For the littlest ones in your family board books are always a great option. Cloth books are also nice since teething babies tend to enjoy eating books more than reading them! It's never too soon to get your little ones hooked on reading!
For the toddlers who are just learning their letters, colors, and numbers there are countless great options! Dr. Seuss books are always a good choice. Of course, when they start to read on their own, classics like Dick and Jane are definitely a great option!
For those who are still learning, a leappad/reading help where it reads the word to you when touched such as the one pictured below can inspire imagination and instill love of learning this Christmas!
For those who are taking off and just past the Seuss phase, short chapter books like Arthur, Magic Tree House, and Bobbsey Twin Mysteries are ideal!
Then comes the age when it gets a little sticky... What 10(ish) year old picks books over tv, video games, or some other toy? Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, or Classic Starts (from Barnes and Noble) are great, but you may want to try a Kids Kindle, where you can set the amount of time you want your child to spend reading before they can play games!
Teen-agers are even harder to buy for. Good options include a gift card to a book store, an ereader, or audiobooks ( because sometimes it's cooler to listen to it than to read it). And since adults have such a varied taste, these make great gifts for them as well. (You can't go wrong with a classic though! Authors such as Dickens, Alcott, and Gaskell are sure to be a stellar choice!) If you have a true bookworm on your hands then reading lights, nice bookmarks, and cute bookish gifts are always appreciated!
I hope you enjoyed this slightly different post and also hope that it helps you to find the perfect gift for that special someone in your life! Merry Christmas!
Check back next week sometime for a list of the best Christmas books to read as a family!