I am so excited to share this post with you! If you have been reading DoSayGive for a while, you know that I think books make the best gift for children. In particular, I love giving the classic books that never go out of style. The ones that will be on the shelves of their children and grandchildren.
Today I’m showing some of my favorite collections of classic children’s books that make wonderful gifts. Some are box sets and some are collected stories in one beautiful book. All of these books are beautifully illustrated and have rich stories that children have loved for generations.
Many of these books make great baby gifts and toddler gifts! Sometimes we don’t think to give new parents books for when their child grows older, but what a meaningful gift that is – Beatrix Potter, Winnie the Pooh, and Thornton Burgess just to name a few! (Don’t forget to write a hand-written inscription if you can!).
You can read here why I think reading classic books to our children is one of the best things we can do for the next generation. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, as they say! Sometimes we don’t think our children will read books that were written 50-60-100 years ago, but I promise they most likely will! You know that these books will not be tossed out in a few years. These will treasure for a lifetime. (I read my children many of these books that were given to me as a child as I am sure many of you do, too!)
And if you don’t already have these for your own children, consider adding these to your home library. Grandparents, if you are reading, consider having some of these at your home to read to your grandchildren when they visit. What wonderful memories you will make! I have precious memories of my grandmother reading Heidi to me as a chid.
Most of these are linked to Amazon (except for a few that are on One Kings Lane or Anthropologie). Just click on the picture to go to the Amazon link. I didn’t put prices because you know how prices always are changing on that site!
Read each description and feel free to comment below and ask me any questions. I have read just about all of these so am happy to help!
Do you have any of these classic children’s books box sets? Let me know if you give any as gifts!
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