Looking for gifts for your young readers? You’ve come to the right place for bookish gifts for kids. We’ve got dozens of gift ideas for the bookworms in your life.
This gift guide is divided into 2 sections:
- Gifts for young readers (to nurture and enrich their reading life)
- Gift ideas for the read-aloud shelf (things for kids to do during read-alouds/audio books)
Looking for Christmas reading recommendations? Those are here:
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Gifts for Young Readers:
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Do I need to tell you that I have a pair of these socks for myself? You’ll find a whole store full of gear based on Eric Carle’s work right here.
Stocking stuffer alert! Once you and your kids start using these to mark your favorite passages in books, you’ll never go back. Reusable and absolutely one of my favorite things in the universe. Recommended for ages 8+.
I own an embarrassing number of these shirts. If you’ve ever seen in me in person, chances are good you’ve seen me sporting one! Find something for everyone in your family here.
A customized alternative to bookplates, these lovely stamps can feature anyone’s name.
If you have an aspiring author on your hands, these Story Cubes make for an excellent, creativity-boosting gift!
So many published authors have told me they love this game! Our family loves it too. A picture is worth a thousand words in this creative game.
Matching games are favorites for kids under 7. Here are a couple of literary versions for your own blossoming bookworms.
I absolutely love these gorgeous posters based on books. There are dozens and dozens to choose from in all different sizes. I’ve got the Corduroy one behind my desk at home. They’re elegant enough for the main part of your house, and perfect for your child’s bedroom or the schoolroom, as well. They also have shirts and other gifts.
Picture book Treasuries
Treasuries are an affordable way to introduce young readers to the best work of a wonderful author and/or illustrator. Some favorite picture book treasuries are listed here.
Ideas for the read-aloud shelf
Here’s a list of stocking stuffers and gift ideas that you can pull out when it’s read-aloud (or audio book) time, so that your kids will listen longer and better.
If you’re interested in finding out more about how many kids listen better when their hands are busy, listen to this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast.
Watercolor Paints & Jumbo Pictures
My kids love watercoloring on Melissa & Doug Jumbo Coloring Pads. Toss a set of watercolor paints into your child’s stocking, and add a jumbo coloring pad to keep them busy during your next read-aloud.
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