Sweat, read, repeat: literary gifts for athletes



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With the holidays just around the corner, you are undoubtedly on the hunt for gifts for the special people in your life. At Book Riot, we’re experts in finding fun gifts of all kinds, especially for anyone who might appreciate something bookish. And what’s more, we’re good at tailoring these gifts for hobbies besides just reading so you can look like the friend / kid / brother / brother / etc. when you give a perfectly personalized gift.

For example, maybe you have someone in your life who is both devoted to their literary habits and their sports activities? In that case, you’ll definitely want to check out the giveaways below, which provide a wide range of choices for your favorite sports reader.

Whether their sport of choice is biking, baseball, or just being outdoors, you’ll find something here to celebrate their love of athletics AND their love of reading. With options ranging from personalized bookends reflecting their favorite game to practical equipment with a literary twist to wear during workouts, these gifts will be a great addition to any athlete’s wish list and allow you to support small stores in same time.

From bookmarks to training logs, you’ll want to wrap these gifts for all the reading athletes in your life – and maybe grab something for yourself too!

Keep the sun out of your eyes as you workout with this nerdy book hat. $ 21

bookish gourd

Staying hydrated is very important for athletes and with this bookish water bottle you will be able to easily track your water intake! $ 33

Book nameplate with soccer ball

Gift these personalized sports bookplates to your favorite athlete to help them follow their library. 16 $

book bag tag

Every schoolbag needs a book tag! FlipTurn Tags will customize a tag for your favorite sport, or you can choose from their collection of bestsellers. They also carry stickers, masks, and mugs that would make a perfect gift for your favorite trainer! $ 5

Tank top with stack of books on it

Put on this bookish tank top for your next workout! $ 20

Sports ball bookends

Give a gift that pays homage to your athlete’s favorite game with these personalized bookends! $ 45

Hockey bookends

If you have a hockey player who loves books, give them these bookends to hold their collection. $ 32

Football bookends

These vintage bookends are sure to be a hit with any football fan in your home. $ 38

Bicycle bookends

Your favorite cyclist will love using these bookends to organize their literary collection. $ 59

Bicycle bookmark

If you are looking for a Christmas stocking, get yourself a sports bookmark for your favorite athlete! $ 9

Race log

Give the runners in your life this running diary, with plenty of room for stats and images. $ 17

Still looking for more great book gifts? Check out our Book Fetish archives. And if you want to add sports books to go along with the gifts above, we have plenty of recommendations.



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