Gift ideas for book lovers

Woman reading a book outside

For the fictional fan on their 500th novel or the tot who’s loving learning their A to Zs, there are so many gifts you can give the book lover in your life.

We’ve chosen some of our favorite gift cards to inspire you and make buying a gift for a reader so easy. Do they already have that book? What kind of reading hideaway hobbit hole are they imagining? Let them choose!

The social reader

Reading isn’t always a solitary hobby. If you’ve got a friend or family member who turns their love of books into a social event, a gift card from one of these could win their favor:

  • Audible – help them keep up with the latest bestsellers on-the-go, with a huge collection of audiobooks. There are also podcasts for the reader anxious to hear other people’s thoughts.
  • Office Max – from reading this week’s book club entry, to checking out a friend’s recommendation, the life of a social reader is a busy one. A journal or organizer from Office Max will help keep them on track.

The storybook narrator

Capture the magic of reading with a gift for budding book lovers. Make their bedtime story come to life with gift cards from:

  • Buy Buy Baby – it’s never too early to ignite their love of books. With a gift card from Buy Buy Baby, new parents can treat their bundle of joy to their very first story.
  • Bed Bath & Beyond – from adorable book racks to cozy teepees, parents can make the perfect reading nook.

The bookstore browser

Around a million books are published in the US every year. For the one who tries to read them all, but gets distracted by the gleam of the next bestseller, a gift card from one of these top brands is sure to do the trick:

  • Barnes & Noble – grant them the freedom to browse to their heart’s content with a gift card from America’s favorite bookstore.
  • Wayfair – swap their piles of unread books for their own home bookstore. They’ll find storage solutions such as bookcases, floating shelves and racks.

The hideaway bookworm

From a gritty thriller to a high-fantasy adventure, reading takes us to another world. Help the hideaway bookworm build their nest with a gift card for:

  • Google Play – let them download books straight to their phone or tablet, to always have their love of reading close by, even when they’re on the move.
  • Their favorite home store – help your hideaway bookworm build their haven with a gift card from a wide range of home retailers.

Find the perfect gift for every kind of book lover at Kroger. Browse over 200 gift cards from their favorite stores to discover gift ideas for every occasion.