Buying gifts for our friends and family is a serious and important task. And as fun and enjoyable as it can be sometimes, other times can turn out to be a headache. I’m here to help you find the perfect presents for your book-lovers friends and family members. Buying gifts for book lovers is so much fun when you see all the cool accessories you can spoil your close ones with.
So whether it’s for their birthday or Christmas (Christmas is coming by the way!) or another holiday, you can use the guide below to surprise them with an awesome gift.
In this post, you can find all sorts of ideas book lovers usually like. Plus, if you’re looking for something budget-friendly, I’ve got that covered below too.
I’VE ALSO INCLUDED SOME FABULOUS READY-TO-GO GIFT BOXES THAT YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE! SEE HERE.
Budget-Friendly Gifts For Book Lovers (UNDER $50)
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sCENTED CANDLE AND COZY BLANKET
A scented candle is such a good way to create a cozy and warm atmosphere. This product combines the scent of cinnamon apples and whipped vanilla frosting. It’s especially perfect for the cold season. PLUS, a huge advantage it has is that it can burn up to 110 hours and it comes with a lid. This way, it preserves the fragrance when not used.
Combine this with the soft blanket below, and your friends will have you to thank for the relaxing cool days and nights spent reading their favorite books.
Click on the image to choose the color and dimensions of the blanket.
BOOK LOVERS Tumbler Cup with Lid
A classic gift idea for book lovers. This tumbler cup is suitable for a more playful person who loves quotes and maybe cats.
On one face of the cup, there’s a quote that says “We lose ourselves in books. We find ourselves there too.” Also, what’s great about this is it comes with an anti-leak lid. This and the fact that it can keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours, makes it the perfect travel mug for book lovers.
BOOK LIGHT FOR READING IN BED
This is a cool and useful device for someone who is used to reading in bed. You’ve probably noticed the unusual shape and design. That’s because this is a NECK READING LIGHT. You attach it around your neck, adjust the bendable arms and the brightness level, and then start reading without a worry in the world. It’s so comfortable you forget it’s even there.
Click on the image above to pick a color and see more details.
HANDS-FREE READING BOOKSTAND
And here’s another awesome and modern device you probably didn’t know existed. How does this work? You use the lateral clips to attach and hold the pages. It can sustain thick books and thinner ones alike. This is why it is also useful for studying. In addition to that, it can hold magazines, tablets, and kindles. And, as you can see, it comes with a portable book light. Imagine all the multitasking your friend can do thanks to you.
Not only that, but this device also has a few notable advantages that can positively influence their health:
- no more neck pain or fatigue
- reduces spine pain
- can reduce the risk of developing myopia
So if you have the kind of friend or a family member who’s an avid book reader AND is also passionate about technology OR maybe suffers from pain caused by the typical reading position, surprise them with this awesome gift!
30 cardboard bookmarks with vintage designs are also a cute idea for your friend’s gift. They come in a box and have a very affordable price. You can get this as an addition to something else you already bought OR together with other items in this post. Now your friend can stop using torn pieces of paper as bookmarks.
WINE GLASS FOR BOOK LOVERS
If you have the type of friend who loves to read while also enjoying a glass o wine, juice, milk, or even hot beverages, this is it! It is suitable for any occasion, not just birthdays. It has a modern, simple, yet fun design. And, of course, if you want, you can combine it with any other item in this guide.
ROSE GLASS LAMP
The rose glass lamp is a fabulous gift for women. The best occasions are Christmas or Valentine’s Day, but of course, you can make it work on other days as well.
The Beauty and the Best style gives the room an enigmatic look. Although it’s not meant to be used as a reading light, book lovers do enjoy beautiful decor items. So I’m sure your loved one will fall in love with this unique gift.
By the way, the product comes in a variety of colors. Just click the image above to see other options.
