Amongst the reasons in favour of book gifts are:
- The most exciting paper is not wrapped on the outside
- The book is always better than the movie
- They fit perfectly under the tree
- They have a shelf life longer than a fruit cake
“Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside them, and it’s much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world.” –Neil Gaiman
“Books make great gifts because you don’t have to plug them in.” –Alec Baldwin
And while we're on the subject of books as gifts, I came across another site where you can order book hampers for family and friends (note this is not a recommendation of the site, simply the idea).