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Bookmark this list! 40 gifts for the avid readers in your life

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The best nights are those spent cozied up on the couch with a good book in hand. For the friends or family members who enjoy a good story, one of the best gifts you can surprise them with is a handpicked book.

Whether your loved one is a fan of a classic drama or romance novel, bestselling author of "How to Be a Pirate," Isaac Fitzgerald, and New York Times bestselling author of "Party of Two," Jasmine Guillory, visited TODAY to show us their favorite page-turners.

Plus, we also put together other literature-themed gifts for the storyteller in your life.

The below list has gifts by category. To quickly jump to the category you're looking for, click on the links below:

Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!

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1. "Piranesi" by Susanna Clarke

"Piranesi" by Susanna Clarke

Piranesi (Amazon / Amazon)
Piranesi (Amazon / Amazon)

Set in an alternate reality, Fitzgerald suggests this book if your reader wants to explore a new world within a house where nothing is as it seems and adventure awaits within a labyrinth of rooms.

"'Piranesi' by Susanna Clarke is a beautiful puzzle," Fitzgerald said. "The book itself is a mystery that unfolds brilliantly as you read it."

2. "You Should See Me in a Crown" by Leah Johnson

"You Should See Me in a Crown" by Leah Johnson

You Should See Me in a Crown (Amazon / Amazon)
You Should See Me in a Crown (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "You Should See Me in a Crown" by Leah Johnson $11.98 at Amazon

  • "You Should See Me in a Crown" by Leah Johnson $17.99 at Barnes and Noble

  • "You Should See Me in a Crown" by Leah Johnson $11.98 at Target

For an escape, Guillory recommends this hilarious rom-com about Liz Lighty, a girl convinced that she is too Black, too poor and too awkward to stand out in her small Midwestern town. After her financial aid for college falls through, her only hope is to run for prom queen and win the prize scholarship.

3. "How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America" by Kiese Laymon

"How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America" by Kiese Laymon

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays (Amazon / Amazon)
How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America" by Kiese Laymon $14.40 at Amazon

  • "How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America" by Kiese Laymon $14.49 at Barnes and Noble

  • "How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America" by Kiese Laymon $14.40 at Walmart

This collection chosen by Fitzgerald depicts what life was like growing up in the South. This revised edition has six new essays and incorporates seven from the original publishing.

4. "The Selected Works of Audre Lorde" by Audre Lorde

"The Selected Works of Audre Lorde" by Audre Lorde

The Selected Works of Audre Lorde (Amazon / Amazon)
The Selected Works of Audre Lorde (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "The Selected Works of Audre Lorde" by Audre Lorde $14.59 at Amazon

  • "The Selected Works of Audre Lorde" by Audre Lorde $16.95 at Barnes and Noble

  • "The Selected Works of Audre Lorde" by Audre Lorde $15.59 at Bookshop

Inspire the book lover in your life with another one of Guillory's picks. This book features a collection of essays and poems by Audre Lorde and her experiences as a queer Black woman.

5. "In the Limelight" by Steve Eichner and Gabriel Sanchez

"In the Limelight" by Steve Eichner and Gabriel Sanchez

In the Limelight: The Visual Ecstasy of NYC Nightlife in the 90s (Amazon / Amazon)
In the Limelight: The Visual Ecstasy of NYC Nightlife in the 90s (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "In the Limelight" by Steve Eichner and Gabriel Sanchez $40.97 at Amazon

  • "In the Limelight" by Steve Eichner and Gabriel Sanchez $45.00 at Barnes and Noble

  • "In the Limelight" by Steve Eichner and Gabriel Sanchez $45.49 at Target

Relive the glitz and glam of '90s nightlife in New York City and step into what Fitzgerald calls "an explosive visual feast." This book features iconic photography taken by Steve Eichner that goes beyond the velvet red ropes and into the most sought-after parties featuring celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, Dennis Hopper, Tupac and more.

