Etsy Gifts for Bookworms (and all under $20!)

I've already featured some gift recommendations for the bookworm on all your lists, but I can't resist a good stroll through Etsy for some adorably nerdy and bookish gifts this holiday season. After all, who doesn't love a gift that's both book-related and handmade (and affordable, at that)??

Metal bookmarks are thin enough to lay flat in a magazine or book but sturdy enough to stand the test of time. Get a set of six bookmarks impressed with cities of the world for just $15 from Sierra Metal Design, or go personalized with a monogrammed metal bookmark for around $20 from Pearlie Girl (available in silver or bronze). Metal too industrial for you? Try personalized leather bookmarks for $12.50 from Jeeta, available in a variety of colors with different patterned paper backs.

For wearable book art, consider book jewelry. Elloh offers an "i heart the library" pendant ($18), as well as a collection of wooden book charms for necklaces and the like - check out Gulliver's Travels (complete with library check-out card in the back) for only $17. Or go the dictionary route with a customized word pendant ($18) from Papers and Prose.

On the stationery side, try personalized Learned Crow book plates ($6.50 for 6) from Little Chickadee. Or go for personalized notecards with a book stamp ($18 for a set of 12) for all their note-writing needs from Naomi Lynn. (And you can write your own Christmas notes on Christmas library notecards ($5 for a set of 4) from City Light.)

And just for some laughs, check out these quirky gifts:

Literary Lites from Dippy Lulu ($6 for three boxes of matches) - in the style of a Penguin classic, these fun little matchboxes poke fun at the great literary classics of our time. Complete with summary on the back.

A book-themed business card holder ($18) from Anomaly Design lets you hand out your digits in true nerd style.

And frame all the books they already own with some Novel Bookends ($19.99) - pun intended - from Knob Creek Metal Arts.

Stay tuned for book gifts for the non-booklovers on your list.

Still don't have enough ideas? Check out Let the Holidays Begin!: Gift Ideas for Booklovers & Bookworms for more gift ideas this year.


  1. I want them all! I especially love those bookends.

  2. This is a great list - thanks! Wish I had checked it out before I mailed my Secret Santa Swap gifts!


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