Children’s gifts: The magic of books

Children's gifts

I have a ritual I follow for my daughter’s birthday every year. Among the birthday gifts I give her, there are always some books. Books rarely figure at the top when it comes to children’s gift ideas, but what makes them a great gift idea is their longevity. They remain fresh for years and the magic they weave lasts a lifetime. I think books are magical and one can never have too many books, can you?

Children's gift ideas

While searching for some books for my four-year old, I chanced upon on this beautiful book called STARS by Mary Lyn Ray and Marla Frazee.  The author Mary has used stars as a metaphor to talk about a child’s life. The illustrations by Marla are beautiful and have a serene quality about them.

Gift ideas for kids

“Pin a star on your shirt and you can be sheriff

Put a star on a stick and you’ve made a wand.”

Kids gift ideas

 The next time you’re thinking about gifts for children, look around for some good books. After all, there’s rarely a child who wouldn’t appreciate a lit bit of magic and fantasy.


8 thoughts on “Children’s gifts: The magic of books

  1. That book looks awesome – I also love giving and receiving books as gifts. There’s just so many good ones and you can never have too many (well, perhaps, but you’d have to really, really, really try.)

    • You’re right…I totally believe that you can never have too many!

      I think I love this book as much as my daughter does. It’s got a nice philosophical ring to it that soothes me. Definitely helps on rough days.

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