6. "The Art of Ramona Quimby" by Anna Katz

"The Art of Ramona Quimby" by Anna Katz

The Art of Ramona Quimby: Sixty-Five Years of Illustrations from Beverly Cleary?s Beloved Books (Amazon / Amazon)
The Art of Ramona Quimby: Sixty-Five Years of Illustrations from Beverly Cleary?s Beloved Books (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "The Art of Ramona Quimby" by Anna Katz $27.99 at Amazon

  • "The Art of Ramona Quimby" by Anna Katz $40.00 at Barnes and Noble

  • "The Art of Ramona Quimby" by Anna Katz $27.99 at Target

Give the gift of nostalgia as this book goes through the evolution of the beloved character Ramona Quimby. For fans of art, they'll love learning about each illustrator's take on the design of the well-known character.

7. "Punching the Air" by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

"Punching the Air" by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

Punching the Air (Amazon / Amazon)
Punching the Air (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "Punching the Air" by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam $15.99 at Amazon

  • "Punching the Air" by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam $17.99 at Barnes and Noble

  • "Punching the Air" by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam $15.99 at Target

Fitzgerald finds this book to be a great read for the child in your life. One alteration in a gentrified neighborhood leads to the upending of 16-year-old Amal Shahid's life as he becomes wrongfully convicted.

8. "Ways to Make Sunshine" by Renée Watson

"Ways to Make Sunshine" by Renée Watson

Ways to Make Sunshine (A Ryan Hart Novel, 1) (Amazon / Amazon)
Ways to Make Sunshine (A Ryan Hart Novel, 1) (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "Ways to Make Sunshine" by Renée Watson $10.29 at Amazon

  • "Ways to Make Sunshine" by Renée Watson $14.99 at Barnes and Noble

  • "Ways to Make Sunshine" by Renée Watson $15.63 at Bookshop

Resilience and optimism are central themes of this story picked by Guillory. It follows Ryan Hart, a girl who is trying to navigate the typical struggles of school, self-image and family.

Best coffee table book gifts

1. "Ballerina Project" by Dane Shitagi

"Ballerina Project" by Dane Shitagi

Ballerina Project: (Ballerina Photography Books, Art Fashion Books, Dance Photography) (Amazon / Amazon)
Ballerina Project: (Ballerina Photography Books, Art Fashion Books, Dance Photography) (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "Ballerina Project" by Dane Shitagi $20.49 at Amazon

  • "Ballerina Project" by Dane Shitagi $35.99 at Barnes and Noble

  • "Ballerina Project" by Dane Shitagi $20.49 at Target

This beautiful book compiles 18 years of photographs that take the elegant art form out of the studio and into the streets.

2. "West" by Anouk Krantz

"West" by Anouk Krantz

West: The American Cowboy (Amazon / Amazon)
West: The American Cowboy (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "West" by Anouk Krantz $48.49 at Amazon

  • "West" by Anouk Krantz $69.00 at Bookshop

Whether you live out West or know someone who idolizes John Wayne, this book would make for a treasured gift. It embodies the "pioneering spirit" of this beautiful landscape.

3. "Homebody" by Joanna Gaines

"Homebody" by Joanna Gaines

Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave (Amazon) (Amazon / Amazon)
Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave (Amazon) (Amazon / Amazon)

This book is both beautiful and practical, making it the perfect gift for anyone who just moved into a new house.

4. "Cozy White Cottage" by Liz Marie Galvan

"Cozy White Cottage" by Liz Marie Galvan

Cozy White Cottage: 100 Ways to Love the Feeling of Being Home (Amazon / Amazon)
Cozy White Cottage: 100 Ways to Love the Feeling of Being Home (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "Cozy White Cottage" by Liz Marie Galvan $16.73 at Amazon

  • "Cozy White Cottage" by Liz Marie Galvan $24.49 at Barnes and Noble

  • "Cozy White Cottage" by Liz Marie Galvan $13.49 at Target

Don't we all want to make our home feel a little bit cozier around this time of year? This book from designer and author Liz Marie Galvan would be a great gift for anyone who embodies the spirit of hygge.

