Holiday Gift Guide for Book Lovers

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Books make great gifts for just about everyone on your Christmas shopping list. Check out some of our current favorites!

Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook

Gift Guide for Book Lovers: Home Alone

This storybook retelling of Home Alone is fun for a child or a child of the Nineties in your life. The pictures are adorable and the story still works in this format.

If You Plant a Seed

Gift Guide for Book Lovers: If You Plant a Seed

This sweet picture book about sowing the seeds of kindness in the world couldn’t be more topical. The illustrations in this book are incredibly beautiful.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition  

Gift Guide for Book Lovers: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition

This is a great way to introduce this book to a child who may be reluctant to read books without pictures. It’s also a great way to bribe a grown up Potterhead to like you.

Puffin in Bloom Collection

Gift Guide for Book Lovers: Puffin in Bloom Collection

This beautiful collection of children’s classics was designed by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. You could buy them for a kid I guess. I definitely bought them for myself.

Saint Anything

Gift Guide for Book Lovers: Saint Anything

Sarah Dessen is this generation’s Judy Blume; she is the reigning YA queen. While her books follow a pattern, girl meets boy + obstacles, they are well written, humorous, and always deal with real life teen issues.

Crooked Heart

Gift Guide for Book Lovers: Crooked Heart

This is my favorite historical fiction book I read this year. It’s been curiously overlooked in my opinion, so if you get this your chances of giving someone a duplicate gift are slim!

The Royal We

Gift Guide for Book Lovers: The Royal We

This is great choice for lovers of chick-lit. It’s a funny and smartly written reimagining of a Will and Kate type royal romance.

Jane Austen the Complete Works (Hardcover Classic Series)

Gift Guide for Book Lovers: Jane Austen Complete Works

A beautiful and comprehensive collection for your favorite Austenphile.

Humans of New York Stories
Gift Guide for Book Lovers: Humans of New York Stories

A powerful and unique coffee table book, featuring the photography of Brandon Stanton.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime

Gift Guide for Book Lovers: Pioneer Woman Cooks - Dinnertime

Ree Drummond’s Dinnertime cookbook is colorful and fun and full of great recipes. Her 4th cook book includes a lot of really practical tips on freezer meals and getting food on the table quickly.

Originally published December 18, 2015

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Dara is a librarian to many, mom to two, and wife to one bearded man. Her hobbies include reading, watching Netflix, and serving as honorary (imaginary) godmother to Prince George. She has been learning to knit for 3 years. It is not going well.
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