Looking for last minute gift ideas? Here are the absolute best gifts for book lovers on Amazon
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The holiday season is crazy busy every year. Full of Christmas shopping, food preparation and social events. Sometimes, a few days before Christmas you forget to get a gift for someone. I've definitely been there before. But good news is that Amazon can deliver to you in a few days.
Whether you're looking for last minute gifts for a book lover or just like how easy Amazon is to use. I've compiled the best gifts for book lovers on Amazon.
This post is all about gifts for book lovers on Amazon
Best gifts for book lovers on Amazon
P.S If you're looking for gifts for book lovers but don't want to get them a book. I have a post full of gift ideas. You can check out my article for tons of gift ideas for book lovers that aren't books
1. Gift card
If you want a gift that you can guarantee a bookworm will love - then stick with a gift card. Especially if you know they love books but aren't sure what genres they like. Everyone loves a gift card.
A gift card will allow them to choose what books they want to get. If you don't know them super well, this is probably your best bet.
If you want to give them something to unwrap, then you could pair it with another item on this list. For example, a tote bag or bookmarks and a gift card.
2. Special editions of books
Buying books for a book lover can be tricky. But special collectable editions of books are an excellent choice. I won this beautiful Wordsworth Collectors edition of Anne of Green Gables in a competition. And I was over the moon!
Any book lover will be proud to display one of these on their shelves. Especially if they love classics. You can find special editions of many books online. A stunning edition of their favourite book is sure to make any bookworm happy.
Collectors editions of books on Amazon
I know this seems like an obvious pick. But books always make a great gift.
During my research, there seemed to be some debate on whether you should just buy a book lover books. I surveyed readers on Instagram and an overwhelming 98% said they like getting books for gifts.
But it can be tricky. How do you know what books they’ve already read? I would suggest checking if they have an Amazon Wishlist or a Good Reads account. Good Reads has a To Be Read list section so this could be a good place to start.
If you’re still not sure what books to give them, check out the posts below for book recommendations
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- 15 Insanely thrilling books like Crescent City
- 22 books like Heartstopper you're guaranteed to love
- 15 fast-paced fantasy books you'll want to read in one sitting
4. Arwen Evenstar necklace
I absolutely love my Arwen Evenstar necklace. It's the perfect jewellery item for Lord of the Rings fans. The design is also obviously LOTR but subtle enough to wear with different outfits.
There are different price options available depending on the quality. They range from costume jewellery to Silver and Swarovski crystal.
If you're looking for something you can wear everyday then this necklace is perfect.
5. Custom stamps
I've seen these custom library stamps all over TikTok. And it's such a cute idea! You can emboss a book with a stamp personalised with your name.
These bookstamps can be personalised to add your name underneath. You can use ink to place this stamp on your books. This would look so insanely cute on any of your books!
6. Book ends
This is another idea that should be fairly self-explanatory. If they have lots of books, bookends are a great way to organise books and keep them standing on a shelf.
You can get lots of different designs online. And they can make bookshelves look really pretty and aesthetically pleasing. Agate or geode bookends are beautiful and make a wonderful addition to any bookcase.
7. Kindle paperwhite
Kindles make an excellent gift. They make it really practical to read on the go as you can slip them easily into a bag. You can also carry many more books on a kindle. Especially convenient on a morning commute or holiday.
You can get many books for free or really cheap on a Kindle. This is because older books have the copyright finished. And they can be downloaded for free. it’s a really convenient way to read lots of books. Especially if you know someone who is on the move a lot.
8. Clip on reading light
This is the perfect gift for a late night reader. There have been so many times I've stayed up until the early morning reading a good book. But, I don't want to bother my partner with the bright light.
A clip on reading light is the perfect solution. They're designed to clip on to the pages of a book and light up the pages. So you can keep reading.
If you're not sure what reading light to get then I highly recommend checking out this post from Hooked to Books on Book lights. It goes through the pros and cons of popular book lights and the detail is amazing. You can check out Hooked to Book's post on book lights here.
9. Bath tray
A bath board or tray sits directly on top of the bathtub. They give you a place to put a drink and a book or tablet without worrying about getting it water damaged.
A nice long bath is a great way to relax in the evening. And a bath tray means that they can continue reading their favourite books in the bathtub. You can get options with slots to easily fit a book or a tablet standing up.
10. Reading cart
A reading cart or a to be read card is a coloured cart or trolley. This can be used to store any books that will no longer fit on bookshelves ( a problem for many a book lover). It can also be used to take cute photos or put any books they want to read that month in one place.
They look absolutely adorable. There are options in lots of different colour options including pastel colours. If they are struggling for shelf space this is a great gift idea
11. Temperature controlled Mug
Have you ever started reading with a coffee and a good book – only for the coffee to get cold? When I read, I can spend get so engrossed in the book that my drink gets lukewarm or cold.
You can now get temperature-controlled mugs. They keep you drink warm for over an hour. While they are a bit pricier, if you know someone that constantly lets their drink get cold – I suspect this would make an excellent gift.
12. Bookish candle
Who doesn’t love a scented candle? Amazon is full of candles inspired by books. Whether that’s a generic book candle or a candle inspired by a particular book series.
They’re another really good value gift as they’re often very reasonably priced. Plus, it’s an excellent way to combine a love of books with a cosy night in.
There are so many beautiful bookish candles on Etsy. If you're interested in getting a bookish candle then you're in luck. I have a whole post full of bookish candles. You can check out my article on bookish candles here.
What can you get a bookworm – uh bookmarks duh. These beautiful bookmarks are double sided and have a metal charm on them. Plus you can choose from ocean, space or colourful bookmarks
If you're looking for bookstagram photo props then bookmarks are perfect. They're super popular with bookstagrammers.
Bookworms will never get bored of these. There are so many different designs for bookmarks online. You are so spoilt for choice! Plus you can get them for an insanely reasonable price.
14. Reading journal
Reading journals are a great way to keep track of your reading. They often have many pages such as a to be read list and review section. They are a great way to contemplate your thoughts on books you’ve just read. Putting your thoughts in writing also allows you to clarify your opinions on the book.
Journaling is also a great way to improve your mental health. Studies have shown it can help to reduce anxiety and manage your stress.
A booksleeve is a fabric pouch to slide a book into. Its purpose is to prevent damage to books while on the go such as creasing, marking or spillages.
Booksleeves make excellent gifts for book lovers. Particularly if they like to read on the go or on their morning commute. They have cute designs and some even have padding inside.
Gift ideas for specific books
If there is a specific book series they love then you should check out gifts for that book series. There is so much amazing book merch online.
I've written several blog posts full of merch based on specific popular books. You can check them out below.