Is your child a bookworm? Or do you want to encourage him to read more? These gift ideas fit into the reading theme. They might not make your child an expert reader, but they can help encourage his literacy and love of reading.
A pile of brand new books is an obvious gift option for your little bookworm. Kids who love reading enjoy getting new literature in their hands. Base your book selection on the type of books or authors that your child already loves. If he’s reading a series, pick up the next few books in the series.
Don’t be afraid to venture outside his normal book selection. Pick up some non-fiction books even if he usually reads fiction. Try a book on a new subject that might interest him. Or buy him a guide to a hobby, such as a cookbook or a strategy guide for a video game.
With so many houses having tablet computers, you might consider by electronic versions of books for the recipient. Make sure you buy a version compatible with the devise he has. Or buy a book on tape if the recipient likes to listen to stories.
Not sure what type of book the recipient will want? Give him a gift card to his favorite bookstore. This gives him complete control over the new books he gets. A child who enjoys reading will likely get excited at the idea of browsing the aisles of the bookstore and picking out whatever he wants. Pair the gift card up with another book-related gift if you want to give him an actual gift and not just a card or money.
If the recipient already has plenty of books, buy him an accessory that goes along with reading. An example is a clip-on light he can place near his bed or a new fun bookmark. You might buy a puppet of a character from his favorite story so he can retell the story. Another idea is to buy him a beanbag chair or floor pillow to help create a comfy reading corner in his room.
If you want a gift that keeps giving, try a subscription. Magazine subscriptions are relatively inexpensive. You’ll find kids’ magazines on a variety of subjects so you can find something that interests the recipient. You could also sign him up for a book of the month type club. This gives him a steady stream of new reading material.
Another direction to go is to buy your child art related to books. You might frame a print of an illustration from his favorite book, or buy a poster that features a favorite character. Or find a wall hanging that has a quote about reading on it.