Sunday, December 2, 2012

Gifts for a One Year Old

Someone special is turning the big ONE and you want to make a splash with a gift that won't get lost in the shuffle. Perhaps Mom and Dad are just getting started in a small apartment, so that rules out big plastic toys, no matter how appealing the commercials make them seem to babies.

So, you may ask yourself, what the heck is a meaningful, fun, stimulating gift for a one year old ? A gift of books for babies from The Lollipop Book Club.

The advantages of reading to children from an early age are indisputable. Language development starts from the time a child is born. When a child reaches one year, most parents really start to see the early signs of articulation.  Reading daily to a child is a crucial activity during this time of a child's life.

Here are some good tips for selecting the perfect gift for a one year old from The Lollipop Book Club:

  • Send a book for every holiday throughout the year.  We offer a wide selection of the best baby books for Christmas, Hanukkah, Halloween, Easter and Valentine's Day.
  • Send a birthday baby book for the month of the child's birthday.  Some cute titles include Happy Birthday, Baby by Dr. Seuss and Happy Birthday, Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton.
  • Make sure to include a book for babies that encourages interaction.  Book gifts for one year olds that are touch-and-feel or lift-the-flap always get the most attention from baby.
Next time you get that birthday party invitation in the mail, try out The Lollipop Book Club. Every package includes the book you select, a lollipop (real or "washcloth") and a bookplate, making every book a keepsake for years to come.

Sweet Reading! Karen

Gifts for 10 Year Olds

Finding that "out-of-the-box" gift for a 10-year old can be a daunting assignment, fraught with wasteful web searches, endless trips to the big box retailers, and usually a big receipt for something that will get discarded and forgotten after not too long. This age group is collectively one tough cookie to excite with a present, boys and girls alike. They have outgrown toys for the most part and have started to become particular about clothing. The challenge in finding exciting 10-year old gifts is made even more difficult for long-distance relatives and friends who want to send a meaningful gift.

A book of the month club gift from The Lollipop Book Club is one of the best ways to connect with a 10-year-old with a gift from the heart. You can choose from a great collection of carefully selected books that will inspire.  We have organized our books into categories to make shopping easy. They include Classics, Newbery Medal Winners, Just for Girls, Just for Boys, Fantasy, Mythology, and many more. 

We encourage you send an eclectic gift for 10 year olds with a good mix of books. Choose some of your favorites from when you were a kid (Where the Red Fern Grows, Old Yeller, etc.), some that are gender specific (like Lawn Boy and  Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree), and then toss in some favorites to expand their reading repertoire (Masterpiece is a good one!).

The Lollipop Book Club is the go-to gift shop for our loyal customers who discovered us six years ago. Check out our book of the month club reviews to see what people say about us time and time again. You will see some common themes in the feedback- excellent customer service, wonderful presentation, delicious lollipops, fantastic books- but the most important thing to take away from the response is that kids LOVE the gift.  So next time you are shopping for a perfect gift for a 10 year old, browse on over to The Lollipop Book Club. You will make the day of one lucky 10 year old kid!

Sweet Reading! Karen Gallagher