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10+ Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

More than ten cool and fun book gifts for teen readers that are perfect for feeding your young bookworms this holiday season

You’ve worked their whole lives to make readers of them, and it has paid off.  Your teens are heavy into Story.  You rock.

But the holidays are coming and maybe you’re fretting over what to get your kids that will continue to encourage reading and still be cool.

Because teenagers. have to be. cool.

Don’t worry, Mama.  I’ve got you.  I even ran these gift ideas past my own teenagers, so I know they’re teen-approved.

So many cool gift ideas to make your teen readers happy. Help them get comfy and cool this holiday season with everything from textiles to technology.

Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Books written by other teens

You knew I couldn’t at least recommend Some books for this list.  And I remember how absolutely cool I thought it was when I was a teen and learned S.E. Hinton was only 16 when she wrote The Outsiders.  I imagine that’s still cool to think about today.  All of these (excellent) books were written by authors between the ages of  15 and 19.

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers The Duff by Kody Keplinger made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen ReadersThe Peculiar by Stefan Bachman made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers Break by Hanna Moskowitz made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen ReadersFall to Pieces by Vahini Naidoo made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen ReadersEragon by Christopher Paolini made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

 

Light it up

If your teens are like mine, bedtime is one of their favorite times to read.  What to do after lights out?  Grab one of these amazeballs book lights.

The CeSunlight Rechargeable LED Hands-Free Book Light made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

CeSunlight Rechargeable LED Hands-Free Book Light $12.99

This light is so. freaking. cool.  It’s bendy, so you can use it in many ways, but your teen will love that it can hang around his neck so he doesn’t have to fight with it to be able to read.  Plus, it’s rechargeable.  Which means he’ll never have buy batteries.  Yeah yeah.

LuminoLite Rechargeable 12 LED Eye-Care Warm Clip-On Book Light made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

LuminoLite Rechargeable 12 LED Eye-Care Warm Book Light      $13.99

You’ll love this one, Mama, because the diffused light helps reduce eye strain.  Your teen will love it because the 2 gooseneck lamps will allow her to light the entire book at once, rather than one page at a time.  Also rechargeable.

5W USB Plug Eye-care LED Clamp Desk Lamp made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

5W USB Plug Eye-care LED Clamp Desk Lamp  $16.99

This cool lamp will clip onto your teen’s headboard or any where else he needs light to read.  With a flexible neck and 3 lighting options, this one will please everybody. It also includes an AC adapter and a USB cable.  Because it powers either way. How cool is that?!

 

Techno-gifts

The Kindle Fire HD 8 made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Kindle Fire HD 8   $79.99

Ever heard the story of how I had to be convinced to get a Kindle?  What clinched it for me was the free books.  And at the time I only knew I could get classics for free on it.  My mind was blown when I discovered the reality.  I’ve since graduated to a Kindle Fire HD 8, and while I still use it mostly for reading, it does all the things.  The coolest part is the hand-dandy text-to-speech feature.  If your teen can get past the mildly robotic voice, it’s awesome for listening to books. And 16 gigs of storage holds A Lot of free books.  Plus, once he has a Kindle account, he can download the app on his phone and read in all the places.

Plus, free books.  Free.

