Etsy is one of the best places to support small businesses, particularly around Christmas and the holiday season. It’s also the perfect place to find thoughtful gifts that aren’t books for book lovers.
There are so many gorgeous unique and hand-crafted bookish gifts on offer: special bookmarks, bookish candles, and literary postcards to name just a few ideas.
Keep reading for my pick of the best gifts for booklovers from Etsy, including delightful products from both US and UK stores. These are all perfect small gifts for book lovers, as well as ideal companions to pair with a beautiful book gift. Enjoy!
The best Etsy gifts for book lovers this year
Reading tracker bookmark
For the readers who always want to read more, you can find this lovely reading habit bookmark from britishbookart on Etsy to celebrate the days spent reading in the year ahead.
Winter in the Shire tea sampler pack
What about some literature-themed tea? The best I’ve come across is by SteepedinLoreCo, which just happens to be on Etsy and offers perfect gifts for book lovers. The Winter in the Shire sample pack includes delicious blends including “Snowfall O’er Bag End” (spiced fruit), but there’s a wide selection of other inspirations and flavours to fit every bookworm’s tastes.
Greek vase brass bookmark
You can’t go wrong with a bookmark as a gift for readers. One of the best gift ideas for fans of Greek myth and Madeline Miller is this stunning brass bookmark by Literary Emporium (UK seller). Each time I open up a book with my own one of these bookmarks, I think how lovely it is.
Desktop bookish calendar with easel
Who doesn’t love receiving a lovely calendar for the year ahead? One of the best bookish 2024 calendars is this delightfully unique choice by Obvious State, an Etsy shop that dispatches from the US.
Featuring a little easel and a literary postcard for each month, this petite calendar for book lovers includes bold interpretations of classic literary lines for 12 months of inspiration.
What About Second Breakfast? T-shirt
Any fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit (especially those partial to a second breakfast) are sure to love this unisex t-shirt by jaclynneanne (US seller).
Bookish pencils with Anne of Green Gables quotes
For a simple small bookish gift from Etsy, I adore these Anne of Green Gables-inspired pencils from LitAndWhimsyShop (a US-based store) for making notes in books or a reading journal. Each of the six hand-stamped pencils includes an iconic quote from L.M. Montgomery’s cozy classic.
Little Women keyring
Another beautiful bookish Etsy gift by UK-based Literary Emporium is this keyring for fans of Louisa May Alcott‘s classic, Little Women. I have the Hermia “Little but fierce” keyring from this shop, but so nearly chose this one instead for a daily boost of optimism.
Bookish mug for fans of classic literature
How about combining a beautiful book, a box of relaxing tea, and a cute book-themed mug as a thoughtful gift for your favourite book lover? I love this classic books mug by CrookedQuill, a UK-based shop on Etsy, featuring titles including The Catcher in the Rye and The Great Gatsby.
Reading list bookmarks
I read a lot… and often lose track of what I’ve been reading. To remedy this, these reading list bookmarks produced by squarepopsicle on Etsy (a Canadian store) are a fun offline way to track what you’re reading and what you think of each book. I think they would be a great gift to accompany a beautiful book.
Old books candle by Frostbeard Studio
How could I not mention a bookish candle? Etsy has so many fantastic options to choose from, including this gorgeous soy candle from Frostbeard Studio (US seller). I received it as a Christmas gift a few years ago and loved it. The smell of aged paper and dusty shelves? Yes, please.
Virginia Woolf literary poster
US-based ObviousState is one of the very best Etsy stores for bookish gifts. Just look at this beautiful literary poster for fans of Virginia Woolf. The store also has stunning postcards (including these celebrating women writers) and notebooks.
Book reading tracker print
I love this reading tracker print from the UK-based Etsy shop britishbookart. It’s perfect for bookish and creative people, offering the freedom to illustrate the print with the spines of the books they’ve been reading.
Custom-made book stack poster
I love these customizable book posters that feature the spines of favourite books. The only question to decide: which books will you choose? The book stack art above is from the UK-based shop ShelfWornDrawn.
“Just one more page” personalized reading journal
I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect reading journal for a while now. One of the best I’ve found is this beautiful journal by Martha Brook, which you can choose to personalize with initials on the hardcover. It’s both really well-made and has exactly the right reading journal template for me; not too complex, but with enough space to organize my thoughts.
For more bookish gift ideas, head over to my collection of the best book gifts of 2023 to find the perfect read for everyone on your list.
After thinking about gifts for others, why not treat yourself in the holiday months? Enjoy curling up with one of the coziest books for winter reading or one of the most heartwarming Christmas books for some time to relax and unwind.