Books can serve as a comfort, an escape from reality, or a life lesson. That’s why the best gifts for book lovers are those that celebrate the power of words and the people who love them. While new books are nice, these thoughtful presents help elevate the reading experience — whether you’re looking for a gift for friends you swap recs with or shopping for your BookTok-obsessed teenage niece.
There are also gift ideas for the wannabe librarians among us (you know who they are) and the rare dorks who studied Old English in college (ourselves included). Affordable Christmas gifts are plentiful too, if you’re looking for a Secret Santa present or a small stocking stuffer. Ultimately, the best gift for anyone who loves books is one that makes reading a book even better. Scroll on for some of the best gifts for book lovers, many of which are also some of our favourite presents for women and men of the season.