Affordable And Clever Gifts For Your Writer And Bibliophile Friends

Other than actual books, these items will delight your resident writers and book worms without breaking your bank. Everything here is under $30.00. posted on

1. Versatile Bookmarks


Bookmarks are a reader’s best friend. These few go above and beyond!

Bookmark Pad

Mark pages and jot notes with this pad. It’s just $5.00 from KnockKnock.

Albatros Bookmark

This bookmark follows along as you read. A set of 6 can be purchased for around $10.00 from Albatros Bookmark.

Moleskine Booklight

Bookmark and rechargeable light in one! Night owl bibliophiles will thank you. $27.28 from The Literary Gift Company.

2. Durable Journals


For writing, musing, and note-taking on the go.

Limited Edition Hobbit Moleskine Notebooks

Portable and pretty, these Hobbit journals will please Tolkien fans. These are $13.27 each at ThinkGeek.

Field Notes: “Expedition” Edition

This takes durable to a new level. For starters, the pages are tear-proof and waterproof. Perfect present for adventurer-writers (or just messy/clumsy writers - c’mon, who hasn’t spilled tea all over the table?).

Grab a 3-pack for just $9.95 from Field Notes.

3. For the Wanderer


Speaking of adventurer-writers and readers, these bits and bobs are perfect for literary globetrotters.

Penguin Travel Accessories

Iconic Penguin Book covers make for adorable travel accessory designs and postcards. All items available at the Penguin Collection Shop.
Thermos: $25.95
Postcards from Penguin book: $25.00
Luggage Tags: $9.95 (each)

4. Sensory Delights


Let your friends take the scent of cozy libraries and imaginary worlds with them.

Book-inspired Soy Candles

From Narnian winters to Hagrid’s pumpkin patch, these candles will transport readers back into their favorite stories. Get 1 for $10.00 or a set of 3 for $28.00 at the From the Page etsy store.

Library Collection Candles

The candles of the Library Collection are inspired by and named after classic authors. Pictured are the Jane Austen (right) and the Oscar Wilde (left).

Candles are $25.00 each, but you can also get them in travel-sized tins for $8.00 each at Paddywax.

Paperback Fragrance

For bibliophiles who want to smell like the books they love, get cologne sprays to body lotion in Demeter’s “Paperback” scent. The pictured 1 oz spray is $20.00 from the Demeter Fragrance Library.

5. Writerly Tools


Fun knick knacks for writers that readers will likely enjoy too.

Pens with Intention

Whatever mood your resident writer is in, there’s a pen for it! Available from KnockKnock.

Get Crap Done and WTF pens are $14.00. Procrastination pen is on sale for $8.50.

Aqua Notes

Essential waterproof notepad for those in-shower moments of inspiration! Get it on Amazon for $7.95.

Writer’s Remedy

For combating writer’s block in novelists and poets. For combating boredom as well. This Writer’s Remedy is $14.95 from Magnetic Poetry.

Vinyl Writers

These little writers are cute and collectible and might inspire the muse too. Adopt an author for $14.95 at Barnes & Noble.

6. For the Mixers


Art and booze for lit-lovers.

The Fine Art of Mixing

Give your favorite book drunkard this declarative print paired with a recipe book of literary cocktails.

$13.77 Tequila Mockingbird book from Barnes & Noble.
$17.50 Book Drunkard print from WanderingReader’s etsy shop.

7. Reader/Writer Fuel


Caffeinated beverages and the perfect mugs to hold them.

Clever Cups

$16.00 Reading is my Superpower mug from LennyMud’s etsy shop.
$15.00 Moby (was such a) Dick mug by Budi Satria Kwan on Society6.

Adagio Teas

What’s better than tea for your writer/reader friends? Literature themed teas! Adagio specializes in fandom brews.

Hunger Games teas: 3oz pouch $10.00 / 6oz tin $24.00
Story Time tea sets: $24.00

8. Wearables


Writers and book worms will thank you.

My Workout is Reading Tank

This tank expresses every bookworm’s sentiments about exercise. Available from Activate Apparel for $22.00.

Writer’s Wrist Warmers

Keep those exposed wrists warm while typing or holding up a book on those cold winter nights. Order a pair of these from lostanfound’s etsy shop for $25.00.

Shakespearean Insult Bandages

Sometimes, the things we love hurt us. Give these to your bookish friends for when their beloved pages turn on them. Paper cuts are serious business. Amazon has these bandages for $2.50.

9. 3000 Classic Books

Be the Best Friend Ever by getting your lit-loving friends 3000 books! They’re all packed into this little USB, ready to be plugged in and read. It’s just $29.95 from Innovations!

10. Go Away, I’m Reading! Dust Jackets

These colorful dust jackets made their online debut a year ago. Designed by Erin Bowman, Tracey Neithercott, and Sarah Enni, these tell people (politely) to not interrupt people absorbed in books.

The best part of this is that the templates are FREE. The index for all 14 jackets (some themed to specific books) is at Erin Bowman’s site.

Just remember though, the very best thing to give reader-writers is some peace and quiet time.

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