Finding the best gifts for book lovers can be a daunting task. Can anything ever truly measure up to the imaginary worlds crafted by their favourite authors? Will anything else be able to compare to the magical worlds they are transported to between the pages of their beloved books?
Don’t worry about that.
We’ve done plenty of research to bring you this list of the best book lover gifts and experiences for the special person in your life. We are certain they will absolutely love it! Take a closer look at some of our best gifts ideas for bookworms below.
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Gifts for Book Lovers
Their Very Own Story
Choosing books for someone else to read is probably one of the hardest tasks imaginable. However, giving someone the opportunity to tell their own story might just be one of the most beautiful gifts you could ever give to anyone.
With the gift of a personal biographer, they will be able to convey their story to a professional writer who will then compile it into a 55-to-60-page story accompanied by 20 photo illustrations. Once complete, they will be given four hardcover copies of their very own story, as well as a digital version of it to share with whoever they wish.
A Personal Library Kit
Certain books are hard to come by and it can be incredibly frustrating when you lend them to a friend, and they forget to return it. This is where the personal library kit comes in. This handy kit will help them keep track of their books and also provides a stamp, which will inform the lender of when exactly the book needs to be returned. Use this to help them keep track of their personal library of books and never lose a book again! I’m sure book lovers love their books!
Gifts For Book Lovers That Aren’t Books
A Magical Day Out
Of course, magic features on our list of the perfect gifts for book lovers. This two-hour guided magical tour of London is filled with mystery and charm. Participants can uncover plenty of secrets and stories that date back to the early 19th Century.
The tour will conclude with a 30-minute private magic show by Wayne Trice or James Pritchard, each of whom are leading magicians in the city. Along with a magical walking tour, guests will also be treated to a masterclass in molecular mixology at Purl, where they will be taught how to create three cocktails.
An Out-Of-This-World Experience
A trip to the planetarium makes for one of our favourite gifts for book lovers for a number of reasons. For one, they have likely read many tales and countless reimaginings of what outer space could possibly be like. It also makes for something different for avid readers to feast their eyes upon. Included in this trip to the famed Peter Harrison Planetarium is a lovely champagne afternoon tea at Champagne + Fromage Greenwich, which features a selection of five cheeses, fruits, French bread and jam.
A Spy Game
This is one of our perfect gifts for readers of thrilling spy novels. This spy game can take up to seven participants, each of whom will have the chance to unlock their inner detective in this mission located in the heart of London. The game itself will be set to one of three themes and will run for a total of 60 minutes. Actors will help take their guests on a journey into the dangers of facing off with criminal masterminds, while the team works together as secret agents trying to outwit their adversaries.
A Hand-Pressed T-Shirt
A soft, comfortable t-shirt is hard to come by, so when you find one that’s good, you hold onto it tight. What if we told you that you could get perfectly soft, hand-pressed t-shirts featuring some of literature’s most favourite books and iconic characters? Any book lover out there will want a personalised shirt of their favourite quote.
These beautiful creations feature an array of some of the finest, most delicate prints and come in a wide variety of colours. Bookworms are sure to love them!
A Tandem Skydive
A skydiving experience is one of our perfect gifts for bookworms because it makes for something so different and exciting. Get their adrenaline pumping with a tandem skydive conducted by the Army Parachute Association. They will have the chance to step out of the plane at 13,000 feet while strapped to an instructor.
To commemorate this incredible experience, they will be given a professionally edited film of their skydive, as well as photographs taken by a specialist skydiving photographer.
An Afternoon Of Antiquing
An afternoon of antiquing is one of our ideal gifts for book lovers as it gives them a chance to connect with yesteryear. Plus, it might just give them the perfect opportunity to find that antique bookshelf that they’ve always wanted to store their collection on.
This three-hour guided tour will be conducted by Mark Hill, who is well-known in the antiquing industry, as he features as a presenter on the iconic BBC television show Antiques Roadshow. During this tour, participants will also be able to indulge in a traditional afternoon tea for two at the Langham Hotel, which is sure to be an absolute treat!
A Great Escape
There are few things in life as enjoyable as feeling the wind in your hair as you drive off in a gorgeous vintage car. There have been plenty of literary characters over the years who have started or ended many of their adventures this way, which is why this classic car escape makes for one of our best gifts for readers. Treat them to a full day of driving totalling eight hours. This package by Great Escape Cars allows for guests to choose from an Alfa Romeo Spider, a MGB V8 Roadster or a MGB GT.
A Land Yachting Experience
Land yachting is a practice first said to have been experienced by ancient Egyptians. This practice makes for an absolute blast. The wheel bearings of a land yacht produce significantly less resistance than a hull that is dragged through water, which makes it much faster than a water yacht.
Land yachts can be controlled by their front wheels and sails, and this experience is perfect for two people to enjoy. All safety equipment will be provided, and expert tuition will be given on how to ride the land yacht safely. Book lovers can “write” (ride) yachts too!
A Trip To The Tower Of London
The Tower of London is undoubtedly one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, and for this reason, it has been featured in numerous works of literature. This is why this Beefeater tour at the Tower makes for one of our perfect gifts for book lovers.
Indulge a book lover with this gift where they get to explore the home of the Crown Jewels before savouring a three-course lunch for two at Le Pont de la Tour, which is located along the equally iconic River Thames.
A Cooking Class
This cooking class with The Chef and The Dish will provide an evening of unique, quirky fun that your bookworm will not soon forget. It will run for approximately two-and-a-half hours, and participants will be able to choose their preferred cuisine from either Italy, Japan, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Brazil or the US. This online cooking adventure makes for the perfect night in, and they will be able to recreate their favourite dishes with the recipe booklet they receive.
Gifts For Comic Book Lovers
Literary Fortune Cookies
Book lovers, especially fans of comic books will absolutely love this as one of our literary gifts. So many comic book heroes have the ability to see into the future or make prophecies, so these literary fortune cookies will make for a sweet little treat in their day.
Baked in France by Bas Bleu, these cookies have been handcrafted using the finest ingredients around. Inside of each delicious biscuit, readers will find a pithy quote by one of history’s most famous authors. They are individually wrapped, making them perfect for lunch boxes and book club snacks.
An Unforgettable Day At The British Museum
Comic book lovers will no doubt be fascinated by what’s on offer at the British Museum. Here, they will be able to catch a glimpse of art from the Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Greek eras. These serve as what could perhaps be the very first example of comic books that the world has ever seen.
Other than ancient art, this package also offers a three-course tasting menu dinner for two at Club Gascon. This restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star, so it is sure to be incredible. They will then be able to end the evening off with tea or coffee and mignardises.
A Heroine Bookshelf
This heroine bookshelf is one of the best gifts for bookworms who love comic books. Every comic book has a hero, and in this case, this little heroine is here to uplift and protect the books! This superhero can be mounted onto a wall to look as though she is holding up all of the stories that your bookworm loves so much. This playful nod to female superheroes and their mammoth strength will delight every reader, but especially comic book readers.
Delight the book lovers and bookworms in your life with any of these great gifts for book lovers. They’ll love that you’ve used your imagination and surprised them with something special.