Garrison Keiller said it best: “A book is a gift you can open again and again.”
I hope that this month, you will give or receive a book for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or for any other holiday or occasion (or already have).
Books truly do keep on giving as they’re read and re-read or passed along to others.
It’s not too late to visit a local independent or chain bookstore or big box retailer to buy a book for anyone of any age. Don’t forget about gift cards, too! Because you can purchase and send them digitally, it’s so easy to let your recipient select the book of their choice.
Turn to Google for inspiration
Need ideas for books that will make great gifts? Google will help!
Googling “books for mystery lovers” got me to this Pinterest page with soooo many covers.
Searching for the best children’s books led me to a helpful article on Parents.com, “Parents’ 10 Best Children’s Books of 2017.”
Buzzfeed Books is a wonderful resource. How about “43 Books You Won’t Be Able to Stop Talking About?”
My own favorite source is the “Popular Book Club Books” list on Goodreads. Never disappoints.
And, of course, you probably know authors with books that will make great gifts. (Even better if you can get one signed.)
For example, I participated in a Secret Santa Facebook name draw this year with a large group of people I don’t know. A quick look at the Facebook profile for the woman whose name I drew revealed that she’s an avid runner, so how could I not get her my friend Jen Miller’s popular memoir, Running: A Love Story?
Books are the best gifts year-round
This is the gift-giving season, but it’s not the only time of the year you’ll need to give a gift.
The next time you want to give the perfect Valentine’s Day, birthday, graduation, bridal shower, Father’s Day, or Mother’s Day present, look for a book.
You’ll enjoy searching for the just the right choice. And you just might introduce the recipient to something new, interesting, or exciting.
Would your book make a great gift? Tell us why and provide a link in a comment.
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