With the holidays just around the corner, everyone is starting to think about what gifts to purchase for their friends and family. Sometimes, thinking of the perfect gift can be challenging. If you have a book lover on your list, here are some great suggestions to get you started.
1. A gift card to a bookstore
It can sometimes be hard to buy books as gifts because it's hard to know exactly which book to purchase unless you ask the individual ahead of time. Giving a bookstore gift card is a great way to give your bibliophile friend new books without choosing the wrong one. Plus, he or she will get the pleasure of spending time in the bookstore on someone else's dime, which is sure to be a treat. A gift card to a used bookstore might provide your friend with more books for the same amount of money.
2. A good book light
Having a book light attached to your book opens up all sorts of opportunities for reading that one may otherwise miss out on. If your book-loving friend has a roommate, having a book light will allow her to read into the night without disturbing anyone. They are also fabulous to use while traveling, especially when it is dark out.
3. An eReader
Some book lovers much prefer the feel of a paper book. However, for those who don't need that, an eReader can be a great gift. They can bring an entire library with them on a small device and buy books whenever they want, often for a much lower price than the printed counterpart. Favorite magazines and newspapers can often be subscribed to via an eReader. While there are lots of fancy eReaders on the market that act more like tablet computers, basic eReaders are still around and are quite budget-friendly.
4. Housewares for the book lover.
There is quite a bit of home decor on the market for the self-proclaimed book nerd. From custom paintings to book-shaped plates, there's something out there for everyone's taste.
5. A cup and some nice coffee or tea
If your friend loves to read, chances are he or she enjoys curling up with a book and something delicious and warm to drink. As a nice touch, you could find a mug especially for book lovers.
As you can see, there are lots of wonderful gifts for readers. Whether something more traditional and obviously like a book or something a little more outside the box, there's sure to be something great out there for the book lover on your gift list! Check out more gift ideas for book lovers here.