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The 2021 TUH Gift Guide for Book Lovers

library card mug

Warm flannel blanket, hot cup of cider, fuzzy socks, crackling fire--most readerly people aren't just here for the books, we're here for the entire literary lifestyle. 

When shopping for the library addict in your life or for yourself (No judgment. This is a safe space.), books are an easy YES. You can rarely go wrong buying the latest title from a favorite author, especially if it is clean and captivating! However, if you're looking for a little something extra to put under the tree for your bookworm, look no further.


I've compiled a list of bookish gift ideas for readers. Feel free to shop for friends or, if you'd rather, pass this list along to any and all of your potential Secret Santas. (I plan to.)

Please note: With supply chains being quite shaky in these crazy times, be sure to put your orders in early to ensure pre-Christmas delivery. 

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personalized book stamp

Personalized book stamp

Since getting a personalized reading stamp for my birthday in September, I've been working my way through my entire library, stamping my moniker in the lower right-hand corner of each flyleaf. I'm in love!

Literary Notecards

With 20 different designs to choose from, each displaying the spines of a stack of real books, these notecards are perfect for sending to all your readerly friends or fellow book club members. Themes include classics, picture books, cookbooks, and more. 

My Reading Life Book Journal

Unlike most reading journals that just save space for bibliography info of the books you've read, this latest from Anne Bogel is more like a reading companion. In addition to book review sections, this journal includes suggested reading lists for each season, TBR lists, reading habit trackers, and brief articles about the reading life.

Book Worm Pins

These 1" bookworm pins make the perfect inexpensive gifts for fellow book club members. I've received several of them over the years and have them all pinned to the side of my favorite book bag. 


Library Card Socks

For a whimsical addition to your wardrobe, consider wearing any of the Out of Print brand literary socks. I received a navy blue, library card-themed pair last year in my Christmas stocking. They feel like a treat for my feet.

Due Date Coffee Mug

I wish you could see me right now. I've got one hand on my keyboard and the other hand holding my due date mug. I typically drink my coffee in an ugly, albeit thermally efficient tumbler. But sometimes, a girl needs less practical and more pretty in her life. I'm a minimalist, so I don't keep kitschy mugs. This is my one exception. It was a gift from a friend and I think of her every time I pour a cup.

Piper + Ivy Readerly T-shirt

My readerly-themed t-shirt has been such a staple in my wardrobe that it's nearly worn thin. 

Audible Subscription

Right now, you can grab 4 months of Audible Premium Plus for only $7.95. That's 46% off the regular monthly subscription price. I've logged 89 titles in my reading journal so far this year. Audible has played a huge part in that ballooning total of books.  

Personalized Alphabet Bookends

Order bookends that display the letters of your initials and you'll have a library shelf that literally calls your name as you pass by. 

Readerly Slogan Pencils

Conjure up nostalgic feelings of elementary school literary love--Scholastic book fairs, binge-reading under the covers with a flashlight, and school-wide reading contests--with these readerly pencils. 

Book Cover Tote Bag

The question is not: Should I have a book bag that declares to the world how much I love books? The question is: Which book cover should be featured on my bag? #readerproblems

Literary Scarf

'Tis the season for comfy wardrobe layers. Any of these literary scarves would be the perfect addition to a readerly uniform. For both content and color, I like the Anne of Green Gables and the Little Women scarves best.

The Book Lover's Cookbook

Fiction fans will enjoy eating some of the same dishes mentioned in their favorite classic and contemporary books. From the carrot pudding of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol to the buttermilk scones of James Herriot's All Things Bright and Beautiful, this book is filled with edible indulgences inspired by literature. 

Blue Light Blocking Glasses

An e-reader can be hard on the eyes, especially for those who like to read just before bedtime. Blue light-blocking glasses reduce eye strain and have been proven to decrease the risk of macular degeneration. 

Old Books Scented Candle

What bookish person doesn't love opening an old book and smelling the musty scent of days gone by? This soy candle recreates the nostalgia of holding a timeless classic. 

First Edition Book Cover Art Print

Made from high-quality scans of the original book covers, these first edition art prints would look lovely gracing the walls of any home library. Choose from titles such as Pride and Prejudice, The Secret Garden, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and many more. 

Little Free Lending Library

My Little Free Lending Library has been such a great way to meet other readers in my neighborhood and to pass along my love of reading to folks of all ages.  

Magnetic Leather Bookmark

There are two kinds of readers in this world. Those who use bookmarks and those who dog-ear the pages. I think these bookmarks will appeal to both! 

Readerly Stickers

The only trouble with having the 50+ reading-themed stickers that come in this pack is deciding which ones to keep and which ones to give away to other book-loving friends. 

Commit to Lit Throw Pillow

Designed in neutral tones, this literary throw pillow will match almost any decor. Put it in your favorite reading nook to create a hyggeligt reading hour. 

The 2021 TUH Gift Guide for Book Lovers #reader #bookstagram #giftguide

Buying a book for a bibliophile can be a great idea, but it can also be a gamble. After all, she may already own or have read the title. But if there's anything a reader loves as much as books, it's readerly accessories that remind her of her favorite literary adventures. 

Whether you're on the hunt for some inexpensive gifts for your fellow book club members, you need a suggestion for that one bookworm in your life, or you just want to treat yourself to something reading-related, I hope this list of creature comforts has provided plenty of bookish inspiration. 

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