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2023 Holiday Gift Guide For Book Lovers

2023 Holiday Gift Guide For Book Lovers

Best 2023 holiday gifts for book lovers: The ultimate gift guide for all the book lovers on your holiday shopping list! If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas for book lovers, you’re in luck! Our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide for Book Lovers features the best overall holiday gift ideas for book lovers in 2023, the best holiday gifts for book lovers for every budget including incredible gifts under $25, and the best Christmas decorations for book lovers including the best Grinch Mas decorations.

2023 Holiday Gift Guide For Book Lovers

The Best Overall Holiday Gift Ideas For Book Lovers In 2023

The best overall holiday gift ideas for book lovers in 2023 include 20 gift ideas—most of which are not books—that the book lover and reader in your life will be sure to find useful and enjoy receiving as a holiday gift or Christmas present.

1. Personalized Book Embosser

Book Embosser Personalized – From the Library of…

A custom book embosser allows the recipient to leave their mark on their personal library by imprinting their name or a special message on the inside cover of their books.

2. DIY Book Nook Bookshelf Insert Kits

DIY Miniature Book Nook Kit

Eternal Bookstore Book Nook Kit

Rolife DIY Book Nook Kit 3D Wooden Puzzle

DIY Wooden Alley Street Diagon Book Nook

Sakura Tram Book Nook Kit

These DIY book nook bookshelf insert kits make great projects for adults and kids and feature a variety of magical settings to choose from.

3. Literary-Themed Jewelry

Clear Acrylic Bookshelf Teardrop Earrings

Silver Book Locket Necklace

Go away I’m Reading Enamel Pin Badge

Owl Book Necklace

Look for necklaces, bracelets, or earrings featuring their favorite literary quotes, book covers, or iconic symbols from classic literature.

4. Bookish Candles

Old Bookshop Candle

“Smells Like She’s Reading Again” Candle

Harry Potter Candle

Scented candles inspired by bookish themes or specific novels can create a cozy reading atmosphere. Some candles come with unique scents tied to different literary works.

5. Bookends

3D Heavy Duty Bookends Minimalist

Bookend lamp

Bookend Sculptures

Unique bookends can add a touch of style to any bookshelf. Look for ones that match the recipient’s interests or home decor.

6. TBR Cards

TBR Card Set

The TBR Cards are a pack of 30 tarot-sized cards, each with a different prompt to help the reader choose his or her next read. Each prompt is designed to inspire the reader and give a starting point for his or her next book selection.

7. Literary Puzzles and Puzzle Boxes

Edgar Allan Poe Macabre Mansion 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

The Hobbit Puzzle

Constantin Book Puzzle Box

Gift the book lovers in your life a literary board games, puzzle, puzzle boxes inspired by famous books or authors.

8. A Kindle or E-Reader

Kindle Paperwhite

If they love to read on the go, an e-reader is a fantastic gift. Consider a Kindle or another brand, depending on their preferences.

9. Book Subscription Box

BookBrews Book Subscription Box

A book subscription box delivers a carefully curated book along with book-related goodies to their doorstep each month.

10. Bookshelf or Bookcase


Tree Bookshelf

If they’re running out of space for their beloved books, a new bookshelf or bookcase can be a practical and appreciated gift.

11. Reading Nook Accessories

TOONOW Fleece Blanket Super Soft Cozy Throw Blanket

Milliard Reading Pillow

luckystyle Floor Lamp

Enhance their reading nook with cozy blankets, comfortable pillows, and a good reading lamp.

12. Literary T-Shirts and Sweatshirts

Book Lover Shirt

Bookish Sweatshirt

Retro William Shakespeare Shirt

Find T-shirts with quotes or artwork from their favorite books, authors, or literary genres.



Handmade embroidered corner bookmark

Personalized Birth Flower Bookmark with Name

Personalized Leather Bookmark

Unique or personalized bookmarks make for simple but thoughtful gifts. Look for ones made from quality materials, or even magnetic bookmarks.

14. A Reading Journal

Reading Journal for Book Lover

A reading journal or book diary allows them to track their reading progress, jot down notes, and list their favorite books.

15. Author or Genre Cookbooks

A Literary Holiday Cookbook: Festive Meals for the Snow Queen, Gandalf, Sherlock, Scrooge, and Book Lovers Everywhere

A Literary Tea Party: Blends and Treats for Alice, Bilbo, Dorothy, Jo, and Book Lovers Everywhere

Jane Austen’s Table: Recipes Inspired by the Works of Jane Austen

Recipes from the World of Tolkien: Inspired by the Legends

If they have a particular love for a certain author or genre, consider a cookbook inspired by the food and drink of that literary world.

16. Audio Books Subscription

If they enjoy both reading and listening to books, an audiobook subscription can be a wonderful gift.

17. Literary Prints, Posters, and Collage Kits

Bag End Print

Women of Literature Print

Notable Novels Collage Kit

Decorate their reading space with artwork featuring their favorite book quotes or scenes.

18. Book-themed Tote Bags

Stay Up Late at the Book Club screen printed tote bag

Personalized Favorite Books Tote Bag

I Have No Shelf Control Tote Bag

These are not only practical for carrying books but also fashionable and an expression of their love for reading.

19. Book Sculptures

Fairytale Castle – Book Sculpture

Paper Art – Miniature Library with tiny books

The Tree of Knowledge – Book Sculpture

Book sculptures feature repurposed and recycled books lovingly and creatively handcrafted to become incredible works of paper art and book sculptures.

20. Reading Chair

HomSof Swivel Accent Barrel Modern Sofa Lounge Club Big Round Chair with Storage Ottoman

Gift the book lover in your life a comfortable, high-quality reading chair or a reading nook complete with plush seating, good lighting, and a side table for their books and coffee.

Best Holiday Gifts For Book Lovers For Every Budget

If you’re looking for something special for the book lover on your holiday shopping list but have a budget in mind, then this is the right place. From luxury gifts for your partner to affordable gifts for your friends, we’ve discovered the best gifts for book lovers for every budget this holiday season. Includes stocking stuffers and holiday greeting cards.

Luxury gifts: The Best Luxury Gifts For Book Lovers

Gifts under $100: The Best Holiday Gifts For Book Lovers Under $100

Gifts under $50: The Best Holiday Gifts For Book Lovers Under $50

Gifts under $25: The Best Holiday Gifts For Book Lovers Under $25

Stocking stuffers: The Best 2023 Stocking Stuffers For Book Lovers

Holiday greeting cards: The Best 2023 Holiday Cards For Book Lovers

Best Christmas Decorations For Book Lovers

If you’re looking for literary-themed Christmas decorations or bookish Christmas tree ornaments, then this is the right place. We even have a special area devoted to all things Grinch in case you’re looking to celebrate Grinch Mas.

For your Christmas tree: The Best 2023 Book Lover Christmas Ornaments

For your house: The Best 2023 Christmas Decorations For Book Lovers

For a Grinch Mas: The Best Grinch Christmas Decorations

Visit our Reading Essentials section to discover the best bookshelvesreading chairsbook lights for reading at night, and more!

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