Book lovers are among the easiest breed of human to shop for. There are thousands of amazing products any bookworm would be happy to receive, but this can make it difficult to narrow down your options when you’re looking for Christmas and holiday gift ideas.
If you’re looking for gift ideas for your book lover, this list is for you. I’ve categorized everything by age, from babies all the way up to adults.
Whether you want to give them a hot new title or some bookish clothing, you’ll find lots of Christmas gift ideas for bookworms in this post.
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Gift Ideas for Ages 0-3
Personalized books are wonderful Christmas gifts for babies and toddlers. Little readers love seeing themselves in their favorite books and these stories always become their favorite bedtime (or anytime) read.
My favorite site for buying personalized picture books is Put Me In The Story. They have a large selection of popular and bestselling titles that you can’t find on other sites. Create a one-of-a-kind personalized book your kids will love!
This giftable collection of concept books is the perfect library starter for book lovers. Gift these three books to pregnant women, new moms, and newborns. It also makes a lovely gift for toddlers and preschoolers.
The collection includes 100 Words for Babies, 100 Words for Toddlers, and 100 Concepts for Preschoolers. As your child grows, they move on to the corresponding book. It’s a gift that your child will enjoy for years to come.
My Little Cities Board Books by Jennifer Adams, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
The author of the adorable BabyLit series has started a new series of travel and geography board books. Take your little one to see the sights of London, Paris, San Francisco, and New York from the comfort of your lap.
These books are SUPER cute and so much fun to read. They only have a few words per page and are written in rhyme.
Tell Me Stories Onesie Bodysuit
Is there anything cuter than a baby or toddler wearing a book lover onesie? Gift this adorable bodysuit to the tiniest bookworm in your family. You can binge read all those board books (again and again) in style!
Gift Ideas for Ages 4-7
Little Fun Club Subscription
Little Fun Club sends your child three hardcover books hand-selected for their age and gender each month.
They have a wide selection of both classic and newer titles, but all the books they send are from award-winning authors and highly recommended titles.
As your child gets older, the books automatically change with them, so they’ll always get age-appropriate stories to read.
Epic Digital Library Subscription
If your child or grandchild is into ebooks or audiobooks, a digital library subscription is the way to go. This subscription is only $7.99 a month and it gives you instant access to thousands of high-quality ebooks for kids 12 and under.
On a side note, this would make a great gift for your child’s teacher or librarian. I always struggle with finding good teacher gift ideas, but this is something every elementary school teacher can use.
Hey Baby! by Stephanie Warren Drimmer
Cute alert! This sweet book about nature’s babies is perfect for animal lovers and cuteness junkies. It’s full of stories, poems, and pictures that will melt your heart and make you say Awww many times over.
Personalized books for kids make fantastic Christmas gifts! I’ve given each of my kids at least one personalized book. They always become a favorite because your child’s name and picture are in the book.
My kids LOVE seeing their name in the story and feeling like they’re part of the plot. It’s such a great idea and they’re always well-loved gifts.
Book Nerd T-Shirt
Book nerds rule the world! Snap up this adorable BOOK NERD t-shirt for kids. It’s a great stocking stuffer idea and a super easy gift that your young bookworm will love.
This tee comes in kids and adult sizes.
Gift Ideas for Pre-Teens (Ages 8-12)
The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos
I read this book and instantly fell in love with it. Then my nine-year-old daughter read it and fell in love with it. She gave it to a friend and the friend fell in love with it too.
This is one of the best middle-grade fantasy novels I’ve read in a long time. If you want to make your voracious book lover happy this Christmas, give them this book.
Snow and Rose by Emily Winfield Martin
Oh boy! Does your kid love fairy tales? If they do, they NEED this book. If they don’t, they NEED this book.
Why? Because it’s gorgeous.
As one of my favorite books of the year, I would highly recommend sticking this on your shopping list. It’s breathtaking.
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia by Don Lessem, illustrated by Franco Tempesta
Raise your hand if your kid loves dinosaurs! Well, that makes it unanimous—this is an awesome gift idea for kids this year.
Kids love dinosaurs, and this book is the ultimate dinosaur book. I’m giving this dinosaur encyclopedia to my nine-year-old daughter this Christmas to feed that insatiable curiosity of hers.
Want an animal encyclopedia instead? This one is amazing.
Just Joking: Jumbo by National Geographic Kids
Kids love to laugh, and there’s nothing better than a book full of them. With over 1,000 puns, riddles, and jokes, this book will keep your kid laughing all year long.
On a side note, I’m giving this joke book to my daughter for Christmas. She loves telling “kid jokes” and I know she’s going to love it.
This is a great gift idea for kids that struggle with reading as well as die-hard book lovers.
