For the book lovers in your life (or maybe that's you!), I've got some fun books to give and book-related items to give this holiday season.
1. The Great Gatsby East and West Egg Necklace from Out of Print Clothing
This funky take on the traditional friendship necklace is egg-shaped with the word "West" on one half and "East" on the other. Turn over each half to find the names "Daisy" and "Jay". Comes in silver or gold for $30.
Let the world know how much you love books with either of these cool T-shirts. Each is $20, and additional styles are also available.
3. Coloring Books for Adults from multiple publishers
The big trend this year: coloring books for adults. I saw a lot of different coloring books at BEA, and now even Crayola is getting in on the trend with coloring books coming out by year's end! These are not little kid coloring books. These have fun designs and patterns to color that help relax and de-stress you.
Here are all the books I gave 5-star ratings to (so far) this year. Any of these books would make a great gift for someone who likes to read.
- A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer (Historical fiction about the creation of penicillin)
- Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt (A car accident changes the lives of the surviving driver, the victim's husband, and the child left behind)
- The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (A girl in the foster care system struggles with her past as she tries to move forward with her life)
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (Read this book before it becomes a movie!)
- From the Kitchen of Half Truth by Maria Goodin (Imagine the little girl from Miracle on 34th Street growing up without having met Mr. Daly and having the father from Big Fish as a mother.)
- Thrive by Arianna Huffington (Perfect for the busy working woman)
- Fallout by Gwenda Bond (Perfect for teen readers who like superheroes and comic books)
- What to Eat When You're Pregnant by Dr. Nicole M. Avena (Give this to any new moms-to-be)
- We That Are Left by Clare Clark (Fans of Downton Abbey will enjoy this family drama)
- Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal (A story where the main character discovers who she is and where she comes from through cooking)