If you get a gift from me chances are that you will get a book. It has gotten to the point where my children keep a list of books they would like to have in their personal library. All three of them have requested book cases so they have a place to store them all properly. Our new house doesn’t have the built-ins that the old place had. When my youngest nephew comes across a book he wants he’ll tell me as we get close to his birthday.
However I do not have any books that I give on a regular basis or have recommended for certain occasions. I like to give books based on personality so the gift is tailored to them.
On my daughter’s tenth birthday I gave her a velvet bound copy of The Secret Garden a box set of The Little House books. On her thirteenth birthday she recieved the entire Narnia collection as well as The Hobbit and a leather bound edition of Jane Austen ‘s works.
My middle child loves mysteries so his room has many of the A to Z Mysteries books.
I do like to give books at baby showers but I try to pick something that I think the parents would enjoy as well. I have yet to come across a book that everyone loves. I have a baby shower to attend this weekend and while my kids picked out an adorable outfit I still want to get a book. I adore the Little Golden book classics. I think I will be picking up a copy of The Pokey Little Puppy. It is a cute little story.
My kids’ grandpa passed away this week. I remember a song called Holes in the Floor of Heaven. It is also a book which I am waiting on our copy to arrive. Grief is such a difficult thing, especially for a child so I hope this book will comfort them the way the song comforted me when my grandma passed away.
Do you have specific books that you like to give for certain occasions or do you like to pick one based on the recipients personality?