If You Love Books, You're Going to Lose It Over These 10 Literary-Inspired Items

Updated 11/07/18

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 10 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

v bookcase-room divider
Oz Design Furniture DJ Large Bookcase $899

Give them a subtle hint that they should organize their massive collection of books, while also making their living room feel like their favourite place on earth a library. Since it's a larger piece of furniture, make sure they have enough room.

Some Unique Bookends

set of 2 endiron marble bookends
West Elm Agate Bookends $39

These bookends are elegant and affordable so the book lover in your life will be able to keep their prized possessions looking beautiful at all times.

Somewhere comfy for them to read

Collectika Paul Kafka Style Armchair

Price Upon Request

Having a comfortable place to read is very important and a comfy arm chair like this would be perfect either in a larger space, like a lounge room, or in a small reading nook. 

A Cushion For Extra Reading Comfort

Kmart Kira Cushion $4

A comfortable cushion on the seat is key for the best reading session because if you're not feeling relaxed, you cannot concentrate on the wonderful words you're reading.  

A Table to rest a drink on

Bibliothèque Bougie Parfumée Scented Candle
Milano Republic Replica Noguchi Coffee Table $329 $289

Some people like to have a cup of tea, coffee or some other tasty beverage whilst reading, so having a place to put their beverage is essential. 

A Coffee Table Book For The Coffee Table

Aimee Song World Of Style $27

Everyone needs at least one coffee table book in their library.

A Lamp To Brighten Up their reading space

West Elm Overarching Acrylic Shade Floor Lamp $499

Sometimes a bit of mood lighting, that also helps someone to read when the sun sets, is the perfect gift. 

A nice fragrance for their reading space

Diptyque Feu De Bois Candle $87

Make their space smell cosy with a comforting scent. 

A Magazine Rack

Kmart Magazine Rack $12

For those who prefer to read magazines. 

Their Favourite Book

Rupi Kaur The Sun and Her Flowers $20

If you know their favourite book and know that they have yet to buy it themselves, why not pop it into your cart and give it to them yourself?

Related Stories