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The Amazon Kindle is an absolutely awesome eBook reader. I am personally a huge fan of the Kindle Books Suck: Why I Love My Kindle More Than Dead Trees Books Suck: Why I Love My Kindle More Than Dead Trees Modern e-readers hold thousands of novels, weigh next to nothing, have built in lights, and don't give you a concussion when they hit your nose. Read More , and got my first one as a Christmas gift. And it was one of the best gifts I ever received. If you know someone who likes reading, and they haven’t already got Kindle, these genius devices are one of the best gifts you can give them.

Sadly, you can’t give someone a Kindle twice, so let’s have a look at some other gift ideas for people who can always be found with their head in a good eBook.

An Amazon Voucher

Let’s be honest, if you love books, the best thing you can get is… more books. It’s what bibliophiles want more than anything else, to be honest.

For Kindle owners, you can’t just head to the bookstore and grab a random book off the shelf. But there are still a couple of options available.

You can give them a regular Amazon gift voucher (UK/CA). They will then be able to use the gift card balance to buy as many books as they want. The only disadvantage is that they’re also able to use the gift card balance to buy as many other things as they’d like. For a true book lover, you’re probably safe, but other people may use the voucher to buy different products.

You can also gift someone specific books through Amazon. If you know they’re looking for a certain book, or you have a favorite book you want to share, head to Amazon, find the book and click Give as Gift. You have the option to email it directly to them or get the download code sent to your own email address so you can print it off and give it to them on Christmas day.

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A New Kindle

Kindles last for ages. I’m personally on my second Kindle — a first generation Paperwhite — and I’ve been using them for about six years. They aren’t something you need to replace every year or two. The only reason I upgraded my Kindle Keyboard was that my (admittedly photogenic) dog How to Take an Awesome Photo of Your Dogs How to Take an Awesome Photo of Your Dogs If you've got one dog, taking a great photo is at least possible. If you've got more than one dog, they're never going to both look good at the same time. Read More jumped on it.

If you’ve already got a Kindle, there’s almost no reason to buy a new one yourself… which makes it such a great gift to buy someone else.

The latest version, the Kindle Oasis Amazon Kindle Oasis Review and Giveaway Amazon Kindle Oasis Review and Giveaway Would you pay $290 for an eReader? Amazon bets that bookworms neck-deep in Amazon's eBook market will buy the Kindle Oasis. But you might come to find a bone-dry Oasis. Read More looks incredible but, at almost $300, it’s ludicrously expensive. Still, there are reasons to consider buying a Kindle Oasis 3 Compelling Reasons to Buy an Amazon Kindle Oasis 3 Compelling Reasons to Buy an Amazon Kindle Oasis Once you get over the shock of the price of the Kindle Oasis, you'll find that it actually offers a lot of bang for your buck. Here are three reasons to consider buying one. Read More even at that price.

If that’s beyond your budget, but you’re buying for someone using an entry level Kindle, even the Paperwhite is a huge step up How to Choose the Right Kindle for You in 2016 How to Choose the Right Kindle for You in 2016 There are currently four different Kindle e-Readers available to buy, from the budget Basic model to the pricey Oasis. But which one is right for you? Let us help you decide... Read More .

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If they’re the kind of person who regularly spills water on their gadgets, you can even shell out for the waterproof Kindle Paperwhite from Waterfi. It’s got an aftermarket waterproofing treatment applied to a regular Paperwhite to make it impervious to liquids.

You could definitely make a Kindle lover’s whole year by getting them one of the high-end models. Every minute they spend using their Kindle will be ever-so-slightly improved.

A Luxury Kindle Case

If you don’t want to stretch to a new Kindle, a luxury case can make reading more comfortable and give things a fresh, almost book-like feel.

I’m a big fan of Amazon’s genuine leather case for the Paperwhite (UK) — it’s one of the nicest cases going. $40 is admittedly quite a lot of money to spend on a case for a $120 device, but it’s well worth the premium. Over a few months, this case develops its own unique look and feel, just like any other leather goods. This, it becomes a truly personal gift.

