10 Gifts for Bookworms That Aren’t Books!

Today I am linking up to Top Ten Tuesday for the prompt “Holiday Gift Guide”, a topic I was already planning on writing about!

Ten Gifts for Bookworms

That Aren’t Books!

I love books. I love receiving books as gifts. Equally nice, I love receiving book-themed gifts that aren’t actually books! Which is why I have put together my go-to list of bookish-themed gifts for that adorable bookworm in your life – which is most likely, YOU!!

Literary Candles by NovellyYours


Photo by NovellyYours

Who doesn’t want a Lemon Tart Candle to go along with Marissa Meyer’s latest release? Or revel in the scent of the Scottish highlands while reading Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series with the Craigh Na Dun candle?

In addition to these two, there are many great other literary candle scents from NovellyYours:

  • Anna’s Favorite Cookies (Anna and the French Kiss) – Chocolate, Mint
  • The Lunar Chronicles Collection – Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter
  • The Raven Cycle Collection – Cabeswater, Henrietta, Manibus, Gansey
  • The Candle of the Month – Fantasy Beasts (Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them)

Magnetic Bookmarks from HappyHelloCo


Photo by HappyHelloCo

They are so adorable and there are so many to choose from! One of my favorites from HappyHelloCo is the Land of Tales bookmarks, which looks like the characters from the Lunar Chronicles! The ones inspired by A Darker Shade of Magic are great, too!

Literary-themed Coloring Books

There are an amazing number of literary-themed coloring books out there. Alice in Wonderland, Shakespeare, A Christmas Carol, Outlander…and the three pictured above!

The Literary Tea Collection by First Edition Tea Co.


Photo by First Edition Tea Co.

I love to curl up with a cup of tea when I am reading in the winter. The First Edition Tea Co. has an amazing selection of classics-inspired teas. If you can’t decide which one to try, you can buy a set that features them all! the Literary Tea Collection includes 5 blends inspired by:

  • Alice in Wonderland – Almond & Marzipan Rooibos Black Tea
  • Sherlock Holmes – Smoked English Breakfast Tea
  • The Great Gatsby – Lemon and Lavender Green Tea
  • Jane Eyre – Currant & Spice Black Tea
  • Pride and Prejudice – Citrus and Roasted Mate Herbal Tea

Bookish Mugs

Add a literary mug to go with the above tea collection for the perfect gift for your bookish friends! My favorites right now are designs by Evie Seo @ Society 6. Pictured above are mugs based on A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab and Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures


Funko Pop! mainly focuses on movies, TV, and comic book characters in pop culture, but there is often overlap with the book world! My favorite bookish Pop! right now are the various Harry Potter series figurines, Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time…and the soon to be released Gilmore Girls!

Bookmarks by Marquis du Soleil


Photo by Caitlin Nicoll.

A bibliophile can never have too many bookmarks! Caitlin Nicoll, owner of the Etsy shop @MarquisduSoleil creates beautiful bookmarks in three different styles: Hand-painted, Minimalist, and Illustrated.

Throw Pillows


Photo by Evie Seo.

Everyone needs a pillow or two to make their reading experiences more comfortable and cozy! Here is another pick from Evie @ Society 6. I adore the Between the Pages pillow, as well as the Mr. Darcy pillows.

Book Page Art


Photo by Bookishly UK.

Who doesn’t want a little bit of Virginia Woolf, Jane Eyre, Dracula, Shakespeare, or Oscar Wilde gracing their walls? These bookish pieces of art by Bookishly UK are the perfect gift for the classically-minded reader.

Literary Scarves


Uncommon Goods has so many fun gift ideas, and we have bought quite a few things from there over the years. My current favorite is the literary scarves by Tori Tissell. You can choose from Jane Eyre, Alice in Wonderland, Pride and Prejudice, and Wuthering Heights.



31 thoughts on “10 Gifts for Bookworms That Aren’t Books!

  1. So many great things! I would definitely love to get any one of these 🙂 The HappyHelloCo bookmarks are so cute! And I think I may have a mug addiction, because I have to stop myself from buying all the bookish mugs 🙂 I love coloring books as well, I’m just always afraid to actually color in them because I fear I might accidentally ruin them 😉

  2. I’ve been looking for bookish travel mugs! Thanks for the link to the Society 6 page. I had never heard of that site before.
    Love your list too. I wish I could decorate in more bookish things but I get vetoed a lot by my husband. The veto privilege is a reciprocal but it means that I can only use certain books that he’s enjoyed too and he never enjoys books. Except Lord of the Rings. But I got him hooked on Cinder now too and soon!

  3. So many great suggestions. I so want that Heartless candle! I love lemon scents, I would never want to stop burning it haha

  4. Fab list! I’m not the biggest fan of coloring books but I love my Wuthering Heights scarf and stacks of literary candles. I just wish Funko had more book themed characters, cause I’d snap them up if they sold my favourites.

  5. I love this weeks topic, mostly as it is helping me find more and more things I want to buy for myself. I absolutely love your picks! These are all things I would LOVE to receive myself. I am especially addicted to Funkos, would love to get more for Christmas. I also love bookish mugs, pillows and candles!!! You can check out my gift guide here.

  6. Pingback: Chanukah Book Haul & December OwlCrate Review! | 4thhouseontheleft

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s