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Gift Guide for Book Lovers: A Few of My Favorite Gifts for Bibliophiles

Getting a special gift for your favorite book nerd in your life can sometimes be challenging, especially when you’re on a budget.

When I’m looking for gifts for fellow readers, I seek items that are useful and functional. (Bonus points if they are handmade or personalized!) Since the holidays are closely approaching, I put together this mini gift guide with a few ideas for book lovers. From journals to bookish essentials – there is something for bookworms of all ages on your list!

If you have any gift suggestions for readers, let me know in the comments.

LED Neck Reading Light

It's the reading light you never knew you needed...until NOW! I've had this LED neck reading light since last year and I still LOVE it. It has three brightness levels, it's rechargeable, comfortable, and you can read for hours on end using it with one single charge.

Reading Timer

I aim to read for at least 20 - 30 minutes daily in the morning and at night right before bed. I find using a reading timer helps me stay on track with my daily reading goals. Simply set the timer for the allotted period, read until it goes off, then lights out. Both of my kids use this children's reading timer since they don't have mobile devices of their own yet.

Book Darts

These magical little bookmarks are invaluable for not only marking your place, but prepping for book club (or blog post writing). Mark not only your page, but the exact line you want to remember. Once you try them you might not want go back to your old bookmarking ways.

Leather Heart Page Corner Bookmarks

How cute are these page corner bookmarks? This set comes with a total of six handmade leather page corner bookmarks in the shape of a heart!

The 3 Minute Gratitude Journal for Kids

Ages 5-9
I love this gratitude journal for kids so much! My kids own it and so do some of their friends. The 3 Minute Gratitude Journal is a guide to cultivate an attitude of gratitude for children. It is a self-exploration journal designed to focus on being thankful for what we have, the big things in life, as well as the simple joys. Each well designed and kid-friendly daily spread contains space to list out three things you are thankful for, a person who brought you joy and how you felt about your day.

"From the Library of" Stamp

I purchased this as a gift for myself for Christmas and I can't wait to get it so I can personalize the books in my library. You can choose from a variety of styles and designs and customize it with your name or any name of your choice.

Audiobook Gift Membership with Libro.fm

Whether you listen mid-commute, on a walk, or during a workout - audio books are a wonderful way to read more books while maintaining a busy schedule. If you know someone who wants to read more - this is a terrific way to help them do it! Offer: The offer is 2 audiobooks for the price of 1. Customers will need to start a monthly membership and will pay $14.99 for two audiobook credits to use on over 185,000 audiobooks.

Reading Comprehension Cubes

We’ve had these story time cubes for a while now and they are always a hit with my kids! They really help us have a deeper discussion about the story afterwards. These cubes offer a total of 3 dozen different questions to test, challenge, and enhance your kids’ comprehension of the books they read. Simply roll the red cubes for questions before reading. Toss the blue cubes for questions about the story in progress. Roll the green cubes for questions after reading.

Bathtub Tray Caddy

Bathtub caddy trays are great for reading, playing music, surfing the Internet, and perching your drink on while in the bathtub. This book caddy has slots for books, tablets, a wine glass, tea cup/mug, soap, and a razor.

Book Page Holder

A simple yet well crafted book page holder like this will be a impressive gift for any reader. Gifts don’t have to be extraordinary for recipients to enjoy them. Sometimes simple and practical things with good design are more desirable.

Astronaut Book Ends

These book ends measure 7.4 x 3 x 5 inches and weigh approximately two pounds, add them to your bookshelf to keep your books vertically organized and always in view. Ideal for both kids and adults.

How to Raise a Reader

Pamela Paul, Maria Russo
Age 18 and over
Do you want to raise your child to be a reader, but don’t know how to begin? Long before I became a parent, I knew the one thing I could nail from day one in parenthood was reading with my children. I also knew the importance of reading in general and all of the benefits it has. The latest research shows that children who read at home (or are read to at home) are better at self-regulation, controlling impulses, paying attention, setting goals and figuring out how to achieve them. This book teaches you how to foster a love of reading books from birth to teens. It provides great advice on how to develop reading rituals, tips to encourage reluctant readers and has categorized book lists featured throughout for different age groups. Check this one out for helping introduce children to the reading life.

Britannica First BIG Book of WHY

by Sally Symes, Stephanie Drimmer, Britannica Group, Kate Slater (Illustrator)
4 - 8 and up
We own this book and really enjoy it! It's such an awesome addition to our home library for helping to answer questions my kids may randomly ask. Britannica's huge, authoritative, and lavishly illustrated question and answer book will satisfy even the most curious kids, with over 100 questions verified by Britannica experts. Spanning a range of topics including animals, the body, machines, space, and more, this book provides clear and accessible explanations--and even explores some of the mysteries that experts are still trying to solve! By encouraging kids to question how the world works, Britannica First Big Book of Why supports STEAM learning and nurtures enquiring minds. With stunning photography and gorgeous original illustrations by Kate Slater, this is the ultimate gift for kids aged 4+ who need to know WHY!
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