Bibliophiles are a pretty straightforward group—we love to read. That includes plenty of teachers. But finding a great gift that’s not another bestseller can be daunting. Use this list of 51 gift ideas (OK, a few are books) to find the perfect gifts for all the book lovers on your list.
1. Embroidered felt bookmark
These personalized felt embroidered bookmarks are a beautiful way to save a page. Order sets of one letter as gifts for the book lovers who always have multiple books going at once.
Buy it: Felt bookmark at Etsy
2. Wooden book stand
A gorgeous carved book stand that holds a book, reading glasses, and a mug. This book stand turns pausing a book into a work of art.
Buy it: Carved book stand at Etsy
3. Custom book sweatshirt
A sweatshirt that’s customized with your friend’s favorite book titles, this sweatshirt is a conversation starter for bibliophiles.
Buy it: Custom book sweatshirt at Etsy
4. Bookshelves ornament
We love this ornament, which would look great on a Christmas tree or as a hanging decoration all year round. There are also lots of options for shapes so you can personalize this ornament to its recipient.
Buy it: Bookshelves ornament at Etsy
5. Bookshop candle
Turn any room into a book paradise with a candle that smells like an old bookstore.
Buy it: Bookstore candle at Etsy
6. Book tote
Looking for stylish and practical gifts for book lovers? Enter this classic tote bag for their library hauls.
Buy it: Kate Spade Book Tote at Amazon
7. Reading journal
This reading journal has space to log books you’ve read and write book lists. When completed, it captures a year of reading.
Buy it: Reading journal at Amazon
8. Scratch-off books poster
This is a great gift for someone who likes books, and a challenge, and a challenge about books. Each time they complete a classic title, they scratch off that picture until they’ve read all 100.
Buy it: Scratch off 100 books poster at Amazon
9. Book socks
These socks are clearly for book lovers, from the reading sloths to the messages on the bottom of the feet.
Buy it: Book socks at Amazon
10. Zipper pouch
A modern design on this zipper case makes it a great place to house pens, makeup, or toiletries.
Buy it: Zipper pouch at Amazon
11. Reading light
A reading light that can be taken on the road for reading in the car or that can be used for bedtime reading. (This could be a great gift for the person in your life whose reading keeps you up at night.)
Buy it: LED light at Amazon
12. Book pins
Give book pins with fun sayings to a book lover who loves to decorate bags, shirts, jackets, or backpacks.
Buy it: Book pins at Amazon
13. Open-book tumbler
A tumbler is perfect for reading while drinking something cool on the beach or something warm on a crisp fall day.
Buy it: Book tumbler at Amazon
14. Wearable blanket
It’s easier to read under the blanket when the blanket has sleeves. This is a perfect gift for someone who loves to be warm and cozy while reading.
Buy it: Wearable blanket at Amazon
15. Set of coasters
If you’re buying a gift for a book lover who loves to drink but hates rings on tables, a set of coasters is a practical gift. Plus, a set of coasters with a gorgeous design like these is a great addition to any side table.
Buy it: Set of coasters at Amazon
16. Magnetic bookmarks
A magnetic bookmark is a perfect way to hold a page, and these adorable sloth bookmarks are a great addition to any collection.
Buy it: Magnetic sloth bookmarks at Amazon
17. Murder mystery bookmarks
Also in the bookmark department, match a favorite genre with the perfect bookmark. In this case, horror or true crime with fake-blood-spattered bookmarks.
Buy it: Bloody bookmark at Etsy
18. Book earrings
For a reader who wants everyone to know they love books.
Buy it: Book earrings at Amazon
Just a reminder that reading is good for your brain. These bookends keep that front and center.
Buy it: Brain bookends at Etsy
20. Book necklace
This necklace has a clear message that any book lover will agree with.
Buy it: Book necklace at Amazon
21. Tequila Mockingbird
Tequila Mockingbird is a book of cocktail recipes inspired by novels—such a fun addition to any book collection.
Buy it: Tequila Mockingbird at Amazon
22. Kindle lap desk
This lap desk is a great way to hold a Kindle, for readers who prefer to read on an e-reader.
Buy it: Lap desk at Amazon
23. Book vase
This clear book-shaped vase is pretty enough to stand alone, or it could be a nice addition to a bookshelf as a bookend.
Buy it: Flower vase at Amazon
24. Book puzzle
For when they want to think about books but not read, this 1,000-piece puzzle of book covers is the perfect activity.
