BUDA, Texas — Buying gifts for someone's birthday is never easy – especially once they reach 104 years old.

But one Buda woman decided she didn't need traditional gifts as she celebrated that milestone.

On Monday at Sodalis Buda Assisted Living & Memory Care, a celebration was held for Betty Davis and four of her eight kids. But this year, Davis didn't want normal gifts. 

She told the people at the facility that she wanted something special.

"So she said that in honor of her birthday, she wanted to collect books so I wanted y'all to know that we surpassed our goal with 113 books," one of the employees at the facility said. "And we're donating them to an elementary school."

RELATED: 

Mrs. Vicie Coleman George celebrates her 110th birthday

Help us wish Priscilla Boyle a happy 105th birthday!

Original 'Gerber Baby' celebrating 93rd birthday

"What do you think about that, 104 ... books to Betty's book drive," Davis's daughter, Virginia Palmer, asked her.

"Oh, how great, how wonderful. Yeah, you got to do something reasonable," Davis said.

Collecting books just made sense for Davis, considering her past.

"It's writers and illustrators, and several years ago they started an award in her honor called the 'Betty X. Davis Young Writers Award,'" Palmer said.

Even though they've reached their goal, the facility is still collecting books until the end of the month because Davis is hoping to celebrate more than just her birthday.

If you'd like to donate, you can drop off books at the facility.

WATCH: Former Longhorns break record for 'Oldest Married Couple'

PEOPLE ARE ALSO READING:

'What you permit, you promote' | Austin police groups criticize Chief Manley's handling of racist allegations against Newsom

Seeing bright fall colors in Central Texas? This is why

Wreaths Across America needs more than 2K wreaths for Texas State Cemetery veteran graves

Free ride? These 6 organizations get free rent from the City of Austin

Austin-based Rooster Teeth executive out of job following domestic violence allegations