Entertainment Holiday Gift Guide 2018 – Books, Activities, and More to Keep You Going!

All items listed from most to least expensive.

The Studio Albums Collection (Half-Speed Masters)

The arrival of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 50th anniversary brings an unprecedented celebration of everything the band contributed in their short but startlingly epochal time together (1968 – 1972). To commemorate this milestone, Craft Recordings is releasing a 7-LP deluxe box set on November 30, titled “The Studio Albums Collection (Half-Speed Masters),” comprising the band’s complete seven-album studio output: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bayou Country, Green River, Willy and the Poor Boys, Cosmo’s Factory, Pendulum and Mardi Gras.

Each album in this collection has been mastered at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios, benefiting from an exacting process that allows for an exceptional level of sonic clarity and punch, bringing these classic recordings a new vibrancy. The 180-gram LPs come housed in handsome tip-on jackets replicating the packaging of the original pressings. Along with the complete studio album collection comes an 80-page book featuring new liner notes from music journalist Roy Trakin, archival photos and reproductions of band ephemera — offering something for both new and the most diehard of Creedence fans.

$260  Buy now!

Bang & Olufsen B&O Beoplay E4 Headphones (Quiet Mark certified)

Rest soundly with Bang & Olufsen’s latest earphones, the Beoplay E4. Featuring premium noise-cancelling technology, which cuts out low frequency sound. *U.S. Quiet Mark Awarded product.

This product is Quiet Mark certified, meaning it has won the seal of “quietest in its category.” Quiet Mark is an international awards program/third party product testing to give brands (such as Dyson, Panasonic and BMW) their coveted “quiet” seal of approval.

$249  Buy now!

Lost Treasure of John Augur

The Mysterious Package Company’s experiences-by-mail are mystifying and memorable. Personalized details are expertly combined with hand-crafted, bespoke “artifacts” to delight and intrigue the recipient as they enjoy a puzzling mystery they’ll never forget.

John Augur takes the recipient on a rollicking treasure hunt involving a real pirate and set early in the 17th century. 80% of MPC “products” are sent anonymously (with optional ‘reveal letter’ arriving a week after the final, climactic package) for full mysterious impact.

$229  Buy now!

Hunt For The Forgotten Tomb

The Mysterious Package Company’s experiences-by-mail are mystifying and memorable. Personalized details are expertly combined with hand-crafted, bespoke “artifacts” to delight and intrigue the recipient as they enjoy a puzzling mystery they’ll never forget.

Hunt For the Forgotten Tomb immerses the recipient in a mystery surrounding an obscure Egyptian tomb and the fate of the archeologist who discovered it a century ago. 80% of MPC “products” are sent anonymously (with optional ‘reveal letter’ arriving a week after the final, climactic package) for full mysterious impact.

$199  Buy now!

Tempus Fugit

The Mysterious Package Company’s experiences-by-mail are mystifying and memorable. Personalized details are expertly combined with hand-crafted, bespoke “artifacts” to delight and intrigue the recipient as they enjoy a puzzling mystery they’ll never forget.

Tempus Fugut is a mesmerizing mystery of passion and romance set across time — and perhaps space. 80% of MPC “products” are sent anonymously (with optional ‘reveal letter’ arriving a week after the final, climactic package) for full mysterious impact.

$199  Buy now!

The Once and Future Forest

Here is a stunning book that helps save the Redwood Forests. Featuring five essays and 175 photographs, “The Once and Future Forest: California’s Iconic Redwoods” is an oversized, clothbound, limited edition, luxurious objet d’art, protected by a foil-embossed slipcase. It makes an extraordinary gift, not just for a loved one, but for the planet, as a percentage of its sales will go to support the League’s protection of the redwoods.

Published by the nonprofit Heyday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Save the Redwoods League.

$100  Buy now!

