With Christmas just a few weeks away, the excitement is building up and each day seems to get more and more hectic. The list of things to do doesn’t seem to be getting any shorter but tempers are! Parties are being planned, vacations are being scheduled, the aroma of baking is wafting every where and shopping lists are being scribbled at a frantic pace.
Since one’s shopping list contains names of assorted people with whom one has relationships of varying degrees, it calls for a variety of gifts that need to be procured from different sources – an exercise that is time consuming and tiring. An effective solution to this problem is maybe, to give books to almost everyone on the list!
To begin with, giving books to youngsters who have grown up on a diet of television, internet and video games, may help to inculcate a love for reading. And the older generation too enjoys books because that is what they have grown up with. The advantage with books is that one can find almost every kind of book necessary for different age groups and interests.
These days, the variety of books available is phenomenal and comes in all shapes and sizes such as hard cover and paperback, graphic novel and coffee table versions. In fact, the choices are enough to be quite bewildering, ranging from fiction and non-fiction to classics and DIY manuals. All we really need to do is a little background research on different recipient’s interests.
One can divide one’s shopping list into different age groups and genre of book. For youngsters who consider reading an alien concept and find it boring, one can choose from a range of graphic novels – in fact, it’s a great way to get them to read the classics! Those who are into the culinary arts are bound to love the beautiful pictorial cook books while keep fit enthusiasts can feast their eyes on workout or yoga books.
Non-fiction books today are available on just about every subject under the sun, from interiors to gardening; make up to fashion; computers to graphics; textiles to table settings; and so much more. The subjects are diverse and the books very informative. The range of fiction of course is too innumerable to enumerate!
The decision to gift books for Christmas, although very sensible, can also be very confusing. It isn’t always possible to choose a book for someone that one knows for sure the recipient hasn’t already read. The best solution under these circumstances is to give a gift card from a leading chain of book stores. The store would offer a phenomenal range of books in every genre, in addition to stationery, movies and music, available from their chain of stores across the country and therefore are easy to redeem any where. So gift cards from a book store can actually take care of one’s entire Christmas shopping list.