Gift Ideas for Booklovers: 15 Unique & Affordable Picks with the Best Prices Happening NOW!

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We’ve handpicked the most unique gifts for book lovers! 

hand under kindle strap on green sherpa cushion

We read these are great gifts. 😉🎁

Don’t just buy a book this year, buy one of our top gifts for book lovers! They’re sure to wow and will be cherished for every good read.

Be sure to check out our Christmas Shopping Challenge – it has a gift guide for everyone on your list this year! 🎁🤩

Here are some of the best gift ideas for book lovers!

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1. Get your booklover a light so they can easily read any time of day. 

open book with black clip on light on top of pages

Clip On Book Light – $8.07 (regularly $17.99) 

This clip book light should be at the top of your book lover’s wish list if they don’t have one already! They’re extremely handy for reading in the dark or taking it with you on a plane. Best of all, it only illuminates their book so it won’t be a nuisance to others like a bedside lamp or an overhead light on a plane can be.

2. Big book lovers will love this innovative page holder that just makes sense. 

thumb in book page holder in middle of book

Handmade Book Page Holder$10.95 (regularly $13.99) 

This will be one gift book lovers won’t know how they lived without until they have it. We love this wooden book page holder because it comes in many sizes depending on who you’re shopping for and it’s handmade from gorgeous walnut wood so it’s sure to last through a lifetime of reading.

Consider this 3 pack under $10 so they can keep one in every reading nook.

3. These minimalist bookmarks are perfect for avoiding a page bender. 

before and after showing close up of book with bent page vs heart shaped bookmark on edge

Heart Magnetic Bookmarks, 10 Pack – $3.99 (regularly $4.99 ($0.40 each)

These would make such a perfect inexpensive stocking stuffer idea for your book lover! Since there are 10 in each pack you could even break it into a couple of gifts too. We love that these heart-shaped bookmarks are super minimalist and are also magnetic so you don’t need to worry about them slipping off.

sprout bookmark coming out of the top of book

As another option, you could also consider a traditional bookmark with no magnet. These little green sprouts for under $1 each or this knitted daisy bookmark for under $8 are a fun way to add some fun to any read.

4. These acrylic book vases are going viral and are a decor must-have. 

clear acrylic book vase with pink tall stemmed roses inside

Acrylic Book Vase – $9.89 (regularly $14.99) 

Grab this trendy acrylic book vase if you know the booklover you’re shopping for could use a new piece of stylish decor. These have been going viral with book lovers and even those who aren’t avid readers so we know it’s going to be a gift they’ll love! It would look great on a bookshelf or completely on its own.

Psst…we heard this gift also goes well with some affordable fresh flowers. 😉

5. These “So many books, so little time” socks are a cute novelty gift that will make anyone smile. 

hand holding up foot with so many books on socks

A cute novelty gift is always sure to make someone smile and is perfect for any booklover on your list from spouses to coworkers. The “so many books, so little time” quote on the bottom is an adorable way for someone to curl up and enjoy their favorite book.

6. Booklovers can take their favorite readers anywhere with an Amazon tablet. 

man holding an Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet and reading a news story

Amazon Fire HD 32GB Tablet$69.99 (regularly $119.99)

With the current Black Friday deals, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to upgrade a booklover’s tablet for the holidays (even if that’s you!). The Amazon Fire tablet offers up to 13 hours of reading time which gives any booklover the ability to get tons of reading in no matter where they are. As a bonus, they’ll be able to chat with friends and family, watch movies, browse the web, and SO MUCH MORE!

Plus, it’s an Alexa-enabled device, so you can ask questions, have her start/stop music and shows, set alarms, etc. Even cooler, it comes with a customizable case voucher so you’ll be able to create the perfect case to give your gift a personalized touch!

Considering a Kindle Paperwhite? We expect it to go on sale any day with Black Friday up, so keep your eyes peeled!

hand holding a Kindle Paperwhite outside

This is another device our Hip booklover, Alli, absolutely loves and says it’s worth the higher price point. Even better, you can score an Amazon gift card and up to 20% OFF when you trade in an old device. 🤩

While it’s currently not on sale, we’ll have our eyes peeled for an upcoming sale on Black Friday – which essentially could be ANY day now. Here’s what she had to say about it:

“While I know this isn’t the cheapest gift in the world, it’s honestly perfect. It feels like you’re reading an actual book because the ‘pages’ don’t glare and you can take it anywhere – even the beach!”

7. E-readers will love having this ergonomic pillow stand for their tablet. 

pillow stand on bed with ipad leaning on front

Tablet Pillow Stand – $22.49 (regularly $29.99) 

Speaking of e-reading…this will be one product a late-night reader will love especially if they are reading via tablet or another electronic device. It’s perfect to place on your lap so reading in bed or on the couch can be hands-free and much more comfortable. Even better, it’s also conducive to other hobbies like playing games, drawing on an iPad, or even reading a traditional paper book.

