Finding the perfect gift can be daunting but hopefully, this list can give you good ideas of things for your book-loving family and friends! This list is packed full of things that make reading easier and more enjoyable. Some allow your bookworm to read at night. Others allow you to give the gift of enjoying a book in comfort.
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1. Neck Light
A neck light makes reading at night, or while traveling so much easier. It is hard to read while holding up a light or trying to get the right angle without an arm getting tired. This neck light is the solution for hands-free light that doesn’t move. It comes with adjustable arms that can easily be manipulated to shine right where you need it to. It also has different degrees of brightness and warmth to fit any lighting situation. This particular one has a high battery capacity to last for weeks of heavy reading and charges quickly with an included USB-C cable.
2. Light Wedge
This is another favorite for reading in the dark or less well-lit areas without disturbing everyone around you. This glass wedge is about 7 inches by 5 inches and would work well for most small to medium-sized books. Larger books like textbooks and large prints might be a bit tricky. If you decide to get this gift don’t forget the batteries.
3. Blue Light Glasses
Blue light glasses are the perfect gift for the reader who uses a tablet, phone, or e-readers because blue light from digital screens can cause eye fatigue and make it harder to fall asleep at night. These glasses have a special reflective coating that prevents a portion of the blue light from getting through to the eyes. This collection is great for men and women. Plus there are enough that they can store a pair in each of their favorite reading spots.
It may seem dumb to get an actual Kindle when you can just read on the app but the experience is definitely worth it. After reading off the app for years, I love reading on a Kindle. By using a feature found only on the device you can turn any book into an audiobook for free. Granted it is with a highly digitized voice but you can pay extra for the Audible version and listen seamlessly on your device. This is definitely the way to go if you read mostly digital editions.
5. Headphones or Earbuds
A great set of headphones or earbuds is the perfect gift for the reader who enjoyed audiobooks. Noise-canceling headphones are a great way to limit distractions and being wireless makes it easy to listen to your books from a phone or e-reader. These earbuds have a long playtime and are fast charging to maximize listening time.
6. Reading Inspired Shirts
Who doesn’t love a graphic tee? These shirts are great for relaxing and pick up a book. Here are a few suggestions for book-related shirts.
7. Baby Onesie
A bookworm shirt for the family’s smallest reader because it is never too early to fall in love with books.
8. Page Holder
One difficulty for readers is holding large new books open. Especially one-handed so you can do something with the other hand. This page holder fits over the thumb and helps your book to stay open. This is the perfect stocking stuffer. These come in a bunch of different shapes and sizes but all help the avid book reader.
9. Glass Weight
This glass page weight allows for easy hands-free reading and is perfect for the multi-tasking reader. This is especially great for holding open a cookbook and protecting pages from cooking mishaps. It isn’t foolproof but it can help a book to last a little longer.
10. Portable Reading Easel
An easel is another great gift for hands-free reading and they work for books and devices. Easels reduce neck and eye strain allowing the reader to be more comfortable and read for longer periods of time. This particular easel folds up for easy travel and the reading angle can be adjusted too.
11. Bamboo Stand
This is another awesome portable book stand with an adjustable angle. This easel has the option to hold the pages open and can fit larger and heavier books. Definitely a win for anyone reading for long periods of time off a device because now your arms won’t get tired from holding the screen just right.
12. Book Themed Throw Pillows
Why not show off your favorite hobby with a pillow that you can also use when you are reading a book! Here are just a few of our picks.
13. Reading Pillow
A reading pillow is a great way to make reading comfortable anywhere whether in bed, on the ground, or curled up on the couch. This pillow helps provide support for comfortable reading.
14. A Warm Blanket
Blankets are a must for staying warm on cold winter nights, especially while trying to finish one more chapter. This one is large and soft making it great for any reading position.
15. The Ultimate Blanket
The hard part about reading and blankets is holding the book while having maximum blanket coverage. This ultimate blanket fixes this problem and it even has a couple of pouches for your feet to stay nice and toasty!
16. Warm Socks
These warm socks are will keep any toes toasty this winter. Give the gift of a soft, warm, stretchy partner for a rainy day stuck inside reading.
17. Book Socks
Crazy socks are in right now and aren’t going out of fashion any time soon. These are a great way to show off a passion for books and let your socks speak for you while your reading.
What better way to stay warm than wrapped up in your favorite book! A few of these scarves have the entire book printed on them and if you get bored you can read it right off the scarf.
19. Book Lover Keychain
This keychain has a miniature book to take with you and perfect for all occasions. Plus it has fewer words so you are less tempted to spend a night out with your nose stuck in a book.
20. Book Tote
Every bookworm needs a large sturdy bag to haul all their books to and from the library. The perfect bag is large enough that it can fit the books you need but not too large, otherwise, it will be too heavy when filled to the brim. Here are a few of our favorites.
21. Last Word Bookmark
It can be hard to remember where you left off. This bookmark allows you to mark the last line or word that you read enabling you to pick up right where you stopped!
22. Timer Bookmark
This bookmark is perfect for young readers who need to keep track of how long you read on a daily basis. The timer can be used to count down or you can use it as a stopwatch to track the small moments of sneaking a few pages in during school. I had one of these when I was younger and used it until it broke.
23. Book Mugs
Most readers have a whole routine before settling down with a book. A common part of that routine is filling up a mug with something warm to drink and relax with. No matter what drink your favorite reader prefers, a great mug can add a little extra to their reading routine. Check out some of these great book mugs.
24. Hot Chocolate
Now that your reader has a mug, they need something warm to go inside! My favorite brand of hot chocolate is Land o’ Lakes. It is worth dishing out a little extra for the rich chocolate flavor.
25. Book Friendly Snacks
Snacks are always welcome when reading but just make sure to get book friendly snacks that won’t leave a mess on the pages. I suggest gummy snacks, jelly beans, crackers, and trail mix. Stay away from chocolate (it melts on the fingers), Cheetos (cheese dust for days!), lollypops, and popcorn. You’ll librarian will thank me later.
Many readers run out of room to display their books pretty quickly. A bookshelf is usually a welcome present. I would double-check with the gift receiver discreetly before purchasing though, to make sure they have enough space for it.
27. Kindle Unlimited Subscription
Kindle Unlimited is like Netflix but for books. There is a wide selection of popular and brand new books that a subscriber can read. Believe it or not, you can gift it to a friend too. Book Riot laid out all the steps for gifting a Kindle Unlimted Subscription and redeeming one in this post. In conclusion, this is a great option if you don’t know what kind of book to get for your bookworm. It allows them to pick the books they want to enjoy.
This one might be a no-brainer but a great gift for a reader is a book. Try getting them a book from their favorite author. However, if they are the kind who buy lots of books try getting them something outside their normal genre of choice, or one of your favorite books. When in doubt go for a classic fan-favorite like Harry Potter. For more book inspiration check out this post full of books like Harry Potter.
There are so many different directions you can go when giving a gift to a bookworm and hopefully I helped point out a few of the many possibilities. If you were able to think of more ideas write them in the comments below so all of us can benefit from your stellar ideas!