When you don’t get a chance to spend a lot of your time with friends, heartfelt gifts can help keep you connected. If you have some pals who love books, here are some gifts they’re sure to adore.
A “Library Book” Candle
Setting the mood for a cozy night curled up with a book begins with the right candle. People like a wide range of candle scents, which can make picking out a candle for a friend tricky. There’s one thing you can count on when shopping for booklovers, though—they likely love the smell of books!
Enter the Library Book candle from Nostalgia Designs. It smells like, well, books. Reviewers rave about how the subtly scented candle captures that paper-and-binding smell that gives books that distinct scent.
Library Book Scented Candle, 9 Oz with Glass Container - 100% Organic Soy Wax Lightly Scented with Clean Burning Natural Cotton Wick - Made in The USA
A candle that smells like an old bookstore? Yes, please.
“Fight Evil, Read Books” Socks
Help your bestie keep their feet warm while enjoying great books with this pair of comfy socks. They also send a clear message (“Fight Evil, Read Books”) about the importance of reading. The design is simple, yet inspiring. Like the matching knit hat? You can get that, too.
Out of Print Fight Evil, Read Books Socks Small
These are the perfect cozy socks for your favorite passionate reader.
Choose Your Own Adventure T-Shirts
For nostalgic pals who loved the Choose Your Own Adventure books, one of these awesome T-shirts that feature authentic covers from the classic series (like War With The Evil Power Master) is sure to please!
Even better, there’s a choice on the back, just like in the books! If your friend is less sci-fi and more whimsical, grab him or her a ring-collar T-shirt featuring The Magic of the Unicorn.
Out of Print Choose Your Own Adventure: The Magic of The Unicorn Women's Ringer Shirt Large
This Choose Your Own Adventure shirt is perfect for book lovers that dig the retro vibe.
A Reading Mood Throw Pillow
If your bestie is a snuggle-on-the-couch reader, you might already have them covered with The Raven Throw we mentioned above. If you want to add something else, give them something to lean on, while further declaring their love of reading.
Emblazoned with the phrase, “Just one more chapter,” this pillow makes it clear they’re going to be there for a while.
Just One More Chapter Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover Book Lovers Linen 18 x 18 Inch
For anyone that lives the read-a-little-more lifestyle, this pillow will look great in their reading chair.
A Book-Themed Tote Bag
No matter how old you are, Little Golden Books will always be classics. There’s also something whimsical about children’s book art, like the cover of Where the Wild Things Are. This is why both are perfect for a tote bag.
If your giftee prefers more adult fare, however, there are plenty of other book-based totes to choose from, like The Alchemist. You can check out the full roster here.
Out of Print The Alchemist Tote Bag
A book bag that is printed with a book cover? Perfection.
Can you ever really own too many mugs? I suppose if you run out of storage space, it might be bad. Still, this Book Lover’s Mug featuring the spines of classic titles is the perfect thing to hold your bestie’s favorite beverage.
Ginger Fox Book Lovers Novelty Mug Featuring 30 Of The Greatest Classic Novels - Perfect For The Bookworm In Your Life
What better mug to snuggle up with and read than a mug covered in book spines?
The Raven Fleece Blanket
Avid readers love curling up with a good book, and having just the right throw blanket can make the experience even better. If your friend enjoys spooky stories, The Raven fleece blanket from Storiarts is the perfect gift.
A fleece blanket isn’t just for the winter. If your friend enjoys cool autumn nights on the porch with a book, this throw might become her new favorite.
First Edition Book Cover Art Print
If your friend has some spare wall space in their home library or reading room, he or she will love hanging a First Edition Book Cover Art Print on the wall. You can choose from 44 different books, including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Othello, and Dracula.
Nothing screams “I love books” more than hanging a few book covers on the wall. Your bestie will appreciate this gift of timeless cover art.
Wooden Library Card Bookmarks
Every booklover needs a wide selection of bookmarks, and this set has a delightfully vintage look that pays homage to the library cards of times past. Made of wood instead of paper, your best friend will appreciate their sturdiness and durability.
These nostalgia-filled bookmarks are available via Library of Congress.
A Personalized Best Friend Book
If you’re looking for an absolutely wonderful, one-of-a-kind gift for your book-loving best friend, look no further than this sweet Personalized Best Friend Book from Book Of Us. The artwork is adorable, and you get to choose what goes inside, including the aesthetics of the drawings!
Pride and Peppermint Tea
NovelTeas makes wonderful book-inspired teas. They make a great gift on their own or paired with a mug. There’s sure to be one in your pal’s favorite tea flavor.
From adorable “paperbacks” to collectible tea tins, the packaging is almost as great as the tea!
Coffee and a Classic Subscription Box
Subscriptions are the gift that keeps on giving, which makes this book and beverage collection perfect for a bestie who loves to read. Each month, the box includes a classic book, a drink (coffee, tea, or cocoa), and other gifts that tie in with the theme of the book.
Get your best friend signed up at Coffee and a Classic.
It’s amazing how many awesome book-related gifts there are out there! With so many options, you’re sure to find something perfect for your bestie.