5. "Bill Cunningham: On the Street" by New York Times

"Bill Cunningham: On the Street," by New York Times

Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography (Amazon / Amazon)
Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "Bill Cunningham: On the Street," by New York Times $41.49 at Amazon

  • "Bill Cunningham: On the Street," by New York Times $57.99 at Barnes and Noble

  • "Bill Cunningham: On the Street," by New York Times $41.49 at Target

The original street style photographer, Bill Cunningham's decades of service as a photographer are beautifully memorialized in this compilation from the New York Times.

Best cookbook gifts

1. "Procrastibaking" by Erin Gardner

"Procrastibaking" by Erin Gardner"

  • "Procrastibaking" by Erin Gardner" $11.66 at Amazon

  • "Procrastibaking" by Erin Gardner" $22.49 at Barnes and Noble

  • "Procrastibaking" by Erin Gardner" $22.99 at Bookshop

We all need a bit of a distraction these days (it's been quite the year). This cookbook will give your loved one the perfect distraction that ends in a sweet treat.

2. "The Pioneer Woman Cooks" by Ree Drummond

"The Pioneer Woman Cooks" by Ree Drummond

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier: 112 Fantastic Favorites for Everyday Eating (Amazon / Amazon)
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier: 112 Fantastic Favorites for Everyday Eating (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "The Pioneer Woman Cooks" by Ree Drummond $18.98 at Amazon

  • "The Pioneer Woman Cooks" by Ree Drummond $26.99 at Barnes and Noble

  • "The Pioneer Woman Cooks" by Ree Drummond $21.40 at Target

Ree Drummond's new cookbook includes recipes any home chef would want to dig into, like lasagna soup and spatchcock chicken.

3. "Nothing Fancy" by Alison Roman

"Nothing Fancy" by Alison Roman

Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over (Amazon / Amazon)
Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "Nothing Fancy" by Alison Roman $21.56 at Amazon

  • "Nothing Fancy" by Alison Roman $29.49 at Barnes and Noble

  • "Nothing Fancy" by Alison Roman $21.99 at Target

Released last month, "Nothing Fancy" quickly became a New York Times Bestseller thanks to its unfussy yet flavorful recipes for entertaining at home.

4. "Martha Stewart's Cookie Perfection" by Martha Stewart

"Martha Stewart's Cookie Perfection" by Martha Stewart

  • "Martha Stewart's Cookie Perfection" by Martha Stewart $13.60 at Amazon

  • "Martha Stewart's Cookie Perfection" by Martha Stewart $23.50 at Barnes and Noble

  • "Martha Stewart's Cookie Perfection" by Martha Stewart $18.14 at Target

If you've got a sweet tooth, "Martha Stewart's Cookie Perfection" would be an excellent gift. From potato chip cookies to caramel-stuffed chocolate chip cookies, the recipes in this book are both decadent and delicious.

Related: Find and buy the best home good deals online including bedroom and bathroom decor, storage and organization accessories, and bedding on TODAY.com.

Best memoir book gifts

1. "The Other Side of the Coin" by Angela Kelly

"The Other Side of the Coin" by Angela Kelly

The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe (Amazon / Amazon)
The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "The Other Side of the Coin" by Angela Kelly $31.50 at Amazon

  • "The Other Side of the Coin" by Angela Kelly $31.50 at Barnes and Noble

  • "The Other Side of the Coin" by Angela Kelly $32.20 at Bookshop

Royal fans know Angela Kelly as Queen Elizabeth II's dresser and trusted confidant, and this read is an exceptional portrait of over two decades of service to the monarchy.

2. "Do You Mind If I Cancel?" by Gary Janetti

"Do You Mind If I Cancel?" by Gary Janetti

Do You Mind If I Cancel?: (Things That Still Annoy Me) (Amazon / Amazon)
Do You Mind If I Cancel?: (Things That Still Annoy Me) (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "Do You Mind If I Cancel?" by Gary Janetti $13.99 at Amazon

  • "Do You Mind If I Cancel?" by Gary Janetti $24.99 at Barnes and Noble

  • "Do You Mind If I Cancel?" by Gary Janetti $13.99 at Target

Speaking of royalty, Gary Janetti gathered a new set of fans on social media thanks to his satirical take on the inner thoughts of the youngest royals. In reality, the comedy writer's been making us laugh for years through his work on "Family Guy" and "Will & Grace." This witty set of essays is the perfect gift for anyone with a stellar sense of humor.

