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Kindle t-shirts and other apparel, ebook subscriptions, gift cards, or literary jewelry are among the gifts you can give someone who reads ebooks using a Kindle e-reader or app.
Are there Kindle lovers in your family? You can always gift them the newest Kindle. However, gifting a new Kindle every year proves you’ve run out of gift ideas. There are more ideas at hand than you think.
If you want to give a gift to your beloved one or a family member who already owns the Kindle e-reader, you actually have more options to explore than when thinking about bookish gifts in general.
An obvious online destination to browse for Kindle-related products is an Amazon online store. You may wonder what specific items to buy. Millions of products are offered here, and it’s easy to get lost, especially if you don’t know what you are looking for.
Two specific areas that relate specifically to Kindle owners are: special services that are connected with the Kindle ecosystem, and benefits specific to paper books that a Kindle user might miss.
Most importantly, in looking for Kindle related gifts, you don’t have to limit yourself to Amazon. Sure, you will have to register an account at another service, but sometimes it’s worth the effort. There are two online stores that are particularly interesting when it comes to gift giving:
Etsy – this is the biggest online store with handmade goods. The selection of bookish gifts is impressive, so Etsy is a must-see destination, especially if you want to gift something unique in style. As all items are made to order, there are several ways to add a personal message – also for the bookish items listed below.
Redbubble – a marketplace for custom designed items, including prints, stationery, cases & covers, t-shirts & other apparel, and – most importantly – home decor items. Over 750 thousand artists sell their artwork on Redbubble, and you will surely find here the topic and style you love the most. Opposite to other merch sites, such as CafePress, the designs are much better.
In the list below, you’ll find both the digital gifts, perfect for someone who consumes digital content, and real gifts that try to fill the gap between reading print and electronic books.
Gifts for Kindle users – highlights
In the following list, you will find ideas for:
- “I love my Kindle” t-shirt and other fashion items
- A personalized case or sleeve
- Book-themed home decor
- Kindle Unlimited subscription
- An Amazon gift card
- An all-in-one innovative bedside lamp
- A digital bundle of popular book series
- A screen protector
- A Bluetooth-enabled speaker or wearable
- An Audible gift membership
- Jewelry that looks like miniature books
- Apparel with book cover art
Best gifts for Kindle owners
1. “I love my Kindle” t-shirt
Print books or ebooks? You are not forced to choose. In fact, a majority of book lovers, who started reading on their Kindles and other devices, have found a perfect balance between the print and electronic format.
“I love my Kindle” statement doesn’t mean that you have stopped reading paper books. And it’s reflected in the artwork designed by our team member, Piotr Kowalczyk. This vintage-style design features the text:
I love my Kindle just as much as I love my print books.
Behind the typography, you will notice an engraved shape of an e-reader. Don’t worry, it doesn’t show a specific model, so it will be suitable for an owner of any Kindle.
“I love my Kindle” artwork is available on Redbubble in two colors (light and dark) on over 70 items, from t-shirts and apparel of all kinds (including caps and long sleeves), to mugs, throw pillows, bags, masks, and impressive wall art.
2. Personalized Kindle case or sleeve
Many people who decide to buy the Kindle, almost automatically add to the cart the original Kindle case from Amazon. It’s available in a few colors, so you have the feeling you have freedom of choice.
Case covers are the kind of the gift Kindle owners will be more than happy to receive. Covers usually get damaged faster than the Kindle they protect, so exchanging the cover for the same Kindle model is something more and more users do.
The only thing you should do is check out which cover the giftee currently owns – and try to buy a different one: by color, design, and functionality.
Let us give you advice: don’t buy the cover that first comes on a list of search results. Try to find something unique, something that would express the personality of a person you are going to give a gift.
You can also check out Caseable. The site offers hundreds of original designs for Kindle. Most importantly, you can personalize the artwork by adding text and changing colors – or design the cover from scratch by adding your photo.
Another option is to go for a handmade accessory, made to order. There are many gorgeous Kindle cases and sleeves available on Etsy. Many shop owners offer the option to add a text or adjust the design to specific needs of the person who orders it.
3. Book-shaped home decor
A modern book lover stores all ebooks on a single Kindle e-reader. On one side, it’s extremely convenient, but here is the question: how to express the love for books?
