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Gift Books Make Lasting Mementos that Will Inspire and Motivate

by Allison
19. September 2011 09:27

Back when I was working as a department supervisor, our division’s influential and much-loved Vice President of Operations decided to resign her position and pursue a completely new career path. My manager reported to her directly; but even those of us a step below felt insecure and anxious about how this major change would impact our daily lives. The thing was, everyone was quite comfortable and satisfied with the status quo.

Shortly after she made the announcement, she called several of us into a meeting and presented us each with a book that eventually made huge waves in the corporate world. It was called “Who Moved My Cheese?”—a simple, concise allegory about the pitfalls of not adapting to change. That was more than ten years ago and I’ve never forgotten how profound that interaction was or how meaningful and relevant (and perspective-building) her gift was to those of us about to be left behind.

Advice, inspiration, and appreciation during the momentous times in our lives can be significant and future-shaping—sometimes even world-changing. Knowing this, we hand selected an assortment of gift books to help you celebrate and commemorate these occasions.

Allison holding The Five Book

Suppose you know someone who's graduating, retiring, or embarking on a new career… The One and The Five are both wonderful workbooks to help map out that next endeavor. Or, if you want to give these voyagers some words of inspiration, Reach for the Stars is filled with terrific, uplifting quotes.

Maybe you’re having a year-end celebration to energize and thank the hardworking members of your team… Here’s to You,Gratitude, and Together We Can will not only show your appreciation and help unite your team, any of these books can also help you set the tone for a successful year to come.

Perhaps your organization relies on volunteers and caregivers… Every day they offer their time, energy, and kindness. Memorable books, like The Heart of a VolunteerBecause you Care, or Be the Difference are all thoughtful ways to give back for all they do.

Flowers fade and chocolates fatten, but these gift books will last a lifetime in the minds and hands of those you want to thank and inspire. Don’t forget, presenting the book in person will make your gift more meaningful, and your handwritten note and signature in the inside sleeve will put a smile on your recipient’s face each time the book is opened!

Have you received a gift book at a pivotal time in your life? How did it inspire you? 


Allison is a self-proclaimed Copywriting Diva and has the certificate to prove it! She’s been writing for Baudville for two years and has worked in a variety of business settings for more than 17 years. Before becoming a professional writer 10 years ago, Allison worked as a department manager where she used Baudville products to motivate her team. She’s what we call a true believer!  


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