The most obvious stocking stuffer for a reader is another book, but you’re here because you want to give the book lover something other than a book. (Though books are always, always, ALWAYS appreciated.)
Hopefully, you’ll find just the right stocking stuffer for the unique bookworm in your life.
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1. Book Lover Magnet
These book-themed magnets from The Jolly Sloth are cute and fun stocking stuffers for book lovers. There are various patterns/quotes to choose from.
Book lovers can use them to hang up their book wish list, a quote from their favorite novel, etc.
My favorite is “Reading Is Dreaming with Your Eyes Open.”
2. Book Bucket List Puzzle (1000 piece)
Sometimes, a book lover needs a break from reading. I know it sounds scandalous to even think of such a thing, but it’s true. One can handle only so much of the same kind of mental stimulation.
So, a simple alternative to reading while still engaging the mind is a book-themed puzzle!
And, as if she didn’t have enough books in her TBR pile already, the puzzle reveals 50 book titles that the reader might want to check out someday.
I found there a couple of ideas I want to add to my list.
3. Birth Flower Bookmark
In a perfect world, readers wouldn’t even need bookmarks, am I right? But life and responsibilities often get in the way of finishing all those fascinating stories in one sitting.
A bookmark makes having to pause reading more pleasant. Especially when it’s pretty or funny.
This particular personalized bookmark is very pretty and, to make it even more special, it’s birth flower themed!
4. Booktrovert T-Shirt
Extroverts and introverts alike can unite under the name ‘Booktrovert’! Book-themed shirts are a fun way for readers to showcase their love of books in a comfy way.
Booktrovert T-shirt comes in a variety of colors, something for everybody.
5. Audiobook Subscription
For the book lover who doesn’t like to read, a subscription to Audible or Audiobooks would be an ideal gift idea!
6. Hot Chocolate Set
This would make the perfect stocking stuffer for all the bookworms who are also hot chocolate lovers!
This nicely packaged assortment of hot chocolate has 9 delicious flavors, such as toasted marshmallow, chocolate cherry, and snickerdoodle!
Your gift recipient would be delighted to find these hot cocoa gifts in her stocking.
7. Comfy Slipper Socks
These soft fleece-lined socks keep the book lover’s feet nice and toasty while she’s curled up on the couch with a mug of Snickerdoodle hot chocolate in one hand and her favorite book in the other.
And if the book lover likes to pace while reading, the non-slip grips on the soles will help her maintain her balance. They won’t keep her from bumping into things, so remind her to look up once every few paragraphs
8. Tissues (for Tears)
Yes, tissues are a necessary and practical gift for readers. It’s one most people may not think about, but plenty of readers cry easily at the tender moments in stories, and tissues will be desperately needed.
They’re for when her favorite character is rudely cut from the story when the characters she’s shipped since the start of the series finally kiss and for every moment in between.
9. Book Lover’s Scented Candle
Does the bookworm love the smell of peaceful libraries and well-aged books? Then, this “Old Books” scented soy candle from Frostbeard Studio would make a perfect addition to her cozy reading nook.
There are a few different sizes to choose from, so pick your favorite and let the fresh scent of aged paper take you on another adventure.
10. Book Locket
“For all those who found themselves in books.”
The reader can carry her love for books close to her heart with this engraved book locket.
It contains 3 double-sided pages that are the perfect size for displaying a short character quote or a mini version of her favorite book cover.
The current plating colors are silver and gold. Both are equally stunning.
11. Gift Card to Barnes & Noble
You know all those gift cards you’ve received throughout your life but never used? They’re usually stored in some forgotten place and then randomly appear years later. You tell yourself that you’ll use them someday but never do.
Well, if you give a bookworm a gift card to Barnes & Noble, you can rest assured that all the money on the card will be spent (and maybe even more than that because books are expensive!), so none of it will go to waste.
I mean, what sane book lover would pass up the chance to buy books without having to spend their own money?
12. Book Shopping Trip with a Friend
This gift is nice because it’s a fun way to spend time with the reader in your life while also giving them what they love most: books!
If you’re not a reader, you may wonder, how could someone be so content to spend hours and hours in a single bookstore? But that is every book lover’s dream! Well, that and owning a mysterious mansion with a secret passageway that leads to a magical library.
13. LED Reading Light
No need to burn the midnight oil when you’ve got a rechargeable reading light.
It’s adjustable, able to swivel 90 degrees left and right, and can tilt up and down, so there’s no need to constantly reposition the entire book light.
If your eyes are more sensitive to bright lights (or someone else is sleeping in the room), there are 4 levels of brightness: warm white and amber. Each has two settings: 50% brightness and 100%.
And when the battery’s getting low, simply plug it into your laptop or any device with a USB port.
What’s not to love about it? And did I mention there are a few fun colors to choose from, so pick your favorite and enjoy staying up late finishing that book! (Hopefully, it won’t end in a cliffhanger.)
14. Small Tote Bag
Yes, there are readers who prefer reading in their cozy and quiet hermit holes over venturing out into the big, noisy world, but even those readers have days when simply reading about the world isn’t enough. They must experience it for themselves!
And it’s precisely on those days that an unassuming beige tote bag becomes a magical transportation device for those precious traveling companions. You didn’t think the hermit reader would actually leave the house without at least one book on their person, did you?
It has a small zippered pocket inside, the perfect size for house/car keys, library cards, and a couple of small snacks. Not to mention the large space inside to carry around a few paper companions. (The amount you can fit varies due to the size and weight of the books, of course.)
15. Library Tumbler
And speaking of traveling, a bookworm’s gotta stay hydrated while traversing incredible landscapes, both real and imagined.
It’s a 20oz stainless steel tumbler covered with a wall of colorful books with the words “reading is my happy place” stacked neatly on the shelves. And it also comes with a stainless steel straw, so you can reuse it over and over again.
16. Tea with Jane Austen (Recipe Book)
With the recipes from Tea with Jane Austen, readers and fans of Jane Austen can dive into the culinary world of books like Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Mansfield Park.
You could also host a good old-fashioned tea party for the reader and fellow Jane Austen fans and enjoy the delicious delicacies of her time.
17. Personalized Library Stamp
Has the bookworm in your life ever considered starting their own library?
Maybe they’ve got so many fascinating novels, and everyone keeps asking to borrow the beloved friends, and on occasion, forget to return them, leaving the bookworm wondering whether they should pester people with reminders or purchase yet another copy of Pride and Prejudice (and hide it from everyone else).
Now, there’s no guarantee that a charming custom-made library stamp would get the borrowers to return the books in good time, but at least it’ll make the process feel a little more official when they’re borrowed.
18.Pukka Organic Herbal Tea Collection
In addition to hot cocoa, tea is also a great drink for readers.
This assortment of herbal teas includes Elderberry Echinacea (which is has a tangy berry flavor and is one of my favorite teas!), Feel New, Three Mint, and Lemon, Ginger and Manuka Honey.
Stuff the whole box into the stocking, or select a few of each flavor and tie them together with a pretty red ribbon.
Did this tea idea pique your interest?
Perhaps your book-loving wife, sister, or friend loves also tea. In that case, you’ll have a great time exploring these gift ideas for tea lovers.
19. Book Bracelet
A reader who enjoys the minimalist lifestyle would appreciate this simple and dainty book bracelet. It’s perfect for displaying the reader’s obsession with books without being over-the-top, making it the best accessory for both casual and formal occasions.
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‘Tis the season of giving. Any day is worth to be celebrated.