More than ten cool and fun book gifts for teen readers that are perfect for feeding your young bookworms this holiday season You've worked their whole lives to make readers of them, and it has paid off. Your teens are heavy into Story. You rock. But the holidays are coming and maybe you're fretting over what to get your kids that will continue to encourage reading and still be cool. Because teenagers. have to be. cool. Don't worry, Mama. I've got you. I even ran these gift ideas past my own teenagers, so I know they're teen-approved. Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers Books written by other teens You knew I couldn't at least recommend Some books for this list. And I remember how absolutely cool I thought it was when I was a teen and learned S.E. Hinton was only 16 when she wrote The Outsiders. I imagine that's still cool to think about today. All of these (excellent) books were written by authors between the ages of 15 and 19. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers The Duff by Kody Keplinger made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen ReadersThe Peculiar by Stefan Bachman made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers Break by Hanna Moskowitz made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers Frankenstein by Mary Shelley made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen ReadersFall to Pieces by Vahini Naidoo made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen ReadersEragon by Christopher Paolini made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers Light it up If your teens are like mine, bedtime is one of their favorite times to read. What to do after lights out? Grab one of these amazeballs book lights. The CeSunlight Rechargeable LED Hands-Free Book Light made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers CeSunlight Rechargeable LED Hands-Free Book Light $12.99 This light is so. freaking. cool. It's bendy, so you can use it in many ways, but your teen will love that it can hang around his neck so he doesn't have to fight with it to be able to read. Plus, it's rechargeable. Which means he'll never have buy batteries. Yeah yeah. LuminoLite Rechargeable 12 LED Eye-Care Warm Clip-On Book Light made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers LuminoLite Rechargeable 12 LED Eye-Care Warm Book Light $13.99 You'll love this one, Mama, because the diffused light helps reduce eye strain. Your teen will love it because the 2 gooseneck lamps will allow her to light the entire book at once, rather than one page at a time. Also rechargeable. 5W USB Plug Eye-care LED Clamp Desk Lamp made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers 5W USB Plug Eye-care LED Clamp Desk Lamp This cool lamp will clip onto your teen's headboard or any where else he needs light to read. With a flexible neck and 3 lighting options, this one will please everybody. It also includes an AC adapter and a USB cable. Because it powers either way. How cool is that?! Techno-gifts The Kindle Fire HD 8 made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers Kindle Fire HD 8 $79.99 Ever heard the story of how I had to be convinced to get a Kindle? What clinched it for me was the free books. And at the time I only knew I could get classics for free on it. My mind was blown when I discovered the reality. I've since graduated to a Kindle Fire HD 8, and while I still use it mostly for reading, it does all the things. The coolest part is the hand-dandy text-to-speech feature. If your teen can get past the mildly robotic voice, it's awesome for listening to books. And 16 gigs of storage holds A Lot of free books. Plus, once he has a Kindle account, he can download the app on his phone and read in all the places. Plus, free books. Free. Fetta 4 in 1 Foldable Bluetooth Wireless Over-ear Stereo Headphones Subscriptions A subscription to Audible made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers Audible $14.95 a month If your teen prefers to hear real people reading her books, an audible subscription will get her one free book a month of her choice plus 30% off if she wants more than one audiobook in a month. Plus, if she doesn't like the book, she can swap it for free. For Free, people. And any audiobook she buys is her forever and ever amen. And, like the Kindle, there's an app to make your audio more portable. I mean... Comfy reading Marathon reading made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Fetta 4 in 1 Foldable Bluetooth Wireless Over-ear Stereo Headphones  $23.99

If you have a Kindle, you need headphones to go with it (because audio is good), and these Fetta headphones are hands-free, bluetooth capable, and priced for a family budget.  Plus, you can listen to music on them, too.  Because teenagers.

Skullcandy Smokin' Buds 2 In-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds 2 In-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds  $45.99

For the teen who prefers earbuds, these are also bluetooth capable and hands-free.  The flexible collar is removable, it comes with a micro SD charging cable, and it can be paired to more than one device.

Hiearcool L1 Active Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones HiFi Stereo Wireless Over-ear Earphones made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Hiearcool L1 Active Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones HiFi Stereo Wireless Over-ear Earphones     $69.99

Your teen can completely submerge herself in her audiobook world with these noise-cancelling headphones that connect to multiple devices.  Just don’t expect her to answer when you talk to her.  You know, like any other time she’s reading.

Subscriptions

A subscription to Audible made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Audible   $14.95 a month

If your teen prefers to hear real people reading her books, an audible subscription will get her one free book a month of her choice and 30% off all her purchases.  Plus, if she doesn’t like the book, she can swap it for free.  For Free, people. And any audiobook she buys is her forever and ever amen.  And, like the Kindle, there’s an app to make your audio more portable.

Amazon Prime made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Amazon Prime     $99 a year

Prime has so many yummy benefits you almost can’t afford not to get it for your teen.  Unlimited books and other reading material. Over 2 million songs.  Free game content.  Movies and TV shows.  Plus, that handy-dandy free 2-day shipping that mom and dad can totally take advantage of.  I mean…

Glimmer Train Stories made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Glimmer Train Magazine   $38 a year

This quarterly literary magazine of some of the best short fiction being published today is sure to please any true reader.  If the authors in Glimmer Train don’t already have published novels, tons of them end up hitting bookstore shelves eventually, so your teen will have a list of names to keep an eye out for in the bookstores. I’d have killed for this when I was a teen.

