when charged. It’s lightweight, great for the eyes and you can even adjust the brightness.

Simply plug the light in before you go to sleep to recharge it and you’ll be set again the next day. This could be a great present for a kid who loves reading too. It really reminds me of late nights staying up to read secretly when I was younger!

14. Woody Book Lamp

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You’ve probably heard of book lamps, but have you ever seen a lamp that’s designed like an open book? I love this one that allows book lovers to keep reading through the night with its unique, book-themed design.

The lamp is contained within a hardcover book and can extend up to 360 degrees to look like open pages. The lamp is made from real wood and Tyvek paper, with a warm light that can last up to 6 hours on one charge. This is a great gift for book lovers who like to show their passion with their decor and peruse pages into the early morning.

15. Cute Animal Slippers

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Book lovers might not change out of their pajamas all day if they’re fully immersed in a captivating novel. I know I’ve spent at least a couple days in my life forgoing everything for reading, and comfort is paramount in these times.

These animal-themed slippers allow book lovers to keep their feet warm and cozy on those winter nights of reading by the fireplace. You can choose from either a pig, shark, tiger, elk, duck or dog design. The Cute Animal Slippers are both adorable and a practical addition to any winter wardrobe.

16. Gift Republic 100 Books Bucket List Poster

This scratch off poster provides a fun gift that looks cool as a decoration on a wall but also gets that avid reader’s competitive side going!

I find that the 100 Books Bucket List poster provides great memories of all the books I’ve read before as well as a reminder of all the books I’ve yet to read.

It’s got a great range of books on it, with nice drawings to accompany, but be aware of the types of books your gift recipient tends to read as the list might not suit everyone’s taste. 

17. Knock Knock Personal Library Kit

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Another great gift option if you are looking for a present that someone can use for years to come is this cute library kit.

Equipped with a date stamp and checkout cards, this is a great gift option for someone who is always lending out books… and never getting them back. It is a really nice, humorous gift and what’s more, it is something most people are unlikely to buy themselves.

Don’t be surprised when you start receiving little passive aggressive notes when your friend lends you a book, though!

18. Infinity Jane Eyre Scarf

Lovers of Charlotte Bronte and other classic authors will love this infinity scarf with a Jane Eyre design. Jane is beloved for her adventurous spirit and unconventional love story which still appeals to many readers even in the modern age.

The scarf features a classic black and white design with a font that wouldn’t look out of place at Thornfield Hall. The Infinity Jane Eyre Scarf is a great wardrobe accessory for book club or library outings where other literature lovers can pay their compliments.

19. Paddywax Candles Library Collection

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Though this gift is at the upper end of the price range of the items we’ve included, the price is really reflected in the luxury feel of these candles.

Paddywax produces a range of candles, all matching a unique scent to an iconic author– from John Steinbeck to Oscar Wilde.  There is a lovely antique look to the candles, with individual quotes picked from each author, and the packaging is equally special- even down to the copper foil stamped labels.

The candle that I have has a really nice fragrance that is clearly not synthetic. Overall, this is just a safe bet of a gift for when you want to give someone in your life a little luxury.

20. Clever Fox Personal Planner

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Book lovers and stationery lovers are often one and the same, with readers enjoying organizing their desks and scrawling their thoughts. This personal planner is both practical and attractive, with a durable outer and inner suitable for organization.

It includes pockets for loose papers and ample pages for life planning, all in a compact size that allows the Fox Personal Planner to be slipped into a handbag or backpack. Available in 20+ different colors, there is a design suited to any book lover.

21. How to Chill Like A Cat Duvet Cover

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Book lovers spend a lot of time in bed, either reading or dreaming about their next book, so it makes perfect sense to buy them a duvet cover that reflects their passion and lifestyle.

This adorable design features a sleeping gray cat on a large pile of colorful books. The cover itself is a deep blue, with a vivid contrast of the book colors that will add personality to any bedroom. The How to Chill Like A Cat Duvet Cover is available for all bed sizes from double to king and is just as cozy as it is cute.

22. Bibliophilia: 100 Literary Postcards Cards

There’s something really special about these literary postcards. I’m sure any book lover would really treasure them. Based on literary quotes and designed by an indie studio/creative press in the USA, each print is strikingly beautiful.

The cards make an amazing and versatile wall display or they can be used as postcards to send to friends and family. Again, if you want to personalize the gift, write something on the second card as a nice surprise!

