Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Charlotte's Holiday Gift Guide

Well that time is upon us. Everyone is making their list and checking it twice. Believe it or not, even as a Retail Manager, the Holiday's are my favorite time of the year. I love Christmas music, LOVE it! I love the ABC Family channel & their 25 days of Christmas (but in my opinion Harry Potter is NOT a Christmas movie *grump*) I am one of those obnoxious people that will wear my Santa hat for the entirety of my eight hour shift. I love the holiday season that much! I love the sound of carolers in the entryway at work. I love helping customers find the perfect gift. Just LOVE it!

This year is bittersweet, I must say. This is my last holiday season at the bookstore, as I am getting married on New Years Eve and moving to the land of No Barnes & Noble. December is going to be a crazy, hectic month for me, like always. But I wouldn't change it for the world.

My job at the bookstore gives me the opportunity to really lay my eyes on gifts galore. There are so many great gift ideas that I thought I would take this time to share some of them with you.

Unless you have head buried in a book for the last six weeks or so, you have probably heard about nook. I have yet to lay my eyes on one, but I know it is going to be pretty freaking awesome. It will be early next year before I get one. In fact if you haven't already ordered yours, it will be next year before you get it, too. If you have someone in your life that would love a nook, don't despair. You can still give it as a Christmas gift & just be creative in your delivery. You could purchase a cover & give that as the "teaser". You can also opt to have a holiday "certificate" sent to your recipient, stating that a nook has been purchased for them & it IS on the way.

For the gamer in your life, may I suggest the Halo Encyclopedia? It hasn't been out very long, but it has been one of the more popular books off of that display table.

For the History buffs in your family, may I suggest two new books by two of the more popular History writers of our time. Timothy Egan wrote The Worst Hard Time which has become a teacher favorite for required reading. James Bradley, the author of Flyboys also has a new one. Both of the new books are about Roosevelt Presidents, one about Teddy & one about FDR. Both books have gotten fabulous reviews and are sure to become steady sellers.

For the chefs in your life? May I introduce you to the Pioneer Woman? I don't pretend to be a cook. Hell, just today, I figured out how to make quesedillas. So when I heard about the Pioneer Woman blog, that it would not be anything that I would be interested in. Like millions of other women have discovered, there is so much more on The Pioneer Woman blog than just recipes.

The sports fan in your life might enjoy The Official Treasure of the NFL.

The classic movie fan in your life might enjoy the 70th Anniversary edition of Gone With The Wind

And for the music lovers in your life.
The Beatles Stereo Box Set

A little bit of something for everyone. Stay tuned tomorrow for a gift idea for the little ones in your life!

Happy Shopping!!


Wingnut said...

Leaving B&N? Wow! that is quite the change for you! Will you continue with the blog? or will the blog's focus change? I'm thrilled for you though!

Charlotte's Web of Books said...

Thank you! I will most certainly continue the blog, and the focus won't change, it will still be primarily reading/books related.

In fact, I am hoping that I will be able to focus on the blog more than I am now.

Jen said...

My nook is ordered! :)

Charlotte, you have to find a book store to work at in The Middle of Nowhere.

Charlotte's Web of Books said...

Jen, color me jealous!! It will be after the wedding before I can get a nook.

There is a Waldenbooks in "The Middle of Nowhere" I have already done some "networking" there, so we will see what happens.

Lisa Mandina said...

I do want that Gone with the wind DVD set, but forgot to ask anyone in my family for it this year. Oh well.

Lisa Mandina said...

Wow, Waldenbooks, Charlotte? The enemy? LOL!!

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