2018 Gift Recommendations


Wondering what to get for someone on your list? Be it birthday, anniversary, holiday, or Wednesday, a book is pretty much always a great idea. Think about it. There's a book on everything. See how creative you can be with a great gift.

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761169086
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 20th, 2016

I love opening this book at random and finding out something amazing in the world. A book that will actually be opened on your coffee table. Give it to someone who shares your love of trivia- or travel and plan a trip!

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid Cover Image
By Dylan Thuras, Rosemary Mosco, Joy Ang (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781523503544
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 18th, 2018

The children's version of the original book. Kids love bits of information. This is a wonderful book. And you may not get tired of the "hey mom! did you know..." with this book.

The Three-Martini Playdate: A Practical Guide to Happy Parenting Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811840545
Availability: Backordered
Published: Chronicle Books - March 1st, 2004

This is my go-to book for a family expecting a first baby. Of course they have to have a sense of humor. It's as if the Thin Man wrote a parenting guide, but with really great, real-world information about how you can still be a grown up with a life even with a baby in the house.

Atlas of the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780190913038
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 14th, 2018

Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Graduation. Family holiday gift. An atlas is a great gift no matter the reason. This is the new edition, and there are less pricey ones. Put World Atlas in the search bar and away you go.

Origins of a Song: 202 true inspirations behind the world's greatest lyrics Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604337754
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Published: Cider Mill Press - May 1st, 2018

You know you have a music lover, or perhaps a music geek in your life. This is a great little gift to keep them occupied.

You and I Eat the Same: On the Countless Ways Food and Cooking Connect Us to One Another (MAD Dispatches, Volume 1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781579658403
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Published: Artisan - October 2nd, 2018

Okay, you know I love to read cookbooks. And it's because of the cultural knowledge I gain. Here's a fabulous little book for those who want a global look at food. No really, it's pretty amazing.