R.E.M. at the BBC

“R.E.M. at the BBC” (released October 19 from Craft Recordings) is the new collection featuring 20-years of rare and unreleased live and studio recordings (including sessions, concerts and interviews) culled from the BBC and band archives. This release ─ available as a super-deluxe edition 8-CD/1-DVD box set, as well as 2-CD, 2-LP and digital formats ─ charts R.E.M.’s journey from the U.S. college rock scene to global superstars. It includes alternate versions of many of their greatest hits, most of which have never been made available before.

In-studio performances featured in the 8-CD/1-DVD box set include a John Peel Session (1998), Drivetime and Mark and Lard appearances (2003) and a glorious Radio 1 Live Lounge performance (2008). Live broadcasts include a rough-and-tumble show from Nottingham’s Rock City (1984), the stunning 1995 Milton Keynes Monster Tour (their first after a six-year break), a blistering 1999 Glastonbury headline set and an invitation-only 2004 show at London’s St James’s Church.

This is a must-have collection for R.E.M. fans and an authoritative introduction for newcomers.

$79.98  Buy now!

FRIENDS* *Bearing Gifts

“FRIENDS* *Bearing Gifts” is Joseph Cicio’s lively recounting of his legendary career during the glittering heyday of New York City’s department stores, told through the beautiful objects bestowed by his famous friends: a beech tree from Joan Rivers; an antique mirror from Lauren Bacall; a 19th-century drawing from Bill Blass, and a sterling silver box from The Prince of Wales.

Cicio’s book is about the close friendships that have brought him joy, or as Nancy Kissinger says in her elegant foreword, “collecting experiences and beautiful things as we go along, and then celebrate the richness of the memories that these bring.”

$75  Buy now!

Stax ’68: A Memphis Story

“Stax ’68: A Memphis Story” (released Oct. 19th on Craft Recordings) is a five-disc milestone anniversary box set containing the A- and B-sides of every single (over 120 songs) released under the Stax banner in 1968.

When it comes to soul, Stax Records owned the ’60s and it all crescendoed in 1968, a tempest-tossed year when the label redefined its own sound and, in the process, channeled a larger historical zeitgeist. “Stax ’68: A Memphis Story” captures this crossroads in detail. With a 56-page book including revelatory, in-depth liner notes by Andria Lisle, Robert Gordon, and Steve Greenberg, as well as rare unseen photos, the set presents more than 120 songs from this unprecedented creative period in American music. Some tracks are by soul legends (Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, William Bell, Booker T. & The M.G.’s, Johnnie Taylor) and some come from the deeper Stax catalog, and are equally incredible artists (Linda Lyndell, The Soul Children, The Mad Lads).

$69.98  Buy now!

Bluprint “Get Started” Boxes

Now, you can get creativity in a box thanks to Bluprint, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s premiere online destination for passionate enthusiasts to learn, create and share.

For those who are passionate creators and crafters or those looking to start an aspirational hobby, Bluprint is offering “Get Started” Boxes which provides all the right materials, supplies and tutorial videos to get started wth hobbies ranging from knitting to cake decorating to drawing, Bluprint boxes offers a variety of different of pursuits appealing to all ages and interest levels – making this a perfect gift for families, co-workers or friends.

$65.00 – $175.00  Buy now!

No Cameras Allowed: My Career as an Outlaw Rock and Roll Photographer

No Cameras Allowed: My Career as an Outlaw Rock and Roll Photographer tells the story, in words and photos, of how Julian David Stone, entirely by sneaking his equipment into concerts, amassed an incredible archive of over ten thousand rock and roll photos. Starting by simply stashing a camera in his socks, then taping equipment all over his body, to finally customizing a jacket to hide equipment from security guards, he shot dozens of the greatest acts: Prince, U2, the Police, David Bowie, R.E.M., the Ramones, Elvis Costello, the Talking Heads, the Grateful Dead, Joan Jett, and many, many more – all from the unique vantage point of the audience, capturing exactly what the fans were seeing and the way the band meant the show to be seen. Culled from this incredible, never–before–seen archive, No Cameras Allowed contains over 250 of his best photos, along with some of the craziest adventures he had as he evaded oversized roadies, aggressive security, and more than a few drunken fans.

$60.00  Buy now!

