Gift Ideas for Avid Readers
What to Buy For a Book-Worm
I'm sure everyone knows at least a dozen people that are bookworms. Just because someone loves to read and you want to get them a gift related to their love of books, doesn't necessarily mean that you have to buy them a book as a gift. Chances are pretty high that the book you pick for them, they'll most likely have already read.
My mission today is to provide you with gift ideas geared towards avid readers for Christmas, birthdays, graduation, or a special occasion. I'm keeping in mind the people I know who are reading geeks, and gifts that I would perhaps like as well.
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Game Boards for Avid Readers - Trivial Pursuit Book Lover's Edition & It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
Let's get out the trivial pursuit game and test our knowledge on English and American Literature, childhood stories, romance novels and authors, popular classics, or non-fiction books. How well do you think you know Edgar Allen Poe? If you're a serious bookworm you'll want to play this game.
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night is a played by testing your book smarts by hearing an opening line from a book. Identify the name and the author of a book. This game is recommended for ages 14 and up, but younger children do play this game. There are various categories that include children's book & movies.
Christmas Stocking Ideas for Book Geeks
One of my favorite things to do at Christmas is to stuff stockings. When I do a stocking for someone I always think of who I am doing the stocking for. In other words I like to make it as personable as possible. My mother in law is a total book geek and very rarely do I ever see her anywhere without a book close by. Listed below are items that I might put in a stocking designed for a person that loves to read.
1. Novel Teas, a package of English breakfast teas that are tagged with literary quotes.
2. A literature mug that would go well with the tea bags.
3. A book light that clips onto the book being read. This is great for late night reading.
4. Bookmarks - I chose a package rather than individual ones as book geeks usually are reading more than one book at a time.
5. Everyone can always use a new calendar and this one is specifically for book lovers.
6. Amazon and other gift cards are always a welcomed gift, and make a great stocking filler.
7. An audio book to listen to on a CD, or iPod.
8. Magnifying glasses or a wallet sized magnifier card.
9. Leather book cover.
10. Case for an electronic e-book reader such as a Kindle.
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Tree Silhouette On Book
E-book readers or Books
Personally I've always enjoyed curling up in a big comfy chair for a few hours to sit and enjoy a good book. I do own a Kindle and I find it useful for those times when I'm going somewhere and I don't want to lug around a heavy book with me. At night my husband appreciates the Kindle because I don't have to have a lamp on to disturb him. When reading to children though I would much rather have an actual book with pictures to enjoy with them.
I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.— Harold Kushner
For my birthday this year my son bought me a Pandora charm bracelet. I was surprised and very happy as I've wanted one of these bracelets for quite some time now.
While writing this article I found a Pandora compatible charm that is a textbook and thought that this would be a wonderful gift for someone that is a student or a teacher.
Books or E-Readers
Which do you prefer?
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