Gift Idea for Readers

I usually buy Christmas gifts for my brothers after the holiday season. My wife’s and kids’ birthdays fall around that time, so it helps to stretch out the gift giving into January.
Today I finally got around to shopping for them.

Books always make great gifts. What makes them even better is a book with a gift card inside to buy another book. For example, if Jeremy likes The Passage by Justin Cronin (I did), then he can buy the next book in the series, The Twelve, without having to wait.


How do you individualize your reading gifts for family, friends and students? Please share in the comments.

Author: Matt Renwick

Matt Renwick is an 18-year public educator who began as a 5th and 6th-grade teacher in Rudolph, WI. He now serves as an elementary principal for the Mineral Point Unified School District ( Matt also teaches online graduate courses in curriculum design and instructional leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He tweets @ReadByExample and writes for ASCD ( and Lead Literacy (

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