WHINE DOWN

The Whine Down gift set is designed to humorously capture “the reality of parenting” because let’s face it; it’s not always sunshine and rainbows! Have a laugh when times get tough and be sure to make some time for yourself to Whine Down!

$39.99  Buy now!

Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man

Who was the fashion enigma Charles James? The star subject of a recent Met Museum Exhibition, the character inspiration behind “Phantom Thread,” and now the focus of Michèle Gerber Klein’s latest book, “Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man.”

Gerber Klein’s critically acclaimed book explores America’s first grand master of fashion, the man Christian Dior named as the inspiration for the “New Look” and Cristóbal Balenciaga called “the greatest couturier in the world”.

$37.50  Buy now!

The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations: An Utterly Unreliable Account of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

A fully illustrated tie in to Netflix’s award-winning A Series of Unfortunate Events, this mysterious volume shares insider secrets about the show and the Baudelaire family–all packaged to look like a genuine artifact from the world of Lemony Snicket. With an introduction by Neil Patrick Harris.

$35.00  Buy now!

Once Upon A Book Club

A subscription from Once Upon A Book Club will be the gift that keeps on giving. Each month a gorgeous box will arrive at her front door complete with the book handpicked by a group of absolute bibliophiles AND 3-5 wrapped gifts to be opened at certain pages throughout the book. As seen on the Today Show, this hugely popular book club will be a favorite gift for that special gal in your life.

$34.99  Buy now!

Brutally Honest

The tell-all memoir from the loudest, proudest Spice Girl – and the truth behind the headlines. As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America’s Got Talent, Melanie Brown, a.k.a Scary Spice, has been an international star since her twenties. Brutally Honest is an exposé of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success.With deep personal insight, remarkable frankness and trademark Yorkshire humour, the book removes the mask of fame and reveals the true story behind the Spice Girls, as well as the horror of her most recent marriage and her 10 year struggle to be free.

$26.99  Buy now!

BOOZE & VINYL: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks

The ultimate listening party guide, Booze and Vinyl shows you how to set the mood for 70 great records from the 1950s through the 2000s. From modern craft cocktails to old standbys, prepare to shake, stir, and just plain pour your way through some of the best wax ever pressed. Wickedly designed and featuring photography throughout, Booze & Vinyl is organized by mood, from Rock to Chill, Dance, and Seduce. Each entry has liner notes that underscore the album’s musical highlights and accompanying “Side A” and “Side B” cocktail recipes that complement the music’s mood, imagery in the lyrics, or connect the drink to the artist. This is your guide to a rich listening session for one, two, or more.

Among the 70 featured albums are: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club, Purple Rain, Sticky Fingers, Born To Run, License to Ill, Appetite for Destruction, Thriller, Like a Virgin, Low End Theory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Hotel California, Buena Vista Social Club, Back to Black, Pet Sounds, Vampire Weekend, and many more.

$25  Buy now!

Iconic: The Masters of Italian Fashion

In Iconic: The masters of Italian fashion, internationally renowned fashion illustrator Megan Hess explores ten of the best known and most loved Italian designers: Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Valentino, Pucci, Prada, Miu Miu, Missoni, Gucci and Armani.

Megan takes readers on an unforgettable journey beneath the seams of each designer, learning about their history and significance to Italian – and global – fashion culture. Filled with Megan’s stunning illustrations of some of the most well-known and fabulous outfits, from suits to swimwear to haute couture gowns, Iconic is a truly unique celebration of one of the world’s most important fashion destinations.

$24.99  Buy now!

Kawaii Doodle Cuties

Prepare for the cutest world tour ever with Kawaii Doodle Cuties! YouTube celebrity artist Pic Candle will show you how to draw kawaii characters from every stop on the map! Learn how to draw a cute Eiffel Tower and kawaii macarons from Paris. Master how to draw natural beauty like Holland’s stunning tulips and monuments like the Taj Mahal in India. Or sketch fashion fun with a cute K-pop skirt from South Korea or a kimono from Japan. The simple, step-by-step illustrations and instructions make drawing these characters perfect for beginner artists or anyone who wants to add a heaping spoonful of cute to their art.

