Top Picks for Gifting (and Getting) Christmas 2019

What starts the holiday season for you? Detangling those twinkly lights once again? Christmas drinks in that coffee place you love? Here at Affordable Books, it’s deciding what to curl up with, share and to delight that someone who’s a little tough to buy for. Here’s five staff picks for almost any gift giver and recipient this year:

For the Foodie:

Simply Real Eating

Delicious eats for the holidays and beyond, Simply Real Eating by Sarah Adler ($27.95) features Instagrammable, drool-worthy ideas for your table and that of the gourmet in your life.

For the Film Buff:

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews, ($27.99). Essential reading for any film fan, Julie Andrews’ memoirs relate a remarkable life, with Andrews’ customary warmth.

For the Amateur Historian:

Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life

From Royal Curator Lucy Worsely, an intimate history of the young Queen Victoria. In Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life ($27.99), Worsely brings her gift for enlivening human stories behind the crown.

For the Girl Who Can:

Women Who Dared: 52 Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers and Rebels

Women Who Dared: 52 Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers and Rebels by Linda Skeers, ($12.99). A charming, aspirational read for little (and big) girls, with quirky artwork by Livi Gosling.

For the Crafter:

1,2,3 Sew: Build Your Skills With 33 Simple Sewing Projects

A calming antidote to the frantic consumption of the season, 1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills With 33 Simple Sewing Projects by Ellen Lucket Baker ($20.25), contains enough beautiful, easy-to-follow projects to occupy novices and experienced crafters.



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