With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving around the corner, the Holiday marketing machine is in overdrive. For me, the constant messaging took the fun out of what should be a joyous season. Starting with
What should I get [insert name here]?
Kids or adults. It didn’t matter, I would stress over finding that just-right gift that fit the budget. That all changed when I decided to give books as gifts.
Of our Top 5 reasons to give books as gifts, my favorite is that choosing to give a book is a thoughtful gift. It says “I am thinking about you, and I picked this because I know you like [topic].”
And you don’t have to stress about finding that book by yourself. Visit your local independent bookstore. Tell the staff about the interests and passions of your intended recipient. They are sure to help you find that special book!
You may have noticed that we have added a new tab to our Navigation: 📚 Make the Best 🎁. Click the tab (or keep reading) to see our curated lists of books we (meaning our young readers) think would be great gifts.
CURATED GIFT LISTS BY AUDIENCE
- Families-to-Be and New Families (Infant)
- Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Growing Readers (Easy Readers, Illustrated Chapter)
- Preteens and Tweenagers
- Teens and Young Adults
CURATED GIFT LISTS BY THEME OR TYPE
- Wordless and Near Wordless
- Picture Books
- Girls with Character
- Diverse Character – Picture Book
- Diverse Character – Illustrated Chapter
- Diverse Character – Chapter Book
- Boys with Character
SEASONAL GIFT BOOK LISTS
NOTE: Books on these lists link to our reviews. From the reviews, you can go to Amazon to purchase books. We have an affiliate relationship with Amazon.com and use 100% of those funds to support our literacy mission.