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Birthday Gift Ideas For Men Who Love To Read (That Aren’t Just Books)

Senior man reading book

If you know a man who just loves to read, you’ve come to the right place.

I grew up with a dad who would read literally every second of his free time (if you don’t count golfing). He’d get up in the morning, make himself a fresh cup of coffee, sit down in his big fluffy robe, and just read.

It was a peaceful tranquility for him. Transporting himself to whatever world he was currently in while cozying up in front of the fire on a snowy New Jersey weekend morning.

If you know a similar person, and you also happen to want to get them a birthday present, check out these 9 cool birthday gift ideas for men who love to read for some fantastic inspiration!

And no, I’m not gonna recommend just getting them a book. If you wanted to get something for a book-lover besides the obvious you probably wouldn’t be here, right?

Let’s get into it!

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Gift Him A Weighted Or Heated Blanket For Ultimate Reading Comfort

Especially if you live somewhere that comes with cold, dark winters -- like my state of Washington.

Nothing makes a long reading session better than a weighted blanket, like this one that I'm personally a big fan off.

Alternatively, you could get a heated one if you think that's more their style!


Take His Next Reading Sesh Outside With A Nice Reading Hammock

On the other end of the spectrum from cold, dark, and rainy Washington winters -- you could also get a sweet reading hammock for the warmer summer evenings!

love reading outside, and this one has yet to fail me!

a man reading in a hammock

Take his reading on the go with a Kindle E-reader

If they don't already have one, it might be because they're being stubborn.

I know I was.

But trust me, my life changed once I switched over to the Kindle Paperwhite.

For any book-lover, an e-reader is a must.

Ebook reader

Gift him this fantastic, personalized leather bookmark

Get them a quality, customized, and personalized leather bookmark from Leatherology!

It might seem like a simple gift at first, but with the quality and customization that this brings - the normal reading session all of a sudden feels a lot classier.

It's also a great present to combine with something else, like a bottle of wine, liquor, a book you found or a gift card.

If you have one personalized item, the rest of the gift automatically becomes more personalized even if it wouldn't be on its own!


Make sure he can read his book even when the eyes are busy with an Audible Subscription

I love reading, but I also love audibooks.

That way I can listen to my books while on my runs, while commuting, hiking or anything else that requires my eyes to be off a page.

An audible subscription is a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to keep reading, even when they can't do it.

And no: listening audiobooks is not cheating!

headphone and books on blue background. audio book

Get him new books, swagger and merch with a customized curated book box

Get him a curated book box that comes with tons of goodies every month! You can choose to get them 1, 3 or 6 months depending on how much you're willing to spend (I suggest getting at least the 3 month option).

The box comes with customized books and covers, both paperback and hardcover, as well as 3-8 pieces of merchandise depending on which option you go with (they vary from $20-50 a month).

Check out The Big Book Box right here!

I guarantee he'll love it. It's like a little Christmas morning every time the box arrives.


Up his collection by gifting him an autographed book from his favorite author

If you know he's got a favorite book, go over to Barnes & Noble online and check their signed section to see if they have a signed copy of that book!

It's a beautiful and rare treasure for a lot of readers to have.

Woman write on the book

Add To His Reading Beverage Kit With A Luxury Tea Or Coffee Set

Nothing goes better with a good cozy reading sesh than a good cup of coffee or tea.

Honor this wonderful hot-drink sipping reading tradition by getting them a luxury tea or coffee set!

If they're more into coffee, I recommend you go with this Luxury Turkish Espresso Set.

For tea-drinkers I'd go with this Japanese one.

Coffee and reading

Gift Him Peace and Quiet (or music) with a set of nice noice cancelling headphones

Sometimes you want to have that peaceful moment and just enjoy your book, but life throws a million distractions at you, even in your own house!

It could be kids running around, wife watching The Bachelor waaaaay to loudly on the TV, or construction on your street at that exact moment.

Or maybe, he just wants to read in peace on the bus during his morning commute.

Either way, help him block it all out with some high quality noise cancelling headphones!

If you want to get him the literal best on the market right now, we recommend you go with these Sony's.

Alternatively a much more affordable option are the Commalta's!

Audiobooks concept

And There You Have It! 9 Cool Birthday Gift Ideas For Men Who Love To Read

No matter what type of gift you decide to give for his upcoming birthday, the most important thing is that it comes from the heart.

Whether you pick one of our recommendations or come up with something entirely unique on your own, just try your best to show some interest in his hobbies and you'll already be doing great.

Need gift ideas for someone else? Check out our other gift-giving guides right here.

Good luck!

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