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?