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2014 Holiday Guide: Gifts for Book Lovers

2014 Holiday Guide: Gifts for Book Lovers

By Jessica Sanders

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—especially for us bookworms. Splurge on the word nerd in your life with 24K gold Harry Potter bookmarks, The Book Lovers’ Companion or one of the many other unforgettable gifts for book lovers. Here are 11 ideas to get you started.

Personal Library Kit

gifts for book lovers

You know that friend with hundreds of books—they’ll tell you everyone always wants to borrow one. Gift them with this personal library kit, complete with a date stamp, inkpad and 20 checkout cards with self-adhesive pockets. They’ll never lose another book again and be forever thankful for that.

Buy it: Personal Library Kit

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The Book Lover’s 2015 Calendar

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As one of the most functional gifts for book lovers, this desktop calendar is for your practical friends. Each day features a famous author’s quote or book excerpt and recommendation, which should make the start of every day a good one for bibliophiles.

Buy it: The Book Lover’s 2015 Page-A-Day Calendar

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Book Lover’s Memory

gifts for book lovers

Test your favorite bookworm’s skills with this literature-themed game of memory. Everyone will enjoy remembering some of their favorite classic novels as they try to match the cards, which range from famous quotes and book covers to author portraits and illustrations.

Buy it: Book Lover’s Memory

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Hogwarts Bookmarks

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These aren’t ordinary bookmarks. Plated with 24K gold and silver, these will make every reader—especially Harry Potter lovers—feel cooler than everyone else in the library. Intricately detailed, and labeled with four different character names, the word nerd in your life can share these with friends or pair each one with a different book.

Buy it: Harry Potter – Hogwarts Bookmarks

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Great First Lines of Literature Mug

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This is one of the best gifts for book lovers because they know how important the first line of any novel is. Let them relish in some of the best first lines ever written while they sip their morning coffee or afternoon tea with this fun gift.

Buy it: Great First Lines of Literature Mug

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Banned Book Mug

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This is for all the rebellious book lovers. Pair this 12-ounce coffee mug with a challenge to name all the banned books they’ve read. Your gift may even inspire them to read a few more.

Buy it: Banned Book Mug

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Novel Teas

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Book lovers will wake up with quotes from noteworthy authors like C.S. Lewis and Louise May Alcott if you gift them with this bag of English Breakfast tea. Pair it with one of the mugs to make the perfect gift set. As CS Lewis says: “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

Buy it: Novel Teas

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Book Lover Street Sign

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If you need stocking stuffers, this is a great option. This simple sign is a cute addition to any bookworm’s classroom, bedroom or house. For less than $10, it’s a no brainer—and don’t forget to get one for yourself!

Buy it: BOOK LOVER Street Sign

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Stephen King Vinyl Wall Quote

gifts for book lovers

This $10 gift is another perfect stocking stuffer. The quote reads: “Books are uniquely portable magic,” which every book lover can can understand.

Buy it: Books are uniquely portable magic – Stephen King

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Books I’ve Read, A Reader’s Journal

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Help the word nerd in your life keep their favorite books on file with this journal. Readers can fill in details like book title, date read and referred by, as well as “When I finished this book I felt” and “I would recommend this book to,” among other important details.

Buy it: Books I’ve Read, A Reader’s Journal – Coral Hard Cover

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The Book Lovers’ Companion: What to Read Next

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The Book Lovers’ Companion is perfect for the head of a book club. Readers simply page to the book they’ve recently finished or want to read next, where they’ll find background information, discussion points, reader reviews and suggested companion books. Make sure they don’t miss the top 10 lists as well, including Top Ten Challenging Reads and Top Ten Chilling Reads.

Buy it: The Book Lovers’ Companion: What to Read Next

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As Stephen King says, “Books are uniquely portable magic.” We hope you can continue to share this magic with your loved ones this holiday.

All images from Amazon.com

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