We're *Literary* Obsessed With These 25 Gifts for Book Lovers

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There are those friends who are impossible to buy for, and then there are book lovers. If you're familiar with their literary tastes and lounging habits, finding the perfect present is all too easy. Here are some of the best gifts for book lovers that we're eyeing this season.

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Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray
amazon.com
$39.37

The greatest gift for the book lover that you can give is quality time for them to relax with their favorite activity. This bamboo-wood tub caddy is equipped with lots of little slots and trays that are meant to strategically hold their tablet, phone, book or magazine, along with any other relaxation essentials they could possibly want at their fingertips.

More: Our Favorite Books You Must Add to Your Reading List

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Kindle Paperwhite E-reader
amazon.com
$129.99

Now they can take their massive library of books with them wherever they go — including the tub! The brand-new Kindle Paperwhite is the lightest and thinnest version of the best-selling e-reader yet, and is also able to be submerged in up to 2 meters of water.

As with previous iterations of the device, it gives users a convenient glare-free reading experience, lasting up to six weeks on a single charge. Its screen is backlit and allows users to adjust the font type, size, and boldness, and it has a high-resolution 300 ppi display, so the words are always crystal clear. The device is available in a standard 8 GB version, or a 32 GB version to hold lots more media.

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Mark-My-Time Purple Digital Bookmark and Reading Timer
amazon.com
$9.95

For the busy bookworm who wants to reprioritize their reading time, this digital bookmark can help keep them accountable. Though largely used as a device to help kids keep track of their required reading, grown-up users also love the easy interface, distraction-free convenience, and fun colors.

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Book Darts Line Markers (50-Count)
amazon.com
$7.49

Book Darts are a bibliophile's best friend, and they're perfect for the reader who has to know not only what page they left off on, but also the exact line. 

These mini-clips are shaped like the tip of a fountain pen, and help them point out choice lines or quotes, so they don't have to underline their books! The retro-chic tin includes a set of 50 darts, so these are also great for students — or those who read many, many books at once.

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White Mountain Puzzles Readers Paradise 1,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
amazon.com
$17.99

The bibliophiles among us would happily spend countless hours wandering around an abundantly stocked bookstore. Let them live out this literary dream through piecing together this intricately illustrated, 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle.

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MT Washi Masking Tape
amazon.com
$6.31
$4.68 (26% off)

Gift them the pocket-sized library they've always wanted. This roll of book-patterned washi tape displays a seemingly never-ending stack of paperbacks, which they'll want to use to accent and accessorize every corner of their life!

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A Literary Tea Party: Blends and Treats for Alice, Bilbo, Dorothy, Jo, and Book Lovers Everywhere
amazon.com
$19.99
$13.59 (32% off)

How sweet is this? For the book lover with a proclivity for pastries, this literary cookbook will have them whipping up tea-party treats inspired by their favorite classic reads.

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Out of Print The Hitchhiker's Guide the the Galaxy Socks
amazon.com
$12.00

We all have that one friend with the zany sock collection. This pair makes an excellent addition, patterned with the iconic "cosmic cutie" from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book cover and emblazoned with the book's sage advice, "Don't Panic" in all caps on the soles.

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Out of Print Goodnight Moon Baby Romper
amazon.com
$22.99

If you have an expecting or new parent in your life, gift them this sweet cotton onesie adorned with the Goodnight Moon cover art for their little bookworm. We have a feeling baby's first bookshelf is already fully stacked.

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This Weekend Is Gonna Be Lit-erary Mug
lookhuman.com
$14.99

Weekend all booked up? We know the feeling. Gift this mug to the friend whose entire life is lit.

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Obvious State "I Kant Even" Literary Tote
etsy.com
$19.20

We can't even wrap our heads around this dense block of text from Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, though the tote it's printed on would be a lovely gift for your most philosophically inclined friend.

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Classic Literature Brainteasers
uncommongoods.com
$11.99

For young readers who don't find fidget spinners particularly stimulating, these literary-inspired puzzles are the next best thing to a book in terms of keeping hands and minds occupied. 