Thanks to this adorable crash course in doodling all things kawaii, you’ll soon be enhancing your notebooks, stationery, artwork, and everything with unbelievably adorable illustrations!

$21.99  Buy now!

Friendships, Relationships and Companionships

What happened to the days of sitting on the phone for hours getting to know one another? Or asking others out on dates? Friendships Relationships & Companionships is a book about how to get back to the basics of foundations, family, relationships and marriage. While reading, you will explore the different levels of friendships and how each is important to building and maintaining a relationship. We need to get back to taking the time to get to know one another better as individuals. Let’s strive to become more compassionate. I address personal insecurities and how to deal with them while your partner may also struggle and how unconditional love will help heal all. While reminding yourself what it feels like to experience romance and that you are not alone in your seemingly impossible quest to find love. Come join me as I make you laugh out loud, cry and question yourself on how ready you really are for the next chapter!

$20.00  Buy now!

How To Leave Your Class for a Guest Teacher

Attention educators! How To Leave Your Class for a Guest Teacher by Dr. Nicole Armstrong is the only guide that explains what resources are valuable to substitute teachers from a substitute teachers perspective. Principals, vice principals, teachers, and school staff learn which resources are needed when teachers are out of class to ensure students receive continuous classroom instruction. Substitute teachers will learn tips on what to do if these resources are not available. Get your copy today!

$19.99  Buy now!

Panda Love

Panda Love is a collection of incredible images of these gentle giants. Ami Vitale’s stunning photographs, taken on location in China, document the efforts to breed pandas and release them back into the wild. Ami was given unprecedented access to the pandas and her photos give an amazing insight into the bears’ lives in both the sanctuaries and their natural habitat. Fluffy panda cubs tumble out of baskets and play hide-and-seek with their carers, while the adult pandas curiously explore the forest and climb trees.

The giant panda is everyone’s favorite bamboo-munching bear. China may be on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador, and Panda Love lovingly documents the process of putting the wild back into an icon.

$19.99  Buy now!

The Art of Doodle Words

If you love the look of hand lettering and calligraphy, but find it too intimidating or perhaps too ornate, then The Art of Doodle Words is the book for you. Now you can learn the basics of lettering just by doodling. Sarah Alberto, the artist behind the popular YouTube channel Doodles by Sarah, likes to start her doodle words with a simple letter or word.

Whether you’re drawing a word like cold or love or idea, Sarah will show you how to transform it into doodles using super-cute sketches and simple lines. A basic word becomes an adorable illustration. Sarah will also teach you how to work in reverse, starting with a doodle and turning it into a cute illustration of letters and words.

$19.99  Buy now!

Vertellis Holiday Edition

This holiday season during that long family road trip or camping adventure, don’t forget to grab a deck Vertellis. Vertellis is the ultimate card game that you can look forward to playing every year. Vertellis means ‘tell me more’ in Dutch and the game can be played with anyone.

Through questions that trigger memories and stories, you will get to know those closest to you in a new (deeper) way. Winning isn’t the goal with Vertellis, as it is more important that you will have meaningful offline conversations with your loved ones and experience even more togetherness. Families can have less small talk and more genuine conversations
Four editions to choose from including Holiday, Family, Relationship and Chapters

$19.99  Buy now!

Vogue On Giorgio Armani

Armani’s style is elegance and sensual simplicity incarnate. ‘Few names in fashion conjure so distinctive a look,’ said British Vogue. For Armani, design has always been about an easy, timeless grace, not constantly changing trends; clothes meant to complement the body, not merely cover it. With his careful removal of extraneous internal structure, emphasis on the human form and the use of soft textiles and a muted color palette, Armani changed the face of fashion from haute couture to the high street. He revolutionized the way both men and women looked and dressed, taking away formality and fuss as surely as he ripped out linings and interlinings. It’s difficult to overstate just how different the fashion landscape was before Giorgio Armani. With his principles of style, simplicity, and practicality, Armani deconstructed the fashion world. From inauspicious beginnings as a department store window-dresser, he funded his first company by selling his car. 40 years on, he oversees a multi-billion dollar empire with over 250 stores in 33 countries worldwide. One of the first designers to truly utilize the appeal of Hollywood, his seminal wardrobe for Richard Gere in the 1980 film American Gigolo helped cement his as the look of the late 20th century. His frequent collaborations with luminaries such as Martin Scorsese, Leonardo Di Caprio, Cate Blanchett, and Lady Gaga have all contributed to making the shy, reserved, but dedicated Armani the first superstar designer of the modern age. Vogue on Giorgio Armani charts the rise of a small town boy to a fashion monolith.

