• give the gift of reading

    This entry marks what will be the first of several holiday gift write-ups, since we are (gasp!) fast approaching the start of the season. What I like about this particular suggestion is its universal appeal; from kids to grandparents, giving the gift of reading is one that never goes out of style and is right for any age. And if your gift list is like mine, it also includes babysitters, bus drivers and others who deserve to be recognized for their year-round kindness. If you are hard-pressed about what to give that will be actually be used, but that won’t make a gaping hole in your wallet, try BookSwim. Dubbed the Netflix of books, it’s a book rental service that lets you “borrow” books without having to commit to a purchase price that’s too big for your budget. Right now, BookSwim is offering $10 gift certificates for everyone on your shopping list. Simply send your gift recipients an e-greeting–you select the delivery date–or print out your e-greeting and gift card and box it up nicely for a personal touch. Know that your hairdresser devours chick lit? Include a suggestion in your greeting for the latest Jennifer Weiner title. After all, she does your roots so nicely…

    In a Nutshell: When the standard gift card fare won’t do, here’s one that shows you put some thought into your holiday shopping, and that’s bound to please even the hardest-to-buy-for person on your list. And now you finally know what to get your great Aunt Sue.

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