Out of gift ideas for the book lover in your life? Surprise them with any (or all) of these suggestions.

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As a fellow book lover, I love getting reading accessories as gifts. That being said, not every gift is useful. For as much as I adore fluffy “reading socks,” I still prefer something that will make my reading experience even better.

So, I’ve curated a list of my top 5 reading accessories. These items make brilliant gift ideas for the book lovers in your life.

The best part? I own and use these items regularly, and can offer you a personal review of their quality and usability.

Here are my top 5 gift ideas for book lovers:

1. Travel Book Rest

book-lover gift idea: a travel book rest
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I purchased this book rest in a local bookstore thinking it would be wonderful for road trips. And it was! However, it wasn’t until I took it with me on a flight that I saw just how outstanding and useful this travel book rest is.

This travel book rest folds flat and makes it easy to store, which allowed me to take more books with me on the plane. Its light and sleek design made it easy for me to prop my book up on the small tray table. This is definitely a top choice gift for book lovers.

2. Finger Point Bookmarks

book-lover gift idea: finger point bookmarks
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The simplicity of this bookmark always gets to me. How can something to simple be so useful? For starters, it does something that regular bookmarks don’t. It helps you remember the last page line you were on.

This is especially useful for those book lovers that read more than one book at a time. It’s also helpful when trying to remember key points within a book.

3. Pen Pouch

book-lover gift idea: pen pouch
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This is not the first pen pouch I’ve owned, but it is the best one I’ve owned. It makes a great gift idea, because the elastic is strong and the pen pouch doesn’t stretch out.

I also consider this book pouch a two-for-one book lover gift idea. The pouch includes a plastic tab with the image of a pen and a pencil. This tab serves as a cute bookmark that any book lover will love!

4. Rechargeable Book Light

book-lover gift idea: rechargeable book light
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All the book lights I’ve owned have been battery powered. This brought on a constant problem of the battery dying out on me mid-read. Until I purchased this book light.

This an excellent gift idea for book lovers, because the rechargeable battery replaces the need for constant battery replacements.

5. Dictionary Bookmark

book-lover gift idea: dictionary bookmark
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This is the holy grail of reading accessories. If there was ever a genius gift idea for book lovers, this is it.

What I enjoy about this item is how helpful it is at keeping me focused. I try not to get distracted by my phone while reading. This bookmark takes away the need to reach for my phone when I don’t know a word’s definition.

Are you a book lover? What reading supplies do you find most useful?