It is so rewarding to see kids absorbed in the magic of a good book. The look on their faces as a book captures their imagination is priceless. We have placed great importance on reading, from birth onward. Our kids just became tweens and we continue to read aloud to them nightly as a cherished family tradition.
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5 Bookish Gift Ideas for Kids and Tweens
1. Get them a box of gently used books from The Book Bundler. This is a store we have purchased from many times and our kids’ eyes light up when the box arrives full of books. They offer a wide variety of themes from all different genres for all age groups. You can find books for your babies, kids, tweens and teens. There are board books for little ones, early readers, chapter books, holiday themed books and more. They even carry fun themes for adults on your shopping list. You can use my unique affiliate coupon code to save an extra 15% on your order. THERESA88184
2. Make the gift extra special by giving them a special book along with themed items that go with it. For example, a gift of The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss could be accompanied by a themed hat or even the surprise of a fishbowl, fish food and a note inside letting them know that they will be picking out their very own goldfish! A Harry Potter book could be accompanied by a wand or a dress up robe. A Christmas book could be accompanied by a nativity set for kids. Bookmarks are also a wonderful addition to a gift. If you are crafty, it would be special to give a handmade bookmark.
3. Give them a subscription to a monthly book themed box, such as Owl Crate. Another option, is to get them a single crate from past months. This is less expensive for you, and a lot of fun for them.
4. Give them a DIY book nook. This can include a pop-up tent, blankets, pillows and bookmarks. There is something fun, and cozy about reading in a specially designated nook. This also reinforces a love and celebration of reading.
5. Give them a book or series with a letter promising a special celebration when they have finished it. This could include themed foods, a movie if there is one, and photos of the child with the book or series. It gives the child a sense of accomplishment when the whole family celebrates reading together. There are some books that we have our children read before we allow them to see the movie, then we make it a big movie night celebration!
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Rhonda Struthers says
I am most proud to have facilitated the love of reading to my children. I think the owl crate jr box sets would give me the opportunity to carry on this gift to my grandchildren.
That is wonderful that you facilitated the love of reading in your children. It sounds like you will carry on the tradition with your grandchildren. ❤
Trever Meenen says
I never was a reader of books. I remember though a great book I read as a teen called Hatchet about a boy and his dog who survive a plane crash and have to survive in the wild on their own. It was a good book.
I hadn’t heard of that book before. After reading your comment, I looked it up. It sounds really good. Thanks for sharing. 😀
Kari B says
I think the subscription book box is such a good gift idea.
Our kids love to receive those. There is something fun about a whole book experience inside of the box. 😀
Kristin S says
These are great ideas! My friends all have babies/toddlers now, but I’ve made it a point to include a book with every gift I get them. I’ll definitely keep your tips in mind as they get a bit older!
Thank you Kristin. I imagine they would find some of these things fun when they get older. It is wonderful that you include a book with each gift you give them. 😀
Brittany Gilley says
I love using The Book Bundler!
It is so much fun! 😀
wendy hutton says
I always encouraged my kids to read when they were young, these are great tips, I have 2 nieces expecting and I am collecting books for them for the babies they both love reading and am sure they will pass this on the their kids
That is wonderful that you encouraged your kids to read from a young age. It will be so much fun for you to meet the new babies and share your love of books with them. Congrats! 🙂
The love of reading Is a gift which lasts a lifetime..
So true! 📚
Donna Doyle says
I like the idea of used books.
Me too! They get to be enjoyed again and again. 🙂
Doreen Lamoureux says
What amazing book gift ideas. Thanks so much. I love reading.. it is like a getaway in my head. I want a DIY nook too. 🙂
Thank you very much! I hope you get your DIY book nook. 📚 😀