30 Creative Literary Gifts to Give to Your Favorite Bookworm

Literary Gifts

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There are those that have an insatiable love for reading that defines who they are. So when it comes time to give them a gift, it makes sense to shower them with “novel” items. There are many makers who have a similar passion for literature and translate it into special gifts for book lovers. From necklaces to tea to cookie cutters, it's easy to celebrate your favorite bookworm with a special present.

We've found a selection of literary gifts that range from quirky-yet-practical to fanciful fun. Some of these products are inspired by classic authors, such as Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and Arthur Conan Doyle. Others make excellent companions to a quiet evening of reading. The glow-in-the-dark bookmark, for instance, helps to record where you left off and is easy to find in dull lighting.

In addition, many of our top picks celebrate books through creative accessories and whimsical fashion. Peg and Awl, for example, produces a unique literary necklace made up of real, hand-bound books with blank pages that the wearer can fill in with their own notes. On the other hand, a pair of library socks can add a subtle bookish reference to any outfit.

Other great literary gift ideas translate a love of books into home decor. A cute and minimalist book shelf sculpture of a family reading makes the ideal addition to any library. Similarly, a ceramic vase in the shape of a beautiful hardcover will surely make mantles stand out.

Below you will find our entire selection of literary gifts which suit birthdays, Christmas presents, and more.

Know a bookworm? These quirky literary gifts are a perfect way to celebrate their love of reading.

Toni Morrison Quote Tote Bag


Miniature Leather Books Necklace

Literary Gifts

Peg and Awl | $358+


Hamlet Temporary Tattoos


Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails With a Literary Twist

Tequila Mockingbird Book Cover

Tim Federle | $13.95


Book Club Kit


Monthly Book Box

Book Box

Cratejoy | $48.99 for 3 months


Sherlock Holmes Cookie Cutter

Sherlock Holmes Cookie Cutters

Bakerlogy | $7.88+


Glow-in-the-Dark Bookmark

Literary Gifts

Papillon9 | $30.95+


Book Hairclip


Book Shelf Sculpture


The Book Lover's Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature, and the Passages That Feature Them


The Book Lover’s Journal

Book Lovers Journal

Rene J. Smith | $13.49


Old Books Scented Candle


Bibliophile Ceramic Vase


Novel Teas Set


Enamel Pins Set


Bards Dispense Profanity Game


Shakespeare Wooden Rubber Stamp

Shakespeare Stamps

Stampmore | $8+


Library Card Socks


Wooden Folding Book Light

Literary Gifts

NASHARIA | $23.99


Cactus Metal Bookends


100 Books Scratch Off Poster


Writer Playing Cards

Gifts for Book Lovers

Marcel George | $10.99


Bookworm Enamel Pin


Vintage Book Planter

Literary Gifts

Donagh Co. | $22.52+


Jane Austen Playing Card & Novel Gift Set


Stamped Spoon


Wizard Rolling Pin

Gifts for Book Lovers

RollingPin13 | $18.08


Literary Women Puzzle


Women Trailblazers' Page Flags Set


This article has been edited and updated.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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