Holiday Gift Guide

7 great holiday non-book gifts for book lovers that cost less than $25

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Reading has the power to not only make you smarter but also make you richer, more emotionally intelligent and mentally sharper. Just take a look at Elon Musk, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.

For many, the holiday season is a great time to find a nice coffee shop, bookstore or nook at home to cozy up and read a book.

Here are seven gifts under $25 the book lover in your life is sure to appreciate.

1. Library card mug

Photo: Uncommon Goods

Price: $12.00
Buy now: Library card mug

Relive the days when you had to sign cards that look like these to borrow books from the library.

2. Book journal

Photo: Moleskine

Price: $22.95
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Moleskine's Passion Journal for books is great for taking notes, remembering the best highlights and keeping track of all the stories you come across.

3. Jewelry box

Photo: Kikkerland

Price: $20
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For the book collector who wants a discreet place to put their watches, necklaces and rings. The magnetic clasp and artificial black leather add a sneaky touch.

4. "That old book smell" candle

Photo: Frostbeard Studio

Price: $18
Buy now: Old books scented candle

There's nothing quite as satisfying as walking into a library or used bookshop and smelling the familiar scent of aged paper and dusty shelves. This candle might be the next best thing.

5. Page markers

Photo: Levenger

Price: $15
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"Page Nibs" are paper-thin page markers that don't damage book pages, no matter how long they're left there.

6. DIY library kit

Photo: Knock Knock

Price: $16
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While these are great for creating your own library system at home or work, these can also double as fun invitation cards.

7. Book light

Photo: Mighty Bright via Amazon

Price: $14.39
Buy now: Book light

This small, energy-efficient book light can either stand on its own or clip onto a book or an e-reader that need a brightness boost.

Disclosure: These items have been handpicked by our editorial team. CNBC has affiliate relationships with some retailers so in some cases, if you purchase an item from one of our gift guides, we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchase. This holiday season, the proceeds will be donated to the Council for Economic Education, which supports economic and financial education.

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