2016 Holiday Gift Guide – Book Themed Gifts

If you’re having trouble deciding what to buy that literary lover in your life, look no further! While receiving books on holidays is always one of the best gifts, who doesn’t like some book-themed goodies to go along with those hardcover and paperbacks?

Bookshelf Games, Set of Three


This set of Clue, Monopoly, and Scrabble are perfect for the book and classic game lover in your life. These book-style designed editions include easy to store, linen book-style box that provides hours of family fun. Can be purchased individually for $34.95, or as a set of three for $99.00.

llbean, $99


Pug Butt Bookmark


MyBOOKMark on Etsy has changed the world of bookmarks with a unique way to mark one’s place in the pages. Whether you’re a pug own like myself, who would adore the bookmark (pictured on the right) between the pages of my books, or a Harry Potter fan who would love the Magician that would bring a little Harry Potter into every book you read. You can find a wide range of selections, inspired by every occasion, holiday, or reading experience on MyBOOKMark’s Etsy shop., $25

Book Inspired Candles


The Melting Library is one of the many book inspired candle shops on Etsy that brings a new reading experience to the reader with scents inspired by books. One of my favorite books is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, so when I found it in the shop, I had to have it! Pictured on the right is the Dinner at Midnight candle, a combination of sugared figs, rosemary, orange blossom, and sandalwood–based on Chandresh’s midnight dinners. It smells phenomenal! All I can say is that if you plan on purchasing one, make sure to buy two because you’ll want one on your shelf because the presentation is beautifully bookish.

In the shop, you can find the latest hand-poured editions for Throne of Glass, The Winner’s Trilogy, The Bone Season, Harry Potter, and more. All the candles are made in small batches using soy wax and take 7-10 days for processing., $14.50


Novelly Yours offers book inspired soy candles, fandom collections, and more, that create an amazing atmosphere for the next time you pick up a book! When looking for inspiration before the hand-pouring begins, Novelly Yours looks to the themes, characters, and places from favorite books, bringing together two passions –books and candles.

The candle pictured on the left is inspired by the popular Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Bringing the scents of Scotland and Craigh Na Dun into your home with heather, firewood, and outdoors with light floral notes.

I received a Tempest themed candle in my October Muse Monthly subscription, and immediately I had plans to make a purchase from the Novelly Yours shop because the quality, scent, and packaging were all amazing.

While a majority of candles are inspired by young-adult novels, there are always editions to the shop, such as Disney inspired candles, seasonal lines, and the option to customize your order., $11

Bookworm Magnets


Bring the bookworm vibes to your fridge or filing cabinet with this 4-pack of magnets designed by Alison Cole.

BuyOlympia, $10




My Weekend is Booked Sweatshirt


When your weekends are spent in a comfy spot with a hot beverage, and book in hand, you might as well wear a shirt that goes along with it! There is an option to choose the style, whether it be hoodie, tee, tank, and even for the little future reader in your life. Sizing goes up to XXL, with a variety of colors available.

Design in image shown is lightweight pullover in heathered light blue.

Lookhuman, $18.40-$35.20


‘Drink Good Coffee, Read Good Books’ Mug


If there are two things that go together better than anything else, it is books and coffee. A classic mug like this and many others you can find on Etsy are perfect for those bookworms who love coffee just as much as literature. Holds 11oz. with design/text on both sides., $15


The Atwood Blend Coffee


A coffee mug is not complete without coffee. In partnership with Balzac’s Coffee Roasters, Margaret Atwood has created an artisanal blend of South and Central American coffee with distinct notes of caramel and cocoa with a balance of acidity for a smooth, rich brew.

Balzacs, $18 for 1lb. bag




100 Literary Postcards Set


In 2015 Obvious State collaborated with Penguin Random House to make a collection of literary postcards. In this beautifully crafted boxed set, there are 100 postcards featuring work from their Bibliophilia collection. The set contains 2 of each of 50 original designs, one to share and one to keep for yourself–or gift it to someone special!, $20



Knock Knock Personal Library Kit


While not all of us readers are so generous to lend our beloved books out to friends and family, there are many who find great pleasure in doing so. Knock Knock Personal Library Kit offers an easy and fun way to keep track of those borrowed books, and brings back that feeling of checking books out at the library. Who else loved looking at the cards in the back of the books to see who previously borrowed them?

Refill cards are available here, 15 for $6.

Amazon, $11

Cozy Fleece Throw


What reader doesn’t like to cozy up in a blanket while reading during the winter? When it comes to blankets, I want the softest I can find, so this Quatrefoil Heavy Fleece Throw is my choice! It is ultra-soft but won’t compromise warmth, comes in four different colors, and is generous in size so it is great for curling up in. You don’t have to splurge on price to get a quality blanket either.

Wayfair, $14.99


Umbra Aquala Bamboo Bathtub Caddy


Have a reader in your life who enjoys a relaxing bath with a good book? This bathtub caddy has a wine glass holder, a book/magazine prop, hooks on the other side to hold a razor and loofah mesh sponge, and extendable arms to fit different tub widths. Don’t forget to buy bath bombs!

Amazon, $30




Book of the Month

Book of the Month is one of my favorite subscriptions because it is a great value for a hardcover book each month, and giving you the ability to chose the book you want. It is a subscription service that brings you 1 book of your choice each month, with the option to add additional books from previous selections for $9.99. On the first of the month, BOTM announces five monthly selections carefully chosen by their judges. By the sixth of the month, you choose which books you would like to receive or skip the month if you prefer. Then it will ship out on the set date, or you can pay $1 for it to ship immediately.

For a reasonable price, you can gift a 3, 6, or 12-month membership ranging from $44.97-$143.88. That includes 1 book of your choice, an extra book for only $9.99 each, free shipping, and easily skip any month. For a limited time, you can give a gift and receive 50% off a 3-month membership!

If you want to subscribe to a 3-month subscription for yourself, you can do so for $9.99 a month! Plus you will receive a cute BOTM tote bag when you join here:

If you’d like to try out one month of Book of the Month, you can do so here and pay only $5! I am an affiliate so will receive a small commission with the two links above.

Book of the Month, $14.99 per month

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