Christmas! The perfect time to curl up in bed or favorite armchair and dive into a book.
Call us book lovers, book nerds, bookworms or whatever you like, but we just love reading during Christmas. If you’re looking for the perfect something for people like us (we’ll stick with book lovers) and don’t really know what to get them, consider gifts that enhance the experience of reading.
For example, you could get dad a lovely cushion for his favorite reading chair or mum a useful hand-made mug for sipping her favorite green tea while she's reading. Here’s our list of top ten Christmas gift ideas for book lovers. We hope it inspires and helps you find the perfect gift this Christmas.
They might be a cliché gift idea, but e-Readers work every time. Unlike an iPad, an e-reader is not only useful for listening to music, but also perfect for reading e-books, watching movies, checking in on your social media accounts and answering e-mail right from the tablet. Any and every book worm should have one of these babies. Try Nook and Kindle Fire e-Readers.
If your dear one already has an e-reader and you don’t want to risk buying them a book they’ve already read, then get them a gift card to their favorite book store. Gift cards that work with popular readers are best, including Kindles, Nooks, Kobo, Android Tablets and iPads. Livrada e-book gift cards, for example, are a good choice because they work with all leading e-readers.
Avid readers are not afraid to show the world just how much they love books. They actually enjoy it. Let the book nerd in your life show off their love for books with lovely, personalized, literary- themed e-Reader cases/covers as a tribute to their favorite book! Proporta and Etsy have great selections.
If your loved one spends late nights reading, a book light is a handy gift they would use. "Night owls" need some light whether they are reading a physical book or an e-book. Book lights are simply hands-free flashlights that clip onto the book or e-reader and shine down on the page you are reading. You can find fancy LED book lights from online stores like Amazon.
Book lovers (both kids and adults) read more books than they can even remember. If your favorite bookworm is like that, help her keep track of all the books she has read by buying her a book journal this Christmas!
Bookmarks might seem small, insignificant things, but for someone who is always reading they are very important. Get him charming, personalized bookmarks to mark pages they've read and they will love you for it. You can find a wide variety on Etsy.com and Amazon.
While some book nerds like to cozy up at home and read books, others like to carry books with them to read at coffee shops or the park. For the latter, get them a stylish, unique handcrafted book bag/purse designed with a literary wink or themed after their favorite novel’s cover. CafePress is a good place to find stylish and unique book bags.
If your book-loving friend is the really passionate type, you’ve probably seen them open an old book, close their eyes, take a long, hard whiff and then break into a wide smile. Your friend just loves the smell of old books. Buy them the book cologne spray Paperback by the Demeter Fragrance Library and give them that fragrance they love so much all day long.
If your book nerd is someone who loves collecting classic books, then Penguin hardcover classics are ideal for them. Penguin regularly releases new hardcover classics that are not only fantastic reads, but also beautiful additions on the book shelf! Check out the classics at Penguins website.
Most people don’t realize this, but many readers LOVE to watch movies that are adaptations from books. Hollywood knows this and there is no shortage of good movies based on books to try, including Les Miserables, City of Bones, Beautiful Creatures and The Hobbit. Give your favorite book nerd a reason to leave the house and go be social with the rest of humanity this festive season by gifting them a movie theater ticket for a film based on a book. Fandango is a great place to find movie theater gift cards.
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