16 Sweet Holiday Book Gifts for All the Family

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