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Top Gifts for Book Lovers

Updated on August 15, 2011

The best gifts aren't necessarily the ones with the highest price tag. For most people, the most memorable gifts they've received are those which took into account their personal interests.

If your holiday shopping list includes an avid reader, here are some affordable yet thoughtful presents to consider. All of these items are available on and most qualify for free Super Saver shipping, so you can complete your shopping with just a few clicks.

Amazon Kindle Gifts for Readers

Ebook readers are becoming more popular with every passing day. If your budget allows it and the recipient doesn't already own one, an ebook reader makes a fabulous gift.

There are several different options to consider, although the Amazon Kindle is currently the market leader. The Kindle offers a long battery life, a screen that's easy on the eyes, and a large library of books that includes several free titles. Amazon is also well-known for providing excellent customer service, so Kindle owners can rest easy knowing they'll be taken care of in the event they experience problems with the device. To learn more about the many advantages of the Kindle, please review the HubPages article Top 10 Reasons to Buy an Amazon Kindle.

For someone who is a current Kindle owner, remember that Amazon gift cards can be purchased in any amount and are accepted as payment for all Kindle books and Kindle games.

Clothbound Classics Gifts for Book Lovers

For many book lovers, beautifully bound books function as home decor pieces. There are many lovely editions of classic books available for purchase, although Penguin clothbound classics are particularly popular. These books feature covers designed by the exceptionally talented Coralie Bickford-Smith, ribbon bookmarks, and introductions containing valuable information about the author and the title itself. As of mid-2011, there were 24 titles available in the Penguin clothbound classics series. However, new editions are being released on a fairly regular basis.

The list price on each Penguin clothbound classics book is $20, although Amazon typically sells titles for between $10 and $15. Choose as many books as your budget will allow.

Reading T-Shirts

Treat your favorite book lover to a shirt that showcases her unusual sense of humor and lets everyone know she's proud to be the most well-read person in the room. Just make sure you are ordering the correct size; clothing that is noticeably too small or too large tends to top the "worst gift" list for most people.

Banned Books Jewelry

Jewelry made with the cover art from banned books makes for a unique gift idea for the serious reader. These bracelets and necklaces are sure to be conversation starters wherever she goes.

If you're crafty and patient, you could make similar gifts for readers using craft store pendants, a paper punch, Ranger Glossy Accents, and the process described on the website.


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    • DonnaCosmato profile image

      Donna Cosmato 6 years ago from USA

      I especially love the one for the banned books jewelry - how novel is that?

    • Jeanne Grunert profile image

      Jeanne Grunert 6 years ago from Virginia

      Interesting ideas!