Welcome to Book Riot’s 2018 holiday gift guide! We’ve got bookish gifts for all the readers in your life, from mugs to books to art prints, for budgets of all sizes. Get shopping!
This is the perfect gift for the crafty crocheter on your list! The kit includes a book with step-by-step instructions to crochet Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid, Dobby, Dumbledore, McGonagall, Snape, and other Harry Potter characters! Also included is a wand crochet hook, and enough yarn to crochet Harry and Dobby, so your recipient will be ready to start immediately.
A new year means a new planner, and this gorgeous Bibliophile planner is perfect for the organized book nerd! It features gorgeous paintings of books by Jane Mount throughout, along with quotations and literary holidays and birthdays. The planner is hardcover, so it will weather 2020 well, and the paper is of good quality with monthly and weekly layouts. The added ribbon marker and extra spaces to record your TBR make this planner practically perfect!
With the new movie adaptation of Little Women hitting the big screen this Christmas, renewed interest in the classic novel makes this annotated edition of the novel very timely! Little Women has been annotated by John Matteson, an Alcott scholar and biographer. Complete with essays and full color illustrations, this is a beautiful gift for the ultimate Little Women fan.
If you know someone who has always wanted one of those spinning book racks, like you’d find in a library or a supermarket, only for your house, this end table is the answer. It spins 360 degrees and has two levels of shelving for your TBR stack! This is also the ideal gift for the reader who doesn’t have a ton of shelf space, as it pulls double duty as bookshelf and end table or nightstand.
Do you know someone who loves board games and the classic Choice Your Own Adventure novels? Pick up this fun collaborative board game based off of House of Danger by R.A. Montgomery. The game includes a deck of story cards, a board, and dice, and tells the story of strange activities at a local mansion. It’s sure to be a hit at your holiday gatherings! You can also buy the board game version of War with the Evil Power Master.
For the classics-loving recipient on your list, grab a gift set from Literary Emporium! This Frankenstein set includes a collectable hardcover copy of the book, a t-shirt, and an enamel pin in an exclusive design featuring a quote from the book. Other classic gift set options include Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, Dracula, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Bell Jar!
Is there anything for meaningful than the perfect book recommendation? We don’t think so! With a TBR gift subscription, your recipient will get the chance to share their reading tastes in order to receive personalized book recommendations from real power readers called Bibliologists. Give your loved one the gift of book recommendations via email, or hand-picked hardcovers from our partner indie, Print: A Bookstore in Portland, ME.
Gift the poetry lover in your life this beautiful watercolor print of one of Mary Oliver’s most famous lines from the poem “The Summer Day”: What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Just add a frame, and you have a gorgeous gift that will brighten any space.
Count down to Christmas with this LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar! The set includes twenty-four mini doors that open to reveal a different LEGO piece to build your Harry Potter scene, including Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, Flitwick, and Hedwig figurines, plus other magical Harry Potter themed LEGO pieces.
For the super reader who has always wanted their own library, you cannot go wrong with this beautiful, two-shelf library cart! Not only is this cart very useful for moving, displaying, and sorting books, but the solid wood elevates the look of this cart from industrial to library chic.
Libraries are a kind of paradise, and if you know a power reader or library worker who agrees, gift them this t-shirt featuring the much-loved Jorge Luis Borges quote! The t-shirt is made from ultra-soft material and features an exclusive design.
Gift the busy reader in your life a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month membership to Libro.fm, the audiobook service that lets you support your local independent bookstore with your digital audiobook purchase. Your gift will give your recipient a credit (or credits) that they can redeem for any audiobook they like. Bonus: Libro.fm is running a promotion where you can receive a free copy of Circe by Madeleine Miller for every 3+ month gift membership you purchase!
Is there anything for satisfying that leaving your mark on a book? For the avid book collector who likes to keep track of their book collection, gift a custom “from the library of” stamp so that they may stamp their collection to their heart’s content!
This bookmark works if you need an inexpensive gift for friends, librarians, teachers, gift exchanges, stocking stuffers, or if you just want to slip something extra in the books your gift this holiday! The snowy scene with the red fox is printed on quality linen paper, but you can also buy the bookmark as a digital download and print it yourself!
For the reader who loves snail mail and stationery, check out this delightful stationery kit featuring a stack of books that can be personalized by color, ink, and name! You’ll get folded and flat cards, plus envelopes, and a notepad all stamped with your customization.
A book cover wallet is a fun and unique gift that your book-loving recipient is sure to use every single day. Choose from a wide selection of colorful book covers, spanning from classics to poetry, and even add customization options in the form of buttons and RFID fabric!
Fans of Black women writers will appreciate this travel mug featuring over twenty influential Black writers and thinkers who identify as female. You can purchase the mug as it is, or you can request customization to make sure your favorite writer is included!