Books make great gifts. A book you create or customize yourself is even better. From publishing your own family history book to creating a personalized, one-of-a-kind bookmark you can make your own gifts for readers of all ages.
Combine any or all of these book-related gift ideas to create a coordinated gift set, such as matching custom bookplates and bookmarks.
Make a Gift Idea: Bookmark. © J. Bear
You can buy some nice bookmarks but a custom bookmark is so much more personal. It helps to personalize the book too. Create a custom bookmark for children or adults. They can double as gift tags as well.
Make a Gift Idea: Bookplate. © J. Bear
When you give a book as a gift, personalize it with a custom bookplate. Or, for the book lover on your list, give a set of homemade bookplates that they can add to all the books in their personal library.
Make a Gift Idea: Book Cover © J. Bear
Sure, you could write a personal note inside the book but a personalized book cover is another way to take a good gift and make it great. Create custom book covers for adults or children.
Make a Gift Idea: Book © S.D. Bear
It doesn't have to be the length of Gone With the Wind to be a good book. A book of just a few pages of poetry that you illustrate yourself is a great book gift idea. If you have more time, put together a family history book. Even if you aren't the crafty type you can design a simple photo album or scrapbook using computer software, templates, and just a few photographs.