16 Sweet Holiday Book Gifts for All the Family

by The Elves at Texas Lifestyle Magazine on November 30, 2018 in Gift Guide, Lifestyle,

Shop here for great gifts for all the booklovers on your list. From kids to grandma and grandpa—you’ll find the perfect page-turners (and more) in this hand-picked gift guide. Sweet!

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This friendly guide will give you the tools and knowledge, and empower you to make wherever you live be it rented, owned, or shared a place where you will absolutely love coming home to. $22
“Stones in the River” by Jo King Jackson is a gorgeous, inspirational coffee table book that encourages the reader to look for – and then share – the story of God’s faithfulness in their own life. $39.99
“Weird Homes: The People and Places That Keep Austin Strangely Wonderful” features the one-of-a-kind Austin homes on the Weird Homes Tour and the unique people who live there, many of whom designed and built their awe-inspiring dwellings by hand. $16.68
Anyone interested in real estate, politics, higher education, or the personalities that helped Houston boom from a sleepy Southern town into an international city, with find “Always Welcome” a treasure trove of information–and a collection of great stories. $24.95
Workman Publishing has some great reads that they’ll love under the tree. With words of wisdom and photographs of cute-cuddly sloths, “Life in the Sloth Lane” is a reminder with each turn of the page to remain relaxed and refreshed. The “Atlas Obscura Page-A-Day Calendar” displays a years worth of jaw-dropping natural wonders and extraordinary attractions. $12.95/ $14.99
Get behind the scenes access to some of country music’s favorites with “Nashville Songwriter Volume II: The Inside Stories Behind Country Music’s Greatest Hits.” Read some of the best kept secrets about George Strait, Carrie Underwood, and a personal favorite, Merle Haggard, and so many more. A great gift for fans of music and its untold stories! $11.56
In Austinite’s Jack Woodville London’s “Children of a Good War,” a cache of faded wartime letters triggers a quest to uncover long-buried secrets of a prior generation – and the true identity of the heroine’s husband. It’s an anti-war war book. $18.95
An inspiring historical novel, “In The Company of Like-Minded Women” is set in a time when the Wild West was settling into civility, and celebrates the strength and courage of an earlier generation of women. $14.95
San Antonio-based Gary Sweeney’s book is based on his popular art installation, “A Manhattan Beach Memoir: 1945-2015” where he paid tribute to his family home that they owned for over 70 years. $35
Travel writer and award-winning author E.R. Bills was born and raised in Texas, so he shares his tips for must-do’s. Check out opportunities for fun-filled adventures and sights you must see in his latest book. From Marfa to Montgomery and everything in between! $18
“Moonshine” is about the rebellious reputation and origins of the beloved drink. If you know someone that would enjoy this, pair it with a bottle of moonshine to drink. It also includes some pretty neat recipes! $26
Barnes & Noble is the one-stop-shop for the ultimate book lover. From stories such as “Smile,” which sheds some light on what it means to be in middle school or B&N exclusive edition “Basketball (and Other Things)” where author Shea Serrano shares some of the greatest moments in basketball. Whoever you’re shopping for, Barnes & Noble has a diverse selection. “Smile” $11.99/ “Basketball (and Other Things)” $17.99
Parenting doesn’t come with a manual, but this book is pretty dang close. If you know an overwhelmed parent needing tips (who doesn’t?) for positive discipline and a peace of mind, be sure to put this under the tree for them. Or maybe even yourself! $12.75
From Dallas-based author Alex Temblador, “Secrets of the Casa Rosada” follows Martha as she is thrown into a family full of curanderas (Mexican folk healers), secrets and sassy women in Laredo, Texas. $9.84-$12.50
For that person that’s hard to buy for… does (s)he love to sit in bed and read, while sipping a beverage? HoldZie is the new bedside beverage holder, fits a glass of wine or a can of beer. Isn’t reading a great book in bed, cuddled up with a glass, a perfect night? $39.95-$49.95

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