Books I’m Gifting This Season

Several people I know have been looking for book suggestions for Christmas. I love gifting good books. And if they are pretty to look at, even better. Here’s a few of my favorites this season for gifting:

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Little People Big Dreams series

There are several of these books about different powerful women- from Amelia Earhart to Maya Angelou to Frida Kahlo to Rosa Parks and more. These books are BEAUTIFULLY made and the perfect bedtime story for preschoolers. Frannie is getting a couple of these for Christmas and I can’t wait to read them.

If I had a Little Dream

This is one of Joanna Gaines’ favorite children books and it’s no wonder- it’s got a beautiful, empowering message and again- it’s GORGEOUS. Gifting this to a sweet little three year old in our life this Christmas.

Uni the Unicorn

You really can’t go wrong with any of Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s children’s books and this one is our newest favorite. Rosenthal passed away this past spring and all of her books are now a beloved treasure to me. Her stories are creative and fun and kids and adults both love them.

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

This one is a little spendy buuuut I think worth it. Each page is devoted a story and picture of an extraordinary woman. Evie’s getting this one for Christmas.

 Q&A a day for Kids

Evie has been asking for this book for months. If you’ve got a little journaler in your family, you want this book. Each page has space for three years of answering the same question. So fun to look back and see how answers change and some stay the same. They also have an adults version of this book.

365 Days of Wonder

Wonder was one of my favorite books of 2017 and I’m so glad to see that momentum continuing with this book of Mr. Browne’s precepts- a quote for every day of the year about courage, friendship, love and kindness.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 

I do NOT understand the allure of the Wimpy Kid books but alas both Henry and Evie love them. Henry devoured the newest book in the series, The Getaway, within a couple hours last week and Evie just finished it up too. Any of the Wimpy Kid books are sure to be a hit for those late elementary schoolers.

The Lego Ideas Book

We gifted this book to Henry years ago and it still sits upon our shelf. Even though kids are so creative at coming up with their own buildings and creations, it’s fun to have an ideas book too. This is perfect for any lego-lover in your life.
The Dangerous Book for Boys

This isn’t necessarily a new one but it’s a new one to me. This book is for boys of all ages and has all sorts of neat info- from how to make a slip knot, learning how to really fish, discovering magnetism, exploring the various wars and more. Lots of opportunities for dads and boys to create projects together. This one’s already under the tree for Henry this year.

Tell Me More

This is out for pre-order right now but I already love it. [Also, local friends, she’s coming to MN in January!] I’ve loved every Kelly Corrigan book I’ve ever read and any of her books would make a great gift.


This is my required day before the first day of school reading every. single. year. This book is perfect for a mom in your life as she becomes a mom, sends one off to preschool or kindergarten or even college.

Daily Acts of Kindness Devotional

A sweet new friend of mine co-wrote this book and I bought it right when it came out. A simple page a day and chalk full of so much wisdom on living a kind life. It’s the PERFECT gift for a sweet friend in your life.

Of Mess and Moxie

The best Jen Hatmaker book ever. This book is perfect for a friend with moxie. This book is guaranteed to make her laugh and laugh some more.

Bread and Wine

I’m a big huge fan of Shauna Niequist and this is the perfect book for someone in your live who loves entertaining and gathering. Full of recipes [some of our family favorites have come from this book.] and full of life giving truth.

Present over Perfect

Maybe a gift for you. If you’re ending the year feeling tired of running and doing and over scheduling, this might be the perfect read to catch your breath and remember the importance of being present versus being perfect.

Extra Good News Amazon is currently having a book sale- use BOOKGIFT17 for $5 off a book purchase of $15 or more!

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Related link: My Best Reads of 2017