Readers, I’ll fess up to stuffing a grocery store receipt in between the pages of my current read. Sometimes, you just have to use what’s on hand to mark your place. (Should we talk about the time I needed a replacement debit card because I lost mine … only to find it weeks later in the pages of a book I’d abandoned?)
I don’t mind the occasional ticket stub or sticky note peeking out of my book, but a beautiful bookmark makes me smile each time I go to turn the page. So why not find yourself or a fellow book lover a fun one?
Today I’m sharing a collection of bookmarks that make thoughtful gifts for bookworm friends (or for yourself). I’ve purchased and used some of these myself, and others have me wishing I needed more bookmarks in my life. They make great stocking stuffers or gift-toppers, in place of a ribbon or bow.
After you browse, I’d love to know: what’s the strangest thing you’ve ever used as a bookmark? Tell us in the comments.
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20 bookmarks to delight the conscientious bookworm
Steel Petal Press “To Do” Bookmark. I appreciate tools that help me keep my priorities straight, like this simple black and white bookmark. (This one’s adorable but heads up, some of these offerings are NSFW.)
Growley Leather Co. Set of Three Leather Bookmarks. You can personalize these lovely leather bookmarks for a thoughtful and sturdy gift.
Bookshelf Tracker Bookmark. Keep track of your reading by filling in the blank books on this adorably illustrated bookmark.
Page Anchor. I LOVE my page anchor bookmark. It slides into your book and holds the pages open for hands-free reading. Hot tip: I like to use this in my cookbooks while I’m whipping up a recipe.
Simple Ribbon DIY Bookmark. I talked about bookmarks with my friend Myquillyn Smith in WSIRN Ep 156: Expert tips for a pretty, peaceful, practical bookshelf. She recommended snipping a piece of ribbon to use as a pretty bookmark, and I’ve been enjoying my ribbon bookmarks ever since.
E. Shaver Watercolor Bookmark. I love collecting bookmarks from bookstores I’ve visited. This year, I’m adding bookmarks to my cart as I do my holiday book shopping online.
Silver Bookmark with Wild Geese Book Charm. The Wild Geese Bookshop is a charming little place, as darling as this yellow book charm.
Custom Arrow Name Bookmark. Totally giftable, and super pretty. Available in a variety of different metals, this bookmark spells out your name in wire, with a simple arrow design on the ends.
Clip-On Ribbon Bookmark. This feels fancy. Clip this bookmark to the cover of your current read and use the ribbon to mark your page.
Mark Your Exact Line. I like to leave off at the end of a full chapter when I sit down to read, but life happens. When I get interrupted mid-sentence, I like having this elastic bookmark with a moveable line marker to save my spot.
Punny “Reading Glasses” Bookmark. This one made me chuckle.
Mark-My-Time Digital Bookmark. Technically, these are for kids, but I love the idea of setting this bookmark timer and leaving my phone in another room for 20 minutes of uninterrupted reading time.
Brass Arrow Page Marker. I have my eye on this simple-but-stunning arrow bookmark. You can add your initials to personalize it.
Feather Bookmark Set. Wow, these are pretty! And a 30 piece set is perfect for those of us who tend to lose our bookmarks. (They’re like hair ties. Where do they go?).
Nessie Bookmark. My kids get a kick out of this one. A cute little sea monster (really, it’s cute!) sits atop your book pages.
Book Bone. No, this isn’t for Daisy. It’s a bone-shaped book weight that holds your pages open, in a variety of colors.
Multiple Strand Ribbon Bookmark. Sometimes you need to mark more than one page at a time #bookwormproblems. This reference-style bookmark makes it possible to mark five places in your book. I’m thinking this would be great for cookbooks, reference books, or a hefty nonfiction tome.
What are you using as a bookmark right now? I’d also love to know which book you’re currently marking. Tell us in the comments!