Gift Guide, Baby: The Bookworm

Suzanne Murray

What to get the Bookworm?

Books are always a great gift of course, but here are a few more original options for the tiny reader (future author?) in your life.

baby blocks

photo from Etsy

Product: ABC Learning Blocks (in Eastern Blossoms)

Cost: $35

Where to Buy: Etsy

Extras: The set of 26 blocks comes in a hand-sewn drawstring pouch for easy storage.

Why I Love It: Even if I didn't have a baby I'd be coveting these lovely hand-stamped, non-toxic blocks. They are a wonderful way for burgeoning bookworms to learn the alphabet and be on their way to reading. I'm placing my order right now.

bunny bookends

photo from The Land of Nod

Product: Read Between the Bunnies Bookends

Cost: $49.95

Where to Buy: The Land of Nod

Extras: Bunny bookends come in blue, green, orange, and pink. Elephant (gray only) and giraffe (yellow only) bookends are also available.

Why I Love It: No bunnies (or other animals) were harmed in the making of these faux leather bookends, which are a charming way to keep books from tumbling off shelves (until your baby starts pulling them off, of course). I bought a set in orange for one of the babies in our playgroup.


photo from

Product: A Margaret Wise Brown Gift Set: The Runaway Bunny & Goodnight Moon

Cost: $25.50

Where to Buy:

Extras: Don't forget to buy all your books at once from Amzaon to save on shipping!

Why I Love It: These two classic books were cherished by my three nieces and I ordered the set for my daughter for Christmas. We read books every night before bed and often during the day too.

photo from Target

Product: Sassy Baby's First Books

Cost: $13.49

Where to Buy:

Extras: Please note this is available only online and not in Target stores.

Why I Love It: These four fun colorful books are soft and easy to keep clean (use a damp cloth). They're the perfect gift for any new little "reader."

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