Thursday 8 December 2022

Book Lovers Gift Guide

I’m a big reader particularly of Romance books. If you follow me you may have seen I started up a separate book account @katiekbooks on both Instagram & Tik Tok for all my book related content. I really enjoyed putting together this book themed gift guide. I hope it will help you find the perfect gift for the book lovers in your life and please save it to come back to as well I will keep it updated with new products!

The idea behind all of my Gift Guides this year is that they are mostly championing independent makers & creatives and they are universal to whether it’s Christmas gifting or gifting for any other occasion. I will be adding to and updating the links and images in each post over the course of this year so you can bookmark these gift guides to come back to for gift inspiration throughout the year!

I have tried my best to pick pieces that all have an estimated delivery time (for UK residents) for before Christmas (at the time of posting). However please bare in mind the Royal Mail postage strikes this year and independent sellers on Etsy can’t guarantee your orders will arrive in time for Christmas under these circumstances!

 Audiobooks, Independent Book Shops & Gift Vouchers

My preferred way of consuming my books is by Audiobook. I find there is something so comforting about listening to narration and I tend to read a lot more books this way too. I’ve hit my target of 100 books these last 2 years thanks to audiobooks! You can get some an Audible Gift Voucher for membership (with options for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 12 months) which gives someone access to the entire Audible Library. They have a lot of books you can download for free (from their Plus Catalogue) and they’ll also get 1 credit per month in the membership which they can spend on a book to download and keep (even if the membership is later cancel you still keep those books). Even if your loved one already has a membership you can still get them a voucher and they gift voucher credits will be added to their account. Honestly, my Audible Membership is personally something I absolutely treasure, I love browsing through the library and choosing new books to listen to, so I think this is a fantastic present!

I would always recommend supporting your local bookstores, buy from them and see if they offer gift vouchers. Online gift voucher options include: Waterstones Gift Vouchers which come in both e-voucher and physical gift cards, Gift Vouchers are all digital but you can choose a date for it to be sent to the recipient and are valid for 2 years. You should also check out Waterstones Signed Books and Special Editions section as they have a fabulous selection and lots of exclusives! Signed books will be a gift that’s forever treasured. offer the full collection of Penguin Clothbound Books which are absolutely stunning and very collectible!

Blind Date with a Book Gifts

I absolutely love this Blind Date with a Book idea! You pick a genre of book, whether you would like it to be new or pre-loved and then one is handpicked as a surprise, wrapped beautifully and includes a bookmark. Here are some alternative options in case your preferred genre is sold out from the above shop: Blind Date With a Book Package 1, Blind Date With a Book Package 2Blind Date With a Book Pamper Package (includes sweet treats, scented candles, a hot drink sachet etc), Blind Date With a Book Sweet Package, Christmas Blind Date With a Book Package 1Christmas Blind Date With a Book Package 2Blind Date With a Book Boyfriend (for romance literary lovers). 

You can also go for a 3, 6 or 12 month Blind Date with a Book Subscription in your chosen genre!

If you would prefer to pick the book for your recipient then this Booktok/Bookstagram Book Box Hamper allows you to choose from some of the best selling books that are favourites with the Booktok & Bookstagram community. In the hamper you will also get sweet treats, a hot drink sachet and scented candles.   

Jigsaw Puzzles

I love to snuggle u with a jigsaw puzzle and a film on a rainy evening and I've found that Laurence King have lots of literary themed puzzles to choose from with beautiful, intricate designs including your favourite literary characters! They have a Jane Austen one, Bridgerton, Charles Dickens, Sherlock Homes, The Brontes & Agatha Christie ones that have clues for you to find. I have a discount code for you to use as well. Use code KATIE25 for 25% off all Literary Puzzles!

Storage & Organisers

I’ve found some really cute book storage baskets! Whilst they won’t hold too many books they’re perfect for popping in the one you’re currently reading and a few that are next on your TBR and keeping beside your bed, sofa or wherever you like to read. I love this Between The Pages of a Book Canvas Organiser, PU Book Organisers in four colours and the Book Lovers Organiser. There are loads more Book Basket options here including personalised ones!

