16 Holiday Gifts For Book Lovers + Bibliophiles

I’ve been really excited to put together this gift guide, because it felt like shopping for myself. All my fellow bookworms and bibliophiles know our holiday wish lists are often comprised books, books and more books. This year, get creative when shopping for your favorite book lover. And whatever you do, try not to buy yourself everything on this list.

Read on for the best gifts for book lovers:

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics

This book is epic and the perfect gift for the Dolly fan in your life. And who doesn’t love Dolly? Both a visual memoir and annotated songbook, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a candid, intimate look at Dolly’s enduring career as a songwriter, musician and all-around legend.


Pride and Prejudice: The Complete Novel, with Nineteen Letters from the Characters’ Correspondence, Written and Folded by Hand

Pride and Prejudice is a classic that every bibliophile knows and loves, but this new deluxe version brings a whole new experience to the Jane Austen novel. It has pockets placed throughout the book to contain removable replicas of 19 letters from the story, bringing to life the letters exchanged among Jane Austen’s characters in Pride and Prejudice. Each letter is recreated with gorgeous calligraphy and hand-folded for a lovely experience.


First Edition Book Cover Art Print

First-editions of classic novels are thousands of dollars and like finding a needle in a haystack. But these beautiful prints are a great alternative and a swoon-worthy gift for any bibliophile. The high-quality, shadow-boxed photo prints look amazingly crisp and real, because each book has been carefully photographed to retain original marks and wear and then remastered to highlight every detail of the cover design. 

Personal Embosser with Stand

Tired of loaning out books and not getting them back? Emboss it! Books, gifts and letters convey more meaning and value when distinguished by your personal stamp.

Book Club Kit

Book club just got more fun! This kid comes with conversation prompt cards for meaningful discussions along with a timer to keep participants from becoming human audiobooks. The kit also features recipes to help mix and sip author-adored drinks, such as J.D. Salinger’s Scotch and Soda. This kit has everything bibliophile buddies need for a literary-themed meeting of the minds.


In Wildness Is The Preservation of the World by Eliot Porter and Henry David Thoreau

This stunning book is a lovely gift for bibliophiles, nature-lovers and budding photographers. The first-edition and long-out-of-print classic monograph was first published in 1962 and often referred to as the very first coffee table book. In this new edition, Porter masterfully created color photographs of the New England woods to pair with the writings of Henry David Thoreau.  


100 Books Scratch Off Poster

A gift that’s fun for the whole family! Work your way through 100 iconic books by using a coin to scratch off each title and reveal the literary artwork underneath. The collections cover classics like James and the Giant Peach and Wuthering Heights, as well as works in the contemporary canon like The Hunger Games and American Psycho. It’s a fun way to work your way through the classics!


Bibliophile Bookshelf Keychain

The best books are the keys to life. Bibliophiles will delight in adding these tiny illustrated classic novels to their collection.


Book Scout Enamel Pin

Illustrated by Justine Gilbuena, this darling pin is a precious gift for any bookworm.


Merry Jane’s The CBD Solution: Wellness: How Cannabis, CBD And Other Plant Allies Can Change Your Everyday Life

Even if you aren’t CBD or cannabis-curious, this book will look beautiful on your coffee table. The book features an authoritative breakdown of CBD research—the history, the science, the politics, uses, forms and effectsas well as answers to common questions and myths and featuring dozens of illustrations and striking photography.


Reading Mug

Wake up, read more books.


Custom Library Stamp

A customized stamp is a lovely personal gift that helps ensure your favorite books always make it home.


Poketo Brass Bookmark

Normally, I’d say bookmarks are for quitters, but I’ll make an exception for this cool brass bookmark.

Novella Mahogany + Coconut Candle

Nothing is dreamier than cozying up with a good book and your favorite candle. Also available in “Coffee Table Book”, which smells like style icons and aspirational lifestyles. 


Reading Journal

We love GoodReads, but sometimes you just want to put pen to paper or keep your reviews private. This delightful hardcover journal has space for reviews, reading challenges, lending lists and more.


Book Tote Bag

I’m going to need someone to do me a favor and tell my husband to get this for me for Christmas, OK? The perfect carry-all for the books you’re lugging around!


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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram