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FREE PRINTABLE! Fillable Book Wish List Form for Gift Giving & Receiving

Books Make Wonderful Christmas Gifts

Just like the Jelly-of-the-Month Club Clark Griswold receives in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, books are the type of gift that "keeps on giving the whole year."  

Since most avid readers have a to-be-read list longer than Santa's Naughty and Nice list, books extend the recipient's enjoyment long into the New Year.  They eagerly look forward to "getting to" the book, savor the time spent finally reading it, share it with friends, and finally shelf it to read again in the future (or at least look at fondly in remembrance).  

The life cycle of a book never reaches an end until it falls apart in tatters.  Even if the book is sold or donated later, it will delight new readers for the first time.


Benefits of Reading

In this modern age, it's easy to get lost in technology, but how much of our screen time actually enriches our minds? 

There is no better way to download knowledge into the brain than by reading.  In fact, reading is like a daily vitamin for the body because there are so many benefits:

  • Increases vocabulary and improves writing skills
  • Reduces stress and promotes tranquility
  • Builds analytical thinking skills
  • Improves memory function, focus, and concentration
  • Increases knowledge about a variety of subjects
  • Teaches empathy
  • Prepares you for better sleep
  • Helps you live longer
  • Provides wonderful entertainment


Some families have adopted a gift-buying strategy where everyone in the immediate family receives four gifts on Christmas morning:  something they need, something they want, something to wear, and a book.  

No matter how large or small your wish is (or anyone you buy for), make sure books are at the top!

Create a Book Wish List for Yourself & Others

Putting together a book wish list for yourself is fun!  You get to comb through reviews to see which books are worthy of your list, decide if you want hardcover, paperback, or Kindle editions, and find the best prices.

If you plan to buy books for others, they will also find the same enjoyment browsing in bookstores or scrolling online to find the books that appeal to them.  


The bigger the wish lists, the more surprised the recipients will be since no one will know which ones were selected for gifting.

This idea is also great for long-distance gift giving.  Send your recipient the free printable book wish list, they will complete and return it, and then you can have books shipped directly to them or send links to the downloadable Kindle versions.  


Book wish lists are festive to circulate in other situations where gift-giving is part of the celebration:

  • White elephant exchanges
  • Office Christmas parties
  • Classroom Christmas celebrations
  • Book club exchanges
  • Church group secret Santas
  • Daily Advent gifts for kids
  • ....and more!
Everyone fills out a book wish list, and the purchaser takes it from there.


Grab Your Free Fillable & Printable Book Wish List Form

Turn up the Christmas music, grab some hot chocolate, and savor filling out your own free printable book wish list to help your family know which books you want most this year, and then pass it along to everyone else on your shopping list!

Just click on the image to print.


Free printable--fillable book wish list form for gift giving and receiving

If you aren't a "techie" and are unsure how to download the free fillable book wish list form, here are more detailed instructions to help you:

1.  Click on the image above.

2.  Click the download button in the upper right corner (it's the down arrow).

3.  Click "Open file."

4.  Fill out the form by typing directly into each field.

5.  Save the completed form to your computer.

6.  Print a hard copy or e-mail the file to whomever is shopping for you!

***If you want to send this list to someone else, you can e-mail or text this blog post link to them.  You can also follow the instructions above, but instead of filling out the form, you will save the blank copy to your computer so you can then attach the file to your recipient's e-mail. 


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