21 Holiday Gifts for the Book Lover on Your List 2019

From agate crystal bookends to literary-themed zipper pouches to iconic fiction-adjacent enamel pins and bookstore scented candles, we've handpicked items that'll make every bookworm in your life feel

By Jake Thompson Dec 19, 2019 12:00 PMTags
Gifts for Book Lovers

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The holidays are right around the corner and if you're like us, you're online shopping up a storm getting ready for Santa's big day. Got a book lover on your holiday holiday shopping list? This holiday season, rather than giving them a generic bookmark, think smarter and outside-the-box with something that's equal parts unique and thoughtful AND something they'll use and love

From agate crystal bookends to Great Gatsby-themed zipper pouches and water bottles to iconic fiction-adjacent enamel pins to punk rock 1984 bookish tote bags and Harry Potter illustrated book collections, we've handpicked items that'll make every bookworm in your life feel cool and special.

Want to really wow them with something they wouldn't have even thought of? What about a chocolate library? That's right, you read that correctly. Our personal favorite? It's a literary tie between this lucite chessboard or this Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World coffee table book.

Here are 21 of our favorites below. 

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Out of Print Literary and Book-Themed Unisex Cotton Socks

Showcase your ankles in these bookish cotton socks. Available in a variety of literary-themed socks.

Out of Print Literary and Book-Themed Enamel Pin Set

Add a flair to any cardigan with these book-themed enamel pins that are one-of-a-kind. 

Swell The Great Gatsby Water Bottle

With a swirl of bright lights and moody eyes cast upon a midnight Manhattan skyline, this bottle replicates the seminal novel's fanciful book jacket.

Wise Owl Book Ends

For the Potterhead or book aficionado in your life, these bookends will class up any bookshelf in your home.

Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World By Ann Shen

Bad girls do it well in this lushly illustrated guide to some of the most interesting women in history. From spies to activists to artists, Ann Shen explores the lives of remarkable women. 

Out of Print Women's Classic Children's Book-Themed Scoop Neck Tee

You're book swag has no end with this collection of classic novel-themed tees that are perfect for work or a weekend errand run. 

2020 Jane Austen Every Day a Year of Jane Trivia and Classic Quotes Boxed Daily Calendar

With classic quotes, and trivia questions about her life, Her books, and her cultural influence, Jane Austen fans of all ages will be entranced by this calendar.

Out of Print Literary and Book-Themed Canvas Tote

Keep all your favorite reads tucked into this cool-factor literary-themed tote! Available in a variety of fiction classics.

Sunnylife Lucite Chess Set

Even if you don't play the game, you can't deny this chessboard is a piece of art! 

Stack Of Books Glass Blown Ornament

Let your family and friends know your house reads books by decking your tree out with this festive ornament.


Have a foodie AND book lover on your list? The perfect vessel for individual portions of French onion soup, baked mac and cheese, apple cobbler and more, these petite cocottes add a touch of French charm to any table with additional cookbook!

Etwoa's Bookshelf Colorful Books Infinity Scarf

Perfect for sprucing up in outfit or staying warm during the chilly months, this library print circle scarf is perfect for the nerdy book lover in your life.

Out of Print Literary and Book-Themed Zipper Pouch

Stow all your essentials in this unique The Great Gatsby inspired zipper pouch.

Vosges Exotic Mini Chocolate Bar Library 9 Bar Box

Eat your way through this old journal-inspired chocolate bars that have literary-themed flavor names.

Mighty Bright MiniFlex2 Book Light

You can finish that page-turner thanks to this mini flex book light. Also available in a variety of colors.

Agate Crystal Bookends

Your stack of books just got a major design upgrade with these gorgeous agate crystal bookends. 

Harry Potter: The Illustrated Collection (Books 1-3 Boxed Set)

This beautifully produced boxed set is the perfect introduction to the Harry Potter series, and an impressive gift for new readers and lifelong fans alike. It contains the first three books in the series in large-scale editions, gorgeously illustrated in full color by award-winning artist Jim Kay.

Enno Vatti 100 Books Scratch Off Poster

From ancient classics to recent bestsellers, award-winning novels and children's stories, challenge yourself and find the next good book to read! When you're finished, simply scratch it off!

Bookstore Book Lovers' Soy Candle

Lose yourself on a lazy afternoon, cup of coffee in hand, while wandering endless aisles of bookshelves. This sweet, cozy blend of earthy fragrances will have you feeling like home is where the bookstore is.

Book Weight

Keep your place in your True Crime novel with this stylish book weight. 

Punk Rock Authors tote bag

Canvas book bags with your favorite classic cover art and original illustrations. This tote features some of your favorite authors reimagined as punk rockers by illustrator Wendy MacNaughton.

And if that's not enough gifting inspiration for you, check out our full Holiday Gift Guide!

—Originally published on Sun. Dec 8, 2019, 4:00 a.m. PT

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