It’s good to have something at home that reminds of the evening one can spend with the book and a cup of delicious coffee or tea.
Sometimes, a little home decor that resembles a good old book will make the gift recipient happier than another Amazon gift card or a boring case cover.
And you will be surprised how many great-looking, creative products you can find. You’ll even want one for yourself!
4. Kindle Unlimited subscription
If someone is using the Kindle heavily, it means she or he is hungry for books. You can always buy them the new release from a favorite author, but here is a better idea: Kindle Unlimited.
Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription gives unlimited access not only to well over a million Kindle ebooks (it’s about one-fourth of the entire Kindle Store), but also thousands of audiobooks. Current issues of popular magazines are also included.
You have most probably heard or tried this digital subscription, and consider it not attractive anymore. However, you can check out how the service is evolving, and why it makes sense to reactivate Kindle Unlimited.
If you decide to gift Kindle Unlimited, you can select one of subscription plans: 6, 12, or 24 months.
It’s worth keeping in mind to know that from time to time you can grab the Kindle Unlimited subscription at a reduced price. Amazon usually offers the deals for Prime Day and Cyber Monday. You can expect the discount is between 20% (6-months plan) and 40% (24-months) for long-term plans, or get a short-term subscription for a symbolic price.
5. Bathtub table and reading stand
What do lovers of print and electronic books have in common? They most probably love to read in a bathtub.
This most relaxing time of the day can be even better if one takes to the bathroom some more things than just the latest waterproof Kindle.
Multifunctional bathtub tables are getting more and more popular. They can hold an e-reader or a print book, a cup of tea or a glass of wine, a snack, and a few tealight candles.
Most bathtub tables and tablet holders are expandable, so they will fit most tubs.
6. Kindle-branded Amazon gift card
Buying a gift card is the safest of all the gift ideas. On the other hand, it may suggest you haven’t spent enough time to buy the relevant gift, so you’ve chosen the most convenient way.
If you don’t know the giftee’s favorite authors, genres or book series, buying the newly released bestseller from the top author might not be a good idea. The only thing you know for sure is that the Kindle user will need money to buy ebooks.
Therefore, you can purchase the gift card, and let the giftee choose the titles.
Amazon gift cards are available in hundreds of designs for almost all occasions. Among them, you can find Kindle-branded artwork. Best of all, you can add your own photo to an e-gift card. Getting a cover of the gift recipient’s favorite novel is a great idea.
How big should be the value of the gift card? Kindle books cost between $0.99 and $12.99. If the giftee likes to read bestselling titles from big-name authors released by big publishers, the $25 gift card will be enough to buy two books.
7. Ebook bundle of a book series or author
What if you very well know the book preferences of the Kindle user you want to give a gift?
Probably, she or he was reading some book series in a print format. Why not making them happy again by giving a chance to re-read favorite books on their Kindle?
One of the greatest things about ebooks is that many well-known book series can be bought in bundles, as a single ebook file that includes all parts of the series. Therefore, you don’t need to buy particular volumes one by one.
What’s most important, the bundle is cheaper than buying all parts of the series separately.
To find an ebook bundle on Amazon, go to Kindle Store and in a search box type the title of the series, followed by either “collection” or “bundle.”
8. Innovative bedside lamp
Bedside lamps are no longer about giving you the light when you are reading a book before going to sleep. Especially that Kindle e-readers have a built-in front light.
Bedside lamps have evolved to become multipurpose appliances that meet different needs. They combine a lamp with an alarm clock, a charger, or a Bluetooth speaker.
Many modern-day bedside lamps offer adjustable brightness or an ability to control the warmth of the light. And some of them look like from the future.
The widest choice of innovative bedside lamps can be found on Amazon. For best results don’t explore only “Electronics” category, but make sure to browse “Home & Kitchen” and “Appliances” as well.
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9. Bluetooth speaker, headphones, or wearables
Now, when all Kindle models are capable of playing Audible audiobooks, it’s a great idea to gift headphones, earbuds, and portable speakers.
What you have to keep in mind is that Kindle e-readers don’t have a headphone jack. The only way to listen to Kindle audiobooks is via Bluetooth speakers and headphones.
