Books are man’s best friend simply because they are the gateway to knowledge and wisdom. So, if you are planning to give a gift to someone, then why not gift him or her with a book? I’m sure that most people you know around you will be book lovers too, and the best present that they can accept is a good book too.
Why gift a book?
Instead of giving a routine or mundane present, gifting a book makes more sense. Books are great treasure for book lovers. For example, you might want to gift a tie as a present to a person, but you might not know that this person already has so many ties, that he might not appreciate your gift. Alternatively, if you are trying to gift a dress or an item of utility such as a domestic iron or a set of glasses, chances are that they might already own such an item, and despite their best gestures, they might feel that the gift is unneeded.
To avert such a situation, try gifting a book instead. A gift of a book to someone you love can really bring about a positive change in the relationship you share with that special person. You can send a book on a subject that he or she cherishes very much. For example, it may be about a hobby such as gardening, or about keeping pets. You may also want to present a book that could be related to the profession that your beloved person is following. So, you might want to gift a book on architecture if the person is an architect.
What goes wrong with routine gifts?
Sometimes, we don’t quite understand what gift to give when it is gift-giving time. It could be a wedding or an occasion of a life time, but what to present just doesn’t strike us perfectly. We often end up buying a routine gift and assume that the present will be appreciated by the receiver. The sad truth is that many times they are not. So, the entire exercise of going to the store and buying an unlikable gift becomes a painful experience.
Rather than doing this in the first place, why not choose a book that is unique and special in the first place? The fact is that admit it or not, most of are book lovers and appreciate good books with all our heart. Gifting someone a good book can be one of the better ways of communicating love for those who are close to us. Those who receive books as gifts also feel thankful and express their gratitude likewise.
If you truly love a person, then you can gift him or her with a book. Books are surely treasured and cherished as a benign present for many years to come. Other gifts may not have that much appeal, but the present of a book can improve your relationships and can prove to be the best gift to the person you love.