The ultimate Christmas 2019 gift guide for tech-savvy bibliophiles

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Is there a book lover in your life whom you would like to give an exceptional gift this Christmas? Explore these gift lists to find the most refreshing ideas.

Finding a relevant gift can be difficult, even frustrating. Especially that there are so many online destinations you can check out, and so many products you can consider.

In the following guide, you will discover gift ideas across several categories – the easy way. We’ve picked the best new products from different online stores, and across different categories.

Gift lists featured below include electronic devices and accessories, home decor items, and – finally – books in several formats (print, ebook, and audiobook editions). We focus on tech-savvy book lovers, especially the ones who read books on their Kindles or iPads.

The lists were created or updated during the year to come up with the newest, most interesting products that would make great gifts this Christmas.

This overview is extensive. Use the table of content to quickly jump to specific categories.

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Before the list, you will see a few shopping tips and directories that will help you quicker find the right gift at the right price.

If you are looking for a product that’s included in any of the following gift guides, don’t hesitate to ask us a question via the contact page or on social media.

Shopping facts and tips

Black Friday 2019 in online stores

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Amazon Black Friday 2019 Deals Store
eBay Holiday Season 2019 Deals in Tech
Best Buy Black Friday 2019 Homepage
Target Black Friday Deals 2019
Barnes & Noble Black Friday 2019 Welcome Page

Best stores with gifts for book lovers

Looking for a perfect gift for your mom, dad, or significant other? Make sure to explore our favorite online stores with the largest selection of products for people who love to read. Home decor, jewelry, posters, clothes, personal accessories, home appliances, and more!

Amazon Handmade – many users find on Amazon all the gifts they need. When you search the entire store, you may easily get disappointed with too many items that look cheap. However, in Amazon’s sub store called “Handmade,” you can find goods that are beautifully hand-crafted to order and can be personalized.

Not on the High Street – the site is a default online destination for gift-seeking users from the UK. If you want to find inspiration for homemade gift ideas for dad, this is the site you should check out.

Zazzle – it’s one of the largest online destinations for gifts and accessories of all kinds. You can pick up artwork and choose the item you want it on. If you prefer to use your own photo or design – you can do it! A gift that you could customize? Try Zazzle.

Literary Emporium – an online store dedicated to all kinds of literary gifts, one of the favorite destinations of book lovers in the UK. You can find clothing, jewelry, personal accessories, as well as stationary & prints.

Etsy – when you visit Etsy, you’ll immediately realize that it’s loaded with gorgeous gifts for absolutely everyone! As all items are made to order, there are several ways to add a personal message – also for the bookish items listed above.

Shopping events in 2019

  • Black Friday ⇢ November 29 – early deals appear at the beginning of November, second wave during the last weekend; main deals revealed on the preceding Thursday
  • Cyber Monday ⇢ December 2 – many Black Friday deals are still valid; new deals on digital content (ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies) and tech stuff
  • Amazon Digital Day ⇢ after Christmas – a shopping event devoted to digital content – everything you can download, stream, or play on your computer, tablet, or phone
  • End-of-year Deals ⇢ last days of 2019 – mainly deals on digital content; they are revealed during Christmas and are active through December 31

⇢ Current deals

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Holiday 2019 gift lists and roundups

Tech, digital, home decor, and more

Best tech and digital gifts

Best tech gifts of 2019

Here are tech and digital products a modern book lover would love to receive to bring reading pleasure to a whole new level.

We are sure you will find on the list the products you were never aware of or haven’t taken into consideration, yet. That’s fine – some of them were launched in recent months. Maybe you’ll also want to buy them for yourself. Which one is your favorite?

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⇢ Best tech gifts

Best gifts for audiobook lovers

Best gifts for audiobook lovers

Are you wondering what gift to give someone who loves audiobooks? In this overview, you’ll find a lot of inspiring ideas!

It’s time to refresh your attitude! As audiobooks are getting more popular than ever before, there are more and more products that are designed to meet the specific needs of audiophiles and audiobook addicts.

Number of items: 17
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Online stores:
Amazon, Etsy, Redbubble

⇢ Gifts for audiobook users

Best bookends

Best bookends from around the web

Sometimes, you don’t need an entire wall of books to express you love books or define who you are. Nowadays all you need is a dozen of your most precious books. The rest you can keep on your Kindle or tablet.

A little bookshelf, a pair of smart bookends, a candle that smells like an old book, and a minimalist literary poster are more than enough to create an ideal home library or a nook you can escape to every time you need to spend some time with your favorite book characters.

