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Curl Up With One of These 21 Cozy Gifts for Book Lovers

For the love of lit.

gifts for book lovers

There are those friends who are impossible to buy for, and then there are book lovers. If you're familiar with their literary tastes and lounging habits, finding the perfect present is all too easy. Here are some of the best gifts for book lovers that we're eyeing this gifting season.

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Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books
$17.69 (49% off)

This new release from interior designer Nina Freudenberger is a gorgeous, giftworthy tome that's worthy of any book lover's coffee table. It offers readers a peek into the homes and libraries of prominent authors, artists, and designers, and unequivocally proves that books are what give a room its soul.

More: Our Favorite Books to Add to Your Never-Ending Reading List

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Homesick Books Scented Library Candle
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This pick from Homesick Candles should be the new signature scent of book lovers everywhere — it's a seductive blend of baking-spice and woodsy notes with a subtle vanilla base. 

With a 60- to 80-hour burn time, this soy wax candle might just outlast that 500-page doorstop that you're working through!

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Vekkia LuminoLite Rechargeable LED Book Light
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We highly endorse this rechargeable, clip-on LED book light for nighttime readers (because we own it ourselves!). It has three brightness settings and a long battery life, and it can curl up compactly to travel with you anywhere. Although it clips more sturdily onto hardcovers than paperbacks, it's a must-have for anyone who enjoys winding down with a book in bed.

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BOOK/SHOP Read Instead Print

Even book lovers sometimes need a little nudge to put down their phone and pick up their Kindle. This screen-printed piece from BOOK/SHOP will bring a literary twist to their gallery wall.

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Fell Asleep Here Vintage Spoon Bookmark

A fun gift for the friend who can be lulled to sleep by any page-turner, no matter how scary or scandalous. This clever bookmark is made from a flattened spoon, and it clips onto the page without leaving indentations in the book!

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Literary Glass

Literature and libations go down so smoothly together, don't they? This rocks glass is scripted with the title and opening paragraph of various classic works such as Pride and Prejudice, The Count of Monte Cristo, Les Miserables, Hamlet, and the Sherlock Holmes story, A Scandal in Bohemia.

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Obvious State "I Kant Even" Literary Tote

We can't even wrap our heads around this dense block of text from Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, though the tote it's printed on would be a lovely gift for your most philosophically inclined friend.

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This Weekend Is Gonna Be Lit-erary Mug

Weekend all booked up? We know the feeling. Gift this mug to the friend whose entire life is lit.

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Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray

The greatest gift for the book lover that you can give is quality time for them to relax with their favorite activity. This bamboo-wood tub caddy is equipped with lots of little slots and trays that are meant to strategically hold their tablet, phone, book, or magazine, along with any other relaxation essentials they could possibly want at their fingertips.

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Kindle Paperwhite E-reader

Now they can take their massive library of books with them wherever they go — including the tub! The latest version of the Kindle Paperwhite is the lightest and thinnest model of the best-selling e-reader yet, and is also able to be submerged in up to 2 meters of water.

As with previous iterations of the device, it gives users a convenient glare-free reading experience, lasting up to six weeks on a single charge. Its screen is backlit and allows users to adjust the font type, size, and boldness, and it has a high-resolution 300 ppi display, so the words are always crystal clear. The device is available in a standard 8 GB version, or a 32 GB version to hold lots more media.

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Mark-My-Time Purple Digital Bookmark and Reading Timer

For the busy bookworm who wants to reprioritize their reading time, this digital bookmark can help keep them accountable. Though largely used as a device to help kids keep track of their required reading, grown-up users also love the easy interface, distraction-free convenience, and fun colors.

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Book Darts Line Markers (50-Count)

Book Darts are a bibliophile's best friend, and they're perfect for the reader who has to know not only what page they left off on, but also the exact line. 

These mini-clips are shaped like the tip of a fountain pen, and help them point out choice lines or quotes, so they don't have to underline their books! The retro-chic tin includes a set of 50 darts, so these are also great for students — or those who read many, many books at once.

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White Mountain Puzzles Readers Paradise 1,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

The bibliophiles among us would happily spend countless hours wandering around an abundantly stocked bookstore. Let them live out this literary dream through piecing together this intricately illustrated, 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle.

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Out of Print 'The Hitchhiker's Guide the the Galaxy' Socks

We all have that one friend with the zany sock collection. This pair makes an excellent addition, patterned with the iconic "cosmic cutie" from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book cover and emblazoned with the book's sage advice, "Don't Panic," in all caps on the soles.

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Magical Objects of the Wizarding World Poster

This Pottermore-authorized infographic poster neatly organizes all of the sundry objects from the Wizarding World by type, from Hogwarts' decorations to Portkeys (and even breaking down the different wand varieties). Perfect for the Harry-Potter-possessed, get this heavy-duty stock print either on its own or neatly packaged inside of a frame.

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Out of Print Goodnight Moon Baby Romper

If you have an expecting or new parent in your life, gift them this sweet cotton onesie adorned with the Goodnight Moon cover art for their little bookworm. We have a feeling baby's first bookshelf is already fully stacked.

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Jane Mount 1984 Book Pin

For your compatriot in the #resistance, gift them this gold-plated enamel 1984 book pin. It's small but plenty spooky, detailed with Big Brother's all-seeing eye.

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Izola Brass-Plated Bookmarks (Set of 3)

This is a dapper set of brass bookmarks, each engraved with a different phrase ("Be Right Back," "Intermission," and "To Be Continued"), turning every page into a potential cliffhanger. It's a great book-lover gift for the person who's always in the middle of multiple reads at once!

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Eye Glasses Holder

Help the bookworm in your life take good care of their trusty specs — this sheesham-wood eyeglasses holder provides a dashing place for them to be perched on their desktop or nightstand.

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Packagery Custom Library Stamp

The person who takes pride in their paperbacks should be able to put their own personal stamp on them — literally. This customizable rubber stamp is a more minimalist version of the bookplates of yore, and it reminds anyone borrowing from their library who they should return it to.

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Literary Scarf

This silk-screened cotton scarf, printed with evocative excerpts from Jane EyrePride and Prejudice, or Alice in Wonderland, is a wonderful way to keep them cozied up (and accessorized) with a good read at all times.

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