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How to Bring the Right Thing for Every Occasion

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Raise your hand if, despite your intention to show up with just the right token of love or appreciation, these scenarios feel familiar:

  • Your mama taught you never to arrive at a social function empty-handed, but you usually run out of time to choose a host gift and end up grabbing a questionable bottle of wine from your fridge at the last minute.
  • You want to make a thoughtful gesture when a friend experiences a loss, but you don’t have a clue what to say.
  • You realized (too late) you gave your nephew the same birthday present three years in a row. Oops.

Ready for some fresh ideas? Hit the bookstore to find go-to gifts for life’s common occasions:
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The BIG 2017 Gift List! (Part I: For Grownups)

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If you want to feel some holiday spirit, pop into your nearest bookstore. It’s practically Santa’s workshop in here, as people browse the book tables with lists in hand, carefully choosing just the right book for each loved one. Among our favorite moments: Read the rest of this entry »

The Big List: Part One (Books for Adults)

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First, a disclaimer: If you’re a family member or close friend of one of our booksellers, you might want to glance away for a minute. Otherwise, you may find out what you’re getting for Christmas. Read the rest of this entry »