Gift giving season is nearly upon us. Some of the more proactive among us have already begun buying gifts. I happen to think books make a fantastic gift in nearly all circumstances. Following are four reasons why.
- Gives you the chance to show off your knowledge about the person
It’s one thing to buy someone something that was already on their wish list. Or a sweater. It’s another thing entirely to buy them a unique out of print book about fly tying because they love bass fishing and head out with their buddies any chance they get.
- Creates a physical connection between you, the book, and the recipient
Every time they hold that book about fly tying in their hands they are going to think about you. How cool is that?
- Relatively inexpensive
You can get some wonderful books that show off how much you know about the person and look great on the shelf for very little cash. Great example on our shelves right now: Jane Goodall: 40 Years at Gombe signed first edition in very good condition for 25.00.
- Easy to wrap!
Seriously, even I can wrap these things!