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There is an endless list of gifts to give your favorite book lover for National Book Lovers Day (August 9), so it can be fun to shop for them. Outside of trying to discern what kinds of books they like, you can help them with items like highlighters and reading lights. Some people like cute mushroom lamps, while others may be interested in botanical resin book page holders.
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Whatever your favorite reader has taste in, there is something here for any kind of bookie, whether it’s one who wants a comfortable reading experience with a pillow seat or one who needs a mug for hot tea while diving into a romance novel. Your giftee will love these just as much as they love books (and you)!
1. For the one with a long book list: An Amazon Kindle
Some people love the feeling of flipping pages, but sometimes it’s more convenient to have many books at your fingertips. Gift them an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, so they can get an endless supply of their favorite mystery or romance novels. The adjustable warm light display makes it easy on the eyes, which they will appreciate.
$140 at Amazon
2. For the one who loves taking notes: These aesthetic highlighters
These Alohaster Highlighters are all about pastel aesthetics. But they’re not just pretty. These dry fast and leave no bleed, so your book lover can highlight their favorite quotes without worrying about damaging the pages. The highlighters also come in a holder so they can easily bring them along to their favorite coffee shop.
$8 at Amazon
3. For the one who loves to display books: A cookbook
There are all kinds of cookbooks on the market, but your reader needs the It Starts With Fruit cookbook. Making jam seems like it would be difficult, but this book makes it easy. It would also look incredibly cute on a kitchen counter. Inside, they’ll find 73 recipes for each type of preserve, followed by recipes for jams, marmalade, whole fruit preserves, pie fillings and more.
$30 at Nordstrom
4. For the one on the go: A tote bag
Every reader needs something to carry their books and highlighters. This Marc Jacobs canvas tote bag will easily fit the bill. With easy top handles and adjustable straps, they’ll make this their favorite bag to carry around. The roomy canvas tote comes in slate green or beige.
$195 at Nordstrom
5. For those who want to remember where they left off: Magnetic bookmarks
Along with aesthetic highlighters, you need to gift them these magnetic bookmarks. They come in different styles, like pastel colors or cute kittens, and are ultra thin so they won’t make any books look bulky. Get them in a 12 or 24 pack.
$6 at Amazon
6. For the one who loves comfort: A reading pillow
To achieve the ideal level of comfort while reading, they’ll need this Linenspa shredded foam reading pillow. The soft and durable velor cover and adjustable neck support make this pillow a dream for anyone who wants to sit and read for a few hours in comfort. It comes in two colors: stone or navy.
$47 at Amazon
7. For the one who likes schedules: A reading planner
If you’re looking to gift something thoughtful, look no further than this printable reading planner. The clean and modern design will make it easy for them to plan their reading schedule. This is immediately downloadable, so if you’re crunched for time to find a great gift, then this is perfect!
$13 at Etsy
8. For the one who loves hot drinks: A mug
This “Just One More Chapter” mug is cute and usable. You can get it in glass, all white or with black and silver rim details. They’re handmade without vinyl, so the cute designs won’t rub off. Your book lover can cozy up with tea or coffee while reading the latest mystery novel.
From $14 at Etsy
9. For the one who loves pretty botanicals: These resin book page holders
These beautiful pressed plant resin page holders will surely dazzle them. The handmade items include pressed fern leaves for a classy botanical look. This is a unique gift that they will love and appreciate.
$12 at Etsy
10. For the one who loves the smell of books: A book-scented candle
It’s true, the smell of books brings a level of comfort and nostalgia. Spark this feeling for them with this book-scented candle. Choose between a two, four or eight ounce candle. The cozy blend of earthy fragrances will transport them straight to the bookstore.
From $8 at Etsy
11. For the one who loves best-sellers: A scratch off poster
This 100 Books scratch off poster is an interactive gift that they’ll never forget. The poster is filled with 100 books loved by readers worldwide; once they’re done reading a book, they can scratch off a gold square to reveal a symbol that will remind them of that novel.
$23 at Amazon
12. For the night owls: A reading light
For those that stay up all night, kept awake by intriguing books, they’re going to need a good quality reading night. The Vekkia 14 LED rechargeable LED book light features a 180 degree foldable patented whale tail design. The expandable lighting head can provide a larger lighting area with nine brightness modes.
$22 at Amazon
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