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Great Book Gift Ideas For The Entire Family

There is nothing like  a good book and during winter days when we spend more time indoors, books make great companions.  Book gifting is so thoughtful.  I wanted to share some unique, inspiring and creative books with you, that I think would make great holiday gifts for family and friends.

For The Kids

Frog’s Rainy-Day Story and Other Fables delivers a timely message for children, families, youth leaders and Christian educators..  Available on Amazon (affiliate link)

The stories cover in simple, evocative ways critical personal qualities like humility, integrity and honesty. Eight delightful tales for the whole family!  Written at approximately a second-grade reading level, it includes a glossary to help younger children learn more challenging words. And the book’s Web site ( offers aBurrowing Deeperstudy guide where readers of all ages can truly unpack the lessons of each fable.

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For Her

Explore the enchanting art of making candles!

Creative Candle Making Available on Amazon (affiliate link)12 Unique Projects to Make Candles for All Occasions
Includes Materials to Make 4 Candles
By Meredith Mennitt
US $21.99 / CAN $29.99
ISBN: 9780760366158

Creative Candle Making comes with instructions and materials to make all-natural candles at home. The beautiful book leads you through 12 candle projects as well as discussing the benefits of different waxes, wicks, molds, and the history of candle craft.  Learn to make a variety of candles from sweet floating candles to modern cement pillar candles.
The attached box contains:
  • Step-by-step project instructions
  • Soy wax chips
  • Beeswax sheet
  • Floating candle mold
  • Mounted wicks and loose cotton wicking
  • Osmanthus flower fragrance

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For Him

Celebrate the Holiday Season with COCKTAILS!! Why not get him a cocktail cookbook ?

 "Clean Cocktails, Righteous Recipes for the Modern Mixologist" available on Amazon (affiliate link)

In Clean Cocktails, holistic health coaches Beth Ritter Nydick and Tara Roscioli bring a clean-living mindset to craft mixology. Their recipes use nothing but naturally low-calorie spirits; fresh juices loaded with vitamins; gentle sweeteners like honey and maple syrup; and anti-inflammatory spices like cinnamon, cayenne, and turmeric―the perfect alternative to drinks that are typically loaded with refined sugars, artificial flavors, and dyes. Much more than a compendium of cocktails, this book provides recipes for "clean" syrups and bitters so readers can easily build their own delicious drinks. 

Nydick and Roscioli also highlight ingredients with health benefits, such as ginger (better digestion),cilantro (good for detox), and even vodka (metabolism booster,thanks very much). They have been featured by Oprah magazine, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Tori Burch and Wendy Williams. 

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  1. Makes me wish my daughter was about two again. I miss our story times.


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