Ever get people saying to you that they never know what to buy for your birthday or Christmas?
“I know you love reading, but I don’t know what books you already have” is a sentence I hear A LOT. But there are so many great gifts out there for book lovers. These are some of my favourites. I’m sure there’s something to suit every budget, from stocking fillers to denting the credit card extravagant gifts.
This cute little pin is only £5.99 from Waterstones and also comes in green.
Book Worm pin from Waterstones
Large tote bag from Amazon. £6.99 delivered. I treated myself to this bag as it made me smile. It’s roomy and is great for all those books you carry to book signings…just me? No?
Read Lots Of Books bag from Amazon
This site sells some fabulous items. The book lamps come in various Harry Potter designs as well as The Hobbit and Jungle Book. Design pictured is £44.95
Book lamp from Klevercase
This mug is so me! I’m sure many of you agree. It’s £9.99 and available from The Literary Gift Company. Reading and drinking tea/coffee/hot chocolate go together so perfectly…
Mugs from The Literary Gift Company
Book buddles to keep your paperback and hardback books looking as good as new when out and about. My husband bought me two of these earlier this year and I love them. Jules makes them by hand, so they are unique and a very special gift. Prices vary, depending on size.
Book Buddles from Etsy
Book Lover bookmark set from The Literary Emporium
This set of 2 bookmarks is just £3.25 and The Literary Emporium has free P+P over £10, so a great low budget idea. Maybe add a matching pin at £7 to get the free postage?
For those of you who have met me in person at a book event this year, there’s a good chance I was wearing my fabulous book dress from Lindybop. I get so many compliments on it every time I wear it and they also sell a skirt version, which is a very similar design. The dress is £42 and comes in sizes 8-22 (unless they restock sizes again!) and the skirt is £30 and comes in sizes 8-24. And…IT HAS POCKETS!
Book dress from Lindybop
Book skirt from Lindybop
I’ve not yet met a book lover who doesn’t also have a thing for stationary too. These pencils are very nice and you might have to watch who ‘borrows’ them! £6.50 for the set of 5.
Book Lover pencil set from The Literary Emporium
I love this! Really interesting talking piece for just £15 plus P+P
Literary Britain map from Not On The High Street
This is probably the best purse I’ve ever seen! Showcasing a selection of Christmas books, it would be perfect for a book lover. They also sell non Christmassy ones and cookbook purses, for those Bake Off fans. Matching bags, travel card holders and glasses cases all available on the Yoshi website too. I’ve spent far too long trying to choose a favourite, but there’s too many fabulous things on there.
Bookworm range of purses and bags from Yoshi
Book subscription boxes are really taking off at the moment and I would love one of these. This one is by Kate at Book Spot Box and costs £20 plus P+P (£3.95 for UK addresses). They aim to include at least 5 bookish items, as well as a paperback book.
Book subscription box from Book Spot Box
Of course, if you know what kind of books your gift recipient enjoys to read, you can probably find a brilliantly matched gift. Do they love Harry Potter, for instance? There’s tons of merchandise available for Potter fans.
Harry Potter book necklace from Etsy
Solid Oak bookends from Etsy
Amazing box of themed biscuits from Etsy
Or are they a fan of the Classics? Penguin have some wonderful ideas from mugs and notebooks to umbrellas.
Pride and Prejudice mug from Penguin
The Weather umbrella from Penguin
Jane Austen literary tea bags from Book Lover Gifts
Classic book covers scarf from Etsy
Charlotte Bronte stationary set from Book Lover Gifts
Hope this has given you a few ideas, either for yourself or to buy for a friend or family member. Happy Shopping!