Gifts for Book Lovers and Writers

I’m one of those readers who likes to read in quiet. But some readers enjoy soft music in the background. If the reader you’re buying for is like that, then they might enjoy Brahms for Book Lovers: A Cozy Companion for Reading.

$6.99 at

Does the reader you’re shopping for read in bed? Then they might enjoy this Book Lover’s Bed Tray for hands-free reading, and a place to put their tea.

$44.95 at Stacks and Stacks.

I love this mug and what it says: “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Perhaps your book lover will, too.

$19.95 at Zazzle. (Okay, okay, I admit it–I also love the colors.)

Also from Zazzle, this book lover magnet looks fun to me. It says “I read and read and read and read…” in rainbow colors.

$4.35 at Zazzle. It’s also available as a mug and a t-shirt.

Book boxes are boxes made out of real books. I have mixed feelings about this; they both appeal to me, and upset me (taking a real book and cutting into it). SecretStorageBooks offers many books that have secret compartments, where you can store things–and they have children’s books, including Anne of Green Gables, and Harry Potter. When I thought about cutting up Anne of Green Gables I winced, but somehow a secret storage compartment seemed to fit Harry Potter.

The book boxes range from $17.50 to $40 according to size, though most seem to be about $25 to $35.

I love rubber stamps, and finding some with characters from children’s books feels delicious to me. Kidstamps has 39 rubber stamps featuring characters from various children’s books, including Where the Wild Things Are; Charlotte’s Web; Clifford the Red Dog; If You Give a Mouse a Cookie; Frog and Toad; and more.

Prices range from $5.00 to $8.00–quite reasonable.

Kidstamps also has a section of book-related stamps that would be great for book lovers, under “Books and Libraries.” Some are clearly library related (“I love libraries”) and some are perfect for book lovers–“Give us books, give us wings,” Paddington carring books and saying “There’s no such thing as too many books”, Amelia Bedelia saying “Reading is Fun,” “Read to Your Bunny”, Kevin Henkes characters reading, cats in and on books, and many more. (Don’t forget to click on the numbers at the top of the page to see more items.)

Prices range from 7:50 to $8.50

Also from Kidstamps are rubber stamp bookplates–always reusable, and a great way to mark your book as your own before you lend it out. (I have one with Franklin the Turtle, which I love.) There are some picture book characters featured here as well. They’re $9.00 each.

The Book Lover’s Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature and the Passages That Feature Them sounds like a fun way to interest your book lover. The book, created by two chefs and book lovers, connects passages about food from famous books, and ties them to recipes the chefs created. Two recipes I enjoyed reading about in the reader comments on were Turkish Delight (The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe) and Not Violet, but Blueberry Pie (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) because I love those books.

The cookbook starts at around
$2.00 used from>

This book lover “Do Not Disturb” pillow could be cute and useful, especially for a young book lover, or anyone who wants to read in peace.

$16.95 at

I hope you find something here that your book lover will enjoy, or that it gives you some good ideas.

For more book lover and writer gifts, see my posts:

Gifts for Book Lovers, Part 1

Gifts for Book Lovers, Part 2

Gifts for Book Lovers, Part 3

Gifts for Book Lovers, Part 4

More Gifts for Readers and Writers

A scarf made from words

Favorite Picture Books as Audio Books at Great Prices

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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17 Responses to Gifts for Book Lovers and Writers

  1. Madison says:

    My fav book gift is a gift card to any book store. Oh yeah, I go hog wild! πŸ˜€

  2. Deanna H says:

    Thanks for showing these. I want them all! (Although I really can’t listen to any music when I’m reading.)

    I agree with Madison. I’m a teacher and I just love getting gift cards to a bookstore. Ahhhh…Heaven!

  3. Cheryl says:

    Madison, I’m with you on that–gift cards to bookstores are absolutely wonderful gifts. They’re so much fun! Thanks for reminding me of that.

  4. Cheryl says:

    I hear you, Deanna; me too! (wanting them all, and not being able to listen to music when I read.)

    And yeah, gift cards to bookstores are the best.

  5. The Ms. S says:

    Okay, how did you know what I wanted for xmas? I will take the lot! πŸ™‚

  6. Cheryl says:

    Ms S, there’s some neat book gifts out there, aren’t there? πŸ™‚

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  8. Julie says:


    I think you have the best list of gifts for writers on the internet! Companies who have gifts for writers don’t market this sector nearly as well as you do!

  9. Cheryl says:

    Julie, thank you. πŸ™‚ Your post made me feel so good to read. I’m glad you enjoyed my list of gifts.

  10. Danielle says:

    Hi Cheryl, I enjoyed the gift ideas again. I couldn’t find the Book Lover’s Bed Tray on Stacks and

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  12. Seth says:

    I enjoy the use of the bed tray but feel very similar about the book secret storage. Books have value to me past money or even for future reading. Its like there is just something special about them. Thanks for the great gift ideas.

  13. Cheryl says:

    Danielle, thanks for letting me know. I can’t find it now, either, even at, which used to carry it (they’re out of stock). There’s a different one here:

  14. Cheryl says:

    Seth, it’s nice to know I’m not alone in the feeling of the book secret storage.
    Glad you liked the gift ideas. πŸ™‚

  15. Thanks so much for pointing me to the Kidstamps site — I love it!

  16. Cheryl says:

    Glad you like the Kidstamps site, Amy. πŸ™‚

  17. Jen says:

    The link for Kidstamps is broken. Where should I go?

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