Holiday gift guide: Fab finds for the whole family from Barnes & Noble
Yes, when you need a good book or a new eReader, Barnes & Noble is the perfect place to shop. But the retailer also offers so many home and gift items, it would be easy to mark off everyone on your holiday list in one fell swoop.
In fact, Barnes & Noble has come up with its own list of the season’s 10 most inspired gifts, ranging from Buddha Boards to a microwave corn popper to retro vinyl turntables to craft beer kits. We pored through the store offerings and found even more great stocking stuffers, gifts, and—you guessed it—things we really kinda need for ourselves. Holiday shopping? Done and done.
For the stressed out mama
Mr. Miyagi wasn’t the only one who could use a little peace thanks to bonsai gardening. This cute kit includes a small pot, peat pellet, seed packet, scissors and instruction book and is perfect for a desktop or kitchen windowsill. Mini Bonsai Kit, $6.95, barnesandnoble.com
Pick up your pop’s favorite six-pack, add this fun set of three magnet/bottle openers that read “drink,” “drank,” “drunk” and toast the holidays in style. Drunkard Magnet & Bottle Openers, $19.99, barnesandnoble.com
For your artistic son
He’ll be able to sketch on the go with this sleek tin carrying case that holds 12 double-ended colored pencils. 50/50 Colored Pencils in Tin, $9.95, barnesandnoble.com
For your Francophile daughter
Does she dream of a trip to Paris, as she nibbles on macarons and croissants while watching Amelie on repeat? Then she’ll say, “oh, oui!” to this pretty eco-friendly tote featuring scenes from the City of Light. And when she’s not using it, she can just roll it up or fold it into its included zipped pouch. Paris Print reusable Tote, $9.95, barnesandnoble.com
For your overly caffeinated co-worker
We’re sorry, but coffee just tastes better out of a holiday-themed Peanuts cup. This Snoopy set features a 12-ounce ceramic mug, as well as a 16-ounce plastic travel mug, so your office mate can get a little java jolt at work or on the commute (or both!). Peanuts Holiday Mug Gift Set, $14.95