This year I am breaking down my holiday shopping guide in to two parts. I discovered so many non fiction books that would make great gifts that I wanted them to have their own share of the spotlight. Non Fiction books make really great gifts. Even for your friends and family that may not be big readers. There is something that they are in to and there is definitely a book about it!
The Day the World Came to Town
This true story of the events in Gander, Newfoundland has inspired a new musical (Come From Away) Both the musical and the book chronicle how 38 planes were forced to land in the small island town of Gander on 9/11. The population of 10,300 rallied around the nearly 7000 visitors, most of whom were hungry, exhausted and scared. What follows is four days worth of heartwarming stories that will help you and whoever you gift this book to believe in humanity again. If you are lucky enough to be in NYC or one of the towns on the tour schedule, combining this book with tickets to the show would be a slam dunk present.
At Your Best
Do you know anyone who’s daily schedule may not accurately reflect their priorities? Do you know someone who would rather be productive than exhausted? I have this one in my cart already for several people. Carey Nieuwhof wrote this book after learning first hand how burnout can almost take you down. What better gift can you give someone than to encourage them through a book to take better care of themselves and learn to thrive.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks- Super Easy
Who doesn’t need fast and easy dinners during the week? This would be a great cookbook to pair with fun kitchen tools or serving dishes. If you know someone who needs more one-pot dinners or a collection of sheet pan suppers, this is the book for them.
Stand All the Way Up & Fearless Faith
I chose these two books as a group because they would be great for a mother/daughter combo. Stand All the Way Up from Sophie Hudson is full of light hearted essays for women in the middle of life to see things in a new way. Fearless Faith is a devotional book for girls by Melanie Shankle. Both will give the women and girls in your life quick fun ways to connect and live their best life.