What is it about winter that makes curling up with a good book one of the most luxurious experiences ever? Maybe it's because reading takes us away from the hellscape we've been living in (even if what you're reading is a dystopian novel). Whatever the reason, buying someone a gift that celebrates the written word is a sure-fire way to warm their heart this holiday season.
Below, we've compiled a list of 16 gifts for book lovers that are genuinely chic and cool—no cheesy sayings screen-printed onto pillows, promise. Give the literature fanatic in your life something they'll love as much as Pride and Prejudice.
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Now she can conjure that irresistible new-book smell in any room in her home.
Give the gift of reading an actual *book* to your friend who's way too attached to their Kindle.
This cherry red bag is decorated with the original (we're talking circa 1895) stamp of the New York Public Library. Obsessed.
For the speed-reader who checks books off her list at a break-neck speed, the Kindle Paperwhite is the perfect gift. This new version includes twice the storage, plus it's actually waterproof, which will come in handy when she's ploughing through Harry Potter 1, 2, 3, and 4, poolside.
For that friend who lends out their books and then gets really bitter when they go missing, may we suggest this special library card creator. They'll never hesitate before lending again.
Every classic-looking Penguin clothbound series book is a beautiful object, but doesn't this just seem like the way God intended you to read Jane Austen?
For when you want your rain gear to be both bookish and meta.
A loose leaf tea collection inspired by classic works like Alice in Wonderland and The Great Gatsby will help your bookish buddy stay caffeinated enough to read to the end.
A cute, vintage-looking, not-too-bright lamp that your bookworm friends can read by before bed.
A series of sweetly formatted books about the greatest love stories ever told. Swoon.
A gorgeous, minimalist print that says I know good books and good art.
An affordable, aesthetically pleasing pair of agate bookends so they can show off their collection in style.
Self-publishing gets extremely IRL with this professional-looking bookbinding kit that offers both a user-friendly process and a beautiful finished product.
Is there a scene written more beautifully about what it is to be home for the holidays than J.K. Rowling's description of the Weasley house at Christmas? Well, now there's an 8 oz. soy candle to conjure that holiday magic.
A place where your gift receiver can keep track of what books they've read, what they thought about them, and what they want to read next. For the organized book lover.
These dainty origami swan earrings are actually made from vintage book pages! Chic and nerdy!