It’s that time of year again when you might be searching for gift ideas for your kids. If your children are anything like mine, they like experiences more than anything else, but sometimes you want to give them one small thing that fits their personality.
In my home, that’s a lot of books and bookish merchandise! If you’re frantically searching for the perfect gift, then search no more. Check out these fantastic holiday book gifts for kids ideas!
Book Gifts for kids
Mark-My-Time Digital Bookmark and Reading Timer
Digital Bookmark | All four of my children own one of these digital bookmarks. They are super helpful for tracking reading time for homework. You have the option to set a countdown timer with an alarm that alerts readers when they have completed their required reading time. Or you can use the cumulative timer feature, which stores up to 100 hours of reading time over multiple sessions.
Fred SPROUT Little Green Bookmarks
Fred SPROUT Little Green Bookmarks | I’ve seen these all over social media this holiday season, and I’m in love! These are made from soft, flexible silicone and are shaped like sprouting seedlings. Each sprout not only marks your pages but is small enough to mark the last line read. These made the cutest little book gifts for kids!
Rechargeable LED Eye-Care Book Light for Reading in Bed
Rechargeable LED Eye-Care Book Light for Reading in Bed | We’ve owned tons of book lights. This one has been the best so far. It’s lightweight and portable. The LED bulbs are bright but dimmable. The wide lighting area covers two whole pages of an open book. The strong clip won’t slip. Best of the best!
For more reading light suggestions, see Kids Reading Lights: The Best of the Best.
100 Kids Book Bucket List Scratch Poster
100 Kids Book Bucket List Scratch Poster | This is super cool, friends! Scratch-off squares featuring must-read kid’s books? What kid wouldn’t love this? Kids enjoy making lists and crossing off the items on them. (Heck, adults enjoy making lists and crossing off items.) This poster will give them lots of book inspiration. These make the perfect book gifts for kids!
Amazon Fire Kids Edition
Amazon Fire Kids Edition | The Kids Edition tablet contains content specific to children. Limit screen time, set educational goals and curfews, and manage content for up to 4 child profiles with easy-to-use parental controls. We own several of these. Let me tell you: The cases on these things are indestructible! We connected our tablets with our local library and check out ebooks regularly. This enables your child to access additional reading material.
Reading Logs & Book Journals
Reading Log | This is a basic reading log, but it does the trick beautifully! It contains 100 spacious record pages.
As well as the main review space, there’s space to log:
- title, author, cover picture & page count,
- start & finish dates,
- book type & source,
- thoughts & inspirations in an Inspiration Tree,
- ratings on the story, characters, and ease of reading, as well as an overall smiley score, and
- lines they liked.
My Very Own Book Journal | This beautifully designed and illustrated journal has space for 50 reviews. The perfect book gifts for kids who read!
Each two-page review section has room to track:
- Book title
- Number of pages
- How this book made me feel
- New words I learned and their meaning
- Who would I recommend this book to
- Star rating
- ample space for writing or drawing your own review
Create Your Own 3 Bitty Books
Creativity for Kids Create Your Own 3 Bitty Books | I can’t tell you the number of these kits I’ve purchased over the years! Complete Book Kit includes 4 x 5-inch hardcover books with 12 blank sheets (24 pages), high-quality paper, 6 mini markers in a rainbow of colors, 3 Adhesive-backed bookplates for dating and signing each book, and 100+ Color-in Clip-Art stickers, in a variety of classic themes. Down the road, you’ll look at these little books fondly. I know I’ll never get rid of the ones my children wrote. These are the most creative book gifts for kids on our list!
Funko Pop! Harry Potter Set
Funko Pop! Harry Potter Set | The Harry Potter Bundle includes Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione. These make great gifts for your Potter-obsessed kids. My children collect these figures. Kids love to collect things! There are tons of Funko Pop figures to choose from tv, movies, books, and pop culture.
Personal Library Kit
Personal Library Kit | Revive old-fashioned library circulation techniques for fun! This kit comes with 20 self-adhesive pockets, checkout cards, a date stamp, an inkpad, and pencils. Your kids can use these to keep track of books they loan out to friends, or they can use them to “play library.” As an avid reader, I swoon every time I see this library kit. Hands down, these are the most adorable book gifts for kids!
Pillow Lap Stand
Flippy Soft Pillow Lap Stand | Rotate this stand for 3 distinct viewing angles for every reading position and change in lighting: your lap, sitting upright, or lying flat. This works for tablets or books. On the couch, in the kitchen with a cookbook, reading in bed, or doing homework in the car, this is terrific for readers of all ages. Hand down the best lap pillow ever!
Book Subscription Box for Kids
Literati Kids Bookclubs
Here’s how Literati works:
- The cost is $9.95 per month per shipment, plus the cost of any books you choose to keep.
- Each month, you’ll receive five kid’s books in a magical subscription package that’s personalized for your child.
- You have one week to explore the books. Choose your favorites and send back any returns for FREE.
Between the Bookends
What an adorable idea for girls ages 9-13! These boxes were designed to keep girls reading, and have fun while doing so. These are the book gifts for kids that keep on giving!
Between the Bookends offers different types of boxes for tweens:
- For $29.99 a month, the beTWEEN the Bookends Box includes at least two books, a bookmark, 6-8 lifestyle products, and some extra goodies.
- For 16.99 a month, the Mini-Box includes one book, 3-4 lifestyle products, and some extra goodies.
- For $12.99 a month, the Just Books Box contains 2-3 books and a bookmark.
For more book box options, see The Best Subscription Book Boxes for Kids.
Unicorn Tote Bag for Kids | These are made of 100% natural cotton with no chemical dyes used whatsoever. Reusable, high quality, and durable, so your kids can use it again and again. Unicorn tote bags are great for carrying books, laptops, tablets, toys, and water bottles. Besides, this bag is super cute!
Elephant and Piggie Tote Bag | 100% cotton, flat tote. These versatile bags are perfect for carrying around items while on the go. Use it for school, traveling, or daily use. Each bag also comes with an interior pocket to store loose items. Bonus: Each purchase helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need!
Magazine Subscription for Kids
OWL magazine | (Ages 9-13) OWL offers fascinating articles and amazing facts about science. You can find quizzes, contests, and topics in everyday life as well. With breaking news stories and mind-boggling puzzles, it’s thought-provoking and entertaining.
Cricket | (ages 9-14) Cricket features stories, poems, puzzles, recipes, and science and nature articles.
National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids | (ages 9-14) This magazine contains a superb blend of photos, fun facts, and articles presented in a cheery style, making it perfect for keeping kids’ attention.
I hope I’ve given you some useful gift ideas for your kids who love to read! Books always make great gifts, too! For some inspiration, see 20 New Middle Grade Fantasy Books or Dragon Books We Love or 20 Books Your Child Should Read After the Mysterious Benedict Society .
Support your young reader’s book habits. Personally, I think books are the best gift you can give someone. Hope you have a safe & happy holiday season this year!