Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

When deciding what to gift a book lover, we tend to begin and end with books. Though books are the safest bet, there are some other ideas that come to my mind.

1) Books

  • If they have been looking for a book for a long time, gift them that.
  • If they like a movie & there’s a book based on it, get them that.
  • If a new book is released by an author they like or the next book of a series they are reading is available, beat them to it and gift it to them.

The way we gift wrap a book also makes it look more enticing. I personally like wrapping the book in a neat brown package with a simple ribbon

Or wrapping it in a print paper.

2) Subscriptions

  • Get them a subscription to a magazine or newspaper that they read.
  • There are curated book services available now like the Big Book Box or 99 Bookscart that you can subscribe them to.
  • Best of all, if there is a library nearby, make them a membership.

3) Book Accessories

If they are for example, a Harry Potter fan, there are lots of fan merchandise that you can gift them – from T shirts to throw pillows to keychains.

To put in an effort, you can make them bookmarks by yourself.

4) A sponsored trip to a theme park. Now, I know, most of us can’t afford a trip to Disneyland or the Anne Frank House, but if they like a book that has a place featured in it, that’s in your country or state, you should definitely take them on a trip.

Or if their favorite book is being adapted to the silver screen, then take them for the movie.

5) A journal to write down thoughts about their books; A tote bag to carry their books around; Or a stand to keep their glasses on after they finish reading.

6) Make a personalized Bookshelf for them or even design crates for them to store their books.

7) Curate a list of books for them to read – similar to the way that we make a music playlist!!!

8) If they love listening to audio books, then get them noise canceling head phones or ear buds & download & gift some great audio books to go along with it.

9) A Kindle

I’m not sure how many people still purchase a Kindle but if someone owns one, you can give a book-themed cover for the Kindle.

10) If they love a fictional character, then find out what trait they love about them. For example, if the character drinks coffee; gift them a coffee machine or simply make them coffee in a mug and get it to them while they read 🍵; or if the character has bangs & they have been coveting one themselves, offer a haircut treat; or if the character wears sweatshirts, then gift them some.

I hope these ideas would be useful to gift your lovely Bookworms 😇🤓

​Things people don’t understand about bookworms

There are some things about book lovers that non book lovers don’t get. 

1. A book worm’s budget 

People find it weird that a book worm’s idea of fun is book shopping instead of just normal shopping.

 And they can’t understand why it is so hard for us to save up to buy books. 
It is a very hard thing to do!!!

Do you know how much hardback books cost? That’s the reason we go scavenging for second hand books, discount sales, borrowing books and libraries are like gold mines to us. 

2. Reading a book for hours

All we need is a book and a place to read. So if you find us in one spot, it’s very likely you might find us in that same spot after 5 hours or so – again reading. If it’s a good book, we go to the extent of sacrificing our sleep for it. 

3. Our attachment to fictional characters 

“Relax, it’s just a book! “

Maybe to you. But to us, it’s our temporary alternate universe. We have lived their life and felt their joys and pains. Of course, we are psychically attached. 

Infact, I even sit and wonder sometimes after the book is over, what exactly would the characters be doing if they still existed. I know… 😜

4. It is an annoying thing to mis place a bookmark 

Bookmarks to a book lover are what lipsticks are to a fashionista. You can’t start with a book without them. And we absolutely hate it if someone decides to fiddle with the book mark and then put it in the wrong place….!!!!! 

And if you are anything like me, u love to hoard bookmarks and have probably made one of your own already. 

5. Our fondness for literary references and figurines. 

When we see a T shirt or a keychain or a mug or any other thing related to a book or a character, we go mad for it. The fandom hits hard!! 

And we often make references to some book characters or incidents. Like, I tend to throw some dialouges from a book I’m currently reading and they go like, “Are you talking about some book?” 

6. Book peeves

” Don’t touch my book without my permission!! ”

” Turn those pages with care!! ”

” Can’t you see I’m reading? Don’t talk to me when I read”

” Why haven’t you returned my book yet? ”

Small small things really but they annoy us a lot.

Hmm, btw , I just bought 3 more books today and mom’s like:” But you already have books!! ”