Number of items: 31
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Online stores:
Etsy, Amazon

⇢ Best bookends

Bookish home decor essentials

Best home decor for book lovers

What do a flower pot, desk clock, safe box, LED lamp, cutting board and tissue dispenser have in common? They all look like books!

Home decor accessories you’ll see below are brilliant ideas for the home where the love of books have helped raise kids, their parents, and grandparents.

These accessories and appliances combine the calming look of the classic book with their primary goal: storing valuables, displaying time, holding pens and pencils, or giving ambient light.

Number of items: 20
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Online stores:
Amazon, Etsy, Not on the High Street

⇢ Literary home decor

50 best literary gifts for modern-day book lovers

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This updated list of the best literary gifts for book lovers includes home decor, clothing, candles, accessories, jewelry, and e-reader case covers.

New devices to gift

Apple iPad mini 5

Apple iPad mini 5 (2019 release) - full tech specs, comparisons, pictures, and more

The world’s most loved compact tablet has been updated to work three times faster, support Apple Pencil, and offer bigger memory.

The newest iPad mini 5 looks exactly the same as the 4th-generation model, but thanks to A12 Bionic chip with M12 coprocessor it renders graphics nine times faster.

Most importantly, the new compact iPad comes with the Apple Pencil support.

⇢ iPad mini 5

Apple iPad Air 3

iPad Air 3 tech specs, 2019 model 10.5-inch

The new iPad Air borrows several features from the 10.5-inch iPad Pro released in 2017, but has a better processor and a 25% lower price.

iPad Air 2019 is basically the 10.5-inch iPad Pro model that was released in 2017 – but with a smaller RAM (3 instead of 4 GB) and a less impressive main camera. It has the same 2224 × 1668 px diagonal LED-backlit Retina display with 264 ppi pixel density.

⇢ iPad Air 3

Amazon Kindle 2019

Kindle 2019 - feature round-up, tech specs, pics, comparisons, and more

The biggest improvement in the newest entry-level Kindle model is a front-lighted display. Four LED lamps embedded around the screen spread an even light letting you read in the dark without the need to turn on an external light.

The new design makes the 2019 Kindle look modern and feminine. The shape has more curves and gives an impression the e-reader is lighter and smaller.

⇢ Kindle 2019

Amazon Kindle Oasis 3

Amazon Kindle Oasis 3 2019 - details and full tech specs

Besides adjustable warm light and free 6-month Kindle Unlimited subscription, the 2019 Kindle Oasis offers the same features as the previous-generation model.

Adjustable warm light lets you change the color temperature of the front light to be warmer. This feature is helpful if you are reading a lot in the evening, as blue light (which is natural for daytime) can cause sleep problems.

⇢ Kindle Oasis 3

Apple iPad 10.2

iPad 10.2 2019 release - full tech specs

The newest entry-level iPad features the bigger 10.2-inch Retina display and is compatible with both Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard.

For the first time, the basic iPad is compatible with the full-size Smart Keyboard. So, besides the 1st-generation Apple Pencil, you will be able to equip the iPad with everything you need to turn it into a fully-fledged laptop – and so much more!

⇢ iPad 10.2

Other devices to consider

Amazon Fire 7 (2019) all-in-one: specs, benefits, comparisons, more

Amazon Fire 7 (2019) all-in-one: specs, benefits, comparisons, more

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Is the new 7-inch $49.99 Fire tablet worth buying? Here is everything you need to know to make the right decision.
Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019 release) – full tech specs

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019 release) – full tech specs

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The refreshed entertainment tablet from Amazon comes with 512 microSD card support, USB-C port, 2 MP front camera, and picture-in-picture capability.

Cases and accessories

Best iPad mini 5 cases

The best case covers, sleeves and accessories for iPad mini 5 tablet

What kind of iPad mini 5 case are you looking for? We’ve selected the best in each class: Smart Cover alternatives, durable heavy-duty cases, fashionable sleeves, keyboard cases, and covers with Apple Pencil holder.

Number of items: 17
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Online stores:
Amazon, eBay, Etsy

⇢ iPad mini 5 cases

Best cases for Kindle 2019

Refreshingly different Kindle 2019 cases and sleeves

Sometimes it’s worth spending 30 more minutes on exploring other online destinations to pick up a Kindle case that would better meet your needs and reflect who you are.

