The Ultimate Gift Ideas for Book Lovers
We all know a book lover, maybe you are one yourself. For these people, nothing beats staying in and cozying up with a good book. When their birthday rolls around, or the holidays, it can feel impossible to know what to get them. Of course the one thing that comes to mind is- more books! But beyond that, it can be quite the challenge to get a book lover the perfect gift.
If you are thinking of buying your book lover friend or family member a book, we have just one question for you: How do you know they haven’t already read the book? Book lovers, surprisingly, love to read, and do a lot of it! While the intention of getting them a book is sweet, it is a risky move for those voracious readers. If that was your one idea, don’t worry. We have plenty of other ideas to help you out.
Thankfully, we are here to help. We have selected these gifts for book lovers so that you can get them a unique gift that is more than just another book to add to their collection. Books are great, but sometimes it is nice to get someone something different.
5 Ways to Celebrate Book Lovers Day with a Special Gift
Book Lovers Day is an absolute favorite day for bibliophiles to fully embrace their love for all things books. Falling on August 9th, it is a day you absolutely need to mark down on your calendar if your spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, or close friend is a book lover.
While it may not be an important day for you, it certainly is for them! A great way to help them celebrate the day is to get them a special gift. Seeing as this isn’t as popular of a holiday, you might be totally unsure what to get.
There are plenty of great gift ideas that are perfect to give on Book Lovers Day. To help get you ready for the day, here are some gift ideas to get you thinking.
Most, if not all, book worms will have a treasured collection of books that they love to display. Keeping them on display ensures they can always be part of the discussion when friends come over, or so that they can easily grab a book when they need to relax and read a favorite novel for the second, or third, or fourth time- who’s counting?!
Bookends are a great gift because they are practical and fun! Bookends help keep books standing upright, which is especially important if you have a small group of books that you want to properly display. These don’t just have to be practical, though! There are so many different designs of bookends making this a great gift.
2. Go for the original copy
If you are really looking to impress your book lover friend or family member, consider searching for an original copy of their favorite book. Keep in mind to pull this gift off you need two pieces of information:
- What their favorite book is
- Confirmation that they don’t already have a prized original copy
If you’ve got that info, great! Consider doing some research online or going to a local bookshop and ask some questions to see what you can figure out. Depending on the book, it may be a bit tricky (or pricey) to get an original copy. If not an original, consider getting one signed by the author.
3. Furnish the book nook
The key to a truly wonderful night in with a good book isn’t just having a good book - it’s having the perfect space to enjoy the book in! A great gift that doesn’t directly have to do with books is to get them something to add to their book nook! This could be a new cozy armchair, a super soft blanket, a reading light for those late night reading marathons, or even a book holder that makes it easier to hold a book open.
Depending on the space they have, you might even be able to gift some new or updated decorations to really make the space more cozy.
4. An e-reader
While many book worms are more traditionalists when it comes to reading, practicality is also something to keep in mind. There is something so special about actually getting to turn the page of a book, that new book smell, and getting to display certain book covers.
However, if you know a book lover that lives in a smaller space, or who is traveling a lot, an e-reader is actually a great option for them. With an e-reader, they can read while on the go, and have as many book options available to them as they want!
5. A subscription service
Finally, there is no denying that those who love books are always on the hunt for more books. However, it can be hard to keep up with what they have read, or what they are interested in reading next. Instead of having to take your best guess, consider gifting a subscription service that gives the wonderful gift of books each and every month.
Plus, this way, the job of selecting a book is either on the subscription service, or on the reader - not on you!
From an upgrade to their reading nook, to a special copy of a certain book, to new books, reading tech, and more, there are plenty of great gift ideas to help celebrate the holiday.