Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Book Gifts for Her - or Anyone!

There's a whole tribe of people who shop last minute for the holidays. While shelves may be lacking stock, or you can't find all sizes anymore, there is one thing that is immediately available, requires no right fit or color, and would be welcomed by just about anyone: A book.

I ENCOURAGE you to buy local as it's really important to support those brick and mortar stores (and the jobs that go with them), before they disappear. But if these are obscure and they don't have them, time is short, so you will likely need to get them on Amazon to guarantee fast delivery. So I have regretfully linked all to only AMAZON for your convenience.

TIP: Call your local bookstores to see if they have what you want before you get in the car --and ask them to hold it for you. They may say no, as someone may want to buy it before you get there.  Offer to pay over the phone with your cc and that often works. 

Here are some selections for women, but that will be enjoyed by anyone. 

This is a fascinating look at how a girl who grew up in Tehran - with the limitations that came with it for her gender and dress - grew to be a designer in the US. It's an interesting memoir of life in another culture, self discovery and the path that led to expressing her freedom. $10.55 for paperback on AMAZON.


From Ada Lovelace ( first computer programmer), to Marie Curie, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, to  Joan Jett this book is about 100 revolutionary women that were the best Bad Girls.  They changed it all for those who came after.  $15.35 for hardcover on AMAZON. 

A collection of women penned essays on Paris by some great, powerful writers. $10.87 for paperback on AMAZON.

And while we're on Paris... we can never have too much can we?

We all have watched this remarkable young women arise from a terrible situation when the Taliban took control of her region. A $7.64 in hardcover, 9.65 in paperback ON AMAZON.

"Of all the glamorous stars of New York high society, none blazes brighter than Babe Paley. Her flawless face regularly graces the pages of Vogue, and she is celebrated and adored for her ineffable style and exquisite taste, especially among her friends — the alluring socialite “swans” Slim Keith, C. Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, and Pamela Churchill. By all appearances, Babe has it all: money, beauty, glamour, jewels, influential friends, a prestigious husband, and gorgeous homes. But beneath this elegantly composed exterior dwells a passionate woman — a woman desperately longing for true love and connection."
In hardcover for $6 or paperback for on AMAZON.

"Over 100 exceptional and influential women describe how they embraced their creative spirit, overcame adversity, and sparked a global movement of entrepreneurship. Media titans and ceramicists, hoteliers and tattoo artists, comedians and architects—taken together, these profiles paint a beautiful picture of what happens when we pursue our passions and dreams."  $14.79 hardcover on AMAZON.

"This unique painting and coloring book offers a fun and easy way to get into a creative flow and wash away stress. Printed on luxe watercolor paper excellent for paints, marker, pencil, or any coloring medium, the bold ink outlines from celebrated stationer Linda &Harriett become vivid, frame-worthy works of art with just a few splashes of color. A sturdy backing board makes it easy to work on any surface, while single-sided removable pages are perfect for easily sharing or displaying finished pieces."
$16.54 in Hardcover on AMAZON.

"International bestseller by Michael Faudet. His writing paints vivid pictures with intricate words and explores the compelling themes of love, loss, relationships, and sex. All beautifully captured in poetry, prose, quotes, and little short stories. $12 Paperback on AMAZON.

Forget coloring books, relax by painting with stickers - there are many books like this (Cats,  Zoo Animals, Classic paintings, etc) so Google if you want other topics... But I chose this cool one which recreates vintage travel posters, an all round people pleaser.  $9.98 Paperback, On AMAZON.

WANT MORE GIFT IDEAS? Check out the categories to the right to find more books, and gifts under any category!

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