Most Non-Booklovers, when asked what would be the perfect gift for the Booklover in their life would say, “Easy, books.” But it’s not that simple. Because, for a booklover, it’s not just “a book”, it’s “the book” and sometimes, not a book at all.
As a booklover myself, I have witnessed a number of my friends and family struggle to find the right gift. So here, I have compiled a list of questions that a Non-Booklover should ask themselves that will help them select the right gift.
So Non-Booklovers, grab a notepad and pen and get ready to make notes and Booklovers, grab a tub of popcorn and enjoy yourselves.
- Should I buy a book or something else?
One of the main questions you need to ask yourself is whether you want to buy a book or not.
Though it may be obvious, sometimes, buying a book is not the best choice and there are a number of alternatives available that will cheer up a booklover nonetheless. Like Kindles, bookmarks, book-scented candles and perfumes, book-themed clothes, etc.
In this post, I will be focusing on the ones who want to get a book.
2. Which genre does he/she read?
It is very important for you to know which genre(s) does the Booklover in your life like to read while choosing a book. You don’t want to end up gifting a Jane Eyre fan a copy of The Da Vinci Code, trust me. Once you know the genre, you can narrow down your choices and get an appropriate gift.
3. Which authors does he/she like?
Another important thing you need to know before you decide on a gift is which authors the Booklover in your life likes. Usually, a booklover who is a fan of a particular author would have read all of his/her works but if not, you can always get a book that the booklover has not yet read. If, as in most cases, they have read all the books, you can get a book of similar authors, the list of which you can find online. Otherwise, if you can swing a first edition copy or a signed copy of their favourite book(or even a signed first edition) that would be the best thing in the world!
Well, I hope that helps you find the perfect gift.
How would you select a gift for a Booklover?
Booklovers, how would you like Non-Booklovers to choose a book for you?
Let me know in the comments!