It’s never easy finding the perfect gift and none of us want to waste our hard earned cash on presents people hate – right? So why not go to the source – if you have a reader or bookworm that you need to buy for then there is no- one better to advise you than me as I am the world’s biggest bookworm.
I returned to Cairo this week and it was freezing after Dubai (my house was like a fridge on maximum cooling). The houses are built to stay cool which is great in summer but come winter we take a stroll outside to warm up! So I huddled down in my office next to my fan heater and let my imagination and book gluttony take me on a road of discovery to pick the perfect Christmas gifts for the readers & bookworms in your life. Hope I eased your shopping burden just a bit with these gifts that I can assure you any bookworm will love.
Gifts for Readers & Bookworms – Stocking Fillers
All the gifts in this section are under $25 dollars so would make great stocking fillers or presents for more distant friends. They are all perfect for any bookworm, bibliophile or reader in your life.
Beach Chair Book Rest
The original Bookchair, hand finished out of rubber wood, with cotton cloth backing alleviates neck and back problems when reading. Adjusts to three different angles. The unobtrusive pegs, which extend outwards for extra thick books hold the pages in place. Useful for any leisure reading, cookbooks, studies, computer work, craftwork, travelling etc. Great stocking filler.
Price Range: Stocking filler – from $14.80
The Book Lover’s Journal
Book lovers! Here is the reading journal you’ve always wanted. At last, a place to record the books you’ve read. Months and years from now, this journal will help you instantly recall long-forgotten details of your reading experience. This is also the place to record books you’d like to read next (take it with you to the bookstore or library). You’ll find pages to list books borrowed, lent, or given (even a place to list books you’d like to give), your book sources, and book group contact information, plus lists of acclaimed authors and titles to inspire future reading choices, and a section devoted to your reading life.
Price Range: Stocking filler – $14.24
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
A newly revised and updated guide to the world’s best literature—all at your fingertips. For discerning bibliophiles and readers who enjoy unforgettable classic literature, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is a trove of reviews covering a century of memorable writing. Each work of literature featured here is a seminal work key to understanding and appreciating the written word. Addictive, browse able, knowledgeable—1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is a boon companion for anyone who loves good writing and an inspiration for anyone who is just beginning to discover a love of books.
Price Range: Stocking filler – $23.92
For a bibliophile, there’s no greater pleasure than sharing beloved books, but no crueller pain than losing them for good. With the Personal Library Kit you can play act Librarian and revive old-fashioned library circulation techniques for fun and book retention. Kit is 6 x 7.5 x 1.25 inches and includes 20 self-adhesive pockets and checkout cards, date stamp and inkpad, and a pencil.
Price Range: Stocking filler – $15.93
Edgar Allan Poe Temporary Tattoos
Cute stocking filler – temporary tattoos themed on the stories and worlds of Edgar Allan Poe. Great for a Poe fan.
Price Range: Stocking filler – $9.17
Hard book cover and spine, entitled “The New English Dictionary where valuables can be stored in plain sight. It is a safe box enveloped in faux pages. Open it up to reveal the steel safe. Complete with 2 keys for access. No one will even know it is not a book.
Price Range: Stocking filler – $17.60
Shakespeare Insult Generator
Put dullards & miscreants in their place with more than 150,000 handy mix-and-match insults in the bard’s own words. This entertaining insult generator & flip book collects hundreds of words from Shakespeare’s most pointed barbs & allows readers to combine them in creative & hilariously stinging ways. From “apish bald-pated abomination” to “cuckoldry dull-brained blockhead” to “obscene rump-fed hornbeast,” each insult can be chosen at random or customized to fit any situation that calls for a literary smack down. A great stocking filler that will make Christmas day start with a laugh.
Price Range: Stocking filler – $8.19
Gifts for Readers & Bookworms – Mid-Range Gifts
Gifts that will delight in the mid range bracket – between $25 and $75
Sherlock Holmes Kindle Cover
Disguise your Kindle Paperwhite e-reader with a classic hand made book covers. Take your whole library on your holiday, the commute or just in the garden, and enjoy the feel of reading from a beautifully crafted hard back book. All of our cases are crafted by hand to order in workshops in the New Forest England, using traditional techniques and over 35 years of book binding experience; Covers imitate the look of leather or cloth bindings but hold like a lightweight yet durable hardback book. Each case comes wrapped with beautiful antique paper as standard, as an extra special touch.