4. "The Beautiful Ones" by Prince

"The Beautiful Ones" by Prince

The Beautiful Ones (Amazon / Amazon)
The Beautiful Ones (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "The Beautiful Ones" by Prince $13.12 at Amazon

  • "The Beautiful Ones" by Prince $26.99 at Barnes and Noble

  • "The Beautiful Ones" by Prince $16.20 at Target

Featuring never-before-seen photos and mementos from the life of the iconic artist, this memoir, written by Prince before his death, would make an excellent gift for any music lover.

Best fiction book gifts

1. "Royal Holiday" by Jasmine Guillory

"Royal Holiday" by Jasmine Guillory

Royal Holiday (Wedding Date) (Amazon / Amazon)
Royal Holiday (Wedding Date) (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "Royal Holiday" by Jasmine Guillory $12.78 at Amazon

  • "Royal Holiday" by Jasmine Guillory $13.99 at Barnes and Noble

  • "Royal Holiday" by Jasmine Guillory $12.78 at Target

This is one gift you might even want to give early! From the author of "The Proposal" and "The Wedding Party," it's an enchanting read that your giftee won't want to put down.

2. "The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett

"The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett

The Dutch House: A Novel (Amazon / Amazon)
The Dutch House: A Novel (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett $10.35 at Amazon

  • "The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett $21.99 at Barnes and Noble

  • "The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett $17.00 at Target

This would make a great gift for anyone who loves to curl up on a Sunday afternoon with a good book. It follows siblings Danny and Maeve over five decades as they navigate life together.

3. "Lights All Night Long" by Lydia Fitzpatrick

"Lights All Night Long" by Lydia Fitzpatrick

Lights All Night Long: A Novel (Amazon / Amazon)
Lights All Night Long: A Novel (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "Lights All Night Long" by Lydia Fitzpatrick $13.60 at Amazon

  • "Lights All Night Long" by Lydia Fitzpatrick $17.00 at Barnes and Noble

  • "Lights All Night Long" by Lydia Fitzpatrick $13.60 at Target

Another beautiful story of the bond between siblings, "Lights All Night Long" reads like a mystery but leaves its audience with a poignant, powerful message about what we'll sacrifice for our family.

Related: Find and buy the best lifestyle and workout deals online including products to help you fall asleep, exercise equipment and more on TODAY.com.

Best inspirational book gifts

1. "Becoming" by Michelle Obama

"Becoming" by Michelle Obama

Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice (Amazon / Amazon)
Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "Becoming" by Michelle Obama $9.99 at Amazon

  • "Becoming" by Michelle Obama $9.99 at Target

  • "Becoming" by Michelle Obama $9.99 at Walmart

Inspired by the former first lady's bestselling memoir, this journal prompts readers to "discover the power of their own voice" through guided writing exercises. From identifying their "circle of strength" to reliving a time when they spoke their truth, this book will empower your giftee to share their own gifts with the world.

2. "I Really Needed This Today" by Hoda Kotb

"I Really Needed This Today" by Hoda Kotb

I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live By (Amazon / Amazon)
I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live By (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "I Really Needed This Today" by Hoda Kotb $14.48 at Amazon

  • "I Really Needed This Today" by Hoda Kotb $21.50 at Barnes and Noble

  • "I Really Needed This Today" by Hoda Kotb $14.49 at Target

We couldn't not include Hoda Kotb's book on this list! With inspirational quotes and stories for every day of the year, it's the kind of read you'll want to slowly savor.

