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Mini Books Make Great Gifts

Updated on November 5, 2014

Five Reasons Why I Love Mini Books

From the first time I received a miniature book as a gift I have loved this world of little books. They make wonderful gifts and you know the saying "good things come in small packages"....well that applies to mini books. They make treasured memories too!

There's something for every taste, every occasion or just to say "thank you" or "I care..."

Let's look into the world of the miniature book.

All photos, unless otherwise noted, were taken by Lyn Bell

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mini dictionery

# 1 Miniature Books Are Helpful

While many of the miniature books available are for inspiration many have a helpful purpose.

This little set of dictionaries would be a handy size to take with you when you travel. Doesn't take up much room and look great on your mantelpiece!

Photo byandromeda8236 on Flickr

My Mom was a crossword fan

Mom's mini dictionaries
Mom's mini dictionaries

My Mom loved doing crosswords. She's been gone 10 years now but I treasure her much-used mini dictionary and thesaurus. The little Collins New Gem Dictionary that looks so loved has Mom's signature in the front cover and a date of April 1960. Pencil notes and comments adorn the doubt her own thesaurus! The newer mini was printed in 1992. Today's mini dictionary and thesaurus is the Oxford that follows.

Oxford Mini Dictionary and Thesaurus
Oxford Mini Dictionary and Thesaurus

This is not meant to help you master the whole English is a small item so it has limitations! But it is a true pocket size dictionary with a little thesaurus as well.

A handy item for the avid reader, a Crossword fan, a Code Cracker fan or a Scrabble enthusiast. Such a thoughtful little gift!

Dimensions are:3.7 x 1.7 x 4.5 inches


A helpful book of quotes

one liners
one liners

#2 Mini Books Inspire and Encourage

Helen Exley Giftbooks

Inspiring books with little pictures and quotes to match.


(Helen Exley Giftbooks)

Hope! Dream!

(Helen Exley Giftbooks)

Happy Day!

(Helen Exley Giftbooks)


Words on Courage

(Helen Exley Giftbooks)

(Words for Life)

Words on Hope

(Words for Life)

Words on Love & Caring

(Words for Life)

Chicken Soup For the Soul

My favorite little book of inspiration! I have given many of these mini books as gifts. I have used them as a thank you gift to a new client (as appropriate), a book for a person who is sick, a gift for those in despair... or a birthday gift.

Chicken Soup for the Soul The Mini Edition

Chicken Soup for the Soul:

Stories to Uplift the Spirit

Chicken Soup for the Soul:

Heartwarming Stories to Renew Your Faith

Stirring Sip Of Chicken Soup For The Soul:

Uplifting Moments from Everyday Heroes

(Chicken Soup for the Soul


mini positives
mini positives

Another Chicken Soup Miniature...

Pet Lovers Collection of Chicken Soup for the S (Chicken Soup for the Soul (Mini))
Pet Lovers Collection of Chicken Soup for the S (Chicken Soup for the Soul (Mini))

Another miniature collection of inspiring and heart-warming stories brought to you by Jack Canfield. This collection covers stories of animal loyalty and unconditional love, moments of courage and the companionship we all crave. A miniature that's just right for the pet lover.

Christmas stocking
Christmas stocking

Chicken Soup for the soul at Christmas

The famous book "Chicken Soup for the Soul" comes in a special miniature edition...and this makes a really great stocking stuffer.

Not only that, if you have to post Christmas mail overseas this is a wonderful gift. It's light and small so the postage won't break the bank!

Photo by Alvimann

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# 4 Mailing Mini Books are a Breeze!

posting a mini book
posting a mini book

If you have lots of family and friends overseas or in other parts of the country sending a miniature book in the mail is just so easy. Usually you will manage to get it at a standard rate. This makes such a difference. I have always chocked at having to pay more for postage than I have spent on a gift. I'd much rather put the money into the gift than the means of transport! Little books are the answer...

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# 5 Make a Great Mother's Day Gift...or a Gift For a New Mom

Give something for a special woman in your life.

Add these little books to a gift for that special woman. Perhaps as part of a gift basket.

Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul The Mini-Edition

(Chicken Soup for the Soul)

A Spirited Sip of Chicken Soup for the Soul:

In Celebration of Women

(Chicken Soup for the Soul


A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

(Mini Gift Books)

Chicken Soup for the Soul:

Stories to Warm a Mother's Heart

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    • tedwritesstuff24 profile image


      5 years ago

      Have two friends who give them as presents so have a lovely little collection of mini advice books. I guess they think I need them ;-)


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