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24 Noteworthy Gifts for 12 Year Old Book Nerds

Buying gifts for 12 year olds isn’t the easiest task in the world, but if you know a tween who absolutely loves books and reading, their perfect gift is within this list. We’ve gathered together some great book themed gifts which they’ll love and will get a lot of use out of.

book gifts for 12 year olds

Mark My Time Book Mark and Digital Timer

Mark My Time Book Mark and Digital Timer

Perfect for marking your child’s daily reading times, these bookmarks are available in green or purple. The LCD screen can time how long your child has been reading for so you can make sure they’re hitting those daily homework targets set for them by their school.

$20.88


Milliard Petite Reading Pillow

Milliard Petite Reading Pillow

You can’t get lost within the pages of a book if you’re not comfortable. Help your child become rested and able to read their favorite books with this super comfortable foam pillow. It has a comfy back rest and arms for your kid to snuggle up in and read.

$22.99


Alice in Wonderland Handmade Bookmark

Alice in Wonderland Handmade Bookmark

Alice in Wonderland is a classic. If you haven’t read the books, chances are that you’ve seen the Disney adaptation. If Alice and her World of Wonder are on of your child’s favorites, then they’ll love this Alice themed bookmark; it looks as though Alice herself is caught within the pages of a book.

Prices Vary


Book Page Holder PagePal

Book Page Holder PagePal

This beautiful wooden PagePal holds the pages of a book open while you read. Your thumb fits through the hole which has been made to fit both children and adult sized thumbs and you can read to your heart’s content without the annoyance of having the page flip back over.

Prices Vary


Creativity for Kids Corner Creature Origami Bookmarks

Creativity for Kids Corner Creature Origami Bookmarks

Get your kids crafting with this origami bookmark kit. They’ll be able to make 10 different creature corner bookmarks which will mark where they are in the book and also look really cute, not to mention it will improve their craft and origami skills.

$6.99


Harry Potter Gryffindor Crest Bookmark

Harry Potter Gryffindor Crest Bookmark

Even now, Harry Potter is a major thing and still has a huge fanbase all around the world. If your 12 year old is part of that and knows that she’s part of Gryffindor, she can use this house crest bookmark to mark her place while she’s re-reading the Potter books.

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Turbot Rechargeable LED Easy Clip-on Book Light

Turbot Rechargeable LED Easy Clip-on Book Light

Good lighting is essential to relaxing enough to enjoy a good book, it also stops eye strain which causes headaches. This clip on book light is absolutely perfect for your pre-teen. It has 3 levels of brightness and has a rechargeable battery so it’ll never run out while they’re mid read!

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Mind Reader Camping Hammock

Mind Reader Camping Hammock

When camping, finding somewhere comfortable to chill out and read a good book is essential, but it’s usually easier said than done…until now. Take this camping hammock with you, set it up with some comfortable cushions and blankets, and you have your very own reading nook.

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Bookmarks Are For Quitters Reading Shirt

Bookmarks Are For Quitters Reading Shirt

Made from 100% cotton and available in 5 colors, this t-shirt is perfect for avid readers. If your kid is one of those people who has to read a book cover to cover in one sitting, they’ll love wearing this t-shirt to show everyone just how much they love having their nose in a book.

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KidKraft Sling Bookshelf

KidKraft Sling Bookshelf

Display their books on this soft sling bookcase – it’s the perfect alternative to a bigger wooden bookcase, especially if they don’t have the space in their bedroom. It’s so easy to assemble, and because the covers are exposed, they’ll be able to find their favorite books easier.

$51.11


Magnetic Inspirational Bookmarks

Magnetic Inspirational Bookmarks

If you need gifts for 12 year olds who love reading, this set of magnetic bookmarks is perfect. Not only can they be used to securely mark their place in the book, they’ll also remind your child of positive messages which they can remember throughout the day.

Prices Vary


Handmade Harry Potter Bookmark

Handmade Harry Potter Bookmark

Here is a bookmark with a difference! If your 12 year old is into the Harry Potter books, they’ll love having his feet sticking out of the pages of their book. He’s dressed in his Quidditch gear, broom in hand, ready to catch that Golden Snitch.

Prices Vary


LED Book Light by French Bull

LED Book Light by French Bull

As well as being able to attach to the pages of a book, you can also attach this book light to an e reader to give your child the best light possible. It also has a patterned clip too, which makes it much more appealing than a dull and plain black one.

