Holiday shopping for bibliophiles is as easy as cracking open a book. From bestsellers to classics and everything in between, a new title is always appreciated, but why stop there?
We asked four book experts to share their favorite gifts for the literature lover on your list, including totes, mugs, stickers, reading glasses and more sure to earn you 5-star reviews . Want more ideas? Check out our favorite gift ideas for men, gift ideas for women, Amazon gifts, and ultra-practical gifts.
For fans of reading in bed, this handy, bendable neck light could be a life-changer. Complete with three color modes (yellow, warm white and cool white), three brightness levels and up to 80 hours of light from the included rechargeable battery, it’s also great for camping or hands-free repairs.
“Star Wars” fans will be begging to read when you gift them this Stormtrooper Lego Book Light with hand, arm, leg and head artistry. With two bright LED lights, it uses batteries or can be powered via a USB cord and clipped to a book, notebook or magazine.
Book lovers will make room on their nightstand for this fun lamp that looks like a closed book when closed but transforms into an open book light. Rechargeable, it comes with a USB cable and users can choose between warm yellow, white, green, blue and red lights.
“No book lover can leave the library or bookstore with just one book,” says Murphy. “I love this bookish-themed tote bag that’s perfect for taking home someone’s latest book.”
Start them off young with a fun T-shirt that reads “Read: All the Cool Kids Are Doing It.” Available in onesies and toddler and youth styles, this fun gift also comes in adult sizes with over a dozen colors.
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Allow your book-loving friends to display their favorite literature in the form of art with shadowboxed prints featuring their favorite titles. The high-quality prints of the first-edition books come in birch frames measuring 16.25 inches by 12.25 inches, with one of the options available from “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” to “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”
“When I was on my book tour, I was amazed at how many readers had their copies of ‘Lightlark’ engraved with a personal seal, marking it as part of their personal collection,” says Astor. Huh. “This personalized stamp makes a unique, beautiful gift for any reader.”
High-tech meets luddite with this highly rated laptop case designed to fit the 13-inch MacBook Air. Made from durable PU leather, this is just the thing for the literature lover on your list.
Little readers will snuggle up with this fun library card-themed pillow, which can be personalized to reflect them or their entire family. Add parents as authors, family name as title and display names and birth dates as due dates for up to seven borrowers, for a truly unique gift.
“A staple in my reading life is sticky tabs that turn annotated books into works of art,” says Susan. “They also make sure re-reading your favorite books is even more enjoyable.” This set includes 1,200 colored index tabs.
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English major on your gift list? Stuff the stockings well with a pair of these black and white socks. One sock lists the titles of books that were banned at one point (“1984,” “Native Son” and “The Catcher in the Rye”), while the other shows the titles blacked out. . Available in small and large sizes.
“For those who like to read at night, here’s a solution to squinting in limited light: a bright screen for reading in bed, on a plane, or in the car,” says Astor. Plus, she says, “it’s ultra-thin and light, so you or the readers in your life can easily travel with it.”
“Every book lover needs a reading journal,” says Murphy, and this #Booktok Journal gives readers a place to set reading goals, log book recommendations, and review books they find through TikTok. gives.” “It also includes a list of the most popular book titles on #Booktok.”
“I think bookish stickers make the best, most affordable stocking stuffers for book lovers,” says Murphy. “They’re cute, fun and can do just about anything. Plus, you can mix and match different designs.
Whitman calls this gift “the ultimate coffee mug for a library lover like me.” The ceramic mug holds 11 ounces, is dishwasher-safe, features a wraparound graphic and comes in both classic and tall options.
Have you ever wished that the classic fairy tales you grew up with could be a little more inclusive? This creative kit comes with a re-imagined version of the favorite story including a book, play set and characters. Choose from Snow White’s Sweet Shop, Jack and the Giant’s Grocery, Red’s Animal Hospital and Pinocchio’s Puppet Theatre.
“Blue-light-blocking glasses are the best gift for book lovers who read late at night because they can’t put down their latest book,” says Murphy. “These not only look stylish but also help prevent eye strain and reflect blue light, which can disturb one’s sleep cycle.”
If you know someone who likes to start the morning with some light reading and a strong cup of coffee, consider this ceramic mug. Aside: the definition of “abiliophobia” (fear of running out of reading material). On the other: “Coffee, read, sleep, repeat.” Available in 11- and 15-ounce sizes and white or white with black accents.
Combining books and coffee, this company roasts small-batch beans in Maryland and gives its roasts fun literary names. Whitman says the Dark Chocolate Addie, named for the title hero of V.E. Schwab, “is the most delicious coffee named after one of my favorite book characters.”
Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to Aster’s 2022 YA release “Lightlark,” which focuses on a once-in-a-century contest between the rulers of six realms, each afflicted by a deadly curse. To break their curses, they must fight each other to the death, and in the middle of it all is Isla Crown, trying to make it out of the game as she finds herself torn apart by a romantic entanglement. .
“As seen on supermodel Bella Hadid, this Strand New York City sweatshirt represents one of the country’s most iconic bookstores,” says Astor. “Bonus: It’s super comfortable.”