I Have Gouda Ideas Pun T-Shirt
Pair this shirt up with the Just Joking: Jumbo book and you’ve got yourself one heck of a stocking stuffer! Cheese is funny and kids love jokes—especially puns. So rock your book lover’s world with this punny shirt.
Gift Ideas for Teens (Ages 13-18)
She is Fierce Shakespeare Quote T-Shirt
Feminism + Shakespeare = Rock on!
This super cute feminist Shakespeare quote t-shirt is perfect for young women and teen girls. It screams GIRL POWER while remaining feminine. Plus, the nod to The Bard is just icing on the cake.
Warcross by Marie Lu
Marie Lu is on fire right now. Warcross is her newest novel on the market and it’s on every book lover’s wish list.
It’s about a girl who hacks her way into a popular game and thrusts herself into the media spotlight by doing so. Young adult readers that love gaming (or just a good book) will be thrilled to unwrap this book.
The Maze Runner Boxed Set by James Dashner
The Death Cure movie is coming out soon, so it’s the perfect time to snag this boxed set for your book lover. This series is a must-have for YA readers and it’s a great gift idea for Christmas.
I actually bought this set for myself so I could have it on my shelf and finally get around to reading the books again.
Poe-ka Dot Pouch
Give your teenage bookworm this punny pouch to use for school or at home. With the hilarious Poe-ka dots, this pouch is both stylish and funny.
I have a pair of socks with Poe-ka dots and I love them. So if you need something fun for your bookstagram feed or you just want a bookish pouch to keep writing utensils in, this is perfect.
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns Julie C. Dao
I read this book last summer and loved it to pieces. It’s the story of Snow White’s evil stepmother and how she came into power — with an East Asian setting. To be honest, it’s mesmerizing.
This book is definitely for the older YA crowd, though. It has some pretty violent scenes and themes that are better suited for ages 16 and up. This is a great bookish gift idea for teens and young adults that love fantasy, fairy tales, and villains.
Gift Ideas for Her (grown-ups)
Book of the Month Club Subscription
If you want to give her a gift she can enjoy month after month, a Book of the Month Club subscription is your answer. Book lovers, bibliophiles, and reading junkies love getting a box full of happy every month.
When it comes to bookworm subscription boxes, Book of the Month is one of my favorites. You get to pick your book, add more books, or skip a month as needed.
I LOVE my Book of the Month subscription. It keeps me on top of popular reads for grownups and gives me a community to tap into.
Professional Dreamer T-Shirt
Book lovers tend to be daydreamers. Celebrate your dreamer by giving her this professional dreamer t-shirt. A good Christmas gift idea for writers, authors, and readers, but it also makes a nice stocking stuffer for artists and all creative types.
Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano
Jen Turano is one of my favorite Christian authors. Her books are light and funny and so, so sweet. You won’t have any cause to blush while reading one of her books.
I always give Jen’s books to my mom for Christmas. Out of the Ordinary is Jen Turano’s newest release and the second book in her new series. Get Behind the Scenes (book #1) and download the free novella At Your Request to round out your gift.
If your mom is like mine, or if you have a friend that likes clean, funny reads, this is a wonderful gift idea.
Mr. Rochester by Sarah Shoemaker
One of the best books I read all year! This is a beautiful story and a beautiful book.
Fans of Jane Eyre, Jane Austen, or any of those gorgeous old classics will fall head over heels in love with Mr. Rochester.
I can’t say enough good things about this book. I read it, then I gave it to my neighbor and she read it. We both loved it.
This is the perfect holiday gift idea for book lovers that enjoy fiction, classics, literary and book club reads.
Gift Ideas for Him (grown-ups)
Leonardo DaVinci by Walter Isaacson
My husband bought me this for Christmas and I’m crazy excited to read it. Already a best seller and the #2 most read book on Amazon, it’s a popular choice for nonfiction and history book readers.
Walter Isaacson is the author of the Steve Jobs biography that was so popular a couple years ago. He’s a reputable author that does amazing work. This book is going to be epic.
On a side note, I got my copy at Costco and paid $21 for it, but the hardcover on Amazon is only $15.
Skull with American Flag Glasses T-Shirt
The shirt was inspired by the book and the logo that Chris Kyle’s team came up with. It’s perfect for the patriotic man or to show appreciation for our military.
Moby Dick Book Cover T-Shirt
A classic literature buff will love receiving a book cover t-shirt like this one. This is a good Christmas gift idea for history geeks interested in the whaleship Essex, The Heart of the Sea, or the story of Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
An Audible Membership
Long commute? Long jogs? Or maybe he just likes to plug the earbuds in from time to time. Either way, an Audible membership is a great Christmas gift idea and the perfect way to gain access to thousands of audiobook titles.