Bookish Gift Ideas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to think about gift lists and finding the perfect presents for my family and friends!  This week, I’ve compiled a list of bookish gift ideas for the book lovers in your life.  I hope that you will find inspiration for a wonderful gift idea from this list!

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We love playing games as a family, and these three bookish games are family favorites.

Richard Scarry’s Busytown Game

Richard Scarry’s Best Storybook Ever was one of my favorites as a child, and I shared my copy with my boys when they were little.  We discovered the Busytown Game based on his books and have played it many times as a family over the years.  I especially love the search and find component of the game, and the fact that we were working as a team to finish.

Harry Potter Clue

Knowing some Harry Potter fans live in our house, a friend gave us the Harry Potter Clue game last year.  It puts a fun twist on the original Clue game by introducing spell cards, Harry Potter characters, and the different houses and classrooms within Hogwarts to make a magical game.  I love the secret passages and how entrances can become blocked while you play!

 card game

This classic game was a favorite of mine as a child and although I don’t have my original game, I was able to buy it for us to play.  If you aren’t familiar with the game, it is similar to Go Fish, but instead of suits, the cards are marked with famous authors and their books.  It’s fun, and it will familiarize your children with the works of famous authors!


Ludicrous Library Ravensburger Library puzzle

We also love working on jigsaw puzzles as a family.  Right now we are working on a 1,000 piece puzzle of my hometown, and it is TOUGH!  Earlier this year, we put together the Ludicrous Library puzzle by Ravensburger.  It is a 500 piece puzzle and challenging with all of the staircases and books, but it was so fun to put together!  Ravensburger puzzles are always made so well, and we weren’t disappointed with this one.

Companion Books:

If you have a fan of a certain book/series in your house, consider a companion book to go along with it!  Have you seen Wonder yet?  We loved the book, and I hope to go see the movie soon!  These companion books would make great gifts if your child has read the book and/or seen the movie.

 Mr. Brown’s Precepts

Wonder Journal

This new Harry Potter book looks amazing!  I know my HP fan would love to examine each page!

Harry Potter:  A Journey Through a History of Magic

These two Percy Jackson companion books include the myths and legends discussed in Rick Riordan’s books.  They are amazing, and my PJ fan has loved learning the “real” stories!

 Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods

Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes

Decorating Ideas:

Wall Decal

Read Wall Decal

I love this Read wall decal!  It would be so cute in the reading corner of a child’s bedroom, or even a classroom library!  I may just have to order one myself…

Book Display Shelves

Proven fact:  Books displayed facing out get picked!  Consider adding one of these book display racks to your home:

Floating Book Display Shelves

Kidkraft Bookcase

Tot Tutors Book Rack
 (comes in different color options)


I love my Kindle, and my Kindle app.  I use them all the time to download eBooks from Amazon as well free eBooks from the public library.  Although I do sometimes read on an iPad, I like also having the option of a regular Kindle.  The glare free-screen doesn’t hurt my eyes and comes in handy when I’m reading in the sun.  A Kindle makes a great gift!

Kindle e-Reader

Book Lights

The readers in our house sometimes need to read in the dark.  When we do, we love using one of these two booklights:

Clip on Book Light

Slim Book Light


The most bookish of all bookish gifts:  Books!  Consider giving a boxed set to someone on your list.  These beautiful matched sets will be a great addition to any personal library:

 Winnie the Pooh boxed set

Harry Potter boxed set

Percy Jackson and the Olympians boxed set

Chronicles of Narnia boxed set

A Wrinkle in Time boxed set

Puffin Classics boxed set

Gift Cards

Or you could always give the gift of an Amazon Giftcard!  I love giving the giftcards that have books on them to encourage reading.  What a treat it is to be able to pick out a book!

Happy Reading!