$19.99  Buy now!

Dragonwatch Book 2: Wrath of the Dragon King

The next book to the bestselling Dragonwatch series introduces powerful new talisman, as draconic dominion threatens to overtake Earth. Dragonwatch, Book 2: Wrath of the Dragon King brings readers back to the hidden dragon sanctuary of Wyrmroost, where turmoil is already on the horizon for its inhabitants. The dragons have officially declared war on humans, after suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of heroic protagonists Kendra and Seth. Now, two of the seven dragon sanctuaries have fallen… and Wyrmroost has become the third target.

$18.99  Buy now!

A Passionate Journey by Robert Mann

Growing up as an outdoorsy, nature-loving child in Portland, Oregon, Robert Mann wanted to be a forest ranger, but it was violin lessons―and his parents’ encouragement―that ultimately launched him on a remarkable journey that would span a lifetime and five continents as he pursued his passion for classical music as a violinist, composer, conductor, and teacher. In this fascinating and far-ranging memoir, he looks back at the struggles and triumphs of that journey, as well as the unique insights and experiences he’s gained along the way.

From their beginnings in 1947, the Juilliard String Quartet set out to play new music as if it had been composed long ago, and to play a classical piece as if it had just been written. At first, the fledging combo struggled to compete with the more established European string quartets, while also coping with the inevitable difficulties of trying to blend four singular personalities and talents into a harmonious whole, but by the time Mann retired from the group some fifty-one years later, the Julliard String Quartet had played close to six thousand concerts on every continent except Africa and Antarctica and become an enduring, beloved institution in American music. They won three Grammys for their recordings, while sharing their distinctive sound with such notable figures as Glenn Gould, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, and even Albert Einstein.

$17.06  Buy now!

Husbands: An Owner’s Manual

The perfect girlfriend gift. It’s an 80-page humorous book that explains how to select a husband and how to maintain him in good working order, including replacement parts. warranties and exchanges. Readers will learn: why straight women might want to consider same-sex marriage; how to translate the phrase, “I need to find myself,” why they should avoid professional athletes and Justin Bieber plus how to survive a 50-year marriage.

$16.50  Buy now!

Ara the Star Engineer

The troubling lack of women and people of color in STEM is big problem, and it begins in childhood. So Komal Singh and fellow female Google engineers decided to volunteer their spare time to do something about it. They wrote “Ara the Star Engineer,” a first-of-its-kind picture book designed to inspire girls and children of color to explore STEM. All profits from the book sales will be donated to charities encouraging girls’ and underrepresented groups’ participation in STEM fields.

$15.95  Buy now!

Voting With a Porpoise

A pod of dolphins (and their porpoise friend, Petey) is in trouble. Their reef no longer provides the food they need to survive. The pod can’t figure out what to do until Petey suggests they hold an election to decide.

2018 Parent and Teacher Choice Award winner, Voting With a Porpoise is a fun, timeless, and beautifully illustrated story that teaches children how elections and voting have the power to solve hard problems.  The authors created this book to help change the culture around elections and voting. To that end, 100 percent of the profits for Voting With a Porpoise will be donated to 501(c)(3) non-partisan voting-related causes focused on getting more people of all backgrounds to the polls, such as Rock the Vote, Vote.org, TurboVote, and others.

$14.99  Buy now!

Do the Gods Give Us Hope?

