10 Perfect Last-Minute Gifts for Book Lovers

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Are you stuck on what to get for your pals and fellow book lovers this holiday season? Don’t fret! I’ve done some pre-shopping on your behalf. Here is my list of 10 perfect, last-minute gifts for book lovers!

I will not judge you if you buy these “for a friend,” but end up keeping them for yourself.

#1 Literary Candle

Literary candles are all the rage in our bookish community and one of the most perfect gifts for book lovers. There are so many options! If you know their favorite fandom, choose something Harry Potter, Narnia, or Lord of the Rings inspired. Otherwise, go with this classic Book Store scent. Hint, hint: there’s even some called Rainy Day Reads, Reading at the Cafe, and Old Books.

Bookstore 8 oz soy candle front view

#2 Custom Book Embosser

It’s ever booklover’s dream to have their own library. Why not make it official with a custom book embosser? I have wanted to one of these forever and I know plenty a reader who would agree. They will freak out when they see this under the wrapping paper. It’s a near guarantee.

book pages embosser

#3 Library Socks

Did you think receiving socks was boring?! They’re not now! Not when they’re library themed! Grab a pair from Out of Print. They come in gray, blue, and yellow.

#4 Bookish Tote Bag

Bookworm Boutique has tons of super cutesy designs that make great gifts for book lovers. If I had to pick one, I think this would be it. Check out more of her stuff over on Society6.

If I Can't Take My Book... (inverted) Tote Bag

#5 Book Beau

Nothing has been blowing up my Instagram feed more than Book Beau. I see them everywhere! It’s the perfect gift for those book lovers who are obsessed with keeping their books in perfect condition. They’re essentially a protective sleeve for your books and come in several sizes.

#6 “Cool Story, Poe” Tote Bag

No one does bookish quotes and puns better than Obvious State. Did I also mention the gorgeous designs?! You must check out their site if you haven’t already. They’re a perfect shop for those who love classics.

Edgar Allan Poe Tote

#7 Literally any bookmark from MyBookmark

I have wanted one of these bookmarks since the first time I first laid eyes on them. They’re everything a book lover could want and completely unique! There’s something for everybody: mermaid tails, quidditch boots, Wicked Witch of the West legs, the list goes on. I mean, just look at this:

#8 Personal Library Kit

Some of us are really possessive about our books. So much so that there is an entire system in place for people who borrow our books. Make that a little easier, and a lot more fun, with this personal library kit. So cute!

#9 NovelTeas 

Book-inspired teas! That is a thing?! Yes, my friend, it sure is. Just imagine your bookish bestie enjoying a book and this tea over breakfast.


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#10 This ridiculously cute art print.

Last, but certainly not least, this ridiculously cute art print by @lauresillus. If you can look at this and not smile something isn’t right. Shop her store here.

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That’s it! I hope you enjoyed my list of gifts for book lovers. I know shopping during the holidays can be tricky. Hopefully this list will help and you’ve found something that will make your bookish bestie very happy this holiday season!

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Until next time!


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  1. Bex

    I agree! I have wanted one forever. I think it’s a really sweet gift idea. Wouldn’t it be fun to emboss all your favorite books?

  2. Rashika

    Okay, so I know you were just joking but I have definitely bought a bookish gift for a friend before that I’ve kept. #guilty.

    I adore that library set though because I’ve been ‘playing’ library since I was a wee baab and just want that fancy kids so I can indulge my inner 5 yo. Also those novelteas look SO GOOD. I LOVE TEA SO MUCH. Do you have any fav flavors or recommendations??

  3. Bex

    Hi Rashika!I have to confess I have done the Exact. Same. Thing. Haha! I kept a composition notebook-themed zipper pouch and a funny card! OOPS. Sometimes I just can’t help myself.
    I haven’t had NovelTeas yet, I’ve just admired them from afar. I definitely want to try The Shires or The Drawves becuase the flavors sound right up my alley. I’m such a tea addict. I’m about to make my second cup right now!

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