Last Minute Literary Gifts

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Last Minute Literary Gifts

Being a librarian – I am of course super organised in all areas of my life. My Christmas shopping is done and all gifts are beautifully wrapped with contrasting washi tape and fabulous ribbon. Oh how I wish this were TRUE! I’m actually a very haphazard Christmas shopper!

If, like me, you are still scrambling for a few gifts…here are my top tips!

Gift Certificate from Booktopia

It’s super hard choosing the right book for some people – so a voucher is perfect AND there is 10% off ALL gift certificates with Booktopia at the moment. Just click here to purchase. A Booktopia Gift Certificate can be ordered online and downloaded in seconds ready for forwarding to your family or friends.  Gift Certificates are available in $20, $30, $50, $75, $100 and $200 amounts. Order as many as you like and still save 10% on all of them!  Simply add the Gift Certificate to your cart, and the discount will be applied automatically

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For the Adults…

Click on images to purchase. If you are in Brisbane you can order online and then pick up instore. If you are from elsewhere – just double check – but they are super fast!

I love and adore my glass Keep Cup – no spills while I am reading in bed and I take it with me to Fundies for my coffee each day at work. If I’d not already got these for everyone I know – they would be my stocking fillers. Purchase them from Biome here (lots to choose from!).

keepcup-brew-glass-coffee-cup-8oz-227ml-silverMy full review of this gorgeous quote book is here...and Biome still has some left in stock for Christmas gifts with meaning.

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For the Kids and Teens…

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I am lusting after this mushroom book holder from Biome here…cause you know…I’m a librarian…and I love fairy mushroom things.

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Warped sense of humour I may indeed have…but oh glory how I love these bags with their clever words! Click on images to purchase.

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Perfect for adults or teens…this ‘Decomposition Book’ covered in skulls is perfect! There are LOTS of covers to choose from in this range. I LOVE the play on words  – composition book/decomposition book.decomposition-lined-journal-sugar-skullsAlphabet stamps which click together! These rubber stamps are perfect for journalling, card making, invitations, craft projects and more.  They have a plastic body with a rubber base.

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Manifest Diary for 2015 – Beautifully designed with a week to a double page spread, inspirational quotes to kick off the start of each month and room throughout the diary to write reminders and keep track of your goals.

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Magazine Subscriptions

Jeepers how I LOVE a good magazine subscription! Some sugguestions are below, but you can see lots more on Booktopia here…there are HUNDREDS of choices.

DONNA HAY – 12 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION The ultimate fast, fresh and simple approach to seasonal recipes and inspired lifestyle ideas. Beautiful images and easy-to-follow recipes mean that donna hay magazine, have a special place in the kitchens of every cook, entertainer and food lover. Subscribe today and get every issue conveniently delivered free to your door. Donna Hay magazine is a bi-monthly publication, please allow up to six to eight weeks for your first delivery.

 

MEN’S HEALTH – 12 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION Men’s Health is a magazine for men, real men. The type of man you shared a flat with. The blokes you play golf with. The type of guy you share your deepest secret with over a beer. It’s a magazine about real blokes and the things that occupy a real guy’s mind, groin, heart, body and soul.It dispenses useful information about fitness, health and nutrition with humour, a wink and, occasionally, a kick in butt. You see, blokes need something they can look at, point at, something that says this is what it’s like to be a man. You know, like instructions, maybe. Something a guy can pick up and look at, learn from, live by.

 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – 12 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION Explore the world’s wonders in National Geographic… known around the globe for its compelling articles, and dramatic photography that portray the beauty, mystery and harsh realities of life on earth.With membership, you will enjoy an issue every month, including beautifully detailed wall maps of biodiversity, human cultures, the universe and more.

 

BEANSCENE – 12 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION BeanScene is Australia’s most-read coffee magazine. It is the perfect read for the coffee-lover and those in the coffee industry, with articles and content from plantation to cup. Each issue is packed with inspiring feature articles from Australia and around the world, fascinating barista profiles, tantalising coffee reviews, industry insights, news from the cafe scene, tutorials with Australian Latte Art Champion Kirby Berlin, and all the latest coffee news and gossip.

 

ABC GARDENING AUSTRALIA – 12 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION Whether you’re a novice or an experienced gardener, ABC Gardening Australia magazine is packed with expert step-by-step advice and stunning design ideas for every gardener across the country.Subscribe today and get every issue conveniently delivered free to your door!

 

GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA – 12 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION If you’re interested in renovating, building and decorating and want information from a team of industry experts in lighting, heating, flooring, interiors, colour, sustainable design and so much more, you must subscribe to Grand Designs Australiamagazine.Grand Designs Australia magazine is an exciting new venture into the home design and renovation market. Each issue will feature houses comprised of a diversity of styles and budgets; some will be new builds, others conversions or renovations. Each will showcase the project from concept to completion and will demonstrate how the architect or designer, builder and homeowner worked together. A magazine subscription to Grand Designs Australia also makes a great gift.

 

JAMIE MAGAZINE – 12 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION Jamie Magazine is the award-winning food, travel & lifestyle magazine from Jamie Oliver. Inside each issue, you’ll find new and exclusive recipes from Jamie, as well as from the world’s best chefs, home cooks and food writers. From quick and simple midweek pastas to blow-out weekend roasts and all points in between, if you love cooking and eating good, simple food, you’ll find something to tempt you within its 100+ pages. But it’s more than just recipes. There are profiles of innovative food producers, focuses on street food traders, stories on restaurateurs, chefs and winemakers, updates on Jamie’s campaigns and insights into his family life, and insider’s guides to the latest must-visit foodie travel destinations. Add to this a super-practical 25-page Guide Section, packed with tricks, cheats, tips and techniques.

 

The titles of each book takes you to the Australian based online bookstore Booktopia. You can also compare prices on Fishpond and Bookworld for Australian purchases.If you live in the US or would prefer to use Amazon click here. If you live in the UK or would prefer to use Book Depository click here. Purchases clicked through from the Children’s Books Daily site result in a small commission. Commission is used in part to maintain Children’s Books Daily and to support community groups which connect children with books.

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