Original covers offer highest possible quality and they are perfectly tailored for each Kindle. They are, however, expensive. You can get a third-party alternative for half the price.

Number of items: 14
Review excerpts: Yes
Ratings: Yes
Online stores: Amazon, Etsy

⇢ Kindle 2019 cases

iPad 10.2 covers and sleeves

Best iPad 10.2 covers and sleeves

The biggest problem with original iPad covers is not their high price. It’s their lack of creativity. The Smart Cover hasn’t changed since the 2nd-generation iPad. Its tri-fold design is perfect… and dull.

These third-party alternatives to original Apple Smart Cover will make you rethink what you expect from iPad cases and accessories.

Number of items: 14
Review excerpts: Yes
Ratings: Yes
Online stores: Amazon, eBay, Etsy

⇢ iPad 10.2 covers

Other case roundups

7 best iPad cases compatible with Smart Keyboard

7 best iPad cases compatible with Smart Keyboard

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Give your iPad with Smart Keyboard an extra layer of protection and new features by getting one of these case covers. Many…
15 insanely cute iPad cases and sleeves for girls of all ages

15 insanely cute iPad cases and sleeves for girls of all ages

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Dive into the cutest girly cases and sleeves that are available on the web for the current iPad models.
19 best Amazon Fire 7 (2019) cases and accessories to get right now

19 best Amazon Fire 7 (2019) cases and accessories to get right now

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Lots of dedicated case covers have been released by third-party producers. You can also use the case from the 2017 model, on the condition you don't need a built-in speaker.
10 most functional Amazon Fire keyboards and keyboard cases

10 most functional Amazon Fire keyboards and keyboard cases

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In the following round-up, you will find the best keyboards that are compatible with all currently available Amazon Fire tablets.
8 most reliable iPad Pro 2018 cases with wireless Apple Pencil charging support

8 most reliable iPad Pro 2018 cases with wireless Apple Pencil charging support

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We've found for you the best iPad Pro 2018 cases that enable you to wirelessly charge Apple Pencil 2. Smart Folio alternatives, tri-fold designs, heavy-duty cases, keyboard folio covers, and more.

Books, ebooks, and audiobooks

Best audiobooks

Best audiobooks of 2019 - gift guide

Audiobooks have one major advantage over physical books: they can be listened to anywhere, at any time: while doing the dishes, taking a shower, cleaning, cooking, and riding a bike. And they make these mundane activities so much more exciting.

So if you’re an audiobook lover looking forward to treating yourself, or you’re searching for a gift idea for a friend – we’ve got your back.

⇢ Best audiobooks

Best short stories

Best short stories 2019

Looking for a quick read? This handy list comprises 13 most interesting new short story and anthology releases based on customer and critics reviews, popularity, and our own taste.

⇢ Best short stories

Best selling Kindle books

Best Kindle books of 2019 - fiction and nonfiction

If you like to take into consideration what other Kindle users like – and how they vote with their wallets – you are probably tracking book bestseller lists quite often.

In this list, you will find Kindle books that enjoy the highest sales. The list includes also the titles read through popular Amazon subscriptions: Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading.

⇢ Best Kindle books

Best world literature books to read

Best translated books - 2019 list

Reading foreign language literature is an eye-opening experience. It takes you out of the comfort zone of a familiar canon and offers a fresh perspective on the world and its history. It lets you enter a mind with a viewpoint often thoroughly different from yours. But most importantly, it is insanely refreshing.

This list features some of our favorite picks from all around the world – Brazil, Japan, North Korea, Israel; there’s a brilliant fantasy series, a thought-provoking Man Booker finalist, an enchanting magical realist read, a gripping autobiography, and many more.

⇢ Best translated books

Best books to gift this year

Most interesting books to gift in 2019 - roundup

From biographies through Nobel Prize winners, to signed editions, to brilliant thrillers, you will find on this list the perfect gift for everyone.

Many brilliant books were published this year: well-written biographies of some of the most iconic performers of all time (one of them being a 19-pound visual one), there’s also a couple of thought-stimulating Man Book Prize winner books and a mouth-watering cookbook. Some of them even come with an autograph – a perfect gift for a fan.

⇢ Best books to gift

Gift ideas by device

Gift ideas for Kindle users

The best gift ideas for the Kindle user in your life

If you want to give a gift to your beloved one or a family member who already owns the Kindle e-reader, you can actually have more options to explore than when thinking about bookish gifts in general.

Book-scented candles, ebook subscriptions, gift cards, or literary jewelry are among the gifts you can give someone who owns the Kindle.

