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13 Gifts For Librarians [Under $30] That Are Perfect For Holiday Giving

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Have you got any librarians in your life?  Well just in case you do, here’s a super fun list of gifts for librarians (all under $30) that would make a perfect holiday gift.

Sure, there’s no question that a librarian probably loves to read, so giving books as gifts is pretty much a no brainer.

But how about something a little more fun, quirky and unique?

That’s where this list comes in handy.

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Fun Gifts For Librarians

  1.  Totally Booked – Stemless Wine Glass

This “Totally Booked” stemless wineglass will be a fun way for your favorite librarian to enjoy their wine or other beverage of their choice. This high-quality glass is a large 17 oz. size and has the design etched onto it, so it will never wear or wash off.

2. Custom Library Stamp

How fun is this? Having your own custom library stamp!

What librarian wouldn’t live this one? Which is why we’ve got this at the top of our list of gifts for librarians.

Comes in a choice of Black, Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Orange, Pink or Brown colors and will be customized with your recipients name.

3. Kate Spade Canvas Book Bag

This is a women’s tote bag measuring 14″ by 13.5″. Comes in a few different designs, but, hello……if this is for a librarian, they’ll want the cute book design, right?

This tote has straps that are long enough to wear comfortably on your shoulder, and it’s big enough to hold clothes for a weekend getaway. Or, use on a trip to the grocery store.

And it’s totally big enough to hold a stack of books!

4. Book Earrings

Once Upon A Time story book earrings make a fun gift to give and she’ll have so much fun wearing them!

5. Book Lover’s Journal Reading Organizer

The perfect way to track your reading. After all, even librarians probably want to keep track of their reading, right?

This one gets a high score on our list of Gifts For Librarians.

The book log pages enable you to write tile, author, pages, genre and your reading journey (start and finish date) for 100 books. Log books you’ve already read, books that you want to read, or books that people have recommended to you.

6. Vintage Style Bookmarks

Set of 30 bookmarks printed on sturdy white cardboard. These bookmarks have unique vintage design.

7. “Always Fully Booked” Tote Bag

Reusable canvas tote bag with “Always Fully Booked” design printed on it. Tote bag measures approximately 10″ x 8″.

8. Library Card Socks

These fun library card socks will be a conversation starter for sure! 100% polyester and machine washable, these socks make a fun nerdy gift for librarians or for anyone else who loves the library.

9. Mini Book Earrings

These adorable earrings are handmade genuine leather and paper books with 12 pages each. The books are 1″ high and 3/4″ wide. So fun!

10. Library Book Cart Coffee Mug

Coffee mug with library book cart and “This Is How I Roll” printed on it. Mug is white ceramic 11 ounce cup and is perfect for coffee or tea.

11. “Yes I Really Do Need All These Books” Mug

Another fun mug, this one with “Yes I really do need all these books” printed on it. Anyone who loves books understands that statement! This mug comes in 11 oz. or 15 oz. sizes.

12. Library Card Due Date Mug

And just one more fun mug to share with you today. This mug has a library due date card imprinted on it. How old-school is that? Super fun reminder of how libraries used to work before the digital age that most are in now. This is an 11 oz ceramic mug.

If nothing on this list of gifts for librarians seems right for the librarian in your life, consider making a donation in their name. Any librarian would most likely think of it as an awesome gift and a way to spread the joy of books to people everywhere. So #13 on this list is an idea for where you could make that donation.

#13 – Donate To Little Free Library

Did you know that the Little Free Library is a wonderful nonprofit organization with over 100,000 little libraries worldwide?

You may have seen some of the in your community. Or, perhaps you’ve made your own little free library.

The mission of Little Free Library is to Build Community, Inspire Readers, and Expand Book Access For All.

At we love Little Free Library and their mission. It’s one of our favorite book charities, and we hope you’ll consider supporting them.

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Last Updated on May 26, 2022 by Mary Elle

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