Book Lovers Gift Guide 2015

Last year I put together a book lovers’ gift guide called Not Just Books: a Book Lover’s Gift Guide. I had so much fun browsing all the great products inspired by people who love books and reading. (And, bonus: some of those items have ended up under my tree and in my mailbox because I am a book lover too.) So, I wanted to do another list this year, with all new suggestions. Here are 35+ additions to last year’s gift guide.

book lovers gift guide

So, what non-book gift should you buy the book lover in your life for Christmas this year?

(Remember, the categories are just suggestions. I don’t mean to imply anything by them. After all, you know your book lover best.)

Gift Guide For Book Loving Women

pride-tee-6_1024x10241. These book t-shirts from Litographs. There are several lovely options of these full text t-shirts. Of course the Austen options are my favorite.
2. Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns. These adult coloring books seem to be quite a trend right now. Throw in some lovely colored pencils (like these:Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencil, Set of 24 Assorted Colors (3597T), and you’ve got an on trend simple gift.
3. This KleverCase Pride and Prejudice Book Cover Casewould help make a boring object (in this case, a Kindle) look beautiful.

Gift Guide For Men Who Love to Read

leagues-tee-6_1024x10244. A man might enjoy a Litograph t-shirt too. (They have SO many different shirts and titles!)
5. Book Lover Gift Worked Out Today Sleeveless T-ShirtThis just makes me smile.
6. Museum Artifacts Mens Library Book Shelves Necktie – Red – One Size Neck Tie
7. Steven Harris Library of Congress Librarian Books Necktie – Black – One Size Neck Tie

8. This Penguin Books Tie from Not on the High Street is a fun option.

9. I love men’s French cuff shirts and cufflinks. These Vintage Book Story Handmade Casestars Fairy Tale Story Book Stainless Steel Men’s Cufflinks would look sharp.
10. Library Pendant “Time to Read” CufflinksThese are another, slightly plainer, option.

Gift Guide For Children Who Love Books and Reading

Our family highly recommends all the Maestro Classics titles. These are fantastic combinations of music and story. Have a car trip coming up for the holidays? You might want to order at least one of these as a pre-Christmas gift. (See our review of The Nutcracker.)
12. This t-shirt is fun (comes in men and women’s sizes too).
13. This World of Eric Carle Umbrellais ridiculously cute. Maybe it’s just my kids, but they seem to love owning their own umbrella.
14. Great Literary Moustacheswould be a great addition to your dress up chest. {wink}

15. I love this onesie (or “babygro” as they call them in the UK) but I haven’t found it on a US site yet.

Gift Guide For Anyone Who Loves Books and Reading

lesmis-tote-2_1024x102416. Litographs has tote bags, too. Perfect for carrying those library books to and fro. (Please note: I am NOT a Litograph affiliate. I just think their stuff is gorgeous.)
17. Bookends make a great gift. TheseMarrywindix Yellow Cute Nonskid Bookendswould be great in a kid’s room.

71wpdeBn4gL._SL1500_18. Studious Rabbit BookendsThese would be gorgeous in a nursery.
19. Benzara Metal Bookend Pair with Broad Stable BaseAnd these would look great almost anywhere.
20. This pillow from Society6 works for a fan of Grantchestertoo. {wink}
21. This Mosiso – Brown Classic Retro Book Style Smart Casewill help a Kindle to look like it deserves shelf space.
22. This KleverCase Infinite Library Book Cover Case is a wittier case option.
23. A Jane Austen 500-Piece Puzzlewould be a great way to spend a Winter evening.
24. Or Little Women 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle. This looks vintage and colorful.

25. Let’s just be honest, right?
26. They’re Over There with Their Coffee Grammar Geek Coffee Mug, 11 oz, WhiteFor the grammar geek in your life. (Side note: if you really do have a grammar geek in your life don’t miss these Grammar Grumble mugs.
il_570xN.736571075_p6lt27. Nothing like a good Shakespeare quotation to start your day off right.
28. Doodling for Bookworms: 50 inspiring doodle prompts and creative exercises for literature buffsThis really looks like fun.
29. These Complete Scrabble Refrigerator Game Set Fridge Magnets ABC Letter Alphabet Tilesare 100% classier and more fun than the usual fridge ABCs magnets.

30. These prints from These Small Blessings are lovely. Would be a great gift for the Classical educators in your family.

31. Vintage reading posters like this one (Double bonus for being one of the best American Girl dolls!) or this one. When I think about all the cool posters my library had growing up, I wish I had stolen some. (OK, not really. I am not a crook *cough*.)
32. The Art of Reading 2016 Wall CalendarCalendars are my secret “art appreciation weapon” with my kids. I really need to update an old post about how I use these, but in the meantime I’m thinking this would be a great addition to our collection.
33. Here’s another option:The Reading Woman 2016 Calendar
34. And a desk option: The Reading Woman 2016 Calendar.

Christian Specific Book Loving Gift Guide

35. Beauty in the Bible: Adult Coloring BookAs I mentioned above, throw in some markers or pencils to have a lovely, trendy gift.
36. ESV Journaling Bible (Cloth over Board)This is so beautiful. (Yes, I kind of want one for myself!) There’s a KJV Journaling Bible®too.

37.If you get someone a journaling Bible you probably ought to throw in these penstoo.

What other gifts make a bookworm’s heart skip?

  • Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Cards
  • Gift cards to the local library gift shop or independent book store
  • E-reader device. Kindle or a Nook. (Hint: watch Craigslist and FB Yard Sale Sites. You can find barely used devices for much less than retail.)
  • Bookshelves that fit their personal style. Some folks are mid-mod, some are Victorian, some will take what they can get, but book lovers are always looking for their next shelf.
  • A vintage card catalog. This might not be in your price range and they’re tricky to find, but I’ve never met a bookworm who didn’t dream of owning one. (True story.)

Do you have a bibliophile on your list? What gifts would you suggest?
book lover gift guide

Be sure to check out last year’s list for more ideas!
gift guide for book lovers

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  1. Love the list this year as well. I actually have an adult coloring book and it’s fantastic