⇢ Gift ideas – Kindle

Gift ideas for iPad users

Best gifts for Apple iPad users

It’s not easy to buy a gift for the iPad owner and Apple fan. These guys have high expectations: sometimes too high, sometimes way too specific.

Instead of trying to meet the expectations, do something different: get the iPad user by surprise and offer something she or he hasn’t taken into consideration before.

⇢ Gift ideas – iPad

Gift ideas for Amazon Fire users

Gifts for Amazon Fire users - ideas and examples

When every member of the family has the Fire, the holiday gift list seems easy: a case cover, protection plan, stylus, or power bank.

Can you get more creative than that? Especially that now you can think about the entire family, and not just one person? Yes, you can! Here are our recommendations.

⇢ Gift ideas – Fire

Other gift lists

Bluetooth speakers and headphones for Kindle

Best Bluetooth headphones speakers Audible audiobooks Kindle

Now, when all Kindle models are capable of playing Audible audiobooks, it’s high time to look at the best available headphones, earbuds, and portable speakers.

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.

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Online stores: Amazon

⇢ Kindle audio

Amazon Fire keyboards

Amazon Fire tablets - top keyboard cases and keyboards

If you plan to type extensively on your new Fire – no matter whether its for work or study – you are probably thinking about getting a keyboard.

A good keyboard, the one that sports real laptop-style keys, can considerably increase typing speed, and make you more productive – you will be finally able to focus on the topic of your writing not the tool.

Number of items: 10
Review excerpts: Yes
Ratings: Yes
Online stores: Amazon

⇢ Amazon Fire keyboards

Best-rated iPad accessories

Best-rated iPad accessories on Amazon to get in 2019

Opposite to Apple, where you can find only a handful of accessories for your iPad model, there are thousands of them on Amazon. Sometimes, it’s even too many. Searching for “iPad stand” returns well over 20,000 results!

How to pick up the best possible accessory for your iPad? The number of reviews and average ratings become an essential factor in selecting the best options at hand.

Number of items: 10
Review excerpts: Yes
Ratings: Yes
Online stores: Amazon

⇢ iPad accessories

Best iPad stands and holders

Best Apple iPad stand - roundup

With the growing popularity of voice-activated personal assistants such as Apple’s Siri, more and more users decide to buy stands that would enable them to manage their iPads from a distance.

But tablet stands are so much more than just hands-free interaction. With the introduction of iPadOS, you will be able to use your iPad in a whole new way. A relevant stand can extend possibilities, overcome limitations, and ignite the imagination.

Number of items: 25
Review excerpts: Yes
Ratings: Yes
Online stores: Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Best Buy

⇢ iPad stands

The newest gifts for book readers

Newest gifts for book lovers - holiday 2019 gift list

The book lovers’ world doesn’t end on “Just one more chapter” t-shirt, “Go away, I’m reading” socks, or Kindle Unlimited gift membership.

We’ve spent over 50 hours to go through all book and library-themed products that appeared in recent months in major online store, with a focus on Amazon, Etsy, Redbubble, Uncommon Goods, and Not on the High Street.

As a result, you will see a roundup of the newest products that would make great gifts for Christmas 2019.

Number of items: 37
Review excerpts: Yes
Ratings: Yes
Online stores: Amazon, Etsy, Redbubble, Uncommon Goods, Not on the High Street

⇢ 2019 holiday gifts

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Best gifts to give book lovers in 2019

Based on ratings and reviews from top online stores.

Best gifts for book lovers in 2019 - Library Books pencil holder organizer

“Library Books” pencil holder organizer

A must-have office supply caddy for every home library. It’s shaped and painted to look like a set of ornate books. The bottom book is a pull-out drawer.

Average rating: 4.1/5

Amazon

Best gifts to give book lovers in 2019 - Trendy blue light blocking reading glasses

Fashionable blue light blocking glasses

Maintain healthy eyes by reducing exposure to high energy blue light emitted by tablet, smartphone, and computer screens. J+S Vision glasses are available in six styles and colors – a perfect gift for her and him.

Average rating: 4.4/5

Amazon

Best gifts of 2029 for a book lover in your life - Brightech innovative bedside reading light and USB charger

Innovative reading light & USB charger

This innovative bedroom nightstand light from Brightech has a unique shape that would fit modern, urban flats. It features a touch switch dimmer, and comes with a built-in USB charger.

Average rating: 4.4/5

Amazon

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