Available in four classic works (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, Treasure Island, and Peter Pan), each set includes five analog brainteasers that recall a theme or riddle from the book that they're based on.

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Magical Objects of the Wizarding World Poster
popchartlab.com
$30.00

This Pottermore-authorized infographic poster neatly organizes all of the sundry objects from the Wizarding World by type, from Hogwarts' holiday decorations to Portkeys (and even breaking down the different wand varieties). Perfect for the Harry-Potter-possessed, get this heavy-duty stock print either on its own or neatly packaged inside of a frame.

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Homesick Books Scented Candle
amazon.com
$29.95

This pick from Homesick Candles should be the new signature scent of book lovers everywhere — it's a seductive blend of leathery and woodsy notes, with a subtle vanilla base. Even without being lit, it somehow smells like candles burning in a dark and sophisticated mansion study.

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CouldYouPlease Shakespeare Pencils (Set of Two)
etsy.com
$3.50

A clever gift for teachers, English majors, or for anyone with an appreciation for the Bard, we love this witty set of pencils, which reference Hamlet's famous, closely studied soliloquy.

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Fell Asleep Here Vintage Spoon Bookmark
etsy.com
$13.00

A fun gift for the friend who can be lulled to sleep by any page-turner, no matter how scary or scandalous. This clever bookmark is made from a flattened spoon, and it clips onto the page without leaving indentations in the book!

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Jane Mount 1984 Book Pin
etsy.com
$11.00

For your compatriot in the #resistance, gift them this gold-plated enamel 1984 book pin. It's small but plenty spooky, detailed with Big Brother's all-seeing eye.

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Commodity Book Travel Spray
sephora.com
$26.00

If you're going to gift scent, make it a travel size — and if you're giving it to a book-lover, make it this one. Commodity's "Book" cologne is a unisex fragrance that has the refreshing snappiness akin to a "new book" smell. The cucumber top note makes for a wearable, clean scent, with the vetiver and sandalwood providing underlying sexiness.

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Izola Brass-Plated Bookmarks (Set of 3)
food52.com
$42.00

This is a dapper set of brass bookmark, each engraved with a different phrase ("Be Right Back," "Intermission," and "To Be Continued"), turning every page into a potential cliffhanger. It's a great book-lover gift for the person who's always in the middle of multiple reads at once!

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Eye Glasses Holder
uncommongoods.com
$18.00

Help the bookworm in your life take good care of their trusty specs — this sheesham-wood eyeglasses holder provides a dashing place for them to be perched on their desktop or nightstand.

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Packagery Custom Library Stamp
etsy.com
$26.00

The person who takes pride in their paperbacks should be able to put their own personal stamp on them — literally. This customizable rubber stamp is a more minimalist version of the bookplates of yore, and it reminds anyone borrowing from their library who they should return it to.

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Literary Glass
uncommongoods.com
$15.00

Literature and libations go down so smoothly together, don't they? This rocks glass is scripted with the title and opening paragraph of various classic works such as Pride and Prejudice, The Count of Monte Cristo, Les Miserables, Hamlet, and the Sherlock Holmes story, A Scandal in Bohemia.

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Byredo Bibliothèque Candle
barneys.com
$85.00

This luxe candle evokes the distinguished atmosphere of a historic library long after closing time. The smell of old-book musk is reimagined as a lightly floral scent with warm leather and patchouli undertones.

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Literary Scarf
uncommongoods.com
$48.00

This silk-screened cotton scarf, printed with evocative excerpts from Jane EyrePride and Prejudice, or Alice in Wonderland, is a wonderful way to keep them cozied up (and accessorized) with a good read at all times.

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Novel Teas
uncommongoods.com
$12.50

Reading and sipping tea are the perfect in-tandem activities, so gift a little something that pairs the two brilliantly. This pack contains 25 tea bags, each with a quote from a literary great on the tag to deepen the steeping experience.

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