What do you buy a kid who loves to read? Well, books, obviously. But we came up with a bunch of other ideas too. Between comfy reclining chairs, classic novels, and unique bookmarks, there’s sure to be something on this list your bookworm doesn’t yet have that you can sneak under the tree this holiday season.
1. A classic bean bag chair
Every kid loves a big puffy chair, so this Big Joe Milano bean bag chair is a great choice for the corner of your child’s room, right next to their book shelf.
2. A journal that encourage the reader to be a writer
Often times kids who love to read become kids who love to write, and the “Wreck This Journal” helps them do just that. By showing kids that part of the creative process is to mess up, cross off, poke holes, and start over, you might end up with the next J.K. Rowling on your hands.
3. Unique bookmarks
Any bookworm knows the importance of marking their page (don’t you dare fold the corner!), so how about this dragon bookmark with a luminous bead that looks like something straight out of Hogwarts?
Ever wish you could just instantly look up a word you don’t know when you’re lost in a book? With this bookmark you can since it’s actually a teeny little dictionary.
5. A bookish Kindle case
For the Kindle-carrying book lover in your life, this super cute Kindle case declares to the world how proud they are to be a lover of literature, despite using 21st century technology to read it.
6. Fun and functional bookshelves
You’ll love these bookshelves because they’ll store your kids’ enormous book collection without requiring them to stand the books up (which never works). Plus, don’t they look cool?
7. A book light so your kid can sneak-read
One of the best parts of having a book-loving child is catching them sneak-reading after bedtime. So, to promote such mischievous behavior, add this rechargeable clip-on reading light to their stocking this Christmas.
8. A cozy blanket from your child’s fave book series
If your kid is a book nerd, chances are they love Harry Potter. Wrapping up in this super plush Harry Potter throw would be the warmest, most comfortable way to get lost in the wizarding world of Hogwarts.
This cute reading log teaches your child to rate each book they read, as well as complete a journal entry with title, author, and their thoughts about the book. It’s like Goodreads for kids!
10. A boxed set of a famous book series
Boxed sets of series like Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and Junie B. Jones are excellent gifts for a book nerd because they allow them to seamlessly move from one book to the next (which is exactly what they want to do).
11. Your Favorite Seuss (and other books every kid should have)
Chances are your bookworm already owns these (or at least has read them) but books like Your Favorite Seuss, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The Velveteen Rabbit, and Where the Sidewalk Ends are definite must-haves for any household, so check your shelves!
12. Important books that teach lessons about our world
Books like Esperanza Rising, Wonder, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, and Last Stop on Market Street are valuable additions to any bookworm’s collection as they tell stories of love, acceptance, kindness, friendship, and courage—all qualities we want to see in our kids.
13. The Classics
Bookworms are fun to buy for, because they really don’t need much—just a comfy spot to get lost in the another world (and a book to take them there.) But if you’d like to wrap up something unique for the book-lover in your life, we hope these ideas give you some inspiration.
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