10 Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Bookworm

This year has given many of us the opportunity to pause and take time to revisit the simple activities we enjoyed when we were younger. If you’re like us, one of those pastimes included settling in and getting lost in a good book.

If there’s someone in your life who enjoys reading or taking in as much information as the world has to offer, here are some gift ideas to consider.

Gift an eBook reader

Do you know someone who has an insatiable appetite for reading but has limited space in their home? A great gift could be an ebook reader so they can download unlimited books without worrying about cluttering their space.

Check out a list of eBook subscriptions here.

Try out an audiobook subscription

Perhaps the person you have in mind enjoys reading but might not be able to carve time out of their day to read a physical or digital book. Give the gift of an audiobook subscription like Libro.fm (they support local bookstores!) so they can enjoy their favorite reads while completing work or household tasks.

Keep it traditional with a good ol’ book

Some people enjoy collecting books and creating a library in their home. If you know someone in your life who is building their collection, consider buying a book through Bookshop, a certified B-Corp online bookstore whose mission is to support local, independent bookstores. And if one book isn’t enough, you can buy your loved ones a Book of the Month subscription!

We love using Goodreads to check out the latest favorite books by the community. Check out Commit to Green founder Shien-ru’s top five must-reads (we’ve shared Amazon links but encourage you to shop at your local bookstore or via Bookshop):

Give the gift of charitable giving

If you know someone who is passionate about giving back, consider making a donation (or volunteering when safe) to any of the following:

Additional gifts for book lovers (that aren’t books)

Does the bookworm in your life seem to have everything we’ve shared so far? Not to worry--we have a few more suggestions for the perfect gift:

For more gift ideas check out our previous blog posts:

  • 5 Tips for a More Sustainable Gift-Giving Season
  • Gift Ideas for the Green Thumb in Your Life
  • 20 Sustainable Gifts for Every Person in Your Life
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