A gift guide for book lovers to gift experiences instead of gifts–these perfect day packages will make it a blissful holiday and very Merry Christmas for the bookworm in your life!
“What do you want for Christmas?” I was asked this last week, and I froze like a deer in headlights. Not one thing popped into my mind.
Well, that’s not true. One thing did pop into my mind:
When I thought about what I wanted—really wanted—it was more time. Time to spend browsing through a bookstore without feeling rushed. Time to wander through Whole Foods instead of marching through my shopping list. Time to have nothing on the agenda but reading a book and taking a walk and cooking a very nice dinner for myself.
None of that is expensive, but all of that is elusive.
That’s why I’ve always loved this John Burroughs quote:
“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”
Since it’s gift guide season, I wanted to do something a little different and share 3 ways you can give the book lovers in your life the gift of an experience.
I know I’m not the only one who feels like the things they most love get pushed into the margins of the day. And I’m sure we all know someone who works hard and selflessly for others and deserves one whole day of their own favorite things.
These gift ideas are perfect for:
- The busy mom or dad who has a hard time relaxing until everything is “done”
- The constantly-behind writer who wants less rush and more joy in her writing practice
- The book lover who never has as much time as he wants to binge read
- The blogger or creative who wants to learn more skills but feels guilty spending money on herself
- The person who has it all, or who values experiences over things