Thursday, December 01, 2011

Buy books for Christmas gifts!

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Don't hate me, but I'm nearly finished with my shopping.

May I make a suggestion? ---- Give books as gifts.

I've always loved to gift books. It feel more personal than a sweater or a wallet. Whenever I pick out a book for someone I take in account their taste in books, fiction or non-fiction, their life stage, their interests, their personality, etc. There's always something you can find that will be appropriate for that person on your list.

Now we have more choices than ever. You can purchase a book, an audio book, or an eBook. I know some people who are buying eBook readers for older folks because they can make the text any size necessary to read easily.

Do you have a favorite author? Introduce your friends to his/her books. If you're unsure of what kind of book someone might like, buy a gift card for books. Here are some links to purchase gift cards:
We did our Christmas shopping last weekend. While buying the books we're gifting, I came up with a great idea for bookstores--they should supply shoppers with those grocery carts. By the time I was checking out, my arms were numb from holding so many books!

Do you buy books for your Christmas gift giving? What kind? Which authors?


Angelica R. Jackson said...

I not only have my bookish gifts bought, nearly all of them have been mailed already. And that brings us to the bonus motive for buying books: I can ship them media mail and save money on postage!

Our local library has warehouse book sales 3 times a year, so I'll actually start shopping for next Christmas in January. The kids don't mind if a book has library markings, but the book sale also has tons of new and nearly new books that were donated and not added to the collection. Score!

Megan DiMaria said...

Mailing media mail -- brilliant, Angelica! Good for you!

Keli Gwyn said...

I love giving books as gifts. There are a number of them under our tree this year. What's cool is that we writers who attend conferences can often get books autographed by the authors, which makes the gifts even more special.

Megan DiMaria said...

That's true, Keli. And people love personalized, autographed books. Good idea!