17 Literary Stocking Stuffers For The Person Who Loves To Read More Than Anything

by Melissa Ragsdale

If you're sweating to find the perfect present for a book-lover, you've come to the right place. There are tons of great literary gifts out there that any reader will absolutely adore. So, let's talk one of my favorite parts of the holiday celebrations: stocking stuffers.

Sometimes it can be easy to forget about stockings and leave that piece of shopping to the last minute. But don't panic! With the items on this list, you'll have those stockings filled in no time — with plenty of great surprises for your entire list!

Of course, you don't have to have a stocking or even celebrate Christmas to appreciate a good stocking stuffer. These items all make great little gifts on their own for any of the various people in your life, from co-workers to teachers to friends. Each one of these is sure to brighten the day of whoever receives it.

Sometimes the best surprises come in small packages. On this list you'll find cute treasures that will bring a little joy into any book-lover's day-to-day. There are literary accessories that will make the perfect addition to any reader's wardrobe. You'll also find plenty of fun bookish toys and games that will be a hoot to play with. (Which can also double as a fun activity for after present-opening!) And of course, you'll also find some essential reader gear, including tiny notebooks and delightful bookmarks, that will fuel any bookworm's love for reading and writing. While there's a wide range of items, they're all sized perfectly to fit right into a Christmas stocking.

No matter how you're spreading the cheer this holiday season, don't miss these great literary stocking stuffers. These little gifts are sure to light a huge smile on any reader's face.

'642 Tiny Things to Write About'

642 Tiny Things to Write About, $10, Chronicle Books

This handy little book is especially perfect for any aspiring writers out there. Filled with fun writing prompts (and space to write about them), this is teeny enough to keep in your purse.

Shakespeare Poetry Magnets

Shakespeare Magnetic Poetry Kit, $12, Barnes & Noble

Channel your inner Bard with this magnetic poetry kit.

Well-Read Woman Socks

Sock- Well Read Woman, $10, Strand Bookstore

It's oddly appropriate to put socks in a stocking! These socks, which read "A well-read woman is a dangerous creature." are the perfect cozy addition to any reader's wardrobe.

Literary Aces Playing Cards

Literary Aces Playing Cards, $10, Electric Literature

Add a literary touch to your next poker game with this playing deck, which features illustrations of James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and more famous writers.

Papercuts Card Game

Papercuts, $25, Electric Literature

The folks at Electric Literature are the masterminds behind this hilarious card game, which happens to be perfectly sized for stockings. A bookish version of Cards Against Humanity, Papercuts is a gift everyone at the party can enjoy.

Banned Books Matchbox Set

Banned Books Matchbox Set, $8, Out of Print

How adorable are these tiny little match boxes? Each one is made to look like a classic banned book, including Slaughterhouse-Five, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Black Beauty, Song of Solomon, and Farenheit 451.

Adam J. Kurtz Mini Notebook Set

Mini Notebook Set, $10, Amazon

These little notebooks fit right in the palm of your hand... or in the opening of a stocking. Any aspiring writer or artist will especially love these!

Shakespeare Sticky Note Set

Much Ado About Nothings, $7, The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild

Infuse any book-lovers work with the bard, with these cute sticky notes. Including a variety of sizes and designs, this is the perfect present for the book nerd who likes to stay organized.

Arts & Baths Mini Soap Set

Arts and Baths Mini Soap Set in Literature, $12, Modcloth

These lovely little soaps will invoke the flavors of your favorite classics. Enjoy three clever scents: Shakespeare's Bard of Soap, Jane Austen's Suds and Sensibility, and Lady Macbeth's Guest Hand Soap.

Literary Paper Dolls

Literary Paper Dolls, $13, Chronicle Books

Edgar Allen Poe would probably be spooked by this miniature, perforated likeness. But I think they're the perfect stocking stuffer.

"Happy Ending" Enamel Pin

Happy Ending Enamel Pin, $10, Adam J. Kurtz

For people who prefer their reading with a heaping side of happily ever after.

Jane Austen Tea

Lizzie Bennet's Wit Tea, $17, Bingley's Teas

Books and tea are the perfect pair! Bingley's Teas, as the name indicates, contains a ton of products inspired by Jane Austen's novels. This one — an homage to Lizzie from Pride and Prejudice — is the shop's best-selling character tea.

Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans

Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, $2, Jelly Belly

Of course, no stocking is complete without a few sweets. Any Harry Potter fan will adore getting a package of these classic wizard candies, ranging in traditional flavors to the, er, less traditional. (Alas, earwax!)

A Book Of Literary Tattoos

There's No Place Like Home Literary Tattoos, $13, Chronicle Books

These literary tattoos are going to be a huge hit on Christmas day.

Puns Bookmark Set

Puns Bookmark Set, $5, Obvious State

Readers always need new bookmarks — especially ones with witty literary references.