The most challenging part of buying a gift for anyone is figuring out what they want. For this reason, most people do not expect to encounter much trouble when buying gifts for book lovers. After all, the hardest part of the equation is already solved; you know what they love. You need only determine their reading preferences and then take steps to buy these literary-minded individuals the books they love, right? Wrong!
Here’s the thing about book lovers. They tend to do their own shopping, at least as far as books are concerned. They are the only ones that understand the nuances of their reading preferences, which means that they are the only ones capable of buying books that they will truly enjoy. In short, what do you get a bookworm who has everything?
Gifts for Book Lovers
Simply put, a book doesn’t necessarily chart the top of the list of gifts for book lovers. In fact, it might be the worst, essentially proving to them that you know little to nothing about their tastes. Luckily for you there are a number of gift ideas that you can give book lovers to truly make their day. ChatEbooks lists down a few:
If you have a friend that truly treasures books, consider surprising him or her with book jewelry. Consider such items as a thumb ring page holder or a book-inspired necklace. Some of these pieces are not only innovative, but they are often quite attractive. Jewelry is always available at a variety of prices so you don’t necessarily have to break the bank. Even better, you can also make book jewelry at home. Homemade jewelry can make for quite a personal gift.
Gadgets and Cases
What book-lover wouldn’t love to uncover an ebook reader hidden in a gift bag under bundles of sparkly tissue paper? Ebook readers are the craze of today. Even bibliophiles might appreciate the chance to take their reading habit to the digital realm. These gadgets provide individuals access to a much larger collection of books at a lower price. If your recipient already has an e-reader, then an e-reader case is a great alternative gift. Not only will it protect their fancy gadget, but it’s the perfect blend of practicality and flair.
This might seem contradictory, especially considering the discouragement stated earlier about buying books as gifts for book lovers. However, the idea here isn’t to purchase new books for your book loving friends to read, but rather special editions of books (or collectors’ items) they have already read. There are some rather stunning versions of “The Crimson Fairy Book,” “Pride and Prejudice” and “The Hobbit”, though the price tags might scare you away.
If you really want to splurge on your friend’s gift, consider investing in a reading retreat or a cruise. The idea is to provide your friend the opportunity to get away from the chaos of ordinary life. They’ll enjoy a book-themed vacation during which they can interact with other book lovers, get their books signed and possibly even meet their favorite authors.
For book lovers who love to read in the dark, a reading light is your best bet. Show them how much you care about their vision and proper illumination by surprising him/her with a light that conveniently clips on to the top of their book.
There’s nothing better than spending your weekends cuddled in a throw blanket while curled up with a stack of books. Cashmere or not, your book-loving friend will surely enjoy their reading experience 10 times better.
Coffee, tea or hot chocolate? Make any bookworm’s reading experience a cozier one by giving him/her a mug to enjoy a piping hot cup of his/her favorite drink. Mugs come in all different shapes and sizes. The ideal buy would be a mug that is book-themed or has book quotes printed on it.
Buy your book loving friend something they can wear. Not just any clothing can make the list of gifts for book lovers, it must be clothing themed around literary characters and worlds. It isn’t that hard to find book-themed clothing, especially for those most popular books and literary characters.
Finding gifts for book lovers can be fun but challenging. If you make it a point to think outside of the box, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your book loving friends.