Gift-giving is one of the greatest joys in life, regardless of how much you may enjoy receiving your own gifts. For some reason, there’s just something extra special about finding the perfect gift to wrap up and present to a loved one, a teacher, a neighbor, or a friend. At Hooked to Books, we find some special pleasure in finding the ultimate literary-inspired gifts for everything from holidays to Mondays, with a little inspiration from our favorite books, literary characters, and reading personalities.
If you’re looking for the perfect personalized book gift idea for anyone from a close friend or a new baby to your child’s teacher or your parent, this is your one-stop-shop.
We’ve rounded up the best of the best when it comes to personalized book gift ideas, whether you’re searching for something to help personalize someone’s library or you’re looking for a personalized book to give to a newborn baby. From book embossers and bookplates to personalized bookmarks and individualized books, these are 12 of the best-personalized book gift ideas.
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Personalized Book Gift Ideas for Children
The literary wonderland that begins in childhood is the best of the best, and giving personalized book gifts to your favorite kids and babies is a fantastic way to instill an early love of reading. With these personalized book gift ideas, you’ll for sure be the favorite adult!
In this Dr. Seuss book, children will embrace their inner creative spark by filling out the prompts inside. When you gift a child this fun book, you’re giving children the opportunity to search within themselves to create a book and a keepsake that is authentically for and about them! With interactivity at its heart and Dr. Seuss fun in its spirit, this book is a great gift for children to dig deep into their imaginations while making lasting memories for years to come.
In this book, you’ll be able to completely personalize the book to the child of your choice. The sweet story tells the tale of a giraffe, and you’ll be able to add your recipient’s name in on the cover and throughout the book.
With this book — which is an especially great baby shower present — the child will feel special, loved, and valued. By adding them to the book they’re reading, this book will become a must-read and favorite gift for their entire childhoods.
Stoking creativity and imagination is always, always a good idea for childhood gifts. With these blank storybooks, your gift recipient will be able to tell their own tale in a hard, bound copy that will be cherished for life.
The package includes two blank hardcover books to fill with stories as well as story starters and a die-cut frame. This is sure to be a fun activity that turns straight into a wonderful keepsake.
Unique Personalized Book Gift Ideas
Book lovers and voracious readers are the most fun to buy for since literary-themed book gifts are always a fantastic choice! These unique personalized book gift ideas are a great choice for those reading friends and family members who you’re searching for the perfect gift for. These will definitely be a hit!
Every reader can always use a new bookmark to mark their spots, and you’ll always get extra points with a personalized one! This personalized wire bookmark is handmade with gold plated metal, and a glossy finish will make it fun to look at.
Whether you want to personalize the bookmark with a character name, your recipient’s name, or a nickname, this personalized bookmark is a fun gift that will make your recipient even more ready to read.
This thick and personalized plastic bookmark is a great choice for your voracious reader friends who go through heavy volumes in days.
You’ll be able to choose from a variety of colors — blue, stainless, evergreen, yellow, red, brown, beige, etc. — for the bookmark, and the added personalization of a name, nickname, or monogram makes this a personalized book gift for your favorite reader.
Every reader knows the sinking feeling they get when someone borrows a book and never gives it back.
By gifting your reading recipient with this personalized embosser, they’ll be able to emboss each and every book in their library to ensure that their books always come back to them. You can completely customize the text in this embosser to fit your gift recipient, and you can rest assured that this will be a new favorite.
This book embosser is a great gift for all occasions — from a birthday to baptism to graduation — and adds a touch of elegance and elevated luxury to each and every book that it stamps.
You’ll be able to choose from ten designs for this embossing stamp, meaning that this can be a great gift for every single different book reading friend in your life.
Your teacher friends definitely know the struggle of their classroom library being dismantled regularly, which is why it’s so important to make sure that they have a way to personalize each one of their classroom books!
This self-inking stamp is the perfect touch to each teacher’s classroom, and could also be used well for anyone’s personal library.
Your favorite Jane Austen fan will love these bookplates, which come ready to stick inside the covers of their favorite volumes.
With ten bookplates in the pack, this is a great gift for your reading friend who has some truly special books she’d like to personalize. Whether for an avid hardcover reader or an Austen super-reader, these bookplates are a great choice.
Fill-In Personalized Book Gift Ideas
One of the most beautiful pieces of reading a great book is the goodness and love that great literature can inspire.
With these fill-in personalized book gifts, the recipient or gift-giver is the one who writes the story, making them a long-lasting, memorable, special keepsake for each and every person with even the slightest touch of sentimentality.
Whether for your dad’s birthday, Father’s Day, or even for a friend about to become a father, this book is a fantastic gift for all of the fathers in your life.
The recipient will go through and fill out the book that digs out memories, highlights lessons, and tells the story of their life for someone special to them to one day read. Really, it’s two gifts in one!
Your mother will love this book, which you (as the gift giver) fill out with stories you love, the memories you share, and the things that make your mom so fantastic to you. With your own special touch added, this personalized book gift is the kind that will instantly make your mother’s keepsake shelf.
This personalized book gift idea is a fill-in-the-blank project that you’ll fill out for someone special in your life.
Whether you gift this to a friend, parent, sibling, co-worker, or student, this book highlights the things that make your recipient so special. With just a little bit of work from you, you’ll have created a forever book that’s dear to the heart of whoever receives it.
Books and book-themed gifts are the most fun to give, and these personalized gift book ideas are the best place to start for those book lovers in your own life.
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