It can be challenging to find just the right book to give your Valentine if they’re an avid reader because chances are they’ve already read it. So why not skip the book altogether and opt for one of these items that show you see them and celebrate their passion for reading?
Here are eight literature-inspired gifts that bibliophiles will want to take on every trip and accompany them as they live out their own story.
Whether they prefer physical books or using the Kindle app on their phone, they’ll love this case that celebrates the joy of reading. Artist Skylar Kim has created beautiful, watercolor bookshelves filled with classics from Romeo and Juliet to The Old Man and the Sea. Available for most phone models, the case is strong enough to survive the perils of travel and so cute, it will inspire many more hours of reading. Price: $58
With more than 91,000 five star ratings, this Amazon’s Choice is also a perfect choice for readers who travel. Comfortable and adjustable, it’s so much better than those glaring overhead lights on a plane because it won’t disturb anyone else and it’s so much easier than those clip-on lights that often get in the way when turning pages. It can be customized for brightness and color temperature mode and will last for up to 80 hours on one charge. Available in eight colors, it’s as good looking as it is practical. Price: $21.99
Papier has an extensive collection of reading journals and this one will be especially appreciated by anyone whose nose can usually be found in a book. Easy to tote, it will help them keep track of what they read, giving them plenty of space to leave reviews, take notes and save their favorite quotes. It also features wish list pages for their TBR pile so they can decide what to read next during a long flight. Price: $32.30
A good tote bag is a travel necessity and this one pays tribute to the iconic library card that likely helped make your Valentine a reader in the first place. The set also includes a handmade magnetic bookmark to keep their place and two decks of trivia cards to test their knowledge on two different genres of books and make time fly while they’re traveling. Price: $50
Nothing can make a hotel room feel homier than cozying up with a good book and a relaxing cup of tea. This gorgeous collection lets your Valentine bring delicious, small batch blended tea anywhere they go and can easily be enjoyed on a flight as well. It comes with eight beautifully illustrated bags of loose tea – all with book-themed names like Poet’s Study and Beach Reads – along with fillable tea pouches, an adorable little spoon and even bookmarks. With 5% of proceeds donated to mental health awareness, this is a lovely gift that gives back. Price: $75
A candle can add a homey touch to an Airbnb – especially when it smells like one of their favorite books. Choose from travel-ready tins that add wax figures to the candles to reflect the themes of Moby Dick, The Great Gatsby and Pride and Prejudice. When it comes to gifts for book lovers, these creative little candles smell like success. Price: $26
She’ll grin like the Chesire Cat when she sees this bestselling infinity scarf printed with quotes and illustrations from one of her favorite books. Handmade from 100% cotton jersey knit, it’s soft and cozy and is great for over-air conditioned flights. Plus, it will give her something to read on the plane and it’s likely to spark interesting conversations with her seatmate. She’ll also appreciate the fact that every purchase benefits LitWorld, a nonprofit fighting illiteracy. Price: $49
It looks like a treasured edition of a classic but this is actually a unique way to protect your Valentine’s own treasures. Choose a book cover to hold their passport, credit cards and other travel essentials and no one will realize what’s inside. The idea originated when Novel Bookstore’s founder accidentally left a wallet in the car and realized it had less chance of being stolen if it was disguised. The result is a bookworm’s dream. Price: $38
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