A gift card is a great idea. If you really want to buy her some books and load them one, you can still do that. I have bought Nooks for two of my friends and I put bought books and free books on both of theirs. One of my friends didn't have a B&N account so I made one for her. I used my credit card and address and gave her the info to change it after she had it. With my other friend I basically opened a new account and did the same thing, I gave her the password after and she unregistered it and re-registered it with her existing account.