Book of the month club!

If you are a reader of my blog, then you know that I LOVE giving homemade gifts! Especially for kids!

My cousin’s little girl, Alayna,  recently celebrated her first birthday.  I wanted to give a cute gift, but also wanted it to be useful.As a new mom myself,  I feel that books are always a wonderful gift for a baby.  While I was searching online  for gift ideas I stumbled upon ” Book of the month clubs”.  for babies and kids.  These ” Book of the month” clubs were extremely expensive.  So I decided to make Alayna a semi homemade book of the month club kit for her birthday!

How to make a ” Book of the month club” gift. 


1) Purchase 12 books.  I purchased these books on ebay, buying 12 new children’s books in the store would add up.  When purchasing books on ebay, look for free shipping.  Otherwise shipping the books might cost just as much as the items you are purchasing.

2) Wrap each book individually, and indicate which day the recipient should open each book.





On each month. I glued on a symbol of that month.  For example, For June, I glued on a sun. 


3) Stack all the books in order and wrap up your gift.  And THAT is how you make a ” Book of the month” gift!  It is always nice for any child to receive a new book to read!

Book of the month club




  1. Cute idea! Something to keep looking forward to.

  2. Love this idea, since i'm a huge reader and love giving books to my own niece. I just pinned this!


  3. Great idea! I'd love for you to add it on my link party at: Thanks!

  4. Great idea! As far as I'm concerned there just isn't a better gift than a good book..I love both giving and getting them. 🙂

  5. What a great idea for a baby gift. I know your cousin loved Alayna getting it.

  6. This is a great idea!! Just posted on Craft Gossip!

  7. I saw you on Craft Gossip and I think it's an amazing idea! I might use it sometime soon!!!

  8. This is such a cute idea! I discovered you on The Thrifty Home and I'm now following; I would appreciate it if you could follow back. Thanks

  9. I just found your blog and I have to say “you are awesome”!! I have a notepad that is filled with all these great ideas for me to make for my kids and family. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas with us. Your new loyal reader.

  10. what an awesome idea !!!!

  11. Amei sua idéia!!
    Além de contribuir com cultura das crianças.
    Parabéns pela idéia!

  12. This is a great idea. I am adding this to my TO DO list. Thank you

  13. I did this for my sisters fro the Christmas this year. Very excited!!! :~D

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