Bookmarks Magazine made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Bookmarks Magazine  $32.95 a year

Published six times a year, Bookmarks Magazine features nearly 50 book reviews in each issue. 50 book reviews.  So your teen will be able to keep up on all the latest and greatest.  Some of their  themes have been novels of exile and assimilation, prehistoric novels, fairy tales in modern fiction, literature of the new India, contemporary Irish fiction, Jane Austen, modern takes on classic novels, and literature of World War I.

BookForum Magazine made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

BookForum Magazine  $32 for 2 years

Available in both  print and online, Bookforum offers a shares intelligent book reviews, essays, and literature discussions. The magazine has a slightly-offbeat, somewhat-subversive vibe which will appeal to many teens.

Comfy reading

Merax Adjustable 5-Position Folding Floor Sofa and Chair Cushion made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Merax Adjustable 5-Position Folding Floor Sofa and Chair Cushion   $65.39

This super-cozy chair comes in this cool orange or coffee color and can be adjusted for all different kinds of reading positions.

Hanging Hammock Chair made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Hanging Hammock Chair   $29.99

Can I just tell you that I have one of these and I have spent many happy hours curled up in it with a book?  A hammock chair can be hung outdoors or from a beam in a bedroom ceiling (consult a professional, though, don’t go taking my word for it) and provide your teen with a perfect reading spot.

 XXL Bean Bag Chair with Velour Comfort Cover and Memory Foam Filler made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

XXL Bean Bag Chair with Velour Comfort Cover and Memory Foam Filler    $99.90

Your teen will appreciate this grown-up answer to the beanbag chair for all its coziness and fun.  Everybody loves those silly chairs!

M&M Mymoon Mosquito Net Hanging Canopy Tent made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

M&M Mymoon Mosquito Net Hanging Canopy Tent   $33.99

Maybe it’s just me.  But I want one of these for a reading nook right now, let alone when I was a teen.  I don’t know if your boys would like this.  Buy them one anyway and use it yourself.

The Bookworm Duvet book blanket made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen ReadersBookworm Duvet $99.99

Who wouldn’t want this amazeballs cover that looks like a bookshelf?!

Harry Potter Potions Pillows made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Harry Potter Potions Pillows  $18.00+

Everybody loves Harry Potter, and these pillows are sure to ease your teens into Hogwarts dreamland.

Peter and Wendy Quote Pillow made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Peter and Wendy Quote Pillow $23.99

Because that’s where a mama always is, too.

Marathon reading

The Keurig Single-Cup Coffee maker made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Keurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker  $79.99

Sometimes you just gotta finish that book.  Coffee helps.  Maybe I’m a bad adult for suggesting it.  Hmm. Nah, just a realist.

Coffee Variety Sampler Pack for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, 40 Count made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

40-Count Coffee Varieties K-Cups  $23.66

I mean, if you’re going to have a Keurig…

Tea Variety Sample pack for K-Cup Brewers, 30 count made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

30-count Tea Varieties K-Cups  $24.59

…and you don’t want them drinking coffee.

The First Lines of Literature Mug made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

First Lines of Literature Mug $13.95

The cool thing about this mug is not only will it make your  teen look smart, it might just spur him to read something he’s never yet read.

My Bookshelf Is My Boyrfriend Mug made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

My Bookshelf Is My Boyfriend Mug $16.00

For the girl (or boy) who has priorities.

Banned Book Mug made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Banned Book Mug  $13.95

Give your rebel readers a mug that will make them swoon.

Caution: Hot. And literate. Mug made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Caution: Hot. And literate. Harvard Mug  $9.99

Perfect for the Harvard dreamer. Plus, it’s smugly hilarious.

Freaking cool stuff

Charles Dickens Book Lockets made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Charles Dickens Book Lockets   $11.53

Be still  my heart!  These cool book lockets come on a library card that you can personalize.  Your teen doesn’t like Dickens?  You can order any ol’ book you want!  I mean, this might be my favorite.  The Locket Library offeres these in 6 different metals, so I don’t even know what you’re waiting for.

Old Books Candle made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Old Books Candle  $18.00

If your teen really loves books, she’ll love scenting up her room with this incredible candle.

Oration Rubber Stamps Library Embosser made the list of Cool Book Gifts for Teen Readers

Oration Rubber Stamps Library Embosser  $26.00

Have a teen who dreads loaning books?  You can personalize this embosser with up to 18 letters!  I’m in love!

I’ll have one of everything, please!  My boys particularly liked the chairs and the books by teen authors.  Which item do you think your teen would love best?

Love wins,

KT

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