12 Gifts for the Book Lover in Your Life
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12 Gifts for the Book Lover in Your Life

12 Gifts for the Book Lover in Your Life

Embark on an adventure into the realm of literary joy with our carefully selected gifts for book lovers. From serene reading nook essentials to thoughtful accessories, this collection is designed to bring a sense of cozy calm to any bibliophile’s heart. Join us in savoring the simple pleasures of reading with our 12 delightful gifts that celebrate the magic of books.


1. Bookstore-Scented Candle

There’s something special about walking into your favorite bookstore. With this candle burning in your living room, simply close your eyes and you’re practically there. View on Kinfolk of Mine


2. Bookplate Self-Inking Stamp

You let a friend borrow a book, and you never see it again. Maybe they simply forgot that it belongs to you? So before lending out another read, leave your mark on it with this stamp. View on Zazzle


3. Folding Book Lamp

Your favorite person can light up a room—but what about your favorite book? This one can. View on Amazon


4. Next Big Idea Club Membership

Obviously we’re a bit biased, but we think this would make a great gift for the reader or big idea lover in your life. And if you select a Hardcover membership, your lucky gift recipient will also receive a free copy of Hidden Potential by Adam Grant in our upcoming Season 22 book box. View Memberships


5. Literary Tea

If the person you’re shopping for loves books, tea, and a good pun, look no further—this is the gift for them. View on Uncommon Goods


6. “The Book Was Better” T-Shirt

The book was better than the movie. Which book, you ask? All of them. View on Amazon


7. Reading Journal

If you read a lot, some of the books you’ve completed start to blur together, or even fade from memory. So keep your mental library organized with this charming journal. View on Amazon


8. Goofy Socks

You’re curled up by the fire with your favorite read, but there’s a problem—your feet are cold. Keep them warm and bring a smile to your face with these fun socks for bibliophiles. View on Amazon


9. “Just One More Chapter” Throw Pillow Cover

We’ve all been there—you’re already up way past your bedtime, and you have work or school in the morning. But you can sneak in one more chapter before hitting the lights. We won’t tell. View on Amazon


10. Literary Insults Chart

At its best, crafting a clever insult is truly an art unto itself. Revisit some of literature’s best tongue-lashings with this cheeky chart. View on Uncommon Goods


11. LED Neck Reading Light

Maybe your partner is asleep, or maybe the light above your seat on the airplane isn’t working right. You can still read to your heart’s content with this convenient accessory. View on Amazon


12. “Fell Asleep Here” Magnetic Bookmark

When you find yourself sleepily reading the same paragraph over and over, it might be time for bed. But don’t worry, this bookmark will show you exactly where to begin again in the morning. View on Uncommon Goods


The Key Ideas in 15 Minutes

“If you are going to get anywhere in life, you have to read a lot of books,” Roald Dahl once famously said. The only trouble is, reading even one book from cover to cover takes hours—and you may not have many hours to spare.

But imagine for a moment: What if you could read a groundbreaking new book every day? Or even better, what if you could invite a world-renowned thinker into your earbuds, where they personally describe the 5 key takeaways from their work in just 15 minutes?

With the Next Big Idea App, we’ve turned this fantasy into a reality. We partnered with hundreds of acclaimed authors to create “Book Bites,” short audio summaries of the latest nonfiction that are prepared and read aloud by the authors themselves. Discover cutting-edge leadership skills, productivity hacks, the science of happiness and well-being, and much more—all in the time it takes to drive to work or walk the dog.

Next Big Idea App Book Bites

“I love this app! The Book Bites are brilliant, perfect to have in airports, waiting rooms, anywhere I need to not doomscroll… You guys are the best!” – Missy G.

Go Deeper with a Next Big Idea Club Membership

The Next Big Idea App is free for anyone to try—and if you love it, we invite you to become an official member of the Next Big Idea Club. Membership grants you unlimited access to Book Bites and unlocks early-release, ad-free episodes of our LinkedIn-partnered podcast. You also gain entry to our private online discussion group, where you can talk big ideas with fellow club members and join exclusive live Q&A sessions with featured authors.

Next Big Idea Club Hardcover or Ebook membership

For a more focused learning experience, we recommend a Hardcover or eBook Membership. Every few months, legendary authors and club curators Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink select two new nonfiction books as the must-reads of the season. We then send hardcover copies straight to your doorstep, or eBook versions to your favorite digital device. We also collaborate with the authors of selected books to produce original reading guides and premium video e-courses, 50-minute master classes that take you step by step through their most life-changing ideas. And yes, it’s all available through the Next Big Idea App.

Next Big Idea Podcast and Ecourses

“My biggest Thank You is for the quality of book selections so far. I look on my shelf and see these great titles, and I find myself taking down one or two each month to reread an underlined passage. Full marks to all involved!” – Tim K.

Learn Faster, from the World’s Leading Thinkers

Whether you prefer to read, listen, or watch, the Next Big Idea is here to help you work smarter and live better. Wake up with an always-fresh Idea of the Day, the perfect shot of inspiration to go with your morning coffee. Then dive into one of our Challenges, hand-picked collections of Book Bites that form crash courses in subjects like communication, motivation, and career acceleration. Later, watch the playback of an interview with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Stanford psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt, or philosopher John Kaag. And be sure to check the “Events” tab in the app, so that you can join an upcoming live Q&A and personally chat with the next featured thought leader.

If you’re hoping to grow as a person or as a professional, we hope you’ll join us and tens of thousands of others who enjoy the Next Big Idea. Get started by downloading the app today!

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