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:

LITERARY MUGS

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

BOOK INSPIRED BAGS

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

BOOKWORM COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

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

TOTE BAG

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

BOOK ENDS

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

POUCHES

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

LITERARY SCENTED CANDLES

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!

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