Books Make Great Gifts!

By FPLFriend_Susan

’Tis the season of giving and some people can be challenging to shop for. We may be biased but we think you can never go wrong with a good book.

Here are four ways to pick a great book:

  1. Consider a person’s hobbies. Does your sister enjoy fishing, knitting, drawing, or baking? There are some beautiful coffee table books or how to guides available in all of those subjects and more! A recipe book could even yield you an invitation to dinner. A memoir by an artist or a writer could inspire the next great Picasso or Colleen Hoover.
  2. Share something you loved. Is there a book that you’ve read in the past year that left you with things to contemplate? Did you read a story that you thought others should read as well? Consider giving that book. You can pass along your copy or, if you borrowed it from the library or read a Kindle version, pick up a new copy to pass along. Include an inscription telling them why you loved the book.
  3. Children’s books are so good! Yes, Pat the Bunny and Goodnight Moon are old standards that will live for eternity, but there are some really amazing children’s books available these days. Books about traditions, destinations, stories of tenacity, educational concepts, and creative fun are all over the bookshelves these days. If you are giving a book to a child, consider signing the inside with a wish or a hope for the child in the coming years. Don’t forget to include the date!
  4. Planning a trip can be fun. Sure you can find lots of resources online, but a travel book with a map inside can bring the planning to life in a whole new way. Many people choose to give gifts of trips or memberships instead of stuff, which is a super idea. But some travel guides or inspiration could be helpful and would give you something to wrap up and hand off.

Once you have a topic in mind, perhaps a used book from the Bookshop run by the Friends of the Frisco Public Library would fit the bill. Stop by the shop on the first floor of the library and take a look.