*It's the most wonderful time of the yeaaaaar!*
It's that time of year where the halls are decked, the music is playing, and the eggnog flows freely. Where stockings are hung, candles are lit, and our hearts open a little wider for a bit of cheer. It is the HOLIDAY SEASON!
I know, I'm totally cheesy.
But this season is so cozy and festive and fun. And as much as I hate shopping, I kind of enjoying the search to find Perfect Gifts for my friends and family. There is something so special about watching someone open a gift that you picked out that completely takes them by surprise. I love that look of "Holy crap. Ho-lee craaaap! I can't believe she got me this. It's perfect!"
I pride myself on getting this reaction.
We're a family of readers, so one of our go-to spots to do a lot of holiday shopping is Barnes & Noble. Aside from the shelves upon shelves of traditional classic and contemporary reads, they have a big selection of games, music, educational toys, tech gadgets, and other unique gift options. I love that I can grab small stocking stuffers as well as Perfect Gifts all in one place.
This weekend, Barnes & Noble is kicking off the holiday with Discovery Weekend. Starting Friday, 11/21 through Sunday, 11/23, Barnes & Nobles around the country will be hosting family-friendly events, interactive activities, special story times and even author signings to showcase all of the best that Barnes & Noble has to offer for the holiday season.
For instance, Bill Nye is totes going to be at the B&N in Paramus, NJ!
Our local Barnes & Noble invited a few of us to get a sneak peek at their Discovery Weekend a few days early. And can I tell you it has me even MORE EXCITED about the holidays (if that's even possible). Some glimpses of our informative tour:
|My local Barnes & Noble in Exton, PA!|
|Some of the delish goodies found in the Starbucks Cafe in our B&N.|
It's a tough choice!
|Nook: the eReader AND tablet? Score!|
|Bargain Tables at Barnes & Noble are stocking stuffers waiting to happen.|
|And vinyl. Because, you know. Records.|
Here are just a few things I'll be adding to the Holiday Shopping List:
Amy Poehler's new book, Yes Please, is on my "to read" list.
And you know I can't resist anything Ina Garten, including her latest cookbook, Make It Ahead (perfect for any foodie).
I saw this book that I totally want to add to our holiday literature collection: Santa is Coming To Philadelphia. (Spoiler Alert: HE TOTALLY IS. And I'm 99% sure I'm on the good list this year. Maybe 93%).
Chica has become quite the LEGO Friends fan, so we are in luck that there is a LEGO-stocked Barnes & Noble literally down the street.
I've wanted to get my mom an e-reader for a while. And there several Nook's to choose from at B&N!
My sister-in-law has a hip taste in music, and she would totally dig the Crosby USB turntable.
Hubby and his dad enjoy brewing beer together, so I know they'll love these Craft Beer Kits.
To see if a Barnes & Noble near you is hosting a Discovery Weekend this weekend, find your closest store here.
For more gift ideas, check out these Barnes & Noble Holiday Gift Recommendations!
What items are on
YOUR Holiday Shopping List?
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Barnes & Noble through Global Influence.