Between my three kids and all my nephews and nieces, plus relatives and friends, there’s a lot of shopping I have to do around the holidays. Almost everyone loves books and Barnes & Noble is a place I can get everything I need under one roof. I love shopping there for the hottest books, specially-themed toys and workbooks that my kids can do in their spare time, not to mention unique holiday gifts for teachers. The Barnes & Noble 2016 Holiday Gift Guide is up on the B&N site. Here are some of my favorites.
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier, $6.70
My daughter is a big fan of Telgemeier and has read a number of her popular books, such as Smile and Sisters. She loved Ghosts just as much because it has the supernatural element and it was scary, which isn’t typical of the comic strips she’s used to reading.
Shopkins Mega Pack S6, $19.95
Shopkins is a toy that is not going away anytime soon. My daughter and her friends are obsessed with them and this mega pack includes no less than 20 shopkins your kid can play with. Hopefully after this pack you won’t be hearing any more “Can you buy me Shopkins”?
Paw Patrol Launch ‘n Roll Lookout Tower, $49.95
While my daughter loves Shopkins, my younger son is really into Paw Patrol. He knows all the characters and has a couple of books. This toy, for kids 3 and up, lets you place the Paw Patrol car and launch it onto the road. It’s also great for pretend play, which my son, at age 4, also loves to do now.
The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino, $16.18
Are you as obsessed as I am with Chip and Joanna of HGTV’s Fixer Upper? I love their personalities and I adore Joanna’s style. Seriously, I could live in any house they renovate – they all look spectacular! This book gets you inside their personal lives and how it all started.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II, $17.99
This book is actually a script and is based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne. It is the 8th book in the Harry Potter series and the first to be presented on stage. In the story, which takes place 19 years after the last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter is a father to three children and has to deal with his past. My daughter just finished reading this and liked knowing what happens to his kids and also liked the way the written in the form of a script.
Harry Potter Marauder’s Map Insulated Tumbler, $23.95
Don’t forget the grown-up Harry Potter fans! This 24oz. tumbler is microwave and dishwasher safe. The back says “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good”. The sepia colors on this mug are perfect for the office.
Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten, $21.42
If there’s one personality on the Food Network I’m drawn to it’s Ina Garten. Her calm demeanor makes me feel like cooking can be therapeutic (it just hasn’t happened to me yet!) But seriously, her mouthwatering photos and her hearty recipes make this book a no-brainer gift for anyone who loves to cook.
Visit your local Barnes & Noble bookstore or click here to see the holiday gift guide.
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Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for fourteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 9, 7 and 4) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.
Maria Beas says
My favorite B&N gifts using #BNGiftGoals would be books and some educational toys. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing giveaway.
Terry Stevens says
Barnes and Noble is our only retail book/gift store where I live. Love them. Shared on Twitter-https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/805604710904463364
sarah mayer says
I would get some harry potter books. #BNGiftGoals
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So many options at Barnes & Nobles that would be great!
tiffany cheung says
The ultimate bubble gum fun kit and the Magic School Bus kits like the Blasting Off with Erupting Volcanoes look really fun!
Betty B. says
My son would love the Complete Wreck: Books 1-13 (A Series of Unfortunate Events Boxed Set) #BNGiftGoals
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Janet W. says
My favorite gift is the PAW PATROL LAUNCH N ROLL LOOKOUT TOWER for my grandson! #BNGiftGoals He would love to receive this for Christmas, along with some new books!
I would love to get the Crayon Art for Young Artists for my niece #BNGiftGoals
amy pugmire says
MY girls would love some cute books and some beanie boos of course 🙂
Dandi D says
I would love to get a Lego set or some fun books for my son. #BNGiftGoals
Leigh Anne Borders says
We love going to Barnes and Noble. As Potter fans, we defintely want the latest book. We also would love the Cooking for Jeffrey book too! https://twitter.com/leighanne000/status/800738974163574784
Monica S. says
I love Barnes & Noble. I’m planning to get my daughter some Harry Potter books for the holidays