23 Gifts For YA Readers Who Aren't Afraid To Show Their Love of Young Adult Lit

We already know that adults reading young adult lit really isn't that big of a deal. So let your friends and family showcase their undying love of YA with all the vampires, dystopia, and love triangles that come with it with some seriously cool YA-themed holiday gifts. 

Does your sister still need tissues when anyone brings up The Fault in Our Stars? Or did your friend sign up for archery lessons immediately after reading The Hunger Games, or boxing lessons after Divergent? Maybe your cousin just wishes she could pal around with some fairy tale characters in our science fiction future. (And yes, we know that you want to be best pals with Hermoine from Harry Potter because so does everyone, ever.)

Because your YA-loving giftee probably already has every book on her list (what else is pre-ordering for but the next installment of your favorite series?), there are some incredible young adult lit-themed gifts that will help her promote her love subtly or scream it from the rooftops.

Treachery of Images T-Shirt

Ceci N'est Pas Une Pipe T Shirt, $30, Red Bubble

Because we all openly want to be as tough and awesome as Hazel Grace from The Fault in Our Stars, we can assume her humor and favorite surrealist t-shirt.

John Green Bookmarks

The Fault In Our Stars, Looking For Alaska, and Paper Towns Bookmarks, $11, Etsy

My personal favorite is the Looking for Alaska bookmark because we readers can’t have too many bookmarks and, hey, aren’t we all just looking for a great perhaps?

Alexander Wang's 'Divergent'-Inspired Collection for H&M

Alexander Wang x H&M Dress, $146, Bonanza

So, yeah, Alexander Wang’s dystopia-friendly collection may have sold out in a few hot minutes, but you could be the bestest gift giver ever and find pieces Tris would be proud of on eBay. Even if you’re being your own personal Santa.

Hermione Candle

Hermione Candle, $25, Fandle Monium

Because of all the characters in Harry Potter, we all know Hermione would smell the most badass.

I Read YA Magnets

I Read YA Ceramic tile 4-piece Refrigerator Magnets, $11, Etsy

Don’t let everyone drinking the hatorade get you down; say it loud and say it proud.

'The Fault in Our Stars' Ring

The Wicked Witch Bookmark

Wicked Witch Bookmark, $25, Etsy

The Wizard of Oz is coming back into our collective consciousness via Danielle Paige’s Dorothy Must Die series, and really there’s no more adorably wicked bookmark than this deadly one.

Katniss Inspired Cuff Earring

Quiver And Arrows Ear Cuff - Jewelry, $22, Etsy

This totally cool cuff earring shows your loyalty to your favorite bow-and-arrow wielding woman in a subtle way. (You can’t see me, but I’m holding up my three fingers.)


'The Giver' Inspired Nail Polish

China Glaze The Giver Collection, Price Varies, China Glaze

You probably knew The Hunger Games has its own line of (controversial) makeup, but dystopian nail polish really came to its peak with this collection of The Giver-inspired polish. I’ll take the sparkly one, please.


Baby-sitters Club T-Shirt

Claudia Kishi - Fashion Icon T-shirt, $24, Red Bubble

It’s awesome because it’s 100 percent true.

Espresso Patronum Harry Potter Mug

Harry Potter Coffee Mug, $13, Etsy

Because coffee is magical, too, duh.

Matching 'Pretty Little Liars' Bracelets

Pretty Little Liars Bracelet, $36, PLL Bracelets

You can custom make these Pretty Little Liars inspired bracelets for you and your best PLL-loving pals — but, ah, let’s just hope it works out better for you all than it did for them.


'Little Women' Book Purse

Earrings Inspired by 'The Mortal Instruments'

Strength Rune Inspired Earrings from The Mortal Instruments, $35, Etsy

These earrings of the strength rune from The Mortal Instruments are killer. And if you’d prefer, the artist also makes them in love, trust, angelic, and more.

Android Leggings

Vostok Leggings-Printed Armour and Metal Tights, $70, Etsy

Show some love to your favorite bad ass android mechanic, Cinder from the Lunar Chronicles, with these robot leggings that make you look like you could be her equally awesome sister.


Illustrated 'Coming of Age' Bookshelf Print

Ideal Bookshelf 651: Coming of Age, $34, Etsy

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Book Thief, Forever, The Catcher in the Rye — all your favorite coming of age stories are represented on this art print. And if you ask nicely, the artist can even customize an illustration for you.


Tris' Temporary Tattoo Set

NECA Divergent “Tris’s Tattoos” Temporary Tattoo Set, $9, Amazon

I’m sorry to socks, but these Divergent-inspired temporary tattoos are now the best stocking stuffer I have ever heard of.

'Eleanor & Park' Book Tote

Eleanor and Park - “Art” Quote Tote, $21, Red Bubble

Who better to be with us toting around all our books than Eleanor, who has some truths to drop about art?

'Pretty Little Liars' Phone Case

Pretty Little Liars Handmade Phone Case, $13, Etsy

Maybe having A’s sign-off on your phone will be a double jinx and you’ll never get scary threatening messages about your assumed-murdered best friend on that phone? Maybe? Kisses!

'My True Love Gave To Me'

My True Love Gave To Me Book, $19, Indie Bound

You know who wrote holiday stories for this collection? Rainbow Rowell. Stephanie Perkins. David Levithan. Gayle Forman. Holly Black. And there’s more. Ummm, yeahhhh.

'The Outsiders' Inspired Wire Rings

Stay Gold Adjustable Wire Script Set of Rings, $20, Etsy

Stay gold, Ponyboy. As a bonus, they kind of look like brass knuckles, which you might need in S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders universe.


'Matilda' by Roald Dahl Book Quote Print

Roald Dahl Matilda Quote 11 x 14 Inspiration Print, $22, Etsy

All I can say about this quote print from Matlida is PREACH. 

An Open Book Foundation & Lambda Literary Donations

The immensely successful (and immensely needed) We Need Diverse Books IndieGoGo campaign just ended this month, raising nearly $100,000 more than its projected goal. But that doesn’t mean the job is done. WNDB partnered with An Open Book Foundation, which connects low-income children with diverse authors in their classrooms. And to keep that diversity going, you can also donate to Lambda Literary, the leading national nonprofit dedicated to promoting LGBTQ voices in literature.

An Open Book Foundation; Lambda Literary