Do you have a book lover in your life? Is your colleague or boss a book lover? How about your partner, or even a close friend? On this page, you’ll find some unique gift ideas for book lovers.Sunset Painting with Two Lovers Reading
But before you rush off to shop, take some advice from a serious book lover. When people talk to me, within a few minutes they realize that reading gives me pleasure. So people want to give me books as gifts. Oftentimes though, the books they buy, aren’t books I want to read, so they sit on my shelf gathering dust.
Remember, it’s not about you, it’s about the other person – the book lover in your life! People are multidimensional.
You do not have to buy a book for a book lover. There are many literary gifts for books lovers – that are not books – that will delight them. And there are some non-literary gifts that will delight them as well.
Does she love to cook? Does he or she love to travel? Does she like jewelry? Does your book lover like t-shirts? I can see you nodding your head. This is the way you have to think when you’re looking for the perfect gifts for book lovers.
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Below, you’ll find unique gift ideas for book lovers. At the very least, it will stimulate your creative juices, and you’ll identify great gifts for bookworms.
Why I’m Writing About Unique Gift Ideas for Book Lovers
People are always asking me for book recommendations. Or they pay attention to what I am reading, since I feature book reviews and summaries on my blog.
People buy me books as gifts, but they are not the books that I want to read. The books they buy, are the books that they want to read. Because I’m a book lover, doesn’t mean that I always want books as gifts!
I asked myself, “What are unique gift ideas for book lovers?” so I decided to write this blog post. The book lovers in your life will thank you for reading this article.
UPDATE: I first published this post May 2016, but I have changed it quite a bit.
I’m being indulgent here, but the gifts I list, are those that I would want for myself. I know that for many of these products listed, I will have to give them as gifts to myself, since they are such unique gifts for book lovers.
Let’s take a step back, before you buy a gift for a book lover, think about the person for a second. Who is the person, really?
Is the person influenced by a certain CEO, say for instance, Elon Musk?
More than likely the person has read the books that Elon Musk recommends, but has she read the books that his mentors recommend?
Have conversations with the book lovers in your life, so that you can buy them unique gifts that they will love, and use. When you take the time to buy the perfect gifts for book lovers, they’ll thank you for it.
If you’re a book lover, you’ll love many of these unique gift ideas for book lovers – for yourself and all the book lovers in your life. You’ll get gift ideas for the book lover who loves bookish t-shirts, for the book lover who loves to cook, for the book lover who loves to read books off the beaten path, for the book lover who loves book recommendations from CEOs. And much more…
Many of you know that I am hosting the Read the World Extreme Reading Challenge, where you read five books each month – 60 books for the year. You read books from and about other cultures. Books written by authors born in other countries. Books by authors from other generations. Books to help you to develop new skills. Books to elevate your thinking, and so on.
But imagine the feeling when you are reading a book by an author from a country you are unfamiliar with, then you prepare a meal from that country to further immerse yourself into the cultural experience. That’s a book lover’s true delight.
Take your time to scroll through the unique gifts for book lovers, to find the perfect gifts for the book lovers in your life. Click on the Amazon Buttons, to easily purchase the gifts.
High End Christmas Gifts for Bookworms: That Special Book Lover Will Love You Even More
You’ll definitely want some of these high end Christmas gifts for bookworms, for yourself. They are so special. Look at the painting with the book lover sitting in a tree reading. How about the book art that you can personalize. The book ornaments and book bracelet are exquisite. The leather bound copy of The Art of War with the shot glass will delight a fan of Sun Tzu. And there are many more from your favorite author. These high end Christmas gifts for bookworms will delight them.
Canvas Painting featuring a Girl Reading in a Tree Unique Present for Book Lovers – Folded Book Can Be Personalized Book Lovers Quilt – Wall HangingMini Book Bracelet Custom Personalized Mini-Bar Hollow Book with Flask & Shot Glasses – The Art of War by Sun Tzu Jane Austen Polymer Clay Mini Book Ornaments for Book lovers
Unique Gift Ideas That No Book Lover Should Do Without
If you love to read in bed, you can enjoy the massaging bed rest, clip on the reading light to your glasses, and get comfy with a good book. For those who love audio books, you can move around the house, or outdoors, using the wireless headsets without having to interrupt what you’re listening to. The font size of many prints books are too small, so the magnifier and light with make a lot of difference for you, enhancing your reading pleasure.
