Best Books To Give As Gifts
The wonderful thing about books is that there are ones to give for just about any occasion. They also make for very thoughtful gifts as they show that you care enough about the person to pick something that you know will appeal to them. If you have a bookworm in your life who you want to surprise for a special occasion, or just to show them that you care, take a look at the following books to give as gifts.
For Someone Who Is Having A Birthday
You're Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss is well known for his beloved children's books, but he also wrote this book for adults who are beginning to feel the aches and pains of aging. It is all about the indignities of going for a check-up at a clinic for the elderly and will bring a smile to the face of anyone who loves Dr. Seuss. Depending on the age of the recipient, they might even be familiar with a few of the indignities mentioned in the book!
Alternatively: The Birthday Trilogy by Brian Rowe
For someone who isn't quite that old yet, The Birthday Trilogy by Brian Rowe would make a good gift. Teens often feel like that it is taking too long for them to grow up and become adults, but seventee-year old Cameron Martin has the opposite problem. He suddenly begins aging an entire year of his life in the span of a single day, which means he is in a race against the clock to find out what is going on and stop it before it's too late.
For Someone Who Needs Motivation
Fail Until You Don't: Fight. Grind. Repeat by Bobby Bones
Everyone has been down and out before or made mistakes that they regret, but not everyone is able to find the motivation to make a difference about their situation. That is why this book by Bobby Bones can be a great gift to help someone find their motivation again. He talks about finding success in the midst of tough failures and impossible odds as well as the importance of never giving up and learning from failures.
Alternatively: The 52 Lists Project: A Year of Weekly Journaling Inspirations by Moorea Seal
Sometimes all that someone needs for motivation is to become a little bit more organized and this book offers a great way to do just that. It can help someone to find the motivation to take action in their life and work on their dreams while taking ownership of their life. It can help someone who is stuck in a rut to see the bigger picture and also has plenty of space for them to create their own lists.
For Someone Who Is Having A Baby
The Big Fat Activity Book For Pregnant People by Jordan Reid and Erin Williams
Chances are that any mother-to-be will already get all the necessities at their baby shower, so a book like The Big Fat Activity Book For Pregnant People can help bring a smile to their face. It's filled with journaling pages, fill-in-the-blanks, quizzes and all kinds of other wildly funny activities about pregnancy. At the very least this book will provide a welcome distraction from all the less than pleasant aspects of pregnancy.
Alternative: The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity, and Success After Baby by Lauren Smith Brody
For a baby shower gift that is a little more serious, you can't go wrong with The Fifth Trimester by Lauren Smith Brody. It's all about regaining control of your own life again after pregnancy and dealing with getting back into the groove of the real world. There is plenty of solid advice in this book that will help parents get back on their feet and working again as a new mom.
For Someone Who Loves Music
Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin is the first and only ever official illustrated book about this iconic band and features 400 pages of content. With more than 300 photographs, many of which that has never been seen before, this book is the ultimate gift for music fans in general and Led Zeppelin fans in particular. With everything from personal photographs to handwritten lyrics and backstage passes, this is the kind of book that every Led Zeppelin fan will cherish.
Alternative: The Rap Year Book by Shea Serrano and Arturo Torres
Not everyone enjoys rock music or Led Zeppelin, so if you have a rap fan in your life, then The Rap Year Book would be the perfect gift for them. What this book does is take the most important rap song from every year since 1979 and discuss, debate and deconstruct it in detail. It was picked by Billboard as one of the 100 greatest music books of all time and judging by the amount of interesting content that it contains, it is easy to see why.