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32 Mother's Day Gifts For Moms Who Love All Things Books

Whatever your budget, these bookish gifts make perfect presents for literary moms.

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Breastfeeding moms will love this bookish pin ($12).

This sloth keychain ($14) is perfect for the mom who loves lazing around as much as she loves reading.

Help mom make a fashion statement with a bookish tee listing all her favorite authors, like this one ($30) listing Black women sci-fi authors.

Young Black woman wears a black tee-shirt with large text reading "Octavia & Nnedi & Tomi & Nalo & NK", with her arm resting on a guitar.

Or this beautiful feminist tee ($27.99).

Give the mom in your life this tee ($10.99+) — and then some time to read.

Sesame Street mommy and me tees ($24.99; $20) would make an adorable gift for the duo who love to read together.

These literary headbands ($16) are lovely.

As is this stylish Frankenstein scarf ($39.50), especially for any goth-ish moms.

This Jane Austen leather purse ($118) is stunning if you can afford a more expensive gift.

A book necklace, like this one ($19.90), makes a sweet gift.

This Jane Austen tote ($32) is a practical and lovely gift (just don’t forget to fill it with books).

Grab a Book Banter bookmark ($5) to go with that book you're buying. (Bonus points if you read the book too and discuss it with her using the questions on the bookmark.)

This bookish stationery set ($10) comes with stickers, two bookmarks, and a hand-drawn postcard.

This sticker ($2.50+) is 100% true.

And these pink stickers ($3.15) are quite dreamy.

This is the perfect book pillow ($24.49) for mom’s cozy reading spot.

Add style to her reading nook with bookish art, like this lovely (and accurate) print ($14.70+).

Or choose one of Jane Mount’s many wonderful prints, like this feminist one ($34+).

Help mom relax with a candle that smells like a bookstore ($7).

Put her favorite flowers in this gorgeous book vase ($24.95).

If she prefers potted plants, check out this bookish planter ($24+).

Help mom keep her books spill-free with this lovely book sleeve ($12.50+).

I almost want to switch to a Samsung Galaxy just to get this Jane Eyre case ($21).

A great read, herbal tea, and this bookish mug ($11.19+) would make a great gift bundle.

For tea ideas, check out this set of author-themed teas ($15.96).

If mom’s a Leigh Bardugo fan, she’ll love this Six of Crows–inspired tea ($7.50).

Journaling or notebook–carrying moms will love this journal ($24.90).

For a reading journal, this one from Book Riot ($14.71) is a lot of fun.

This Moleskine reading journal ($27.55) is also a great choice.

Book subscription boxes make excellent mom gifts, like this Signed First Editions subscription ($100+) from Parnassus Books — complete with a card written by author and store owner Ann Patchett.

(Find more subscription boxes here.)

For a personalized book recommendation subscription, check out Book Riot’s TBR ($16+), which sends a list of recommended titles or, at a higher price, the recommended books themselves.

(Full disclosure, I am one of their bibliologists.)

If your mom prefers audiobooks, check out’s membership ($14.99 a month)

Margaret Kingsbury is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in BuzzFeed Books, Book Riot,, Parents, the Earth Island Institute, and more. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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