3. "Girl, Stop Apologizing" by Rachel Hollis

"Girl, Stop Apologizing" by Rachel Hollis

Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals (Amazon / Amazon)
Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "Girl, Stop Apologizing" by Rachel Hollis $9.99 at Amazon

  • "Girl, Stop Apologizing" by Rachel Hollis $22.49 at Barnes and Noble

  • "Girl, Stop Apologizing" by Rachel Hollis $24.99 at Target

Rachel Hollis is back with a follow up to her super popular "Girl, Wash Your Face." In her newest book, Hollis motivates readers to think about what they really want from life and helps them create a path to achieve it.

4. "Where to Begin" by Cleo Wade

"Where to Begin" by Cleo Wade

  • "Where to Begin" by Cleo Wade $12.99 at Amazon

  • "Where to Begin" by Cleo Wade $23.99 at Barnes and Noble

  • "Where to Begin" by Cleo Wade $12.99 at Target

According to author Cleo Wade, "This book is really supposed to be a place where you can find comfort, and at the same time encouragement to get back into the world on those days you feel like you really want to turn away from it." We can't think of anything more inspiring than that!

Best book gifts for kids and teens

1. "Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls" by Dave Pilkey

"Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls" by Dav Pilkey

Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #7) (7) (Amazon / Amazon)
Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #7) (7) (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls" by Dav Pilkey $6.43 at Amazon

  • "Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls" by Dav Pilkey $11.69 at Barnes and Noble

  • "Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls" by Dav Pilkey $6.43 at Target

The seventh book in the "Dog Man" series, this book would make a great gift for any kiddos who've already gotten into the story of this unlikely hero.

2. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Amazon / Amazon)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling $14.69 at Amazon

  • "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling $8.99 at Barnes and Noble

From the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise to "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" on Broadway, the "Harry Potter" phenomenon shows no sign of slowing down. This would make a magical gift for anyone who hasn't yet heard of Hogwarts.

3. "Let Me Hear A Rhyme" by Tiffany D. Jackson

"Let Me Hear a Rhyme" by Tiffany D. Jackson

Let Me Hear a Rhyme (Amazon / Amazon)
Let Me Hear a Rhyme (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "Let Me Hear a Rhyme" by Tiffany D. Jackson $17.99 at Amazon

  • "Let Me Hear a Rhyme" by Tiffany D. Jackson $15.99 at Barnes and Noble

  • "Let Me Hear a Rhyme" by Tiffany D. Jackson $16.55 at Bookshop

Recommended by author Jason Reynolds, this book is as heartfelt as it is entertaining. It follows a group of friends in '90s Brooklyn as they attempt to honor their friend's memory and music after his death.

4. "I Would Leave Me If I Could" by Halsey

"I Would Leave Me If I Could." by Halsey

I Would Leave Me If I Could.: A Collection of Poetry (Amazon / Amazon)
I Would Leave Me If I Could.: A Collection of Poetry (Amazon / Amazon)
  • "I Would Leave Me If I Could." by Halsey $12.49 at Amazon

  • "I Would Leave Me If I Could." by Halsey $19.99 at Barnes and Noble

  • "I Would Leave Me If I Could." by Halsey $22.99 at Bookshop

For the teenager who loves the pop star Halsey, gift them this book of poetry. The singer just released a set of autobiographical poems that delve deep into hard topics like failed relationships, sexuality and mental illness that many teens will find relatable.

Best coloring book gifts

1. Disney Dreams Coloring Book

Disney Dreams Coloring Book

Disney Dreams Collection Thomas Kinkade Studios Coloring Book (Amazon / Amazon)
Disney Dreams Collection Thomas Kinkade Studios Coloring Book (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Disney Dreams Coloring Book $6.77 at Amazon

  • Disney Dreams Coloring Book $10.99 at Barnes and Noble

  • Disney Dreams Coloring Book $7.79 at Target

Perfect for any Disney fan, this adult coloring book brings beloved Disney landscapes to life. Add in a pack of colored pencils and you've got yourself a thoughtful gift.

