The Best Christmas Gifts for Book Lovers

by | Nov 2, 2023

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It’s the holiday season and there’s a bookworm in your life… What do you get them? Well some of these best Christmas gifts for book lovers, of course! What better way to spend the cold winter months than snuggled up with a good book?

Of course, you can always get them a book for Christmas. Maybe the next one in their series? But failing that (maybe you don’t know what they’re into or they buy it all when it comes out) one of these fun book themed gifts is the next best thing.

I broke this post up into two sections: Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. Hopefully that helps Santa to be extra good to the nice book lover on his list!

Christmas Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

Reading Journal: For the Love of Books, A Book Journal and Planner for Book Lovers to Track, Log and Review

Book Lover Journal

This unique journal is filled with pre-formatted pages specifically designed with book lovers in mind. If you know someone who loves books and likes to track their reading journeys the good old fashioned way (with pen and paper) this is a stunning Christmas gift idea!

Librarian and Book Lover Gifts Library Due Date Cards Stamp Book Return Librarian Vintage Throw Pillow, 16x16, Multicolor

Library Book Due Date Pillow

It’s been awhile since books were checked out with a card and a stamp but that doesn’t mean book lovers aren’t nostalgic about that reading log. Even us younger bookworms still appreciate this vintage vibe!

【Upgraded】 Dimmable Floor Lamp, 1000 Lumens LED Edison Bulb Included, Arc Floor Lamps for Living Room Modern Standing Lamp with Linen Shade, Tall Lamp for Bedroom Office Dining Room- Black

Reading Lamp

Whether you go for a smaller desk lamp or a bigger floor model a reading lamp is a welcomed gift for readers of all ages. I like this one because you can dim the light so it’s not too bright.

Sets of 4 Book Lovers Gifts Teacher Gifts Includes Novelty Socks 12 oz Stainless Steel Wine Tumbler with Lid Library Canvas Tote Bag and Bookmark Tassel for Reader Back to School (Reading)

Book Lover Gift Set

There’s no shame in making your Christmas gift shopping for book lovers super easy! This gift set comes with four items any bookworm will love; great for teachers, librarians, family, and friends!

Rose Quartz Bookends

Rose Quartz Bookends

OK fine, you could realistically get them any bookends, but I thought these rose quartz ones were really cool. If you do plan to get a set for a book lover in your live make sure to choose something that fits with their home decor!

Blind Date With a Book Gift

Blind Date With a Book Gift

Want to get a book lover a book this Christmas but don’t know what to give them? This is a fun way to add a surprise and remove yourself from the decision process! These mystery books include a thoughtfully wrapped book, two tea bags, and a bookmark.

Book Lover T Shirt One More Chapter Shirt Women Book Flower Reading Shirts Funny Teacher Short Sleeve Tee Library Top

One More Chapter T-Shirt

Just one more chapter, OK? Perfect for the bookworm who just can’t stop reading and go to bed. We’ve all been there…

Yoobure Tree Bookshelf - 6 Shelf Retro Floor Standing Bookcase, Tall Wood Book Storage Rack for CDs/Movies/Books, Utility Book Organizer Shelves for Bedroom, Living Room, Home Office


Too many books? Nah… Not enough bookshelves! Get the book lover in your life a new place to store their books this Christmas. Don’t forget to include a book so they have something to put on it.

Primitives by Kathy 19422 Box Sign, 7' x 4', I'm Reading

Go Away I’m Reading Sign

It gets the message across doesn’t it. This funny sign would be a great accessory in their reading nook.

Well Read Woman Mug

Well Read Woman Mug

For the well read woman in your life! Yes she’s a dangerous creature, and that’s just the way you like her.

Embroidered Cat Sweatshirt

This is so cute! There are a million fun sweatshirts for book lovers out there that would make great Christmas gifts but I thought this one was absolutely adorable.

JIUFOTK The Library Guide Posters Librarian Metal Signs Room Decor Dewey Decimal System Home Wall Decor Club Retro Plaque 8x12 Inches

Dewey Decimal System Sign

This metal sign is a handy reference to the Dewey decimal system. IT would be a great Christmas gift for for librarians, book nerds, or anyone who wants to catalogue their home library!

