When a holiday and an occasion like the Christmas celebration arises, that means one thing: The mad scramble for gifts. Whether you’re shopping for loved ones, office mates, friends, or acquaintances, finding that perfect something for someone can be a nerve-wracking task. At a time like this, naturally my thoughts turn first toward books. Anyway, this is highly personal. Individuals may have different choices of gift. But I’m not the only one, I’m sure. If you are reading this post you likely understand the power and beauty of a great book.

We at Sunshine always find ourselves delightfully busy around the holidays. We love assisting a fiancé in finding the right book for his bibliophile love, brainstorming books for a respected retirement life, or suggesting texts for graduates embarking on a new life. In fact, gift giving is simply an extension of one of the most rewarding aspects of our business: the pleasure of matching the right book with the right recipient.

There is always a special book for every special person in your life. An adventure, a romance, a mystery, a comedy, a memoir, self-improvement, drama, from philosophy to how-to. Wish it, and it will come true within the pages of a book. Share the love of books with your friends and loved ones at this Christmas period!

8 reasons why books the best gifts for the holiday season?

  1. Books have the capacity to change life. They can make someone laugh, cry and reflect. This is one major reason I love giving—and receiving books. 
  2. Books are affordable, and they provide hours of surprise, escape, and discovery. Sure, some books can be as much as N10,000 but for as little as N1,000 you can get the perfect gift for someone. 
  3. They're easy to wrap! 
  4. You cannot open a book without learning something. 
  5. You can personalize the book you give. What makes a book really special is that you can write an inscription in it. It makes the book that you get for someone all the more personal. 
  6. You can literally do all your shopping in one place. Whether you stay home and shop online at sunshine or you venture outside your house to a bookstore, you can get your shopping done in one place — and probably in one trip. 
  7. A book will last a lifetime. A toy will eventually be discarded and a sweater will wear thin. A book, though, will forever grace the person’s bookshelf. Every time they refer to the book that you gave them, they’ll remember you. 
  8. There’s nothing to worry about when buying a book. When you buy a book for someone, that’s it. Wrap it, send it to them, and then watch the smile on the person’s face as they see the book you bought for them. You don’t have to worry about getting the wrong size, forgetting batteries, or hoping you got their favorite color
Authors and celebrities from Dan Brown and Danielle Steele to Valerie Bertinelli and Al Roker know books are great gifts and are sharing just some of the reasons why in their own words. Their responses are often funny, sometimes whimsical and always thoughtful. Read on to find out what makes a book a great gift:

Books make great gifts because they can unveil hidden secrets.” Dan Brown 

Books make great gifts because they expand your horizons and keep you cooking.”Emeril Lagasse

Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside them, and it’s much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world.”Neil Gaiman

Books make great gifts because… [they don’t] come in any particular size, so you don’t have to be embarrassed if you bought somebody the wrong size.”Valerie Bertinelli 

Books make great gifts because in a time of trouble, they can take the reader personally into a place of hope.”Glenn Beck

Books make great gifts because they’re everybody’s favorite things.”Julie Andrews

Books make great gifts because they’re something you love that you can share.”John Lithgow 

“Books are the most fun you can have for under $25. You and your significant other can’t go to a movie and buy popcorn and have that much fun!”Al Roker 

“Books make great gifts because you don’t have to plug them in.” –Alec Baldwin

There are many ways of acquiring knowledge, but books are a tried and true method
They contain vast amounts of information which can easily be handed to another person when you’re done.  What better time than the Christmas to give someone you love the gift of knowledge?
We at Sunshine Bookseller want to make your Holiday shopping easy. We also want to help you save money. Below are suggested great collection you can get for those loved ones at this festive period: (Click on each for more details)

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Other Great Good Books for Christmas Gift are:
We thought with the advent of December we’d take a moment to celebrate some of the great book gifts of the past, so I want to ask you to tell me about a special book you once received as a gift. Use the comment box below.

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