COZY SOCKS WITH FUNNY MESSAGE
In case you’re looking for something cute, funny, and cozy, you’ve found it! This is especially great for Christmas, so your friend can stay warm while enjoying some good books. Get this with the scented candle and/or cozy blanket to complete the package. Now your friend can stay warm and relax doing what she loves.
Keep in mind that they come in one color and one universal size that fits sizes 6-10.
Who doesn’t dream of having something like this? Just imagine this: after a long day at work, during a cold winter night, you (and by “you” I mean the friend you’re going to give this to) prepare yourself a hot bath. You light a few scented candles. Throw some bath bombs in. Play your favorite spa music (hint: try jazz). And now, thanks to this awesome bathtub pillow, you can sit comfortably and really relax without muscle pain.
This pillow is designed to support your neck and shoulder in order to relieve the tension in your muscles. What’s more, it’s machine washable and easy to clean, it dries quickly AND it’s not even expensive. You’ll want this for yourself too, not just for your friend.
Also read: 6 Feel-Good Love Stories To Read
FABULOUS DONE-FOR-YOU GIFT BOXES
BOOK LOVERS GIFT BOX
This is a classic idea, but it surprises any time. A done-for-you gift box created especially for book lovers. So what can you find inside? A printed tote bag, a pair of cozy printed reading socks, a wooden page holder, a cute mini sign which reads “Shhhh I’m reading”, and a silicone pointer bookmark. Five accessories every reader wants. What’s more, you can give this on any occasion, not just on birthdays.
SPA GIFT BOX
Now if you want to give something a bit more unexpected and oriented towards self-care, spa, and relaxation, here are two beautiful sets. The first one includes a rose gold tumbler that reads “Not a day over fabulous”, a reusable steel straw, a compact mirror, a pink makeup bag, a trinket tray that reads “Not a day over fabulous”, a cute greeting card, a scented candle, a rose handmade soap, 2 baby blue bath bombs, as well as a pair of baby blue plush lounge socks. And they all come packed in an elegant gift box.
The second is a lavender-based set consisting of a natural pumice stone for feet, 2 bath bombs, bath salts, a 2-in-1 dry skin brush with a wooden massager brush, a body scrub, a 2-in-1 round exfoliating loofah scrub sponge with bath shower pouf, a shower gel, bubble bath, body lotion, soap flower, a premium natural loofah back scrubber, as well as a wooden body massager roller stick and a wooden facial massager and roller. All in a natural bamboo box.
So pretty much everything you can dream of for a spa day. This makes it the perfect gift for women. And, in addition to that, it works on any occasion.
PERSONAL LIBRARY KIT
This is another classic gift, but so good. If your friend enjoys writing or doing things manually, this is an awesome idea. It has an old-school feel to it. So what does it include? 20 self-adhesive pockets, 20 check-out cards, a date stamp, a stamp pad, and also a Genuine pencil. This set is suitable for both men and women of all ages and on every occasion.
The product comes in a variety of designs, so click on the picture above to select your favorite.
TEA CARE BOX
One more present that screams spa, coziness, and relaxation. Here, you have a classy box filled with a mini honey bar, organic chai tea, a speckled ceramic mug, cinnamon sticks, a pair of cozy white socks, and a greeting card. What’s cool about this is that you can select the text on the card from a variety of options. Sending hugs, thank you, thinking of you, cheers, and many others. Click on the image to see more options.
WINE GIFT SET
I’ve got something for wine drinkers and amateurs too. The set contains an electrical wine bottle opener and wine bottle foil cutter, 5 wine stoppers with a fun message on them, a premium wine aerator, AND the free wine pairing guide booklet.
Again, this is great for men and women too. And it is proper for any holiday, birthdays, or other events.
GIFT IDEAS AND SETS THAT ARE OVER $50
There are also tons of cool gifts you can buy if you allow a budget of over $50 for it. I’ll show you the best ideas from cheaper to more expensive. MORE FABULOUS AND DELICIOUS GIFT BOXES ARE INCLUDED HERE AS WELL! So let’s surprise your friends and family with some extraordinary presents!
