Let’s Talk with Nancy J. Cohen

Gift Shopping

by Nancy J Cohen

As we are bombarded with shopping bargains and daily deals during this gift-giving season, let’s remember the joy a book can bring to a friend or family member. Keeping the person’s interests in mind, you can find something for every taste. What they watch on TV or in the movies, the magazines they read, or their favorite pastimes should clue you in. See what you can find that taps into this interest.

For example, does your friend like cooking? Check out cookbooks or culinary mysteries. She’s into crafts? Lots of crafty mysteries abound or perhaps a new book on quilting has just come out, or even the biography of a figure in history who started the craze. He only likes sports? Maybe a book on the history of the sport, a favorite player’s autobiography, or a guide to the upcoming season. Music lovers might want a book that delves into the history of their favorite tunes or portrays one of the artists. Look hard enough, and you’ll find something for everyone.

And don’t overlook OUR books. Please check out our authors and see what might appeal to your gift recipients. Books last longer than food and can even be a generational gift. Let’s encourage reading! Buy a book today for at least one person on your holiday list. That person might even be you.

Name one title on your shopping or wish list for this month.

Comments

  1. Karen Hansen says

    I gave my grandson twas the night before Thanksgiving (he’s 2) it’s obviously a take off on twas the night before xmas. The older ones get gift cards for itunes or amazon so they can pick their own. My favorite gift is always book gift cards. I’d like any of the books to the right here.

    • I like gift cards too. We give our kids money. Then they can get what they want. They’re on their own, so this works well unless there’s something specific they need. Don’t forget movie gift cards if your kids/grandkids are film fans.

  2. I’m about to wrap 2 cookbooks for my son and daughter. And when our grandson was born, Gram always sent books. In fact, he’s getting one for Hanukkah this year, too. It might lure him away from the screen for a little while, at least.

  3. Terry Ambrose says

    How true, they are excellent gifts.

  4. maggietoussaint says

    I love books! I like them in both digital and print format, though I am leaning more toward digital these days because of space, LOL. I’m looking forward to Nancy’s next book in her Bad Hair Day mysteries. I’m a Marla fan.

  5. I have several books on my amazon wish list! My son often buys me the paperback, and my DH gives me a Kindle Gift Card, a sure winner every Christmas.

  6. magnoliahillway says

    Books were always the best present!