If there’s ever been a time where you have been looking around your home for your child, only to find them hidden away with a good book…you may have a bookworm kid!
I understand these children, they get me and my own passion for literature (and I also have a bookworm kid / baby myself. So, this year for Christmas and other gift-giving holidays I have decided we must cultivate this love of books and reading. Here are some of my best ideas, 12 perfectly bookish gift ideas for bookworm kids.
I will say, many of these also can totally apply to bookworms in general, but some of them are awfully kid-specific (and this, after all, a blog where I help you cultivate a love of reading in your child’s heart.
12 Perfectly Bookish Gift Ideas for Bookworm Kids
Our bookish favorite gifts for a bookworm kid. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase anything through my link I will receive a small commission, but at no extra cost to you.
1. Books (duh)
It’s not a surprise that your bookworm kid might want a book or two as a gift! As a bookworm myself, it always makes me giddy to receive a book as a gift because it show that the giver really thought about who I am and what I love – and the story they choose always speaks to their understanding of my interests. Try to find not just any book, but rather one that has to do with their most near and dear interests (or, if you have the funds, get them a complete collection of books – that’ll really be fun for them to work through!). Here are some of our absolutely favorite kid’s books right now:
Bookmarks make any reading experience a little more fun! There are so many different types out there, I want to break down some of the different ones I’ve seen and the value they bring as a gift for a bookworm.
Magnetic Clip Bookmarks
These bookmarks are really helpful for your older kids that are reading chapter books and don’t want to lose their page or their spot ON the page. The magnets open up and close around the page so you can clip them on the top or the side to remember what line you’re on. Here are some of our favorites:
Timing / Tracking Bookmarks
For a dedicated bookworm, there’s a certain level of pride that goes along with knowing how much you’ve read, or for how long. These bookmarks actually track that for you, so your bookworm kid can have the proof to show off!
These classics are like old faithful – they always get the job done, some with a little extra flair and some with simplicity. They’re simple to use, so they are great choices for both older and younger kids to get your little ones primed for using bookmarks in their future books! You can totally put them in a picture book which is helpful for the littler ones to track how far they are in their books.
3. A Free Membership to The Intentional Book Club
Now, I couldn’t possibly talk about awesome gift ideas for bookworm kids without mentioning the Intentional Book Club! This online space that I created with my own blood sweat and tears (okay, not so much the blood…) is a space for your whole family to enjoy reading together. In particular, for your little bookworms, it makes the perfect gift as we offer the ability to track your reading, explore focus themes together as a family and listen to read alouds by well-known children’s book authors, illustrators and publishers. This is really a gift for the whole family to enjoy! Start your free account here.
Bookends can help your little bookworm keep their books organized and looking stylish. Again, for a true bookworm kid there is something to be proud of in showing off your prized pieces of literature. We love these handmade bookends by My Treasured Treehouse (which, by the way, if your family is an intentional book club member, you get these beauties at an exclusive discount!)
5. Book light
Even though as parents we all totally want to enforce a bedtime…I have a feeling you wouldn’t mind if your child stayed up just a little later reading in their bed. A book light is a fun option that allows them to read without disturbing anyone else (if they share a room) and the low light helps their eyes get a little sleepier and sleepier until they’re ready to drift off. I use a reading light every night and I always fall asleep with ease! Here are some really sweet book lights I’ve scouted out:
6. Big squishy reading chair
The sixth gift idea for a bookworm kid is a chair specifically for reading! Who wants to read on the hard floor or a boring chair? Find a dedicated squishy reading chair for your bookworm kids and I’m sure they’d squeal with delight knowing they will now be reading in style, and comfort!
7. Reading tent
Similar to the chair, it’s so much more fun reading in a space that is dedicated to the purpose! These reading tents are super easy to set up, and they take your kids to another, more comfortable space to day dream in a book (they also complement some of these other ideas we’ve had for creating a magical reading nook for your kids).
8. Book character costume
Everything is better in costume – and a costume that is inspired by some of your children’s favorite books? Heck yes! Your bookworm kids will simply throw on this ensemble before settling in for a reading session and feel like they are truly in the story.
9. A Reading Journal
Just like the bookmarks help your bookworm kids track their progress and feel proud about what they’ve accomplished, a reading journal can help them log all of the books they’ve read and their thoughts about them. Now, bookworm kids don’t just want to read a book, they want to pull out all the best parts of it and write it down. This journal by Tracy of Lu and Bean Read is a great choice (we have one and love it). And by the way, intentional book club members again get a special, exclusive discount!
10. Book Themed Stickers and Toys
Pairing an activity with a book is fun from a parenting perspective, but also for your kids. Similar to dressing in a costume and reading, they get to feel like they are immersed in the story more than simply reading it. There are some great sticker and toy sets that either directly pair with a book’s characters or ones that can be adjusted to fit a story if it’s not an exact match. Some of our favorites:
11. A Subscription Book Box
This is truly the gift that keeps on giving! A subscription book box is one that send books every month or season. This means your bookworm kids always have something fun to look forward to coming in the mail. There are so many out there to choose from, but some of my favorites include:
- Kid Art Lit (i’ve actually written an entire blog post review on this one, check it out here)
- LillyPost – excellent for your under 6’s.
- OwlCrate Junior – an option for your older kids, this is a sub-brand of the main Owl Crate for adults.!
- The Story Box – simply, books with different purchase options.
12. Story Stackers, Story Board and Story Stones
Your bookworm kid will feel empowered and feel like they are enjoying a whole new story when they use any of these awesome extra tools for building and acting out the story. These little wooden story tellers are so fun and bring out a whole new level from the books.
Just Remember – whatever gift, or combination, you choose – the fact that you are recognizing your little bookworm’s passion is huge!
Which of these gift ideas for bookworm kids do you love the most? Are they any you want for yourself?!