One of the most enjoyable experiences anyone can have during Christmas is to receive a book as a present. A hardcover or paperback book is an ideal shape to be wrapped and, if the giver is tuned in enough to the tastes of the recipient, when the wrapping is opened it is certain to delight.
It is a gift suitable for all ages. Small children love turning pages to admire pictures and be read to by an attentive adult. Those of us who are older can curl up by a fire or somewhere warm knowing that someone close to us has been thoughtful enough to bestow such a delightful personal gift.
So when out shopping for someone close to you at this festive time of year your first thought should be to buy a book.