A Subscription to Audible

The only thing public transport has going for it over driving is that you can read while traveling. For some reason, the police don’t like it when you’re trying to get through Game of Thrones while doing 100 km/h. Audiobooks are the solution to this dilemma. Getting Started with Audiobooks: How to Finally Finish Your "Reading List" Getting Started with Audiobooks: How to Finally Finish Your "Reading List" Audiobooks are a good way to tackle your reading list, but it can be difficult to get started with them. Let's make it simple. Read More

I “read” about 60 books a year. Half of them are audiobooks. Whenever I’m walking, driving, cooking, cleaning, or just loafing about, I’m listening to an audiobook through my earbuds.

If the only time you can get someone’s nose out of their Kindle is when they absolutely have to use their eyes to see what they’re doing, a subscription to Audible is an awesome gift.

Noise Cancelling Headphones

When you’re reading a book, you vanish into another world. Nothing pulls you out faster than your neighbor cutting their grass, your partner making a smoothie, or your dog barking at every passerby. When you’re imagining the clash of steel and roar of a dragon, you don’t want to hear a baby crying or a cat meowing.

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The best solution for cutting out unwanted noise is a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones. So these make a great gift for the Kindle lover in your life. There are plenty of options available, ranging from affordable pairs of headphones 3 Affordable Noise-Cancelling Headphones Every Student Should Consider 3 Affordable Noise-Cancelling Headphones Every Student Should Consider Noise-cancelling headphones can be just what you need in a plane to block out that low hum, or provide relief when the exams draw closer. Which should you buy? Here are some great choices. Read More all the way up to premium models like the Bose QuietComfort line Bose QuietComfort 35 Noise Cancelling Headphones Review and Giveaway Bose QuietComfort 35 Noise Cancelling Headphones Review and Giveaway Back in 2014 Bose released the over-ear QuietComfort 25 headphones to near universal praise. Two years later they followed them up with the QuietComfort 35 – a wireless take on their popular noise cancelling headphones. Read More .

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I’m a huge fan of my Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless Around Ear headphones (UK/CA), and, if you’re looking for a really impressive gift to give someone, you should check them out.

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A Comfy Spot to Read

While you can read anywhere, there’s nothing like having a dedicated — and supremely comfortable — reading spot. I’ve got an old chair that I just sink into when I need to drift off into a fictional world. This makes it my favorite spot in the world to curl up with my Kindle.

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If you’re stuck for ideas, providing a comfy spot for the Kindle fan in your life can make a great gift. I’d recommend something like this gigantic bean bag. Whatever position the recipient likes to read in, they should be able to achieve it with this gift.

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If they’re more likely to read in bed, a a purpose-built reading pillow would make a great gift. No more neck-craning!

Wrapping Time

I love my Kindle and I would be delighted to receive any of the gifts on this list. Which is why I picked them, I guess. I’m not alone in my love for my Kindle though, and I suspect Kindle fans everywhere would be over the moon to get given any of the things listed here.

So, what are you waiting for? Get shopping! And then wrapping! And then giving!

Do you have any other great gift ideas for Kindle owners? If so, please let us know in the comments below. And if you buy one of these great gift ideas for Kindle owners please let us know how well it was received. We’d love to know whether we helped make someone’s day.

  1. Aj
    November 29, 2016 at 3:36 am

    Good article here. Audible works with the Echo. So it will play the book while your cooking and from where you stopped listning last. Dot is cheaper but you provide the speakers. Unlimited is ok. Great for travelers with all the lonly planet guides. Not good for IT books. I just picked up the 60 dollar fire 8 for cookbooks and travel guide viewing. It offsets the Oasis and android limits for lending and color. Amazon! 8in Oasis is needed.

  2. Gerry
    November 29, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Audible is a great service, but you can't use a new Kindle to listen. Or at least mine, the Paperwhite, has no headphone jack or audio capability. You could use the Kindle app on your phone, I guess.

    • Jonny
      November 29, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Bluetooth.

  3. Susan Rosner
    November 29, 2016 at 12:29 am

    How about Kindle unlimited for a year? The worst thing about Prime is being limited to one book a month unless you pay. Or VR goggles to read Kindle books off your phone without having to hold anything.

  4. likefunbutnot
    November 28, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    For users with color-screen Kindles: Moon+ Reader, for reading books in formats that Amazon's software doesn't support. I particularly dislike the Kindle/Comixology Comic book reader and format and prefer a proper .CBR/.CBZ reader in its place. Since Moon+ has to be sideloaded on to a Kindle Fire, it's this is more of a service than anything else, but it greatly enhances the utility of the Kindle as a reading device.

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