Affordable and Sentimental Gift Ideas for Book Lovers
Updated: Apr 25
Every year my siblings and I exchange names for Christmas. There is a set amount of how much we can spend, and each person creates a list of ideas for their secret Santa. I love gift giving. Mostly because I enjoy spending time thinking about something unique and special for a person I love.
This year, COVID has really shown me how important my family is to me. It has also been a year for tight budgets. While I want to give something meaningful, I don’t want to break the bank for either myself or the loved one who drew my name.
Perhaps this is how you are feeling, too. If so, I thought I’d provide a list of gifts ideas for book lovers that are affordable and filled with love and thoughtfulness.
If you are crafty, making something for a love one can be very special. Here are a few bookish ideas:
Crochet a cup cozy
Bookmarks DIY (ideas)
Book Art – repurpose an old book into an art project
DIY Candle Teacup (how-to)
Frame a quote from their favorite book – find discounted frames at the craft store or repurpose one from the thrift store.
Beautiful bookmarks are the way to a book lover’s heart. Here are some beautiful affordable handmade options on Etsy.
Bookmarks with book quotes on them
Bookmarks made out of fun materials like wood, metal, pressed flowers and ribbons.
Books (used or new)
Here are some ways to make book gifts feel personal:
Pick a book where the main character positively represents your loved one.
Give a book where the main character’s relationship reminds you of your mutual relationship.
Give them your all-time favorite book and let them know why you loved it.
A blank journal that is fun to hold and look at with a note from you inside.
If you are a handy with the pen, here are some ideas:
Write them a letter about how important they are to you.
Dedicate a poem you wrote to them.
Find a poem you love that reminds you of them or your relationship with them.
Cozy Reading Items
Anything to set the mood for reading will satisfy a book lover.
Make a cozy reading music play list.
A candle in their favorite scent.
A fluffy blanket.
Coffee or tea cup that is fun to hold and look at.
A pair of fuzzy socks.
Favorite coffee grounds or tea leaves.
These gift options will create a meaningful surprise for that sentimental or romantic book lover in your life. If you have more ideas to share? Please contact me at email@example.com