Price Range: Mid range – $39.95
Bookends With Drawers
Every bookworm has books so dress up their office or home library with this handsome set of wooden bookends. They are even sophisticated enough to display by themselves! These bookends are hand painted in rich greens, browns and gold in a classic style reminiscent of vintage leather bound books. Each end has two stash drawers that pull out that are perfect for hiding away spare keys, earrings or cash! They would make a wonderful gift for any book collector or the avid reader!
Price Range: Mid range – $39.99
BookBook Iphone Cover
For someone who loves tech but hates seeing it (like moi) this is a perfect gift. This handmade, genuine leather case protects the iPhone with style. It includes pockets for ID, cards and cash and the unique book design disguises the iPhone for added security. It has a built-in camera hole to allows easy access to iPhone’s iSight camera.
Price Range: Mid range – $59.99
Most bookworms love reading in bed but it can give them a real crick in the neck so why not give these ingenious glasses that let them lay flat in bed and still be able to read a book they are holding down by their waist. They fit over glasses for those who need reading glasses and also help watching TV in bed. Great idea.
Price Range: Mid range – $27
The Classic property trading game you all have come to know and love, only this time with a Book theme. Who doesn’t love to play Monopoly but one based on books is any bookworms dream come true.
Price Range: Mid range – $74.05
I hate clocks with a passion, in fact I dismiss the concept of time, but my husband must have a clock in his line of vision so this book clock would suit both of us. A genius idea a stack of black books tha function as a clock. A perfect disguise on any bookshelf and a great gift idea for bookworms. Measures 8 by 7 by 8-Inch.
Price Range: Mid range – $29.96
Six trillion stories in one little box. Which one will you tell? No wires. No screens. No batteries. Simply combine a few of the cards and let your imagination do the rest. Play by yourself or in groups. Perfect for writers, kids, parents, teachers, artists, and anyone who loves stories. A sure way to get people talking, listening, and laughing. Ideal for road trips, parties, game nights, improv, writer’s block, classrooms, camping trips, sunny days, and rainy nights. A perfect gift for bookworms, and a great stocking stuffer.
Price Range: Mid range – $29.95
Amazon Gift Cards in Snowflake Tin
Amazon gift card packaged in a cute snowflake tin. Add a personal message to the recipient with a free gift note. Just click “Show gift options during checkout” when you add the Gift Card to your Shopping Cart.
Price Range: Mid range – prices start from $50
Gifts for Readers & Bookworms – Large Gifts
A great selection of gifts ideas in the range of $75 and above.
Kindle Fire HD
E-readers have transformed the world of reading enabling bibliophiles to carry their entire library in their bags – how unbelievably cool is that! With the Kindle Fire HD that extends our library into our entertainment centre as well. The powerful, full-featured Fire HD tablet has beautiful 7″ HD display, 2x faster quad-core processer, dual speakers with Dolby Audio, and unsurpassed reliability in its class. It would make any bookworms eyes shine on Christmas morning.
Price Range: Large gift – $159
Livescribe Echo Pen
Take the stress out of tests and meetings with an Echo smartpen from Livescribe. Records everything the user hear, say and write, while linking their audio recordings to their notes. Quickly replay audio from their Livescribe paper, a computer, or a mobile device – all with a simple tap on their handwritten notes. It’s never been easier to take notes and stay organized.
Price Range: Large gift – $101.27
Book Rest Lamp
Whilst you’re all tucked up in bed reading your favourite fairy-tale, horror story, glamour model biography you can read to the glow of this clever and uncomplicated lamp. Made of frosted glass it gives off a soft light, ideal to read by but also doubles as a book rest ensuring you never lose your page. But this is no ordinary run-of-the-mill book stand, sit your favourite book on top of the lamp and look. You’ve made a house. It’s just one of those simple design gems that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Price Range: Large gift – $80
Pen Nib Cuff Links
Gorgeous solid silver cuff links in the form of pen nibs for the man in your life.
- Crafted from SOLID 925 Sterling Silver.
- Arrives in hard-sided, presentation box suitable for gifting.
- A Perfect Accessory for your French Cuff Shirt
Price Range: Large gift – $119.99
And Finally………. More Gift Ideas
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