Book Gift Ideas (That You Secretly Want to Get)

Shelly Lee
2 min readDec 14, 2022
Book Gift Ideas (That You Secretly Want to Get)

Any serious book lover can empathize with wanting to get so many books, but there’s no more room on the bookshelves. Fortunately, we have the modern, electronic option nowadays (such a space saver!). As much as I love my Kindle, I still prefer to read some in book form, particularly those with gorgeous illustrations. Some of them make perfect little gifts, like these:

Book gift for your soul sisters, whoever they are:

Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs — The 52 short lightbulb moments/micro-memoirs in genre-defying Heating & Cooling offer bright glimpses into a richly lived life, combining the compression of poetry with the truth-telling of nonfiction into one heartfelt, celebratory book. Alternatingly wistful and wry, ranging from childhood recollections to quirky cultural observations, these micro-memoirs build on one another to shape a life from unexpectedly illuminating moments (from Amazon)

Book gift for kids:

Write On My Story Journal — is it a book or a learning journal? Cleverly disguised as a personalized book, this journal is filled with helpful tips for kids to create their own personal stories — including funny, ridiculous ones that kids love. Creative writing prompts to get kids’ creative juices flowing and make the stories rolling. When it’s complete, the journal becomes a one-of-a-kind keepsake that any kids will be proud to share.

Book gift for new parents:

Welcome to the Club: 100 Parenting Milestones You Never Saw Coming — Instead of a place to lovingly capture the first time baby sleeps through the night, this book shows what it’s like the first time baby rolls off the bed/sofa/changing table, leaving mom or dad in a state of pure terror (it happens). These 100 rarely documented but all-too-realistic milestones — such as “First Time Baby Says a Word You Didn’t Want Her to Say” — provide comfort, solidarity, and comic relief for new parents (from Amazon)

Book gift for the creative thinkers in our lives (or those who just prefer pictures to text):

Am I Overthinking This?: Over-answering life’s questions in 101 charts — a series of charts, graphs, and diagrams in full-color help any perplexed person explores life’s big questions (Does this need butter? Should I pop this zit?). Should I buy this book?

Book gift for your “Wheel of Fortune” lover grandpa and grandma:

Wheel of Fortune Word Puzzle book — there is no description needed. This spiral-bound (so smart to include the spiral!) book contains themed puzzles based on real Wheel of Fortune categories. R-S-T-L-N-E, anyone?