The best gift for book lovers is, well, books. Right?
Well, yes, all bibliophiles can attest to that joyful moment of being handed a wrapped parcel, instantly noting the familiar feel of the solid book cover, the excitement of tearing it away, discovering the weight of the many bound pages, and the newest addition to their bookshelf.
That being said, there’s a whole world of book-related gifts out there that is sure to spark the same amount of joy in the bibliophiles in your life — and that will likely surprise them more than a book!
Below is a list of gifts sure to thrill that friend or family member who’s always got a book in their bag, who uses their library card, so often they’ve had to replace it several times, and who might as well get the words “the book was better” as a tattoo.
So without taking much time, let’s dig into this and see what are the best gifts for readers.
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Gifts for Readers 2021
1. Reading light
Reading light is the best gift for those who love to read mostly at night. When you are sharing the space with anyone, you don’t want to disturb them. Reading light helps you do that perfectly.
The reading light shines a small but intense glare on the page to ensure that reader sees clearly, but the other person is not disturbed. Anyone who is a nerd will love to have this by their side.
There are several options available when it comes to reading light. There are rechargeable lights and also lights with alarm clocks. These lights have a feature of a sleep timer, that lets them stay lit for a while before fading out. So, that the reader can enjoy their books but also remind them to sleep. These lights can be customized according to the need of the user.
For a bibliophile, there’s no greater pleasure than sharing their beloved books, but no crueler pain than losing them for good. Revive the old-fashioned library circulation techniques for fun and book retention.
It comes with complete checkout cards and a date stamp for keeping the track of the books they’ve lent. It has 20 self-adhesive pockets, 20 checkout cards, one date stamp, one black ink pad, and one genuine pencil.
This personal library kit is best for those who are lending you their books every time.
Why frame books with anything less than a modern, visually appealing bookend? Keeping your books neat and organized is imperative to have an attractive collection of books. Depending on the style, you may want something unique to help them organize the books.
6. Floating Bookshelf: For a bibliophile who has OCD!
I am a bookworm. I keep buying lots of books from time to time, but finding space for them was always a challenge. Not only that, but I am a clean junkie as well… i.e. I want my space to be neat and clean all the time, but with books lying everywhere, it was a difficult task.
Then I found this floating bookshelf which not only keeps my space clean but also adds decor to my place. It is a must-buy present for anyone in your life who knows is a bibliophile. They’ll love it like anything.
7. Throw Blanket with Pockets: To get comfortable while reading on the couch!
You know while watching television or reading a book, we tend to slip slowly towards the couch, and after some time we tend to feel a little cold everywhere even if it’s 40° outside. For those times this is the best gift for all of those avid book readers in your life.
This heated reading blanket by Sunbeam is great for your book lover because it has pockets for your feet and a free hand to go into to keep warm while reading! Nothing says comfort more than being encapsulated in a soft and warm blanket.
8. Highlighter Sets (pens, tapes): So that they never forget their favorite quotes!
Highlighters are the best gift for those book lovers in your life. There are many options available in the categories of highlighters like pens, tapes, etc. gift them this so that whenever they highlight any quotes with these, they always highlight you in their life as well.
11. Kindle: For those who love to read anywhere anytime!
We all have heard about Amazon Kindle. Amazon Kindle is the best gift for those who love to read all the time. Sometimes it does get difficult to carry those paperbacks everywhere with you. With kindle, it all becomes very easy. It is a handy electronic device which can store approx., 1400 books at a time.
It has clear fonts and easily adjustable text size. Furthermore, it has both cellular and Wi-Fi networks. Basically, is a small book which you can carry anywhere and can read. If you know someone who is a book junkie then this is the best gift for them.
As our phones require cases to protect them from external damages, kindle needs to. There might be someone to whom you’ve gifted this or already owns a Kindle, for them, this gift is nothing like a diamond.
13. Tequila mocking bird: Cocktails with a literary twist!
Even if you don’t have a B.A. in English, you’re gonna drink as you do! From barflies to book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the world’s bestselling cocktail book for the literary obsessed.
Featuring 65 delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history’s most beloved novels, Tequila Mockingbird also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Great for someone who loves books and drinks.
14. Antique Book Tissue Dispenser: To the love of books and unsoiled place!
Stash and dispense tissues with this cleverly conceived tissue box cover shaped like a stack of 3 antique books. Perfect for the book lover at heart, this tissue display is both charmingly designed and highly functional.
Store and dispense napkins or tissues in the interior which can be accessed through a lift-up lid in any room in your home, from the bathroom to the dining room. Spice up the tissue dispensing in your living space or give it as a clever gift to friends and family.
15. Paperback Book Sleeve: So that the books ain’t damaged while on a move!
A Paperback book sleeve is the most valuable gift for a book lover as it helps their book form all those things which tear their books from corners.
They are form-fitting and lightweight and can bend with your cover. Stop the corners of your cover from curling up while giving your book a little charm with this book cover. As only book lovers know the pain when their books are worn off from the edges or any other damage to the books. Check them out here and let us know how much they love it.
17. Bathtub Caddy: For those who enjoy reading and bathing altogether!
Sit back and relax with a good book, a glass of wine, and all your bathing essentials within easy reach. I know, sometimes the mood is to sit in a bathtub with a glass of wine in one hand and a book in another.
This bathtub caddy is carefully selected and reviewed for those lazy days when you just want to spend some time with yourself.
We believe that people who gift books are the best kind of people, but sometimes, just sometimes, being a little innovative with your gifts goes a long way.
Now it’s time to get creative and gift these awesome presents for your bibliophile friends. We’ve picked awesome options for book lovers that aren’t books, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed!
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