Why Books Make the Best Gifts

With the holiday season nearly upon us, you may have already started looking for the perfect gifts for those hard-to-please people in your life. This year, try going to a book store. Here are some of the reasons why books make the best gifts.

You are giving someone the gift of a whole new world

When you give someone a good book, it is comparable to giving them a mental vacation for free. They can explore and see vast new worlds without having to purchase an expensive plane ticket or drive their car long distances. As author Neil Gaiman once said, “Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world!”

You help a child learn and improve his cognitive skills

Children benefit a lot from reading as they learn the rhyming or predictable pattern of the text. If your kid does not know how to read yet, fear not. When you read books to them, you can also help boost their listening skills. You also help improve their attention span, which is undoubtedly beneficial for school. Books help stretch their imagination and creativity of children. They give kids a chance to dream.

Books also build a chid’s vocabulary. It is a chance to learn new words in an enjoyable way. Being fluent and articulate is advantageous in any career path, and knowing that you can speak to the people with confidence can be a considerable boost to your self-esteem.

You have endless options

When choosing to give books as present, make sure that you stay away from the more popular titles since chances are high that they recipient has already read them. So choose something unexpected. Remember that you have a veritable sea of options. Consider your favorite books from your own childhood, ask your friends for good recommendations, or check out a local bookstore and ask the staff working there if they have any suggestions.

Carefully chosen and personalized books are always a great choice and guaranteed to be cherished by the book lover in your life.