The holiday season doesn't have to cost a fortune. Some of the best gifts I've received were gifts that were handmade by friends and family with me in mind. There's something about knowing that someone took the effort to not only think of a gift for you, but also take time out of their busy holiday schedule to then create that gift for you. Plus, I'm not a very crafty person myself, so it's extra nice when someone with talent makes cute crafty things for me. So, if you're still struggling to decide what to get for the book lover in your life, then perhaps one of the cute and thoughtful gifts for book lovers below will inspire you.
1. Personalized Bookmarks
If the book lover in your life is anything like me, they probably have difficulty keeping track of their bookmarks and end up using a variety of “whatever is closest” items as bookmarks. Help alleviate this problem by creating a bundle of personalized bookmarks for them. These bookmarks can be created from simple card stock, and can contain things like quotes from their favorite books or cute bookish sayings, or they can even be created from the spines of old books for an even more elegant take.
2. Paper Flowers Made From Their Favorite Books
They’ll be able to display their favorite books in a unique and unusual way. Although I cannot in good conscience promote purchasing a new book for the purpose of turning it into crafts. Check out your local second-hand bookstores to see if you can find older copies to revive into crafts. There are a couple different styles of book flowers you can create; check them out below and click your favorite version to learn how to create them.
3. A Personalized Book That Tells Your Story
Make a cute personalized book that features a story about you and your book lover. It could be a story about how you met, how you fell in love, this past year of your life together, or an inside story that you can’t get enough of. There’s several different platforms out there that will help you create this book, and any book or non-book lover is sure to love this thoughtful gift.
4. DIY Snowflake Ornaments
These Holiday ornaments are sure to be as unique as your book lover. These ornaments can be made from the pages of your book lover's favorite books, Christmas stories, or any great second-hand book you’re able to find. Follow these instructions by Tifani Lyn to make some one-of-a-kind snowflake ornaments for your book lover.
5. DIY Honeycomb Ornaments
Another fun ornament variation for you to try so that your book lover's tree will look extra special. Get the instructions here.
6. Paperback Book Christmas Trees
This festive book decoration is a great gift for the holidays and would make a gorgeous display in any book lover’s home. Find the directions to make these fun Christmas trees by Kayla Aimee here.
7. Book Wreaths That Can be Enjoyed Year Round
These fun wreaths are the perfect decoration for any book lover’s home. With several different wreath designs on the internet that you can pick from, we’re sure you’ll be able to find one that fits your book lover's personality. Below are two of our favorite designs. Click the wreath images to go to the instructions for each.
8. Personalized Book Posters
This popular design uses book pages as a background, with an image overlaying it. You can have fun with this by using pages and quotes from favorite books or from favorite images. They’re so easy to make, you could even make more than one to display side-by-side. Find instructions here.
9. An Apple Made from a Book
This gift works especially well if your book lover also happens to double as a teacher, or as a gift for any of your children’s teachers. Find the instructions to make this cute book apple here.
10. Unique Decorative Letters Covered With Pages of Favorite Books
Decorative letters are a popular decorating item that you’ll find in many homes. However, these letters will mean so much more when they’re personalized with images and passages from your favorite books. Learn how to do this quick and easy project here.
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