Readers can be tricky creatures to please when it comes to holiday shopping. Sure, you know that they like books, but it can be almost impossible to stay ahead of an avid book worm's Goodreads list, and there’s no way to surprise them with a book they haven’t read without first asking. And this isn’t even getting into where your reader falls on the printed book versus Ebook continuum. But don’t worry: there are plenty of gifts for book lovers that don’t just default to gift cards.
Not that there’s anything wrong with gift cards. But if you’d like to present your reader with a more personal gift sure to help their literary habit, there are definitely a lot of great choices. Even the humble bookmark comes in some pretty cool formats these days.
Whether your buddy prefers a good mystery or burns through romance novels like nobody’s business, there is a handy gift suited to her particular tastes. Literary teas, a heroine-worthy scarf, and a candle that smells like old books are just a few of the choices. Reading time just got a whole lot more fabulous for your lucky gift recipient.
1Hybsk Classical Delicacy Feather Metal Bookmarks
2Reading Journal: For Book Lovers
5Old Books Candle
In my experience, there's a high correlation between book lovers and tea drinkers. Reading and hot tea just go together perfectly. If this sounds like your friend, Novel Teas is a bag of 25 individual tea bags with literary quotes. Your buddy can enjoy a little literary insight with the perfect cup of tea.
10. Dick: A Card Game Based on the Novel by Herman Melville
Dick: A Card Game Based on the Novel by Herman Melville is just that — a card game based on Moby Dick. Your buddy can gather up a few like-minded friends, serve some drinks, and let the games begin.