My husband has always been easy to buy gifts for at Christmas time. He always has a long list of books he wants to read- or he’s happy with a gift card from the local book store. The first year he asked for a book store gift card, I wasn’t keen on the idea. I felt like that was not much of a unique gift. He explained to me that having a gift card gave him a certain sense of freedom to go crazy in the book store and purchase books he might not buy on his own.
However, this year I will not have the luxury of gifting him with books or a gift card- we purchased the Kindle for him for Father’s Day and he absolutely loves it. The Kindle is tied into his credit card and he electronically picks the next book on his list with the same ease that you select movies from Netflix.
So I have decided that this year I will place several different books on my Christmas list. Books are affordable, provide hours of entertainment and most importantly will be easy for my husband to wrap! One book that will be on my list this year is An Uncommon History of Common Things by Bethanne Patrick and John Thompson – A lively, incomparably browsable read for history buffs, pop culture lovers, and anyone who relishes the odd and extraordinary details hidden in the everyday. Another book that will make that list is our own Gwen Morrison’s novel: Ivy: The Story of a Friendship. Both of these books as well as the Kindle can be purchased in the Imperfect Women’s Book Store.
There is a book for every special person in your life. An adventure, a romance, a mystery, a self-help or a comedy. They can cause someone to laugh, cry, ponder or even change their life. What books are you giving as gifts this holiday season? Do you have any special books that are on your Christmas wish list?