25 Wonderful Gifts From Barnes & Noble For Everyone On Your List
For those who want much more than this provincial life.
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Barnes & Noble carries way more products than just books! From board games to toys, you can easily do all of your holiday shopping in a single stop. Crazy, right?
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I'm quite the bibliophile myself, so when I think of Barnes & Noble my heart flutters a bit. Which is why it's BEYOND thrilling to me to discover that gifts for
everyone can be found here — even if books aren't at the top of their wish lists.
Here are just a few fun items you can pick up for your friends, family, and coworkers:
This game is a great gift for a variety of ages. It comes with 270 cards total, an easel, and a set of bonus rules. It's a very simple game that encourages players to compete to create the funniest meme — even grandma can play, despite not being familiar with the recesses of the internet!
, a guide to Southern living from one of the classiest ladies around, Reese Witherspoon. Whiskey in a Teacup
Whether the intended recipient is a diehard fan of
Sweet Home Alabama or Big Little Lies or maybe they're about to relocate, this book is sure to become a favorite. Reese's fabulous creation makes for a lovely addition to anyone's coffee table, but the real magic will happen when they open it up. This book is filled with tidbits on Southern style paired with contemporary flair.
Price: $22.46 (for a signed copy, originally $35).
sleek pen that will make any dog lover smile each time they pause to doodle or take some notes.
Doesn't this pen just make you happy? Its adorable resemblance to a dachshund makes it a wonderful gift for people who love pups, need a new decoration for their desk, or just really appreciate a nice ballpoint pen!
on vinyl for your friend who just won't stop talking about this movie. A Star Is Born soundtrack
It's no secret that
A Star Is Born was a huge success. This gift will for sure make anyone who enjoys both 1) the movie and 2) records on vinyl very happy this holiday season.
Price: $35.99 (available on CD for $12.99).
Nook GlowLight 3, which will have your bookworm buddy jumping up and down with excitement.
The Nook allows you to read comfortably at any time of the day thanks to its Night Mode abilities. It also has a soft-touch finish for easy gripping, and page-turning buttons for a seamless reading experience. While I'm a hardcover kinda girl, I have friends who swear by their Nook — and I may just be able to be convinced to pick this up for myself!
Promising review: "The feel in the hand is fantastic, but my favorite feature has to be the new auto-adjusting glowlight. It seamlessly changes between cool blue in the day to warm sepia in the evening. It may be all in my head, but this makes a huge difference reading at night — much more comfortable. The software remains easy to use and minimal in a good way. I tested the device with library downloads, and had no problem loading EPUB books onto the device. This is much improved from the previous model. Overall, very highly recommended!" — Chodrak
Price: $119.99 (available refurbished for $89.99).
soothing mini candle from Magnolia Home to add a dose of calmness to anyone's home.
doesn't love receiving a candle, and that's a fact. I personally have an entire drawer filled with them...and still wouldn't mind being gifted another. This 3 oz. candle burns for 20 hours and has a charming scent inspired by red berries, warm vanilla, and honeyed amber. Highly recommended for the person on your list who continues to stump you each year.
for the music lover in your life who wants to learn more about the evolution of this genre. The History of Gangster Rap
Do you have a BFF who's always going to concerts and discovering new music? Play up their favorite hobby by gifting them this awesome book. Written by Soren Baker, the tome includes a foreword from Xzibit, 16 informative chapters, and a whole lot of interesting facts about the rise of rap.
Price: $22.49 (originally $24.99)
Harry Potter Funko Pop! set that is likely missing from your bestie's ever-growing collection.
Exclusive to Barnes and Noble, this tribute to the memorable time where Harry, Ron, and Hermione learned how to care for mandrake plants is freaking adorable. This set will surely please any Funko Pop! collectors this holiday season.
cookbook for the person in your life who wishes they were part of the Teigen + Legend clan. Cravings: Hungry for More
OK maybe that person is also me. And maybe I already own this book... and the first edition of
as well. I love Chrissy... SUE ME! But not only is this item fun if you're a fan, it's actually filled with amazing recipes everyone can pull off. The second installment of Cravings Cravings features instructions that are easier for someone on-the-go, making it easier than ever to actually make one of these meals!
Price: $18.49 (originally $29.99)
pair of cozy socks, because the gift of comfort simply can't be matched.
I'm not lying when I say, without fail, I receive a new pair of comfy socks every holiday season. And I'm never disappointed about it! How nice would it be to get a gift basket filled with soft socks, hot cocoa, and a good book? This set features a faux fur lining that will keep your lucky family member or friend snug like a bug.
that made a grandma go viral and will have everyone in your life LOLing. The Wonkey Donkey picture book
Despite being published in 2010, this picture book starring a silly donkey has become a recent best-seller. It's a perfect story for reading aloud to little ones, making it a great present for kids and adults alike. The purchase also comes with a free downloadable song. Hee-haw!
Promising review: "I laughed all the way through this book. I am giving both of my granddaughters it to add to their library. I liked that it showed a not-so-perfect donkey so that I can explain that everyone and everything is their own unique person, or in this case, animal." — Luvs2Read
Totoro calendar, which will never go out of style on a home or office desk.
Don't tell my husband, but I've seen him eyeing this exact calendar every time we've perused Barnes and Noble. And I can't blame him — it's adorable! Totoro is one of my favorite Studio Ghibili characters and chances are he is one of your friend's faves, too. This fun calendar will fit perfectly the desk or in the kitchen window of your
My Neighbor Totoro-loving buddy.
Tamagotchi that will happily transport the gift recipient right back into the '90s.