8. A booklover’s journal is a thoughtful gift for booklovers so they can keep track of all their reading. 

booklovers journal open with rating scale and details on reading

The Book Lover’s Journal – $10 (regularly $14.99)
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Many avid readers never want to forget a great book, so a journal where they can write about it will be a fun way for them to keep track of all their favorites. This 216-page journal has a space to write the title, author, genre, where/when they read the book, noteworthy tidbits, a rating scale, and more! It’s basically a booklover’s dream come true!

9. Let your giftee personalize all their books with this cute and modern personalized stamp.

zazzle custom book stamp on white page

Custom Book Stamp$16.95
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This stamp is completely customizable from the exterior plastic color to the ink. Plus, you can type whatever text you wish for the stamp. Any book lover who often lends their books to friends or simply wants to add a personal touch to their books will love this gift idea.

10. Gift this whimsical bookmark to a teen or a fantasy book lover.

gold metal feather bookmark in box

Metal Feather Bookmark – $9.97 (regularly $15.99) 

How beautiful is this metal bookmark?! 🤩 Our Hip CEO & founder, Collin, gifted this metal bookmark to her teen daughter and she said she absolutely loved it! We also love the beautiful gold chain with a butterfly and marble detail so you can even admire its beauty when it’s being used in a book.

11. This under $20 gift will keep their drink hot while they get lost in a good book.

white mug on mr coffee mug warmer on wood nightstand next to bed

Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer$15.99 (regularly $19.99)

Any booklover knows when you get sucked into a good book your coffee or tea tends to get cold pretty quickly. Therefore, we love the idea of gifting a way to keep their drink hot! The Mr. Coffee mug warmer is currently under $20 and will warm their coffee in under 2 minutes.

Want to go all out for your gift for book lovers?

hand holding heating ember coffee mug

Consider a highly-rated Ember Mug to splurge on. This mug and heating pad is wireless, can be controlled with a smartphone, has an 80-minute battery life, and is as sleek as ever.

12. Cookbook readers will appreciate this hands-free stand in the kitchen.

wooden cookbook stand with cookbook on top

Cookbook Stand for Kitchen$15.49 (regularly $17.99)

Our Hip CEO & founder, Collin, has had her eye on this cute wood stand for reading her favorite cookbooks in the kitchen! It can be used when a book is open or closed. Plus, it’s so pretty, that it can doubles as decor too!

13. Grab this minimalist Kindle strap for all the digital book lovers you’re shopping for.

hand holding tablet with purple silicone straps

Strapsicle Kindle Hand Strap$20.90 (regularly $22.90)

These silicone straps for Kindles are going to be a total game changer for any digital reader who is looking for a more comfortable experience. They’re designed to fit most Kindles and are perfect for reading anywhere! Each strap is soft and flexible, yet snug and secure so you could essentially even take it in the tub. 😉

14. This tote is adorable to take to the library or out shopping. 

close up of my weekend is all booked tote

We couldn’t resist this adorable tote for under $20! A few of our avid Hip readers said they love to have a book-related tote to carry around when they are at the library grabbing a bunch of new books! Plus, when they’re not grabbing new books, they love to keep their favorite books inside with all their favorite reading essentials so they can grab them and head out the door when they want to take their reading on the go.

15. Gift them a book day experience they’ll never forget.

woman with a hat standing in library with curvy aisles of books

A trip to a new library – FREE

There’s no denying booklovers LOVE books so why not gift them a dreamy experience where they can indulge for a day? Consider taking them to a bookstore or library where they’ve never been and maybe even make it into a trip. Large cities tend to have a huge selection and beautiful, big libraries any book lover could get lost in for the day. Let them pick some new books on you and bring them home so they can curl up and enjoy their new reads.

What are your suggestions for the best gifts for book lovers? Please share your favorite gift ideas someone who loves to read in the comments below

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About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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  1. vmonaco

    Thank you so much for this list. My 10 year old granddaughter is getting too old for toys and loves to read. Many of these suggestions would be perfect Christmas or anytime gifts for her.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, vmonaco! 💓 Very happy to hear how helpful this gift list is for you – and hoping your granddaughter enjoys them! 🎄🤗

  2. Tracey

    The clip on book light is the best; my DH & have both used this type for a few years and love them. They come in handy for other things too – adding a little light to dark spaces (like looking under the bed for something lost haha). So lightweight and great for traveling.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing your positive experience with the clip-on book light! 🙌 Good to know how lightweight is is and ideal for traveling! Happy reading (and exploring under the bed for lost items – I might have to scoop it up for this too 😉)! 💞


    I have a tablet pillow stand & absolutely love it! Highly recomend.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the recommendation! My Mother in law has one and loves hers too! ❤️❤️

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