Is your loved one a self-admitted bookworm? When you know they’re always found reading in their free time, or that they’re never seen without a book in their hand, then you know what gifts to get them! However, if their stack of “to be read” titles is almost at the ceiling, you may not want to just buy them another book for that next special event. Instead, check out this list below of the best gifts for book lovers in the UK! With so many options to choose from, the possibilities are as endless as their personal library!
Subscription gift for book lovers in the UK
Want to surprise your favorite bookworm and help the environment at the same time? Take a look at the Hand Me Down Book Club! The book club subscription box only sends out pre-loved titles – so your loved one gets a “new to them” book every month. It’s sustainable and a great way to spoil your favorite reader!
E-reader gift for book lovers on the go
There’s been a debate over whether e-readers are as good as books for over a decade, but there’s no denying that they’re a practical and convenient way to travel with your entire library at your fingertips! If your book lover would enjoy having a quick and convenient way to read their favorite titles, consider getting them the Kindle Paperwhite.
Custom gift idea for book readers in the UK
Is their home library just overflowing with books? Are they happy to let out titles to anyone and everyone, only to never see their beloved book again? Help them keep track of their books with a personalized and custom book stamp! They can mark every title that comes into their home, and that way, they can lend out their favorite titles without worry!
Want to give them a keepsake that they’ll cherish and use for years? Consider getting them a metal bookmark!
Practical gift for book lovers
Is there anything worse than sitting down to read and relax, only to be distracted by the noise around you? Noise-canceling headphones are the perfect gift for readers who want to disappear into a book, especially if they want to read in a relatively noisy area. Imagine how much more reading they’ll get done without all those distractions!
Unexpected gift idea for book lovers
Looking for a big gift that will make their lives infinitely better? Go big or go home with a reclining reading chair! There’s nothing sadder than a bookworm without a comfy place to curl up with their favorite novel, so give them the gift of a quiet night in and a comfortable chair! There are so many designs to choose from, but a classic wingback armchair is the perfect option. All they need now is a crackling fireplace and a dim reading lamp!
If you’re looking for something a bit more down-to-earth, there are always more low-key options! A book-themed throw blanket or reading pillow are great options to give them a snuggly place to unwind!
Home decor gift idea for readers in the UK
We all know that proper lighting is essential for those long nights reading just “one more chapter”, so a table lamp will always be an excellent gift for an avid reader. This book-shaped lamp can switch between any color and dimness level that your favorite bookworm could possibly want; it’s versatile, looks great, and it folds!
Thoughtful gift idea for book lovers who love the classics
There’s nothing more satisfying to a book lover than the sight of a beautifully bound book sitting on their shelf. Even better if it’s a box set of several matching titles! There are so many beautifully made classic book collections out there, that it’s difficult to choose just one! If you’re looking for a box set, consider the Bronte Sisters set from the Penguin Clothbound Classics collection!
Thoughtful gift for booklovers and tea drinkers
If there’s one thing lots of book lovers enjoy, it’s a cup of tea! If you’re looking for that perfect gift for the book lover in your life, chances are they’ll appreciate a special blend of tea that perfectly reflects their interests. Make your loved one smile with a tea tin inspired by their favorite classic novel.
Fragrance gift for book lovers in the UK
We get it; perfume might be the last item you’d ever think of when brainstorming gifts for book lovers. But if you’re looking for something completely out of the ordinary to blow them away, a quality designer fragrance is the way to do it! Spoil them with a scent that reminds them of old books, libraries, and crackling fireplaces, and they’ll be in their “happy place” all day long! Bibliotheque by Byredo is an excellent, classic scent to start with!
Stylish gift idea for book lovers in the UK
Is your favorite book lover also a style icon? Do they love to show off their bookish personality in their clothing and accessories? You can give them the gift of a fashionable purse made to look exactly like a classic novel. Choose their favorite title, and this purse will quickly become their go-to wardrobe staple!
Wearable gift for book lovers
There’s nothing like a comfortable and stylish t-shirt on those days where you just want to be comfortable and casual. Even better? A t-shirt that helps you show off your interests! Get your favorite bookworm a t-shirt featuring the cover art of their favorite book or author, and they’ll have a new favorite shirt to reach for every time!
Home decor gift for the book lover in your life
When decorating a home, it’s so important that the decor reflects the personality of the homeowner. If you’re looking for that perfect Christmas or housewarming gift, consider a piece of wall art that shows off the cover art from your loved one’s favorite novel! It’s a fantastic way to incorporate their personality into their home design, and they’ll smile every time they see it!
Gift to help your favorite book lover relax
Is there anything better than lighting a candle, pouring a glass of wine, and stretching out in the bathtub with a good book? Help your loved one treat themselves to a bit of self care with a bathtub caddy! It safely holds their reading glasses, beverage, and book, so they can enjoy a bit of peace and let their cares soak away!
Complete the gift with one (or several!) classic literature-themed scented candles.
Fashionable jewelry gift idea for book lovers in the UK
If you’re looking for a small way to tell your favorite bookworm that you were thinking of them, an enamel pin is a great way to do it! Pins can go on bags, jackets, hats, and so much more, and they’re the perfect way for the wearer to show off a little bit of personality! Get your favorite bookworm a library-inspired pin, and don’t be surprised if you see it on their favorite jacket or bag!
Practical gift for brook lovers
Does your loved one have a reading list a mile long? Are they seemingly devouring a new title every other day? If so, consider getting them a reading journal to help keep track of all those books. They can record their thoughts about each title that they read, and mark the dates when they finish each book. It’s a thoughtful gift and a satisfying way to check a book off their list!
If your favorite bookworm needs a little bit of inspiration for their book list, we recommend 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die to get them started!