Can you believe it's been TWENTY years since the debut of the Tamagotchi? I can remember when I got my first one and how much fun it was taking care of it. The revival of this classic toy now gives you the chance to share your childhood memories with someone else. It lets you feed, play, and take care of a little virtual pet — who wouldn't want that?
tribute to Mister Rogers in case you're hoping to make a parent cry this holiday.
Happy tears, of course! If you can remember watching
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood with your parents, you can be sure they remember watching with you too. They'll love reliving those memories while learning about an American icon through The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers. Promising review: "I learned so much about the man behind the cardigan. I really enjoyed learning what made him tick. I had no idea how complex of a man he was. I never realized what a pioneer he was in television, public television, and in children’s programming. The book is thorough and well-thought-out. It is slow- paced and unassuming, like the man himself. There are no false dramatics to make it more exciting. But it didn’t bother me. I rather enjoyed it. It takes you way back and made me long to hear him sing 'Won’t You Be My Neighbor' one more time." — PattySmith87
Price: $24 (originally $30).
Can we talk about the fact this lil' robot is shaped like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? His name is Sammy (aw!) and he teaches children about basic coding principles with the help of code cards. The kit also comes with 30 additional lessons in computer science, perfect for kids ages 4 and up.
1,000-piece that any homebody will love using as an excuse not to go out. Bambi puzzle
There are few things as soothing as hunkering down on a rainy or snowy night to work on a massive puzzle like this one. Featuring characters from the classic Disney movie
Bambi, the end result of this project is truly stunning. Honestly this gift is ideal for anyone who loves both the magic of Disney and the comfort of hanging out at home.
motivational tumbler that will remind your friend how special they are each time they take a sip.
Do you have a friend who's constantly vowing to drink more water? Help them out this holiday season by gifting them this chic, motivational tumbler! It holds 20 oz of water, is made of acrylic, and comes with a silicone straw. Overall, it's super cute and I want one for myself!
latest love story for the hopeless romantic in your life.
I have read SO many Nicholas Sparks novels in my day and I know most of my friends (and our moms) have as well. Any devoted Sparks fan would be lying if they didn't say they're just waiting to get their hands on his latest book,
Every Breath. This story was inspired by an actual mailbox on a beach in North Carolina, so after gifting this book maybe y'all can go on a road trip! Promising review: "Loved this book!! Could not put it down!! Highly recommend!! I am so anxious to visit Kindred Spirit, this book was so well-written and broke my heart. Can't wait for more beautiful stories from this very talented author. Nicholas Sparks, you rock!!!" — Anonymous
Price: $16.80 (originally $28).
trendy lunch bag to accompany your BFF to work or school each day.
Brown-bagging it has never looked so cute! I can't help but think of "Strawberry Fields Forever" when I glance at this fruity lunch tote. Featuring pretty, gold bow zippers and a practical handle, this Kate Spade tote will be much appreciated by your commuter friends.
debut book from Justin Timberlake that will have any old-school NSYNC fans internally (or externally) screaming.
Honestly, the dazzling photo of JT on the cover would be enough to sell me. This book dives deep into Justin's observations and reflections on his own life and includes a bunch of personal photos. This is easily a go-to gift for anyone in your life who can't get enough of Justin Timberlake.
Price: $23.99 (originally $40).
sticky note set for your work wife who actually is always "very busy."
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What could be better than a set of sticky notes in different sizes and designs?! Your closest work companion (or family member who is a workaholic) will love receiving this cute-but-actually-practical gift.
tote that will prevent your book-obsessed friend from breaking their back carrying their latest read around town.
I once had to pause reading a biography about Queen Elizabeth II because it was too damn heavy to bring around with me each day. That unfortunate event probably could have been avoided if I had been gifted this tote! Not only is it perfect for lugging around novels, but it features a motivational quote that makes me just want to keep on reading. The bookworm in your life will certainly agree.
young adult novel to make a person in your life who's dealing with anxiety feel less alone.
I cannot say enough about John Green's latest novel,
Turtles All the Way Down. You may know him for other tearjerkers like or The Fault in Our Stars — and if you do, you're aware of how powerful his writing is. The characters in this story are enticing, relatable, and perfect for teaching someone in your life about mental illness in a way that doesn't feel Paper Towns too difficult to understand. This is a book that any reader would be happy to receive, I promise! Promising review: "From the plot to the depiction of anxiety and cast of brilliant kids, I fell in love from beginning to end. The last half I couldn't stop crying...just too relatable, and like I said, how Green writes about Aza's anxiety is so true and painted so vividly, it truly hits close to home." — Anonymous
Price: $15.29 (originally $19.99)
special version of Monopoly that is straight out of a galaxy far, far away.
The force is strong with this board game! This version of the classic Monopoly game celebrates the 40th anniversary of
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (the very first of the epic films). Can you imagine how excited the young jedi in your life would be to open this on Christmas morning?!
by Joanna Gaines, to inspire your sister who is obsessed with Homebody Fixer Upper to do something with her own damn house!
...and to stop suggesting things I should do to mine. In
Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks us through how to decorate our homes so that it reflects our personalities. I don't know about you, but I could use the help — and your friend or family member probably could, too! Promising review: "Very, very helpful if you are looking for ideas for a remodel. Joanna is so talented and an inspiration to me. I love her style of decorating and I really like the book. It has a spot in the back for you to create your own floor plans which I think is super creative and different. The quality of the images and the publishing is also very good." — Anonymous
Price: $23.99 (originally $40).
So there you have it! Barnes & Noble is about to be your one-stop shop this holiday season!
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