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Post by Cher432 »

Books are a really good gift especially if the person likes the author. If I give them as a gift I first inquire about the person's taste.

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Post by ObsessedBookNerd »

I ask for certain books for Christmas or my birthday. I won’t gift books because I wouldn’t know what genre they like, if they have the book or have already read it & didn’t like it. I think for holidays or for someone’s birthday it should be a surprise. If they ask me to get it for a holiday/birthday then I wouldn’t mind getting it cause obviously they really want it.

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Post by Firefawkes »

The best gifts are when people give you their favourite book! My friends and I also have given up on traditional gifts and only give books (then share them around the group!) :)

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Post by Zora C Penter »

I prefer gift cards to bookstores over actual books largely because I have so many already. I am likely to get a duplicate!

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Post by Chikari »

I love books as gifts! Especially if it's a surprise. I just figure it means a lot when someone sees or reads a book and thinks of you. I also love giving books to the younger ones in my life because I want to encourage their love of reading.
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Post by lilac_coquelicot »

I like reading books.I think books are best gift to give to others because books are true friends of humans.

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Post by mmm17 »

Yes, I do give books as gifts, especially to children. I'm always giving books to my two nephews. My goal is to help them develop a reading habit, which I think is soooooo important in life. I also give books as birthday gifts to my friends and family.

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Post by Julie Petitbon »

I love getting books as gifts! Even better is getting a gift card to amazon or the book store so that I can pick out my own books. :)

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Post by bookworm2567 »

TO me, the only thing exciting about my birthday(and any holiday to be honest) is I get Kindle gift cards.

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Post by Florence Nalianya »

Ihavent been given a book as a gift and soo am green in this particular topic.

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Post by Everydayadventure15 »

I love getting books and gift cards to buy books! When I'm looking for gifts for other people, I try to find books specific to the person's interest. Most of my family likes books of some sort so I challenge myself to find just the right book for each person.

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Post by Nym182 »

Unless I have a specific book in mind, I’m more apt to give them a gift card so they can go through the joy of going to a book store and finding the perfect book.

I do like to give people a list of books I want but I usually end up getting a gift card as well😅
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Post by cxsimpson »

Books have been a common gift in my family for years so I think it's a great idea.

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Post by tsh1001 »

You would ahve to KNOW they didnt have, or hadnt read, whatever book you're gifting. I love getting books, but gift receipts are nice...just in case.
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Post by tanner87cbs »

It depends on the recipient. My wife loves books, therefore books as gifts to her are the bomb.

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