Are you looking for ideas for unique gifts for people who love to read but don't want to give them a book?
Giving a book as a gift can be tricky. Maybe you don’t know what genre of books they like, what they’ve already read, or whether they like physical books or eBooks. But don’t fear! There are great gifts you can give to a reader in your life other than books.
Here are five ideas that are sure to please any book-lover:
1. A book-themed gift basket.
Fill a basket with book-themed goodies, such as bookmarks, like these unique wood bookmarks, a book light, and reading socks. You could even include a gift card to a bookstore or online retailer in the basket so they can choose their own book.
2. A personalized book recommendation service.
A personalized book recommendation service can be a great gift for the reader who has read everything and is always on the lookout for their next great read. Several companies offer this service, such as Tailored Book Recommendations, and they will use your recipient's reading history and preferences to recommend books they are sure to love.
3. A book club membership.
Give the gift of a book club membership, where your recipient can discuss their favorite reads with like-minded individuals. There are many book clubs to choose from, both online and in-person, so you can find one that fits your recipient's interests and schedule.
4. A book-themed home decor item.
A book-themed home decor item can be a unique and thoughtful gift for the reader who loves to surround themselves with all things bookish. Options might include bookends, a book-themed throw pillow, or a book-inspired piece of wall art.
5. A Fiction Letters series.
Fiction Letters is a unique concept – it’s great fiction sent as an 8-letter series of personalized, physical letters through the mail.
The recipient will receive one letter per week from a fictitious friend for eight weeks. As the weeks unfold, the letters tell an amazing story that’s filled with action, adventure, and twists and turns. The letters use a custom hand-written font, so it’s really like getting letters in the mail from an old friend!
When giving a Fiction Letters series as a gift, you can also include a gift note that will accompany the first letter. Better yet, send a Fiction Letters eGift Card, and your gift recipient can pick their own series.
No matter which gift you choose, your book-loving recipient is sure to appreciate the thought you put into finding something unique and special just for them.