Friday, here in the US, is Black Friday-- which means the day lots of us go out, fight crowds, and try to get the best deal on a pillow...
Trust me, my sister got into a fight over a pillow once (not her fault). There was blood... oh the humanity!
Besides pain, blood, and torture, this is also the time where you have to decide what in the world to buy the person who has 'everything' OR the person that you should know what they like, but you don't... OR the person who you know is a reader and you want to feed that need (because YES!)
Here are FIVE suggestions to buy the READER on your list (Next week, I'm blogging about what to buy the WRITER on your list :)... you're welcome)
*Disclaimer... all of the Amazon links are through Amazon's Associate program*
1) A Kindle
YES! The reader on your list more than likely already has a kindle, BUT kindles are so affordable now that you can have more than one OR you can upgrade. The one I have linked is $49.99 (EEP! A steal!) They go as high as $229. This is also a great gift to give a writer... and not for the reason you'd expect (check back next week)
2) Book Related Jewelry
Buy a version of this necklace HERE
There is nothing better to give a book nerd than a piece of a book! Whether it be a necklace, bracelet, ring... whatever... A) it shows that you actually pay attention to what he/she likes B) It is very cool! I would seriously swoon if someone bought me this.
3) A Classic Novel... with a Twist (Pt. 1)
Find this paperback version of Wuthering Heights HERE
This goes along with knowing what the person on your list likes. Wuthering Heights is my favorite book ever! I have it with different covers (cause I'm a nerd lol). I love finding the book with new and interesting covers. I don't know why. I love covers. This can work for your present too...
You can buy a new paperback with a different cover (one you think is amazingly beautiful.). It is an easy way to show you care and bring paperback beauty into your reader's life.
4) A Classic Novel... with a Twist (Pt. 2)
Because you know you want to gift it... CLICK HERE
Some readers on your list will have favorite novels which have different retellings. Have someone who loves Fairy Tales? There are lots of new retellings on Amazon (heck, I have a series based on fairy tales myself). Buy them an updated version of their favorite.
Or, for a different twist, buy a completely different take on it- like Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies or, my favorite, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.
5) A Paperback of their favorite ebook
Paperback of book 1 in the Series by Bella Forrest--click here
My land! Most people, if they have a kindle, have an ebook library that would fill the New York Public Library (okay, maybe not, but you know what I mean). Ebooks are great. I love ebooks. Sometimes, though, it is nice to hold a paperback in your hands. And it especially awesome to hold the paperback of your favorite ebook in your hands.
Consider gifting your reader friend his/her favorite ebook as a paperback. It will make their day!
This has been a very short list of ideas you can give the reader in your life. Some other ideas include:
*Book related pillows/throws/gadgets
*Book lover's journal (where your reader can write reviews and reading goals)
*An Amazon Gift Card
*A Gift Card to a local book store
*A bookshelf (this is what my husband is getting me for Christmas... hopefully ;)
If you are looking through your Christmas list and see folks who love to read...
You now have some awesome ideas for things to buy them.
Anyone would be lucky to have you as a friend.
NEXT WEEK, what to buy the writer in your life for Christmas. Stay tuned!
About Kelly Martin
Kelly Martin is an Amazon bestseller and award-winning author. She loves abandoned house photography, ghost stories, and trying to figure out what goes bump in the night.
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Books by Kelly Martin
The Afterlife of Lizzie Monroe
The Heartless Series (complete):
DDT Series (complete):
Dark and Deadly Things
Dark and Devious Things
Dark and Dreadful Things
Dark and Desperate Things
Dark and Dangerous Things
Fairy Tale Series (complete):
Betraying Ever After
The Beast of Ravenston
The Glass Coffin
The Deception of Devin Miller
B.I.G. is Beautiful: A Love Story
Crossing the Deep
Love in the 80s
Once Bitten, Twice Shy
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