When it comes to childhood development and ensuring proper reading preparation, it goes without saying that there is no better Christmas gift than a new book. Here are five reasons why books make the best Christmas gifts – for children and adults alike!
- Books are Affordable
Considering how expensive all those technology-advanced toys are nowadays, books are extremely easy on the back pocket. In fact, if you’re strategic about it, you can often find a few hidden gems in second-hand bookstores. Classic children’s stories by popular authors like Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, and Beatrix Potter can be found in abundance in these stores – and you can often get your hands on stunning first editions for half the price that you might expect to pay!
- You Can Customise Your Gift
When you give a child a book, you can make it even more meaningful by customising it and writing a short inscription inside. As simple as it sounds, this kind of personalisation is sure to mean a lot – especially as the child grows up. It shows that you put a lot of thought into finding the perfect book for them and demonstrates just how much you care.
- Books Can Last a Lifetime
Books aren’t like toys that wear out over time: they aren’t like teddy bears that have lost an eye, or a plastic hula hoop that the dog chewed up. If well looked after, they can last for years and years – and, let’s face it, there is nothing more welcoming than a well-stocked bookshelf in the home. Plus, who knows, the child to whom you give the book might even keep it as an heirloom and pass it down to their children in the future. That’s a pretty special legacy!
- Christmas Shopping is So Much Easier
Considering that books make the perfect gift for people of all ages, you will be able to get all your festive shopping done in one fell swoop. If you know what types of books your loved ones enjoy reading, Christmas shopping will be easier than ever before. And even if you don’t, you can always get them a book voucher so that they can choose something great on their own.
- It’s Simple
When buying a book, everything is simple. All that you must do is wrap it in pretty paper and set it under the tree. There’s no need to stress about including batteries or buying clothes that might not fit.
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