Books are collectible in and of themselves, however! You should not underestimate the ability to hug a physical proxy for the beloved dragon or teddy or caterpillar from a cherished children's book, and that's where gifty book sets come in. Maybe you're looking for something a little extra, or maybe you're as obsessed with Jon Klassen as we are.
If you're that aunt that always gets books, (be that aunt, it's great!) this gift guide might be a perfect jumping off point. That popular suggestion to give "one thing they want, one thing they need, one thing to wear, one thing to read," is all over social media. But these book gifts totally serve if you're trying to maximize the fun in each of those categories at once. And, like, book-related clothing, is also pretty great TBH.
All three of your favorite books about hats and a lot of moral ambiguity in one box — I Want My Hat Back, This Is Not My Hat, and We Found A Hat are brought together in pleasing disharmony, like two turtles on a rock. And it comes with a print that's perfectly frameable.
'Dragons Love Tacos' Book And Toy Set by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
The back-to-school perennial classic The Invisible String now has a workbook. Made especially for kids facing any kind of separation, any child will enjoy filling this book out and feeling the love that's always with them.
If you've got a Barbie fan in your life, you can get a book personalized with not just your kid's name, but also hair color, eye color, skin color, and build. There are lots more items to personalize on the Dinkleboo site, including more Barbie books, too.
'Leaders & Dreamers: Bold And Visionary Women Around The World': Boxed Set by Vashti Harrison
'Leaders & Dreamers: Bold And Visionary Women Around The World': Boxed Set by Vashti Harrison ($35.00 on sale for $18.00 on Amazon)
If you and your child/niece/nephew/teeny sibling aren't yet on board with Vashti Harrison, this is your stop! Hop on!
Bookscape Board Books: 'A Forest’s Seasons,' illustrated by Ingela P. Arrhenius
Bookscape Board Books: A Forest’s Seasons, illustrated by Ingela P. Arrhenius ($8.99 from Chronicle Books)
Swedish illustrator Arrhenius has created a sweet board book that gives little readers a differently shaped scene with every page-turn to help them learn about the seasons.
And for older readers, we have...
'Heidi,' by Johanna Spyri, cover design by Anna Bond
The beautiful Puffin in Bloom collector's editions of classics Heidi, Anne of Green Gables, and Little Women are a smaller thicker format than other editions, and come with ornate cover art by Anna Bond, creator of the Rifle Paper Co.