Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms in Book Clubs

Everybody in the club getting literary. (Everybody in the club getting gifts.)

For the parent who read to you at bedtime, brought you to the library and Scholastic book fairs, and now relays the highs and lows of book club discussions to you over the phone each week, a bookish gift is a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day. Browse our list of thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts that are sure to enhance and complement the book club experience.


1. Library Card

library cards

Photo: Library Cards. Courtesy of Jacksonville Public Library, New York Public Library, and Hartford Public Library.

Odds are your mom already has a library card, but if not, sign her up at her local library. Not only will she save on the cost of books, but browsing might lead her to discover a suggestion for her club’s next read.


2. Kate Spade Card Holder

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Photo: Card Holder. Courtesy of Kate Spade.

Lend her library card a little swag with a cute leather holder. Check out this adorable holder from Kate Spade.


3. Wine

Quixote Wine

Photo: Courtesy of Quixote Wine.

Good wine is the fuel that feeds the literary fire of any rousing book club discussion.


4. Out of Print Literary Gifts

Pride and Prejudice Tote

Photo: Pride and Prejudice Tote. Courtesy of Out of Print.

Out of Print designs everything from tote bags to t-shirts with literary themes. They have an excellent gift guide of Out of Print gifts for Mother’s Day.


5. Oyster Unlimited Subscription

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Photo: Courtesy of Oyster.

For $9.95 a month, Oyster Unlimited provides access to over 1 million ebooks that you can read on your smartphone, tablet, or web browser. An Oyster subscription is perfect for moms who are voracious readers or like to read on the go.


6. Book Riot Quarterly Box

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Photo: Book Riot Quarterly. Courtesy of Book Riot.

Sort of like Birchbox for bookworms, the Book Riot Quarterly Box offers a curated selection of bookish items every three months. Click here to learn more at Book Riot Quarterly.


7. Cherry Plum Tree Ereader Case

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Photo: Ereader Case. Coutesy of Cherry Plum Tree / Etsy.

For moms who read on their devices, a case is a great way to add a personal touch while protecting an ereader from scratches and bumps. Shop a lovely array of cases from Cherry Plum Tree on Etsy.


8. The Appel Shop Ereader Stand

wood ereader stand

Photo: Distressed Wood Ereader Stand. Courtesy of TheAppelShop / Etsy

An accessory to prop up an ereading device can help your mom finish her book club book comfortably at a desk or the kitchen table. Grab this wooden stand on Etsy.


9. Umbra Floating Bookshelf

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Photo: Floating Bookshelf. Courtesy of Umbra.

Add an accent to a room with an interesting bookshelf. There are plenty of bookshelves that are unique, small, and easy to install, like this Floating Bookshelf.


10. Bookends

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Photo: Courtesy of Barnes & Noble.

All of those past book club reads are going to accumulate fast. Stack books in style with sleek bookends. Shop bookends at Barnes & Noble.


11. From the Page Book Candles

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Photo: The Giving Tree Candle. Courtesy of From the Page / Etsy.

Lighting a quirky bookish candle brightens up a room for reading or hosting a discussion. Shop From the Page‘s bookish candles on Etsy.



12. Litographs Bookish Prints

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Photo: Moby Dick Poster Courtesy of

Litographs uses classic novels to create beautiful designs on prints. See their full array of prints and other products.


13. Gift Card to Your Local Bookstore

strand gift cards

Photo: Strand Bookstore Gift Cards.

With a gift card her local bookstore, your mom doesn’t need to leave the neighborhood to pick up next month’s book club selection.


14. Pointy Pins Literary Bottle Opener

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Photo: Courtesy of PointyPins / Etsy.

Play to your mom’s inner Hemingway with a literary bottle opener. Get this bookish bottle opener on Etsy.


15. Library-Themed Mother’s Day Card

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Write a Mother’s Day card on stationery made of actual library cards. Snag this unique stationery on Etsy.

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