If there’s one thing we enjoy as much as immersing ourselves in a great book, it’s pairing just the right book with just the right reader. That makes holiday gifting a pretty big deal around here. We had a blast putting together our gift guide and selecting the very best books and goodies for the book lovers in your lives. In this guide, you’ll find books for every literary taste alongside bookish pairings that make for cute, thoughtful gift bundles. You can shop this post through our affiliate links by clicking the photos below. We hope this guide will help you find the perfect gifts for the readers in your life and maybe find some treats for your own wish list. Happy shopping and happy gifting, readers!
These gifts are perfect for the English major (or English major at heart), the reader who seems to have read everything, and the one who’s steadily making their way through those “best books of all time lists.”
General Crowd Pleasers
Some books just seem to work for every reader. With their engaging plots, relatable characters, and crisp writing, these books will please just about everyone on your list.
History buffs are the embodiment of the lifelong learner; no matter how many WWII or American history texts they devour, they always want more. These books range from the expansive to the hyper-specific to satisfy the any history lover on your list.
Everyone is going to need a little escape at the end of this rollercoaster of a year, and what better way to do that than through an epic fantasy. These books are perfect for the hardcore fantasy lover as well as readers who are just breaking into this genre.
Romance readers love their HEAs (Happily Ever Afters). Give the gift of pure joy with these rom-com recommendations and flirty bookish items.
True Crime Podcast Listeners
True crime devotees can seemingly never get enough of their favorite genre. These books and accessories will make sure even the most hardcore fan never runs out of murders, mysteries, and cold cases.
Shopping for people who are trying to consume less can be hard. These gifts will remind your environmentalist what they’re fighting for and why their commitment matters.
These gifts are for anyone whose copy of Pride and Prejudice is tattered and torn, who has a definitive ranking of Austen movie adaptations, and who wishes they could have attended the Netherfield ball. Austenites are our kindred spirits, and we know first hand that you can never have too much Jane in your life.
In giving an aspiring writer a beautiful notebook, the perfect pens, or a book about writing, you’re also giving them the gift of seeing them as a writer. These gifts will help inspire and encourage the writer in your life.
Bookish gifts are the best gifts, so we couldn’t help but add a few more fun treats for all the bibliophiles on your list. Many of these are currently on our own holiday wish lists!
3 thoughts on “35. A 2020 Gift Guide for every literary taste”
Loved this episode of the podcast!! So many great recommendations – thanks for helping me with my bookish shopping needs! :
We’re so glad you enjoyed it! -sara
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