FLOOR LAMP FOR READING
You must know your friend or close one, right? Do they need a floor lamp in their bedroom, living room, or reading spot? Because this would be a great addition to their inventory. It’s not that expensive and you have the chance to get it a few percentages off if you hurry. Plus it’s easy to assemble and works for every occasion.
EXTRA LARGE READING PILLOW
Here’s another comfortable idea you can surprise your friend with. This is a foam reading pillow for reading in bed or on the couch. Even on the floor. It is cozy and easy to wash. The softness is adjustable by stuffing in or out. Plus, it has amazing reviews from people who bought it. It’s not extremely expensive. Just a little over $50, but it is definitely worth it. So if you want to invest in it, I’m sure your friend will appreciate it.
Harry & David Classic Meat & Cheese Gift Box
Have you thought about getting something delicious for your book-lover friends? Depending on your friend’s taste, you can give them something based on meat and cheese, such as this gift box, something sweet, like the one below, OR even a mix between sweet and salty.
Harry & David’s Classic Meat & Cheese Gift Box is thought out especially as A GIFT BOX. It includes hickory-smoked summer sausage, Garlic Jack cheese, Colby Jack cheese, three-seed crackers, and honey hot mustard. And here’s the good part. It works for any occasion! Christmas, birthdays, get-well-soon presents, and so on. Not only that, but the food is of premium quality, and Harry & David is a trusted company in The United States ever since 1934.
Wolferman’s Deluxe Berry Breakfast Box
If your friend has a sweet tooth, give them this! Wolferman’s Deluxe Berry Breakfast gift box contains Cherry Blossom English muffins, traditional Blueberry English muffins, mini Cranberry Citrus English muffins, two apple cranberry and two blueberry scones, two bags of Tiffin blend coffee, Cranberry orange loaf cake, and strawberry preserves. Give them as a birthday gift or any holiday gift. You and your friends and/or family can savor these together.
Harry & David Sweet and Salty Gift Box
And finally, a mixt basket of sweets and salty goods. Surprise your friends and family with Moose Munch Premium Popcorn with classic caramel, mixed nuts (cashews, almonds, walnuts, pecans), party snack mix, raspberry galettes, 3 white chocolate raspberry cookie bars, and fruit salad gummies. It works for birthdays, holidays, any occasion, or no occasions at all.
READING CHAIR WITH OTTOMAN
Another great idea every book lover enjoys is a comfy chair we can read in and just relax. This one comes with an ottoman as well. So this means extra comfort for when we want to stretch our legs. The chair comes in two colors, has a small side pocket (perfect for a book or kindle), and fits well in a bedroom or living room as well. In addition to that, the softness of the material and the design give it a modern feel.
It is a bit more expensive than the usual gifts, but if you want to and can purchase it for your friends or family, they will absolutely love it.
Click on the image above to pick the color.
If your friend or family member doesn’t have one, you’re sure going to give them one of the most useful and memorable gifts a book lover would want.
With a digital capacity of 8GB or 16GB, your friend will be able to read books while traveling or taking a bath, during work breaks, or with the light off, without overfilling their bag with tons of books, having creased pages from the steam or needing extra light.
The device is light, easy to use, and WATERPROOF! What’s more, thanks to the adjustable warm light, it’s friendly and healthy for the eyes, This means no more headaches like you would get from reading on your phone or laptop.
Kindle also offers access to Amazon and Goodreads while connected to WiFi.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON HOW TO PREPARE THE PERFECT GIFT
Now that you have an entire list of gifts for book lovers, you can pick something amazing for your friends and family. I’ve only suggested what items go well together, but, of course, you can combine them as you want. Or, if you go with one of the gift boxes, you don’t have to worry about choosing more products or about the packaging.
On the other hand, if you select something other than the already-done-for-you sets, or even something that’s not on my list, make sure to get the products first. Only then buy the gift box or wrapping paper. This way, you make sure everything fits in.