The Prayer for Peace saga continues as war erupts across Tellus. In the third book of this series, the humans of Kentar and the last elven kingdom of Armena march toward war, convinced of their righteousness, neither side realizing the Talon Thieves Guild is behind the curtain pulling the strings. The elven companions have defeated the Talon Guild at the Old Shetley Fortress, but not before three of their own were slain. Judged by the God of the Dead, one was damned for eternity, another was forsaken by his god, and the third was resurrected to serve as his god’s chosen instrument on Tellus. The companions have unknowingly allowed a double agent of the Talon Guild to join their ranks under the guise of being a friend. They have unwittingly served the will of an ancient dragon by opening a gateway to the Plane of Chaos, directly linking the heavens above with the mortals below. Now the story continues as gods, nations, and mortals battle for control of Tellus. The elven brothers, once an inseparable pair, now fight among themselves to save the First Heir, while the most powerful wizard on Tellus plans to use the royal blood in the First Heir’s veins to destroy Armena. The companions will face an angel from the heavens, fight a vampire known only in legend, get recaptured by the Guild, decide the fate of Kentar, and by extension, refashion the war against Armena. They alone will give the ring a final resting place, determine the fate of the gem and the wizard trapped within, endure the scrutiny of the Sorcerers of Kentar, and realize the true power of a dragon’s revenge. All of these things they will face for the slim chance that the gods will give them hope.

$14.99  Buy now!

Mini Kawaii Doodle Class

This master class in cute features nearly 100 lovable, huggable characters and includes simple step-by-step illustrations and instructions, search-and-find puzzle patterns that you can color, inspiration boards that show you how to give your characters different facial expressions and zany accessories, and drawing pages to get your doodle party started. Your adorable drawing subjects include tacos, sushi, smoothies, clouds, rainbows, cacti, and more.

Soon you’ll be enhancing your notebooks, stationery, artwork, and more with your own unique kawaii world. Mini Kawaii Doodle Class is now in session!

$12.99  Buy now!

Cockloft: Scenes From a Gay Marriage

After the success of his first novel 85A, Kyle Thomas Smith found a new register in his literary voice while exploring and experimenting with dynamic innovations in short fiction, the personal essay, and the bourgeoning flash fiction genres. The resulting collection of vignettes, flash scenes and essays is Smith’s Cockloft: Scenes from a Gay Marriage [September 17, 2018; Gatekeeper Press].  Like the small attic it’s named after, Cockloft is full of surprises. Whether they’re fending off an invading squirrel, letting an errant call girl know they’re not her kind of johns, or enduring a #MeToo moment with a handsy waiter on their Roman honeymoon, Kyle and his husband Julius are just the kind of gay married couple who didn’t see the 2016 election coming.

$12.99  Buy now!

The Reluctant Healer

The Reluctant Healer tells the story of a young attorney who is torn between mounting evidence that he has the spiritual ability to heal others and his life-long skepticism of alternative views. Will Alexander is cautious and conventional. But when he meets Erica, a beautiful, intense energy healer, he becomes troubled not only by her unorthodox endeavors but also by the limitations of his own existence. Amidst this turmoil, Will is startled to discover that he may possess metaphysical gifts of healing that confront the narrow doctrines of his regulated life.

$12.34  Buy now!

The Shape of Rain

Michael B. Koep’s final installment in The Newirth Mythology Trilogy brings a psychologist face to face with his greatest fear: madness. On the other side of the world, a professor of mythology struggles to interpret a sudden shift in the historical timeline, the mysterious discovery of the ruins of an ancient city and the anomalous nature of Loche’s writing.

$11.59  Buy now!

All The Women in My Family Sing

All The Women in My Family Sing is a necessary read for Americans as it promotes understanding, equality, and love in a year plagued by gender and racial discrimination. These short stories of female empowerment are exactly the inspiration women need to stand strong in the face of injustice. From the recent synagogue shooting, to the Kavanaugh hearings, to the numerous cases of religious, gender and racial discrimination, this book gives people much needed real-life experiences of what it means to be a woman of color today. It offers hope by showing readers how very alike we are, no matter our gender, skin color, or age. While the subject matter of the book is powerful and inspiring, it is easily consumable. The stories are not sequential, each essay stands on its own, and can be read in one sitting. The format of this book makes it ideal for easy reading.

