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11 Literary Gifts for Those Who Are Obsessed With Reading

Show that book lover in your life how much you care with a gift that speaks their literary language! From cute tees to cozy mugs, you’re sure to find a gem nestled in this list of best gifts for book lovers.

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Show that book lover in your life how much you care with a gift that speaks their literary language! From cute tees to cozy mugs, you're sure to find a gem nestled in this list of best gifts for book lovers. Everything rings in under $25 too! #frugalgiftideas #frugalgifts #literarygifts #bookishgifts #books #loveofreading #reading

It’s no secret how much of a book nerd I am. I love them all. The smell, the stories, and getting lost in a plot line that completely rocks my world is how I would spend every single day if I could.

I’m sure you can think of at least one family member or friend who is the same, yes?

If that’s the case, let me make your Holiday shopping a whole lot easier with a list of my very favorite picks. You’ll find jewelry, notebooks, cute tees, and books {of course!}, all guaranteed to make that book lover on your list think you’re not so bad at choosing a gift after all.

And since I’m not one to stray away from my frugal gift guide M.O., these ones also come in less than……you guessed it……$25.

1. “Read Books” Tee

There’s nothing your bookworm loves more than a quite night curled up on a comfy couch with their favorite piece of fiction. Now with this funny T-shirt they can broadcast their love for books to the world! Now that’s my kind of party.

2. Personal Library Kit


Does your friend ever complain about missing books? Gift them a Personal Library Kit to help organize their entire collection.  It comes with everything they need to keep track of who borrowed their books and when!

3. Creative “Old Book” Phone Case

Book Case for iPhone 5

One thing true book lovers enjoy is the feel of an old book in their hands, which means this case for their cell phone is absolutely perfect (and would be great for that guy on your list too).

4. “Literature is My Boyfriend” Charm Bracelet

If your friend would rather stay home on a Friday night with a good book instead of going out on a date, then she needs this bracelet. It’s an absolute steal of a price, making it not just gift-worthy, but prime stocking stuffer material.

5. “Thought in the Act” Notebook

Blank notebooks are full of possibilities for avid readers. I struggle just staying out of the Target paper goods aisle! This gorgeously sleek design will have your book lover swooning over the cover just as much as the inside. She can use it to keep track of her “To-Be-Read” list, take notes while reading, or start writing her own best-seller.

6. Bibliophile Printable

Readers love to be inspired, and something that inspires almost as much as a good book is a book-themed printable! Take a stroll around Etsy and you’ll find hundreds of options, but my ultimate favorite is this “Bibliophile Definition” print. Perfect for any reading nook!

7. Page-Wrapped Pencils

How can you not want to use these!? Adorable page-wrapped pencils come with classic quotes from The Great Gatsby or Pride and Prejudice, or you can go with a modern day picks like Percy Jackson.

Page Wrapped Pencils

8. “Read Books” Mug

Where there’s a book, there’s never a steaming cup of coffee or tea far behind! Gift your book lover this chic design, then pair it with a favorite drink and/or gift card if you have a bigger budget.

9. A Magazine Subscription

All book enthusiasts need something light and easy to read every once in a while. Gift a subscription to a favorite magazine for a gift that keeps giving all year long. If you think subscriptions are expensive, think again. You can get all sorts of popular magazines at super reasonable rates!

Magazine Subscription

10. Books…….Of Course!

This seems like a no brainer, but really, if you have a book lover on your list, you can always buy books! The series I’m digging lately is The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, a must-read for any Dystopian/Sci-fi fan. You can always buy these books on Amazon, but another frugal option is Thrift, where you can earn rewards on every purchase.


11. Barnes & Noble or Amazon Gift Card

Every book lover I know has dozens of books on their list. Sure, you can always ask them what they’re reading, but if you’ve ever experienced that duplicate gift awkwardness sometimes it’s just better to go with a gift card! [Available at Amazon or]

Amazon Gift Card | Creative Savings

I hope I’ve been able to jumpstart your gift guide brainstorming session, but if you’re still not sure what to get that book lover, head over HERE for hundreds of other options.

You can also visit The Ultimate List of Creative, Unique, and Frugal Gift Ideas page for even more ideas. Every post has a different theme, so you’re sure to find something for that hard-to-get individual!

Which Literary Gift is Your Favorite?

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  1. I’m a huge book lover and it’s funny because out of all those the one thing I would have never thought of is books lol. I love being able to use my Amazon wishlist for my family so they can see the exact book I want instead of trying to hunt down the author in a bookstore

  2. I have a few book lovers in my family and I never want to pick out books for them. I love these gift ideas, super helpful to this gift giver! Thank you so much. I’m loving the cozy t-shirt and mug idea & maybe the necklace too. – great ideas

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