Christmas is fast approaching and if you are or have a book lover in your life then this is the list for you. Christmas shopping gets so hard, that’s why I always aim to be finished in October, of course I never am though. Thankfully most of my Christmas gifting is already complete this year but in the process of finding gifts for my book loving family I have come across some pretty awesome gifts that I couldn’t help but share. Besides, this works for what people should get me too right? Pretty please!
Of course the number one gift for any book lover is a book or better yet multiple books. The problem there is that many of us aren’t sure whether the book lover in our life already has the book we’re thinking of getting them. So what do you do if you’re not sure if they’ve already read it? Check their goodreads lists and see if it’s on there. If not you’re probably safe to buy it. They’ll love you for it.
And of course… if you’re thinking of getting me a gift… you can check out my goodreads account here.
I am completely in love with this Pride and Prejudice burnout long sleeve shirt. It’s so gorgeous even the US shipping to Australia wouldn’t put me off and I bet the book lover in your life would feel the same. It looks so incredibly comfy and light too.
How lovely is this Dragonfly in Amber tote bag from Litographs? They have a bunch of really cool stuff but I chose this as one of my favs because who isn’t a Diana Gabaldon fan? They have a bunch of awesome gifts for book lovers too, from Le Petit Prince prints to The Princess Bride scarves.
How cute and practical is this book lover gift? I love this Alice in Wonderland book safe from Secret Storage Books. They’re all handmade from real books (kind of sacrilegious I know, sorry) and they have a huge range no matter what kind of taste the book lover in your life has.
I adore this retro Gryffindor bag and I’m not even a Gryffindor. If your book lover has a house (of course they do) make sure you know which one it is before purchasing any Harry Potter merch but honestly any HP fan, no matter their house will love this. And in case you were wondering… I’m a Hufflepuff cause I don’t particularly belong anywhere.
This magic potion lamp will be a huge hit for any fantasy book lover, especially if they’re into witches and wizards. It’s super cute and practical too for any really young fantasy fans. But of course, us adults will certainly get a kick out of this too. How cute is it?
These book pillows by ThinkGeek are so cute. Perfect for any fan of Sherlock Holmes, Alice in Wonderland or Treasure Island. These would make a great addition to any book lovers bedroom.
Any book lover will adore this beautiful planner by Rifle Paper Co, they’ll likely recognise the artist too, Anna Bond who has created many amazing new book covers including Little Women and Anne of Green Gables as shown below.
This Anna Bond illustrated copy of Anne of Green Gables will be a huge winner for any book lover. Anna has done a number of different books if this one doesn’t take your fancy (but seriously how could it not) and any true book lover would agree that it doesn’t matter if they already have the book/story if there’s an even more beautiful cover out there.
This super cute I Read Past My Bedtime pouch by Book Worm Boutique on Society6 is super adorable and any book lover is certain to love it. This one doubles up as a practical gift so if you’re not into giving pointless but cool presents then this one is for you…. to give.
Also available at Society6 is this beautiful Hufflepuff iPhone Case (image available in other products too). If your book lover is a Hufflepuff like me then they’ll absolutely love this new case for their phone. Again, this one’s practical for those of you that just need to buy practical gifts as well as awesome ones. I concur!
This is the ultimate in luxury for any bedtime book reader. These velvet doona covers from Kip & Co are super lux and gorgeous. I can vouch that they’re made extremely well too. I own 2 Kip & Co velvet bean bags (also an awesome gift for book lovers) and a corduroy doona cover. Just heavenly.
Time to shamelessly self-promote my own bookish items now. This is my Harry Potter Snape Always Deer Patronus necklace. This would make the perfect stocking stuffer for any HP and Professor Snape fan.
This is the last one I’m going to self-promote I swear. Just 2, that’s not too many right? It’s a long list. I obviously have a thing for velvet. The custom velvet bookmark pictured features a pig charm and vegan stamped silver pendant (yes I’m vegan) but as these bookmarks are custom I can stamp or engrave anything up top and I have a bunch of charms to choose from (including Harry Potter ones) for the bottom of the bookmark. Plus you can choose your colour of velvet. Super cute right? Tell me I’m right.
These banned books socks are super cute and no matter what genre the book lover in your life reads they will be sure to love them. A purchase of these socks also sends one book to a community in need which any book lover will equally love, perhaps even more.
For book lovers that love to read in the bath, nothing, seriously nothing will beat this book bath caddy. I don’t even have the words. It’s simply perfection.
This is seriously the perfect stocking stuffer. The thumb book holder is hand made, comes in different woods and you can even select the size you want, whether the book lover in your life is an adult or a little kid. This is an awesome gift for anyone who reads for really long periods of time. No more hand cramps!
The Little Golden Books The Shy Little Kitten Christmas tree ornament would make a great gift for the little readers in your life. It’s so super cute, I want one myself.
This Support Authors, Buy Books tee is the perfect present for true book lovers that want to continue to support authors and their hard work. This gift shouts loud and proud that you’re a true book lover. Perfect for readers, book lovers, authors and writers alike. I love it, of course!
If the book lover in your life is also a Gilmore Girls fan, then this bookish gift, Reading is Sexy tee is a double whammy because Rory Gilmore wears it in the show. Any Gilmore Girls fan will know this, don’t worry about that. I’m a huge fan myself (like beyond huge… if you end up following this blog, you’ll come to realise that) and I just love it!
If you like to play games at Christmas time with your bookish friends and family then a gift of the Hunger Games District 12 Strategy game could be the perfect gift for the whole family. Players have to avoid the reaping by acquiring food, clothing, medicine and fuel. May the odds be ever in your favour!
Now I know what you’re thinking… no true book lover needs book ends because their shelves are full. Right? Wrong. Book ends are simply for the top shelf that’s usually designated for nothing. True book lovers use up every space they have available to them and that requires having book ends on the top shelf so their precious books don’t fall and get ruined. So they’re practical but these mermaid bookends are super gorgeous too. Perfect for any fantasy fan.
If you’re book loving friend is also into the colouring craze, then this Wuthering Heights colouring book should be right up their ally. I love the gold embellishments. This is definitely the coolest colouring book I’ve ever seen.
This Bibliophilia postcards set includes 100 postcards book lovers can send to friends and family. The illustrations are gorgeous and each postcard features a quote from a classic book, including Wuthering Heights and The Great Gatsby.
The Jane-a-Day: 5 Year Journal is the perfect literary gift for the Jane Austen fan in your life. 365 Jane Austen quotes are included in the journal. It’s super cute and as the years pass you can reflect on how your entries have evolved over time, so it’s a great gift for the writer and deep thinker in your life too.
This is a super personalised and gorgeous gift for the really devoted bookstagrammer in your life. A bookstagram album featuring the best instagram posts of 2016 would make any bookstagrammer super duper happy.
And there you have it, my top 25 last minute gifts for book lovers. I hope my list will provide you with some much needed inspiration to finish off any last minute Christmas shopping you still have.
What was your favourite gift in the list and what’s on your wishlist this Christmas?