Holiday shopping isn’t easy, especially if your loved one is a reader. What haven’t they read? What do they like to read? Can you trust the reviews? Step outside the box and consider a literary-inspired Christmas present. Book lovers will definitely enjoy the thought behind these gifts.

Bubble Bath and Mug Set — Some people love reading while taking a bubble bath or while enjoying a cup of tea, and this set lets them do both. The Bookish Shop has a cute set that is covered with Jane Austen quotes for $14.

Reading Journal — If you know someone who tells you how silly they felt upon realizing they bought a book they already read, this is the holiday gift for them. Amazon has a journal for $6.49 that also offers readers checklists from several genres. The low price makes it a great gift if you’re shopping for all the book club members. 

Subscription Box Book of the Month’s box includes a new book every month, but you don’t have to guess what your loved one wants to read. They get to choose from five books options each month or they can skip the month if they’re too busy. Also, Book of the Month is offering a free month of membership to anyone who purchases a gift subscription for someone else. Plans start at $44.99 for a three-month subscription.

Book Platter — Is your book lover also playing host for every social gathering? This platter from Bas Bleau is shaped like a book and looks perfect for everything from cheese and crackers to Christmas cookies. The porcelain dish is $29.99.

PinsOut of Print has cute enamel pin sets for $18 that allow book lovers to wear their favorite titles on their sleeve. “Where the Wild Things Are,” Edgar Allen Poe and even just basic library card pins are available.

Ornament — A book-themed ornament for the Christmas tree is a perfect stocking stuffer. Hallmark has one that reads “Escape reality one book at a time,” for $9.99.

“Alice in Wonderland” Pillow Cover — Everyone needs a soft place to rest while reading. Storiarts’ pillowcase ($42) shows a mouse climbing up a stack of teacups on one side while the White Rabbit holds a pocket watch on the other.

gift ideas for readers “Alice in Wonderland” fans will love to cuddle up with a good book and this fun pillowcase. Photo: Courtesy of Storiarts

PosterLitographs creates posters out of the text from books. For $24, you can get a poster with over 11,000 words from the first “Outlander” novel.

PencilsThe Strand’s line of “A well-read woman is a dangerous creature” products are a hit, and these pencils are perfect for the lady in your life. They’re just $6.95.

BraceletJezebel Charms is an Etsy shop with tons of literary jewelry. Sherlock Holmes fans will love this brass bracelet that has the quote, “Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot.” The design on the $45 cuff also includes a blueprint of 221b Baker Street.