It’s Mother’s Day, which means trying to figure out what you can get your mom that lets her know you love her all the while causing you tremendous stress, because you know it will never equate to even a fraction of all the things that she has given you (her time, life, love, money, etc.).
My favorite thing to gift people (HANDS.DOWN.) is books. And, of course, my favorite thing in the whole wide world to be gifted to me is books (more books, please!).
So what do I get my mom for Mother’s Day? A book of course! But how does one choose which to give?! To me, that’s where all the fun lies.
You have the opportunity to give someone an amazing story. The potential to make them laugh, cry, smile, get angry, and most importantly, escape from their busy, stressful world. You get to give them a vacation, a new friend, a new love interest (team Edward!!), and so much more. And if you’re lucky to pick the book just right, you can give them a new favorite story. And oh man, it just makes my heart all warm and fuzzy when I give people a book that they love.
Books are completely magical, and sharing the magic with someone is one of the best reasons to read (I have books on my TBR that I’ll only read to see if it’d be a good gift for person x, y, and z). Why do book bloggers exist? BECAUSE WE LOVE TO TALK ABOUT BOOKS WITH EACH OTHER! And giving someone a book you’ve read and loved ultimately becomes the best gift for all parties involved because you’ve just landed yourself someone you can talk about your favorite book to. And guys, that’s priceless.
Do you love giving books as gifts? What have you gifted to people recently? Do you have certain books that you’ll gift to everyone, or do you try to tailor each gift to the person you’re giving it to? What was the last book someone gave you that you loved?