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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Booking Through Thursday...Gifts

Do you like to give books as gifts?

As much as I love books and I love giving books as gifts, I don't do it very often.  Unless you know someone's personal reading preferences or specific wants, it can be hard to buy books for people.  My kids get books because I know what series or author they're currently reading or want.  We do a lot of Barnes and Noble gift cards as well.  I will do book gift cards for other people instead of actual books, so they can get what they want, especially in this day of ebooks.

I like giving books as part of a baby shower gift because I think babies should know books from the beginning.

What about you?  Do you like giving books as gifts?

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10 comments:

  1. I like giving kids books as gifts. Adults can be tougher. I will give them, but only if I'm sure the receiver will enjoy them.

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  2. Unfortunately, the adults nearby don't read that much and my books are shelved, I'm sure, when I give books.

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  3. I prefer giving gift cards for the same reason you mentioned--it's hard to know what a person will like. I have bought gifts for baby showers though and I do buy book gifts for my kids.

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  4. I recently won a $50 Amazon GC! I love GC's!!

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  5. Luckily, I know that people I give gifts to well enough to choose the books. Otherwise, gift cards would be great.

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  6. I love gift cards to book stores. That's my favorite gift to get and I give them, too. I usually give from Amazon in case the person doesn't like books and wants to get something else.

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  7. Guess many of us are thinking of reader preferences. Gift cards usually work.

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  8. I do prefer to give kids physical books too, there's just something magical about a book and I like to help introduce a child to that magic :)

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  9. I give them to kids. For adults, I may give "coffee table" books or cookbooks or some non-fiction book about something I know they like but I don't give novels.

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