A Gift Guide for Every Bookworm on Your List

A Gift Guide for Every Bookworm on Your List

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Looking for gift ideas for your bookworm? Aside from the ubiquitous gift card, readers can be hard to figure for holidays and birthdays. (I mean, if they’ve always got their nose in a book, they’re not really making a Christmas list, are they…?) If a reader has you stumped for gift-giving inspiration, take a look at these ideas:

 

Book Accessories

 

For stocking stuffers or gift exchanges, think accessories. Book charms, book mugs, book t-shirts, and even book wall decals will delight the recipient. They’ll feel flattered at your thoughtfulness.

 

 

Teens Want an Entire Series!

 

When I asked my teen bookworm students what sort of gift they’d enjoy, several said they’d like an entire series. This is the Netflix generation, folks. Consuming one episode at a time is so old-school; binge-reading is in! And, actually, when I think back, one of my favorite Christmas gifts was the *entire* Chronicles of Narnia. You’ll be introducing your teens and tweens to friends who will stick with them as they grow 🙂

 

 

Poster from a Favorite Series

 

For teens and kids (of all ages), surprise your bookworm with a themed fan-art poster. Or, take a look at Postertext, where you can find posters printed with images made entirely of words from favorite works. That’s double-cool! (The Sherlock Holmes print is incredible!)

 

 

Personalized Bookplates

 

Bookplates are the tags fastened to the inside cover of a book that say: “This book belongs to: ______” or “From the Library of: ______”. Every dedicated bibliophile would be pleased to have a packet of these lovelies. Whether art deco, hipster, or modern, you can find exquisite bookplates for every personality. There are even genre-specific plates. Include a pen (with acid-free ink!) and some swanky tea/coffee, and you’ve got a gift with class!

 

 

Lighting

 

When it comes to reading, lighting is crucial — especially during the dark months of winter. Thankfully, we don’t have to resort to head lamps or clip-on glasses lights (and what if we don’t wear glasses?!). There are a multitude of affordable string lights, desk lamps, chandeliers, and floor lamps to brighten any cozy reading corner. Pair one of these lights with the next item on this list for an unforgettable gift!

 

 

Portable Reading Nook

 

I thought I invented this amazing idea, but nope, the Internet was way ahead of me. You can make your own and customize it to guarantee a happy bookworm. All you need is a basket or tote, a soft throw, a beautiful cushion, and the book(s) of your choice. Note: these little kits are also genius for teachers. What a great incentive to encourage reading time! Ssshh, I’m planning on giving one away as the grand prize for our NaNoWriMo Young Writers’ Group 🙂

 

 

 

I hope you’re feeling inspired and ready to check off every bookworm from your gift list. What’s the best book-related gift you’ve received?

 

 

4 Responses

  1. I LOVE all these links!! The bookplates are gorgeous. I didn’t think I wanted/needed another mug until I saw the ones you linked to. And the portable reading nook idea is fantastic!
    Wouldn’t you know, when I made out my list of next three blog subjects, mine includes a get ready for Christmas post too. Great minds…
    Alas, I am wayyyy behind on CoBoWriMo:/

    • Cole Smith

      I know!! (Don’t worry about CoBoWriMo yet. Getting behind right out of the gate is all part of the fun 🙂 )

  2. Never heard of bookplates before! I must have these… Great post. 🙂

    • I read a funny article about a lady who received them as a gift, then agonized over which books to plate in her library, haha!

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