Home Decor Gifts For Book Lovers

Books, books, and more books. Who can get enough of them? From the musty old smell of an antique bookshop to the crisp, white pages of a newly-bought piece, the allure of reading is one savoured and cherished. How can you share such a solitary activity with others? These forty-six finds, acting as gifts or personal novelties, afford a way for readers to both maintain bookishness and flaunt their passion – simultaneously. Whether it’s accessories for books, a unique cushion, innovative chair, scented candle or world map of the classics you’re looking for, you’ll be sure to find it here. Take a turn of our digital pages below to find your perfect gift.

Buy It: $39  

Book-Shaped Light: Rifle through book pages beside the rifled pages of an open-book light.

Buy It: $100  

Book Rest Book Lamp: Tired of coffee stains marking pages? Rest your book’s laurels on this house light instead.

Buy It: $48  

Library Wall Decal: Want a top-to-toe library, but don’t have the books? Imagine them instead with this clever decal.

Buy It: From $40  

Bookshelf Door Decal: Pretend you have a secret passageway with this nifty door decal.

Buy It: $27  

Old Book Scented Candle: The antique bookshop has finally been encapsulated in this candle of dusted amber, lined suede and dried paper notes.

Buy It: $27  

New Book Scented Candle: Not a fan of the older book aroma? Get the smell of a new read, with a quote to boot.

Buy It: $16  

Book Lovers’ Tote Bags: Be loud and proud of your bookishness, with these canvas bags proclaiming the fact.

Buy It: $86  

Bookniture: This origami-inspired innovation can hold half a ton of weight, and fold away on the shelf – a perfect gift for the book lover in your life.

Buy It: $30  

Library Card Pillows: Dream of escaping book fines with these library card pillows under your neck. Pick from the colours of the rainbow for a fitting décor match.

Buy It: From $3  

Book Lover’s Throw Pillows: Read the classics on these made-for-gift pillows, available in a variety of quotes and bookish notes.

Buy It: $100  

Reading Girl Duvet Cover: Encourage your young lady’s passion for literature with this bookish bed set.

Buy It: $99  

Books Duvet Cover: Sleep underneath your favourite authors with this book-loving bedspread, a motley of authors such as Kerouac, McEwan and Harper Lee.

Buy It: $45 each  

Book Pillows: Fall asleep with a book under, not over, your head as you dream of your next reading session.

Buy It: $22  

Penguin Classics-Themed Matchboxes: Light up a candle or cigarette within a book, beside a book. These matchboxes mirroring Penguin classics take a humorous view of your favourite reads.

Buy It: $15  

Invisible Bookshelf: A clever trick for the eye, this playful bookshelf holds your favorite five or six reads – without a bookshelf structure to be seen.

Buy It: $35  

Superman Floating Book Shelf: Reading a book that requires superhuman effort? Show off your literature prowess as Superman supports your collection from beneath.

Buy It: $35  

Superwoman Floating Book Shelf: Find a gift for your fellow feminist, with this bookshelf for definitive texts. Superwoman holds up the sky, novels, and landmark publications.

Buy It: $230  

Agustav Hanging Bookshelf: A Scandinavian dream in oak wood, this bookshelf holds your books like a coat hanger. Pins hanging from the hangers mark your place for the next reading session.

Buy It: $200  

Knowledge Bookends By Karim Rashid: Make your mind golden like Rashid did, with this self-modelled representation of a knowledgeable mind. Made of rubber-coated stone resin, it’s also available in white and pink.

Buy It: $109  

Game Of Thrones Dragon Eggs Bookend: Collect all Daenerys’ wedding gift eggs with these bookends amongst your fantasy novels. Officially licensed by HBO, they can sit as a set of three or separate pieces.

Buy It: $60  

Lord of the Rings The Argonath Bookends: Use the power of the Argonath to sit your books together, in one unique bookend for the diehard fan.

Buy It: $30  

Owl Bookends: Ever the night owl, read into the night with this Indian rose wood owl home décor find.

Buy It: $25  

Book-Shaped Bookends: Allow nothing but books on your shelves with these book-look bookends, hand-shaped and of museum quality.

