Gift Guide for Book Nerds


Looking for a gift for a fellow book nerd? Or (go on, you can admit it) for yourself?


These are some of our favorite bookish gifts. Click on each image and/or description below to visit the various websites.


Some of these are gifts we sell in our own Read+Purr Shop or our Bookshop storefront; some are affiliate links* for companies we believe in and support with our own gift-buying dollars; and others are simply items we love. In all cases, we think you will adore these companies and these bookish gifts as much as we do.

*Meaning, of course, that if you purchase something using one of our affiliate links, we may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. It’s a win-win-win, really.

loose-leaf teas

Reading time & tea go together like PB&J. And the teas from Plum Deluxe are fragrant, delicious, and made with love in Oregon. If you’re new to loose-leaf teas, you may also want an adorably practical tea scoop and tea infuser.

coffee to go

If coffee’s your hot drink of choice, you can “brew” a cup in your cup with these fancy-yet-easy coffee bags from Whittard’s of England.

handmade pet portraits

Want a gorgeous, handmade remembrance of a furry friend? Greyboy Pet Prints will turn a snapshot (yes, even from your phone) and into a work of art.

book-nerd candles

Need some nerdy book-inspired scents, in the form of soy candles with cotton wicks? Highland Bluff Studios has lots of great options. (Our favorite is Narnian Woods.)

bookish jigsaw puzzles

Want a bookish or cat-filled jigsaw puzzle to pass the time and engage your brain? Check out our curated selection.

oracle cards - spirit cats

How about an oracle-card deck of spirit cats to offer a splash of hand-painted beauty, inspiration, and magic to your day?

bookshelf art prints

Go from stressed to feeling calmer & more focused in 60 seconds or less, with our Read+Purr bookshelf art prints.

Read+Purr Art Club

Want a steady supply of bookshelf art prints, to suit the mood or the season? Join our Read+Purr Art Club!

bookish scarf

Stay warm, cozy, and wrapped up in a book, with Storiarts’ delightful Alice in Wonderland scarf.

the Read+Purr newsletter

Last but not least on our list: our own Read+Purr newsletter, “Notes from the Reading Nook,” plus our free guide to cultivating your favorite bookish me-time.