Christmas is right around the corner and if you’re like me you’re happy for this season of celebration after the year we’ve experienced. The magical holiday lights, decorations, food, and time with family and friends (even if it’s virtual) is a welcome reprise after the darkness we’ve gone through this year.
My favorite part of Christmas, next to the twinkling lights and decorations, is giving gifts. I love searching for just the right thing that I know will put a smile on the person’s face. I specifically love finding unique gifts to match the interests and hobbies of the person. So, for all those bookworms out there, of all ages, here are the top gifts to get them for Christmas this year.
- Book Sets- book sets are great to help build a child’s library and I still have the books given to me by teachers and friends who wrote sweet notes in them. Here are a few of my favorite book sets to recommend:
- Stuffy’s or Cuddle Buddies- in first grade the student of the week got to take the cuddle buddy home, this meant we took the book home with the matching stuffed animal. It was better than having a class pet! I think the best way to cinch a child’s connection to a book is to add a stuffed animal or doll that matches the main character from the book. Here are some of my favorites!
- Stella Luna Book and Stuffy
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Llama Llama Red Pajama
- Angelina Ballerina (I can’t help it she’s my favorite! There are a couple options here, you can purchase the dolls on ebay and I’ll provide one link that has the books and dolls with extra clothes, it’s a little pricy but you get a lot!)
- Gift Sets– this is similar to the stuffed animals but if the child is at the age of being past stuffed animals and dolls than maybe look for something that comes with a necklace, bracelet or something that comes from the book. (Like the necklace I created for Adelyn in the Stars that you can purchase HERE.)
For Teens and Young Adults:
- Journals- it’s important to encourage young teens and adults to journal. Journaling is a great way to vent, write ideas, and find control of their feelings. Here are some great guided and blank journals!
- Book gear
- Book series
- Books you know they enjoy (or a gift card to a locally owned bookstore)
- Book Light
- Tea or Coffee with Book
- Blanket (because every reader needs a cozy blanket to curl up under)
When shopping for book lovers I highly encourage you to purchase from local bookstores, they need as much support as possible. You may even find a new spot you love to visit! You can search for local bookstores in your area through Indie Bound: https://www.indiebound.org/. You can also shop local bookstores online if you’re not comfortable going into stores right now, by visiting https://bookshop.org/.
What’s a gift you would would want to receive as a book lover?