How Giftlit Works


A book given as a gift should be special. It should stand out. It should be worth keeping. Finding those books is not always easy. That's why our literary experts are here to help you with their vast knowledge and experience.

Our advisory board of librarians, educators, authors, and industry experts carefully select the most beloved books and gather them into unique collections. From historical fiction to bedtime stories for babies you can be sure that every book we choose is among the best books in its category. Our selections include award winners, old favorites, and hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Meet our experts.


Browse our collections by children and adult. Collections are also organized by age group and theme. Once you have found a collection that is just right, select a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month gift. You can be confident that your gift recipient will get only the books they want, since they can substitute or return any of the books in the collection.


Ordering with GiftLit is easy and safe. Once you have found the gift you would like to purchase, click on the "Add to Cart" button to place it in your Shopping Cart. Follow the directions through the checkout process to complete your order. Your order will not be placed until the very end of the checkout process, after you have had the chance to review and confirm the order details.

If you have any questions about your order, please use the Contact Us form or email us at or call us at 800-987-2939 to leave a message.


To make every GiftLit purchase special, we include a complimentary gift announcement. The gift announcement will be mailed within 1 business day after your order is placed and can be sent either to you or directly to your gift recipient. We also offer email gift notification if you need it to arrive immediately.

Your gift announcement will include your personalized gift message with information on how to access their account. Your message will also be included with each book sent. To enter your gift message simply follow the instructions during the checkout process.


Your gift of books will arrive every month and bring a smile to someone special. Each book package is shipped at the beginning of the month with your personalized gift message. Books usually arrive within the first 5 to 10 days of the month. Recipients are encouraged to make any substitutions before the end of the month in time for the next month's shipment.


We encourage substitutions! You can substitute any of the books in a gift by visiting our substitutions page. Recipients are encouraged to make any substitutions before the end of the month in time for the next month's shipment. Recipients can also return any book they receive. In the event of a return, we will ship the requested replacement book promptly. Books must be returned within two weeks and be in their original condition.


GiftLit supports organizations that foster a love of reading. Through our Partner Program we donate a portion of our revenue to organizations that promote literacy.