Are you struggling to think of a gift for the avid reader in your life? The obvious choice is to buy him or her an eReader so that buying and storing books is easier and cheaper. But what do you do when your loved one already has a quality eReader along with, it seems, all the accessories he or she needs with it? Check out our top six picks for gift ideas!
1. Gift Cards
Any avid reader will thank you for the opportunity to buy and collect more books. But gifting books through places like Amazon can get tricky since you don’t always know which books your loved one wants. That’s where gift cards come in handy, since he or she can choose the books at his or her leisure.
When you buy gift cards, make sure they’re compatible with your loved one’s eReader. Amazon gift cards will work for Kindle while Barnes and Noble gift cards are for Nook eReaders. Kobo is another eReader app you can buy gift cards for that allows readers to purchase magazines, books, and more. You can even add a personal message to a Kobo gift card.
If the reader in your life has more of a tablet than an eReader (like the Kindle Fire opposed to the Kindle Paperwhite) where they can browse the web and download new apps, then he or she might find a Chromecast device useful.
Users simply plug Chromecast into their TV through the HDMI and USB ports, and then they can use their eReader tablet to play videos straight on the TV through apps like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube. Best of all, this little device turns your TV into a smart TV for one low price of $35.
3. An Upgrade
So it seems the reader in your life has everything, huh? Well, does he or she have an iPhone 6 Plus? If the answer is no, then a technology upgrade could be exactly what he or she needs. Not only is the iPhone compatible with eReader apps like Kindle so that the user can still take their books anywhere, but it can do so much more than a regular eReader can.
Plus, it features a 5.5-inch display, making it easy to transport in your pocket while still offering a big enough screen for reading.
Maybe it seems like your loved one has all the accessories he or she needs, but there are always more designs to choose from. Here are a few accessories for an eReader you might consider:
- Cover or skin
- Screen protector
- Car charger
- Tablet stand
- Compatible wireless keyboard
5. An Autographed Book
Even readers who prefer digital format can’t pass up an autographed print copy of their favorite book. Sure, they can’t store it conveniently with the rest of their digital bookshelf, but an autographed book means so much more than just the words on the page. Find out what his or her favorite book is and try to track down a first edition copy or an autographed copy he or she can treasure forever.
6. Solar Charger
Of all the accessories your friend or family member has, does he or she already have a solar charging eReader cover like this one? When taking long breaks outside at the park or on the beach, an eReader’s battery can feel like it drains too fast. With a solar charging case, readers can enjoy the sun and their book without worrying about draining the battery so fast. Simply plug in the case to the device via USB.
As an added bonus, solar charging covers like the one mentioned come with an LED light that can help make it easier to read in the dark.
While you may be struggling with what to get an avid reader for a birthday, Christmas, or Valentine’s day, you should now have a better idea of what he or she might like. What gift from this list will you buy the reader in your life?