If you have any book lovers in your life, consider yourself lucky: readers are some of the most interesting people out there! Whether the bookworm in your life is a friend, family member, colleague, or partner, we have something on this list that will make an unforgettable gift for them. Giulia and I are both avid bookworms, so all these gifts are vetted by authentic book lovers.
Every gift on this list is created by a small business, so you’ll be getting them something totally unique while also supporting indie creators and makers.
The list is sectioned off by price so you can easily find a gift in your budget.
These lovely lavender socks have a silhouette of Jane Austen as well as a quote by her. They make the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for someone on your list who loves the classics. You can pick these up at Uncommon Goods!
Page holders are the unsung heroes of the reading word. They hold open the book while you’re reading which keeps the pages from flopsy or getting heavy, especially if you read in bed. This makes a perfect gift for a book lover in your life, and you can add the personal touch of an engraving. These are handcrafted and sold on Etsy!
Handmade by Wild Iris Co., this reading passport is the perfect gift for any book lover. This passport is a great way for the reader in your life to keep track of their literary travels around the world of their imagination. It has 26 pages made of recycled paper and has a foil-stamped cover that resembles an actual passport. Cute!
This beautiful bookmark comes in a variety of colors that can be filled in as you read. Printed on sturdy cardstock, there are 36 spaces to fill in and track your reading. These come in a few different colors and are sold on Etsy.
Crisp Pages and Co. on Etsy creates the most adorable ‘Blind Date with a Book’ sets I’ve ever seen. You can choose the age range, from middle grade, young adult, new adult, and adult. Then, you can leave the shop owner notes on what subjects or genres the reader loves most. The blind date set arrives wrapped in beautiful paper, complete with little surprise gifts, like tea, stickers, pencils, and more. With an amazing price and dozens of glowing reviews, this is a no-brainer gift for any book lovers on your list.
Copper Pine Co. hand-makes these stunning, unique bookmarks out of old spoons. The flattened spoons can hook over pages to mark the reader’s spot. You can even personalize the bookmark with the book lover’s name for an extra special gift.
Storiarts has hand-made and hand-printed 100% cotton headbands with prints from classic literature. You can choose from Hamlet, Dracula, Alice in Wonderland, and tons of other favorites for the perfect gift. Use code INDIEMOOD for 10% off Storiarts.
Little Book Eater creates custom-blended perfumes themed around books. They have perfumes that are called old-world library, book hangover, bubble tea and a good book, indie bookstore, and many more! They also have dozens of perfumes themed after literature, from the classics to modern bestsellers, like Dune, Matilda, and The Bell Jar.
Paddywax’s library collection contains a handful of high-quality, hand-poured candles inspired by great authors like Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare, Louisa May Alcott, and more. All the scents sound amazing!
Storiarts is a wonderland of perfect gifts for book lovers. They have a collection of hand-designed, printed, and hand-crafted scarves with pages from the world’s greatest works of literature, including Macbeth, which is pictured above. They also have scarves inspired by The Raven, Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, Still I Rise, Les Miserables, and more. Use code INDIEMOOD to get 10% off your purchase from Storiarts!
This fragrance was created in collaboration with indie fragrance house Sucreabeille and the creator of Indie Scent Library, Kara. The scent notes as described by the brand are “A library full of all the books in the world. The Librarian takes notes and catalogs while sipping a large mug of hot buttered rum laced with espresso. A whisper of patchouli follows her through the stacks.” It sounds like a dream come true for any book lover!
MonicaGiftFinds on Etsy creates stunning personalized embossing stamps for any book lovers’ library. You can choose from a number of beautiful designs and add the recipient’s name so they can stamp every book they own. This set comes with the tool and one stamping plate, but they also have sets available that come with multiple plates and a wooden box.
Rayo and Honey is a black-owned indie business that creates beautiful totes and wall hangings inspired by the magic of positive intent and the impact of black writers and leaders. Their products are hand-made in Brooklyn, NY. This Toni Morrison tote with an internal zipper pouch is sure to inspire any book lover.
Raven Reads is an Indigenous-owned subscription box. Each quarterly box comes with a book by an Indigenous author, a letter from the author or box curator, a printed insert with unique information about Indigenous culture from around the world as it pertains to that season’s box theme, and two to three unique gifts from Indigenous-owned small businesses. They also have a children’s edition of the subscription box!
Not only will this make an incredible gift, but the purchase of the Raven Reads subscription will be supporting Indigenous-owned businesses all over the world. If you’re looking for more Indigenous-owned brands, check out our post here.
Would the book lover on your list love to be swaddled in the comfiest, coziest words of their favorite author? That dream can come true thanks to Storiarts warm fleece blankets with prints from classic literature. The 50×60″ blanket is as beautiful as it is warm. Use code INDIEMOOD for 10% off.
Choose from a variety of literary classics for this truly unforgettable gift. The 16.25″ H x 12.25″ W artwork comes from a high-quality scan of a first edition of the chosen book. It’s printed on archival paper, matted, and framed in birch to be treasured for years to come.
Of course, books also make an amazing gift for book lovers. We highly recommend bookshop.org, which connects book lovers to their local bookshops with the convenience of online shopping. This supports small businesses and indie authors. You can even choose your favorite bookshop to shop from.
If you don’t know exactly what to get the bibliophile in your life, consider a gift card! If you want to surprise them with a great new book, here are a few of our top picks from our bookshop.org storefront.
Every month, Giulia and I select a book each as our monthly book pick, which comes in our monthly email newsletter. We also have some lists of our favorite books by BIPOC authors that we highly recommend for everyone.
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