Holiday Gift Guide: For the Bookworm (Other Than Books)

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There are products in this gift guide that were provided to me in exchange for content creation. Any and all opinions are entirely my own. I am only promoting these items based on my personal interest in them. Any items I was gifted will be annotated with a (*). This post may also include affiliate links, which means I may earn a small commission, at no cost to you, if you click my link and make a purchase.

A classic bookish sweatshirt

A bookworm almost loves being cozy as much they love continuously adding more books to their TBR pile than they’ll ever be able to read. Bookshelf Tees is one of my favorite shops to buy bookish tees from, and they recently released sweatshirts! This “books are my love language” one is my favorite.

A candle that smells like a library

While ebooks and audiobooks make reading more accessible, my love for a physical book will never diminish. I love the feel and the smell of a book in my hands, and there’s particularly something about older books that really send me to a happy place. Frostbeard Studio has recreated that feeling by trapping that smell into a candle. Not to mention all the other bookish candles that exist in the shop.

An oversized super cozy blanket*

Will I ever stop talking about this blanket? Probably not. Big Blanket Co’s name is truly their game. About the size of three throw blankets, these blankets are big enough for the family to read under. Or for one particularly cold bookworm to cozy up in. I love my plush one because it’s breathable enough for days that are just slightly chilly, and warm enough for those cold, cold nights.

A pennant reminding them what they really want to be doing right now*

Do we need a reminder to read more books? Probably not. But this is definitely a fun way to encourage yourself and those around you to keep reading.

A bamboo bath tray

Is it really a bath if you aren’t using that time to read? Nope. A bamboo bath tray is perfect for keeping your book or ereader from falling into the water, but also a perfect place for wine or warm drinks, snacks, and soap - all in one place. Plus it just adds a certain vibe to the whole atmosphere of a bath.

A cookie cutter that doesn't play around

All these cookie cutters from Poison Cookie Shop on Etsy are so cute. They get political, they’re sarcastic, and honestly just so fun. I love the book club bitches one, but who knows when in-person book clubs will ever happen again. Unless you’re extra and deliver cookies before online book club (you do you, boo boo - be extra). Instead, I love this shhh, I’m reading one to remind hubby to give me silence.

A custom bookshelf illustration

I love anything custom, and these illustrations honestly can’t be beat. They’re so gorgeous and completely personalized  my problem is I would never be able to narrow down the books I’d want in my illustration. I honestly just cannot make decisions.

A canvas tote to carry their books around in

Getting out and about and needing to tote books around may mostly be a thing of the past, but a cute canvas tote definitely gets the job done when the job needs doing. I love the canvas because it’s so sturdy and just looks better with age. And you could even get some custom embroidery on it to make it even cuter and more personal.

An anchor that holds their pages in place while reading

There are so many different tools and contraptions now to hold your book pages while you read (I’m still over here stacking things on the corners of my pages so I can read hands-free), but Page Anchor is the first item of the sort that I ever saw. It’s classy, can be engraved, and doesn’t require you to be holding the book for it to work. Plus they’re super high quality so they’ll last a long while.

An entire book experience subscription

There are so many book box subscriptions now, it can definitely be overwhelming. Many include exclusive and bookish items, but there’s not quite any other box that I’ve seen that’s like Once Upon A Book Club. OUABC is so cool because you get little gifts throughout your reading experience. Packages are labeled with page numbers so you open them as you read. It’s like being a part of the story, and you end up with cool items that are typically practical and can be used (like bags and hats, and other totally random things that align with the story). They have an adult and a YA option, but either way you can’t lose.

A traditional book-only subscription

If you or your giftee with rather not have all the extra stuff and just get a new book each month, Book of the Month is classic and the way to go. I’ve been a subscriber since 2016 and I absolutely love it. I really appreciate how you have options to pick your book, there’s not a lot of extra stuff to figure out what to do with, and if I don’t like any of the options (rarely), I can skip and use my credit the next month, or choose a previous month’s selection. I truly feel like you can’t go wrong with BOTM.

What’s on your bookish gift list?

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