10 Gifts for a Reader Under $20


Shopping for yourself or a fellow reader? Look no further my list of gifts a reader will love! All links were picked out by yours truly. Order soon so your goodies get here in time for the holidays! Enjoy~

1. Khaled Hosseini’s Foundation

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I know what you are thinking, “Wow, a fancy bookmark.” You will find this neat bookmark is just one of the cool artisan things found in the foundation’s shop. All items in the shop are handmade by Afghan artisans and support refugees. My personal pick is one of the embroidered bookmarks. There are a few in the shop but there is always one style out of stock, so pick one quickly! I love the bookmark for a gift idea because it is unique and for a good cause.



2. 100 Books Scratch off Poster

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For $15 your reader gets to scratch off books from this reading list as they read them. This is a nice way to put your reading on display. Uncommongoods also has a scratch off poster for 100 children books as well. I have seen similar products that movie/music related. You can order the frame from Uncommongoods as well, click here.



3. John’s Crazy Socks

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Socks with a literary theme are fun! You can wear them around the house or out on the town. There is a special section called “book lover socks,” where you will find all their bookish socks.  I like shopping from John’s Crazy Socks because the online sock store was founded John, who has Down Syndrome, and his father. They work together to spread happiness, awareness, and show with help you can do anything. You can read more about their story here.




4. Book Lovers’ Soy Candles

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Frostbeard has three goals in mind when creating witty candles for all to enjoy: create awesome things that need to exist, encourage people to read, and promote education and literacy. Encouraging reading, education and literacy are causes I am passionate about, so I was thrilled to find these candles. The candles have names that pay homage to the novel/series that inspired them. They comes in a few sizes and wax melts as well.

Beyond candles, Frostbeard also has bookish merch.



5. A Personal Library Kit

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Knock Knock’s products do not disappoint! They have made the perfect gift for the friend who is always loaning out books! Give them the proper tools for their library. This is a cute gift that can easily be used as a station set.




6. USA Literary Map

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Another wall decoration, but stay with me here. It is 226 geographically connected authors. I spent far too much time trying to read all the names on my computer screen, defiantly would make for an interesting piece to hang on the wall of a bedroom, dorm room, classroom, anywhere! For $12.99 it is a steal~



7. Scribble-Out Poetry: Permanent-Marker Your Way to Poetic Genius

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If you are not familiar with Knock Knock, please take the time to scroll through their website. You can find most their products at Barnes and Noble, I mainly buy online from their website. Have a reader who likes poetry? This is the activity book for them or maybe you! Scribble your way to create blackout poetry gold.



8. Ideal Bookshelf Puzzle 1000 pieces

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I love doing puzzles so I had to find one to add to this list! For $16.99 you can gift this humorous puzzle any reader would chuckle at. I found this puzzle on amazon, but you might get lucky and find it in stores. I have seen 500-1000 piece Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and Disney puzzles at Barnes and Noble and found them on Amazon. If you are looking for a certain fandom puzzle.



9. The Book Was Better Enamel Pin 

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I looked through pages and pages of enamel pins on google and Etsy. I finally decided on this one from PunkyPin Etsy page. I have said “the book was better” countless times, I had to refrain myself from buying this pin for myself. There are SO MANY bookish and fandom pins to choose from. A reader will enjoy most if not all of the pins available online. All pins are around $10.




10. Snack Subscription Boxes

I know this one is a little strange BUT you can’t read without a little snacking. So sign your reader up for a snack box. I couldn’t pick just one so I found a list of 2018’s Best Snack Subscription boxes. You will find most of these boxes have a mini or small box ranging from $10-15, some of them are under $20, but most boxes are going to cost around $20-35.

You can also look into the various book boxes, I personally do not like any enough to recommend one.


Didn’t find anything you liked?

If you are still stuck after a quick look at my list, remember no one will ever be upset with a gift card~ You can gift your reader a few months or a month of Kindle Unlimited, give an Amazon gift card, or any gift card.

All pictures are from the online stores and the links are hyperlinked within the heading or distribution :). Happy shopping


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