Buy It: $27  

Book-Shaped Bookends With Drawers: After a more structured feel? These darker reads feature four small hidden drawers within their jackets.

Buy It: $20  

Book-Shaped Pencil & Stationary Holder: Make your own pen a sword, with these books offering weaponry to hand. A drawer underneath holds staples and little necessities for the writing of that ‘big idea’.

Buy It: $20  

Book-Shaped Tissue Dispenser: Almost finished the final chapter? Wipe away the tears with this hidden tissue box, made of wood with gold-painted paper edges.

Buy It: $24  

Book Clock: Let time fly as these books cuddle in your bookshelf. A set of three books in different colours act as one piece, blending into your bookshelf at the same time.

Buy It: $77  

Macbook Book Case: Take your Macbook back in time with a secret book cover identity. Made of vintage leather, its inner edge features a mock book spine.

Buy It: $27  

Book-Shaped Secret Storage Box: Protect your valuables with a nifty disguise – a series of old book jackets. Clad in wood, their exterior is made to look like classic book jacket leather.

Buy It: $20  

Book-Shaped Jewellery Holder: Give more than a book with this unique jewellery holder. Its poly-leather interior reveals separate compartments for necklaces, rings, trinkets and earrings.

Buy It: $25  

Book-Shaped Metal Trinket Box: Design a book in metal with this patterned filigree trinket box, made of long-lasting zinc alloy.

Buy It: $16  

Book Succulent Planters: Let life grow out of fairytales, with this unique planter box on your office table. A row of cacti within its frame would offer an easy-to-care-for option.

Buy It: $35  

100 Essential Novels Scratch Off Chart: Aiming to read all the classics? This chart lists all the classics you need to read, letting you scratch off their exteriors as you complete each text. A simple coin scratch turns their un-read golden covers into a story specific cover detail.

Buy It: $25  

Periodic Table Of World Literature Poster: Combine science and literature in this chart of the elements. Writers are grouped by their technique and style – and orders are shipped within twenty-four hours.

Buy It: $12  

Lord Of The Rings Middle Earth Map: Search for the ring with this map of Middle Earth on your library wall. Its limited edition dark sepia hues could top your stocking list.

Buy It: $7  

Game Of Thrones Westeros Map: Explore Westeros outside the small screen, as this map hangs for fantastical pondering. A classic black frame turns it into a gift for a friend at Christmas.

Buy It: From $5  

Game Of Thrones Travel Posters: Celebrate the landscapes of your favourite show with these posters, a fitting find for the avid GoT decor fan.

Buy It: From $7  

Harry Potter Travel Posters: Celebrate Harry’s journey with these home décor destination posters. Sized at 13 x 19 inches, they show each stop between London to Scotland on the Hogwarts Express.

Buy It: $395  

Harry Potter Chess Set: Combine fiction and strategy in a stunning chess set for your living room table. Recreating characters from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, each piece of the 32-piece set is made to the exact details in the film.

Buy It: $25  

Harry Potter Themed Bookmark: Make your bookmark noteworthy as Harry’s boots hang upside down. These hand-crafted beauties from Ukraine come with a one year warranty.

Buy It: $25  

Wizard Of Oz Themed Bookmark: Squeeze Dorothy between your pages with this beautiful bookmark, made with the same hand-crafted care as Harry’s boots above.

Buy It: From $35  

Amazing Paper Sculptures: Not only the written word makes paper amazing. See its physical form in inspiring paper sculptures showcased inside or outside books, and made in Alicante, Spain.

Buy It: $17  

Literary Greats Shot Glasses: Drink with the world’s most celebrated drunks with this colourful six-piece shot set. Each glass features a coloured visage and drink-worthy quote.

Buy It: $27  

Game of Thrones House Sigil Shot Glass Set: Take a shot for the House of Sigil with this squared-off set of four. Made of glass, they’re the officially-licensed version from the HBO series.

Buy It: $34  

I Drink & I Know Things Shot Glass: Drinking brings bravado and knowledge, in this cheeky find for the reader that likes a tipple.

Buy It: $26  

The End Bookend: Finish the story with a bookend marker, a simple block piece in white sliding swiftly under the last book on the shelf.

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