All the Women in My Family Sing is an anthology documenting the experiences of women of color at the dawn of the twenty-first century. It is a vital collection of prose and poetry whose topics range from the pressures of being the vice-president of a Fortune 500 Company, to escaping the killing fields of Cambodia, to the struggles inside immigration, identity, romance, and self-worth. These brief, trenchant essays capture the aspirations and wisdom of women of color as they exercise autonomy, creativity, and dignity and build bridges to heal the brokenness in today’s turbulent world.

$11.52  Buy now!

Dear Friend, Letters of Encouragement, Humor, and Love for Women with Breast Cancer

This beautiful collection of handwritten letters offers strength, encouragement, and comfort to women living with breast cancer. Written by compassionate strangers—many of whom have gone through their own health battles—these heartfelt letters were gathered by Girls Love Mail, an organization that provides support to people diagnosed with breast cancer. Brimming with warm messages of empathy, inspiration, and humor, Dear Friend delivers words of wisdom when they’re needed the most.

$11.50-$16.95  Buy now!

sugai Unique Stationeries

The brand that brought you cute and original paper clips made from 100% paper, SUGAI introduces a wide variety of unique and fun stationeries. Our newest product CLIP & CARD can deliver messages as well as smiles and laughs to your friends and family!

$10-$20  Buy now!

Bridges Together Grand Conversation Cards

Holidays are the best time for multi-generations to share and connect so give a deck of Bridges Together Grand Conversation Cards. Packed in a plastic box, each of the 40 cards asks one or more open-ended questions which will have everyone talking, reminiscing and laughing! Grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren will have fun asking and answering: What was your favorite book as a child? What do you do to make the world a better place? What song would you like as your anthem? Bridges Together Grand Conversation Cards will provide hours and hours of family joy and fun! This is a terrific stocking-stuffer idea for kids, parents & grandparents to give and receive because this special deck of cards can be used all year long while spending time together or on the phone, in the car or by the pool! Buy a few decks to share! Price: $10.00 (plus $3.00 shipping)

$10.00  Buy now!

Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Write and Revise Your Novel without an Outline

Those looking for the ultimate gift for the writer in their life should consider the gift of taking their book idea to the next level. The book Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Write and Revise Your Novel without an Outline is the perfect holiday gift helping writers to go from idea to publishable piece.

Everyone knows someone who would like to write a book someday. Some people may want to write a novel, while entrepreneurs may want to write a book on their area of expertise, still others may be ready to take their writing career to the next level. Many people have one or more ideas floating around in their head and dream of getting them down on paper and into print, yet they may not know the first thing about where to start or how to make it happen.

$9.99-$17.67  Buy now!

#GOALS

From Instagram to Twitter, we all want to be a social media star these days. But behind your phone screen are those perfectly filtered lives all they’re really cracked up to be? For millennials everywhere comes a book that says what we’re all really thinking. Whether it’s stuffing your face with pizza while scrolling through Gigi Hadid’s feed or experiencing life at the speed of fifteen WTF’s per hour, this is the real life struggle of getting that double tap and achieving #goals.

$9.99  Buy now!

Tough Truths: The Ten Happiness Lessons We Don’t Talk About

Let’s get down to it. Everyone wants to be happy. Seriously.  Happiness may mean different things to different people, and those different people may go about it differently, but in the end we all want it. We all want to feel good.

Despite this…despite us all working so hard to find it, the reality is that many, many of us aren’t happy. Or we’re not as happy as we could be be…as often as we could be. Somehow happiness, a simple concept we learned as children, has become an elusive and frustrating aspiration. And, far too often and without even knowing it, the thing standing smack dab in its way is us.

$8.95  Buy now!

Gelli Arts

Gelli Arts’ gelatin printing plates create unique, textured designs just like a stamp. These reusable plates are ideal for mixed media art projects, card making and more!

$5.00-$55.00  Buy now!

 

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