Unique Gifts For Book Lovers

10 unique gifts for book lovers. Finding a special gift for friends and family is often a challenge, especially when you’re on a budget. While all readers enjoy getting new books there are plenty of other gifts you can get to make your present a surprising one.

With a little creativity and mouse clicks your perfect present can arrive at your doorstep tomorrow or take you to real-life magic lands.  

1| Say It With A Sock

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Socks are one of the best gifts you can give to a fellow bookworm. They’re adored by men and women equally, there’s no age limit to them, and they also make our Insta feed pop. You can get a fun monthly sock club subscription starting from only $11.99 a month.

You can tailor each subscription to your own style guaranteeing happiness. But don’t worry! Even if you don’t like what you get they will exchange it for you, no questions asked. 

Socks became one of the most eye-catching and essential pieces of a good Instagram photo. Here are some really handy tips on how to take better shots of socks & books and take your Bookstagram to the next level.

1. Plan & Practice: Look around on other Bookstagrammers feed and get some inspiration. Once you decided what kind of style you want to achieve you can start practicing. Rember Rome wasn’t built in a day. Even the most successful Bookstagrammers had to start somewhere. So be patient and try adjusting your settings a little between attempts to get the right look.

2. Light Well: Having the right lighting is essential to taking great photographs. Cameras work by taking in light through their apertures. So, if you are in a low-light setting, your photos won’t be as crisp and colorful. However, overly bright lighting can also wash out your photos. Plentiful, soft light is the key to a great photo of your socks.

3. Get in Close: Sometimes the difference between an okay photo and a great one is being close enough to the subject. If you are showing off your socks, make sure they are front and center in your photograph. Getting in close will help show the full color and designs of your socks and those magical book covers.

This gift will definitely be a fun and multipurpose one. One that you may even want to get for yourself as well. 

2| Take them to a real-life magic land

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Klementinum library, Prague, Czhech Republic. Photo C @spoony – Unsplash

Yes, traveling can be pretty expensive but it doesn’t have to be. And while all book lovers love to go on adventures in the comfort of our armchair we do enjoy some real-life adventures as well. 

You can check sites where you can get cheap flight tickets, you can find really cool accommodation on a budget on AirBnB (follow the link for $30 credit when you sign up) and of course, you can book full tours and let an agency take care of the planning.

One of my favorite tour agencies is Viator. They have amazing packages and they’re always happy to create the best possible package for you.  They always have great discounts and deals and have splendid tours like the must do Harry Potter tour in London, UK. 

BUT you don’t necessarily have to cross borders and oceans. You can find hidden literary treasures, libraries, museums, and literary-related tours in your own town or not far from it. With some extra research, you can give the gift of adventure to your bookworm friend or relative and make sure that it’ll be a memorable one.

3| Personalized Wall Art

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Any art for that matter. We book lovers love arts and especially love art that not only talk to us and touch our souls but made especially for us. What do I mean by this?

Just think about your loved one’s favorite book, character or quote and figure out a way how to make that unique to the person in mind. Favorite character? Why not create a book cover with her and her favorite character on it. 

Or choose his favorite quote and use his most beloved colors and a scene from the book that will inspire and motivate your loved one every time they look at it.

You can find amazing artists who could help you with the creative process and will do it on a budget. Check out DeviantArt, RedBubble, or even on Amazon. These sites are filled with spectacular and unique artists who are eager to bring your ideas to life. 

4| Literary Scented Candles

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Candles are aesthetic, are loved by most book lovers, and they smell like magic, suspense, old books, cinnamon & hot chocolate, and… you get the gist. You can choose the art that covers the candle and the wondrous scent that will linger in the room as well.

Just think of your friend’s favorite book and fictional drink, food, or place she would love to try or visit and you’re good to go. You can get your personalized candles in a beat. 

5| Personalized stickers

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Correct, yes you heard about stickers before. Probably first when you were seven years old and were swapping stickers with your classmates. However, have you ever thought about buying personalized stickers? 

A uniquely designed sticker will be a perfect gift on a budget for your book lover friend. You can find artists on Redbubble who will make all your stickery dreams come true.

6| Bookish beauty products

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DHC – Deep Cleansing Oil (Alice in Wonderland) $15

One of the most perfect and unique gifts you can get for a book lover. They’re hard to find and still, many people don’t even know they exist. 

Make sure before you buy that you check the reviews and to order from a reliable company. I always get my shopping done at YesStyle.com. Reliable, fast with good quality and a vast variety of products.

7| Bath Caddy

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Kalewun Premium 2 in 1 Bamboo Bathtub Caddy & Laptop Bed Tray $32

Bubbly dreams come true. This gift will definitely bring many-many happy and relaxed hours to your loved one’s life. You can choose from many different shapes, sizes, and styles or… yes. You can get the bath caddy personalized as well. With a nice quote or logo, you can make this gift a heavenly unique one. 

You can find hundreds of amazing pieces on Amazon.

8| Magical Bookish Subscription

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Past box of Wonderful Objects- What if magic is real? 

All the bookish things delivered right to your door for a meaningful me time. This requires a little bigger budget but boy it’s worth it. You get a magical mystery box delivered to you every three months with all kinds of things book lovers enjoy.

It’s a bulletproof gift for book lovers. Check out Wonderful Objects site to see past boxes and to subscribe to their unique boxes. Subscriptions start at $54.

You should also check out Cozy Reader Club‘s box subscription because this one will help you find more time for yourself. Each month they’ll send you a specially curated box full of everything you need to cozy up with a good book. Starts at $64.95/month.

9| Temporary Tattoos

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Another fun and budget gift for rebel readers. You can get these tattoos personalized as well to make them more unique and can be a good gift for men and women as well.  

Temporary tattoos come a long way since we used the ones we found inside our chewing gum’s packaging. If you find the right seller you can get unique and quality temp tattoos on a budget and you can enjoy showing off your rebel side without having to commit for life.

The temp tattoo can be literary themed, or anything else that helps your loved one show her creative side.

This is the perfect gift if you want something sweet, quirky but you’re on the budget. For great finds check out Yes Style or Kitty Tats.

10| Literary Festivals

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Photo C – Flickr by Moorina

One of the best things about reading a fantastic book is to share our love and excitement with others who feel the same way. And some of the best places to do this are literary festivals. 

The best festivals are unique & geeky and thankfully there are plenty of them around the planet where you can share your passion with like-minded people and you can find festivals that are even more specific to your likes. 

You can check out Jane Austen FestivalChestertown Harry Potter Festival or Hay Festival. There are literally thousands of literary festivals out there around our beautiful planet. And on most of them, you can even get creative and do some serious cosplaying to become your favorite character while you soak in the magic.

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This post was written in partnership with ‘Say It With A Sock’. As always, thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely our own.
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