2. 100 Animals Adult Coloring Book

100 Animals Adult Coloring Book

100 Animals: An Adult Coloring Book with Lions, Elephants, Owls, Horses, Dogs, Cats, and Many More! (Amazon / Amazon)
100 Animals: An Adult Coloring Book with Lions, Elephants, Owls, Horses, Dogs, Cats, and Many More! (Amazon / Amazon)

100 Animals Adult Coloring Book $9.99 at Amazon

Inspired by the beauty of nature, this bestseller was released earlier this year and reviewers are enjoying the detailed designs and practical layout of the affordable book.

More gift ideas for book lovers

1. Book Planter

Book Planter

Book Planter $24.39 at Etsy

This handmade book planter is the perfect desk accessory for anyone looking to liven up their reading nook. It comes in two sizes, with the small planter available for $21.13.

2. Book Stack Ornament

Book Stack Ornament

Book Stack Ornament (Amazon / Amazon)
Book Stack Ornament (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Book Stack Ornament $10.95 at Amazon

  • Book Stack Ornament $12.99 at Walmart

This is just too dang cute — and it's basically the perfect gift for everyone in your book club.

3. My Weekend Is All Booked Shirt

My Weekend Is All Booked Shirt

My Weekend Is All Booked - Bella Canvas Unisex Tee, Crew Neck - teacher shirt, book shirt, book lover gift, book lover shirt, cute book tee
My Weekend Is All Booked - Bella Canvas Unisex Tee, Crew Neck - teacher shirt, book shirt, book lover gift, book lover shirt, cute book tee

My Weekend Is All Booked Shirt $23.64 at Etsy

This bestselling T-shirt comes in five different colors and is available in sizes S-XXL.

4. "The Only Thing You Absolutely Have to Know..." Print

"The Only Thing You Absolutely Have to Know..." Print

Book Print / The Only Thing You Absolutely Have to Know // 8 x 10 / Book Gift / Wall Decor / Library / Book Lover Gift / Bridesmaid Gift
Book Print / The Only Thing You Absolutely Have to Know // 8 x 10 / Book Gift / Wall Decor / Library / Book Lover Gift / Bridesmaid Gift

"The Only Thing You Absolutely Have to Know..." Print $24.47 at Etsy

If you know someone with a reading nook that needs a little sprucing up, this print would be great to set the scene.

5. "This Weekend Is Gonna Be Lit-erary" Mug

This Weekend Is Gonna Be Lit-erary Coffee Mug

LookHUMAN This Weekend Is Gonna Be Lit-erary White 11 Ounce Ceramic Coffee Mug (Amazon / Amazon)
LookHUMAN This Weekend Is Gonna Be Lit-erary White 11 Ounce Ceramic Coffee Mug (Amazon / Amazon)

This Weekend Is Gonna Be Lit-erary Coffee Mug $14.99 at Amazon

For the person whose love for reading is only matched by their love of coffee, this mug would make a practical present.

6. "The Book Was Better" T-shirt

"The Book Was Better" T-shirt

Funny Reader Shirt, The Book Was Better, Funny Gift for Reader, Book Lover Shirt, Book Lover Gift, Soft Unisex Tee
Funny Reader Shirt, The Book Was Better, Funny Gift for Reader, Book Lover Shirt, Book Lover Gift, Soft Unisex Tee

"The Book Was Better" T-shirt $28.45 at Etsy

I mean, it's just a fact that the book is usually better than the movie or TV show. If you know someone who can relate, you've got yourself a perfect gift.

7. Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite - Now Waterproof with 2x the Storage - Includes Special Offers (Amazon / Amazon)
Kindle Paperwhite - Now Waterproof with 2x the Storage - Includes Special Offers (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Kindle Paperwhite $99.99 at Amazon

  • Kindle Paperwhite $99.99 at Target

  • Kindle Paperwhite $99.99 at Best Buy

An e-reader definitely takes some adjusting to, but it's worth it for anyone who loves to read. They'll be able to load their Kindle with books before a big trip and get to avoid juggling printed copies during the morning commute.

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This gift guide was originally published on Dec. 12, 2018.