If you’re looking for some unique bookends then I really like these Love Story Bookends featuring a silhouette of a couple by a lamp post on one end and a tree on the other. I know Book Nook’s have become really popular from Tik Tok recently and I found this lovely little Bookstore Book Nook with built in lights to add to your shelf.

Keeping on the theme of organisation is this Personalised Book Journal for tracking all the books your reading and your ratings. I like that it can be personalised with initials and comes in a choice of blush pink & navy or grey and burgundy. 

A useful little gadget for literary lovers is a Clip on Reading Light so you can read at night time. It’s rechargeable and lasts up to 70 hours (depending on the light setting). 


I really love these Personalised Corner Bookmarks I found which you just slot onto the corner of your page, they come in a variety of colours and you can personalise them with the recipients initials. Next up are these Between The Pages of a Book Quote Bookmarks - more traditional looking bookmarks but they’re imposed with gold foil with the quote “between the pages of a book is a wonderful place to be” and they come in black, tan or dark red PU leather. They also offer a similar style with their One More Chapter Bookmarks. I think these little Wooden Page Holder Bookmarks are genius to hold open your books with ease and no hand cramps! Other options I like include: To Be Continued Acrylic Bookmark and Pressed Flowers Bookmark

Clothing & Accessories 

Joanie always have some kind of bookish themed clothing and currently I’m loving the Read More Books Slogan Tee, Bookshelves Cardigan, Bookshelves Dress (which I actually own myself), Book Print Button Down Dress and Read More Books Jumper

Looking elsewhere I also found this cute Floral Book Tee and Book Lover Jumper

I absolutely fell in love with these incredible Classic Book Bags, that replicate the look of the actual book itself, particularly the Little Women Book Crossbody Bag. There is a matching Little Women Purse and some of my other favourites include the Pride & Prejudice Purse and a Sherlock Holmes Book Bag

For fans for pin badges I found some really cool ones: Bookish Enamel Pin, I Cannot Live Without Books Pin, Choice of 5 Book Worm Pins

When you’re always in the library or in book shops buying books you need something to carry them home in so I found some cute Tote Bags: There Is No Such Thing As Too Many Books Tote Bag and I Closed My Book To Be Here Tote Bag


This Personalised Book Locket caught my eye immediately. It can be engraved with either an initial or a wildflower, you can send photos to be added inside and inside each one is a specially folded hidden message to make it look like the pages of a real book! 

These Upcycled Origami Book Page Earrings are so pretty and really unique. They come in Butterfly and Crane designs.


I have found some great literary themed prints including this “She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain” Print with the quote by Louisa May Alcott. The lettering is on top of an old book page as well. The next prints I found are perfect if you know someone’s favourite book. They’re Polaroid Style Prints with best selling romance book titles and images that depict the imagery from the books e.g. The Spanish Love Deception has a pretty street in Spain on it. Get a few and create a wall collage! Lastly is a Customised Book Spine Stack Print which you can customise with your choice of book titles.


Candles are always the perfect accompaniment when reading and here are some of my favourite book themed options: Night at the Library Candle, Rainy Day Readers Club Candle, Fuck Off I’m Reading Candle and Vintage Library Candle. I love how they all have an apothecary jar vibe to them. 


For the romance lover here is a Romance Trope Mug with a stack of books where the spines have classics romance tropes written on them. In a similar style there is a Jane Austen Book Mug with a stack of books of all her famous titles. Other options include: Just a Girl Who Loves Books Personalised Mug, Fuck Off I’m Reading Mug, Too Many Books or Not Enough Bookshelves Mug, Bibliophage Mug and She’s Too Fond of Books Mug. If you’re looking for a coaster to pair with them then check out this Shhhh…I’m Busy Reading Coaster


BookishlyUK has some amazing literary themed products ranging from prints, to mugs, to candles, to clothing & accessories. 

MissBohenia offer so many beautiful gifts for book lovers, many of my picks have come from here. Their products include book storage, bookmarks, bags, mugs & clothing. 

Book Lover Gifts

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