Books can sometimes be hard to buy for others. I’ve certainly been gifted books that I already own; a testament to the giver for knowing me well! When it comes to gifts for book lovers however, there are plenty of options that go beyond books – especially if they also like to travel. I love trying to find thoughtful gifts that not only bring joy to the receiver, but also serve a practical purpose too! As a book and travel lover myself, there are plenty of amazing gifts I’d love to receive, and this little list of gifts for book lovers includes some of them.
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Gifts for Book Lovers
Kindle Paperwhite – I’ve gifted two Kindles so far, one to my Mom and one to myself! These are a pleasure to travel with, lightweight, easy on the eyes and can’t distract you with notifications like an iPhone can.
Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones – I’m a big fan of audiobooks, most especially when commuting or flying. Earphones can do the trick, but these headphones are beyond incredible. Trust me, I’ve tried a lot of them! The noise cancelling is so good it drowns out loud commuters like magic.
Bellroy All Conditions Essentials Pocket – I’m rather prone to losing things, so this wallet makes my passport harder to misplace. I consider my passport my most important possession; and this little guy keeps it well protected too. Bonus points for a brand hailing from Australia, my own backyard!
Digital Luggage Scale – I only recently got one of these and it’s honestly one of the handiest gizmos ever. It allows you to easily check the weight of your luggage, especially handy when flying fussy airlines and trying to smuggle heavy books inflight!
Monocle City Guides – Okay, I said no books, but these are more of a ‘guide’! These are different to your typical travel guide; full of luxury ideas to spoil yourself. They cover a wide range of cities, including many of the places I’ve been lucky to live; Melbourne, New York, Tokyo and Amsterdam.
Silk Sleeping Mask – You know what makes an Audiobook even better? A comfortable mask that blocks out any remaining distractions. A carry on essential for me, both for books and sleep.
Reusable Earplugs – These may not be the prettiest gift but they sure are handy. Ideal for a reader of books while traveling, block out distractions while in transit, or just a noisy hostel!
Herschel Little America Backpack – I adore this backpack. I’ve dragged it around the globe for years; taking it hiking, through cities, on trains, planes and everything else you can imagine. I’ve treated it terribly and it’s really stood the test of time. It’s perfect for a week long trip with minimal luggage, fitting all my camera gear and essentials.
Portable Battery Charger – For those who prefer to read on an iPhone or iPad, it doesn’t get much more practical than this. There’s nothing worse than losing juice half way through a flight. This ones still on my personal wishlist, for this exact reason.
Rifle Paper Co Notebooks – for travel and book journaling all in one. I personally love to write down notable quotes from the books I’m reading, so I can revisit their wisdom later!
AirBNB Gift Card – Gift cards can still feel personal when they are really considered. Ideal for any traveler, this can be used towards accommodation. I love contributing to someone’s travel experience.
Amazon Gift Card – And finally, my favorite. I’d be happy if these were all I ever received. This has got to be the most versatile gift ever. Readers can choose their next book, subscribe to Audible or buy any of the goodies listed above!
What are your essentials?
Any ideas for gifts for book lovers who like to travel? Any essentials you can’t read or travel without? Any gifts you’d love to receive? Please let me know about your gifts for book lovers in the comments below!
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