Unique Gifts for Book Lovers

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Looking for unique gifts for book lovers? The ideas on this list will give you some quirky inspiration for gifts for your favorite reader and bookworm.

Buying gifts for bookworms isn’t always easy. Yes, you know they would always be happy with books–but which books? What haven’t they read? What are they dying to read? Do you really need to expand their already-huge TBR or add more to their overflowing bookshelves?

A gift card to buy books or a Book of the Month subscription are always good choices–you know your reader will love more books–but sometimes you want to do something different.

These gift ideas for book lovers include items you and your reader may have never seen before.

It’s kind of satisfying to find gifts for readers that are unique and sometimes quirky nods to your bookworm’s favorite hobby. They’ll be thrilled to dress up their bookshelves, their walls, their books, and even their pets with bookish gifts to make them smile.

And if you’re the bookworm, treat yourself to a gift that celebrates your devotion to reading, literature, and story.

Quirky and Unique Gifts for Bookworms

Wicked Witch Bookmark

You’ll smile every time you mark your spot and each time you pick up your book.

Fairy Book House

These would be amazing little surprises to add to your bookshelf! Dress up your kids’ bookshelf with a little bit of fairy magic, or add it in among your adult books. Any reader can enjoy a little bit of magic.

Book Box Electronics Hider

Even book lovers need wifi and now you can hide the boxes and cords with books. You can’t actually read these, but they look so much nicer than the electronics.

Library Card Compact

Remember the good old library card days every time you grab your mirror.

Upcycled Book Letters

These are customizable, but I love the example that simply says “READ.”

Nose-Shaped Eyeglass Stand

Another quirky little addition to a bookshelf that’s also functional! Get it with or without the lips, with a mustache, or for your favorite shushing librarian.

Book soaps

Book Soap

These book soaps are too cute to use, but you know you want them in your bathroom.

Bookworm made of scrap metal and nuts and bolts

Metal Art Bookworm

Put this quirky little guy on your bookshelves with all your favorite books.

Bookworm dog collar

Bookworm Dog Collar

Your favorite reading buddy deserves to show their book love, too! (Not to worry if your buddy isn’t a dog–there’s also a bookish cat collar.)

Blue planter bookend, a great present for readers

Planter Bookend

This is so simple and pretty–and maybe I’d actually keep a plant alive if it was holding up my books. The perfect gift for the personal library of a plant and book lover.

Bookmark pen holder, a great gift for readers

Bookmark Pen Holder

Love to add marginalia while you’re reading? This bookmark pen holder is exactly what you need to keep your pens and highlighters handy while you read. (Plus, my blogging friend Allison at My Novel Life makes them. Check out her store!) These would be excellent book club gifts.

Bookshelf diorama kit, a unique gift for book lovers

Bookshelf Diorama Kit

I’m kind of obsessed with these dioramas as fun artistic surprises on a bookshelf. You can get some amazing ones from artists (though they’re pricy), or you can get a DIY kit like this one to make your own. An amazing and detailed literary gift idea.

Literature of the World Map

Literature of the World Map

Travel the world through literature–the perfect gift for book nerds and travel junkies. This amazing map shows famous books from around the world.

Line drawing of a woman reading

Minimalist Reader Art

I am always looking for great bookish art, but so much of it is too dark or too busy for my taste. I love the simplicity of this reader art print.

Reading journals, great gifts for book lovers.

Reading Journals

Reading journals are the perfect colorful addition to your bookshelf and reading life. Get multi-colored journal to track books to read, books you love, and books you’ve read. These would also be great gifts for a book club.

Quirky and Unique Gifts for Book Lovers


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