Gift Ideas for Readers: Australian Guide

26th October 2023

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a booklover? We've put together a number of gift ideas for readers and bookworms that are available in Australia.

Gift Card For a Local Bookstore

A gift card to a local book store makes a great gift idea for readers

One of the best gifts for readers is simply a gift certificate to their local independent bookstore. Let's be honest, this is probably the gift any reader wants the most.

If the recipient reads on a Kindle, they will also appreciate an Amazon Gift Card which can be used to purchase kindle ebooks.

Reading Journal

Reading Journal from Moleskine

The Moleskine Reading Journal is specially designed for documenting all the books you read.

A great alternative to the Moleskine Journal is the Reading Journal from The Quirky Cup Collective. This reading journal has sections to write full reviews, quick reviews, TBR list and more. It's also bound in a beautifully designed hardcover with gold foil. This is a great self published gift idea.

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The Book Seat

The book seat is a stand for books

The Book Seat is a mini bean bag for holding books while you read. It's perfect for readers who enjoy reading while eating or for people with arthritis where holding a heavy book open can be hard. It also doubles as a Tablet stand.

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Ember Mug

The ember mug makes a good gift for readers who enjoy a cuppa

The Ember Mug is a rechargeable tea and coffee mug that can keep drinks hot for over 1 hour. With this mug, you're free to become engrossed in the story and your cuppa will stay nice and warm while you read.

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This Book Belongs To Stamp

A personalised stamp for readers

While I'm usually not a fan of personalised gifts, this is one gift idea that actually works. This personalised "This book belongs to" stamp can be used to stamp a collection of books.


The Amazon Kindle is a good gift for readers who travel

The Amazon Kindle is the best e-reader you can buy. It's lightweight, has an e-ink display which mimics paper and can store thousands of books. It makes a great gift idea for travellers too.

If they already own a kindle, they may appreciate a case or cover as a gift or even just an Amazon Gift Card to purchase new books.

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Bathtub Caddy Tray

The bath caddy is perfect for reading in the bath

If you know a booklover who enjoys reading in the bath, this Bath Caddy makes a perfect gift. It sits over the bath and holds a book, glass or mug and a phone.

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T2 x Penguin Books Gift Pack

T2 x Penguin Books Set

The T2 Penguin Books Gift Packs combine tea with a selection of Penguin Classic Books. The Gift Pack includes a fine bone china mug featuring a literary inspired design, 4 Penguin Books, a 30 selected tea bags from T2.

Book Light

The book light is a handy gift for readers

This Amber Reading Light blocks 99.94% of blue light to help you get better sleep when you choose to finally put the book down. It has 3 adjustable brightness modes and has a built in rechargeable battery.

Find out More Credits is an alternative to Audible is an app for listening to audiobooks. When you buy audiobooks through the app it helps support local bookstores in your area as they get a cut of the sale. This is a great gift idea for people who love reading via audiobooks. You can gift credits through the website and they work like a gift card. is a great alternative to Audible and is available in Australia.

Byredo Bibliothèque Candle

The Byredo Candle

The luxury Byredo Bibliothèque Candle as a rich, seductive aroma evocative of a wood-panelled library. A great gift idea for anyone who loves the smell of old books.