Books I Love to Give as Gifts
I love it when someone gives me a thoughtfully chosen book. Likewise, I love to give books as gifts. There is something special about receiving a book that is just one’s taste and style. It creates a connection between the giver and the recipient. There is a feeling that each understands the other, to know someone well enough to select a book that would be of interest.
I’m really letting the cat out of the bag with this one- this is THE go-to gift I give to people on their birthdays. No matter what their age, everyone loves to dream about traveling to far away lands and this book lists every single country in the world along with notable facts and must-sees about each one of them in only the way that Lonely Planet can. You’re talking bucket lists? Get a big enough bucket to put the entire book in.
Amazing friends are one of the best things about being alive, right? In this memoir, author Melanie Shankle pays homage to her best friend and their unique friendship, while examining the influence friendships have in shaping each of our lives. We have all had friendships that have wounded us, and others that have helped us grow, with many shades in between. I gave this book as a gift to a dear friend who was moving from Longmeadow, MA to Chappaqua, New York.
Thich Nhat Hanh
While visiting a friend in Paris, she took me to see Thich Nhat Hanh live at a seminar, and I was blown away by the Zen of this man. Being Zen is literally Nhat Hanh’s job, as he is one of the world’s best known Zen Masters. Even if you don’t relate to Buddhist teachings, there is something for everyone in this lovely little book about spreading love and positivity and examining how we can integrate more of it into our lives, and the lives of others.
This book is an amazing work of paper art, a surprise is on every page as you flip through this full-color pop up book. Robert Sabuda is a master at paper art, so if you have an interest in other subject matter, he has books for many other themes such as dinosaurs, children’s fables, and other whimsical subjects. Adults and kids alike will ohh and ahh over this book and other pop up paper art books.
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