Bookish gift ideas 2019

Christmas gift ideas for book lovers

It’s officially that time of year. Yep, it’s almost Christmas and it’s time to start looking for gifts for your loved ones (or for yourself). No need to panic though, I’ve got you covered! I’m sure you’ll find some inspiration in the bookish gift ideas I listed for you. Check these out:


Etsy : book clock

Book clock


Amazon UK: Roy Kirkham Creative Writing Single Breakfast Cup and Saucer

Roy Kirkham cup and saucer


Amazon UK: Kikkerland Boiled Wool Bedside Pocket, 22x 28.2x 4 cm, Grey

Beside pocket


Literary Emporium : Handmade Tale’s Gift Set


The Handmaid’s Tale gift set with a t-shirt, enamel pin, book.



DOSS Cloud Book Wireless Portable Bluetooth 4.0 & Wi-Fi Straming Music Speaker

A great idea if you know someone who loves to listen to audiobooks in the living room. You can listen up to 12 hours before recharging.

GIFT IDEA 6 Night Light


It says night light but it’s actually a really good reading lamp too. It has a touch-actived led lamp and offers 48 combinations of brighteness and colors. You can play audiobooks from a microSD card, AUXinput or flash drive. You can wirelessly connect your kindle or other device with audiobook app. It has a 4400m AH battery so it’ll last hours and hours.


Amazon UK: Word Puzzles for Mystery Lovers

Word Puzzles for Mystery Lovers

Each of the puzzles relates in some way to the wonderful world of MYSTERY NOVELS AND SHOWS.

The Double Jumbles are each based on a quote by a mystery novel writer or one of their characters. Solving these puzzles requires you to unscramble words to find the letters to complete the quote. Double Jumbles have been around for years in the comic ad puzzle section of newspapers. But these jumbles are ALL ABOUT THE MYSTERY / DETECTIVE NOVEL.

The next part offers entertaining word search puzzles, each with a mystery-based theme. To solve the puzzle, find the clues in the letter grid.

In the third section will have five crossword puzzles.

We’ve made our puzzles in large type to make them easier on the eyes. Even our solutions are in an easy-to-read format.

Oh and while you’re at it, why not add these Word Puzzles for Cat Lovers too?

Word Puzzles for Cat Lovers


MX Publishing: Dear Holmes

You can become a detective now with Victorian era-mysteries sent to you by mail, or gift a mystery package to someone of course. I love the sound of this (and yes they send international)!


Dear Holmes


Etsy: Coffee and Crime Vintage Mystery Box

One-off or subscription (1 month, 3 month, 6 month and 12 month packages)

Coffee and Crime

In each box you receive:
• A newsletter which highlights upcoming releases, personal favourite reads, puzzles and more!
• Two personally selected surprise vintage mystery novels (although vintage in origin, with some signs of previous use, they will all be in good condition ).
• A sachet of luxury coffee (Great for indulging in whilst reading your latest books). Hot chocolate and tea alternatives are possible too.
• Book/Mystery related goodies, such as notebooks, tote bags, coasters and more!


The Literary Tea Company: Agatha Christie Inspired Teas




The Booktaster: Christmas Inspired Taster Box

Christmas taster


A festive inspired handpicked by ‘The Book Taster’
Unique ‘Tasting Card’ – providing tasting notes about the book to wet the reader’s appetite.
A personalised book themed note-card to the recipient
A unique The Book Taster Bookshelf Bookmark
A delicious 100g bar of Christmas Creighton’s Chocolaterie (May contain traces of nuts.)
A selection of Joe’s Tea Company Matchbox Tea Bags
A gorgeous 50g Cinnamon & Orange Clovelly Bar Soap
A beautiful Cinnamon and Orange Votive Candle by The Clovelly Soap Company


Crimibox: Missing in Jericho 

Crimebox 2

A little heads up, I’ll probably post about the Crimibox at a later time again because I ordered a box from this site (for Dutch readers there are also 5 physical and 2 digital Crimiboxes available in Dutch and I ordered one of these and I’ll receive it in December). The Jericho case (for now the only one in English) is a digital case.



So, did you see anything you like? Let me know in the comments! Do check out my previous posts: 2018 gift ideas,  2017 gift ideas and 2016 gift ideas.


41 thoughts on “Bookish gift ideas 2019

  1. Those book clocks look brilliant and I’m also tempted by the bedside pocket.
    Also thank you for including my product in your post. I thought you might like to know that Coffee and Crime is having a sale at the moment and I have also launched a new product for November which is a vintage crime fiction advent calendar.

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    • You are very welcome, it just fits my interests and blog perfectly. That bookish advent calendar sounds so amazing as well! I’ll check it out 😊

      I wanted to make a book clock as a diy first but I still haven’t started that little project, so I searched for the end result and found some lovely looking clocks that don’t include the effort 😋 I so want that bedside pocket, it’s so handy! My phone, book, tablet and lamp are always on my bedside table at night and it’s pretty full. I’ll buy it for my next birthday (in September) probably.

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  2. Wow, thank you Inge for an amazing post and an amazing selection of great gift ideas. I’m sure to find something among this list to suit any and everyone’s taste. I love quite a few of these and just might treat myself to one or two, or more! Ha! Ha!

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  4. Love that lamp! Had a similar one – but that was only a lamp, so this one is certainly better 😀 On the brightest setting it was quite all right for reading cuz it was easy to put wherever i wanted.

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  6. I’m actually not against the book clock.. with a gorgeous cover this could be actually pretty amazing! (even if they need a real book for that, don’t they?) — I’ve also been looking for a cute touch lamp! You see, I get panic attacks and the dark increase them .. 🤦🏽‍♀️ so you see how this is a pain, ahaha but it’s hard trying to get something that light *enough* so it would significantly ease my panic, but *not enough* light that it wakes the whole house you know ? XD

    Ouuuh also that online investigation game is kinda neat. I love things like that!

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    • Ah I actually don’t know if these book clocks have the text in them or they are really just decorative… I didn’t think about it but good point. I understand your quest for the perfect lamp. I have a little fatboy lamp (cute check!) that you can touch and also has a few settings, one for a little moodlight and if you touch it again it’s much brighter. But this one’s got more functionalities so also pretty interesting. Thanks so much for your comments Kristina.

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