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Gift Ideas for Avid Readers

Updated on January 31, 2015

What to Buy For a Book-Worm

I'm sure everyone knows at least a dozen people that are bookworms. Just because someone loves to read and you want to get them a gift related to their love of books, doesn't necessarily mean that you have to buy them a book as a gift. Chances are pretty high that the book you pick for them, they'll most likely have already read.

My mission today is to provide you with gift ideas geared towards avid readers for Christmas, birthdays, graduation, or a special occasion. I'm keeping in mind the people I know who are reading geeks, and gifts that I would perhaps like as well.

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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lover's

Trivial Pursuit Book Lover's Edition
Trivial Pursuit Book Lover's Edition

Recommended for avid adult readers 18 and over. Play with 2 to 4 players or play on teams. Six categories with over 2000 questions. Game will usually take about an hour to play.

 
It Was a Dark & Stormy Night - A Game of First Lines for People Who Love to Read
It Was a Dark & Stormy Night - A Game of First Lines for People Who Love to Read

A fun family game that has twelve categories to test your knowledge of books and movies.

 

Game Boards for Avid Readers - Trivial Pursuit Book Lover's Edition & It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Let's get out the trivial pursuit game and test our knowledge on English and American Literature, childhood stories, romance novels and authors, popular classics, or non-fiction books. How well do you think you know Edgar Allen Poe? If you're a serious bookworm you'll want to play this game.





It Was a Dark and Stormy Night is a played by testing your book smarts by hearing an opening line from a book. Identify the name and the author of a book. This game is recommended for ages 14 and up, but younger children do play this game. There are various categories that include children's book & movies.

Christmas Stocking Ideas for Book Geeks

Theme Stockings

One of my favorite things to do at Christmas is to stuff stockings. When I do a stocking for someone I always think of who I am doing the stocking for. In other words I like to make it as personable as possible. My mother in law is a total book geek and very rarely do I ever see her anywhere without a book close by. Listed below are items that I might put in a stocking designed for a person that loves to read.

1. Novel Teas, a package of English breakfast teas that are tagged with literary quotes.

2. A literature mug that would go well with the tea bags.

3. A book light that clips onto the book being read. This is great for late night reading.

4. Bookmarks - I chose a package rather than individual ones as book geeks usually are reading more than one book at a time.

5. Everyone can always use a new calendar and this one is specifically for book lovers.

6. Amazon and other gift cards are always a welcomed gift, and make a great stocking filler.

7. An audio book to listen to on a CD, or iPod.

8. Magnifying glasses or a wallet sized magnifier card.

9. Leather book cover.

10. Case for an electronic e-book reader such as a Kindle.

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E-book readers or Books

Personally I've always enjoyed curling up in a big comfy chair for a few hours to sit and enjoy a good book. I do own a Kindle and I find it useful for those times when I'm going somewhere and I don't want to lug around a heavy book with me. At night my husband appreciates the Kindle because I don't have to have a lamp on to disturb him. When reading to children though I would much rather have an actual book with pictures to enjoy with them.

I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.

— Harold Kushner

Jewelry

For my birthday this year my son bought me a Pandora charm bracelet. I was surprised and very happy as I've wanted one of these bracelets for quite some time now.

While writing this article I found a Pandora compatible charm that is a textbook and thought that this would be a wonderful gift for someone that is a student or a teacher.

Books or E-Readers

Which do you prefer?

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @tazzytamar: Thank you!

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      These are all great ideas! I think I'll be stopping by here again when I get paid! :)

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      June Campbell 3 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I have been an avid reader all my life. I wish I had $1 for every book I have read. I would spend the cash on more books ... LOL

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @sybil watson: Thanks so much!

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      sybil watson 3 years ago

      I never knew that there was a Book Lover's edition of Trivial Pursuit - I'll be adding that to my gift list. You've got some great ideas on this page.

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      Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

      I like the idea of games for readers. Cool ideas. : )

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @susanholland10: Send them over please :)

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      These are great ideas because most of my friends are avid reading, book geeks! :-)

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @wiseriverman: Thank you, and nice to meet you.

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      wiseriverman 3 years ago

      Great suggestions! I never considered these gifts before but of course it makes so much sense. Thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @mel-kav: Thanks so much!

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      mel-kav 3 years ago

      Great lens - I really love these gift ideas. The games are really cool.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @sousababy: Thanks!

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      Nithya Venkat aka Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

      Great ideas, great game boards.

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      sousababy 3 years ago

      Love that Harold Kushner quote - and I had no idea there were games for book worms. Fabulous ideas.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Nithya Venkat: Thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Scarlettohairy: I do too :)

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      Peggy Hazelwood 3 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Love the "novel" tea idea! lol!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @DawnRae64: Thanks!

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      Dawn 4 years ago from Maryland, USA

      Fun lens and great ideas! Thank you for this list.And thank you for visiting my lens. :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @SusanDeppner: Thanks Susan!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      As a book lover, I love these creative gift ideas!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Merrci: Thanks, so glad you enjoyed it.

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      Merry Citarella 4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Fun lens! Enjoyed it very much.

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      From one librophile to another, this is a nice collection. I remember when Trivial Pursuits first came out. My two reference-librarian friends bought it right away. It was a point of pride to them to know the answers to every question.

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I would like an entire room of books for myself thank you. ;)

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      AJ 4 years ago from Australia

      Brilliant quote from Harold Kushner!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @susanholland10: Thanks and send them on over :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ChristyZ: Thanks Chris!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Diana Wenzel: We could fix that, I'm adoptable :) Thanks so much and I'm glad you liked my ideas.

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      Susan Holland 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      You nailed it! I love books. I may have to send this to my kids - hint, hint. :-)

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      Terrific gift ideas for book lovers!

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      You sure do know how to select awesome gifts. Too bad you're not a member of my family. I love your suggestions here. Really great ideas. Thanks!