If you know a bookworm who loves to read then why not treat them to a gift that will enhance their reading experience.
My Top Gift Choice For Book Lovers
Reading is a wonderful and relaxing pastime.
As it really stimulates your brain and imagination like nothing else, taking you on an adventure which transports you to new and different worlds as you turn each page.
And it's great for improving your intelligence and knowledge too, as you learn about new things and increase your awareness of the world through books.
This is why readers tend to be more balanced, intelligent, empathetic and considered individuals.
So if you know someone who loves their books, then a gift to encourage them to read more is a wonderful idea.
However, true bookworms will already know exactly what they want to read over the next few months.
So rather than buying them new books, I've focused on the following gifts for book lovers here that aren't books or book related, but will help enhance their whole reading experience instead.
1. A Comfortable Reading Chair
Every reader needs a comfortable reading chair to relax in as they are getting lost in their books.
And what this means will differ depending on the individual.
However, many readers enjoy a chair with a slightly reclined sitting angle such as the Ikea Poäng chair.
And even better if there's a footrest to put their up on.
While some other popular styles of chair for readers include:
But whatever style you get them, they'll love the gift of a new favourite chair to read in.
2. An Oversized Bean Bag Chair For Reading Heaven
An alternative gift idea to a reading chair is to get them an oversized bean bag chair to read in instead.
As this gives them a place with the ultimate in comfort to sprawl out and relax in with a good book.
And if you really want to push the boat out you could get them the luxurious LoveSac oversized bean bag chair, which is so comfy they'll be hard pushed to get themselves out of again.
3. A Pair Of Slippers Or Reading Socks
Keeping your feet warm and snug puts you into the perfect relaxed and comfortable state to settle in for a long reading session.
Which means a comfy pair of slippers is a gift that any bookworm will get plenty of use from.
And another gift option is to get them a couple of pairs of 'slipper socks' for reading in, as these are fluffy, warm, and feel luxurious on the feet.
So they do a similar job to the slippers.
4. A Warm And Snug Throw Blanket
Another way to stay warm and comfortable while reading is to do so under a throw blanket.
This is especially nice when reading during the winter months, as it creates a cosy and comforting atmosphere that is pure bliss when absorbed in a good book.
So if you know a reader who would appreciate a gift like this, get them something like the Bedsure sherpa fleece throw blanket.
As this one is soft to the touch, fluffy on one side, and really warm to snuggle under.
5. A Selection Of Specialty Teas To Enjoy
A nice cup of tea is the perfect accompaniment to a reading session for many readers.
So consider treating your favourite bookworm to some nice specialty teas to enjoy as they read.
As seasoned readers will really appreciate this, as it gives them a chance to enjoy their reading time even more.
And a good choice for this is the Tea Forte tea tasting assortment, as this contains 10 different blends for them to try and to find a new favourite.
6. A Temperature Controlled Mug To Keep Their Tea Warm
Ok, so we know that tea is great while reading.
But how many times have you made yourself a nice cuppa, sat down with a good book, and become so absorbed in it that by the time you remember to take a sip of your tea it's already gone cold?
Because this is a really common and annoying occurence for people that love books.
So how about getting them a gift that can keep their tea warm for as long as they want such as the Ember smart mug.
As with one of these they can choose their desired drink temperature and be assured that every sip will taste fantastic, no matter how many chapters they end up getting lost in.
7. Noise Muffling Ear Plugs For Less Distractions
Outside noises can be really distracting when you're trying to get into a good book.
Not to mention all the voices, music, sounds from the TV, and friends and family moving around that you are exposed to inside your house too.
So a great way to cut out these noise distractions and become absorbed in your reading is to pop in a pair of silicone earplugs like the ones above from Eargasm.
As these will muffle out the sounds and make it much easier for you to focus and concentrate.
Leaving you free to enjoy your book in relative peace and quiet, no matter where you are or how chaotic it is.
8. A Scented Candle That Smells Like Books
Creating the right ambience when reading can enhance the whole reading experience.
And one thing that can help to create the perfect reading atmosphere is to use a scented candle.
As these give off soothing aromas that relax and calm you, letting you go deeper into your book.
And a great choice for readers in particular is the Homesick Boston candle.
As this one contains aromas of orange, nutmeg, and tea that give off a smell similar to the one you get when you flick through the pages of a new book.
And that smell is irresistible to a bookworm!
