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Season’s Readings:
Gift Guides, Holiday Stories,
and More!

by the Brightly Editors

holiday gifts
Illustration: Penelope Dullaghan

From unique, thoughtful gift ideas for every kid and teen reader on your shopping list to festive reads that light up the season, you’ll find everything you need to celebrate the holidays.

  • Gift Guides by Age

  • Holiday Book Gifts: Ages 0 – 2

    These books are not only solid and sturdy enough to withstand the less-than-careful hands of our youngest readers, but they also expose them to important lessons about antiracism, kindness, and more.

  • Holiday Book Gifts: Ages 3 – 5

    This holiday season, give children a gift that ignites their imagination, makes them laugh out loud, or teaches them something new with the best present of all: a book!

  • Holiday Book Gifts: Ages 6 – 8

    Whether your growing reader is into books about magical creatures, outer space, quests and adventures, or celebrating the things that make each of us unique, the perfect book is out there.

  • Holiday Book Gifts: Ages 9 – 12

    In this gift guide, you’ll find exciting new titles, timely stories, and gift-worthy books to give your tween this holiday season — whether they love action-packed adventures, heartfelt stories, or fascinating nonfiction.

  • Holiday Book Gifts: Ages 13+

    Matching the perfect teen with the perfect book is easier than you think! Especially with our holiday gift guide filled with amazing YA and teen-friendly titles.

  • More Gifting

  • Festive audiobooks, boxed sets, stocking stuffers, and more!

  • The Best Boxed Book Sets for Children and Teens

    Consider sharing one of these book sets — ranging from board books and picture books to middle grade books and young adult books — with the child or teen in your life.

  • 11 Heartfelt Books to Give as Kwanzaa Gifts

    Like Kwanzaa itself, the books on this list celebrate values such as family and togetherness. Whether you’re looking for a book for a pre-k reader or a tween, here are some gift-worthy options.

  • Stocking Stuffers for Kids and Teens

    This list of stocking stuffer ideas features everything from book-related apparel and accessories that support literacy programs around the world to innovative, adorable mini books that your loved ones are sure to love.