If You Love Books, You're Going to Lose It Over These 25 Literary-Inspired Items
Giving someone a gift is always a kind gesture. But if you want to go above and beyond, opt for something that speaks to a topic or hobby they're passionate about. Taking this thoughtful route ensures the gift will be meaningful to them, and it also helps you focus your search. As an avid reader and writer, I'm particularly well-equipped to curate a wish list for bookworms.
So if you're wondering what to get someone and you know they enjoy literature, look no further: This is the ultimate gift guide for book lovers. From thoughtful cards to affordable and punny knickknacks, high-fashion clutches, and limited-edition classic books that cost more than a used car, this is the definitive list of gifts a book lover would appreciate at every budget.
Scroll through the 25 book lover gift ideas below to get started, or if you happen to be a book lover yourself, get ready to treat yourself (or pass it on to someone who will spoil you).
A Bookcase or Library Ladder
A Pair of Bookends
Dining and Reading
Dinah Fried Fictitious Dishes ($16)
This imaginative coffee table book is the best gift ever for anyone who loves food, classic literature, and photography. Each page is a photographic interpretations of interpretations of culinary moments from books such as the madcap tea party from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the watery gruel from Oliver Twist, the lavish chicken breakfast from To Kill a Mockingbird, the stomach-turning avocado-and-crabmeat salad from The Bell Jar, and the seductive cupcakes from The Corrections, and more (don't worry, the clam chowder in Moby Dick makes an appearance).
Tim Federie Tequila Mockingbird ($10)
Similar to the above, only this is more recipe-oriented and focuses on cocktails rather than food. Now they can curl up with their favorite book and a corresponding drink, like The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose, Love in the Time of Kahlua, A Rum of One's Own, and Vermouth the Bell Tolls. So many good puns it hurts.
Artwork Inspired by Literature
A Book Clutch
A Bedside Reading Light
Customized Sets and Collectables
Virginia Woolf The Waves ($3647)
I stumbled upon my dream shopping corner in London: On one side of the road was Dover Street Market, and on the other was Peter Harrington, a bookstore filled with one-of-a-kind collectible books like this one, published at the historic Hogarth Press and with a dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell.
Knickknacks and Puns
A Book Within a Book
Buzzy New Books
Little Fires Everywhere is a page-turner. If the book lover in your life hasn't read it yet, I'm sure it's on their list, so they'll appreciate you saving them a trip to the store.
Amazon Kindle E-Reader ($80)
And last but not least is this bonus gift. Though we love the physical joys of leafing the pages of a worn book, an e-reader is simply more practical for anyone who reads a ton, especially while traveling.
Do you have any gift ideas for book lovers? Share them with us in the comments below.