Before the pandemic, gifts for book lovers were the last thing on our minds. Undoubtedly, we were more fixated on the best exercise bike or satisfying our sweet tooth first. Nevertheless, after the past two years?
Not only are we dialing in on essentials like kindles or bed lights but come the holiday season? We're prioritizing gifts for book lovers, too.
7 gifts for book lovers worth the investment
From bookends to magazine subscriptions, we've curated the seven gifts for book lovers to invest in this holiday season.
1. Showcase with a smart selection
MyGift Torched Wood Bookends (opens in new tab)l
Was $29.99, Now $27.99, at Amazon
Bookends (opens in new tab) don't have to be boring – explore the world of bookends-cum-accessories. Really nice bookends can really help to bring a book-lined interior together, especially if the books are kept on the mantlepiece or prominent shelf in the living room.
2. Opt for a versatile reader
Kindle Oasis (opens in new tab) for $279.99, at Amazon
Do you prefer digital reading over hardcover or paperbacks? Not a problem — or it won't be with the Kindle Oasis (opens in new tab). This waterproof e-reader can be used anywhere from your bedroom to the beach and is one of the best gifts for book lovers you can get.
3. Subscribe to your favorite magazine
The créme de la creme of gifts for book lovers? A Real Homes magazine subscription (opens in new tab). What's a better way to stay up-to-date with your favorite website than by subscribing to it? Nothing.
4. Try a typewriter
Royal 79101t Classic Manual Typewriter (opens in new tab) l
Was $259, Now $201.74, at Amazon
Take a trip down memory lane with the help of this blast from the past: a typewriter (opens in new tab). Bold, beautiful, and anything-but-basic, it's every inspiring novelist's dream.
5. Set the scene
LAFCO New York Classic 'Champagne' Candle (opens in new tab) for $42, at Amazon
The one thing every single one of our gifts for book lovers has one in common? They require a safe space to enjoy them in, and this is one of the best candles (opens in new tab) to get the job done. Light and whimsical, we're confident with this candle: (opens in new tab) everyone has met their match.
6. This Drew Barrymore-approved bed light
Glocusent LED Neck Reading Light (opens in new tab) l
Was $29.99, Now $19.99, at Amazon
This LED reading light (opens in new tab) isn't just good: it's so good that Drew Barrymore approves of it. And, after seeing her recommendation, I went ahead and ordered it, and let me tell you: it's a game-changer. Its flexible design allows you to move the lamp to adjust it around your neck (or head, as I use it), and with a slew of adjustable light variations, you can choose how bright or dark you want it.
7. A stand for your kindle
Flippy Multi-Angle Soft Pillow Lap Stand (opens in new tab) for $29.98, at Amazon
Naturally, we saved the best for last: this pillow kindle stand. (opens in new tab) Perfect for anyone who doesn't want to hold a book while reading it, this choice easily adjusts (comfortably) to your liking.