Books are not just a stack of pages; they are an adventure. They are a portal to another world, another way of thinking, another life. Fiction, non-fiction, poem, short story — they all have the same magical ability to transport us into our imaginations.
For book lovers, there will never be a better gift than a new literary gem. Choose something on their TBR, a book that you personally loved to read, or something that has been well-reviewed and in their favorite genre. Books make the perfect gift, and for so many reasons.
Books are an Experience You Can Wrap
Experiences are the preferred type of gift for the younger generation. Most don’t have large homes to begin with, so experiences allow the receiver to expand their world and build beautiful memories. Books are two-fold. They are an experience and a gift that you can wrap.
Books are a Great Way to Bond
Sharing a book that you love with someone is a great way to bond with them. It’s a very personal thing — your favorite books — and giving a copy to someone you care about is giving them the opportunity to love the book too. It also allows them to get to know you a bit more than they used to.
Books are Great for Learning
When it comes to your mind, books are perfect. The learning potential isn’t just reserved for non-fiction books, either. Fiction all the way through to fantasy has the capacity to teach and improve your mind. You can even learn about different groups, countries, and cultures just by diversifying your bookshelf. You don’t need to think too hard about diversifying your bookshelf, either, with subscription boxes like Heady Mix that ship top picks from underrepresented authors directly to your loved one.
There is a Book for Everyone
We are storytellers. We connect through narratives. Though some may not like reading, it is an undeniable fact that there is a book out there for everyone. It is the perfect gift because the potential to find a story that connects to your loved one is massive.
Books Look Great on Display
Books are great on display. They look incredible on bookshelves, on flat surfaces — they even look good just piled up on the floor. It doesn’t matter if your loved one reads the books you get them or not because they will look beautiful in their home.
Books are the Key to Wellness
Reading is a slow hobby. It requires a lot of focus that social media and our constant connections has damaged. By reading, your loved one can improve their concentration and relax. If they read before bed instead of scrolling through their phone, they may find they even get a deeper night’s sleep. Read more and be well — that’s the gift you are giving them.
Books make the perfect gift for everyone. Just remember to find the best-looking edition of the book to give as a gift. A hardcover is a great choice because its stunning to look at, great for the mind, and contains an escape within.