Category Archives: Gift Guide

Let’s Get Crafty!

by Liz  Break out the glue gun and sequins, it is time to get crafty! I am not sure what exactly triggers it (the plethora of indoor time, the fantasy of someday presenting only homemade holiday gifts to my family, the need to brighten the dark days with glitter and twinkle lights), but something about this time […]

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Gift Books for Ruth’s Dad

My Dad lives out in Kitsap county and loves to restore old classic cars, takes pride in the size of his stack of firewood (which is kind of funny, since his last name is “Woodman”), is conservative in his outlook, and now that he’s in his 80s, is slowing down and finding he has more […]

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Gift Books for Ruth’s Mom

Both my parents are in their 80s and have always loved to read, so this year Mom & Dad are each getting a big stack of books to get them through the winter.  I can just imagine Dad stoking the fire in the woodstove, then settling down in his recliner with a book, while Mom […]

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It’s a Dog-gone Gift Guide

by Marina I’m part of a dog agility club and every year we have a Christmas party where we play the Yankee Swap present game. Most people have toys, treats, blankets or beds in the wrapped gifts but sometimes it’s nice to shake it up a bit and find a fun or interesting book that […]

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Dawn’s Gift Book Suggestions

by Dawn I’m not saying I’m some sort of Grinch, but man do I hate shopping for the holidays. Crowded malls, constant carols, and all that pressure to find just the right present…not my happy place. But there is something wonderful about finding just the right thing for that someone special. Over the next few […]

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Gifts from the Heart: Do-It Yourself

by Dawn Every year my family does a Pollyanna gift exchange (otherwise know as a Secret Santa), where we each get assigned one person in the extended clan. Lately it has sadly disintegrated into mostly gift cards, which seems a little pointless to me, but every now and then something wonderful comes from it. Undoubtedly the best […]

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Gifts Made by Hand

   If you want to avoid the crowds, consider giving homemade presents. Some homemade gifts can be made in less time than it takes to get to the mall and find a parking space. Gifts made by hand are cheaper, greener and more fun than store-bought gifts Enjoy this list of books for gift giving […]

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Great Books for Gifting: Nonfiction

   Nonfiction is like a candy shop – there is a perfect flavor for every reader, and so many possibilities to choose from!  Ask your librarian for suggestions to please each of the people on your gift list.  Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:

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Great Books For Gifting: Adult Fiction

Books are the perfect gift.  There are such a variety to choose from.  For friends and family who prefer to read fiction, here is an eclectic mix with something for everyone on your list… And for your own reading pleasure, as well!   

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Great Books for Gifting to Young Children

It is the time of year when people are searching for the perfect gift.  Why not give the gift of reading – a gift that keeps on giving.  Here are a few selections to help you ignite a lifelong love of reading, learning and imagination for the youngest members on your list:  

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