Be aware, when you are purchasing though, that though the box says that 50 prints are included, it actually contains two copies of each print rather than 50 individual designs.

23. Book Nerd Tote Bag

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  • Book Nerds are sure to love this design featuring a relatable statement graphic that they are sure to nod in agreement.

While nerd used to be a derogatory term used to bully smart kids in school, it’s now embraced by many who see the value in their intelligence and academic passions. This attractive tote allows self-proclaimed book nerds to carry around their precious novels while showing off their passion for reading.

The Book Nerd Tote is made from spun polyester, canvas-like fabric that is durable enough to comfortably carry a whole stack of books.

24. Dandelion Book T-Shirt

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Many may not think of fashion when they picture a book lover, but readers like to show off their individual style as much as anyone else. This beautiful top showcases a dandelion design that incorporates books in a subtle and clever way.

The shirt is available in sizes from extra-small to 3XL and is designed to look and feel great whether worn casually during the day or dressed up at night. Book lovers who like to show off their passion in a more subtle way will love this addition to their wardrobe.

25. CHICCAT Cotton Linen Throw Pillow Case

Any bookworm will relate to the sentiment displayed on this pillowcase – that feeling of being immersed in great writing – “one more chapter.”

The throw pillow case is made of really high-quality material and contains an invisible zipper. I have this case and, unlike some cushions on the internet which end up looking absolutely nothing like what they are supposed to, it looks exactly as pictured.

Though it can be annoying that you have to remember to buy a cushion to fill it, this makes an obviously brilliant gift choice for someone who loves to curl up with a good book.

26. The Art of Pin Up

Pin up is one of the most iconic art forms that emerged from the 20s to the 70s, showing off the beauty of women in a distinct way. While this was originally marketed to men, many women today admire the form for its vintage appeal and artistic merits.

Book lovers, vintage enthusiasts, and artists will get a kick out of this comprehensive guide to pin-up with 10 different artist profiles and guides for recreating the famous shapes and styles. The Art of Pin Up is a gorgeous book to display on your coffee table and peruse at leisure.

27. The Photography of Game of Thrones Book

Game of Thrones is perhaps the most popular TV show in recent times, with a huge cult following that spans viewers of all ages, nationalities, and personalities. Lovers of the show will fall in love with this gorgeous photography book from the series, which has portraits of the characters, behind the scenes content, and art prints.

The Photography of Game of Thrones Book will keep passionate fans entranced for hours. This is a beautiful book that will make a wonderful addition to any library, or proudly displayed in the home.

28. 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

With 1000 books included in this must have volume, the book lover in your life is certain to find books that they have previously not discovered or considered.

Highly acclaimed, this book is written by James Mustich, an expert bookseller, and promises a lifetime of happy reading! Though this book is definitely not the only one of its kind, it is widely described as one of the best.

Most readers will appreciate a hefty hardback and this is certainly one of those. 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die is one of those books that every bookworm wants to have on their shelves.

29. Brain of Books T-Shirt

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I love graphic tees for their versatility in a wardrobe and the freedom that they give the wearer to show off their personality. This T-Shirt is a great gift for book lovers, with a floral design of a woman with books inside her brain.

The graphic has an artsy quality that is amplified by the fabric choice in either white or light pastel colors, in sizes from small to 5XL. The Brain of Books T-Shirt allows book lovers to look great and demonstrate what they’re always thinking about: reading.

30. Stephen King Book Cover Collage Throw Blanket

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Even those unfamiliar with the horror genre know the name Stephen King. He is one of the most successful authors in the world, with his iconic novels, many of which have been made into movies, like IT and Carrie.

Passionate Stephen King fans will love this throw blanket with its colorful collage design of his book covers. The Stephen King Book Cover Collage Throw Blanket is available in 3 different sizes and made of soft and comfortable polyester fleece. This will keep book lovers cozy late at night while flipping through their favorite horror novels.

Gifts for Any Book Lover

There you have it… There’s no need to sit at your laptop pulling your hair out and trying to think of the best gift options for a book lover any longer! Here are 41 items would all be sure to enhance any reading experience and to hit that sentimental side that all bookworms tend to have.

So, if you are not ready to order just yet, don’t forget to bookmark this page for future reference! (Get it?) You can thank us later…