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10 Christmas gifts for book lovers

Published 3 months ago. Estimated reading time: 5 minutes.

Dec 8

No matter if have a need for non-fiction or are a fantasy fanatic, buying Christmas gifts for book lovers can be tricky! Whilst it may be hard to decipher what’s on their TBR list, there’s a trove of delightful literary-inspired gifts that’ll have them even more excited for an evening of reading. So, as self-proclaimed bibliophiles ourselves here at Martha Brook, we’ve done the hard work for you and scoured the shelves for best Christmas gifts for book lovers out there…

10 Christmas gifts for book lovers

1. A book basket

martha brook blog post 10 Christmas gifts for book lovers book basket

First up on our list of the best Christmas gifts for book lovers is this charming book basket by The Best of Me Designs, simply perfect for the person who has run out of room on their bookshelf. Every book lover will have a hoard of books they’ve got queued up to read and there’s no better way to display them proudly (and more efficiently!) than with this lovely linen book storage holder.

2. A book sleeve

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There are two camps when it comes to book lovers, those who dog-ear their pages and adore a well-loved book…and those who will go to great lengths to avoid a broken spine! One of the best Christmas gifts for book lovers, especially for the latter, is this gorgeous, embroidered book sleeve by Lullaby Crafts World to protect their book when they’re on the go.

3. A book journal

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If there’s anything a book lover loves more than books, it’s reviewing books! Designed to inspire readers of all ages, our personalised book journal includes lots of lovely contents, from review spreads to extra book lists to a reading tracker. Personalised with their name or initials, this reading journal has been made by book lovers for book lovers and will look brilliant on any bookshelf.

4. A bookend

martha brook blog post 10 Christmas gifts for book lovers a bookend with flower vase

Their bookcase never looked prettier with this lovely, personalised bookend by Mij Moj Designs. Personalised with wording of your choice to inspire them to keep on reading, this lovely bookend also doubles up as a small flower vase to fit in a few of their favourite blooms. Great for anyone who loves books and flowers, they’ll quickly display their favourite novels and notebooks using this thoughtful gift.

5. A corner bookmark

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Next up on our list of the best Christmas gifts for book lovers is our very own personalised heart shaped corner bookmark. Hand-crafted here in the UK from a soft vegan leather material, this bookmark can be embossed with their initials and will make sure they’ll never lose their place. Popped at the top corner of any page, this lovely heart shaped bookmark comes in a little gift box, ready to be gifted to the book lover in your life.

6. An art print

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If you’re after a Christmas gift for book lovers, this lovely art print from Lovette Design will be sure to put a smile on their face. With 6 beautifully illustrated books featuring the phrase ‘I want to read in bed while it rains’ on the spines, this bookish art print will look great in any home library, cosy corner or reading nook.

7. A necklace

martha brook blog post 10 Christmas gifts for book lovers book necklace book

This charming and delicate personalised book necklace from Silk Purse Sow’s Ear is a lovely gift to give the book lover in your life this Christmas. You can personalise this adorable book necklace on the front with either an initial for wildflower, and you can had a little folded paper message too which makes up the pages for the book. We’re obsessed!

8. A tote bag

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Because what else could possibly be better to carry all those books in? Every book lover needs a bookish tote bag in their possession and this delightful canvas tote bag from Bookishly with the famous C.S Lewis quote is big enough to carry a fair few books in. We’re sure this tote bag will be loved and used aplenty by any bibliophile.

9. A candle

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Setting the right atmosphere to settle down with a good book is a must for any reader! With a blanket at the ready and a mug of something warm on the side, this scented candle from Wick + Wonder will be the cherry on top to transform their reading nook into a relaxed and cosy space. In fact, this candle has been crafted to smell like an actual bookshop. Even better!

10. A book bundle

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And last up on our list of the best Christmas gifts for book lovers is…books! Whilst buying books as gifts can be a risk, perhaps they’ve already read it or maybe they don’t quite like that genre, giving them the choice eliminates those book-buying fears! Rare Birds Book Club lets the recipient choose from select blurbs, so not only will the get a surprise book in the post, it’ll also be something they haven’t read and fancy trying! Win win!


Feeling inspired for your Christmas gifts for book lovers? Yay! Please do share any other literary-inspired gifts that other book lovers should know about in the comments.

P.S. Discover our edit of Gifts for Book Lovers, filled with book journals, bookmarks and notebooks galore!

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