Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Book of the Month Club


A friend of mine from school has what I think is a really great idea for a baby shower gift. She gives a "Book of the Month Club" subscription- but it is not through an outside organization. She does it herself! Every month for a year she sends a different children's book that she picks out to send to the new baby.

I think that it would be so much fun to be on the receiving end of such a gift! The anticipation would make it so much better than receiving 12 books all at once. I think it would also make a fantastic birthday or Christmas gift for an older child.

On top of being lots of fun, the gift could be done quite frugally. Some of us who already frequent garage sales and book sales regularly find children's books for around a quarter. If you live far away you would have to pay for shipping, but even that could be done media rate, making it relatively inexpensive.

Have any of you done something like this for a present or been on the receiving end of it? I'd love to hear how it turned out!

7 comments:

Jeremiah and Stephenie said...

What a great idea! I just may have to try this! I would absolutely love to be on the receiving end of this kind of thoughtful gift. Thanks for sharing this idea with us.

Abbi said...

That is a very fun idea! Just lately we were given a bunch of kids books from friends that were cleaning their shelves. We don't have room for many of them so I was planning on giving them away anyways. This would be a fun way to do that.

Another idea I just had was to do a craft kit a month. I have seen those available from businesses but they seem a bit cost prohibitive but doing it yourself to send wouldn't need to be that much and would be a lot of fun for everybody.

Sarah said...

My former roommate has been sending us a book a month since we told her we were pregnant. The little guy already has quite a collection and he isn't even born yet! She sends us classics or fun new books. She also tries to send books that have special meaning to her, to me, or to both of us. (Example: We were roommates in Boston, so she sent us "Make Way for Ducklings.") It's fun anticipating the gifts, and I know the baby will enjoy his "aunt's" gifts for years to come!

Michie said...

I love this idea! It also allows you to give a big gift but spread the cost over the year. It also sounds like fun for the giver to think of the recipient every month.

Michelle said...

I LOVE this idea!!! We love books and enjoy sharing them with other people. What a great way to get a new baby's library started! Thank you for sharing.

I love reading your blog and getting great ideas to use with my daughter so I gave you an award over at my blog.

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SkylarKD said...

Hmmm... can you tell some of my relatives about this idea? ;)
Thanks for sharing!

Michie said...

I love this idea! It also allows you to give a big gift but spread the cost over the year. It also sounds like fun for the giver to think of the recipient every month.