20 of the best stocking stuffers & small gifts for book lovers

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I’ve already shared the best books to give as gifts in 2022, but what about the best small gifts and stocking stuffers for book lovers this year?

Here are some of my favourite stocking stuffers and small books for 2022, including some that I’ve received as gifts before, or will be sharing with loved ones this Christmas.

These include beautiful small hardcovers, reading journals, bookmarks, bookish accessories, and perfect companions to reading (hello, tea).

Many of these bookish gifts are from Etsy to support small businesses. And as a fairly minimalist and planet-conscious person, I’ve also chosen gifts that the readers in your life will actually use and appreciate, rather than just causing clutter. Enjoy!

The best stocking stuffers for book lovers in 2022

1. Reading Journal: For the Love of Books by Paper Peony Press

I love this hardcover book journal and planner for book lovers to track, log and review what they’re reading from Paper Peony Press.

2. Galatea by Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller’s two novels, Circe and The Song of Achilles, have been some of the most popular books of the last decade. This short story, Galatea, is a wonderfully elegant and concise story you can read in less than an hour, but it still feels fully formed.

Galatea is now available as a beautiful little hardcover that makes for a perfect stocking stuffer for bookworms.

3. Book quote pencils by mapleandgrace

How about these book quote pencils from Etsy store mapleandgrace to make notes in books or a reading journal? For more like this, I’ve shared more of the best gifts for book lovers from Etsy.

4. Bookish stickers by StickySociety

Know someone who loves adding stickers to their laptop, reading journal, or notebooks? These bookish stickers on Etsy are a cute small gift for the book lovers in your life.

5. Kate Spade book canvas tote bag

This lovely Kate Spade canvas tote bag with a book stack print is a perfect stocking stuffer for book lovers to use when heading to the library or bookshop (or just everyday life).

6. Pukka relaxing tea selection box

A good book and a cup of tea are the perfect companions for some time for self-care. Give the readers in your life a little bit of luxury with this delicious selection box from Pukka, one of my go-to tea brands.

7. Book-shaped natural soy candle by TDVCandleStudio

How lovely is this book-shaped soy candle from Etsy? It’s a quirky and unique gift for the book lovers in your life, or teachers too.

8. Literary postcards for bibliophiles

I love sharing literary postcards with other bookworms. This set of 50 postcards features gorgeous illustrations by Jane Mount of a variety of book stacks, evoking memories of classic novels and modern favourites.

This makes for a wonderful gift for voracious readers, book lovers, aspiring writers, librarians and book club members.

9. The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Remember Happy Moments by Meik Wiking

Meik Wiking has written some of the most popular books for gifts from the last few years, including The Little Book of Hygge. This follow-up book, The Art of Making Memories, is another heartwarming small hardcover that is a perfect stocking stuffer for 2022.

10. Literary Emporium Bookish Mug and Tea Set

How about combining a beautiful book, a box of relaxing tea, and a cute book-themed mug as a thoughtful gift for your favourite book lover? This wonderfully bookish mug and tea set from Literary Emporium on Etsy is sure to be a hit with bookworms.

11. Aesthetic book posters by MoonArtStudiosCo

How about a poster of your loved one’s favourite book as a personalized gift? These posters by MoonArtStudiosCo feature some of the most popular books from the last few years.

12. Cute magnetic bookmarks by StickySociety

Quirky magnetic bookmarks can be a unique gift for book lovers to enjoy using in their daily reading time. I love these from StickySociety on Etsy.

13. Handmade pressed flower and glitter bookmarks by FloralResinTreasures

For something even more unique, what about these beautiful handmade bookmarks with pressed flowers and glitter from FloralResinTreasures?

14. Book Club: A Journal by Read It Forward

Do you know a bookworm who’s a member of a book club, or wants to join one? With this book club journal, readers can prepare for, keep track of, and remember their reading discussions. It also contains 200 book recommendations and meeting activities to inspire any book club.

15. Embroidered Guest Book by Rifle Paper Co

With this beautifully embroidered and unique guestbook from Rifle Paper Co, you can give the book lover in your life the chance to create their own book and compile memories and anecdotes from friends and visitors.

16. The Puffin In Bloom gift set

It’s no secret that I love the Puffin In Bloom book series. These gorgeous books include some of the most beloved classics – including Heidi and Anne of Green Gables – with covers illustrated by the co-founder of Rifle Paper Co, Anna Bond. They’re also available as a beautiful gift set.

17. Book Darts: Thin Stainless Steel Mini Bookmarks

Looking for stocking stuffers that book lovers will actually use and appreciate? These book darts from Stellar Factory are fantastic. Use them to mark your place in books that you need to refer back to and never worry about running out of Post-its.

18. Five-Year Journal Keepsake Set by Rifle Paper Co

Book lovers often love journal writing too. For a unique gift, this five-year journal keepsake set from Rifle Paper Co is gorgeous. I think it’d be an especially memorable and personal gift for someone who has just started a new chapter in life, such as a degree, job, or moving abroad.

19. Old books candle

Just one more bookish candle. I received this gorgeous soy candle from Frostbeard Studio a few years ago and loved it. The smell of aged paper and dusty shelves? Yes please.

20. Bookish wrapping paper

To wrap up your gifts for bookworms, why not continue the theme with a bookish wrapping paper? Etsy shop janemount has some gorgeous choices.

I also love this gorgeous book-themed washi tape from Literary Emporium…

After thinking about gifts for others, why not enjoy curling up with one of the coziest books for winter reading, or one of the most heartwarming Christmas books?


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