It's a wonderful thing to give the gift of imagination and wonder at Christmas time, and a bookish present for the young readers in your life can do just that. A carefully selected book can transport children to magical realms, spark their creativity, and instill a lifelong love for reading. Whether it's a beautifully illustrated picture book for the little ones or a thrilling adventure that fuels curiosity in order readers, we think that a book is always the perfect gift! There are lots of options to enhance the reading experience too, like a soft, cosy reading blanket, a personalized bookmark, or a handy reading light. And of course, a subscription to a kid-friendly book club (can you think of one?!) ensures a regular dose of literary excitement throughout the year. Here are a few of our favourite ideas (in addition to our own treat boxes and subscriptions!) that will enable children to unwrap the joy of reading this year...
Book Lights: Overnight travel call or bedtime reading often call for a personal reading light to illuminate the pages. Most clip on book lights are rechargeable and can be used for up to 45 hours at a time - perfect!
Book Plates or Stamps: Everyone loves to stamp ownership into a favourite book, and there is a huge a range of beautiful "this book belongs to" stamps or book plates available, including personalised ones. A great stocking filler!
A Kindle Case: If the bookworm in your family uses a Kindle, why not get them something to protect it in style? Small businesses on Etsy offer a wide variety of decorative Kindle cases that look good and keep the device from getting damaged.
The Book Seat: Meet the travel pillow designed for avid readers on the move. By day, it’s a convenient book stand with an adjustable page holder to keep your place. By night (or nap time) it can be use as a pillow!
A Book Journal: Serious young bibliophiles will be thrilled to receive a beautiful notebook to use as a book journal, for their book reviews, notes, quotes, and TBR lists.
Personalised bookmarks: You can never have too many! Websites like Etsy and Not On The High Street feature many small businesses who can create a wide range of personalised bookmarks in different styles.
Reading socks: Cold feet can be a distraction from even the best of books, so the gift of a pair of slipper socks with a cozy plush lining along with a new book will make any bookworm happy!