The main advantage of Bluetooth headphones is that they are wireless. You are not limited by cables and irritated by cable mess. You can freely move around the room while the Kindle is lying on the table.
The main disadvantage of Bluetooth headphones is that you need to recharge them. Compared to the Kindle, which runs a few weeks on a single charge, you’ll need to find the power source every even day.
That’s why it’s good to buy a speaker or phones with the longest possible battery life.
10. Audible membership
Since Audible audiobooks can be seamlessly played on Kindle devices, it’s worth considering Audible as a gift. You can obviously buy a single audiobook, but here is a better idea: get Audible prepaid membership plan.
Audible gift membership can be purchased on Amazon. You can choose from four plans: 1, 3, 6, and 12-month. The 3-month plan is the most popular option. For $45 the member will get 3 full-length audiobooks and 6 Audible Originals.
You can customize the Audible gift before making it ready to give.
You can choose the delivery method (email or print), select the design from gorgeous ready-to-use layouts, and set the email delivery date.
If you choose to gift Audible membership by email, Amazon will send the gift together with easy to follow redemption instructions.
11. Miniature book jewelry
Book jewelry is a great gift for every woman who loves reading. For Kindle users who may sometimes miss the look of the print book, the jewelry that looks like miniature objects of desire is a clever idea.
The jewelry that includes miniature book charms is available on Etsy, the leading site with handcrafted and vintage goods made to order.
If you prefer shopping on Amazon, you can also find book-themed jewelry here. There is a new sub-store with handcrafted goods called Amazon Handmade.
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12. T-shirt with a book cover art
The biggest problem with the Kindle is that nobody knows what you are reading.
One way to express you love books is wearing book jewelry, the other one is getting relevant clothing.
What about gifting a t-shirt that features cover art of the giftee’s favorite book? Out of Print Clothing offers a range of t-shirts, both for women and men. Among the designs, you’ll find The Great Gatsby, The Little Prince, and Animal Farm.
You can buy Out of Print Clothing literary t-shirts directly on Amazon.
13. Travel electronic organizer
If the gift recipient already owns a Kindle e-reader, you can assume she or he has already bought a case cover.
With a growing number of electronic devices (and a growing need to keep all of them at all times), travel organizers become an important companion of every heavy tech user.
A travel organizer usually features two big compartments: one can fit a small laptop, and the other one can be devoted to store and protect a Kindle.
Plus, there are several smaller pockets for cables, headphones, chargers, adapters, and personal essentials – all cleverly organized in the smallest possible space.
14. Book-scented candle
Many people who start reading on the Kindle are astonished with tons of features that make digital reading not only convenient but also enjoyable.
The only thing that’s missing is the addictive scent of an old book.
Kindle users would be more than happy if they could keep the book scent while they read an ebook. Therefore, the gift that does that will be warmly welcomed.
There is a growing number of scented candles that recreate the scent of a book and library. The chemistry behind that? A combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla.
A growing number of book-scented candles can be found on Amazon Handmade.
15. Funny Kindle quote throw pillow
If you are still searching for a gift that specifically describes the giftee’s love for the Kindle, take a look at the cozy artwork that features a funny Kindle-related quote.
Crazy people love their Kindles.
The quote comes from a book by the Irish writer Dermot Davis, “Brain: The Man Who Wrote the Book That Changed the World.” And it’s a perfect description of people’s addiction to reading on the Kindle!
The design artwork is not available on Amazon. You can grab it on Redbubble, one of the most popular online platforms for print-on-demand products based on user artwork.
There are two colors and over 70 items to choose from: t-shirts, caps, mugs, throw pillows, bags, masks, and wall art, among others.
16. Accessory for hands-free reading
For avid book readers, any idea that would make the reading session more convenient is most welcome.
For electronic reading devices, be it e-readers or tablets, buying a case with a built-in stand seems like an obvious idea. However, even for the Kindle, you can hardly find a case that features a built-in vertical stand.
That’s why it makes sense to consider an idea of a stand or pillow that will let the giftee read on a Kindle hands-free.
What kind of hands-free reading accessory are you looking for? Everything depends on where you spend the most time reading. If you usually read in bed, you would need something cozy but stable, a pillow-like stand would be the best.
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