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir


As a book lover myself I often find it hard to make the time to read when I’m super busy. Audiobooks are my go-to when I want to take in something super long or just don’t have time to sit down with a book. I’ll bet the book lover in your life will also appreciate one or an Audible subscription for Christmas!

The Complete Grimms' Fairy Tales (Complete Grimms' Fairy Tales; Fingerprint! Classics)

Collectible Books

Again, this is one of those gifts you can give if you really want them to have a book for Christmas but just aren’t sure what to buy. Grab a nice, collectible reproduction of a classic book that will look great on their shelf. For a Christmas-inspired idea choose Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol!

Knock Knock Personal Library Kit Classic Edition Personal Library Kit Small

Personal Library Kit

If they often loan out their books they’re going to love this personal library kit. Not only is it super cute, it tracks books that are loaned out to family and friends so they can get them back at some point. Who knows, maybe they’ll even let you borrow books now!

Stocking Stuffers for Bookworms

FOVIUPET 7pcs Cartoon Books Enamel Pins with Grey Velvet Bag, Magic Book Badges Cute Collar Brooch Decorative Lapel Pins for Backpack Clothing Learning Gifts for Teacher Student Book Lovers (SET A)

Book Lover Enamel Pin Set

This 7 pin set is the perfect accessory for the book lover in your life! They can be added to a denim jacket, beanie hat, backpack, tote, or anywhere else they want to show off their favourite hobby.

Book Page Holder for Reading, 2 Pcs Dried Flower Resin Transparent Thumb Bookmark, Book Accessories for Reading Lovers, Gifts for Bookworm, Readers, Literary, Students, Teachers(Style1)

Resin Book Page Holder

These are the stocking stuffer they didn’t know they wanted but will definitely appreciate getting! These pretty resin book holders are heavy enough to hold a book open when rested on top of the page and double as a thumb support when reading. How cool!

Personalized Library Stamp for book lovers

Personalized Library Stamp

This is a nice stocking stuffer idea for someone who has a lot of books and plans to keep it that way. It’s also handy if sometimes you like to loan out your books but struggle to remember what belongs to who!

Reading Book Sticker Pack

Book Themed Stickers

These waterproof stickers can be attached to anything for that bookish touch wherever they go. Great for adults, kids, and teens!

Glocusent USB Rechargeable Book Light for Reading in Bed, Portable Clip-on LED Reading Light, 3 Amber Colors & 5 Brightness Dimmable, Compact & Long Lasting, Perfect for Book Lovers, Kids

Clip on Book Light

A great Christmas gift for book lovers who like to read in bed or other places they can’t turn a full light on! This handy rechargeable LED book light comes in different colour options and has adjustable light colours and brightness.

Novel Teas Book Lover's Tea contains 25 teabags individually tagged with literary quotes from the world over, made with the finest English Breakfast tea, for the book lover

Novel Teas Book Lover Tea Bags

I’m a big fan of giving food and drink items in stockings so I couldn’t resist sharing this awesome “Novel Teas” tea bag set. Each of the 25 teas have a different literary quote on the tag. Pairs well with reading!

Book Tracker Bookmark

Book Tracker Bookmark

This bookmark doubles as a book tracker so they can log all the books its been inside of. Take that, Goodreads!

Bookshop Candle

A candle that smells like an old bookshop? Yes please! If they can’t get to a book store on the regular this is the next best thing.

DYJYBMY My Weekend Is All Booked Wine Glass, Funny Book Club Gifts for Reader Lovers, Librarian,Teacher, Nerd Gift Idea, Nerd Christmas Gift, Inspirational Birthday Gifts for Friends

Stemless Wine Glass

Some book lovers like to pair their reading with tea or coffee, others prefer wine. If your loved one is the later they’re going to love this cute stemless wine glass. I’m sure their weekend looks the same!

Handmade Personalised Leather Bookmark

Custom Leather Bookmark

Most book lovers appreciate having more than one bookmark (I have several myself) but there’s something nice about have one really good one to use in the special books you read.

Hopefully you found some lovely ideas among these Christmas gifts for book lovers! And for more holiday inspired book gifting, try these Christmas Themed Chapter Books for Kids and Santa Themed Books for Preschoolers too!

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