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Are you looking for the best gifts for readers that aren’t books? From cute bookish apparel to practical reading accessories, check out these must-have gift ideas that readers will love!
If you’re here, it’s probably because you have an avid reader in your life and you’re looking for the perfect gift, that isn’t a book.
And while I can 100% assure you that a reader never tires of being given books, I totally understand that it can be tricky knowing what books to gift. So unless you’re familiar with the books they already own or know exactly the genres they love to read, it’s usually safer to get gifts for readers that aren’t books.
That being said, as an avid reader myself, I’ve created a list of gift ideas for readers that are perfect for any occasion.
Whether you’re looking to gift something that will enhance their reading experience or a gift for them to show off their love of reading, there’s a little something for everyone here.
The Best Gifts For Readers That Aren’t Books
These colorful tabs are perfect for readers who love tracking quotes, favorite moments, and/or writing in their books. Not to mention, they are super aesthetic.
Book Lovers Locket
This book locket is a must-have accessory for any reader and is a cute, subtle way for them to display their love of books.
Leather Crossbody Bag
As bookworms, we can never have too many bags and this one is chic, sophisticated, and perfect for bringing a book to the coffee shop or park.
Wooden Book Light
These wooden block lights are perfect for readers to create a peaceful ambiance in their reading space.
Book Hangover Hoodie
What reader wouldn’t want a hoodie that’s cute, cozy, AND bookish!?
Dual Head Reading Lamp
As a reader, let me just say that there is nothing worse than having a book lamp that you have to move from side to side or that creates weird shadows on pages. This dual-headed light fixes those problems!
Personalized Book Embosser
This gorgeous embosser is a fun way for bookworms to personalize their collection. They come in dozens on designs, shapes, and styles.
Retro Book Tote Bag
This tote bag is the perfect accessory for taking to the bookstore or library! Your reader will love filling it up with books!
Book Nerd Mug
This gorgeous mug is a fun way for any reader to enjoy their coffee or tea in the morning.
The Comfy Wearable Blanket
This is my personal favorite bookish accessory and is a must-have any time I read! Seriously, if your reader doesn’t have one of these, they need one.
The Reading Journal
This stunning reading journal is a great way for readers to track their progress, record book reviews, and so much more!
E-readers are amazing, especially for avid travelers, readers on a budget, people who like to read at night, etc. They are a must-have for my reading experience.
Death By TBR Cup
This glass cup is the only way your reader will want to enjoy their daily iced coffees moving forward.
This moon lamp will perfectly set the mood for any reader to get comfy and relaxed for a long night of reading.
Resin Page Holder
For those who love reading physical books, these gorgeous page holders make the experience of holding open a book with one hand WAY more comfy.
Tea Sampler Gift Set
Know a reader who loves tea? This tea gift set is a fun way for them to try new flavors and enjoy a cup every night.
A Blind Date With A Book
Okay so technically this gift is a book, but the element of surprise is what makes this bookish gift so fun and unique!
Wildflowers Book Shirt
I love how gorgeous and subtle this bookish t-shirt is. It will pair perfectly with jeans, leggings, or a skirt for an everyday look.
Fuzzy Faux Tur Throw Blanket
Let me tell you something about readers — comfort is to the utmost importance to us. Blankets are a thing we can never have too many of so may as well add this one to their collection.
Romance Tropes Coffee Mug
As an avid romance reader, I am OBSESSED with this bookish mug and would love to receive it as a gift. *wink wink*
Fictional Wanderlust Tote
Great for toting around books, work stuff, etc — this gorgeous tote is a must for readers.
Readers are all about comfort so why not gift them with an outfit they can cozy up in?
Personalized Acrylic Bookmark
These bookmarks are absolutely stunning and will make for the perfect gifts for readers who still use receipts as bookmarks.
Fuzzy Sock Set
There’s no better feeling than wrapping up in a fuzzy blanket, throwing on fuzzy socks, and cozying up with a good book.