Thoughtful Gifts for Readers and Book Worms

Updated by Lyndsay Cordell

Here at Cratejoy we love diving our nose into a book. Far off places, hidden worlds, love, anger, longing. Books have the ability to transport eager readers to new destinations with the flip of a page. There are so many different types of books and genres to choose from, making it a great gift to give to readers young or old. But that also comes with a caveat. There are so many different books that it can be overwhelming to pick out the perfect book for your child, friend, or family member. What if they’ve already read the book you’ve picked out or worse, don’t like it at all?

Instead, consider gifting your reader or bookworm a book subscription box. Cratejoy has hundreds of book subscription boxes and gift sets to choose from, each with their own style. From self-care essentials to mystery packages to be opened while reading, a book subscription box is the gift that keeps on giving throughout the entire year. Instead of trying to figure out the right book to give, let the experts help and provide best selling books in their favorite genre, cozy candles, tasty chocolate, and all the reading accessories you can think of.

Unique Gifts for Readers that Aren’t Just Novels

And let’s not forget book subscription boxes aren’t just for novel readers. The Read It and Eat Bookish Foodie Box is particularly made for foodie bibliophiles. Each quarter they’ll receive a gently used book, a delicious treat that supports a small business, and a $5 donation to fight hunger in partnership with a local non-profit. Most recently subscribers received Aaron Sanchez’s memoir alongside Mexican chocolate and Sobremesa mole and salsas.

From coloring books and romance novels to blind dates with literary letters and women’s literature focused sets, there is a gift for every reader on Cratejoy.

Authentic Books - The Full Experience

Authentic Books - The Full Experience

From $65.00 per box
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Shipping: Order cut off: 5th of each month Order ship out: Last week of each month

Blind Date with a Book

Blind Date with a Book

From $50.00 per box
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Shipping: After being shipped, box will arrive between 2-8 business days.

Bubbles & Books

Bubbles & Books

From $26.91 per box
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Romance readers, rejoice! Bubbles & Books sends a slew of romance novels to subscribers each month, with 1-2 paperbacks, 5+ bonus romance ebooks, and an assortment of premium bath and spa products for a truly relaxing evening. Each month is a welcome surprise, delivering luxe items such as sheet masks, bath salts and bombs, handmade and whipped soaps, candles, teas, and (of course) bubble bath.

Shipping: Boxes ship between the 18th and 21st of every month.

Customer Review

"Great subscription for reading and relaxing! Perfect for those who love to soak!" - Juliana J.

Peruse - Literary Fiction Club

Peruse - Literary Fiction Club

From $52.99 per box
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Shipping: Boxes ordered within the current month will be shipped via USPS the first week of the following month. Customers must cancel prior to the 15th of the month to stop future shipments. Orders placed after current boxes have sold out will be moved into the following month's shipment.

Queer Book Box

Queer Book Box

From $21.29 per box
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This monthly book box is filled with love, and that's what makes it stand out. Every box comes with two thoughtfully chosen books by the staff at the world's oldest LGBTQ+ bookstore, and offers a variety of new releases and classics that feature the rich diversity and stories within the LGBTQ+ community. Deluxe boxes add in quality products like t-shirts, encouraging cards, and self-care items from LGBTQ+ artists.

Shipping: Your box will ship by the 24th of every month. Please order by the 20th to get the current box. Use code "LOCALPICKUP" to save on shipping and pick up your box at Glad Day! Please enter Glad Day's address as your shipping location upon checkout if you want to pick it up in-store.

Customer Review

"A great mystery book box! I thoroughly enjoyed both of the books I received in the one box I got. There were also some other fun goodies in the box. If I am ever in Toronto I'd love to check out the bookstore in person." - Alyssa R.

Scribbler Box Subscription

Scribbler Box Subscription

From $29.99 per box
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Encourage the would-be writer in your family with Scribbler! This unique subscription box—founded and run by two best-selling novelists—includes not only an autographed book of the month, but an exclusive writer's guide on different elements of craft, tips from publishing pros, and special goodies for writers.

Shipping: Order today and your first box will ship immediately! Then, your next box will on the 21st. All boxes ship via USPS.

Customer Review

“Each monthly delivery of this box is like Christmas morning! There are so many goodies in each box - treats like coffee/tea/hot chocolate, snacks, a journal or notepad or book of writing prompts, pens and stickers and pins and writer’s favorite things. But most important is the monthly novel (with signed bookplate), an inside look at the Publishing Process and an Exclusive Writing Passport penned by each month’s author. Keep up the GREAT WORK LADIES!!!!!” – Courtney D.

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