Unique Gift Ideas for Book Lovers: T Shirts for Book Lovers
Here are the links to my favorite bookish t-shirts. Your book lovers may like these, or they may like some of the others. You know them best!
Here is a link to a collection of book lover t-shirts. Below are some of my favorites!
Literary Gifts for Book Lovers: Business Books the Fortune 500 CEOs Think You Should Read
CEOs and other successful people read books that make them think. Books that have stood the test of time. They’re not reading the bestsellers, unless there is something worthy about the books. Grant Hensel and Julia Wittrock recent graduates from Wheaton College, wrote letters to all the CEOs at Fortune 500 companies asking them for book recommendations.
One-hundred-and-fifty CEOs responded, for a total of 52 book recommendations. If you aspire to become a success, it makes sense to read the 52 books they recommend. I have included only five of the recommended books, but you can click on the link to the article, to find out what the other 47 books are.
More than 150 Fortune 500 CEOs share their top business book recommendations for budding entrepreneurs.
Further Reading: 52 Business Books the Fortune 500 CEOs Think You Should Read
Here are five of the 52 books to get you started on your reading success journey!
Unique Gift Ideas for Book Lovers: Which Book Lover Doesn’t Want Rare Books That Inspire Learning?
Avid readers like to feel like insiders. They love to know about cool books that others are unaware of. Gene Waddell, an archivist at the College of Charleston, compiled two lists of Rare Books That Inspire Learning for Against the Grain. Many of these books will be unfamiliar to you. And they are not bestsellers. I have read some of the books from both lists because I love books that make me think.
I also like books off the beaten path because they teach me important lessons. If you have a friend, who is a book lover, and is someone who loves to read great books that others do not know about, then these books will delight them. These books are not easy reading because they will give your mind an intellectual workout. But a true book lover is up for the challenge. They will love these literary gifts for book lovers.
Perfect Gifts for Book Lovers – Travel the World through Cookbooks and Travel Books
There are many ways to experience a culture, one of which is to cook international cuisine. During the Read the World Extreme Challenge, we visit continents, and a specific country on those continents. So it would be in line to cook dishes from around the globe. If you’re a book lover, wouldn’t it be amazing if you and a few friends decided to read the world together. That way, when you meet to discuss the books, you could prepare meals together, before the book discussion. Join me on the Read the World Extreme Reading Challenge. This is a global reading challenge, and it’s an extreme reading challenge because it’s not for the faint of heart.
Additionally, there has to be book lovers out there, who also love to cook. While shopping in my favorite bookstore, I noticed some international cuisine cookbooks. Book lovers like myself, who are traveling the world through books, would love any of these books, to enhance the cultural experience. Although not a cookbook, based on the recommendation of a sales associate, I bought A Moveable Feast: Life-Changing Food Adventures Around the World. Doesn’t it sound exciting?
Further Reading: A Year Cooking the World
Imagine reading a book about another culture, then trying a recipe from the country. You can savor the experience of the book that much longer.
Additionally, back in the day, over three centuries ago, the young elites liked to take The Grand Tour, to round out their education. They learned about architecture, networked, and it was one way for them to get known, so they could later secure architectural commissions.
I thought, wouldn’t it be great to read books about The Grand Tour while participating in the Read the World Extreme Reading Challenge? What did the young elites experience on the Tour? Could I capture some of that? True book lovers are like that – they are curious. Here are the books that I plan to read – I already bought them. I think these would make unique gifts for book lovers who love to travel, or those who love to read travelogues, or those who love history.
I have presented you with many unique gift ideas for book lovers. The Holiday Season is fast approaching, and many of the ideas will make perfect gifts for book lovers.