Last Updated on 19 October 2023
Unsure what to get the bookworm in your life for Christmas? I’ve got you covered! Here are the 18 best bookish stocking stuffers for book lovers that don’t include just buying books!
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1. Neck Reading Light
One of the best bookish stocking stuffers you could get for a bookworm who loves reading physical books is a neck reading light! Trying to read physical books in bed before going to sleep can be a nightmare (especially if you don’t have a lamp)! The other alternative is using a phone torch as a lamp but it’s not good enough to read comfortably in bed. So this neck reading lamp is a perfect solution! It has a flexible gooseneck, it’s easy to carry around and it has 3 different light settings to suit your needs!
Not only is it one of the most convenient bookish stocking stuffers for bookworms but for knitters/crocheters too! So bonus points if the bookworm in your life also loves to knit or crochet!
2. Personalised Library Stamp
Bookworms love to collect books for their own personal library. So making it official with a personalised library stamp is one of the sweetest bookish stocking stuffers you could get for the bookworm in your life. This personalised library stamp has 16 different designs and 5 different ink colours to choose from. With this, the bookworm in your life can officially claim their books as part of their library in ink!
3. Reading Journal
Tracking the books you’ve read is one of the funniest things about being a bookworm. So one of the most common bookish stocking stuffers to gift to a bookworm is a reading journal. They can not only track the books they’ve read in this journal but also track their bookish top 10s, write reviews, log their 5 star ratings and note down their monthly wrap-ups!
4. Book Themed Ornament
The book-themed ornament featured would specifically be loved by the Potterhead in your life! Making Christmas fun includes thinking outside the box when it comes to Christmas decorations, and what better way to do that than through Christmas ornaments! This Harry Potter book-themed ornament is definitely one of the most unique bookish stocking stuffers that just suits (Potterhead) bookworms perfectly!
And if by any chance you’re able to visit a Harry Potter store, whether in New York or London, they’ll have many other Harry Potter ornaments to choose from during the holiday season!
5. Personal Library Kit
If you asked a bookworm what their aim is regarding collecting books, I’m confident that they’ll tell you they want their own home library. So one of the best bookish stocking stuffers you can gift to contribute to their library is a personal library kit!
This library kit will make the bookworm in your life turn into their own librarian! It features self-adhesive pockets, checkout cards, a date stamp, a stamp pad and a pencil! With the number of books that the bookworm in your life hands out for others to borrow, they’ll be glad to find a way to easily track them with this library kit!
6. Bookish Themed Mug
Reading a book while having a cuppa is a common routine for bookworms. So what better Christmas stocking stuffer to gift them than a bookish-themed mug? These mugs are perfect for any kind of bookworm. The first design is something all bookworms can relate to and the second is a range of the best classic novels!
7. Bookish Coaster Set
One of the most convenient bookish stocking stuffers to pair with a bookish-themed mug is a bookish coaster set.
This set is a set of 4 with a bookish vintage design on it, making it feel like you’re in an old library. They’re made of wood material and are water repellent so can easily be cleaned up if tea, coffee (or any other hot or cold beverage) spills on it!
8. Book Themed Jewellery
For the bookworm in your life that loves collecting jewellery, they’d be happy with receiving a bookish necklace as a stocking stuffer. This necklace has a simple but cute book charm that’s hypoallergenic and made of stainless steel. It’s one of the best dainty bookish stocking stuffers you could get!
9. Kindle Page Turner
Some may say that a page-turner for a Kindle is lazy. But ebook lovers will tell you that this is one of the most convenient bookish stocking stuffers you could get a bookworm for Christmas. Sometimes when reading a book with a Kindle, your arms get tired from holding it up or holding it in bed doesn’t feel comfortable. Or your Kindle might fall on your face. This is where a Kindle page-turner comes in.
It comes with a clamp and remote where you can set up your Kindle (ideally with a flexible stand) and snuggle in bed without having to compromise your comfort.
10. Sticky Tabs Set
For the bookworm in your life that loves to annotate their books, they need an unlimited supply of annotation stationery. So getting them a set of sticky tabs is one of the best bookish stocking stuffers you could gift them! These transparent sticky tabs come in a set of 6 (1300 pieces altogether) with different colours! With these, the book lover in your life will be thanking you for giving them an abundance of sticky tabs for annotating their many books!
11. Highlighter Set
Another way the bookworm in your life may annotate books is by highlighting. But with highlighters, you need to be careful about the ink not bleeding through paper. So, one of the best bookish stocking stuffers to get them is a set of Zebra Midliner highlighters. These highlighters are double-ended, pastel and perfect for annotating books. And best of all, they don’t bleed through paper!
12. Book Sleeve
Carrying around a physical book in a bag can be risky. There’s a chance that the book cover may fold, get ripped or even get accidentally soaked from a water bottle leak. So one of the most convenient bookish stocking stuffers to get for a bookworm is a book sleeve!
You simply slide the book you can to bring with you inside the sleeve, zip it up and you’re good to go! This book sleeve will prevent books from getting damaged on the go and is also waterproof!
13. Page Holder
A bookish accessory that has been making its rounds on TikTok lately is page holders. When reading a physical book, your thumb could ache when holding the pages for hours. Or if you’re following a recipe book, for example, the pages might not stay open at your convenience. So a page holder will ensure that your thumb doesn’t ache and that your book stays open. This page holder set is made of resin and has amazing design patterns that will make a bookworm want to use it at any convenience!
14. Book Light
An alternative to the neck reading light (but still another convenient bookish stocking stuffer) is a book light. It clamps onto your book so that you can read in the dark. It has 3 LED light settings to suit your needs and you can also choose how dim you want the light to be!
15. Bookish Candle
Reading a book with a cuppa is great but to level up the reading experience, a handle needs to be lit. This is where the Old Bookshop Candle comes in. It’s certainly one of the best-smelling bookish stocking stuffers out there, making you feel like you’re in an old bookshop. They’re vegan and handmade with pure natural soy wax and essential oils!
16. Bookstore Gift Card
One thing every bookworm loves is buying new books. So getting them a bookstore gift card is the safest bookish stocking stuffer you can get! Think of any bookstore you know and they’ll probably have a gift card. Waterstones, Foyles, Barnes and Noble are only a few examples!
17. Folding Book Lamp
A folding book lamp is one of the coolest bookish stocking stuffers you can get for the bookworm in your life. It looks like a book but when you open it up, it acts as a lamp. It’s got a battery life of 8+ hours, has 16 different colours and can open 360 degrees! Not only is it useful as a lamp but it’s also as a cool bookshelf decor!
18. Bookish Wallet
If the bookworm in your life is a Jane Austen fan, they’d certainly love this bookish wallet. It has a beautiful design of a Pride and Prejudice book cover with a quote from the book at the back. This is perfect for keeping bank cards, loyalty cards or gift cards inside!
18 Best Bookish Stocking Stuffers for Book Lovers: List
To recap, here are the best bookish stocking stuffers for book lovers:
- Neck Reading Light
- Personalised Library Stamp
- Reading Journal
- Book Themed Ornament
- Personal Library Kit
- Bookish Themed Mug (Quote Mug and Classic Books Mug)
- Bookish Coaster Set
- Book Themed Jewellery
- Kindle Page Turner
- Sticky Tabs Set
- Highlighter Set
- Book Sleeve
- Page Holder
- Book Light
- Bookish Candle
- Bookstore Gift Card
- Folding Book Lamp
- Bookish Wallet
So there you have it! I hope this list gave you some inspiration for Christmas stocking presents, especially for the bookworm(s) in your life!
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