Christmas Presents – Musing Mondays

Today’™s MUSING MONDAYS post is about Christmas book buying’¦

In these last few days before Christmas, I’m sure there are plenty of us scrambling to get our last minute shopping done. Are you buying any books for friends or family (or even yourself)? Do you expect to recieve any bookish gifts from others – books, or book-related?


I like to buy presents to suit each person, so I give books to some people and not to others. It’s great if they have a wishlist to choose from as there is always the chance that I’ll buy a book they already have otherwise.
I love to have books as presents from other people, but I’m just as happy to have a book token. That actually gives me two presents – the actual book and the pleasure of browsing and choosing which one to buy. 



4 thoughts on “Christmas Presents – Musing Mondays

  1. I do hope that someone will buy me the odd book! I actually try not to buy them for other people very often, I’m not very good at it, I’m never sure what they’ve read, and I think that from me, it’s too predictable. When I do, it’s more often non-fiction. I’ve still got my birthday book token – I love the process of choosing, too.


  2. I love receiving books as gifts, but I also appreciate bookstore gift cards (here in the US, we’ve only recently managed to come up with something like your book tokens). As you say, that allows me to indulge in one of my favorite activities – book browsing.


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