Welcome to Book Riot’s 2019 parents gift guide! We’re celebrating a mash-up of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to bring you bookish gifts for all the parent figures in your life. From mugs to candles to art prints, we’ve got something for every budget. Shop on!

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I’m absolutely in love with this simple, yet so very sweet, gift for parents. Add your family (and pet!) names, dates of birth, and any other special dates to your custom print and hang it in a place of honor next to the bookcase. Choose from multiple color palettes as well to find one that works best for your parents.

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You can never have too many tote bags– especially ones this lovely, with a black and white floral print and a gorgeous William Blake quote. Whether your parent needs a new bag to tote around all those heavy books or just a fashionable new accessory, this is the perfect gift. Now they too can “wash the dusk with silver.”

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These leather bookmarks are simply gorgeous, with multiple color options that would work for so many styles. Personalize them with your parent’s name, a special date, initials, or short quote that they can see every time they open a book.

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These purses are literally made of books (more specifically, Reader’s Digest). I saw them in person on my last trip to the Library of Congress and was utterly enchanted. An elegant, fun present for a book lover.

-Blaga Atanassova

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The perfect gift for all the classic lovers out! This rocks glass, featuring the first edition cover of Frankenstein, is simply stunning. You can even pair it with other classics like Dracula or Sherlock Holmes for a customized set of literary rocks glasses.

 

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Soothe your parent’s sore reading neck and shoulders with this microwavable rice bag, featuring a bright stained glass print of the four Hogwarts Houses. The large size makes this bag perfect for soothing the lower back and other large areas of the body. Add an optional scent, such as peppermint or eucalyptus for a bit of aromatherapy. Microwave for heat treatment or freeze for cold treatment. Give the gift of relaxation with this comforting rice bag.

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I love to customize my books. For years, I would buy sets of bookplates, but these rubber stamps changed everything. The designs are beautiful and pristinely executed, the stamps easy to maintain, and the artists incredibly professional. They will run the custom design by you and make sure that all is as you want it before shipping the item to you. I have had my own stamp for a year now and am never looking back.

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If you and your mom and like me and mine, you go into every True Crime documentary or murder mystery just sending side-eye and knowing glances to one another. With this T-shirt, she doesn’t have to say anything at all, but still gets to say I told you so.

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My dad reads, but he doesn’t usually read fiction. He liked these books, though, because they played like western movies in his head. If your dad likes westerns, and he has a plane trip coming up, this trilogy might be the perfect gift for him. (I love these books, too, though, so maybe your mom will like them, too!)

 

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