Are you looking for the perfect gift for the librarian in your life? Your first thought might be to buy them some new books, but remember, they can access all the books they want at work! That’s why I suggest thinking a little more outside the box.
But finding the perfect holiday gift for your bibliophile partner, friends, or family doesn’t need to be tricky. There are so many wonderful book-themed gifts and gadgets out there that they’ll absolutely adore.
To give you a little shopping inspiration, I’ve put together a list of the 15 best gifts for librarians (and all book lovers!) this holiday season.
Best Gifts for Librarians
1. Reading Journal: A Book Lovers Diary
This hardback journal is an excellent way for bibliophiles to keep track of their reading adventures. There are pages to add your favorite titles, the date you started them, and when you completed them. There are also places to make notes about what you took from each book and the things it inspired you to learn more about.
As well as journal sections, there are also some great recommended reading lists for each genre that you can check off as you go.
This is the ultimate gift for avid readers who also love journaling. It’s the perfect way for book lovers to record what books they consume and reflect back on their reading journey.
2. This is How I Roll Librarian Face Mask
Why not celebrate a love of books while keeping yourself and others safe!? This is the perfect mask for librarians to wear at work and any indoor or crowded outdoor space.
It’s cute, funny, and oh so 2022. And with six interchangeable activated carbon filters, it’s also much more effective at protecting against virus and pollution particles than a standard fabric face covering.
3. Enno Vatti 100 Books Scratch Off Poster
This scratch-off poster contains unique illustrations of the top 100 life-changing books that everyone should read at least once.
It’s the perfect present for anyone who has a reading bucket list. All the greatest reads are on here, including old classics, recent bestsellers, and influential authors from around the world.
When you get to the last page of one of these books, simply scratch off the square and watch your reading journey unfold. It’s a wonderful way to encourage yourself and your favorite bibliophiles to read more of the world’s most celebrated books.
4. Kindle Paperwhite
We couldn’t have a list of the top gifts for librarians without featuring at least one e-reader. And what better one to choose than the classic Kindle Paperwhite?
This updated version is the thinnest and lightest Kindle yet. It features a flat matte anti-glare screen that’s easy to read, even in bright sunlight. It’s also waterproof, so you can read it in the bath and say goodbye to soggy pages!
Also read: How to Use the Kindle Paperwhite
If your librarian friend or family member hasn’t made the switch to an e-reader yet, then the Kindle Paperwhite is a really solid choice. It’s easy to use, it stores thousands of books, and it allows access to unlimited audiobooks too.
5. Novelty Library Themed Socks
These fun unisex cotton socks are printed to look just like a library ticket. Your librarian friends will love showing off these novelty socks at work or wherever they go! They’re super comfortable and breathable, and they come in various sizes.
While you’re ordering, be sure to check out the rest of the Out of Print range of socks for booklovers. They have all kinds of personalized author socks, from Kurt Vonnegut to Jane Austen, as well as socks featuring classic literary series!
6. Book Themed Travel Mug
I don’t know about you, but I love nothing more than sipping on a hot cup of coffee while I curl up with a good book. So I’m sure your favorite librarian will love this double insulated book-themed thermos flask, which keeps liquids hot for 12 hours.
It’s also great to use in the summertime since it not only keeps liquids hot, but it keeps them cool too.
7. Personalized Librarian Mug
The perfect accompaniment to a librarian themed thermos flask is a librarian themed coffee mug! These stylish mugs can be personalized to any name for a unique and thoughtful holiday gift.
And of course, when it comes to sipping coffee from your favorite mug, bigger is always better. These mugs are available in either a generous 11oz or an extra-large 15oz.
8. Handmade Wooden Book Holder
These super cool and unusual gadgets make reading hardbacks or larger, heavier books a breeze. You simply slip them over your thumb and hey-presto; reading with one hand has never been easier!
It’s perfect for reading in bed at night, reading to children, or even for reading your recipe books while you cook. Each one is handmade from solid walnut and has a beautifully smooth and comfortable finish.
9. Library Embosser
Now it’s easy to make every book your own with this personalized page embosser. It’s perfect for librarians who lend from their own home library or anyone who loves to collect books.
You can personalize this embosser stamp with any name, alongside the slogan ‘read it, love it, return it!”
10. Paperback Fragrance Cologne Spray
You know that amazing spell you get when you open an old book? Well, the geniuses at Demeter have gone ahead and bottled it! With a simple spray, you can get a satisfying hit of that sweet, musty scent whenever you like!
11. Mini Book Earrings
Why not treat your librarian lady friends to a pair of these funk and cute dangly book earrings? At just an inch high, these are real hardback books but on a teeny tiny scale! They’re also lightweight and hypoallergenic and come in a beautifully presented little gift box.
12. Cotton Book Lover’s Tote Bag
Now your bibliophile friends or family can show the world their love of books with this stylish and durable cotton tote bag. It measures 16 by 14 inches, so it’s great for carting around books, and the built-in inner bag is perfect for smaller items like pencils, erasers, and keys.
13. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Ultra-Soft Fleece Blanket
Fans of Edgar Allen Poe will go wild for this fleece blanket featuring the entire poem The Raven. It’s the perfect accessory for curling up with a good book on those cold winter nights. And it doesn’t just look great; the extra-thick fabric and the brushed cotton finish mean it’s super soft, warm, and comfy too.
14. iPhone Pro Book Nerd Phone Case
Librarians and iPhone users rejoice! This is the perfect phone case for anyone who can’t get enough of reading. It’s super durable, scratch-resistant, and there’s a size to fit all the popular iPhone models.
15. Clip Over The Page Bookmarks
These funky clip-on bookmarks are printed with funny book-themed quotes that any librarian or bibliophile will love. And with 30 bookmarks in a pack, there’s plenty to share around!