Holiday Gift Guide for the Bookworm

Another holiday gift guide coming your way…I couldn’t go the whole holiday season without writing a gift guide for the BOOKWORM aka me! Everyone knows how much I love buying new books, but I also loving giving people my favorite books to read as well. You might be asking yourself… what do you give a bookworm for the holidays? Um how ’bout a damn book? Duh. Well yeah there’s that… but it’s time to get more clever and creative that will leave your beloved bookworms surprised and excited this season. Here are 7 non-book gift ideas for all BOOKWORMS:


A true bookworm knows mugs go hand-in-hand (literally) with reading… a good cup of coffee with a great book is the perfect Sunday morning. A mug with a quote from a favorite author or book is the way to go.

SHOP: ObviousState Literary Coffee Mugs – $12-$20

SHOP: Great Gatsby Mug – $7-$12

SHOP: Bookshelf Mug – $14


Whether you want to carry around your books or just add a quirky statement to any outfit, book inspired bags are the ideal gift for a bookworm. Danielle Nicole has a new Harry Potter collection (yes Harry Potter inspired backpacks!).

SHOP: Danielle Nicole Harry Potter Bolt Backpack – $78

SHOP: Beauty and the Beast Crossbody Bag – $68


I mean it does seem obvious…getting a bookworm a book. But a way to be original with it is to get a book that functions both as an interesting read and a fun decoration – a coffee table book!

SHOP: I’d Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers – $11.24

SHOP: Humans of New York: Stories – $19

SHOP: American Writers at Home – $61

SHOP: Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age to Our Age – $44


A cute tote bag goes a long way…you can use it for the farmer’s market but also bookstore runs. You can even personalize a tote bag with a name, favorite book title, or quote. Or get a tote bag from their favorite bookshop (mine is the Notting Hill Bookshop….Hugh Grant duh).

SHOP: Apolis Personalized Tote Bag – $68

(For the Notting Hill lovers) SHOP: The Notting Hill Bookshop tote – $15


Bookworms love decorating their homes with all their books…so why not help in the process and buy them quirky or trendy book ends that fit their aesthetic and style?

SHOP: Spring Thing X Sylvester Bookend Planter – $45

SHOP: Metal Bookends Bracket Curly Braces – $59

SHOP: Vintage Book Cut Outs – $12 per letter


We all love a good pouch – whether to hold all our makeup, hair products, or even pens and pencils. Try one of these book inspired pouches that your favorite bookworm can carry with them anywhere.

SHOP: Kate Spade New York Bella Bookshelf  Pencil Pouch Set – $30

SHOP: Society6 Carry-all Pouch – $12


These candles are named after locations in literary classics and their scents evoke the books’ most memorable moments and places. A great gift for readers to use while they’re devouring their favorite book.

SHOP: Uncommon Goods Literary Candles – $16 

SHOP: Paddywax Candles Oscar Wilde Scented Soy Candle (can also buy Edgar Allan Poe and Ralph Waldo Emerson) – $20

SHOP: B&N Library Candles Jane Austen Edition – $19.95

Why stop at candles? SHOP: The Great Gatsby Matches – $3

Comfy Throw Blanket and Pillow

Who doesn’t love wrapping themselves up with a huge, comfy blanket and laying in a pile full of soft pillows? The perfect gift for a book addict.

SHOP: Cuddle Up Faux Fur Throw Blanket – $149

(Matching Pillow) SHOP: ‘Cuddle Up’ Faux Fur Heart Accent Pillow – $49

SHOP: Anthropologie Pierre Throw Blanket – $128

SHOP: Anthropologie Heradia Pillow – $88-$128

SHOP: Urban Outfitters Chenille Sweater Throw Blanket – $79

SHOP: Ruthie Velvet Floor Pillow – $49

SHOP: Stay Home Fleece Pillow – $39

And remember…when all else fails…just get them the damn book. Happy shopping!