Buy it: Book puzzle at Amazon
25. Book plates
Book plates are the perfect gifts for book lovers who want to keep track of the books they lend out and get them back.
Buy it: Book plates at Etsy
26. Throw pillow
A throw pillow with a bookish phrase is a cozy addition to a reading nook or favorite chair.
Buy it: Just One More Chapter pillow at Amazon
27. 1,000 Books To Read Before You Die
A book of books, the perfect gift for book lovers who are always trying to find what to read next.
Buy it: 1,000 Books To Read Before Your Die at Amazon
28. Literary playing cards
A deck of playing cards with backs that look like library inserts is a creative way to bring a love of books into other activities.
Buy it: Literary Playing Cards at Amazon
29. Book stamp
Make sure everyone knows which books belong in their library. Book stamps are fantastic gifts for book lovers. Choose a stamp design that fits with the person you’re gifting it to.
Buy it: Personalized book stamp at Etsy
30. Custom book embosser
And for the book lover who likes an even fancier way to say “this book is mine,” give a personal embosser.
Buy it: Personalized book embosser at Etsy
31. Library set
Turn any book lover into a librarian with their own checkout set.
Buy it: Personal library kit at Amazon
32. Light-filtering glasses
Blue-light-blocking glasses are a perfect gift for people who read on screens.
Buy it: Blue-light-blocking glasses at Amazon
33. Heroic Girls in Books poster
A poster that’s great for a reading corner or office—heroic girls in books.
Buy it: Heroic Girls in Books poster at Amazon
We love these highlighters for readers who like to mark up the books they read.
Buy it: Highlighters at Amazon
35. Book-shaped cookie cutters
An ideal gift for the reader who bakes cookies before, during, or after reading.
Buy it: Book cookie cutters at Amazon
36. Book jacket postcards
A collection of 100 postcards each with a different penguin book jacket is a perfect gift for a reader who likes to send notes, or who could use postcards in a creative way.
Buy it: Penguin book postcards at Amazon
37. Invisible bookshelf
An invisible shelf is perfect to install in a bedroom or living room, and this one adds flare in addition to a place to house books.
Buy it: Invisible bookshelf at Amazon
38. Bathtub caddy
We all know the book lover whose perfect Friday evening is a bubble bath and a book.
Buy it: Tub caddy at Amazon
39. Specialty dust jackets
These specialty dust jackets are for readers who like to display the books they read. Dust jackets are available for other series as well, including Percy Jackson, Twilight, and Harry Potter.
Buy it: Specialty dust jackets at Amazon
40. Adjustable pillow
A pillow that adjusts to make reading comfortable in any position … yes, please!
Buy it: Adjustable reading pillow at Amazon
41. The Book Lover’s Cookbook
The Book Lover’s Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature—the title says it all. A great gift for someone who loves to read classic literature.
Buy it: The Book Lover’s Cookbook at Amazon
42. Bookshelf bookmark
This bookmark has space to fill in all the books they read while using it. Such a creative way to track reading!
Buy it: Bookshelf tracker bookmark at Etsy
43. Throw blanket
A blanket that’s great for any season or weather makes any chair or bed a cozy place to read.
Buy it: Cotton waffle weave throw blanket at Amazon
44. Book-repair tape
Book-repair tape is for book lovers who love to read old books (or who tend to rip the binding of books—you know who they are).
Buy it: Book-repair tape at Amazon
45. Book weight
A book weight is the perfect tool for a reader who wants to read without having to worry about pages flipping. This makes a great small gift or stocking stuffer.
Buy it: Book weight at Amazon
46. Used-book subscription
There are tons of book boxes, but this one curates used books for each month of reading.
Get it: Used-book subscription at Cratejoy
47. Decorative book vase
We can think of book lovers on our list who would love these gifts. Add a book vase or two to their shelf.
Buy it: Decorative book vase at Amazon
48. The Ultimate Reading Challenge
A collection of 25 reading challenges and book-y rewards to inspire bookworms. They’ll find themselves rereading favorite childhood books, reading books that feature indigenous people, or getting book recommendations from a local bookstore.
Buy it: The Ultimate Reading Challenge at Amazon
49. Black authors T-shirt
This shirt is another conversation starter from one book lover to another.
Buy it: Black authors T-shirt at Etsy
50. Bookworm tie
We love this tie to elevate any suit with a literary design.
Buy it: Bookworm tie at Amazon
51. Book mug
No list of gift ideas would be complete without a literary-themed mug, and we love this one that has a bright bookshelf theme.
Buy it: Book mug at Amazon