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Brentwood Shagalicious Bedrest

Brentwood Shagalicious Bedrest

Grab that new book and snuggle into this super cosy and soft bedrest. It doesn’t matter where you are, as long as you’ve got this with you you’ll be able to find that cozy spot and get lost in whichever fantasy world you’re reading about.

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Laptop Desk

Laptop Desk

No school age child should be without this awesome bamboo lap desk. There’s space to do everything on here – work on the laptop, read a book and even eat dinner. One side of the desk can tilt to give you the optimum viewing position and there’s even a small drawer for pens and paper clips etc.

$48.88


Magnetic Bookmarks with Long Tail

Magnetic Bookmarks with Long Tail

You might not think it, but having a tail on a bookmark is actually a lot handier than you realize. All you have to do is grab the tail and open the book at exactly the right page, and the magnetic clip at the top ensures your place is marked securely.

Prices Vary


LuminoLite Extra Bright Neck Hug Book Light

LuminoLite Extra Bright Neck Hug Book Light

As handy as book lights are, it’s always annoying when you have to move it to read the next few pages and it always seems to happen at a pivotal moment in the story! Here is the perfect solution; a light which simply hangs around your neck and provides the perfect amount of light for reading.

$16.99


Peace Love Books Shirt

Peace Love Books Shirt

There is a lot to be said for reading books. As well as improving intelligence and reading ability, it can help people feel calmer and more relaxed. This t-shirt shows that all the world needs to be balanced is Peace, Love, and Books. If everyone remembered that, the world would be a happier place.

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Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Bookmark Party Pack

Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Bookmark Party Pack

Get your child to use this kit from Melissa and Doug to create their very own unique scratch art bookmarks. There’s enough supplies included to create 12 bookmarks so it’s the perfect thing to get for them to do at their next sleepover or birthday party.

$7.99


Bookmarks Coloring Book

Bookmarks Coloring Book

This is absolutely perfect for your arty child. If they love reading but also love having some quiet coloring-in time, they’ll enjoy spending time with this coloring book. They’ll be able to have that calm down time and create bookmarks for their much loved books.

$9.94


Flipy Multi-Angle Soft Pillow Lap Stand

Flipy Multi-Angle Soft Pillow Lap Stand

Whether they’re sat on the sofa, in a restaurant, or in the car, the Flipy soft pillow is able to hold books, magazines and tablets. It’s a lot more comfortable than resting your arms on a table and it has 3 viewing angles so you can make sure you get the best reading position.

$26.99


Zipper Bookmark Page Marker

Zipper Bookmark Page Marker

Bookmarks can be dull but they really don’t have to be. Mark your place in your book with this super cool and colorful zippy bookmark. As well as having the marker for your page, it also has a zip which sits along the top of the pages, giving your books an edge.

Prices Vary


Best Book Light for Reading in Bed

Best Book Light for Reading in Bed

Available in 4 different colors and patterns, this LED book light is ultra bright, giving you the maximum light needed to comfortably read without straining your eyes. It’s so easy to attach as well; simply slide it over pages in your book, turn it on, and get reading.

$14.00


Book Themed Water Bottle

Book Themed Water Bottle

When looking for gifts for 12 year olds, you can’t go wrong with this. Get your little bookworm this fun bookshelf themed water bottle to remind them to drink during the day. It can hold 20oz of water and can clip onto their rucksack, perfect for keeping them hydrated during the school day.

$20.01

3 Diy Mini Book Necklaces (So cute!)

Diy Book Necklace Tutorial

Diy Book Necklace Tutorial

Reading books is something to be proud about, a lot of learning is done through books. Make your book lover this adorable mini book necklace using this tutorial and the best thing is that it’s so easy to do, you’ll want one for yourself!

Diy Tiny Book Pendant

Diy Tiny Book Pendant

Whether you’re making this for your tween, their teacher, or maybe your local librarian, this mini book pendant will be a hit. It features a stack of books and an old antique looking key, maybe to symbolize that books really are the key to your heart.

Diy Mini Book Necklace

Diy Mini Book Necklace

Follow the instructions in this tutorial and you’ll soon have made your very own book necklace entirely from scratch. Forget buying mini charms, with this DIY make you’re shown how to create small book charms in your very own home. All that’s left is to attach it to a chain and show it off.
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