12 Literary Essentials For the Bookworm That Will Absolutely Enchant Them

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WORDS BY Kelsey Clark

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Published on November 17, 2021

In case you missed it, we really love reading. So much so, that we created a new design package dedicated exclusively to “Reading Rooms” in partnership with Reese’s Book Club. In other words, we’ve put a lot of thought into what makes a truly great space for great books (including candles, mood lighting, and of course, a mug in hand).

So it only makes sense that we take things one step further and create a holiday gift guide for our fellow bibliophiles. From the perfect bookends and a luxe glasses case to next-level cozy pillows and throws, shopping for the self-proclaimed book nerd in your life just got easier. Ahead, find 18 on-point gifts for the book lover, curated by Havenly lead designer and fellow bibliophile Vivian Torres.

gifts for book lovers
  1. Windowpane Throw ($90): This blanket is sure to become a constant reading companion with an oh-so soft feel, classic windowpane pattern, and textural waffle knit detail.
  2. Marble Bookends ($32): The best gift is one that’s beautiful and useful, and this set of timeless marble bookends delivers on both counts.
  3. Alabaster Candle ($70): Candles and books go hand-in-hand. If you want to gift something with a little more oomph, look no further than this candle bowl made from luxurious alabaster.
  4. Library Puzzle ($17): A jigsaw puzzle illustrating a fairytale-esque library scene is the perfect gift for the devoted book lover. 
  5. Faux Fur Slippers ($40): Can you even read a book without the proper cozy accoutrements? These faux fur slippers are the perfect complement to super-soft PJs and their latest page-turner.
  6. Scrabble Deluxe Edition ($149): Indulge the mind of your favorite word-lover with this sophisticated version of the classic board-and-tile game. The probability of them buying something this luxe for themselves is low, making it a perfect gift. 
  7. Brass Candle Lamp ($149): Set the mood for a deep reading session with this candlestick-inspired portable table lamp. This vintage-inspired piece boasts modern technology, so you can easily move it to your favorite book nook of the moment.
  8. Woven Pouf ($144): One can never have too many poufs. It can serve as a proper foot rest, or a makeshift home for on-deck reads, beverage tray, or extra magazines.
  9. Biblio Style ($35): Inspire the bibliophile in your life with this pretty coffee table book featuring photos of gorgeous book collections and dreamy home libraries. 
  10. Artisan Mug ($15): Hand-painted with a unique pattern, this mug will do the *very* important job of warming your beverage while you get lost in a page-turner.
  11. Leather iPad Case ($129): Hip and tailored, this iPad case is perfect for the bustling e-reader in your life who wants to crush a few chapters while on the move. 
  12. Leather Glasses Case ($89): Prescription eyewear has come a long way, and this polished and protective carrying case adds even more style points. 

And of course, you can never go wrong with gifting design magic. Give them a gift card for a Havenly design package, and invite them to a fun and personalized online experience as they enjoy a room glow-up.

Words by Kelsey Clark