Bookish Christmas Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Book Roundup, Grown Up Books, Middle Grade, Picture Books, Young Adult Books

Christmas is just around the bend and Black Friday is almost here! To get you nice and prepared and help you knock some people off your list, I created this gift guide for bookworms.

Even if you aren’t a reader yourself, these items will be a hit with anyone that is.

Christmas Gift Guide 2016. Bookish gifts for everyone on your Christmas list.


For Babies

There are so many great books for babies available. Board books with flaps or touch and feel patches are always a hit, but books with cute illustrations or fun stories are a good choice as well.

First 100 Words by Roger Priddy

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

Can You Say it Too? Arf! Arf! by Nosy Crow

Press Here by Herve Tullet

Peek-A Who? by Nina Laden


For the Littles

These books are super popular with kids in that 4-7 age range and would make a great gift. My own kids love reading these books. I highly recommend them!

The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts


For the Middles

There are so many middle-grade novels out right now. You can’t go wrong with giving a kid a book. Give the 8-12 year old in your life one of these and be prepared to have them talk your ear off about it.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Pax by Sara Pennypacker and Jon Klassen

The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney

The Book of Heroines: Tales of History’s Gutsiest Gals by Stephanie Warren Drimmer

The Book of Heroes: Tales of History’s Most Daring Guys by Crispin Boyer


For the Biggles

Teens can be tough to shop for, but these young adult books are a pretty good bet. I’m giving these to the teens in my family.

Dan & Phil Go Outside by Dan Howell and Phil Lester

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling and Newt Scamander

The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

What Light by Jay Asher

Hit Count by Chris Lynch



For Her

What on earth do you get for that book-loving nut-job you call a mom/aunt/sister/wife/daughter? These items will put you on the “good” list for years to come.


Book Shaped Serving Platters

Ahem. I have some (a lot) of these. Since I live so far away from my family and my husband’s family, we usually just get a check in the mail for birthdays and Christmas. So I got myself these book-shaped serving platters. Not going to lie, I LOVE them. I use them whenever I have people over—book club, friends for dinner, parties, get-togethers—you get the idea.

They come in three sizes (and yes, I have all three) which is handy.

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Book Holder

I have one of these too. It holds cookbooks while I make dinner and novels while I eat breakfast. It has little tabs to hold your book open. The only downside is that you have to move the tabs to turn the page. Regardless, it’s a super handy item to have and I’ve enjoyed mine quite a bit. This is a great gift for someone who likes to read as they brush their teeth, eat lunch, or anything else that requires hands but not brains. Plus, you can get these for super cheap. Most book holders are in the $8-12 range.

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Book of the Month Subscription

I gifted this subscription to myself in the spring and love it. If the woman in your life likes to discover new books, read thought provoking and interesting stories, then this is a gift she will love. Book of the Month features many bestsellers, but it also has a lot of other books, too.

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A Good Book

You can’t go wrong with giving her the thing she loves most: a book. Stick one of these puppies under the Christmas tree or in her stocking.

Two by Two by Nicolas Sparks

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney


Some Nonfiction to Kick Her Creativity into High Gear

Is she creative? Does she have an entrepreneurial spirit? Spring for one of these books.

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso

Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht

Girl Code by Cara Alwill Leyba


A New Hobby

Johanna’s Christmas by Johanna Basford

Colorful Blessings: Cards to Color and Share by Christian Art Gifts

Creative Lettering and Beyond


For Him

“He” is as hard to shop for as a wild moose. Hopefully, these items will give you a few ideas and help you in your gift-finding quest for the most difficult person on your Christmas list!

QB: My Life Behind the Spiral by Steve Young

Even if your man isn’t a 49ers fan, he’s probably a Steve Young fan. Let’s face it, the guy is awesome. His new book is just as awesome. I’m gifting this one to my husband and father-in-law for Christmas.

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Beyond the Horizon: The First Human-Powered Expedition to Circle the Globe by Colin Angus

I’m gifting this bad boy to my dad. Men love survival stories and history, so it’s a great combination and something he’s sure to love. It’s about a man who traveled around the globe using only his own power (meaning he didn’t use a machine/car/train/plane).

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Book of the Month Subscription

Book clubs aren’t just for women. Many of the judges for Book of the Month Club are men and many of their book selections appeal equally to both sexes. If the guy on your list likes mysteries, thrillers, and literature, they’ll love getting this box in the mail every month.

Plus, you can get the first book for just $5. You don’t even need a coupon code.

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Kindle E-Reader

Lighter and thinner than ever, the Kindle is the go-to e-reader for bookworms. Models range from basic to complex. Some Kindles even offer text-to-voice options so it can read books to you. Kindles can hold thousands of books and the battery lasts for weeks.

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Audible subscription membershipAudible Membership

Maybe your man likes to listen to books rather than read them. If he spends a lot of time traveling, he’ll love having the option of listening to the latest bestseller.

You can get two free ebooks with a 30 day free trial of Audible.

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Whew! That’s a lot of gift ideas. I hope you knocked a few people off your list. Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!


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    Geraldine @ Corralling Books
    December 6, 2016 at 4:39 am

    This is such a great list~ 😀 I know that I personally got myself a Kindle Paperwhite as a treat for myself ^_^

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