Kicking off the start of any Christmas themed posts is gift ideas for a bookworm.
There was originally going to be 10 ideas…but then I thought of 5 more so there’s 15 different ideas below!
I have a feeling this is going to be quite a long post – I mean, it took me AGES to write up, so make yourself comfortable and enjoy!
Along with each idea will be images and a price range, with links to where you can buy the product.
So…Let’s do this!
So we’ll get the obvious answer out of the way. What to get a bookworm? A book of course!
Now, to change this up a bit, you could consider getting them a book that they may not necessarily buy themselves. By this I mean all the fancy editions you see in bookshops – otherwise known as the Leatherbound Classics.
This is quite a versatile option. You can either buy stunning bookmarks on a place like Amazon, get the handcrafted or magnetic types from Etsy stores, or make your own!
There’s a whole bunch of these beaded bookmarks on Amazon for a low price, as well as countless stores on Etsy that make bookmarks.
– Price range differs, but average is just over £6.00
– 1 bookmark = £1.40 / commonly sold in packs for slightly higher price
So, the colouring books for adults are a HUGE rage right now…and now there’s colouring books for fandoms too!
For the times when they want a bit of a break from reading. Who wouldn’t want to colour in some of their favourite scenes?
There is plenty of merchandise online. All you need to do is type in the fandom and all the suggestions pop up.
Most often the merchandise is either jewelry or notebooks, but you can usually find more creative objects when you dig a little deeper.
For something a bit different – book ends! They can look pretty and are actually useful…so why not?
I would advise looking on Etsy for this idea, because there are a lot more creative ideas than on Amazon. There is a huge range in price, but you can find some good ones for pretty cheap.
– currently on sale for £12.90 – be quick!
I personally love these things. They’re basically prints for your wall, featuring book quotes.
There are so many different kinds – I especially love the prints that overlap parts of the actual story (like the first image). You can get these in some bookshops, or at least you can here in the UK, as well as Amazon and Etsy.
Pop vinyl/Funko pops
I love these little figures! Who wouldn’t want one of their favourite characters stood guarding their books?
The prices are usually around £10.00, unless they’re bigger, new, or limited edition. There is a HUGE range out there. There’s many different TV shows such as Breaking Bad and The Big Bang Theory, as well as brands such as Disney and Marvel.
– £16.47 (I don’t know why this one is expensive)
It’s a common thing for readers to love mugs. I have no idea why, it just sort of happens. I love mugs myself, I have a collection going on.
This might be one of the cases where you’re better looking on Etsy for more creative designs. Amazon does a great range, but there are more on Etsy. OR your local bookshop may even sell there own range.
Whether it’s a t-shirt, jumper, leggings or a scarf, show off the love for reading!
Again, this is something you would be better checking Etsy for instead of Amazon. But maybe a clothing store near you has fandom clothing in? I know that here in the UK, our Primark stores have started fandom ranges such as Harry Potter, Disney, Marvel and Star Wars. Maybe check there if you have one near you!
– £6.00 but can only be bought in store
This is a bit like the mugs, where a fair majority of reader like candles. Well, there’s even some that are meant to smell like books.
If not just a normal scented candle to make it cosy, buy a candle that smells like books and make them feel like they’re sat in their own personal library.
This one is simple enough. Don’t know what book to get them? Buy them a gift card so they can go out and choose themselves.
You can find these in your local bookstore.
As for the price…well, it depends which card you choose.
Here we have one that is a bit different. If the person you’re buying for tends to stay up at night reading, this may be the gift for them.
They might not look all that interesting, but they could be very helpful. These lights clip onto the back cover of your book and hang over the top with adjustable wires to light up the page.
Another idea to add to the cosyness.
There are many different designs out there, especially on Etsy.
A tote bag
Everyone needs something to carry their belongings in…
These are really handy and simple to have around, and are usually quite sturdy material. There are thousands of designs out there, so have a browse through if it interests you (that rhymed).
My favourite idea
create a little bag of comfort
This idea is basically getting a gift bag, and filling it with a bunch of different book related things to create a nice little surprise, all relating to comfort and cosyness.
If I were to create this, here are a few things I’d put in…
I’d choose a book to give to them (at the minute I’m reading Five Seven Five, so that’s my example) and buy a blanket to put in the bottom of the bag. I’d create a little hot chocolate kit (powder, marshmellows etc). Finish off with a couple of Yankee Candle Samplers, and maybe some of their favourite snacks!
So they’re all my ideas!
That took a lot longer than I thought to write that post. But now it’s done, and I hope it’s either helpful, or at least interesting to read!