9. Bookmarks And Line Markers To Keep Their Place
True book lovers can be very precious about their books.
So the last thing they'll want to do is to damage them in any way, such as folding over page corners to keep their place or highlighting things so they can return to them.
Which means a set of classy bookmarks, page holders, and line markers that keep their books in tip-top condition will always be a welcome gift for them.
So check out the following ideas to create a book preserving gift package.
10. A Thumb Page Holder For One-Handed Reading
If you're looking for a unique stocking filler for a reader then how about one of these thumb page holders?
As wearing one over your thumb lets you hold the pages open and read one-handed without damaging the book.
Which can be handy when reading while on your morning commute especially.
So check out the Tilisma book page holder to see what one of these can do.
11. A Decorative Book Display Case For Their Home
A book lover will always be proud of their books and want to have them on display in their home, both for decoration and for people to see when they come around to visit.
So getting them a new decorative bookcase for their home can be a good gift idea for them.
And one that works well in bedrooms and studys is a tree style bookcase like the one above by Superjare.
However, there are also plenty of other styles and designs of bookcases to choose from depending on their tastes such as:
12. A Pair Of Bookends To Keep Their Books Upright
Once you have your books on display in a nice case or on a shelf, you'll need a pair of bookends to stop them from falling down.
So a classy looking set of bookends can be a really nice gift for a book lover.
And they come in all sorts of shapes, designs, and styles, so you should be able to find one that suits your favourite bookworm perfectly.
With an example of a good set being the Comfy Hour wheel bookends above.
13. A Clip On Book Light For Reading In Bed
Reading in bed is a great way to relax your brain and get yourself ready for a deep and restorative sleep.
However, for those sharing their bed with a partner that like s to retire early, it may not be possible for them to keep the lights on to read after a certain time.
So having a reading light that clips onto their book is a great option to have.
As this allows them to read after lights out without disturbing their sleeping partner.
And one that makes for a good little gift is the Mighty Bright clip on book reading light.
While another option would be to get them a headlamp they could wear rather than clip onto the book, although this is a little more of an extreme solution!
14. A Backrest Pillow For More Comfort When Reading In Bed
Another way to get more comfortable when reading in bed is to use a backrest pillow.
As this will allow you to sit up at a gentle reclined angle while still supporting your body as you read.
And one that makes a handy gift for a reader is the Vekkia reading pillow.
As this pillow is made of shredded memory foam that you can add or remove to make it as full and plush as you like.
Meaning you can tailor it to fit perfectly and be comfortable just for you.
15. Gifts For Those That Enjoy Reading In The Bath
One of the most enjoyable and relaxing places to read is in the bath.
However, this doesn't come without it's issues and there are a few things you need to turn the bathtub into a great reading environment.
So a nice gift idea is to create a little gift package for a reader that will give them everything they need to enjoy reading at bathtime.
And this could include any of the following:
16. Some Novelty Gifts For Book Lovers
Now I'd usually steer clear of recommending novelty gifts, but in the case of book-related novelty gifts there are some really cool options out there.
So if you're looking for stocking fillers or just something fun, these kinds of gifts would be ideal.
17. A Controversial Gift - A Kindle E-Reader
Our final gift idea for book lovers is a controversial one as it is sure to stoke up the debate of whether reading books on a Kindle or e-reader is any kind of substitute for the real thing.
Because some folk just prefer to read a book the traditional way, feeling the weight of it in their hands and turning each page themselves.
And if your favourite bookworm is one of those people then this is definitely not the gift for them.
However, if you know someone who enjoys their gadgets as much as their books, then a Kindle Oasis can be a fantastic gift idea.
As it can store hundreds of books all in one place, giving them access to a whole library of great literary thrills and spills.
And you can even link up to local libraries in certain states to borrow books for free, saving them the journey of walking there and back and remembering return dates.
While the screens on these Kindles have evolved to the point where the soft, warm lighting doesn't strain your eyes and actually feels like you're reading a real paperback.
And they can even use them in the bath as it's waterproof too.
So if they're ready to step into the future, a Kindle could be the way to go.
Reading is relaxing, enjoyable, and great for your mind and spirit.
So encouraging your loved ones to read by getting them a gift is a fantastic thing to do.
And I hope you've found something appropriate amongst this list of gift ideas for book lovers that will suit your own bookworm.
As all of them have the potential to enhance their reading experience in one way or another.